Adhering to proper procurement requirements and adopting a carefully tailored procurement strategy can make an enormous difference in the efficient delivery of an infrastructure project. Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell effectively counsels public- and private-sector clients on processes that apply to a range of airport, fixed-guideway system, highway and other public infrastructure projects.
The rules governing procurement of federally-funded projects are complex and require project sponsors to reconcile those mandates with other local government requirements. Clients look to us to guide them through the requirements that arise in procurement projects that rely federal funding, including:
- Compliance with competitive selection processes for engineering and architecture firms under the Brooks Act.
- Use of domestically manufactured products under federal “Buy America” and “Buy American” programs.
- Compliance with various federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) programs.
We advise clients on how to draft procurement documents and select consultants and contractors in conformance with these and other requirements. Our strong practice in public-private partnerships compliments our public procurement practice.