Contracting By Negotiation

How Does Contracting By Negotiation With the Federal Government Impact Your Company? When the federal government uses contracting by negotiation to procure its products or services, it uses various source selection processes and techniques to get its result. As a matter of practice, contracting agencies uses different competitive acquisition strategies  and… Read more »

Avoid Costly Mistakes With Colorado Age Discrimination Laws

Employers suspected of violating Colorado age discrimination law must make sure that they are not treating job applicants or employees less favorable solely because of their age. Without the right employment policies in place, Colorado employers can face severe penalties including large jury verdicts during litigation and EEOC investigations. Age Discrimination… Read more »

Administrative Agreements During Suspension or Debarment

Administrative agreements during suspension or debarment, in essence, focus on the trust from the agency that the contractor will comply with the terms and conditions. The government agency has decided to give the company a second chance to prove that is worthy of getting more revenues from the federal government…. Read more »

SBA Fraud – Criminal Defense for Disadvantaged Small Business Program

On the issue of defrauding the government under the SBA Disadvantaged Small Business Program, there many recent small business government contract SBA fraud cases where the Department of Justice, SBA Inspector General, and other government entities have investigated and indicted Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) owners for committing procurement fraud under… Read more »

Getting 8a Sole Source Contracts With the Government

Understand the benefits of SBA 8a FAR requirements and getting 8a sole source contracts with the government. It can take your business to the next level. 8a contracts are awarded when there is evidence that there is but a sole supplier that is capable of providing the products or purchases… Read more »

Excusable Delays in Construction Government Contracts

An excusable delays in construction federal contracting relates to an unforeseeable delay and those that go beyond the contractor’s control. On the other hand a contract delay that is considered non-excusable is  in fact foreseeable. The difference drives whether the contractor or the government must bear the risk. Other issues… Read more »

Mergers and Acquisitions of Federal Contractors

After federal contractors acquire government contracts, some of them seek an exit strategy structuring a merger and acquisition of the company. However, when compared to the traditional commercial practice, when there are existing government contracts involved, buyers and sellers should beware. If you are contemplating joining your company with a… Read more »

Small Business Mergers and Acquisitions

Avoid the Wrath of the SBA’s Present Effect Rule Many government small businesses make the huge step of merging with other companies for viable business reasons. However, when considering small business mergers and acquisitions impact, the  SBA’s “present effect” rule, the SBA considers agreements to merge (including agreements in principle) as… Read more »