GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

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When doing business with the government, 

Compliance is as important as Competence.

Contracting with the government is notably different from operating in the commercial sector. If you are new to Government Contracting, you will quickly find that complicated rules dictate how business may be conducted.

 

For small and mid-sized contractors: setting up your initial systems, procedures, and compliance infrastructure (as appropriate for your business) will prove to be invaluable as you grow your technical capability and employee base. 

 

For established contractors: enhancing operational efficiency, management alignment, and compliance oversight is critical. With these, your team can hone its cost pools, analyze existing contract vehicles, and build financial/pricing projections in anticipation of future bids. 

Defining Success

It's more than  just something you "do."

Compliance is a mindset. 

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It requires support from leadership, buy-in from employees, and consistency

through the organization.

To be successful in the Government contract market, the contractor must:

 

(i)   Understand their technical and administrative obligations; 

(ii)  Design/implement programs to promote that employees follow the rules, and

(iii) Maintain internal controls to monitor compliance.

Rules, Regs & Everything in Between

Before, during, and after receipt of a contract award, both the Contractor and Government client must adhere closely to certain protocols. Typically, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR/DFAR) and special agency supplements provide strict guidance and expectations about the Contractor-Government relationship. Additionally, in pursuing or performing under each contract vehicle, Contractors must ensure that they also satisfy: 

  • All Terms & conditions, specific to (and woven throughout) each contract.

  • Deliverable requirements (CDRLs).

  • Oversight & reporting (internally and externally) over the technical work.

  • Administrative requirements & formalities.

  • Record-keeping and Data management.

  • All other employer requirements (including regulations promulgated by the DOL, IRS, local and state agencies, among others). 

Failure to abide by these regulatory standards can result in penalties for contractor wrongdoing, including: fines, debarment from obtaining future contracts, and imprisonment. Since taxpayer/congressional funds are often involved, even negligent non-compliance by the Contractor may result in severe penalties.

 

With our clients, we perform risk Audits & Assessments to help identify immediate and long-term risks. Then, together, we design the systems and controls to mitigate and eliminate certain threats to your business. 

Overview of Services

We advise our Contractor clients on matters relating to: 

Agreements & Business Documents

    (Reviewing, Negotiating, Drafting)

  • Subcontract agreements 

  • Software license agreements

  • Consulting agreements

  • Teaming and Non-Disclosure agreements

  • Vendor agreements

  • Commercial Leases

  • 1099 Agreements

  • Employment Agreements

  • Other transactional & specialty business agreements

Contract Management 

  • Requirements mapping & Compliance

  • Policies & Procedures 

  • Prime and Subcontract relationships 

  • Task Order management procedures

  • Internal & external Reporting

  • Communications/Negotiations with the Government

  • Contract pricing, cost allowability, and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)

  • Subcontractor rights and limitations

  • Vendor and Independent Contractor relationships

  • Best practices & operations enhancement techniques

RFP​ Life Cycle

  • Pre-Bid: Readiness Assessments / Risk Evaluations

  • ​Solicitation Requirements Mapping 

  • Capture Management advising & support

  • Subcontractor/teammate negotiations 

  • Proposal Pricing principles & Costing strategies

  • Evaluation Criteria: Interpretation & Guidance

  • Pre-Submission Proposal Review, and more

How efficiently

are you managing

your Pipeline? 

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General Legal Counsel & Advising

  • Other Transaction Authority contracts (OTA's)

  • Traditional Contracting models

  • Compliance with Award requirements

  • Employment risk & best practices

  • Audits and investigations

  • Negotiation & Risk Mitigation techniques

  • Procurement integrity & Ethics concerns

  • Business Operations & Employment advising

  • Coordination with external experts & advisors

With direct expertise in programmatic, legal, and compliance operations,

we offer practical solutions tailored to each business model and industry.

 

Schedule an introductory meeting to explore the value

we can bring your organization.

Law Office of Alexandru Juncu, LLC