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 Government Request for Proposal 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 »

Government Contracting & RFP Best Value Evaluation

When evaluating a government proposal, the agency almost always uses a best value procurement RFP evaluation process for negotiated procurements. This concept comes into play when the Agency ultimately looks at the competing proposals and makes a subjective determination as to which proposal best suits the government’s needs. The government best value… 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 »

FAR Best Value Procurement Process & Analysis

Federal government agencies tend to use the best value procurement process as the preferred proposal evaluation criteria. Although known to many government contractors, many still fall prey to the government’s evaluation process. What is best value procurement definition? This concept is usually regulated under FAR 15.  The FAR best value procurement… Read more »

Acceptance of Late Proposal Exception In GAO Bid Protest Rules

When it comes to GAO acceptance of late proposal submission exception in bid protests, many contractors wonder what happens if their Request for Proposal (“RFP”) submission is late and if there are any exceptions that allow for relief.  While it is an offeror’s responsibility to deliver its proposal to the proper… Read more »

Rules on Request for Proposal (RFP) & Government Solicitation Amendments

When a government agency submits a request for proposal (“RFP”), the agency can make amendments and changes to the government solicitation requirements.  The Federal Acquisition Regulation permits agencies to request revised government proposals, even where the original awardee’s price has been disclosed.  Jackson Contractor Grp., B-402348.2 (2010).  Agency Discretion with… Read more »