Commercial Items Clause and FAR Market Research Requirements

Sometimes the government’s solicitation for commercial items substantially differs from customary commercial industry practices.  Companies seeking to bid on federal contracts could struggle with meeting the government’s FAR requirements. This can also create problems for bidders and even lead to a pre-award bid protest. If the federal government procures under… Read more »

Sealed Bid Definition – Government Bids and Proposal Process

A sealed bid is a procurement method used in the government bid and proposal process to obtain government contracts.  Sealed bidding varies from traditional government proposals; it is important to understand the differences and the nuances that go along with a sealed bid. Sealed Bid Process Sealed bidding is primarily used for… Read more »

Federal Government Pricing For Defense Contracts

Federal Government pricing for defense contracts can be a nightmare for contractors that are not familiar with bidding on federal contracts. Even the larger and more experienced companies performing DOD contracts see the landmines when they engage in bid protest litigations.  For example, inadequate federal government pricing can to proposal… Read more »

Writing Winning Proposals

Writing winning proposals for the federal government is not an easy task. Both large and small businesses still struggle to compete in the federal marketplace.  However, a significant amount still fall short of winning.  The key to submitting a competitive proposal is to avoid doing things in the past that… Read more »

Government Project Proposal Writing Tips for Government Contractors

A government project proposal in government contracting usually includes construction bid proposals, or some other projects that have a very defined beginning and ending. When compared to service contracts, this the style of writing could vary. The gist of your project proposal is to convince the agency that your company if awarded… Read more »

Federal Voidable Contract Definition

Analyzing what is a voidable contract is sometimes confusing even sophisticated parties. For example, many recent construction cases involved instances where the contract between the contractor and the government was held by the ASBCA to be a voidable contract given various mistakes made by the contractor.  It is important for… Read more »

Federal Request for Proposal & Government RFP Process

What is a Federal Government Request for Proposal (RFP)? A Request for Proposal (Federal Government RFP Process) is a tool used by the Federal Government to solicit proposals from interested bidders. Small businesses and large DOD contractors use the request for proposal process to plan, prepare and bid on services contracts… Read more »

HUBZone Certification & HUBZone Requirements

How to Get SBA HUBZone Certified Having SBA HUBZone certification opens many doors for you as a contractor.  It is important to understand the requirements that you must fulfill in a proposal submission and what is owed to you by the government in a request for proposal.  HUBZone stands for… Read more »