Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

Two weeks ago, I presented on Common Issues in Government Contract Interpretation.  The course examined common issues encountered by government contractors in bidding on and performing government contracts –
Continue Reading ASBCA Offers Latest Reminder that Plain Language Controls Government Contract Interpretation

Understanding claims under the Contract Disputes Act is an essential skill for government contractors.  Claims (and related requests for equitable adjustment) are by far the most common remedy for
Continue Reading Litigation Update: Contractor Not Entitled to Delay Costs Based on Access to Information Included in its Contract

For federal contractors, it is not an exaggeration to say that performance evaluations are the lifeblood of the business.  A less-than-satisfactory evaluation in the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS)
Continue Reading CPARS Challenge Primer: Formal Claim Required to Appeal Negative Performance Evaluation

Contractors seeking to recover additional time and/or costs on government contracts typically choose to proceed with either a Request for Equitable Adjustment (REA) or a Claim.  These remedies fall
Continue Reading Contractor Alert: The Importance of Claim Certifications and Appeal Deadlines

Government contractors must be prepared to perform their Federal contracts – even in the face of a dispute with the government over essential contract terms.  Failing to perform can have
Continue Reading Contractor Alert: Beware Non-Performance during Contract Disputes

One of the primary risks facing construction contractors is subsurface or unexpected physical conditions discovered after the work begins (commonly known as a Differing Site Condition).  When such conditions
Continue Reading Government Contracting 101: Differing Site Conditions

It is common for government contractors to file claims on federal projects where there are government-directed changes to the contract that add time or scope.

But what if – instead
Continue Reading Contractor Wins Claim for Additional Costs After Partial Termination by Government

Government contractors are frequently faced with the situation where they are owed additional time or are entitled to damages from the government on a contract.  For example, the government
Continue Reading Should I File a Claim or an REA on my Government Contract?

After filing a claim under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), the contracting officer may notify you that a final decision will be issued within “X” days after certain pre-conditions are
Continue Reading Government Cannot Make Contractors Jump through Hoops for a Final Decision