Contracts with local, State and Federal governments are a unique subset of contracts. At the Municipal and State levels, contractors are bound by the State’s bidding laws and the cases interpreting those laws. Many of the contracts at the State level are awarded to the lowest bidder who submits a proposal that substantially conforms with the specifications issued by the public entity. However, disputes can arise over whether a bid is responsive or contains a material defect subjecting it to disqualification.
At the Federal level, government contracting is guided by the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Disputes arising under these Federal government contracts require special expertise and may require resolution in special Courts designed to handle these claims. The attorneys at Byrnes, O’Hern & Heugle have litigated government contract claims at the Municipal, State and Federal levels. If you believe that a competing bidder has been wrongfully awarded a contract, or feel that your firm has been wrongfully denied a contract award, we would be happy to speak with you regarding your case.