Federal Government GAO Bid Protest Lawyers in Washington DC

Deciding whether or not to file a protest at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) makes the difference in saving substantial business revenues or letting another bidder take advantage of the opportunity. However, there are other considerations for you to think about. Most important are  the procedural requirements to file. When finding a… Read more »

Government Contracting How To Increase Sales

Help to Increase Business Sales in Government Contracts Small businesses and large corporations are seeking to increase sales in federal government contracts. There is no secret that the federal government spends billions on the procurement of services and products.  As you decide to venture into the federal procurement marketplace, there… Read more »

Qui Tam False Claims Act and Subcontractor Liability

On the issue of False Claims Act liability, there are varying opinions about liability of main contractor for subcontractor. The bottom line is that both prime contractors and independent contractors can be liable under the Federal False Claims Act.  The DOJ and various agency IG offices have increased the level… Read more »

Best Value Bid Protest : How to Attack Them

Launching a best value bid protest very common and among the most litigated cases before GAO. Oftentimes, agencies do not follow the solicitation’s requirements. However, to attack the agency’s actual evaluation needs an argument that is more than just a disagreement. Instead, attacking the best value evaluation requires a showing… Read more »

Ostensible Contractor Rule

Avoid Mistakes in Bid Protests Federal government contractors often have many questions about the Ostensible Contractor Rule and how it can impact the award of the contract. The bottom line is that if you are submitting government proposals as a small business, you want to stay away from the possibility… Read more »

Government Contracting Prompt Payment Act

The Prompt Payment Act (PPA), as enacted by Congress requires the government to pay invoices by the required due date. As a practical matter, the federal government usually pays invoices within 30 days. However, this does not always happen. As a government contractor, your ability to collect prompt payments from the federal government is essential to… Read more »

Government Contractor Teaming Agreement

Beware of an Improperly Drafted Government Contractor Teaming Arrangement  Using a Small business contractor teaming agreement is becoming a hot topic with small business set aside awards.  The SBA’s new rules about affiliation do not help matters much. However, there are some benefits to properly structuring contractor teaming arrangements and… Read more »

Suspension and Debarment Appeals 45 CFR 1641.24

Do You Know the Next Steps for Your Suspension and Debarment Appeals? As a government contractor, you must be aware that the Board of Contracts Appeal does not have jurisdiction to review suspension and debarment  appeals decisions. See Inter-Continental Equipment, Inc., ASBCA No. 38444, 90-1 BCA122,501 at 112,956 (holding the Board lacks… Read more »