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  1. Tips for Small Businesses in the Event of a Government Shutdown

    Despite assurances from Congress that a shutdown will be avoided in the future, it still is a real possibility. Hopefully, you already have received some helpful guidance from your contracting officer about the effect such a shutdown will have on …

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  2. New Confidentiality Agreement Restrictions for DOD Contractors

    In a previous article we explained the dangers of utilizing an overbroad confidentiality agreement between your business and your employees or subcontractors.  To briefly recap, in some states, like Virginia, an overbroad confidentiality agreement can be just as bad as …

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  3. Better Debriefings On The Horizon?

    Contractors are frequently frustrated with agency debriefings.  A common complaint is that debriefings generally provide little insight into the agency’s source selection process.  The White House is trying to change that.  On January 5th, the Acting Administrator for …

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  4. Procuring a Meaningful Remedy in Non-Procurement Protests

    There are a variety of venues in which a disappointed federal government contractor can protest a contract award.  Bid protests do not always need to be brought before the GAO—they may also be adjudicated by the Court of Federal Claims …

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  5. Tenants: Locate the Relocate Clause

    When negotiating a lease for commercial space, landlords will often utilize a relocation provision.  In such a provision, the tenant will be subject to, at the discretion of the landlord, being relocated to another space in the same building, or …

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  6. Agency Refuses to Comply With CICA Stay, Gets Slapped

    The Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) prohibits an agency from authorizing performance of a contract while a bid protest is pending if the protest was filed within either ten days after the date of the contract award or within five …

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  7. Tips for Preparing Your Small Business for Sale

    If you are planning to sell your small business in the near future, there are a few basic steps you can take to prepare your company for the sale process and which will help save time and headaches down the …

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