Does Your Case Meet the Government’s Debarred Definition?

What Does Debarred Mean? Debarment means an action taken by a Federal agency or official to exclude a person or business entity from participating in transactions involving certain federal funds. Being debarred also means the disqualification of a person or contractor to get invitations for bids, or requests for proposals,… Read more »

How to Challenge a HUBZone Small Business Contract Award

Tips on How to Challenge a HUBZone Small Business Contract Award Through A Bid Protest or Appeal By Cheryl E. Adams, Esq. You may need to beat a competitor’s price by 10% to win a government contract, if your firm is not an SBA certified HUBZone small business concern.  Also,… Read more »

Tips for Filing Court of Federal Claims Bid Protests (COFC)

Deciding on whether to file a Court of Federal Claims bid protest versus GAO protest or the agency-level protest can be tricky too many government contractors. At the end of the day, many contractors seeking to save revenues worth millions of dollars find that closing bridges or giving up rights… Read more »

What is an SBA Size Protest? Understanding the Rules

An SBA size protest is a legal challenge to the agency’s decision to award a government contract because of the awardee’s alleged small business size violation. Specifically,  the protestor challenges the awardee size status by asserting and providing a legal and factual basis for the size protest. 13 CFR 121.1001… Read more »

Does FAR Force Majeure Clauses Apply to Federal Government Contracts

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 »

Basics of Small Business SDVOSB Fraud in Government Contracts

The focus on SDVOSB fraud in government contracting has significantly increased over the last five years. Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small businesses find themselves facing criminal conspiracy charges while also submitting false claims in an effort to defraud the government and ultimately obtain SDVOSB set-aside contracts with the VA or other government… Read more »