FAR Contract Flow Down Clauses in Federal Government Contracts

Prime contractors that are bidding on government contracts often provide subcontracting opportunities to other businesses. However, there is some confusion whether a specific FAR contract flow down clause applies to subcontractors. Problem: 43% of prime contractors are not clear as to which FAR clauses must apply to subcontractors and those that… Read more »

Federal Government Contracts for Small Businesses :: Best Ideas

Getting federal government contracts for small business firms is a tough task for both large and small businesses across the United States. However, by reviewing the various best practices and studying the publicized GAO protest decisions, there are some of the best small business development ideas for getting federal government contracts have evolved… Read more »

Excusable and Non-Excusable Delay in Government Contracts

An excusable delay in federal contracting relates to an unforeseeable delay and those that go beyond the contractor’s control. On the other hand a contract delay that is considered non-excusable is  in fact foreseeable. The difference drives whether the contractor or the government must bear the risk. Other issues about… Read more »

Apparent Authority In Government Contracts

In government contracting there are harsh rules about apparent authority. The issues usually arises when contractors follow directions of Program Managers and Contracting Officer Technical Representatives. Without a clear understanding of the basic rules, apparent authority arguments can have brutal impacts to a contractor claims against the government. What is… Read more »

Joint Venture Proposal For Federal Government Contracts

Small businesses considering submitting a joint venture  proposal for federal government contracts must be aware of certain legal landmines when bidding. The most important aspect of using a JV business relationship is to avoid affiliation while making sure that the joint venture agreement meets statutory requirements. Small businesses that are… Read more »

Joint Venture Requirements for Government Contracts

Understanding the rules when submitting a joint venture proposal for government contracts can be very tricky. Although the FAR allows for this type of relationship, companies submitting a bid proposal must be very aware of the underlying affiliation rules that frequently apply.  When small businesses enter into a joint venture agreement, they… Read more »

Types of Government Contracts

It is crucial to understand the types of contracts  in federal contracting because different types can create different remedies.  The various types of government contracts impact your financial implications and work responsibilities and performance in numerous ways.  You want to make sure you understand what type of contract you are… Read more »