Want Federal Contracts? Just THREE THINGS to Know . . .

Simple question: ARE YOU seriously interested in discovering new and better ways to use your business to create a better lifestyle?

If your answer is YES, there is no easier or better way to do it than with federal contracts.

But to be successful, with no frustration, you should know 3 things…

  1. Where to find highly profitable contracts, the kind that you can do fast and bank the profits.
  2. How to get them and turn them into money-makers by completing them rapidly and with a high margin.
  3. How to ALWAYS be 100% in control of the project and the money.

In our 3-day, high-intensity “Advanced Federal Contracts” Workshop, we address these points by:

  1. showing exactly where these unique contracts are hidden.  Then we teach the use of proprietary technology that gives you this information in a special “fast reading” format such that it will never take more than five minutes a day to fully understand where the highest paying opportunities are.
  2. providing unique scripts designed to turn opportunities into negotiations that become highly profitable contracts. These scripts have been perfected over the past 40 years from real world experiences of federal contracting.  They are so effective that they generated millions of dollars of government contract awards, many with little or no competition!
  3. by teaching the  necessity of having complete control from start to finish.  From scheduling, to the performance, negotiating change orders, closing out the contract and even the 1 year warranty period.

As long as you give the government control . . .  there will be unimaginable problems.  Generally, bureaucrats do not like making decisions. And when they have to, they do not and WILL NEVER HAVE YOUR BEST INTEREST in their plans!  If you don’t maintain control, it will cost you money, time and frustration at best; at worst, you could be crushed out of business.

I’m no genius. I had no background or formal construction business training. 100% of my knowledge is from the school of hard knocks; working in the trenches for 10 to 14 hours a day, for weeks in a row with no time off for friends or family.  It took 25 hellacious years before things really started to ‘click‘. By 1997, I had completed 500 federal contracts. In the next 10 years, I did another 500 federal contracts with ease; enjoying lots of vacations and an incredible lifestyle, all funded with highly profitable government contracts.

FAST FORWARD 25 YEARS

Did you notice that one of their big takeaways was that they learned the scripts to maintain total control of every construction contract from the start of negotiations through award and completion?

THE QUESTION NOW IS, “CAN YOU LEARN TO DO THIS?” 

Well, I don’t know you well enough, to give a definitive answer. That’s why there’s no place on our website where you can invest in a ticket to the Workshop. However, if you have at least 5 years experience running a construction related business, and you really want to know the fastest and best way to be highly successful AND you have a strong desire to do whatever it takes to be the best and enjoy the rewards of your study and knowledge, then there’s no reason that you can’t join the successful members of our exclusive network that spans New York to Hawaii, Florida to Alaska and most places in between.  Yes, almost anyone that has the need and desire can learn from experts how to really create a thriving business by working for and with our government.

Decide TODAY if you should be asking to join us.

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Top Ten Reasons To Attend the Federal Construction Summit

Federal ConstructionSummit

  1. KNOWLEDGE — You’ll learn from the industry’s top experts the most important “insider secrets” that will make your business run smoother and more profitably than ever before.
  2. PASSION — You’ll be in a non-competitive environment, sharing knowledge with your peer group, making contacts with the people that know the federal construction business inside and out. These are the people that inspire and make “enthusiasm” contagious.
  3. PERFORMANCE – You deserve to learn from the best and take that new knowledge to rebuild your business to a whole new level.
  4. DISCOVERY — You’ll gain fresh ideas and a new perspective that will bring innovation and creativity to your organization.
  5. INSPIRATION – You’ll hear stories from the likes of Jeff Van Note, famous Falcon football player, that will move you to act!
  6. CONNECTIONS – The industry thought leaders from all around the country will be here for you to interact with, share insights and set yourself up for future collaborations.
  7. LEADERSHIP – Be here because new skills and knowledge you’ll gain will help build the construction leader in you and give you the tools to motivate your team to produce extraordinary results.
  8. MOTIVATION – Our EXPERTS will inspire you and stimulate your own incredible creative ideas to take back and make the changes that will raise your business level of performance.
  9. GROWTH – This event will expand your world both personally and professionally.
  10. GIVEAWAYS – There will be special offers to future events and sponsorships given away during the Summit event that you won’t want to miss out on!

 

The Federal Construction Summit will be on October 24, 2013 in Atlanta, GA at the Sheraton Hotel. Click here to register now.

Fourth Circuit Drastically Extends Statute of Limitations for False Claims Act Actions – Contractors Appeal to Supreme Court

4th CircuitBy: Michael H. Payne & Maria L. Panichelli

The False Claims Act (“FCA”) is a law that contractors must take very seriously.  What many contractors fail to realize is that the reach of the FCA goes beyond the filing of fraudulent contract claims.  In fact, it seems as though the government is actually searching to find new and interesting theories of application.  This time, however, the Fourth Circuit might have pushed the expansion of the act a little too far, as the contractors damaged in a recent case are now attempting to appeal the Court’s decision to the Supreme Court.

On June 24, 2013, Halliburton and KBR, Inc. petitioned the Supreme Court, asking the Court to review the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s March 18, 2013 opinion in United States ex rel. Carter v. Halliburton.  The Halliburton case involved an individual who was employed by a government contractor, which was engaged to build water purification units at two Iraqi camps.  This employee ultimately initiated a qui tam action, alleging that his government contractor-employer engaged in various forms of misconduct in violation of the FCA, including improper and fictitious billing of the government.  If true, the contractor could be subject to very substantial penalties.  However, because the employee-plaintiff filed his qui tam action after the six year limitations period imposed by the FCA (31 U.S.C. § 3731(b)) had run, the District Court dismissed the complaint as untimely.

In overturning the District Court ruling, the Fourth Circuit found that the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act (“WLSA”) tolled the statute of limitations applicable to FCA qui tam actions while the Country is at war, and for an additional five years after.  The Court further held that the WLSA tolled the statute of limitations even when the government declined to intervene in a qui tam case.  Reasoning that the goal of the WLSA was to root out all fraud perpetrated against the United States during times of war, the Court concluded that WLSA served to toll the statute of limitations for “all offenses involving fraud against the United States.”

The take away lesson here is that, unless and until the Supreme Court overturns this decision, the statute of limitations for all FCA actions has been drastically extended.  Because the Halliburton holding states that the WLSA tolls the statute of limitations not only during wartime, but for five years aftercontractors are looking at limitations periods that will not expire until long after the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have concluded.  That is true even for those claims that arose in the first years of our overseas involvement.  In other words, contractors could remain vulnerable to potential FCA suits for many years into the future, even with respect to (mis)conduct that occurred at the beginning of the US’ Middle Eastern engagements, over 12 years ago.   Moreover, while the Halliburton case itself dealt with a qui tam claim, made in connection with a military-related contract, the broad language used in the opinion does not limit its holding to such cases.  Halliburton will likely be interpreted as suspending the statute of limitations period for all FCA claims brought during “wartime,” no matter the nature of the underlying contract.

In the wake of this decision, all contractors would be wise to take every possible precaution to avoid misconduct that is (or may become) actionable pursuant to the FCA. It is vital that contractors be aware of the FCA, and all of its expanding applications, and contractors should work with legal professionals to ensure that sufficient controls are in place to avoid any inadvertent FCA violations.

Michael H. Payne is the Chairman of the firm’s Federal Practice Group and, together with other experienced members of the group, frequently advises contractors on federal contracting matters including bid protests, claims and appeals, procurement issues, small business issues, and dispute resolution.  Maria L. Panichelli is an Associate in the firm’s Federal Practice Group. To view the original post click here.

One Thing

One Thing

It’s the “ONE THING” that “CHANGES EVERYTHING” and “COMMUNICATION” – Combined, these Form the Foundation to Creating Exceptional Results.  [ Part 1 of 2 ]

PART 1-A:  After starting Apple Computer in 1976, Steve Jobs was essentially fired by the Apple Board of Directors in 1985. It wasn’t until 1998 that Jobs came back, took control and saved Apple from bankruptcy.

Here’s the “ONE THING” that “CHANGED EVERYTHING” for Apple and YOU can use it as part of your foundation for creating faster growth, increasing profitability and getting you more time away from the business to enjoy those things that are most important to YOU:

Getting Rid of the Distractions and Focusing on the Real Opportunity.

When Steve Jobs came back to Apple, he terminated projects known as “Newton”, “Cyberdog” and “OpenDoc”, and forced the MacIntosh clone makers out of business. Then he focused his resources on the iMac and the iTunes/iPod, which became the basis for the iPhone, “Invention of the Year – 2007″ and the iPad.

Yes, the 1 thing that changes everything is getting rid of ALL the lesser opportunities and distractions.  DECIDE NOW TO FOCUS ON JUST “1 THING” – the 1 thing that will, when accomplished, lead to the next 1 most important thing that will make all the difference between where you are now and where you want to be.

PART 1-B:  In the late 1960′s, two PhD human communication researchers, John Grinder and Richard Bandler, developed what we now call NLP or neurolingistic programming. Popularized by Tony Robbins, NLP was based on the simple principle that “Communication is defined by the response that it gets.”

Thus, the burden of fully 100% of the response of any relationship outcome is on the person that initiates the communication.

Now for business purposes, let’s meld these two concepts together:  Planning Communication based on the outcome you want and Focus on the 1 thing that is the most important thing, so that it gets your full attention.

Putting (A) and (B) together will make all the difference in the result.  It’s what enabled us to grow 100% in revenues and profits year over year in the federal construction business for 9 years running.

This concludes Part 1 of 2. In Part 2 of 2, you’ll discover the 1 secret about the type of contract that can deliver the same kind of results for you – triple digit growth in any economy.

 

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Sincerely, Doug Reitmeyer, Federal Construction Expert and Consultant

Phone (512) 750-2677, Email doug@gcexperts.com

Co-founder: Federal Construction Magazine

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