Rules on Request for Proposal (RFP) & Government Solicitation Amendments

When a government agency submits a request for proposal (“RFP”), the agency can make amendments and changes to the government solicitation requirements.  The Federal Acquisition Regulation permits agencies to request revised government proposals, even where the original awardee’s price has been disclosed.  Jackson Contractor Grp., B-402348.2 (2010).  Agency Discretion with… Read more »

Government Contracting Change Order FAR Construction Delay Claims

Federal government construction contractors often lose a considerable amount of money due when the contracting officer denies a claim under the FAR Change Order Clause. The first concern is to know whether your claim is actually a compensable claim or not.  Not all excusable delays will be compensated. By properly… Read more »

ASBCA Rules – Jurisdiction and Contractor Claims

Making sure that your government contract claim appeal is, and can be, heard by the proper body is critical.  If you file an appeal that cannot be heard, you are simply wasting time and money.  It is essential to make sure that ASBCA rules about jurisdiction and other statutory requirements… Read more »

US Export Administration Regulations EAR Compliance and Export Penalties

Avoid Costly Mistakes With US Export Administration Act, EAR Compliance and Penalties If you are cited for violating the US Export Control  and commerce regulations, 15 CFR 730-774 (2007) (EAR), you can face both criminal and administrative penalties.  United States Export Administration Regulations are focused on keeping dangerous goods out of the… Read more »

Government Procurement Fraud -Defense to False Claims Act

One of the most reviewed cases of a federal contractor defense to government procurement fraud was Daewoo Eng’g & Constr.Co. v. United States, 73 Fed. Cl. 547, 597 (2006) where the Court of  Federal Claims held that Daewoo had committed fraud.   The court awarded the government $10,000 for Daewoo’s False Claims… Read more »

PPIRS Past Performance Information Retrieval System & Proposals

Government Past Performance evaluation and Past Performance Information Retrieval System  PPIRS reports often decide who will win and who will lose a contract. When submitting a government contract proposal, a common mistake made by companies is not including sufficient information. Since the Past Performance Information Retrieval System collects contractor performance evaluation data after the… Read more »

Responding to Government Cure Notice

Giving the agency a reason to issue a cure notice can put your company at a great disadvantage because chances are that you are on the path to receiving a termination for default. Responding to the government cure notice should ring the bell of caution for many contractors. This is especially… Read more »

Security Facility Clearance and Understanding the Regulations

Security facility clearance compliance decisions and internal practices are important aspects of being able to perform government contracts. When companies are facing judicial scrutiny or adverse legal actions, it is important to understand the laws and regulations that regulate facility clearances and individuals complying with those laws. As a government… Read more »

The Basics of Government Facility Clearances

Government Facility Clearances Having government facility clearances for a government contract involves a decision from a national security perspective, that a facility can be accessed for classified information. As a government contractor, you can be granted a government facility clearance for confidential, secret, or even at the Top Secret level. You must complete… Read more »