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Q: A federal contractor believes another contractor poses a threat to them winning an upcoming bid.

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?

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Mar 5, 2023

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

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Q: A company is refusing to pay me over $9000 that I earned as an independent contractor. What are my options?

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

Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger
answered on Jun 7, 2022

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

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Q: Dbids afi 31-113 for base proceedures. Can a commander bar you from base based on a 27 years old conviction?

My dbids access card was recently flagged for something that happened 27 years ago in Salinas CA. Im honorable discharged Combat Veteran of 23 years. I work on base at fort eustis, VA.

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof
answered on Dec 27, 2019

I regret that I do not handle military base access card matters. Sorry.

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Q: What is the Federal Governments definition of Hispanic American?

For use in the DBE or SBA 8 (a) program

Paul A. Prados
Paul A. Prados
answered on Feb 4, 2011

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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