Federal Debarment Policy

The Federal Debarment Policy for government contractors  require that businesses or subcontractors that are suspended or debarred will not be allowed  will not use funds from federal grants, fellowship, cooperative agreements, scholarships, bid on federal contracts or even apply for loans to purchase goods and services. In short, federal debarment policy… Read more »

Approach for Technical Proposal for Construction Project – Federal

 Writing a technical proposal for construction projects to the federal government requires contractors to not only tell the agency how they intend to perform each aspect of the statement of work but most importantly to address risk factors. Most construction technical proposal fail simply because they do not address meeting or exceeding schedules… Read more »

When is Termination for Default Converted to Termination for Convenience?

The Default clause in government contracting states if a court finds the government’s actions are improper, a termination for default is converted to termination for convenience.  If the government and the contractor cannot reach a settlement agreements, the contracting officer will issue a decision determining the settlement based on “the… Read more »

Default Government Contract Termination Letter

When your contract is terminated for default, the agency must issue a contract default letter. (see FAR 49.601). Responding to the contract termination letter and taking the next steps could be problematic if you do not understand the process and what standard the government must meet. By learning the rules, your… Read more »

Contract Termination for Default Process & Appeals

When the government terminates your company for default (otherwise known as termination for cause), understanding your rights and the contract termination process can be crucial to your company’s future. For example, a disastrous mistake many contractors make is not realizing that they must preserve their right to appeal as early… Read more »

Contract Disputes Act Interest & CDA Contract Claims

Under Section 12 of the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), government interest payments for CDA claims starts from the time the contracting Contract Disputes Act Interest Rates  The rate of government interest payments for CDA claims is established by the Secretary of the Treasury. The interest rate generally changes every six months. This… Read more »

Termination of Contract for Default Appeals

During a termination for default (also referred to as termination for cause) appeals case, contractors often find themselves facing harsh procedural court rulings that cause them to lose the case. As a party to the appeal, you must prove facts supporting any allegations that you make. Submission on the written record… Read more »

Contractor Termination Tips

Contractor termination is common in federal government contracting. Whether the government’s decision is to terminate a contract for default or convenience, each type will make a huge difference as to your next steps. Not all government contractor terminations are as simple to challenge as most businesses may think. Evidence in… Read more »

Government Claims and Supporting Documentation

When it comes to government claims and supporting documentation to validate the claim, contractors are often faced with repetitive demands from the agency for receipts and other data to justify the submitted claim. Such frustration can also cause companies to make costly legal mistakes. Meeting the Legal Requirements of Government Claims… Read more »