Government Contracts Claims Process – Five Approaches

When looking at the government contract process for submitting claims, or you decide to file claims against the federal government, there are certain best practices and approaches that you must adhere to. Failure to follow them can tempt the Contracting Officer (CO) to try to negotiate the actual amount downwards or it… Read more »

Federal Governmental Procurement Process

The DOD and Federal Government Procuremental Process in Federal Contracting in the U.S. means the method and purchasing process by which government agencies buy goods and services.  When it comes to government contracts, the federal government is in the business of buying commercial products and services. How it goes about… Read more »

Government Termination of Contract Notice – CEO’s Biggest Fear

As CEO of the company, receiving the government’s notice of contract termination is one of the sudden blows that you do not usually dream of seeing. Your anticipated profits and the future of your business are at risk. Whether the agency terminates for cause or convenience, developing an immediate response is critical…. Read more »

Federal False Claims Act Penalty

The Department of Justice obtained more than $4.7 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving reporting fraud and false claims against the government in the fiscal year 2016 ending Sept. 30. See announcement here. Prime contractors and subcontractors performing on federal government contracts should be very aware that… Read more »

Internal Policies, Ethics and Audits for Government Contractors

As a government contractor, you should be aware that are required to have certain internal policies in place at all times. Failure to adhere to this requirement can lead to suspension or debarment. Contract performance is more than just merely getting the work done. You also have to comply with all… Read more »

Total Small Business Set Aside GAO Protest Decisions FAR 19.502

Although congressional mandates show an increase in total small business set aside procurement, filing a bid protest that challenges the contracting agency’s decision to set aside a procurement for small businesses must be approached with extreme care. The ultimate concern under FAR 19.502 is to understand what exactly is the government contracting agency supposed… Read more »

FAR Termination for Convenience Clause | How Does it Work?

Many government contractors struggle in understanding their rights when the agency imposes a notice of termination for convenience or termination for default under the FAR. There are a myriad of situations that could amplify a contractor’s rights or, conversely, minimize them. The FAR Termination for Convenience Clause gives the government a unilateral right to issue… Read more »

Termination for Convenience Settlement Costs

When it comes to terminations for convenience in federal government contracting, the staggering statistics of cases filed at the Court of Federal Claims (COFC) should make contractors aware that the government does in fact deny claims in your final settlement proposal.   Termination for convenience settlement costs become huge disputes primarily… Read more »