Contractor Termination Tips

Contractor termination is common in federal government contracting. Whether the government’s decision is to terminate a contract for default or convenience, each type will make a huge difference as to your next steps. Not all government contractor terminations are as simple to challenge as most businesses may think. Evidence in… Read more »

Writing a Proposal for Government Contract Bids

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 »

Failure to Train Discrimination Defense

Some Colorado employers are faced with an employment discrimination charge when an employee alleges that the employer discriminated against them by failing to train them. Colorado Courts generally allow failure to train discrimination cases to move forward at trial. There does not have to be a material adverse change in… Read more »

Government Claims and Supporting Documentation

When it comes to government claims and supporting documentation to validate the claim, contractors are often faced with repetitive demands from the agency for receipts and other data to justify the submitted claim. Such frustration can also cause companies to make costly legal mistakes. Meeting the Legal Requirements of Government Claims… Read more »

Miller Act Pay If Paid Clause & Independent Contractor Clauses

Avoid Costly  Legal Mistakes With Miller Act Pay When Paid Clause In Your Independent Contractor Agreement Government construction contractors can quickly find themselves in a dispute when applying the Miller Act pay if paid clause. This tool is often used to shield prime contractors from paying their subs when the agency… Read more »

Federal Differing Site Conditions Claims FAR 52.236-2

Knowing the Different Types of Unforeseen Differing Site Condition Claims Under FAR 52.236-2 Can Help You Get Paid Faster When submitting claims against the federal government for additional costs on the project site, or litigating in appeal cases involving differing site condition claims in government construction contracts, companies, quickly find out that… Read more »

Responding to a Government RFP

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 »

Single Source vs Sole Source Contract Regulations FAR Part 13

When the government considers buying from a sole source contract vs single source, the simplified procedures established under FAR Part 13 are designed to promote efficiency and economy in federal government contracting and to avoid unnecessary burdens for agencies and contractor. When using simplified acquisition procedures, agencies are only required to… Read more »

SBA Size Appeal and Determinations of Common Management and Control

In the recent case of SBA Size Appeal of Medical Comfort Systems, Inc., and B&B Medical Services, Inc., SBA No. SIZ-5640 (2015), OHA found that the Area Office correctly determined that past affiliation between firms had ended well before the date for determining size and that identity of interest analysis did not… Read more »