Bradley’s Government Contracts Practice Group is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading government contracts practices. We represent contractors, both large and small, in all aspects of federal, state, and local contracting. Our high level of service focuses particularly on bid protests and claims matters.

In addition to representing more than 30 of the 200 largest government contractors in the U.S., we have obtained significant awards for contractors doing business with the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of State, and Department of Veterans Affairs, among others.

Our legal work extends to a wide variety of industries, including defense, aerospace, construction, engineering, information technology, consulting, energy, manufacturing, electronics, professional services, communications, and healthcare.

Bradley’s Government Contracts Practice Group, with offices that are strategically located in Washington, D.C., Huntsville, Alabama, and Tampa, Florida, is well-known and respected by judges and government contracts practitioners alike. Our Washington, D.C. office is in close proximity to the major government contracts tribunals, including the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.

Bradley attorneys handle a full range of government contracts legal matters, including:

  • Bid protests
  • Performance disputes and claims
  • Terminations for default and convenience
  • Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI)
  • Cost and pricing issues, including advising on Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), the Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA), and audit disallowances
  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) guidance and counseling
  • Small business/socio-economic/veteran-owned business/AbilityOne contracting
  • Government contracting ethics compliance and investigations
  • Government contracts cybersecurity
  • False Claims Act (FCA)
  • International government contracting
  • U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Building Operations (OBO)
  • State and local government contracts
  • General Services Administration (GSA) schedule contracting
  • Buy American Act and “Buy America”
  • Defense of contractors in suspension and debarment actions
  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), including export control issues and related regulations, licensing, and audits
  • Data rights
  • Federal timber contracting
  • Subcontracting
  • Service Contract Act
  • Davis-Bacon Act
  • Compliance with Executive Orders and other labor and employment standards and regulations
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Bid protests – we successfully represented:

  • Innovative Test Asset Solutions, LLC, in a 2015 GAO bid protest involving a $1.5 billion contract for test operation and sustainment services at an engineering development complex in Tennessee.
  • ServiceSource, Inc., in a 2014 U.S. Court of Federal Claims bid protest involving the award of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency West Base Operations Services contract, worth approximately $71 million.
  • Integrated Nuclear Production Solutions, LLC in a 2013 GAO bid protest involving the largest contract ever awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy – a $22.8 billion contract for the consolidation of management and operating activities at the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Y-12 National Security Complex, in Tennessee, and NNSA’s Pantex Plant in Texas.
  • Grunley Construction Company, Inc., in 2013 in a high-profile GAO bid protest involving a $50 million contract for renovation work on the West Wing of the White House in Washington, D.C.
  • Carothers Construction, Inc., in a 2012 GAO protest challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ issuance of a task order to another contractor for the design-build of an elementary school at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
  • Caddell Construction Company, Inc., in a 2009 GAO bid protest challenging the Agency’s determination that the awardee satisfied statutory qualification requirements under the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986.

Claims – we successfully represented:

  • Metcalf Construction Company, Inc., in a high-profile appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Among other things, the case is likely to set the standard for many years to come on the implied duty of good faith and fair dealing for federal government contracts.
  • Moreland Corp. in a 2007 action for wrongful default termination of a Department of Veterans Affairs lease of a medical clinic in Las Vegas, with an award of approximately $18 million.
  • We also successfully argued in 2006 that Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., whose cost-sharing research and development contract was terminated for convenience, was entitled to all of its reimbursable costs under the contract where the government argued that a cost-sharing provision applied.

False Claims Act:

  • In 2016, we successfully represented a national hospice provider in a landmark False Claims Act case.