In a recent case, the US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (CAFC)dismissed a case in part because the Plaintiff could not show privity of contract with the federal government. This is a costly mistake that companies should be aware of when they contemplate filing any type of case related to… Read more »
Brutal Government Contractor Mistake Cause Lost Appeal For Quantum Meruit Claims at COFC. Government contractors often make the costly mistake of performing out of scope work without the expressed written permission of the contracting officer. Many contractors fail at the litigation stage because they do not understand the difference between… Read more »
Companies that engage with government contracts overseas should be well aware of the harsh penalties associated with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations (FCPA). Getting your internal staffed trained and executives aware of the steep fines and disruption of the business reputation can save you from unnecessary litigation, civil and criminal… Read more »
Avoid Costly Mistakes Under the New Joint Venture Rules The new SBA joint venture agreement regulations primarily focus on broadening the exclusion from affiliation for small business size status. See 13 CFR 121.103(h). Specifically, the new rule allows two or more small businesses to joint venture for any procurement without being… Read more »
Similarly Situated Small Business and Limitation on Subcontracting Rule – What Does Similarly Situated Mean?
Not understanding the rules that govern whether or not your company is a similarly situated small business can cost everyone the contract in a small business set aside size protest. Theodore P. Watson, Esq. Many small businesses will be faced with dissecting the most recent SBA Rule governing the Limitation… Read more »
In a recent case, GAO denied a bid protest filed by CACI Technologies, Inc., of Chantilly, Virginia which challenged the technical evaluation of an award of a task order issued by Department of the Army, Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) to DynCorp International, LLC. The were previous protests for this… Read more »