Filing SBA NAICS Code Size Standard Protest -Dos and Don’ts

Protesting the Small Business Administration SBA North American Industry Classification System (NAICs Code size standard for a government contract can be tricky when you try to qualify as small. This is especially true when there are differences between the amount of labor required and the overall cost of the contract. Did the Government… Read more »

Contractor Defense to Procurement Fraud Under the False Claims Act

One of the most reviewed cases of a federal contractor defense to procurement fraud was Daewoo Eng’g & Constr.Co. v. United States, 73 Fed. Cl. 547, 597 (2006) where the Court of  Federal Claims held that Daewoo had committed fraud.   The court awarded the government $10,000 for Daewoo’s False Claims Act… Read more »

Government Procurement Fraud Defense to False Claims Act

Government procurement fraud litigation has escalated over the past few years due to the increased government oversight. A particular target of federal procurement law is the federal False Claims Act. 28 USC 2514. To prevail under section 2514, the government must “establish by clear and convincing evidence that the contractor knew… Read more »

PPIRS Past Performance Information Retrieval System

Government Past Performance evaluation and Past Performance Information Retrieval System  PPIRS reports often decide who will win and who will lose a contract. When submitting a government contract proposal, a common mistake made by companies is not including sufficient information. Since the Past Performance Information Retrieval System collects contractor performance evaluation data after the… Read more »

Responding to Government Cure Notice Letter

Avoid Costly Mistakes That Can Almost Guarantee a Termination for Default Giving the agency a reason to issue a cure notice can put your company at a great disadvantage because chances are that you are on the path to receiving a termination for default. Responding to the government cure notice… Read more »

Security Facility Clearance and Understanding the Regulations

Security facility clearance compliance decisions and internal practices are important aspects of being able to perform government contracts. When companies are facing judicial scrutiny or adverse legal actions, it is important to understand the laws and regulations that regulate facility clearances and individuals complying with those laws. As a government… Read more »

Arms Export Control Act ITAR Violations 22 USC 2778

Federal Woman Owned Small Business WOSB Certification
Minimize Liability With ECCN Arms Export Control Act of 1976 and ITAR International Trade Regulations 22 USC 2778 Engaging in the export of arms to foreign countries carry a significant liability to companies that are not aware of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR/ITARS) and the Arms Export Control Act of 1976 (AECA)... Read more »