8a Joint Venture Partnership Agreement and SBA Approval Requirements

Make 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 »

Approach for Technical Proposal for Construction Project – Federal

 Writing a technical proposal for construction projects to the federal government 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… Read more »

IDIQ Meaning, 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 »

8a Set Aside Contracting Versus HUBZone Contracts

There is still great confusion between small businesses about 8a sole source and 8a set aside contracts versus HUB Zone 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… 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 »

Evaluating Subcontractor Past Performance Criteria & GAO Protests

When agencies evaluate your subcontractor proposal’s past performance, it must properly consider the Subcontractor Past Performance of your named teaming partners or subcontractors.  The government uses subcontractor performance evaluation critieria to establish a level of confidence when determining the best value. The government will look at the offeror’s success on performing recent… Read more »

Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business SDVOSB Fraud

In service disabled veteran-owned SDVOSB fraud cases, and as a result of Public Law 109-461, the VA is authorized to award SDVOSB sole source contracts and/or set aside contracts for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). From 01/01/2008 to 09/30/2014, the VA OIG Office of Investigations indicted 44 individuals/companies; arrested 40… Read more »

Government Mail Fraud and Federal Wire Fraud Penalties

Defending Against the Mail and Wire Fraud Penalties Against the Federal Government Can be Tricky Business. Learn About the Risks If You are Subject to an Investigation. When it comes to mail fraud in a federal procurement contract, criminal actions and wire fraud against the federal government, criminal prosecution of… Read more »