Act quickly if you are under investigation or worried about violating Buy American Act compliance requirements. Theodore P Watson, Esq – Practice Leader This section is only written to provide information to small businesses and larger federal government contractors regarding common issues and questions raised about the Buy American Act. If… Read more »
Avoiding the Pathway on Government Contract Fraud Cases and Federal Procurement Fraud – Do You Have the Right Defense Lawyer?
Federal government contract fraud prosecutors are pursuing defense contractor fraud defendants at full speed in the last 5-7 years. The companies involved are alleged to have committed a series of procurement fraud activities. The criminal defendants, which could be the company or the CEO or both, very seldom have any… Read more »
The COVID-19 pandemic is still costing the country substantial amounts of money without and certainty of guarantees. The end of this pandemic is not yet in site and federal contractors may now wonder whether this situation falls with the context of force majeure clauses, especially in government construction contracts. With… Read more »
Government contractors, especially small business, should brace themselves for a bumpy ride when it comes to the future of COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Problem. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued guidance about the pandemic. The information, however, does not resolve the storm of issues lurking for small businesses and… Read more »
OMB M-20-18 Guidance and Successful Contract Performance in the Shadow of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic
Twelve Things Construction Contractors Should Know About Davis Bacon Wage Determination Requirements
By: Cheryl Adams, Esq. Construction contracting with the U.S. Government can be complicated, especially when it comes to knowing what to do to comply with labor law. One of the important federal labor laws to understand is the Construction Wage Requirements Statute, otherwise known as the Davis Bacon Wages(Public Law… Read more »
Court of Federal Claims Slams Government For Cancellation of Solicitation & Awards Attorneys Fees Under Equal Access to Justice Act
Theodore P. Watson, Esq. Background of Relevant Facts Leading to Agency Decision for Cancellation of Solicitation. The Court of Federal Claims entered judgment in favor of Starry on its bid protest claim, concluding that the Department of Health and Human Services acted arbitrarily and capriciously in canceling its solicitation seeking… Read more »
Your U.S. Government Contract: Questions & Answers – Tips and Traps for Understanding Change Orders and Navigating the Request for Equitable Adjustment Process
Author: Cheryl Adams, Esq. Change orders happen. When you are a government contractor, it helps to understand some basics about change orders before you are issued one. Below are some common questions, and answers, about change orders, along with some tips and traps that you might encounter along the road… Read more »
U.S. Government Contracting: Avoid Expensive Pitfalls in Preparing Your Contract Disputes Act (CDA) Claim for Damages
Author: Cheryl Adams, Esq. You are a government contractor. Something happened, and performance of your government contract just cost you more money. Whatever it is, you’re pretty certain it was not your firm’s fault. Should you just submit an invoice for the extra… Read more »
Should You File A Government Contracts Case at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit CAFC?
Making the decision to appeal a lower court’s decision to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is a tough decision to make. Not only can it be an expensive process but understanding what objective you want to accomplish is essential. Federal government contractors may want to turn… Read more »