Filing Government Contract Claims and Disputes

Companies file government contract claims and disputes when there is a disagreement about additional work performed and where the contractor has not been paid. Such disputes arise during a request for equitable adjustment, scope changes, delays and other unexpected situations. As a government contractor, filing claims against the federal government… Read more »

Appealing Government Contract Claims

 Appealing government contract claims is commonplace when you have performed work and for some reason the contracting officer denies your claim for payment. A substantial amount of claims and disputes arise because of technical problems at the preparation and submission stage. Even though there is no question that you performed the… Read more »

COFC Bid Protest Decision

COFC Bid Protest Decisions Can Favor Contractors During a COFC  bid protest, an agency will not prevail when it is shown that the agency did not comply with its evaluation scheme as outlined in the solicitation. The Court of Federal Claims(COFC) ruled for the bid protestor because of the agency’s… Read more »

Proposal Writing Strategies – Avoid Bid Protest

Proposal Writing Strategies That Also Can Withstand a Bid Protest. As a Federal Government contractor, it is important to understand how the agency evaluates your proposal. If you are fortunate to get the award, you now have to probably withstand a bid protest to GAO or some other forum. The first step… Read more »

Understanding The Agency’s Obligations When Conducting Meaningful Discussions

Understand the Basics of Agency Obligations When a government agency conducts discussions in a negotiated procurement, such discussions  must be meaningful. The Agency must  identify deficiencies and significant weaknesses in your proposal that could reasonably be addressed to materially enhance the your potential for receiving award. The Agency is not required… Read more »

Small Business Subcontracting Plan & Small Business Participation Plan

Government bids have increased the requirement to submit small business subcontracting plans under FAR 19.7 and FAR 52.219 or small business participation plan. There is a huge concern as to why small businesses should still have to submit such plans. Furthermore, there are several companies that have lost bids because there… Read more »

How to Write a Government Proposal For Large Federal Contracts

Mistakes Made By Large Businesses  When deciding how to write a government proposal, large businesses are required to pass on work to smaller businesses. This need is usually set out in the solicitation by requiring a small business subcontracting plan. Typically, large businesses may simply submit a subcontracting plan that does… Read more »

GSA Protest Sustained

WASHINGTON, DC — On, March 25, 2008, the Government Accountability Office sustained a Fedcar Company, Ltd’s. protest of the award of a lease contract to Duke Realty Limited Partnership by the General Services Administration (GSA) under solicitation for offers (SFO) No. GS-05B-18064, for the construction and lease of a dedicated… Read more »

How to Get Federal Government Contracts

Many commercial businesses are revisiting business initiatives to generate more revenues. When it comes to learning how to get Federal Government contracts, some companies have thought about doing business with the federal government but dismiss the idea simply because they have no government contract training, have heard horror stories about federal… Read more »

Government Contracts Equitable Adjustments & Change Orders

Understanding the Basics of Equitable Adjustment Can Save Substantial Amounts in Unnecessary Litigation The changes clause under government contracts allows you to submit a Request for Equitable Adjustment (REA)  when there are scope changes, delays and other unforeseeable circumstances. Adjustments can be either upwards or downwards; Proof of claims falls… Read more »