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Section of Public Contract Law

The Section of Public Contract Law serves to provide balanced recommendations on procurement policy, provide a forum to engage with colleagues across all segments of the procurement industry, and gain insight into and develop unique perspectives of federal, state and local public contract law.

2024 Federal Procurement Institute (FPI) Registration Open!

Register now for the FPI - March 6-8, 2024 at the Graduate Hotel, Annapolis, MD. Section Midyear Council Meeting - Wednesday, March 6. CLE sessions - Thursday, March 7 - Friday, March 8, 2024. Reserve your hotel rooms at the Graduate Hotel.

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New PCL Communities

If you're already a member of one of our Public Contract Law Committees, you can visit our online PCL Communities by clicking the button on the right and logging in.

Upcoming Committee Meetings

Committee Meetings Calendar

Our section has a robust committee meetings calendar. Find a complete list of upcoming and previous meetings on our Committee Meetings Calendar (click right button). Individual committee meetings can be found in the Upcoming Committee Meetings section below.


Public Contract Law Journal

A focal point for the examination of timely legal issues confronting the judiciary, administrative tribunals, and the bar, the Public Contract Law Journal presents editorial coverage the mirrors the interest of its membership and seeks to solicit and present the multiplicity of views with in the Section.

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2023-2024 Committee Leadership Appointments

The 2023-2024 committee leadership appointments have been made by Section Chair Eric Whytsell. (As of 9.21.2023)

Donate to Public Contract Law

Your gift to the ABA Section of Public Contract Law supports the Section’s public service projects, and educational programs. Donations are received through the ABA Fund for Justice and Education (ABA/FJE).

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On-Demand CLE

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Select Your Area of Interest

To receive highly curated, specific ABA public contract law information and events, select the Government: Public Contract Area of Interest in your My ABA account. Access step-by-step instructions (click button on right).

Recent Comment Letters

Prior Comment Letters

An extensive library of comment letters written by various ABA Public Contract Law Section committees, approved by Section officers and council members, and submitted to the appropriate government agency by our chair can be found on our prior section comments page. Open to everyone, take advantage of this valuable, highly sought after resource.

About Public Contract Law

Our goal is simple yet ambitious: To be the most reliable, most respected nationwide source of balanced, unbiased positive recommendations for improving the law relating to procurement at all levels of government. Because of our unique position composed of lawyers and associates from government, corporations, and law firms, we have an extraordinary opportunity and duty to work for improvements to the procurement process.

Contact Us

Use this online form to contact the Section of Public Contract Law or call Patty Brennan at 312.988.5623.