Government Contracts are Plentiful but work with a lawyer that knows procurement law

Government Contracts

Whether it is the State of Illinois, a county, or a local government body, they all present terrific opportunities for businesses to secure meaningful government contracts.  While potentially lucrative, government contracts do present some challenges. An experienced attorney can help you navigate any hurdles and help ensure that the time and energy your business puts into securing government work is well worth the effort.

From the moment a procurement opportunity is conceived, issues such as whether it was drafted to favor one party or another will come into play.  Insurance, workers’ comp, subcontracting matters, background check requirements, and fixed fee work can present paperwork challenges for new government contractors. The potential issues continue until the contractor is paid. 

1818 has the legal and procurement experience to guide Illinois businesses that want to engage in public works. 

1818 can assist you with these services:

  • MBE (minority business enterprise) and WBE (women business enterprise) certification
  • Bid challenges
  • Contract negotiations
  • Subcontracting compliance review
  • Ethics compliance (campaign contributions and “revolving door” employment, for example)
  • Government investigations
  • Freedom of Information Act-related concerns (both protecting a contractor’s trade secrets and obtaining RFP responses of other contractors)
  • Workers’ compensation, surety bond, and insurance matters



Jordan Matyas

Jordan Matyas

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Jordan Matyas is a lawyer, lobbyist, and Founder of 1818 Legal, an Illinois professional licensing defense law firm he created in 2014. With more than 18 years of experience practicing law, he represents clients in a wide range of legal matters, including professional license defense, administrative law, land use and zoning, and state, local, and municipal law.

Jordan received his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois — Chicago School of Law and is a member of the Illinois Bar Association.