There are many resources available to federal construction contractors, but there a few as useful as the services provided by Paul Perkins and his company, Construction Contract Specialists. We have had the privilege of working with Paul on a number of construction cases, and we continue to be impressed by his tireless efforts on behalf of his clients, and his extensive knowledge of construction contracting. All too often, construction contractors do not have the time, or the manpower, to properly respond to a letter from the government, or to develop and document a construction claim. That is where Paul comes in – he never fails to get the job done in a timely and competent manner. He is willing to immerse himself and do the hard work that needs to done when it comes to developing and documenting the facts relating to a construction issue.
Paul worked in various management and supervisory positions with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers for more than twenty-five years before he founded Construction Contract Specialists, Inc. in 1995. He organized the company for “for the express purpose of providing reliable and highly qualified cradle-to-grave type assistance to small and medium sized contractors at an affordable price in their quest to level the playing field and, at the end of the day, end up with a successful and profitable project and an above average or even outstanding overall performance evaluation.” Since Paul has served as both an Administrative Contracting Officer and an Authorized Representative of the Contracting Officer, it is his first-hand knowledge of how the government does business that makes him such a valuable resource to federal construction contractors. He literally understands what is happening on both sides of the fence.
Construction Contract Specialists publishes a very informative and free newsletter, the Federal Construction Project Manager’s Bulletin, that is packed with useful information and practical insights for construction contractors. It is easy to subscribe and we highly recommend that contractors take advantage of this free offer by signing up a CCSI’s website. The latest issue, dealing with the “Enforceability of Contracts,” is attached.