If a Federal agency feels it is in the best interest of the government to take an action, but it is not authorized to take such action, is it legal for the agency to hire a contractor to perform that action? If the agency feels it would be in the best interest of the nation, but the action would be... View More
In the United States, federal agencies operate within the bounds of statutory authority and regulations. They cannot take actions that are not authorized by law or regulation, even if they believe it may be in the best interest of the government or the nation. If an agency wishes to undertake an...View More
A federal contractor believes another contractor poses a threat to them winning an upcoming bid. As a preemptive strategy they offer to share revenue with the other contractor by giving them positions (workers) on the new contract in exchange for their agreement not to bid. Is this legal?
No, offering to share revenue or profits with another contractor in exchange for their agreement not to bid on a federal contract is generally not legal. Such an arrangement would likely be considered a violation of federal procurement laws and regulations, including the Anti-Kickback Act and the...View More
The company is a subcontractor under a Prime Contractor who provides medical disability exams for Veterans Affairs. The company claims that the Prime didn't pay them for those particular services, and therefore they are not obligated to pay me for those services either. They haven't... View More
Yes, you have a few options: 1) send them a demand letter threatening a lawsuit if they don't pay you; or 2) pass on the letter and simply fie a lawsuit. Before doing either, I'd check to confirm that your agreement does not have any language in that conditions your payment on payment...View More
The definition varies from program to program, and department to department. There is no official definition used in all instances. One of the more common definitions is "of spanish culture or origin." Under that definition, Western Europeans entering the country from Spain in...View More
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