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 Part 16.2 Economic Price Adjustment Clause

Under the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) “fixed-price government contracts with an economic price adjustment clause provides for upward and downward revisions of the stated contract price upon the occurrence of specified contingencies.” This is covered in FAR Part 16.203-1(a).  To establish a case or bid protest challenging the agency’s improper use of… Read more »

ITAR Compliance Penalties – Difference Between ITAR and EAR Requirements (EAR vs ITAR)

When it comes to understanding ITAR compliance requirements and compliance penalties, the Justice Department government has no doubt increased oversight for government contractors, commercial organizations, and individuals for potential EAR vs ITAR laws breaches and non-compliance with import-export regulations. Many companies relax their standards and many do not even have an ITAR Compliance Statement…. Read more »

Internal Corporate Investigations

Internal corporate investigations allow you to conduct a self-assessment of managers, supervisors, and your employees to comply with state and federal laws in addition to your internal policies and controls. When you conduct internal corporate investigations, you should be looking to gather facts so if the Department of Justice (DOJ),… Read more »

Discrimination in the Workplace For Employers & Government Contractors

Discrimination in the Workplace — Practices to Avoid When it comes to employer discrimination in the workplace, government contractors are subjected to strict compliance with workplace discrimination laws. Your contract contains specific statutory language to that effect. Therefore, especially for larger contractors, you must ensure that your supervisors are familiar with the laws… Read more »