Important Reinterpretation of 8(a) Federal Procurement Law May Mean High-Value Government Contracts will be Returning to Alaska Native Corporations
By Eric P. Forner on August 14, 2018 | Posted in Small Business
The continued initiative from Alaska Senators has recently brought about a reinterpretation of the requirements imposed by the Small Business Administration’s “8(a)” program – aimed at helping companies owned by minorities and disadvantaged groups compete in federal contracting. In 1986, Congress expanded the “8(a)” program to include Alaska Native Corporations […]
Does a Contracting Officer’s Mistake about the Reasons for a Termination Constitute Bad Faith or an Abuse of Discretion?
By Eric P. Forner on April 20, 2017 | Posted in Claims and Disputes
When a government contractor is terminated for reasons other than default, the response from the contractor is often to evaluate the contracting officer’s decision and rationale for the termination and determine if an appeal is warranted. Government contractors sometimes appeal a contracting officer’s decision to terminate their contract by alleging […]