Internal Control Policy & Government Contractor Ethics

Problem: Having an internal control policy can save you headaches and stress as a business entity and as a government contractor. If you are a federal contractor, FAR regulations require you to have written codes of ethics. Sometimes Congress may request an agency to review a major contractor’s internal control policy. Issues… Read more »

Response to Request for Proposal & Government RFPs

When the federal government advertises its Request for Proposal (RFP), it then looks for competitive responses. Anything short of a compliant and persuasive response will not be considered for an award. Many contractors have not mastered the art of correctly responding to a Government Request for Proposal. Therefore, they continue… Read more »

How to Write a Government Proposal & Format

Develop Simple  Strategies of  How to Write  Contract Proposal to the Federal Government That Actually Work  Not every bidder will get a federal contract. However, the ones that do tend to follow some basic approaches that many companies entirely miss. Also, recent developments show that when learning how to write… 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 »

Discrimination in the Workplace For Employers & Government Contractors

Discrimination in the Workplace — Practices to Avoid When it comes to employer discrimination in the workplace, government contractors are subjected to strict compliance with workplace discrimination laws. Your contract contains specific statutory language to that effect. Therefore, especially for larger contractors, you must ensure that your supervisors are familiar with the laws… Read more »

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act FCPA Fines & Penalties

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Penalties for government contractors that have violated the FCPA can be embarrassing and can expose you to media coverage and other negative publicity. Understanding the extent of your liability can trigger the necessary in-house actions that can minimize your exposure. In recent years, the U.S. government has increased its focus on… Read more »

Proposal Writing and Government Contracts Training for Contractors

Government Contracts  and Proposal Writing Training For Companies Seeking to Avoid Costly Mistakes and to Increase Company Revenues. Watson & Associates provide proactive government contracts training for companies across the United States. Review our training classes and seminars. Seats are limited. Register for our Proposal Writing Training Classes. Contact a… Read more »

Federal Governmental Procurement Process

The DOD and Federal Government Procuremental Process in Federal Contracting in the U.S. means the method and purchasing process by which government agencies buy goods and services.  When it comes to government contracts, the federal government is in the business of buying commercial products and services. How it goes about… Read more »

Getting on GSA Schedule – Application Process

Understand the GSA Schedule Application Process and Whether it is a Good Business Decision As a government contractor, you want to first make sure that getting on a GSA schedule is in your best interest. Not all GSA Schedules generate substantial profits for every business. The first piece of advice… Read more »

Green Procurement Program Policy — Proposal Writing Tip & Guidelines

A proposal writing tip to consider is that the federal government has taken an interest in mobilizing its Green Procurement Program Policy as a measure to improve the environment. As government contractors, you should seriously consider the guidelines, benefits and visibility that you can achieve in your proposal writing efforts. … Read more »