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 »

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

What is a Small Business Participation Plan?  How is this different from a Small Business Subcontracting Plan? The answer to these questions can make the difference in getting a high proposal evaluation score and a low one.     A Small Business Subcontracting plan is an agreement between private party… 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 »