Ober|Kaler has for many years represented clients, both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, across all industry segments in connection with contracts and grants/cooperative agreements with federal agencies. Our work has included representation of a wide array of nonprofit scientific and educational organizations including consortia of colleges and universities, military weapons and support contractors, communications vendors, computer equipment and software suppliers and designers, medical-supply and medical-service vendors, construction-industry contractors, and suppliers of commercial products.
Our lawyers provide transactional services in the contract formation stage, including analysis of solicitations for legal and/or anti-competitive deficiencies and opportunities; consultation with clients concerning the applicability and meaning of unique federal contract and cooperative agreement clauses; and assistance as requested with contract negotiation and evaluation.
We also maintain a large and active federal contracts claims/litigation practice, including:
- Protests of federal contract awards (and defense of such protests), both at the Federal Claims Court and at the Government Accountability Office.
- Monetary and other claims on behalf of our clients that arise during federal contract performance (and on post-contract audit), including appeals to the Claims Court, to the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and to the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.
- Assistance in negotiating prime-subcontractor agreements.
- Assistance to our nonprofit clients with disputes arising under applicable Office of Management & Budget Circulars (including Circulars A-110, A-122, and A-133), and/or arising out of post-performance audit issues or claims.
- Negotiations, disputes and litigation between federal prime contractors and their subcontractors.
- Disputes and litigation involving the threatened release of proposal and contract data under the Federal Freedom of Information Act.
- Special problems arising under the American Recovery and Reinvestment and Act of 2009.