By Leanna Ajour A contingent or contingency fee is any fee for services provided where the fee is payable only if there is a result. In government contracts, that fee for a favorable result is likely a percentage value of a contract successfully acquired. In the commercial sector, it’s not only… Read more »
Government contractors that have the employee sign confidentiality agreements that limit the employee’s ability to report procurement fraud, waste, and abuse; or any level of nondisclosure must beware of the disastrous and painful consequences of bidding on federal government contracts. Companies should have their attorneys review the existing agreements for… Read more »
How Does the President’s View on Buy American Act Requirements and Buy America Impact Government Contractors?
The new administration has placed a unique focus on both Buy American Act and Buy America Act. Many companies, including federal government contractors, should assess how the new administration’s focus will impact their daily business operations. Buy American Act requirements has now become an issue of serious concern for thousands… Read more »
There are Two ITAR compliance problems facing most businesses in the import-export industry: Failure to anticipate the road ahead Problem: Though 79% of today’s government contractor executives say responding quickly to change is the only way to survive our current federal procurement challenges, only 1 in 3 are even able to identify… 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 »
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 »
The McNamara O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA Contract) mandates that federal contractors and subcontractors performing services on prime contracts in excess of $2,500 must pay service employees in various classes no less than the wage rates and fringe benefits found prevailing in that specific locality, or the rates (including prospective… Read more »
Not all government contract clauses are mandatory FAR Flow down Clauses to subcontractors. 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… Read more »
Although government contracting can be a lucrative business venture, contract dispute claims resolution with the government can sometimes be daunting and stressful. Oftentimes, businesses believe that they are doing ‘the right thing’ when the Contracting Office Representative orders them to perform extra work. Businesses may also believe that agencies will… Read more »
In the past four years, ITAR certification and compliance violations are becoming more commonplace in the news and headlines. Given the increased oversight of import and export companies, the federal government is investigating both large and small companies for strict enforcement of the regulations. Taking a proactive approach by revamping… Read more »