Contracts & Procurement

Bickerstaff’s attorneys are experienced in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts and other agreements, for both private and public clients. The firm also has extensive experience in competitive procurement for private and public clients, including public entities subject to HUB, DBE, and similar processes – bids, proposals, qualification statements – requirements. Our expertise in these areas is broad and includes:

  • Goods and Services Agreements, including analyzing, drafting and negotiating agreements for the acquisition of goods and services;
  • Applying Competitive Procurement Requirements, including advising cities, counties, school districts and community colleges, and water and other special districts, and the  familiarity with state’s various procurement programs, and drafting and reviewing public entities’ invitations for bids, qualifications, and proposals;
  • Professional Services Contracts, including contracting under the Texas Professional Services Procurement Act;
  • Construction, Architect, and Engineer Agreements, including assisting clients with the drafting and review of construction, architect and engineering agreements;
  • Interlocal Agreements, including advising clients on drafting interlocal agreements, and forming interlocal administrative agencies;
  • Water Supply and Water Rights Acquisition Agreements, including assisting clients in drafting, negotiating, and executing water supply and water rights acquisitions agreements;
  • Data Processing Services Agreements, including advising clients in the drafting and negotiating of data processing services agreements;
  • Real Estate Agreements, including assisting clients with the sale, acquisition, and leasing of real property, including easements and rights of way;
  • Employment Agreements,  including advising clients in negotiating and drafting employment agreements for public and private entities;
  • Confidentiality Agreements, including assisting clients with the negotiating and drafting of these agreements;
  • Copyright Licensing, including counseling clients on the registration process and maintenance of copyright licenses;
  • Electric Power Acquisition Agreements, including assisting clients in the negotiation and drafting of electric power acquisition agreements; and
  • Other Agreements, including advising clients on the review and drafting of documents related to mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas leases and royalty agreements.