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Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) Solicitations Severely Restricted

On October 1, 2019 a new Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) provision 215.101-2-70 will go into effect which significantly limits a Contracting Officers ability to use a Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) solicitation.  The LPTA process prioritizes cost over technical capability and allows the agency to make an award to the lowest-priced offeror that […]

Ed Kinberg Receives NCMA’s Fellow of the Year Award

Widerman Malek attorney Ed Kinberg received the Fellow of the Year award from the Cape Canaveral Chapter of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). The Fellow designation recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of contracting and to the NCMA. It is the second highest award given by the Association. Mr. Kinberg […]

A Full and Final Release Means What it Says

In two recent opinions, one from the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”) and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (“CBCA”), the Boards confirmed that a final release really means a final release.

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. […]

How Will Unions Survive in This Day and Age?

The atmosphere of the workplace changes over time.  One hundred years ago, wages were dismal and work hours long.  The age of workers was not regulated and many children found themselves working to help their families.  Understandably, these working conditions were not popular and needed to be addressed.  Unions were established that stood up for […]

Financial Laws and Their Importance

Law is a diverse field; over the years many new branches of law have come up which seek to provide people with a legal solution to almost any type of problem that they come up against. Laws related to finance have been in place for a long time, but it is only in the last […]

Value Added by Business Lawyers

When a business owner decides to establish a business, his primary goal is to make sure that after a period of time the business becomes self-sustaining and profitable, making it so that the business becomes a valuable one. However, it is also important to keep in mind that a profitable business does not necessarily depend […]

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 […]

Government Contracts

As you can imagine there are many products and services used by government agencies.  Products can range from a large aircraft carrier to furniture in an office to nails to hang pictures on a wall.  Services could be cooked or caterers for events.  If you use something in your everyday life, it’s something the government […]

What the Government Looks For in Bids for Contracts

Doing business with the federal government or a state government is really no different from doing business with any other customer. It may sound intimidating to consider doing business with the government, however, what they are looking for is the same as everyone else. The government pumps billions of dollars into the economy by doing […]

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