Mandatory FAR Contract Flow Down Clauses in Federal Government Contracts

Prime contractors that are bidding on government contracts often provide subcontracting opportunities to other businesses. However, there is some confusion whether a specific FAR contract flow down clause applies to subcontractors. The reality is that different types of contracts woul have varying flow down clauses. Problem: 43% of prime contractors are… Read more »

Excusable and Non-Excusable Delay in Government Contracts

An excusable delay in 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 about… Read more »

What is Apparent Authority In Government Contracts?

In government contracting there are harsh rules about apparent authority. The issues usually arises when contractors follow directions of Program Managers and Contracting Officer Technical Representatives (COTR). Without a clear understanding of the basic rules, apparent authority arguments can have brutal impacts to a contractor claims against the government. Appellate… Read more »

Joint Venture Requirements for Government Contracts

Understanding the rules when submitting a joint venture proposal for government contracts can be very tricky. Although the FAR allows for this type of relationship, companies submitting a bid proposal must be very aware of the underlying affiliation rules that frequently apply.  When small businesses enter into a joint venture agreement, they… Read more »

Types of Government Contracts

It is crucial to understand the types of contracts  in federal contracting because different types can create different remedies.  The various types of government contracts impact your financial implications and work responsibilities and performance in numerous ways.  You want to make sure you understand what type of contract you are… Read more »

Appearing Pro Se Risks in Government Contracts Litigation

Can I Appear Pro Se in Government Contracts Litigation? Rather than hiring a government contracts attorney, some company owners attempt to file their own dispute against the federal government.  This is called appearing pro se – choosing to advocate on your own behalf than being represented by a lawyer.  Choosing to appear… Read more »