Government Contracts

Public contracting and procurement present a myriad of legal issues not found in a typical commercial setting. The Law Office of Robert S. Gardner provides legal counsel, representation to a clients doing business with federal, state, and local government agencies. Our clients include small and medium-sized business owners, small, disadvantaged businesses and SBA 8(a) businesses, including both prime contractors and subcontractors. Our services include assisting clients in negotiating, performing, interpreting, litigating, and terminating defense, construction, and procurement contracts as well as defending against debarment. Our firm has experience in traditional court hearings, trials, and appeals, as well as administrative proceedings and arbitration.

Our Experience Includes:

      • Bid protests before agencies, the GAO and Court of Federal Claims
      • Claims & Disputes in the Boards and Courts, ASBCA, CBCA, Court of Federal Claims
      • Small Business Programs including 8(a), Veteran-Owned, Women-Owned, Native American and ANC Small Businesses
      • Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)
      • Small Business Size Detainment and Protests
      • Ethics and Compliance Programs
      • Suspension & Debarment
      • Export Controls, EAR and ITAR
      • Teaming Agreements & Subcontracts, terms and negotiations
      • Intellectual Property, Data Rights, and Software
      • Change Order & Equitable Adjustments
      • Terminations for Convenience & Default Novations
      • Government Contracts Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Federal Grants and R&D Programs
      • Supply Schedule Procurements
      • DCAA Audits & Compliance, Cost Accounting Standards, and Allowability
      • Davis-Bacon and Service Contract Act, EEO and OFCCP Compliance Construction Contracts & Design-Build
      • FOIA and Reverse FOIA Proceedings
      • Security Clearance Issues

Representative Clients include prime and subcontractors in:

      • Security, logistics, and mission support
      • Information technology and systems engineering
      • Construction, including buildings, public works, housing, documentaries, telecommunications, healthcare, and training facilities
      • Professional and technical services
      • Environmental remediation and technical services
      • False Claims & White Collar Criminal Defense
        Internal Investigations and Audits
        Public-Private Partnerships