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Each year the Federal Government awards hundreds of billions of dollars in contracts, ranging from construction projects to the procurement of various types of products and services. Obtaining a government contract is very different from obtaining a regular contract as it requires specific knowledge regarding the unique federal rules and regulations which govern these specific types of contracts. Government contracts are heavily regulated in order to curb misappropriation of funds and are carefully drafted by experienced teams of government attorneys. Because of the nature of these contracts, and the special status they receive as government contracts, they follow a very different procedural path than those arising under private contracts. Navigating this process requires specific knowledge and experience. Steven A Berkowitz & Associates can help you navigate this complex process and build a successful business.

Federal agencies are required to establish contracting goals normally with at least 23% of all government spending reserved for small business contracting.

At Steven A. Berkowitz & Associates we experienced and knowledgeable in the areas of:

Advising clients on the rules and regulations governing competition for government contracts

Advising, assisting, and drafting proposals and bids in response to request for proposals (RFPs) and invitations for bids (IFBs)

Bid protests

  • Sole source contracts

  • Task orders and IDIQ contracts

  • Organizational conflicts of interest

  • Past performance evaluations

  • Best value determinations and cost-technical tradeoffs

Negotiating and documenting government contracts

Investigating and litigating contract dispute allegations, claims, and terminations

  • Prime subcontractor disputes

  • Terminations

  • Design and build construction litigation

Defending contract fraud allegations

Federal construction projects

  • Counseling

  • Claims

  • Litigation and Arbitration

  • Financing

  • Defective Design and Construction

  • Procurement Fraud

Contract compliance and procurement matters


Minimization of risks

Small business federal contracting requirements

Steven A. Berkowitz and Associates are prepared to advise clients on a range of issues that result from doing business with the government. Our knowledge, expertise and practical experience has many advantages to our clients as we can specifically tailor our advice to a client’s needs. We have handled, and are prepared to handle issues from traditional and established government contractors to companies in emerging industries who are confronted with new and unforeseen complications.

Many businesses do not seek out government contracts because of the complexity of the process, and therefore a lot of potential business goes unclaimed. Do not be intimidated by the complexity of the rules and regulations of government contracting.

Steven A. Berkowitz & Associates can support your businesses efforts to obtain Federal Contracts no matter what those needs are. We possess the experience to offer our clients a successful outcome in every aspect of this process.


The New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania Construction Attorneys at Steven A. Berkowitz & Associates, P.C. focus exclusively on meeting the legal needs of contractors, architects, engineers and owners in the construction industry. We help clients with the bidding process, claims, contract formation, construction litigation, and labor issues in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. To discuss your case, call (856) 350-6060 today or fill out our free case review form.

The client is the most important part of our business.
The client is not dependent on us; we are dependent on him.
The client is not an interruption in our work; he is the purpose of it.
The client is not an outsider to our business; he is a part of it.