The past 25 years have seen an exponential growth in contracting for services by the federal government. While such contracting shares many of the same ground rules applicable to the acquiring of manufactured goods and other products, service contracting also has its unique considerations and aspects. Jackson Kelly is familiar with these differences and the considerations applicable to service contracting, whether involving standard commercial services or unique non-commercial services.
Jackson Kelly attorneys have experience in advising service providers on the full range of issues they face every day, covering a wide range of services and virtually every federal government agency. Jackson Kelly service clients engage in providing administrative support personnel, base and facilities maintenance, construction and repairs, IT and telecommunications support, janitorial, residential facilities operations (including Job Corps centers and prisons), language translation, professional support (including accounting and legal), security guards, ship operations and transportation (all modes).
Jackson Kelly attorneys also regularly counsel and assist clients with compliance training and employment rules, including particularly interpretation and application of the Service Contract Act to service employees.
Provided wide range of services over a multi-year period to the large business operator of the Postal Service’s Express Mail overnight air transportation network (ANET), including preparing and negotiating service adjustments and add-on services; negotiating various service subcontracts for more than seven years; and litigating whether B-727 pilots are exempt professionals under the Service Contract Act before the Department of Labor (DOL) Wage & Hour Division and DOL’s Administrative Review Board.
Helped an 8(a) small business negotiate a sole source, multi-year 8(a) contract for operating of the parking concession at Dulles International Airport and counseled client on numerous issues, including setting up and implementing a subcontracting program responsible for acquiring a wide range of services, including parking lot facilities expansion construction; revenue collection and tracking equipment acquisition; security guard services; and grounds maintenance services.
Represented several Postal Service highway mail transportation services providers over a period of years on a wide range of issues, including service adjustment price negotiations, contract claims, USPS-provided fuel use adjustments, a wide range of employment-related issues, compliance training and implementation and Service Contract Act compliance.
Represented operator of detention facilities for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in negotiating resolution with the DOL of a claim for backpay arising out of retroactive application of the Service Contract Act to the subject contract for a multi-year period and prepared and negotiated a claim for reimbursement by ICE of the negotiated liability to DOL.
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