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In federal government contracting, there is a substantial amount of Federal Government Contracts & Business Law Blogcomplex regulations and guidelines that contractors must follow when bidding on federal contract opportunities, dealing with small business contracts and during the performance stage. When operating a business, there are also several best practices that can help owners to operate profitably while minimizing costly mistakes. This site is available for readers to understand the legal issues that can arise in government contracts and business operations. This government contracts blog provides information related to GAO bid protests, Government construction, contract disputes and contract claims appeal, government contract protest and bidding issues, government proposal writing tips, Colorado business law matters and more.

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21 Oct

How to Avoid Mistakes Meeting SBA Historically Underutilized Business Zone HUBZone Bidding Qualifications

After you get SBA HUBZone certified, can walk into deadly landmines when trying to meet the HUBZone bidding qualifications and requirements for HUBZone small business set-asides. The rules are very strict. Failing to meet them can cause you to lose out on millions in business revenues. Basic Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Eligibility Requirements To […]

18 Oct

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Rules Bid Protest SBA Certificate of Competency COC

Understanding the level of bid protest review at the Federal Circuit Court can make or break your chances on appeal. The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals decided a bid protest case where the issue was whether the agency properly referred the offeror’s technical responsibility decision to the Small Business Administration for a Certificate of Competency […]

15 Oct

Colorado LLC Articles of Incorporation

If you are thinking about forming a Colorado limited liability company, your must develop and file the Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State. Other states may sometimes refer to the articles as a certificate of incorporation. Articles of Incorporation are governed by Section 7-80-203 and Section 7-80-204 of the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.). You […]

15 Oct

US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Bid Protest Corrective Action Decision From Court of Federal Claims

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a recent case decided the issue of agency corrective action and how it impacts the pre-award decision and post-award decision process. In this case, the appellant appealed the Court of Federal Claim’s decision that the United States Transportation Command decision to take corrective action was reasonable. […]

28 Sep

Nuances of North American Free Trade Agreement Act (NAFTA)

What is the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a very  comprehensive trade agreement that sets the rules for trade practices and investments between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The agreement was executed in 1994. NAFTA has, for the most part, eliminated a majority of  tariff […]

28 Sep

Nuances of Non Disclosure Agreement NDA Drafting in Colorado

What is a Non-Disclosure Agreement? When companies want to protect certain information from reaching the hands of the competition, they usually draft a Non Disclosure Agreement ( commonly referred to as A Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA)). The Non Disclosure Agreement  is a contract between the disclosing party and the receiving party. It covers the information […]

22 Sep

Special Rules Appealing SBA Certificate of Competency Program (COC) Decisions

What is the Certificate of Competency  (COC)Program 15 U.S.C. 637(b)(7)? The SBA Certificate of Competency (COC) Program is regulated by the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(b)(7)). After review of the contracting agency’s referral, the SBA issues a written decision to the contracting officer either certifying or not, that one or more of the small businesses  […]

09 Sep

When is the Size Status of a Business Concern Determined?

National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 and the New Final Rule in 13 CFR 121.404. When is the size status of a business concern determined? By: Nicole Carter, Esq. Are you a small business that has recently sold, merged or been acquired by another entity?  New promulgations of the federal rules may impact when you […]

19 Aug

GAO Sustains Protest For Improper Joint Venture Past Performance Evaluation

Avoid Costly Mistakes When Submitting 8(a) Joint Venture Past Performance  GAO protests continue to surface because of improper past performance evaluation of proposals. In a recent case, GAO sustained a protest because NASA considered the awardee’s past performance.  There was no record of actual performance. The problem was that the solicitation stated that NASA would not consider past performance if there was […]

14 Aug

Court of Appeals Federal Circuit Bid Protest Decides Appeal Patent Ambiguity — What Does Ambiguity Mean?

Many government contract bidders find the rules of patent ambiguity in solicitations to be very confusion. In many cases, they see the problem when filing a post-award bid protest. The recent decision at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit illustrates how important it is to protect your rights about the solicitation’s ambiguity […]

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