Tips for Agency Past Performance Evaluation Assessments

 A common question arises when government contractors file a bid protest that challenges the agency’s past performance evaluation. Can the agency still give the awardee a higher performance rating when its CPAR ratings show that it had an unsatisfactory rating on one of its projects? It depends upon the documentation of… Read more »

Contractor Responsibility Determination

Recently, many federal bidders have experienced an adverse contractor responsibility when the agency evaluates their proposal. Challenging the agency’s nonresponsibility determination can be tricky in a bid protest. The core issue of contention occurs when the contracting officer issues a negative determination of responsibility because the proposal was technically unacceptable…. Read more »

COFC Bid Protest SBA HUBZone Employee Requirements 13 CFR 126.601

Contractors can sometimes make mistakes when calculating the SBA’s 35% HUBZone employee requirements when bidding for government contracts.  13 CFR 126.601 governs the employee residency requirements for HUBZone companies. Failure to comply with the rule can cause companies to lose out on millions in government contract awards. Do not take chances with… Read more »

How To Avoid Common COFC and GAO Bid Protest Intervenor Mistakes

Becoming a bid protest intervenor is usually pretty simple. However, there are many cases where government contractors believed that the would become a bid protest intervenor but quickly found out that they were really not an interested party with legal standing to intervene in the protest. Many contractors attempt to… Read more »

SBA HUBZone Qualification & Requirements 13 CFR 126

HUBZone Definition The HUBZone Program (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) is a United States Small Business Administration (SBA) program that provides some level of government contracting preferences for small company owners that operate their principle place of business in a designated consensus track and also provide jobs to employees who live in… Read more »