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SBA Proposes New Certification Procedure for Women-Owned Small Businesses and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has proposed an amendment to its regulations on how Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSBs) are certified.  The WOSB and EDWOSB certification is required in order for these businesses to participate in the WOSB Federal Contract Program which restricts competition for these federal contracts to […]

Ask the Question – Avoiding Bid Protest and Contract Disputes

Based on my 25 years of experience in practicing federal procurement law, the single biggest cause of bid protests and contract disputes is the failure to “ask the question.”  While I can’t tell you what the question is because it’s never the same, I can tell you that by “asking the question” you can save […]

Ed Kinberg Presents Webinar on Small Business Joint Venture Agreements

On November 7, 2018, Widerman Malek attorney Ed Kinberg presented a webinar for the Florida 8(a) Alliance on new SBA rules for small businesses and the legal requirements for contracting with the United States Government as a qualified small business through a joint venture or Mentor Protégé agreement with a large business.   Mr. Kinberg is […]

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Employment Law Update: Federal Contractors Need to Be Mindful of Government Contract Compliance

Government contracts, unlike commercial transactions, are highly regulated. Unlike most commercial transactions, government contracts are highly regulated and have serious consequences for contractors who do not comply with the complex and changing rules of doing business with the government. It is therefore imperative that government contractors and other employers who do business with the federal […]

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Federal Contract Compliance

Every day, I review several newsletters regarding federal procurement. The one issue that seems to come up with the most frequency is compliance with the many federal and agency rules included in each federal contract. While compliance seems relatively uncomplicated on the surface it is a very complicated area with a high degree of risk. […]

Laws Related to Government Contracts

Government contracts are the most lucrative and sought after contracts in the world of business. This is typically due to the fact that there is not usually any trouble with the payment schedule and also because the government often tends to stick with one service provider for a long time. However, by the same token, […]

The Persuasive Power of a Government Contract Lawyer

The private and the public sectors work in starkly different ways; this can be ascertained by simply looking at the way in which contracts are awarded to suppliers and contractors. The first thing that you need to realize about a government contract is that the government is not in it for profit; therefore, they would […]

History of Government Contract Law

Before there was any law regarding obtaining supplies for the government, private citizens supplied them from their own resources.  There was no quality control.  The only way the government knew it wasn’t getting what it needed was after the product had been delivered and paid for.  The first regulation passed by the government dealing with […]

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