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Government Contracts Questions & Answers

Q: If I successfully completed diversion for a criminal misdemeanor in Kansas back in 2011, am I still convicted?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Discrimination and Government Contracts for Kansas on
Answered on Aug 15, 2017

If you successfully completed diversion and your case was dismissed then the answer is no, you do not have any convictions.
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Q: Are there any special laws or requirements that relate to government contracts that don't exist for civilian businesses?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Aug 9, 2017

Governmental entities usually have guidelines / rules that they must follow when selecting a vendor. Each local, state, Federal agency and even divisions within may have unique rules they are supposed to follow. The only real guiding principle is that their actions will be voided if they are arbitrary, capricious, completely unfair, or fraudulent.
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Q: Do I have to register my business someplace in order to compete for government contracts?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

You should form an LLC and you may need some licenses. With government contracts they will disqualify you for all sorts of reasons so you should be a properly formed entity.
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Q: I went through the bid process but it didn't seem fair to me - is there any way to file a complaint?

2 Answers | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Jul 1, 2017

What was unfair exactly? You might be able to file a complaint. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child...
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Q: Does two tickets within two years start from the date you get your license or from the date of the first ticket you get

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 17, 2017

If you are referring to a driver's license suspension for drivers under 21 years old, it is two moving violation convictions within 24 months, which based on the date of issuance of the tickets.
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Q: What are the rules for getting certified as a minority owned business?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Jun 12, 2017

Definition of a Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE)

Under Article 15-A of the Executive Law, an MBE is a business enterprise in which at least fifty-one percent (51%) is owned, operated and controlled by citizens or permanent resident aliens who are meeting the ethnic definitions listed in the chart below:

Group Definition

Black Persons having origins from any of the Black African racial groups.

Hispanic

Persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican,...
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Q: Can owner of project demand me to credit part of job based on payment schedule G703 form.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Construction Law and Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on May 23, 2017

The short answer is that you have to carefully look at the contract and scrutinize the obligations each of you have. The long answer begins with "it depends..." Basically the rules of contract law will government, when there is a breach each side has a duty to mitigate damages / losses. Inadequate or shoddy workmanship does qualify as performance on a contract and therefore doesn't obligate the other party to pay.
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Q: Who qualifies as a preferred source for contracts?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on May 17, 2017

Depends on the jurisdiction / locale (town, municipality, county, state) and department that issued the RFP.
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Q: What does it mean to be a preferred source when it comes to purchases by the state

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on May 2, 2017

While it depends by each specific jurisdiction, generally speaking a preferred source or vendor has a contract with the municipality or governmental entity and the various departments can use those vendors without needing to be concerned about conflicts of interest for example or that they will price gouge.
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Q: I have a ? I don't know what to do my wife takes my son and runs away with him and won't answer my phone calls

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Government Contracts for Texas on
Answered on May 1, 2017

Seeing a lawyer about your rights would be a good start.
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Q: Can I move case out of state in case of collusion? I don't live where case is filed. How can I proceed?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts, Employment Discrimination and Legal Malpractice for California on
Answered on Apr 9, 2017

You can seek remedies such as sanctions motions or motions for recusal if there is collusion or another such injustice in your case, or you may seek a transfer of venue to another court in the same jurisdiction if applicable. But jurisdiction is not a dynamic notion and thus cannot be changed. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors,...
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Q: How do I report infractions for a sub-contractor on a government contract.

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
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: How do I file a complaint of conspiracy to get a county board member to quit on a board?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Libel & Slander for Wyoming on
Answered on Apr 3, 2017

You need to contact a law enforcement officer, or maybe even your state AG's Office to register a complaint. The squeaky wheel gets the attention, so if you are serious about it - then complain in writing (with documented evidence) to every agency you can (DA, AG, local law enforcement, etc.).
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Q: The City of San Diego is not paying us (we are LLC) for a job that has been delivered. What can we do?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for California on
Answered on Mar 30, 2017

You may have to file a claim for breach of contract, or you may need to sue. What does the contract say about resolving disputes? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. 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 law: Business & Contracts,...
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Q: Can the government tell my brother and I we cannot share employees between our similar businesses when we share offices?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Employment Law and Government Contracts for California on
Answered on Mar 17, 2017

What is the basis for their decision? Are these special contracts? Are you a minority-owned company with special access to certain contracts? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. 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 law: Business...
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Q: What qualifies as a small business for government contracting purposes?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Feb 24, 2017

Completely depends on the government entities definition that they are using.
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Q: My boyfriend was volenteering at a local vet and was bitten by a cat that should have been put down two days prior.

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts, Animal / Dog Law, Business Law and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Feb 16, 2017

You can go after the county if they represented the person to be a Veternarian.
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Q: I am the named Trustee on a trust that is related to Standard Oil and Northern Trust/Northern Telecom where my Dad Worke

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Estate Planning, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for California on
Answered on Feb 12, 2017

Why would you be denied entry to a public court? Have you filed anything in Probate Court about this? Is there a trust administrator that you've contacted? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. 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...
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Q: Is bid security or bonding mandated for all NYC contract bids?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
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: My daughter signed a contract 6 months ago with the US Air Force ROTC (non-Scholarship). Is there a way she can get out

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts and Military Law for New Mexico on
Answered on Feb 3, 2017

Possibly - since she is non-scholarship she may be able to request a voluntary disenrollment. There is an AF instruction on this but I don't have the number off-hand.
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