Agencies Track Your Contract Performance – Part Two

In an earlier blog we discussed the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System, or CPARS, which is used to document how well you meet the deliverables of an awarded contract. Agencies must … [Read more...]

Federal Contract Regulations (FAR)

If you are interested in doing business with the Federal Government, you must be aware of the specific regulations that apply. The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) ensure that purchases are made … [Read more...]

How Does the Federal Government Buy What They Need? Part Two: Contract Types

In a previous blog we discussed the various ways the government buys – from micro-purchases, to simplified acquisition, sealed bids, Requests for Proposals or Quotes, and consolidated purchasing … [Read more...]

Why Past Performance is Important

When you submit a proposal to an agency you will generally be asked to include past performance history - references and examples of previous work you have performed.  Agencies are often risk-averse, … [Read more...]

How Are Bids Evaluated?

When you submit a proposal how does the agency evaluate the bids they receive?   Solicitation documents are formatted in a specific, consistent way.  Look for Section M “Evaluation Factors … [Read more...]

Construction, Maintenance & Repair Contracts

Many contracts for construction, maintenance or repair are awarded as Indefinite-Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) or Multiple-Award-Task-Order-Contracts (MATOC). An agency will issue an RFP and … [Read more...]