Government Contractor Defense Lawyers

Government contractor defenses are commonplace during the performance of your contract. When the government makes an adverse decision against you, the next thing that a defense lawyer should do is to assess the facts, see if you have any legal defenses to the allegations, then attempt to negotiate the issues before the… Read more »

Seven Tips For Contractors During The Federal Government Shutdown

With Congress still at a gridlock in approving a spending bill, Federal Agencies across the Nation have begun to close their doors and send employees home. The impact of the government shutdown carries a ripple effect that may include government contract claims. While there is not currently a fixed end in sight,… Read more »

Breach of Contract Termination Letter

Drafting a contract termination letter starts with the basis for the termination and making sure that the underlying reason for the letter does not breach the contract. This section deals primarily with when you receive a contract termination letter from the federal government. This can be for a termination for… Read more »

Colorado Construction Contract Payment Clauses

A common contract payment clause in Colorado construction contracts is “pay when paid clauses in construction contracts” or “paid-if-paid” clause. The immediate concern for most Colorado construction subcontractors is the impact to their everyday operations when the owner does not pay the prime contractor. The first approach to this level… Read more »

Proposal Writing and Government Contracts Training for Contractors

Government Contracts  and Proposal Writing Training For Companies Seeking to Avoid Costly Mistakes and to Increase Company Revenues. Watson & Associates provide proactive government contracts training for companies across the United States. Review our training classes and seminars. Seats are limited. Register for our Proposal Writing Training Classes. Contact a… Read more »

Procurement Integrity Act Violations FAR 3.104

The Federal Government Has Increased Oversight and is Cracking Down on Procurement Integrity Act violations under FAR 3.104. In Addition to Criminal Defense Law You Should Also Understand the Procurement Process – The End Result Depends on It.  The Procurement Integrity Act (PIA) makes it clear that the release of… Read more »

Contract Disputes Act of 1978 Claims Against the Government

Contractors often face harsh consequences when filing federal government Contract Disputes Act (CDA) claims. Despite getting the benefit of your work, the contracting officer (CO) will often deny your claim just because the claim itself did not meet the CDA requirements. This result can cost a company thousands or even… Read more »

Bid Protest Intervention GAO or COFC – Who May Intervene?

Types of Bid Protest Intervention At the U.S. Court of Federal Claims adopts two types of bid  protest intervention. They are: intervention as of right or by permission of the court. In either case, you or your attorney must enter the case in a timely fashion. Who May Intervene? As a government… Read more »

Lack of Privity of Contract in Government Procurement

As a subcontractor to a federal government procurement, you may often find yourself wondering what is the lack of privity of contract rule for government relationship with subcontractors and why the Contracting Officer, or even the Small Business Administration (in small business matters), does not intervene when you have a dispute… Read more »