Termination For Convenience Clause Minimizing the Impact

The Termination for Convenience Clause in a federal government contract gives the agency the unilateral right to give you an early termination notice if it is in the government’s “best interest.” Sometimes there are questions as to the government underlying reasons.  Regardless of fault, the termination for convenience clause requires the government… 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 »

Request for Equitable Adjustment – What is an REA in Government Contracts?

Request for Equitable Adjustment  (Equitable Adjustment FAR (REA)), in government contracting addresses a contract adjustment and is driven by the changes clause, to compensate you due to expenses incurred because of government actions, or to compensate the Government for contract reductions. Many companies have recently fallen prey to submitting a request… Read more »

Ostensible Contractor Rule

Avoid Mistakes in Bid Protests Federal government contractors often have many questions about the Ostensible Contractor Rule and how it can impact the award of the contract. The bottom line is that if you are submitting government proposals as a small business, you want to stay away from the possibility… Read more »

Filing Government Contract Claims and Disputes

Companies file government contract claims and disputes when there is a disagreement about additional work performed and where the contractor has not been paid. Such disputes arise during a request for equitable adjustment, scope changes, delays and other unexpected situations. As a government contractor, filing claims against the federal government… Read more »

Appealing Government Contract Claims

 Appealing government contract claims is commonplace when you have performed work and for some reason the contracting officer denies your claim for payment. A substantial amount of claims and disputes arise because of technical problems at the preparation and submission stage. Even though there is no question that you performed the… Read more »

SBA Affiliation & Joint Venture Agreements

Despite the new SBA affiliation rules reducing the possibility of affiliation, small businesses must still be aware of the costly legal mistakes made during the bidding process as well as day-to-day operations.  Your company can lose government contracts if correctly challenged in a small business size protest. Companies consistently run… Read more »

How to Structure Contractor Teaming Arrangements

When it comes to structuring contractor teaming arrangements, the economy has become more challenging to small business owners. Government contracting is also becoming more challenging and hard to bid.  However, survivors are aggressively finding teaming partners to perform those federal projects that are left. The focus on teaming arrangements in federal contracts… Read more »