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Tim Sullivan: What can contractors expect in 2016?

Record false claims recoveries, increases in minimum wages, rising protests of the big contracts, and new cybersecurity rules and sanctions, even putting…

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Myth No. 10: Solicitations are filled with boilerplate provisions that don’t need to be read carefully

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Contracting myth No. 7: Our proprietary information is safe with the government

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Contracting Myth No. 6: We don’t have to market to agencies like we do in the commercial sector

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Contracting Myth No. 5: My prime contractor will tell me what clauses should be in my subcontract

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Tim Sullivan, Thompson Coburn and Public Contracting Institute

Subcontractors live in a sort of netherworld. They often don’t deal directly with the government, and they’re subject to capriciousness by the primes….

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Government Contracting Myth No. 4: It’s better to be a subcontractor because primes are too exposed

Every contract presents risk, but a smart subcontractor realizes this and takes careful and prudent steps to mitigate that risk, says contracting expert…

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Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

Government and commercial contracting are two very different beasts. In the government, the buck stops with the contracting officer. Tim Sullivan, a veteran of the contracting world, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain the third myth in his “10 Myths of Government Contracting” series.

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