Saturday, September 19, 2020

Government / Regulatory

Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP represents and counsels companies and individuals selling products and services to federal, state, and local governments as prime contractors and subcontractors.

BCR advises companies at every stage of the procurement process, from the initial phases of proposal preparation through to post-completion claims litigation. Particular areas of expertise are [personal] services contracting, subcontracting, small business issues, international contracting, GSA schedule contracting, procurement fraud, debarment, and the Freedom of Information Act. Working in conjunction with the Export Controls and Sanctions practice group, BCR also has an active practice representing a number of government contractors with respect to exports, embargoes and sanctions.

In addition to a general government procurement practice, BCR assists entities and individuals with applying for and maintaining several minority, women-owned, veteran-owned, and serviced disabled veteran-owned small business certifications in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Within the field of embassy representation, the firm has assisted in bidding processes within the United States and procurement under mixed foreign and American rules.

Representative matters include:

  • Litigation of ADP bid protest before the General Services Board of Contract Appeals;
  • Litigation of contract claim before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals;
  • Federal litigation compelling U.S. Army to compete a contract which the Army had repeatedly awarded on a sole-source basis to a client's competitor, and associated defeat of a protest of the solicitation for said contract, all in connection with a $35 million procurement;
  • Successful defense, before the General Accounting Office, of the award of a $44 million FAA contract;
  • Prosecution and defense of multiple bid protests before the General Accounting Office and in federal district court;
  • Assistance with the preparation of cure notice responses and corrective action plans for defense contractors supporting troops in Afghanistan.
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