Contracting with the U.S. Government is a complex process with huge benefits for both the government contractor and the requiring activity. The process includes developing an agency requirement, market research, acquisition planning, requesting proposals, evaluating proposals, awarding the contract, administering the contract and then closing out the contract.
Each phase of the process has a myriad of potential legal issues that can be avoided or positioned for successful resolution. Understanding these issues can help eliminate disputes before they arise, resolve disputes as they appear, and, ultimately, help establish a strong relationship with the agency. That relationship is key to positive results, successful contract completion, and a positive past performance rating for winning more government contracts.
To that end, there are several “focus areas” that are worthy of highlighting and are significant practice areas for Ward & Berry: