Government Contracting/government contracting


hope its ok to ask the following questions:

1.  how are statutes, executive order or regulatory requirements applied to subcontracts?

2.  what two major questions should be considered in evaluating the effect of a change?

3.  what are the difference between the provisions of the changes clause for fixed price type contract and cost type contract?

4.  under what circumstances may contract work be performed even though the fully executed contract has not been received?

5.  on what grounds is the government usually held liable where it has used design specifications in a contract and those specifications have been defective?

6.  what are performance specifications ordinarily used in manufacturing contracts?

7.  what limitations exist on the governments right to set-offs under the assignment of claims act?

8.  under what circumstances have appeals boards effected constructive changes for extra work done by the contractor?

9.  what limitations on the power of the US government to contract exist?

10.  what are the statutory limitations on the fees for performing a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract?

11.  what comprises marginal profit?

12.  what are the principle tests that have been applied by the courts and the GAO in determining whether an implied contract should be recognized?

13.  what are more important differences in the legal principles governing contracts with the government and those governing contracts between private persons?

14.  what should a contract keep in mind when he enters into a contract subject to approval by higher authority

i Shevonn,

You have, in this and following queries, delved into the realm of U.S. Government contracting 101 and to some extents beyond.

This forum does not provide or allow, by word count limitations ( 650000-character limit, set in advance by the ALL EXPERTS WEBSITE PORTAL, NOT MINE ;-) ), and anywhere near the requisite capability to not only provide a brief reply, and definitly does not allocate space required to reply in general terms, or the in depth responses that your queries portend to seek.

The scope of inquiry alludes to an extensive consultation. If this is of interest to you and/or your firm, I am capable and more than happy to supply responses & guidance, up to the point of providing scope of responses that would / could require legal opinions that are admissable in a judicial setting, as that would require you to engage a licensed attorney that is an expert in the field of government contracting. When any of your queries or requests broach that threshold, I will infor you promptly of such, and also provide any alternate sources of reference.

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