Construction Claims Resolution and Appeals in Federal Government Contracts

Government construction claims resolution and appeals in federal government contracts have become a nightmare for construction contractors that are filing disputes and appeals or initially submitting claims to the federal government. This is even true for settlement proposals in termination for convenience cases.  The COFC or Board of Contract Appeals dismisses… Read more »

Protesting Exclusion from the Competitive Range Determination Letter

After submitting your proposal, an exclusion from the competitive range determination letter from the agency creates significant amounts of stress and disappointment. Making sure that your bid is compliant and presents a competitive edge is essential to standing a chance of winning. What is the Competitive Range Determination? The competitive range determination… Read more »

FAR Price Analysis Improper Price Realism Analysis GAO

There is a recent trend increase in GAO bid protests for government contract pricing improper price realism evaluation and bidders’ technical proposals. Why is this becoming a problem? Some government contractors believe that the new generation of contracting personnel require more training or simply may require a more thorough understanding of the… Read more »

Non Responsive Bid Proposal

Non responsive bid proposals occur when the contracting agency excludes your bid because it materially failed to follow the solicitation requirements. Unless your mistake was minimal and immaterial, GAO tends to rule that the Agency made a reasonable decision. However, there are situations where agency exclusions were unreasonable. What happens in… Read more »

SBA 8(a) Certification: Avoid Early Mistakes

Your company would like to broaden its horizons and deepen its corporate contracts by venturing into the government contracts arena through 8a certification with the Small Business Administration (SBA).  Great.  But, before you do, make sure the company is prepared to meet the rigorous SBA 8a certification requirements. Section 8(a) Certification… Read more »