Court of Federal Claims

Government contractors are frequently faced with the situation where they are owed additional time or are entitled to damages from the government on a contract.  For example, the government might be responsible for delays to the project schedule.  Or it might direct changes to the contract that make it more expensive to perform.

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Every government contractor that files a bid protest has the same goal in mind – corrective action.  The agency made a procurement error and changes need to be made.

But just because the agency takes corrective action does not mean it will be the corrective action your firm wants.  Contractors should take the time to

Our Blog often covers issues associated with government contracts protests (like, for example, protests at the GAO, Court of Federal Claims, and size protests at the SBA).  The point of those posts is to highlight ways that disappointed offerors can “get back in the game” by challenging an improper award made

After filing a claim under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), the contracting officer may notify you that a final decision will be issued within “X” days after certain pre-conditions are met, such as:

  • Providing additional documentation supporting your claims or damages;
  • Attending a meeting to discuss your claims; or
  • Answering certain question allegedly required for

Today we review more evidence reminding small business owners to get their house in order when it comes to questions of “ownership and control” in the eyes of the Small Business Administration.  Failing to plan can mean lost contracts and – even worse – losing your small business status and the opportunity for lucrative set-aside

Picture this:  After losing out on a lucrative Federal contract, you realize that an error within the solicitation led to the improper scoring of your company’s technical proposal.  In other words, you deserve the contract, but an error by the agency means that someone else got the award.  Aware of your rights and the tight

In order to access the tremendous opportunities associated with the SBA’s small business development programs (like the Women-Owned Small Business Program and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program), a common requirement is that you own and control your small business.  While this seems like self-evident question – “Of course I own and control my own

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued an important decision – K-Con Building Systems, Inc. v. United States, Case No. 2014-5062 – that highlights a few important takeaways for all government contractors.

Background

K-Con Building Systems, Inc. (K-Con) entered into a contract to construct a building for the United

Sequestration.  Budget cuts.  Reduced spending.  Federal contractors know that these are challenging times – but is your business adapting in time to keep pace?

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One consequence of the shrinking federal marketplace is a noticeable shift away from “best value” procurements and towards awarding contracts to the “lowest price, technically acceptable” (LPTA) offeror.  In other words,

As we’ve covered, the U.S. government sets defined goals concerning the percentage of federal contracting dollars that must go to small businesses.  This situation can be a double-edged sword for small business contractors.  On one hand – more contracts, more work, and more money are up for grabs.  But, on the other hand, sometimes