Construction Claims & Appealing Contracting Officer’s Final Decision

Avoid Getting Your Case Dismissed on Appeal. A contracting officer’s final decision in federal government contracting carries a lot of weight. For example,  a contracting officer is the final authority for approving or denying construction claims or requests for equitable adjustments.  Small business contractor lawyers and non-government contracting attorneys often… Read more »

Difference Between a Bid Protest and a Contract Dispute

The best way to differentiate between a bid protest and contract dispute is to first establish whether there is actually a contract. During the bid protest stage, the only one who actually has a contract is the awardee. In a government contract protest, the protestor  is not a party to… Read more »

SBA Mentor Protege Joint Venture Rules 13 CFR 124.513 & 13 CFR 125.9

Failure to Follow SBA Mentor Protege Joint Venture Rules 13 CFR 124.513 and 13 CFR 125.9 Can Cost You the Contract. Get Help Positioning Your Company for GSA’s OASIS UNRESTRICTED Contract Program. The Small Business Administration SBA 8a Mentor Protege Program Joint Venture rules have significant power when applied to… Read more »

FCPA Penalties and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act fines and penalties and violations can be premised upon your efforts in due diligence or otherwise seek to determine whether there was a legitimate business purpose for the use of a “middleman” or consultant.  Under the FCPA anti bribery provisions, this is especially true when conducting… Read more »

Governments Contract Novation Agreements FAR 42.1204

Theodore P. Watson, Esq. ( Federal Novation of Contract Law Lawyer) Get a better grasp on how to prepare for the government contract novation process and increase your chances of getting the contracting officer to approve your novation agreement.  The bottom line with any sale of a business involving federal… Read more »

Construction Claims Appeal for Government Contracts

Oftentimes, a  government contracts construction claims appeal is dismissed on appeal for lack of jurisdiction by the court. This can cost you a substantial amount of litigation fees only to find out that your case is dismissed on a technicality. To avoid such a peril, your must understand the basics when it… Read more »

Contract Disputes –Government and Business

A contract dispute may come in varying shapes and sizes.  Whether you are a Government contractor or a Small Business, contracts dispute can take a toll on your work and ultimately cost you money.  While the best option is to have an attorney draft or review any contract before signing,… Read more »