Make Sure That Your Joint Venture Contractual Agreement Gets Approved Before Contract Award Government Requests for Proposal (RFP) are sometimes set aside for 8(a) BD program participants. An important aspect that potential bidders must look out for is the specific language that “If the procurement is to be awarded through… Read more »

 Writing a federal construction technical proposal requires contractors to not only tell the agency how they intend to perform each aspect of the statement of work but most importantly to address risk factors. Most construction technical proposal fail simply because they do not address meeting or exceeding schedules or not identifying… Read more »

Many government contractors submit IDIQ proposals for indefinite quantity contracts expecting a guaranteed minimum requirements from the government. However, bidders should exercise caution when reading the solicitation. What is an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity Contract (IDIQ)? A requirements contract provides for filling all actual purchase requirements of designated government activities for… Read more »

When you submit your proposals for government contracts, bidders often forget to actually check their offeror reps and certs form and comply with FAR 52.212-3. This can be a fatal mistake if the agency finds out that you have represented your company as not being a small business. Although you may… Read more »

There is still great confusion between small businesses about 8a set aside contracts versus HUBZone contracts set-aside requirements. 8a set asides are a powerful tool for agencies to achieve small business and small disadvantaged business contracting goals. An 8a set aside can be facilitated as a sole source or competitive acquisition. When… Read more »

Writing a Proposal for a Government Contract Bid is a very competitive process. Federal agencies want to find a contractor that poses the least amount of risk of non-performance while still getting fair and reasonable pricing. When companies fail to grasp the bid proposal process, and how agencies evaluate each proposal,… Read more »

Understanding the government RFP process can be confusing, stressful and tricky. Because the government solicits responses from various types of RFP’s, bidders should keep certain things in mind: Each government RFP needs a response that solves the agency’s problem. Responding to a government RFP requires a showing that your company poses the least… Read more »

When agencies evaluate your proposal’s past performance, it must properly consider the Subcontractor Past Performance of your named teaming partners or subcontractors.  The government uses contractor past performance to establish a level of confidence when determining the best value. The government will look at the offeror’s success on performing recent and… Read more »

In service disabled veteran owned fraud cases, and as a result of Public Law 109-461, the VA is authorized to award sole source contracts and/or set aside contracts for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). From 01/01/2008 to 09/30/2014, the VA OIG Office of Investigations indicted 44 individuals/companies; arrested 40 individuals;… Read more »

Defending Against the Federal Government for Mail Fraud Penalties and Wire Fraud Allegations Can be Tricky Business When you have an attorney that is no familiar with federal government contract law. When it comes to mail fraud penalties in federal procurement contract, criminal actions and the penalty for wire fraud… Read more »