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 »

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals Lawyers

Appealing a claim to the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA Cases) means that you first should have a Contracting Officer’s final decision as required under the Contract Disputes Act. Under ASBCA rules, you also want to ensure that you have not waived your right to appeal by agreeing to… Read more »

Understanding the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

  (Failure to Understand the Basis Can Cost You Hundreds of Thousands in Litigation What is the Federal Acquisition Regulation ( FAR)? The  Federal Acquisition Regulation ( FAR) is codified in Title 48 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations. It is issued pursuant to the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act… Read more »

Responding to FAR Cure Notice & Show Cause Letters

Theodore P. Watson, Government Contracts Attorney. Termination for default cases on appeal often fail.  The general reason for such a failure rate is because your response to a show cause letter, FAR cure notice, or some version of a letter of concern in government contracting situations for non-performance was inadequate…. Read more »

Contractors’ Decision to File a Bid Protest at COFC or GAO

Bid protest filed at the Court of Federal Claims is considered a new protest and not a direct appeal of the Government Accountability Office’s protest decision. When considering a contractors’ decision to file a Bid Protest at COFC or GAO, there are times when a contractor’s risk of forfeiting revenues… Read more »

Types of Employment Discrimination Damages

The below information has been primarily extracted from the EEOC Website. As an employer involved in an employment discrimination case, you should seek legal advice for a local employer defense lawyer. You should understand the types of employment discrimination damages that your company can be exposed to. Types of Employment Discrimination Damages… Read more »

Federal Government Construction Contract Projects

Indulging in Federal government construction contracts can be very lucrative in the federal procurement world. However, the risk of non-performance is definitely present and any federal construction contracting company must approach projects with caution.  As a contractor, you should be aware that you are dealing with an extremely large client with a… Read more »

Federal Scope of Work Construction Changes

Construction scope of work changes is commonplace on any federal construction project. As a general contractor, the “changes clause” allows the government or owner to make changes to the scope of work (SOW) after the contract performance period starts. Having a thorough understanding of the the contract terms and conditions can make a… Read more »