Entries by RLTemp


A Graceful Exit: Planning Now For 8(a) Graduation

The regulations governing the 8(a) program mandate (i) that 8(a) contracts are generally non-assignable, and (ii) if the ownership of an 8(a) contract holder, even an 8(a) graduate, changes such that the control of the company has changed, any 8(a) contracts the company holds are subject to termination. This causes problems if your 8(a) graduation […]


Avoiding Ambiguities in the RFP Process

Responding to an RFP is an expensive and time-consuming process. Once your organization has decided to make that investment, it’s important to make sure your proposal is just right. Ambiguities – unclear statements or demands – in the RFP process can derail your success with the following negative consequences: Bids rejected for lack of compliance […]


Making the Most of Your Debrief

If you have responded to a FAR Part 15 RFP or to a FAR part 16 Task Order or Delivery Order RFP, you are entitled to a debrief. You should make the most of the opportunity. If you have responded to a FAR Part 12 Commercial Items solicitation or to a FAR Part 8 GSA […]


Important News and Notes for Government Contractors

Randolph Law has put together a round-up of recent news and regulatory changes that impact government contractors today. Read on to learn more about upcoming compliance issues, changes in regulations, and opportunities for government contractors.  The Projected Impact of the Trump Administration on Government Contractors Government contractors no longer need to disclose potential labor violations […]

The GSA Schedule is the Place to Be for Government Contractors

To the uninitiated, “getting on the GSA Schedule” sounds like being signed up for a meeting or an event. In actuality, it’s one of the best ways for a federal government contractor to capitalize on existing relationships with the government and earn business from federal agencies. What is the GSA Schedule? GSA, the U.S. General […]

December Government Contracting News Round Up

The New Year is nearly upon us, and we’ve put together a brief selection of news and links to help government contractors as they prepare for 2017. Just the Basics: What is a Small Business Set-Aside? – The government has various programs designed to help small businesses compete for and win federal contracts. Read more […]


Who Owns the Code? Spotlight on Intellectual Property in Software Development

(This article originally appeared in the Association of Software Professionals newsletter, in February 2009). Re-usable code is a key component of any developer’s toolkit, and creating and owning re-usable code is a critical step in the process of creating a profitable software development business. Whether the code consists of web-site management scripts, “black box” modules […]


Answers to The Most Common 8(a) Questions

We get calls all the time from people and companies interested in registering for the Federal 8(a) Business Development program. Here are some of the most common questions about the 8(a) program. These are just some of the things you have to think about when looking to get 8(a) Certified, but they are some of […]

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What the Heck is a HUBZone?

We regularly take calls from people and companies that are interested in registering in the HUBZone program. Believe it or not, it’s the simplest of the Socio-Economic set asides in principle. Well, maybe the Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) designation is simpler. Are you a woman? Do you own and operate the company? Prove it […]