Practice Areas: Government Contracting


The HBS Government Contracting practice focuses on small and medium sized companies procuring goods and services from the federal government. The United States Congress uses government contracts not only to purchase services and goods, but also to accomplish social, economic, and public policy goals. In all cases, the government seeks the best value for the expenditure of federal funds. Because of the changing political and economic environment, the panoply of congressional enactments and regulatory framework are in a constant state of flux. Winning government contracts and maintaining rewarding relationships require understanding and compliance with the regulatory framework that surrounds the government procurement process. HBS is particularly suited in working with clients who provide goods and services to the Department of Defense (DOD), and advises clients on DOD acquisition and program initiatives. Planning, programming, budgeting and execution (PPBE) is the funding framework of the DOD and its service components. The national military strategy derived from the national security strategy is the cornerstone that drives the DOD budget. HBS attorneys bring the capacity and experience with working with classified contracts.

Further, HBS advises and represents clients on various aspects of government contracts in the following areas:

  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR)
  • Small Business Preferences
    • Subcontracting
    • SBA 8(a) Business Development Program
    • Hub Zones
  • Solicitation and Bid Process
  • Sole Source Negotiations
  • Buy American and Berry Amendment
  • Davis-Bacon Act
  • Walsh-Healy Act
  • Service Contract Act
  • Truth In Negotiations Act
    • Cost and Pricing Data
    • Commercial Items
  • Bid Protests
    • Agency Protests
    • General Accounting Office (GAO) Protests
    • Court of Federal Claims
    • Civil Claims Act (Qui Tam)
    • Inspector General Investigations
    • Contractor Compliance Program Requirements
    • Contract Suspension
    • Contractor Debarment
    • Contract Termination