New Orleans Public and Federal Contracting

In the current economy, private construction spending has experienced uncertainty and fluctuation for years therefore it is important to understand construction law in New Orleans. On the other hand, public contracting work has experienced far more stability, and even growth. However, public contracting – and especially federal contracting – requires careful planning and an understanding of the process, which is why speaking with a New Orleans federal contracting attorney is essential.

Smiley Law Firm regularly counsels New Orleans’ clients on:

Pre-Award Support and Contract Management

  • Properly registering your company with the CCR Database, D&B, the IRS, and other agencies to best position your company for consideration of public work
  • Preparing your company for the shift from private works to prevailing wage jobs, to help avoid the risk of underbidding jobs
  • Bid preparations and evaluations: responsiveness and responsibility analysis
  • Prevailing wage investigations and administration
  • Develop and review RFPs, RFQs, ITBs and contracts
  • Negotation of Contracts and Managing Bid Protests
  • Contract Disputes
  • Qualifying for Small Business, Minority Business or Disadvantaged Business Consideration
  • Insurance and Bonding

Post-Award Support, Claims and Legal Dispute Resolution:

  • Construction disputes
  • Davis-Bacon Issues
  • Immigration Complaince
  • Negotiation of Change Orders
  • Requests for equitable adjustment
  • Miller Act Claims
  • Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Surety/Bond Claims)
  • Contract Close-out
  • Design-Build Contracting, General Contractor / Construction Manager Arrangemnts
  • Public “Lien” Claims

New Orleans References:

The lawyers at Smiley Law Firm are dedicated to cases involving public and federal contracting disputes and will defend your rights as a constructor. With our legal team on your side, fears about construction uncertainty and fluctuation will be diminished. Give us a call today at (504) 894-9653. 

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