Government and Corporate Law Firm

full service government contracts law firmWhitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe, PC (WSM Law) is focused and proud to serve Coloradans and Veteran owned small businesses all over the United States.  Our focus on being a government contracts law firm, enables us to offer help with bid-protests, SDVOSB status certification, FAR compliance, and False Claims Act accusations. Our firm was founded on a commitment to excellence and and attention to detail that its founder learned as a member of one of America’s most elite fighting forces.  As a young man, Joe Whitcomb recited what would become his life’s mantra, The Ranger Creed, nearly every day of his life.  He still lives by that creed as he serves the people he proudly calls clients.  Many of those clients have also served in uniform and Joe Whitcomb counts them as brothers and sisters.  If you decide to hire one of our government contracts lawyers as your legal representative in any matter, we will take that trust seriously.  WSM Law’s dedication to  serving our clients is unqualified.  Call us and let us know what we can do to help.

Helping Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) Get Certified and Grow

Joe Whitcomb knows exactly what it feels like to start a business with little more than an idea and and some really good staffers.  He started his SDVOSB CVE certified law firm in April 2012 and knows what it feels like to squeeze every dime to make ends meet.  Joe has also known his share of successes and is careful to maximize the legal processes.  He is also passionate about leveraging his legal and business experience to benefit his Veteran business owner clients in their quest to get CVE certified, win government contracts, and grow their business.  Working towards his clients’ success goes beyond Joe’s desire to keep them happy, it’s actually woven into his own business plan.  He believes that the best way to grow his law firm is to help his clients grow their businesses while remaining compliant with Federal, State, and local regulations.  For this reason, WSM Law, PC stays up-to-date on federal and state regulations as well as government procurement trends.  We have clients located all over the United States doing business with a variety of federal agencies as well as State and local governments and big primes.  Wherever you are in the  Government Procurement arena, from obtaining CVE certification, engaging in a GAO or agency level bid protest, or faced with a performance issue, WSM Law can help.

Helping Companies in Their International Business Transactions

Helping businesses grow and while remaining compliant with federal, state, and local regulations is especially important when a company is engage in international business transactions.  Joe Whitcomb got to witness international commerce in his travels as a U.S. service member and he developed his interest further when he completed his masters degree in International Relations.  His focus on International Political Economics helped form his perspective on the value of international trade.  He finished his LLM in International Business Transactions in 2016.  Joe believes that increased trade leads to improved relations, which is good for everyone involved.  That said, when you take your company into the uncharted waters of international trade, you may not know what pitfalls to avoid.  Legal and security questions will invariably arise and the attorneys at WSM Law are here to help.  So, when you decide to grow your business beyond the borders of the United States, give us a call so we can help you succeed, minimize your legal risks, and maximize your opportunities.

SDVOSB Joint venture lawyer

SBA Bid Protest-SDVOSB Joint Venture Agreement

What information must a joint venture agreement contain when an SDVOSB is involved? This protest was initiated by ECS, the next lowest bidder, who alleged that KRR partners did not satisfy the criteria for being a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern (SDVO SBC). KRR responded to the protest, demonstrating a copy of its joint venture […]

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Price/Cost Realism Analysis

GAO Protest-Realism Analysis

When the Agency Decides to Perform and Price/Cost Realism Analysis Matter of: Solers Inc. The RFP required offerors to propose the following systems engineering and technical assistance services in support of the DIBNet program: The RFP directed that the agency would perform a realism analysis of the offerors’ price and cost. The RFP further stated that […]

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GAO bid protest past performance

GAO Bid Protest-Agency’s Evaluation of Subcontractor Past Performance was Reasonable

Can an Agency Evaluate the Past Performance of a Key Subcontractor? GAO Bid Protest-In the Matter of: Hughes Group Solutions The GAO took up the bid protest from Hughes Group Solutions, who protested the contract award for transient aircraft/alert services at Kirtland Air Force Base.  The protester contested the awardee’s 8(a) status, and also that the […]

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Help with your debarment protest

GAO Protest-Debarment and Compelling Reason

Government Accountability Office Protest-GAO Determines that Debarment Issues do not fall in its jurisdiction Matter of: Aria Target Logistics Services Date: February 27, 2014 Aria Target Logistics Services (ATL) brought a bid protest, alleging that the Agency, the Department of the Air Force, failed to consider whether a compelling reason existed to award a contract despite ATL being […]

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GAO Bid Protest

GAO Bid Protest-Waiver of Discrepancies

C&D Construction’s GAO Bid Protest against RUSH Construction C&D Construction argued in its bid protest that RUSH Construction’s bid to repair the Canaveral Lock East and West Canaveral Lock and Barge Canal should have been rejected as nonresponsive. The Invitation for Bids (IFB) incorporated the provisions of the FAR, which provided for evaluation of price […]

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Is the SDVOSB veteran controlled?

SDVOSB-Does the Veteran owner have control?

Does the veteran owner have control of the SDVOSB? In the Matter of: Battalion, LLC, Appellant This case arose from a Dept. of the Air Force SDVOSB set aside. The SBA’s OHA decided this case pursuant to the Small Business Act of 1958. The bid protest arose when an unsuccessful offeror, Douglas P Fleming, LLC, […]

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SBA SDVOSB status protest

Lack of VetBiz registration insufficient for SDVOSB Status protest

SDVOSB Status Protest Case Study: Matter of MJL enterprises Many of my clients express worry about an SBA SDVOSB status protest in the event they are awarded a contract before their CVE certification is complete. This recent ruling from the SBA OHA sheds some light on that issue. In ruling in favor of respondent company on […]

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Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe, PC has been verified by the VA's Center for Verification and Eligibility (CVE) as Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)