SEC Penalizes Company For Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations

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 »

Tips for Challenging Contractor Responsibility Determination FAR 9.104-1

Recently, many federal government contract bidders have experienced an adverse contractor responsibility determination trend when the agency evaluates their proposal.  There are specific actions that the contracting officer must follow. Without a clear understanding of the regulations, you could miss out on a lucrative contract award. Challenging the agency’s nonresponsibility… Read more »

Nuances of North American Fair Trade Agreement (NAFTA Act)

What Was the Primary Purposed of  NAFA North American Free Trade Agreement? The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA Act) is a very comprehensive trade agreement that sets the rules for trade practices and investments between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The agreement was executed in 1994. The NAFTA… Read more »

Protesting Technical Proposal Evaluation & Management Factors

Protesting an agency’s technical proposal evaluation and management evaluation factors, and ultimate source selection decision can be problematic you do not show that the Source Selection Board acted unreasonably or failed to follow the RFP requirements. Technical Proposal Evaluation of Management Factors In a recent GAO protest, for example, the… Read more »

Native American Indian Incentive Program

On of the most under-utilized tools in federal government contracting is the Native American Indian Incentive Program (IIP) or Native Indian Incentive Program. This program is sponsored by United States Congress and allows for a 5% rebate back to prime government contractors on amounts subcontracting to Native American Indian-Owned Companies…. Read more »