Federal Performance Based Service Contracts FAR Part 37

As a government contractor, you should quickly become aware of federal government performance based service contracts under FAR Part 37. This is critical at the bidding stage as well as understanding your obligations at the performance stage. Responding to government bids creates much confusion for businesses that are not familiar with… Read more »

FAR Debrief Before Filing a Bid Protest Letter at GAO

 As a corporate decision to challenge a recent government contract award,  getting a pre award or post award debriefing before filing a bid protest letter at GAO is one of the most valuable tools that government contractors can use. One reason is that as a practical matter you are tasked with… Read more »

Government Subcontracting The Basics Information FAR 52.219 8

Small businesses become fertile ground for federal investigations when they either subcontract out too much work or simply engage in pass-through contracting. If you are new to federal contracting or an existing government contractor, you should promptly get up to speed on government subcontracting the basics IAW FAR 52.219 8… Read more »

GAO Protest Failure to Comply With Solicitation Requirements

If you file a GAO protest and argue that the Agency did not follow procurement regulations, you must ask yourself whether your proposal failed to comply with solicitation requirements. The government contracting agency can reject your proposal for failing to adhere to the solicitation requirements. A recent GAO protest case,Compuline International, Inc.B-408379 found that the agency… Read more »

Government Soliciation & RFP Response Tips

The government seeks appealing competition when it rates your response to RFP’s.  Many small businesses find it difficult to keep up a competitive edge. However, this hurdle can be eliminated by doing some basic things. This article will give you some rfp response tips. Reading the Solicitation from beginning to… Read more »

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 »