Appeals in the Federal Debarment and Suspension System

When a government contractor is recommended for debarment, the first part of defending the action is to see whether the company falls within the intended purpose of the statute. The purpose of the Debarment and Suspension System is: To protect the public interest, the Federal Government ensures the integrity of Federal… Read more »

Construction Claims Resolution and Appeals in Federal Government Contracts

Government construction claims resolution and appeals in federal government contracts have become a nightmare for construction contractors that are filing disputes and appeals or initially submitting claims to the federal government. This is even true for settlement proposals in termination for convenience cases.  The COFC or Board of Contract Appeals dismisses… Read more »

Federal Suspension and Debarment Appeals

Do You Know the Next Steps for Your Suspension and Debarment Appeals? As a government contractor, you must be aware that the Board of Contracts Appeal does not have jurisdiction to review suspension and debarment  appeals decisions. See Inter-Continental Equipment, Inc., ASBCA No. 38444, 90-1 BCA122,501 at 112,956 (holding the Board lacks… Read more »

Tips for Filing Court of Federal Claims Bid Protests (COFC)

Deciding on whether to file a Court of Federal Claims bid protest versus GAO protest or the agency-level protest can be tricky too many government contractors. At the end of the day, many contractors seeking to save revenues worth millions of dollars find that closing bridges or giving up rights… Read more »

Being Investigated for Fraud? Signs of Being Under Investigation (Federal)

Find out if you’re under government investigation as a federal contractor.  When investigators contact you, or agents serve you with a subpoena request, you must be very careful of how you proceed next. At.  Watson & Associates, LLC, our government contracts attorneys, and government investigation lawyers represent construction or service… Read more »