Lowest Price Technically Acceptable LPTA Contract

Know the Difference Between a Lowest Price Technically Acceptable LPTA Contract vs FAR Best Value Awards When you as a government contractor decide to file a bid protest that challenges the agency’s evaluation of your proposal, there is a striking difference between a government solicitation that will be evaluated on… Read more »

Construction Claims Resolution and Appeals in Federal Government Contracts

Government construction claims resolution and appeals in federal government contracts have become a nightmare for construction contractors that are filing disputes and appeals or initially submitting claims to the federal government. This is even true for settlement proposals in termination for convenience cases.  The COFC or Board of Contract Appeals dismisses… Read more »

Technical Evaluation Criteria of Contractor Proposals in GAO Protests

GAO protests based on errors in government’s technical evaluation criteria of contractor proposals are very common. In order to prevail in a bid protest, a bid protest lawyer will have to show that the agency’s actions were unreasonable. Common approaches to challenging government contracting agencies’ technical evaluation criteria can range… Read more »

Non Responsive Bid Proposal Protests

Non responsive bid proposals occur when the contracting agency excludes your bid because it materially failed to follow the solicitation requirements. Unless your mistake was minimal and immaterial, GAO tends to rule that the Agency made a reasonable decision. However, there are situations where agency exclusions were unreasonable. What happens in… Read more »

Construction Claims Appeal & Contracting Officer Final Decision

Avoid Getting Your Case Dismissed on Appeal. A contracting officer’s final decision in federal government contracting carries a lot of weight. For example,  a federal contracting officer is the final authority for approving or denying claims or requests for equitable adjustments.  Contractors and non-government contracting attorneys often make costly mistakes… Read more »

Prompt Payment Act Resolving Invoice Problems

The Federal Prompt Payment Act (PPA), 31 USC 3901-3905 , ensures that federal agencies pay vendors for their invoices on time. However, not all government invoices paid on time. This not only creates a hardship; it also impacts the contractor’s ability to perform other contracts and meet other financial obligation. Prompt payment… Read more »

Difference Between a Bid Protest and a Contract Dispute

The best way to differentiate between a bid protest and contract dispute is to first establish whether there is actually a contract. During the bid protest stage, the only one who actually has a contract is the awardee. In a government contract protest, the protestor  is not a party to… Read more »