Inside the May 2011 issue...
Game Changer: The Presumed Loss Rule and Mis-Certification of Small Business Status
All businesses, regardless of size status, must ensure that when contracting with the U.S. government, a small business's size status isn't compromised, or the Presumed Loss Rule can result in dramatic penalties.
By: Albert B. Krachman, Esq.
When is Competition Not Competition?
It is extremely important for buyers, subcontract administrators, and contracting officers to understand what a competition is. You may be surprised to find that some competitions aren't competitions at all.
By: Bryan Felber
U.S. Government Services Contracting, Part 2: Requirements Determination
A discussion of the nature of government services contracting requirements determination.
By: Gregory A. Garrett and Tom Reid
The New Preference for Fixed-Price Contracting
Fixed-price contracting is now the preferred vehicle of choice by the U.S. government. Industry must now learn how to change their contracting approach in order to play in the fixed-price arena.
By: Steven R. Mendiburu
Intellectual Property Clauses to Watch for in Government Contracts
Three clauses that are potential "red flags" for contractors who desire IP rights similar to those in the DFARS.
By: Keith Baker
Leadership by Walking Around: 21st Century People Solutions for Software Problems
"People solutions" to software problems is a misnomer. People are the ONLY solution to software problems. A qualified team built on trust and engagement optimizes organizational productivity and can solve any software issue.
By: Jonathan Powell
Acquisition Reform and the Golfball: An Update
One year after the initial empirical experiment illustrating the need to stay "on par" with the latest acquisition reform news, the golf ball has now surpassed the sized of a polo ball.
By: John Krieger and John Pritchard
Accountability: sharpening your competitive edge to develop loyal customers.
By: Walt Zeglinski
Unilateral mistakes: only the obvious ones are forgiven.
By: Jack Horan