Karen Long

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What is the Difference Between Contract Administration and Contract Management?

Many people use Contract Administration (CA) and Contract Management (CM) interchangeably.  However, in my opinion, they are very different.  There is not necessarily a correlation between the title of Contracts Administrator and Contracts Manager.  Titles are simply titles.  I am referring to someone’s skill level and how he/she performs his/her job.  CA is reviewing a …

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When and Why to Contact a Contracts Professional

Your company is currently a Government Contractor or Subcontractor and needs to review a Contract or Subcontract. When you are a subcontractor, a Contracts Professional can help you negotiate and clearly define reasonable terms and conditions including payment terms, non-solicitation of customer, delineation of SOW, etc. The nuances of the language incorporated and what is …

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Recently Asked Questions

I am sharing some of the Recently Asked Questions that I have received from clients and other consultants. Perhaps you have the same questions. Question: Is it appropriate to include a 1099/consultant (without being an LLC nor being incorporated) using a Social Security Number for our Small Business Subcontract reporting in System for Award Management …

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Subcontractor, Independent Consultant, or Employee? What is the difference?

I often hear my clients or other Government Contractors use “Subcontractor” and “Independent Consultant” interchangeably; however, they are not synonymous. Sometimes I hear Independent Consultants being referred to as “1099s”, which is a misnomer because 1099s shall be issued to both unless the Subcontractor is an S or C Corporation. An individual may be working …

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Does Your Company Have Government Reports Due in October? Check Your Contracts.

‘Tis the season of new Government Contract Awards! It’s also the month where there are many Government Contract Reports due either to the Prime or Government. Here are three of the more common contract requirements, their purposes, and why they’re important to the Government. Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS) – FAR 52.219-9 – The Government …

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Reminder-Reporting due to Federal Government by October 31

October 31 is the deadline to report to the Federal Government for Service Contracts and Subcontracting Goals., if applicable. This article focuses on Service Contract Reporting. For more information on reporting Subcontractor Goals, go to www.esrs.gov. WHAT: For FY 2015, reporting is required according to the following thresholds (see FAR 4.1703). • All cost-reimbursement, time-and-materials, …

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How to Optimize Your Company’s Technical Team on Labor Contracts

As the Government Fiscal Year comes to a close, many new contract awards will be issued and option periods exercised. One way to optimize your Technical (aka Direct Labor) Team for each Government Services Contract: Hold an Internal Contracts Kick-Off meeting upon award or Option Period Kick-Off (if applicable). Prior to the meeting, establish a …

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