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 »

FAR Best Value Trade Off Analysis Definition & Application

Some contractors find it confusing when protesting the government’s best value trade off analysis. Without having a basic understanding of the agency’s discretion compared to what the procurement regulations require, your bid protest could be at risk. Without a proper understanding, contractors quickly find themselves in a vulnerable position during litigation…. Read more »

Green Procurement Program Policy — Proposal Writing Tip & Guidelines

A proposal writing tip to consider is that the federal government has taken an interest in mobilizing its Green Procurement Program Policy as a measure to improve the environment. As government contractors, you should seriously consider the guidelines, benefits and visibility that you can achieve in your proposal writing efforts. … Read more »

FAR Small Business Subcontracting Plan Requirements

It is common practice in federal government proposal writing process for you to meet FAR small business subcontracting plan requirements (FAR 52.219-9)or, in the most recent cases, small business participation plans. The question is how do you write one that withstands bid protest scrutiny or potentially gets higher scores than your… Read more »

How to Assess Termination for Convenience Costs Recoverable

Before you submit your termination for convenience settlement proposal to the federal government, make sure you understand the regulatory allowances for costs recoverable. Given the push from the administration, government contracting agencies are instituting termination for convenience actions to do away with unwanted contracts. Although there are statutory damages and… Read more »