Many a contractor has submitted a proposal feeling great about the company’s chances only to be told their offers didn’t provide enough information or that content was misplaced. But, as one contractor discovered, too much info is just as bad.
Right after the the November election, many contractors got excited. Visions of a new administration with new business-friendly policies caused the stocks of defense contractors to rise. But, now that the Trump team is here, are contractors still as optimistic?
Amid the inaugural hubbub, little attention was paid in the mainstream media to the GAO’s decision to deny the pre-award protests for the $50 billion Alliant 2 vehicle. But, government contractors may have felt the ground shake beneath their feet.
Slow payments to small businesses can be a real problem. Without the luxury of corporate cash reserves, sluggish cash flow can make it difficult to even meet payroll. To address the issue, OMB published a faster-pay memo in July 2011.
There have been a lot of complaints, lately, about bid protests: They slow down the process … They favor incumbents … There are way too many of them. But, in the midst of that, the GAO has some good news.
Here’s a hypothetical: What do you do when a government agency requires your company to disclose information that could result in your company being permanently disqualified if it was uncovered? And, here’s the fun part — this isn’t a hypothetical.
As the prognostication progresses regarding the incoming administration, we haven’t taken a deep dive into the potential legal ramifications of the election — until now. So, here’s an exploration of the regulatory and business environment contractors may encounter in 2017.
In May, the American Small Business League (ASBL) filed an injunction in an attempt to stop the SBA from “continuing to misrepresent the attainment of small business contracting goals to Congress and the American public.” So, how’s that been going?
Last summer, the SBA issued a blizzard of revised regulations and definitions. Since qualification for small business set-asides usually depends upon staying under either a revenue or staffing ceiling, understanding the definition of “receipt” turns out to be pretty important.
It’s not unusual for government contractors to find themselves entitled to damages on a contract. Maybe an agency caused a delay or mandated a material change. Regardless, are you better filing a claim or a request for equitable adjustment (REA)?