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 »

Breach of Contract Damages in Government Claims

If you are a government contractor, learning how to assess breach of contract damages in government claims is critical to recovering all damages that your company deserves. For example, you can bring suit for breach of contract under the Contract Disputes Act in the Court of Federal Claims (COFC.) You… Read more »

Government Proposal Templates – Avoid Costly Mistakes

A substantial amount of contractors look to find quick and easy government proposal templates on the Internet when responding to government solicitations. However, there has been at least one GAO case where the government stated that the proposal template used did not mirror the solicitation requirements. Using templated responses increase… Read more »

GAO Bid Protests on Bid Evaluations

If you are filing a GAO bid protest because of a dispute about your proposal past performance evaluations, you should first understand that as a general rule contracting agencies have wide discretion to evaluate proposals based upon their own independent judgment. However, a protest lawyer that shows that the agency’s evaluation scoring… Read more »

CICA Stay Overrides for GAO Bid Protests

Filing a GAO bid protest can invoke an automatic stay of contract award or performance that lasts until GAO, or the court makes a decision. The automatic CICA Stay is typically at the GAO protest level. At the Court of Federal Claims, the stay is not automatic and protestors will… Read more »