Practice Areas

Social and Economic Programs

Federal and state agencies generally do business with the lowest bidder, or the business that offers the "best value." However, government agencies are often also required to award contracts in a way designed to promote social and economic policies. Opportunities may exist under these programs for businesses owned by women, minorities, and veterans. In addition, there are a variety of opportunities for small businesses.

Qualifying under these programs requires thorough knowledge of how each category is defined. At Eckland & Blando LLP, our attorneys can advise you on size restrictions for various industries, as well as the necessary ownership requirements. We can assist small businesses, women-owned businesses and veteran-owned businesses in understanding the full range of opportunities available in the federal marketplace. We can also assist businesses of all sizes to understand and comply with the requirements of economic policies like the Buy America Act and the Berry Amendment.