Practice Areas

Procurement & State Contracting

Primary Contacts:

Derrick W. Smith

P. (501) 688.8845
Little Rock

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Morril Hilton Harriman, Jr.

P. (501) 688.8824
Little Rock

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Overview

Mitchell Williams’ Government Relations team has decades of experience with finding opportunities for products, services and technologies in government procurement programs in Arkansas.

Our team recognizes the complexity of doing business with the government and helps clients manage the rules, procedures and protocols related to these matters.

Our team of lawyers advises clients at all stages of the government contracting process. From technical aspects to politics and policies, we effectively assist in all state procurement matters. We recognize the legal consequences that coincide with government procurement rules and regulations and work with clients to understand and mange these issues.

With real-life government experience, our team is able to understand the business objectives of our clients and provide customized advice on all aspects of public procurement and government contracting. We provide counsel on bid strategy and assist on challenges, prepare strategic alliance agreements and handle bid protests, challenges, and contract administration and claims. Our team is also able to litigate contract disputes and claims involving contractors.

Our clients include both Arkansas-based companies and companies from other states seeking to do business with the Arkansas state government.

Our services include:

  • Drafting and negotiating prime and subcontracts
  • Assisting in bid and proposal preparation
  • Protesting and challenging awards
  • Navigating legislative review of state procurements