Getting Small Business Government Contracts: Best Ideas

Getting federal government contracts for small business firms is a tough task for both large and small businesses across the United States. However, by reviewing the various best practices and studying the publicized GAO protest decisions, there are some of the best small business development ideas for getting federal government contracts have evolved… Read more »

Contracting By Negotiation Process With the Federal Government

How Does Contracting By Negotiation With the Federal Government Impact Your Company?When the federal government uses contracting by negotiation to procure its products or services, it uses various source selection processes and techniques to get its result. As a matter of practice, contracting agencies uses different competitive acquisition strategies  and… Read more »

SBA Fraud – Criminal Defense for Disadvantaged Small Business Program

On the issue of defrauding the government under the SBA Disadvantaged Small Business Program, there many recent small business government contract SBA fraud cases where the Department of Justice, SBA Inspector General, and other government entities have investigated and indicted Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) owners for committing procurement fraud under… Read more »

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 »

SBA Joint Venture Rules & SBA Approval

Make Sure That Your SBA Joint Venture Agreement Contract Gets Approved Before Contract Award Many companies lose out on lucrative SBA JV contracts (jv agreement) 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… 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 »

FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications Form Reps and Certs

When you submit your proposals for government contracts, bidders often forget to actually check their Offeror Representations and Certifications or reps and certs form and comply with FAR 52.212-3. There Can be Consequences for Misrepresentation Failure to check you reps and certs for each bid submission can sometimes create problems. This can… Read more »

8a Set Aside Contracting Versus HUBZone Contracts Program

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… Read more »