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Q: How do I report infractions for a sub-contractor on a government contract.
Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay answered on Apr 8, 2017

I'm not sure if this is a trick question.... Wouldn't you just contact the Dept. of Buildings?

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Q: What qualifies as a small business for government contracting purposes?
Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay answered on Feb 24, 2017

Completely depends on the government entities definition that they are using.

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Q: Is bid security or bonding mandated for all NYC contract bids?
Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay answered on Feb 6, 2017

It says whether or not it is on the bid requests themselves, if my memory serves me correctly I've never seen one that did not. Hope that helps.

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Q: What are the laws about awarding government contracts to minority firms?
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 27, 2017

It depends on what type of government contract you're forming. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY,... Read more »

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Q: If we win a government contract but the congress shuts down,

will we get paid for the time the government is out of business?

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 24, 2017

Check the terms of your contract. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of... Read more »

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Q: I have a construction contract with the feds and they just issued a change order without consulting me.

Can they do that?

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 24, 2017

Check the terms of your contract. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of... Read more »

Q: One of the parties joining our LLC appears to have secured an FSA loan with LLC crops and acreage. Is this legal?

One of the three partners was responsible for securing operating funds and was the former tenant of the acreage involved. He applied for and was approved for an FSA microloan prior the formation of the LLC. He invested part of the FSA sourced funds back into the LLC farm but at a reduced stake in... Read more »

Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay answered on Jan 23, 2017

You are right to be worried since based on the facts you've given it does appear that a violation of the terms of the loan took place at best and it may be fraud at worst. All of this can affect the LLC if a lawsuit is filed or if property owned by the LLC becomes the subject of the... Read more »

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Q: Is it public knowledge if you do business with the city of New York?
Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay answered on Jan 12, 2017

When you become a vendor to NYC you are put in a database that can be searched and is subject t Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests.

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Q: If I can't file a mechanics lien to get paid on a federal contract project, what are my options?
Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay answered on Dec 21, 2016

Sue in court for breach of contract.

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Q: Can I be a government contractor if I have a criminal record?
Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay answered on Dec 2, 2016

Yes, but it depends on the crime and the nature of the work you'll be doing.

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Q: What kind of insurance do I need to have for a state government contract?
Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay answered on Nov 8, 2016

Depends on your jurisdiction and what the RFP called for.

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Q: What are the legal requirements for becoming a federal contractor?
Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay answered on Oct 21, 2016

Each agency has it's own rules and requirements, can you be more specific?

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Q: I want to challenge a rival company's award of a federal contract.

-- I really feel that my company should have gotten it. How do I do that and what is the deadline?

Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay answered on Oct 14, 2016

You would need to move immediately through an emergency application via Order to Show Cause for an Injunction challenging the award of the bid as violating the law. What evidence do you have that the competitor should not have gotten it?

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Q: I have a construction contract with the feds and they just issued a change order without consulting me.

Can they do that?

Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay answered on Oct 10, 2016

A change order is by definition outside of the contract, some contracts specifically state what the procedure is for a change order. If your contract doesn't contain such a procedure then you should look at the change order as an offer, which you can reject, accept, or propose a counter-offer to.

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Q: I have a construction contract with the feds and they just issued a change order without consulting me.

Can they do that?

Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay answered on Sep 29, 2016

Depends on the terms of the contract... If you can still bill them and they are paying on the other aspect I would assume, sure, they can make changes and you should receive compensation accordingly.

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Q: We feel a competitor was awarded a government contract unfairly. How do we protest this?
Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay answered on Sep 8, 2016

You need to immediately file an Order to Show Cause and seek a Temporary Restraining Order in a court having plenary jurisdiction where the government in question is located.

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Q: Most of the people that work at my company are contract employees.

Does that affect my ability to bid on a government contract?

Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay answered on Sep 6, 2016

Depends on the terms of the RFP or Bidder Requirements contained in the notice, if it doesn't say there is a requirement then generally no it doesn't affect your ability to bid.

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Q: What does my company need to do to be able to bid on a government contract?
Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay answered on Aug 25, 2016

Every jurisdiction varies, but typically you have to strictly comply with the rfp / request for bids.

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