Government Novation Agreement FAR 42.1204 Assignment of Contract

Assignment of contract decisions when there is a purchase and sale agreement involving a company that has existing government contracts should be met with caution. Although FAR 42.12 allows the buying and selling parties to execute a novation agreement due to an asset purchase or stock sale, companies should still… Read more »

Representations and Certifications Reps and Certs FAR 52.212 3

When submitting a bid for federal contractors, offeror representations and certifications (proposal’s reps and certs ) can become a serious issue. Bidders are sometimes sanctioned with false claims and potential suspension and debarment when submitting proposals to the federal government.  Failure to perform due diligence with your company reps and… Read more »

Government Proposal Writing and Bid Submission Mistakes

Part of a bidder’s government proposal writing efforts is to make sure that it follows the bid submission directions in the solicitation. As obvious as this may sound, companies have been known to make mistakes and cause their proposals to be rejected by the contracting agency. In a recent case,… Read more »

Buy American Act Countries List — Fair Trade TAA Compliance Rules?

When applying the rule for establishing Buy American Act qualifying countries of origin, contractors doing business with the federal government should understand the basics of Buy American Act compliance. Many companies make dangerous mistakes and find themselves facing costly penalties and fines(including losing lucrative federal contracts in a bid protest.) Federal regulatory… Read more »

Government Contract Transition Plan GAO Ruling

Should You File A Government Contracts Case at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit CAFC?

Do you have a government contractor Transition Plan checklist when you bid on federal contracts.  Only about 64% of contractors include a vendor transition plan checklist at the proposal development stage. The remaining 36% fail to include a plan simply because the solicitation did not call for one. This is… Read more »

SBA OHA Has No Jurisdiction to Hear VA SDVOSB Status Appeals

In December 2015, the Small Business Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals (SBA OHA) decided a case and ruled that it did not have jurisdiction to hear a size appeal of the SBA’ Area Office Size Determination. The procurement was a VA SDVOSB set aside but the protestor had no… Read more »

Protesting SBA Certificate of Competency COC Decisions 13 CFR 125 and FAR 19.6

The SBA agency  Certificate of Competency (COC)  rules allow small business firms to challenge, generally in a bid protest, the agency’s source selection decision that is not technically responsible to perform the contract. Agency Responsibility Determination –The Rule of Law: The Small Business Act suggest that government contracting agencies should not make a… Read more »