Subcontractors

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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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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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Subcontractors: How to Protect Workshare

Details That Make a Difference Since the Prime Contractor generally has more control than the Subcontractor (Sub), it’s important that the Sub leverage their input as much as possible. Recently, I worked with a client and was reminded of two lessons. First, while the Prime Contractor needs to flow down certain DFAR and/or FAR clauses, …

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Advantages of Utilizing a Contracts Manager and When to Contact an Attorney

There are advantages to utilizing a Contracts Manager (CM). However, there are also situations when the best advice is to call a lawyer. Below are examples of both: Advantages to Using a Contracts Manager (CM): CMs can save your company money! They can negotiate subcontracts and teaming agreements (TAs) in a more cost-effective manner than …

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