In the current economy, private construction spending is steadily declining, while public contracting work has experienced consistent growth. In February 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, commonly referred to as the “Stimulus Package,” which provides a significant government investment in federal and public construction projects.
There isn’t a better time than now, therefore, for construction companies to claim its share of public contracting work.
However, public contracting – and especially federal contracting -requires careful planning and an understanding of the process.
Wolfe Law Group regularly counsels clients on:
Pre-Award Support and Contract Management
- Properly registering your company with the CCR Database, D&B, the IRS, and other agencies to best position your company for consideration of public work;
- Preparing your company for the shift from private works to prevailing wage jobs, to help avoid the risk of underbidding jobs.
- Bid preparations and evaluations: responsiveness and responsibility analysis
- Prevailing wage investigations and administration
- Develop and review RFPs, RFQs, ITBs and contracts
- Negotation of Contracts and Managing Bid Protests
- Contract Disputes
- Qualifying for Small Business, Minority Business or Disadvantaged Business Consideration
- Insurance and Bonding
Post-Award Support, Claims and Dispute Resolution:
- Davis-Bacon Issues
- Immigration Complaince
- Negotation of Change Orders
- Requests for equitable adjustment
- Miller Act Claims
- Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Surety/Bond Claims)
- Contract Close-out
- Design-Build Contracting, General Contractor / Construction Manager Arrangemnts
- Public Claims of “Lien”
- Public Contracting Articles on our Construction Law Monitor
- Mike Purdy’s Public Contracting Blog (Washington)
- Online References from Mike Purdy & Associates
- Washington Contractor Registration (Washington Dept of Labor & Industry)
- Washington L&I’s Prevailing Wage Page
- Louisiana Contractor Registration (Louisiana State Board of Contractors)
- Central Contractor Registration (CCR)
- Dun & Bradstreet – Get a DUNS No.