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

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



The information in this blog post is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. You should not make a decision whether or not to contact an attorney based upon the information in this blog post. No attorney-client relationship is formed nor should any such relationship be implied. If you require legal advice, please consult with an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.

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