our broad experience in the contracting process opens doors
Mr. Martin’s vast legal and operational work experience makes him uniquely qualified to advise small to medium sized government contracting companies on all aspects of public contracting, including contractor team formation, negotiation of teaming agreements and subcontracts, proposal writing and reviews, strategic use of protests, contract negotiation, cost and pricing data analysis, contract administration, data rights and intellectual property protection, federal contract compliance, compliance with federal contracting labor laws, commercial and federal contract litigation, construction contract administration and litigation, preparation and pursuit of Requests for Equitable Adjustment and submission and prosecution of certified contract claims. Mr. Martin has handled many claims before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and Boards of Contract Appeals, and he has successfully pursued dozens of protests before the General Accountability Office, the Court of Federal Claims, and federal procuring agencies.
Mr. Martin has knowledge and experience related to small business includes substantial experience with SBA regulations, size standards, compliance with affiliation rules, 8(a) company qualifications and set-asides, and size appeals. Mr. Martin helps his small and medium sized clients develop corporate and contracting goals, and to secure intelligent financing for their contracts. Because of his operational experience as a former Contracting Officer, and his vast experience gained over 27 years since starting his law practice, Mr. Martin is uniquely qualified to achieve the best results for his clients.
The Procurement Process is Critical
Unless you understand how federal regulations can impact your company both pre-award and post-award, you may be in for some expensive surprises. Every aspect of your business is impacted when you perform government contracts. Contractors must comply with applicable minimum wage regulations under the Service Contract Act, the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act, and the Davis-Bacon Act. Contractors must also comply with small business size regulations and affiliation rules. Compliance with cost accounting regulations and rules applicable to defective pricing are mandatory in many instances, and contractor integrity requirements necessitate on-going employee oversight and education. Contractor's need to take care to protect themselves and their intellectual property in the teaming arrangements and subcontracts they enter into. The road to successful government contracts are paved with failed companies who did not understand these rules and regulations, and the methods and means available to obtain equitable treatment and fairness.
We have more than 25 years of experience in helping contractors obtain and successfully perform their federal and state government contracts. We place a special emphasis on helping owners of small and medium-sized businesses. The Martin Law Firm handles every aspect of the government's contracting process from the government's first advertisement of an anticipated procurement through the source selection process and contract performance. The firm helps its clients establish successful teaming arrangements and effective subcontracts that are tailored to comply with all regulatory requirements, and structured to provide maximum protection. The firm handles bid protests, performance disputes, defective pricing allegations, government claims, request for equitable adjustment claims, and fraud allegations. Our firm possesses extensive knowledge of cost accounting issues, including accounting on allowable and unallowable costs, and general compliance with cost accounting requirements. We assist our clients through the audit process. We also handle allegations of employee misconduct and fraud, and we represent clients in suspension and debarment proceedings. Our firm's thorough understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), regulations applicable to small businesses and 8(a) companies, and other applicable procurement rules provides our clients with a competitive advantage in the government contracting arena.
Our firm handles the following government contracts issues and more:
- Contract and subcontract negotiation
- Bid protests
- Teaming agreements construction contracting
- Commercial contracting
- Export control and ITAR compliance
- Development of compliance programs to protect against violations of government contract laws
- Service contracts and compliance
- Resolution of conflict of interest issues
- Freedom of Information Act matters
- Alternative dispute resolution in government contracts
- Proposal Red teaming
- Whistleblower and qui tam litigation
- Defense of contract fraud charges, including false claims and false statements
- Cost accounting and allowable costs
- GSA schedule contracting
- Prime / subcontractor
- Litigation of commercial claims
- Termination of default convenience
- Small business and socioeconomic programs and participation
- Suspension and debarment