Do contractors need to wait for a project to be complete to file a delay claim? The answer is a resounding NO! There is no reason for a contractor to finance a government-caused delay for any longer than absolutely necessary.

The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) recently drove this point home in CTA I

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 met, such as:

  • Providing additional documentation supporting your claims or damages;
  • Attending a meeting to discuss your claims; or
  • Answering certain question allegedly required for

One of the most important advantages of participating in the SBA’s small business socioeconomic programs is the reduced competition that comes from set-aside procurements. In order to protect this advantage, it is imperative for contractors to understand under what circumstances a procurement must be set-aside.

For acquisitions exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold, which in most