Practice Areas & Industries



Resolving Contract Matters For Government And Public Agencies

For years, we have counseled clients in contract and procurement matters affecting public entities. We have been involved in the preparation, negotiation and review of contracts, leases, public bidding and purchasing documents for a diversity of relationships and transactions.

We advise both public sector and private clients on governmental purchasing policies, bid and proposal preparation, negotiation regarding procurements, sealed bids, requests for proposals, requests for qualifications, protests, administration of government contracts after award, adequacy of contract performance, the satisfaction of contract requirements and remedies for breach.

Lashly & Baer, P.C., has represented public sector and private clients in arbitration, mediation and litigation in state and federal courts among developers, owners, contractors, vendors, consultants, sub-contractors, sureties, architects, engineers, construction managers, funding agencies and public interest organizations.

We regularly handle the following legal issues for our clients:

  • Administration and adequacy of contracts after award and remedies for breach
  • Arbitration and litigation among public agencies and vendors, sureties and consultants
  • Bid protests and mistakes in bids
  • Bidder responsiveness and responsibility
  • Buy America and Buy Missouri
  • Compliance with bid specifications
  • Compliance with Disadvantaged Business Enterprises/Minority Business Enterprises/Women Business Enterprises programs
  • Compliance with procurement law
  • Conflicts between state and federal law
  • Contracts counseling
  • Defective specifications
  • Defenses to contract awards
  • “Design-build” and “Turnkey” projects
  • Disputes arising out of prime/subcontractor relationships
  • Dispute resolution
  • Emergency procurements
  • Enforcement of contract terms
  • Grant applications and contracts
  • Fraud claims
  • Negotiation and drafting of contracts, including government contracts and subcontracts
  • Open competitive bidding
  • Payment for changed conditions
  • Performance and payment bond requirements
  • Prevailing wage requirements
  • Privatization requirements
  • Prompt pay acts
  • Protection of technical data rights and intellectual property
  • Public bid and proposal preparation and amendment
  • Requests for proposal and requests for qualifications
  • Role of construction manager
  • Sales tax exemptions
  • Sealed bids
  • Sureties and consultants
  • Suspension or disbarment
  • Tax-exempt purchases including construction materials
  • Termination for convenience
  • Waiver of technical requirements

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Lashly & Baer, P.C.


714 Locust Street

St. Louis, MO 63101

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20 East Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220

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