Government Contracts Questions & Answers by State

Government Contracts Questions & Answers

Q: My MIL passed away, and was a part of low income housing program in Las Vegas, and we feel there was severe neglect

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Wrongful Death for Nevada on
Answered on Oct 10, 2017

Suggest you contact a member of the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association who handles things like nursing home neglect. They give free consults. Generally, the landlord would not be under a duty to get the tenant help. I'm surprised they let it go that far, but I don't see a jury saying they had to do the duty of a department of aging social worker. Let's face it, I'm not hearing the family was hammering on the health department, the aging department or social services to get her into a nursing...
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Q: In NY State, in the public sector unionized workplaces, how do the parties (workers and employers) enforce their rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Oct 9, 2017

This is a very broad question that can be answered in many ways, but broadly in New York there is legislation (the Taylor Law) that sets up a system of procedures and protections for public sector employers and employees. Under this system, employees have to serve a probationary period after they are hired, but after that probationary period, most employees are protected by "just cause" job protections. That is, the employer must have an objectively good reason to terminate an employee, which...
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Q: What is the Federal Acquisition Regulation and how does it affect businesses that want to bid on government contracts?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Sep 20, 2017

It's a set of standards for RFP's, bids , vendors, etc. Yes, you need to follow it. Reach out to me privately if you have more questions.
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Q: What does the wisconsin statue 178 state?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Public Benefits for Wisconsin on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

This is a link to Chapter 178 of the Wisconsin Statutes: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/178.
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Q: What is the process by which to ensure my company can bid on government construction contracts? Do I need to get a

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

No lawyer is needed, every locale has it's own procurement / RFP rules. A lawyer can come in handy if you lose and the bidding was unfair or rigged.
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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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