Government Procurement and Contracting

Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, advises clients about doing business with government agencies, and, in particular, New York State and New York City government agencies.  Claude M. Millman, the former Director of the Mayor’s Office of Contracts (now the Mayor’s Office of Contracts Services) in New York City and the former City Chief Procurement Officer, has counseled technology companies, telecommunications providers, manufacturers, distributors, construction industry firms, and social service providers.  He has advised contractors, subcontractors, lenders, and investors on government procurement and contracting issues.

To view examples of Claude M. Millman’s Government Procurement and Contracting Representative Matters, please click here.

We can help with:

  • Responses to government requests for proposals
  • Disclosures to the government (VENDEX, “Schedule J,” and similar forms)
  • Responsibility (vendor integrity) inquiries and appeals
  • Appeals of non-responsiveness determinations
  • Disappointed bidder protests
  • Contract negotiations
  • Compliance with federal, state, and local government affirmative action obligations
  • Prevailing and living wage obligations
  • Ethics issues (revolving door employment; use of confidential information; campaign contributions; etc)
  • Lobbying referrals and compliance
  • Government investigations of contractors
  • Default hearings
  • Debarment proceedings
  • Ethics enforcement matters including proceedings before the N.Y.C. Conflicts of Interest Board
  • Litigation flowing from all of the above
  • Business opportunities and procurement training