Preparing a Government Contract Bid

New companies and existing vendors constantly struggle with their ability to prepare for a government contract bid. Sometimes the solicitation language is vague and the questions and answer session from the agency does not adequately explain the problem. This impairs the ability to submit a winning proposal. In other situations,… Read more »

Federal Anti-KickBack Statute Liability

Under the Federal Anti-Kickback Act, criminal action can occur if there is a specific intent to induce referrals or orders for services. In government contracting and other federal activities, Anti-KickBack Statute Liability can be up to five years in prison, with the potential for additional criminal fines up to $25,000,… Read more »

Hiring Proposal Writer Services for Government RFPs

Most companies bidding on government RFP’s understand the amount of time it takes to read, understand, plan and then write a response to the proposal. Not all government contractors can afford to hire in-house proposal writers to respond to federal government bids. Their only other option is to resort to… Read more »

Types of Government Contracts

It is crucial to understand the types of contracts  in federal contracting because different types can create different remedies.  The various types of government contracts impact your financial implications and work responsibilities and performance in numerous ways.  You want to make sure you understand what type of contract you are… Read more »

SBA Joint Venture Advantages and Disadvantages

Although the SBA has new rules addressing joint venture agreements and affiliation, if you have a JV agreement that does not meet the regulatory requirements, your company can still be affiliated and lose the contract. In federal government contracting, there are many advantages for entering into a joint venture agreement (JV). However, there… Read more »

US Import and Export Compliance Laws and Importance of Conduct

The Government is strict on its oversight of the Arms Export Controls Act of 1976 and US compliance laws. Although ITAR laws have sweeping results and liability for individuals and companies, the central issue for litigation is actual conduct. When corporate executives face criminal liability for violation of export compliance laws, the defense… Read more »

Bid Bond Guarantee and SBA Surety Bonds

Many contractors have questions about a bid bond guarantee and SBA surety bonds and if their rejected bids can be protested on these grounds.  Many government contracts require some form of a surety guarantee or bond.  If your proposal does not comply with the solicitation requirement for a bid guarantee,… Read more »

Agency Bid Protest — Worth the Effort?

Agency bid protests can be worth the effort at times. However, there is downside. You have the right to file a federal agency protest when you find out that you are the unsuccessful bidder. You can also file a bid protest at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or the U.S. Court of… Read more »