State and Local Procurement
Contractors selling goods and services to state and local governments face a variety of jurisdiction-specific procedural, legal and practical issues distinct from those found in the federal marketplace. The applicable rules can be difficult to find and, once found, are often vague, complex or both. However, most government procurement systems reflect the same underlying principles. Jackson Kelly attorneys leverage their keen understanding of these procurement fundamentals to understand and apply the specific procedures and rules of state and local jurisdictions around the country.
Jackson Kelly has represented clients in state and local procurement matters ranging from opportunity assessment and bid preparation to socioeconomic programs to contract negotiation, bid protests and claims. Experience includes handling procurement issues in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia. Jackson Kelly clients include contractors in the construction, engineering, healthcare, IT services, logistics and software industries.
Coordinated with company’s government affairs representatives on multi-faceted challenge to award of state-wide data warehouse/decision support contract based on government’s failure to comply with stated evaluation criteria.
Advised ERP contractor regarding state RFP procedures, proposal contents, Q&A and other communications, and preparing to file/defend against potential protest of award of state-wide contract.
Negotiated contracts with multiple local school districts on behalf of contractor selected for award through competitive process.
Handled successive rounds of contract negotiations for city-wide food distribution in major metropolitan area.
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