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Public Contracts

Public procurements and construction contracts often entail complex relationships between public agencies and contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects and so forth. Given this and that project’s scope may change throughout the process, we work hard to protect our public agency clients, including how to best address budget concerns and avoid contract disputes. Our services encompass everything from prequalification and bid specification review through to resolution of claims.

Meyers Nave’s highly-skilled team of attorneys understands the complexities of procurement and construction laws as well as their interplay with the numerous statutes and regulations governing such projects, including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the new “Green Building” and energy standards, and the Public Contracts Code.

On behalf of our clients, we draft and review contracts, bid documents, prequalification and debarment of contractors and professional services agreements to ensure that they can maximize resources and limit liability. Further, we work hard to help clients prepare and analyze surety bonds, review indemnity claims, and resolve work scope and design responsibility issues.