What Does Ambiguous Mean in Government RFPs?

When it comes to responding to federal government proposals, agencies must be clear on what they want the general public to bid on. The issue of the meeting the ambiguous definition often comes up in a government bid protest. The definition of ambiguous in a government RFP occurs then two… Read more »

Asset Purchase Agreement & Government Contract Novation

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 »

Government Proposal Writing and Bid Submission Mistakes

Part of a bidder’s government proposal writing efforts is to make sure that it follows the bid submission directions in the solicitation. As obvious as this may sound, companies have been known to make mistakes and cause their proposals to be rejected by the contracting agency. In a recent case,… Read more »

Buy American Act Countries List, TAA & BAA Compliant Countries

When applying the rule for establishing Buy American Act countries and the TAA compliant countries of origin, contractors doing business with the federal government should understand the basics of Buy American Act compliance. Many companies make dangerous mistakes and find themselves facing costly penalties and fines(including losing lucrative federal contracts in a bid… Read more »

Using FOIA Request During Litigation

Can the Government Deny Your FOIA Request During Litigation? Submitting a FOIA request can sometimes prove fruitful during litigation. However, government contractors, or other litigants, must still be aware that a FOIA request should not be used as the basis to bring a lawsuit. During government contract disputes, a FOIA… Read more »

Freedom of Information Act FOIA Request 5 USC 552

Sometimes government contractors under 5 USC 552 seek to get information via a Freedom of Information Act request, commonly referred to as a FOIA request, to find out information about a specific procurement or another contractor. Before you submit a FOIA request, you may want to find out if the information… Read more »

Service Contract Act SCA Fringe Benefits

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 SCA fringe benefits found prevailing in that specific locality, or the rates (including… Read more »