Practice Areas

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Government Contracts & Bid Protests

Transacting business with Florida’s governmental entities is different. From procurement regulations to sovereign immunity and all things in between, companies need guidance to best position themselves to secure the government contract on the front end or prevail in a contract dispute on the back end. Our firm’s lawyers have decades of experience counseling companies across industries on a broad range of public contracting issues. We are routinely engaged before or immediately upon release of government solicitations to assist clients in reviewing and drafting solicitation responses, whether it be a request for proposal, an invitation to negotiate, or a request for qualifications.

Although no company wants to invest in a dispute over who should have won the government contract, it is, however, common in Florida. Our lawyers have represented winning and losing bidders in almost 100 bid protests at the state and local levels. Our experience is also driven from having had the privilege to represent state agencies themselves on some of Florida’s largest state procurements, including prior procurements for health insurance, PBM services, HR systems, and inventory/information tracking systems.

And on the rare occasion when a contractual dispute arises, we have been called upon to advocate for our clients against the government in court. Prior matters have involved disputes with the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Department of Management Services, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, and others. At the local level, we have represented clients against local and regional districts, counties, and municipalities across the state.

The firm’s procurement clients include corporations from a wide breadth of industries, including national health plans, international engineering firms, international IT and telecommunications companies, outsourcing entities, and international construction companies, to name a few.

Administrative Law & Regulatory Compliance