Native American Indian Incentive Program DFARS 252.226-7001

On of the most under-utilized tools in federal government contracting is the Native American  Indian Incentive Program (IIP). This program is sponsored by Congress and allows for a 5% rebate back to prime government contractors on amounts subcontracting to Native American Indian-Owned Companies. The Indian Incentive Program can reward federal… Read more »

Using FOIA Request During Litigation

Can the Government Deny Your FOIA Request During Litigation? Submitting a FOIA request can sometimes prove fruitful during litigation. However, government contractors, or other litigants, must still be aware that a FOIA request should not be used as the basis to bring a lawsuit. During government contract disputes, a FOIA… Read more »

Federal Service Contract Act SCA Fringe Benefits & SCA Wage Determination

The McNamara–O’Hara Federal Service Contract Act SCA fringe benefits provisions are included in federal government contracts or the District of Columbia contract. Each prime and subcontractor performing federal contracts have to comply with the minimum wage and safety and health standards and must maintain certain records unless a specific exemption applies…. 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 »

Best Ways to Choose a Proposal Writing Service

Be Mindful of  a Proposal Writing Service That Cannot Explain the Rules. When it comes to writing proposal responses for federal bids, choosing the right proposal writing services can be challenging.  However,  when interviewing a new company for your government proposal writing services there are a few things you might… Read more »

FAR Contracting By Negotiation 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 »

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 »

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 »