Surety Bond Tips for Federal Government Construction Contracts

Varying Surety Bond Requirements Take Different Legal Paths to Resolve Avoid Costly Legal Mistakes. Given the amount of construction in federal government construction contracts, there are provisions that allow for large contractors and DOD small businesses to secure projects. There are various surety bond requirements that must be met. For… Read more »

How Appeal Courts Look at Contract Termination for Default Cases

When a federal government agency terminates your contract for default (T4D), the next steps and whether you have a good chance of appealing the contracting officer’s final decision can be challenging.  Although the decision has been made to terminate the contract for default, knowing how the appeal courts look at… Read more »

SBA Fraud – Criminal Defense for Disadvantaged Small Business Program

On the issue of defrauding the government under the SBA Disadvantaged Small Business Program, there many recent small business government contract SBA fraud cases where the Department of Justice, SBA Inspector General, and other government entities have investigated and indicted Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) owners for committing procurement fraud under… Read more »

Excusable Delays in Construction Government Contracts

An excusable delays in construction federal contracting relates to an unforeseeable delay and those that go beyond the contractor’s control. On the other hand a contract delay that is considered non-excusable is  in fact foreseeable. The difference drives whether the contractor or the government must bear the risk. Other issues… Read more »

Federal Breach of Implied Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

Avoid Legal Landmines When Asserting that the Government Breached of Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing. Government contractors often struggle with the next steps when the agency does act fairly in providing accurate CPARS ratings. The government sometimes refers to the expressed contract clauses during litigation in order to… Read more »

Difference Between Actual and Apparent Authority In Government Contracts?

In government contracting, there are harsh rules about apparent authority. The issues usually arise when contractors follow directions of Program Managers and Contracting Officer Technical Representatives (COTR).   Knowing the difference between actual and apparent authority can help you develop a better strategy when filing a contract claim against the government. Without… Read more »

Defending and Responding to Contractor Suspension and Debarment

Having received the government suspension or debarment notice, you have to seriously consider your company’s approach to defending and responding to the agency’s recommendation to the deciding office. Contractor actions are serious business and having the right response can save your company’s future. Defending and Responding — Initial Approach Your… Read more »

Contract Termination for Failure to Make Progress

The federal government’s termination for default for failure to make progress can occur when you fail to make satisfactory progress  toward completion of contract performance.  For commercial item government contracts , the  government should be allowed to demand adequate assurances that you will meet the contract terms. You must respond… Read more »