Basic Difference Between Unilateral Contract and Bilateral Contract

A Unilateral contract is vastly different from a bilateral contract. The elements of a contract are previously discussed in our Contracts article.  There are two main types of contracts: bilateral and unilateral. A Promise for Performance. By comparing the difference between Bilateral and Unilateral Agreements, a bilateral contract constitutes a… Read more »

What is Civil Litigation?

When thinking about the civil litigation meaning, one must contrast a criminal defendant on trial as opposed to a civil defendant that is being for money damages or some other non-criminal sanction. Civil litigation law includes a variety of practice areas that include, probate, personal injury law, family law, contract law… Read more »

Government Contractor Defense Lawyers

Government contractor defenses are commonplace during the performance of your contract. When the government makes an adverse decision against you, the next thing that a defense lawyer should do is to assess the facts, see if you have any legal defenses to the allegations, then attempt to negotiate the issues before the… Read more »

Joint Venture Definition

Failing to Comply with SBA Joint Venture Definition and Affiliation Rules Can Cost You the Contract.  The SBA joint venture definition means two or more businesses joining forces for a profit. The effort is generally targeted to a specific project in federal contracting. In government contracting, the Small Business Administration (SBA)… Read more »

Contract Disputes Act and Claims Against the Government

Contractors often face harsh consequences when filing federal government Contract Disputes Act (CDA) claims. Despite getting the benefit of your work, the contracting officer (CO) will often deny your claim just because the claim itself did not meet the CDA requirements or you did not provide the proper notice. This… Read more »

Getting on GSA Schedule – Application Process

Understand the GSA Schedule Application Process and Whether it is a Good Business Decision As a government contractor, you want to first make sure that getting on a GSA schedule is in your best interest. Not all GSA Schedules generate substantial profits for every business. The first piece of advice… Read more »

Termination for Convenience Settlement Costs

When it comes to terminations for convenience in federal government contracting, the staggering statistics of cases filed at the Court of Federal Claims (COFC) should make contractors aware that the government does in fact deny claims in your final settlement proposal.   Termination for convenience settlement costs become huge disputes primarily… Read more »

Breach of Contract Damages in Government Claims

If you are a government contractor, learning how to assess breach of contract damages in government claims is critical to recovering all damages that your company deserves. For example, you can bring suit for breach of contract under the Contract Disputes Act in the Court of Federal Claims (COFC.) You… Read more »