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FEDERAL PROCUREMENT AND CONTRACTING ISSUES

We represent public transit clients at every stage of the public procurement process. The firm’s attorneys have considerable experience developing procurement documents, such as instructions to bidders, requests for qualifications, requests for proposals, source selection plans, bid protest procedures, debarment procedures and general specifications, as well as providing counsel in the pre-award and change-order process.

Our representation includes developing and negotiating contracts for the operation and maintenance of transit services, as well as addressing changes, disputes and other issues that arise during contract implementation. Attorneys have worked on Brooks Act procurements, architectural and engineering contracts, facility construction, and construction contract administration and claims, including experience with standard form AIA contracts. This experience also includes contractual issues relating to liability, allocation of risk, indemnification, insurance, options, liquidated damages and incentives, performance and scope of work, capital equipment, workforce issues and compliance with applicable environmental statutes. Firm attorneys have significant experience working with the procurement guidelines for grantees issued by FTA, as well as other federal and state procurement requirements, including the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Our attorneys also represent clients in bid protests and litigation arising out of procurement disputes.

 

 
Partner
Washington, D.C.

Over the past 30 years, Tony has been a legal advisor to many of the nation's largest transit systems.

Over the past 30 years, Tony has been a legal advisor to many of the nation...

Tony Anderson
Partner
Washington, D.C.

Eileen is a successful negotiator and strategist who focuses on her clients' goals while keeping an eye on the big picture.

Eileen is a successful negotiator and strategist who focuses on her clients...

Eileen Brown
Partner
Washington, D.C.

Katie advises public transit agencies around the country on a variety of regulatory and compliance issues, including public sector procurement, project delivery, Buy Amer...

Katie advises public transit agencies around the country on a variety of re...

Katie Kraft
Counsel
Washington, D.C.

Jayna advises companies, transportation authorities, educational institutions, and other entities regarding their rights and obligations when doing business with (or rece...

Jayna advises companies, transportation authorities, educational institutio...

Jayna Marie Rust
Partner
Washington, D.C.

Jane serves as counsel to transit agencies across the country on a range of issues including funding, project development, and procurement.

Jane serves as counsel to transit agencies across the country on a range of...

Jane Sutter Starke
Partner
Chicago

Rhonda is a finance attorney who leads complex, large-scale projects for public- and private-sector clients across the country.

Rhonda is a finance attorney who leads complex, large-scale projects for pu...

Rhonda Thomas
Partner
Los Angeles

Barry serves as a corporate strategist and outside general counsel to small- to mid-sized companies, as well as their principals, in a variety of industries.

Barry serves as a corporate strategist and outside general counsel to small...

Barry Weisz
Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.

Kent practices in the surface transportation area, with emphasis on major public transit and highway projects, procurement, federal regulatory requirements, and transit l...

Kent practices in the surface transportation area, with emphasis on major p...

Kent Woodman