News Monthly Archives: December 2015

DHS Seeks to Improve Industry Relationship

December 10, 2015 Why DHS causes more headaches for industry than any other agency Source: Federal News Radio, Nicole Ogrysko, November 12, 2015 A culture of fear and lack of consistency at the Homeland Security Department are perpetuating a fractured … Continued

Responses to Requests for Quotations are not Offers

December 8, 2015 The RFQ mistake Listen to Richard Lieberman discuss “The RFQ mistake” on Federal News Radio.  He explains one scenario that recently happened to a contractor. Source: Federal News Radio, Richard Lieberman, October 14, 2015 While the use … Continued

Will the SBA Implement a WOSB Certification Program?

December 5, 2015 Inspector General: SBA Should Implement WOSB Certification Program Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, November 2, 2015 The SBA should implement a women-owned small business certification program, according to the SBA’s own Inspector General. In a recent report on … Continued

Kingdomware Case Still Before the Supreme Court

December 4, 2015 VA & Kingdomware Agree: Supreme Court Case Isn’t Moot Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, November 24, 2015 The VA and Kingdomware Technologies Inc. haven’t agreed on much in recent years, but in briefs filed with the Supreme Court … Continued

Watch out for the “availability of funds” clause

December 4, 2015 The ‘nudum pactum’ mistake Source: Federal News Radio, Richard Lieberman, November 24, 2015 One of the three basic requirements for a contract to be enforceable is consideration, which usually means a promise to pay money, but could … Continued

Teaming Strategies Can Lead to a Competitive Advantage

December 3, 2015 Contractor teaming strategy: Achilles’ heel or competitive advantage? Source: Bloomberg Government, Tom Skypek, November 23, 2015 The Set-Aside Trend With the increase in small business set-asides, capture managers and business development professionals would be wise to ask … Continued