If you are a small-sized contractor, you are often unable to submit proposals or offers to Federal Government agencies or departments. This not only shuts you out of the competition, but also denies the government the benefits of working with smaller companies, that offer more individualized attention, quicker response time and lower costs.
Pursuant to the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994, Public Law 103-355 and 41 U.S.C. 431 Tripartite Escrow Agreements are approved as an alternative payment protection for federal government contracts up to $150,000. For more information on this Act click here. This law created Tripartite Escrow Agreements to increase the business opportunities among small-sized contractors, while presenting the government with more available contractors.