Bid Protest Challenging Technical Evaluation Scores as an Incumbent

Simply Depending on Your Experience as an Incumbent Does Not Get the Win When challenging a government contracting agency’s technical evaluation scores as an incumbent contractor, whether for past performance or overall technical approach, you must be mindful that if you are the incumbent contractor, that status alone does not provide… Read more »

Federal Debarment Policy

The Federal Debarment Policy for government contractors  require that businesses or subcontractors that are suspended or debarred will not be allowed  will not use funds from federal grants, fellowship, cooperative agreements, scholarships, bid on federal contracts or even apply for loans to purchase goods and services. In short, federal debarment policy… Read more »

8a Joint Venture Partnership Agreement and SBA Approval Requirements

VMake Sure That Your 8(a) Joint Venture Agreement Gets Approved Before Contract Award Many companies lose out on lucrative joint venture contracts because they fail to meet the expressed terms of the solicitation requirements. Government Requests for Proposal (RFP) are sometimes set aside for 8(a) BD program participants. An important… Read more »

Federal Construction Technical Proposal Approach

 Writing a federal construction technical proposal requires contractors to not only tell the agency how they intend to perform each aspect of the statement of work but most importantly to address risk factors. Most construction technical proposal fail simply because they do not address meeting or exceeding schedules or not identifying… Read more »

Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity Contracts and IDIQ Minimum Guarantee

Many government contractors submit IDIQ proposals for indefinite quantity contracts expecting a guaranteed minimum requirements from the government.  Not all agencies comply with the stated contract requirements and may be in breach of contract. However, bidders should exercise caution when reading the solicitation. When the language is clear in the solicitation and the government… Read more »

FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications Form

When you submit your proposals for government contracts, bidders often forget to actually check their offeror reps and certs form and comply with FAR 52.212-3. This can be a fatal mistake if the agency finds out that you have represented your company as not being a small business. Although you may… Read more »

8a Set Aside Contracts Versus HUBZone Contracts

There is still great confusion between small businesses about 8a sole source and 8a set aside contracts versus HUBZone contracts set-aside requirements. 8a set asides are a powerful tool for agencies to achieve small business and small disadvantaged business contracting goals. When challenging the agency’s decision, contractors should beware of the rules of engagement…. Read more »

Writing a Proposal for Government Contract Bids

Writing a Proposal for a Government Contract Bid is a very competitive process. Federal agencies want to find a contractor that poses the least amount of risk of non-performance while still getting fair and reasonable pricing. When companies fail to grasp the bid proposal process, and how agencies evaluate each proposal,… Read more »

Responding to a Government RFP

Understanding the government RFP process can be confusing, stressful and tricky. Because the government solicits responses from various types of RFP’s, bidders should keep certain things in mind: Each government RFP needs a response that solves the agency’s problem. Responding to a government RFP requires a showing that your company poses the least… Read more »