Federal Government Pricing For Defense Contracts

Federal Government pricing for defense contracts can be a nightmare for contractors that are not familiar with bidding on federal contracts. Even the larger and more experienced companies performing DOD contracts see the landmines when they engage in bid protest litigations.  For example, inadequate federal government pricing can to proposal… Read more »

ITAR Compliance Penalties – Difference Between ITAR and EAR Requirements (EAR vs ITAR)

When it comes to understanding ITAR compliance requirements and compliance penalties, the Justice Department government has no doubt increased oversight for government contractors, commercial organizations, and individuals for potential EAR vs ITAR laws breaches and non-compliance with import-export regulations. Many companies relax their standards and many do not even have an ITAR Compliance Statement…. Read more »

Advantages of a Partnership

When you consider the advantages of a partnership, a business can actually gain a stronger footing in overall business operations. Although the decision to form a business partnership has its pros and cons, the result can be a great benefit. The common fear for all start-up businesses is whether the… Read more »

Strategic Alliance Small Business Joint Ventures

Small businesses continue to use joint ventures as a strategic alliance to get larger government contracts.  There are various advantages and disadvantages of forming venture relationships. There are also specific rules that govern these alliances. Yet  small businesses continue to lose larger contracts due to increasing amounts of small business size… Read more »

Writing Winning Proposals

Writing winning proposals for the federal government is not an easy task. Both large and small businesses still struggle to compete in the federal marketplace.  However, a significant amount still fall short of winning.  The key to submitting a competitive proposal is to avoid doing things in the past that… Read more »

Filing a Contract Claim Appeal Against the Government

After filing a contract claim against the government, you finally receive the bad news from the Agency – a denial of claims.  17% of contract claim against the government will be denied. In addition, 33.2 % of appeals to the Board shall be dismissed or denied either for lack of jurisdiction… Read more »

Government Project Proposal Writing Tips for Government Contractors

A government project proposal in government contracting usually includes construction bid proposals, or some other projects that have a very defined beginning and ending. When compared to service contracts, this the style of writing could vary. The gist of your project proposal is to convince the agency that your company if awarded… Read more »

Prompt Payment Act – Government Construction Contracts

Being subject to the Federal Prompt Payment Act, 31 USC 3901-3905 (the “PPA” or “Act”) for government construction projects puts business owners in a financial strain when the government does not pay invoices on time.  The Act was enacted to facilitate early payment to contractors when work is timely performed… Read more »

Federal Voidable Contract Definition

Analyzing what is a voidable contract is sometimes confusing even sophisticated parties. For example, many recent construction cases involved instances where the contract between the contractor and the government was held by the ASBCA to be a voidable contract given various mistakes made by the contractor.  It is important for… Read more »