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Michael Richard is an Associate in the Federal Contracting Group of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, and focuses his practice on government contracts and construction litigation. He represents clients in all aspects of federal contracting including bid protests, claim drafting, administrative dispute resolution procedures and litigation in the federal courts. Michael helps small businesses navigate the requirements of the SBA such as size determinations and NAICS code appeals. He also assists contractors with their day-to-day business challenges including, drafting and negotiating contracts, and contract administration.

Government contractors know that an unfavorable performance review posted to the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (“CPARS”) can be extremely costly. Many negotiated solicitations include past performance as an important or even primary evaluation factor for contract award. An unfavorable review on a past contract can impose significant costs on the contractor to address the unfavorable review with contracting officers on future solicitations. However, the contractor saddled with an unfair and inaccurate CPARS review may now have a means to challenge the review and recover some of these costs.  Continue Reading A New Way to Claim Damages Resulting from an Unfavorable CPARS Rating