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The issues presented in our articles are intended to raise issues in a public, and hopefully neutral, forum to allow for thoughtful reflection, rather than to attack or defend a specific position.

The overwhelming majority of our practice involves representing contractors with Federal contracts of all types.  The acquisition, source selection, and administration of Federal contracts is very complex, and requires a thorough knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations, as well as Federal regulatory law.  The Agencies also promulgate rules and have their own acquisition regulations, and can even vary within the Agency by district and divisions.

The issues in our articles generally reflect new or current issues that have been raised by our clients.  As contractors seeking or performing Federal contracts, the government assumes they are aware and knowledgeable about all matters involving Federal procurement. We find that raising these issues helps contractors realize there are other contractors with the same concerns, and lets the Federal contracting officers understand that some issues are not clear.

If you have any questions or comments with our articles, please feel free to contact me to discuss.

2017 Articles

FEDERAL YEAR END TIPS FOR CONTRACTORS

2016 Articles

THE RULES OF AFFILIATION - AN OVERVIEW

AVOIDING VIOLATIONS OF PRICE FIXING, BID RIGGING,  AND OTHER COLLUSION

REQUESTS FOR EQUITABLE ADJUSTMENTS AND CLAIMS

WHAT DO YOU DO IF THE FEDERAL AGENCY DOESN'T SELECT YOU - FEDERAL DEBRIEFINGS AND PROTESTS

CRITICAL CONCERNS FOR CONTRACTORS - USE AND ABUSE OF PAST PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS

FOIA - THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT  WHAT CAN YOU ASK FOR?

TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE

VAGUE & AMBIGUOUS SOLICITATIONS OR CONTRACTS

CLARIFICATIONS VS. DISCUSSIONS