SBA Size Determination & NAICS Codes 13 CFR Part 121

Although it is relatively easy to qualify, small businesses often find themselves in adverse situations when a competitor challenges their SBA size standards under 13 CFR Part 121 for certain industries. The following cases also show that the contracting agency sometimes make huge mistakes when selecting appropriate NAICS Code for… Read more »

ITAR Regulations, ITAR Prohibited Countries & 22 C.F.R § 120.15

Avoid Costly Penalties from Dealing With the Embargo Act and Wrong ITAR Countries under ITAR 22 CFR 120.15 Important to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR Regulations), there are certain ITAR prohibited countries that corporations must be aware of that prohibit ITAR involvement. These ITAR countries are listed to keep… Read more »

The Risk of Writing Your Bid Proposal

By: Leanna Ajour, Esq. California & Colorado Attorney Your company has its specialties and you’re good at what you do. But, providing well-written proposals detailing to legally thorough degree, the work that you do and the methodology you will use to complete a bid proposal is what we do. Having a… Read more »

Best Value Source Selection Process & Technical Evaluation of Proposals

When agencies use their source selection process for evaluation and best value trade-off of technical proposals, the government contract law only allows for reasonable  technical proposal and best value trade-off decisions. This occurs during the final stages of a negotiated procurement by comparing competing proposal to each other. When the Agency receives initial proposals,… Read more »

Racial Discrimination for Employers in Colorado

 As an employer, racial discrimination as applied in most states prohibits unfavorable actions against an applicant or employee because /she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race (such as hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features). Color discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because of… Read more »

Is Your Contractor Teaming Agreement An Enforceable Contract?

Is Your Company Using a Generic Contractor Teaming Agreement Template? Beware. Under FAR 9.6, government contractors can submit bids using teaming agreements that allow subcontractors to perform under the upcoming contract. This strategy is beneficial for at least two reasons when looking for a potential subcontractor. First, small businesses can use this strategy… 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 »

How Can Bid Protest Lawyers Help You

The underlying reason that you want to file a bid protest is that you want a second “bite at the apple.” If you are the successful bidder, then you want to intervene into the protest litigation and protect your own interest. You have made the decision to file a GAO… Read more »