The Risk of Writing Your Bid Proposal

By: Leanna Ajour, Esq. California & Colorado Attorney Your company has its specialties and you’re good at what you do. But, providing well-written proposals detailing to legally thorough degree, the work that you do and the methodology you will use to complete a bid proposal is what we do. Having a… Read more »

Agency Corrective Action in GAO Protest

When bid protests are filed, government contracting agencies may see merit to your case. As a result, they may decide to take corrective action. The problem usually arises when federal agency corrective action is taken but you believe that such action was not appropriate. Should you file a protest? It depends…. Read more »

GAO Protest Automatic CICA Stay 31 USC 3553

As a federal contractor, you might be familiar with the general rule that is you have grounds to file a bid protest due to improper proposal evaluation or some other valid reason, you as the disappointed offeror can file a bid protest at   the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and obtain… Read more »

SBA 8(a) Certification: Avoid Early Mistakes

Your company would like to broaden its horizons and deepen its corporate contracts by venturing into the government contracts arena through 8a certification with the Small Business Administration (SBA).  Great.  But, before you do, make sure the company is prepared to meet the rigorous SBA 8a certification requirements. Section 8(a) Certification… Read more »

Anti Kickback Statute Penalties

Anti Kickback Statute Resolving Challenges of Fraud and Penalties Government contractors or health care agencies accused of violating the Anti Kickback Statute or fraud can be in for some huge fines if a court rules against them. Having sound internal practices and a thorough understanding of the applicable laws can greatly… Read more »

Walking the Tightrope: Procurement Compliance and Over-Compliance

By: Leanna Ajour, Esq., California & Colorado Attorney Striking a balance between conservatively following government contract regulations and allowing your business to run effectively without over-compliance is not an easy road to hoe. Whether your business’ procurement compliance program is non-existent and may result in government authority knocking at the… Read more »