Understanding Federal Cost Reimbursement Contract Types

Federal government contract types come in various forms. One of the most complex types is the cost-reimbursement contract. Federal courts have imposed False Claims Act liability for underbidding in cost-reimbursable contracts. United States ex rel. Loughren v. Unum Group, 613 F.3d 300, 310 (1st Cir. 2010). This kind of arrangement is somewhat… Read more »

FAR Flow Down Clauses in Federal Government Contracts

Do You Have Sound Government Subcontractor Policies and Procedures in Place? Don’t Wait Until Criminal Liability or Federal Investigators Show up at Your Door to Seek Legal Representation About Flow Down FAR Clauses to Subcontractors in Federal Government contracts. Understand that as a Subcontractor You Do not Escape Liability Because Your… Read more »

Go Green Products and Federal Government Contract Purchasing

Green procurement policy is a government contracting initiative that goes undetected by many small businesses and large contractors. There are several federal “green procurement” programs that encourage green purchasing. There are several federal “go green procurement” programs that encourage green purchasing. They include: the Green Procurement Program (GPP)Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP),… Read more »

Understanding The Government’s Best Value Source Selection Process

Avoid the deadliest mistakes when submitting best value bids to the government. One of the most important pieces of information when developing a government RFP response is to understand how the federal government uses the best value source selection and RFP process to decide who wins the contract. Contractors bidding… Read more »

Technical Approach Proposal Basics For Federal Contracts

When a government solicitation requires you to write a technical approach proposal, there are certain critical points to keep in mind. Understanding how the contracting agency and source selection team evaluate your proposal will also impact your approach on how to write a project proposal for your next federal contract…. Read more »

Tips for Government RFP Responses

When it comes to government contracting,  an RFP response requires the bidder to carefully review the solicitation requirements and respond to each and every aspect of the proposal requirements. Bidders usually find that the source selection board will reduce technical evaluation scores and assign weakness for failure to comply. RFP responses… Read more »

Government Procurement Fraud Crimes & Aggressive Agency Contract Investigations

Agencies continue to increase oversight with government contract investigations and prosecuting crimes against federal contracting agencies. A federal government contractor in Alexandria, Virginia  was sentenced to 16 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and major government fraud. There is a substantial… Read more »

What is an RFP? Responding to a Request for Proposal

A request for proposal (RFP) in government contracting occurs when the agency publicizes its requirements to public participation. There is a set bidding process which is regulated. In a federal RFP response, you must carefully analyze the Statement of Work requirements and evaluation factors stated in the RF Federal agencies evaluate technical… Read more »