Asset Purchase Agreement & Government Contract Novations

As a government contractor, or company seeking to buy a business where federal contracts are involved, you must consider the various implications you face given the federal regulations governing novation law and the sale of a business and assignment of contract issues. There are various legal nuances involved with assignment and… Read more »

FAR Government Contract Novation Law

Theodore P. Watson, Esq. Get a better grasp on how to prepare for the government contract novation process and increase your chances of getting the contracting officer to approve your novation agreement.  The bottom line with any sale of a business involving federal contracts is that there is nothing guaranteed… Read more »

Are You Meeting SBA Small Business Size Standard Rules 

As a small federal contractor, you have the benefit of competing for small business set asides where large businesses cannot. However, in order to be eligible to bid on small government projects, you have to maintain your small business size standard and comply with the requisite rules. When you bid on… 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 »

SBA Definition of Affiliation

Does Your Teaming Agreement Avoid the SBA Definition of Affiliation? When small businesses become subject to the SBA affiliation of definition, there is generally a government bid submitted where there are teaming agreements or joint venture agreement relationships. Having improper relationships can cause companies to lose the contract and income for… Read more »

Good Proposal Ideas For Government Contracts

When you find a federal Request for Proposal that you believe that you can perform, you also want to develop good proposal ideas that can reduce the government’s risk, and can also offer additional value. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) does not give a checklist of suggestions to create additional value. The burden… Read more »