CDA Government Interest Payments for Contract Claims

Under Section 12 of the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), government interest payments for CDA claims starts from the time the contracting officer receives the claim to the date of payment. However, you must be aware of lump-sum settlement agreements that fail to address interest. Contract Disputes Act Claim Required: Before you start analyzing… Read more »

Government Contract Claims CDA Certification Requirements

Contract Disputes Act (CDA), 41 USC 7101–7109 and CDA certification requirements for government contract claims certification are a must when submitting contract claims against the government. All claims over $100K must have the proper certification. Failure to meet this requirement can cause legal headaches later in the process. For example, the… Read more »

CDA Government Contract Claims Certification Language

The Disputes clause incorporated into your contract, FAR 52.233-1, implements the Contract Disputes Act (CDA) certification requirement and prescribes limited government claims CDA certification language when you submit a contract claim against the federal government. Many cases are tried on the legal issues and not the merits. A thorough understanding of the… Read more »

Breach of Contract Claims Against the Government

As a contractor doing business with the federal government, there is often the question of whether there are breach of contract claims against the government. However, when and how you pursue the breach claim can be tricky and costly when the Contract Disputes Act process is not followed.   Avoiding costly mistakes… Read more »

Construction Contract Claims Against the Federal Government

When submitting construction contract claims against the Federal Government, or any service contract disputes, there are unique and dangerous rules and regulations that unaware companies. There is a common legal practice that many construction companies should be aware of.   It is called preserving your right for a potential appeal…. Read more »

Construction Contract Claims Appeal for Government Contracts

Oftentimes, a  government contracts construction claims appeal is dismissed on appeal for lack of jurisdiction by the court. This can cost you a substantial amount of litigation fees only to find out that your case is dismissed on a technicality. To avoid such a peril, your must understand the basics when it… Read more »

How to Preserve Government Contract Claims Appeal

How to File a Claim on a Government Contract and Protect Your Rights for a Potential Appeal Did you know that you should file a claim against the government with the contracting officer before filing an appeal with the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals? The formal dispute resolution process… Read more »

Filing Government Contract Claims and Disputes

Companies file government contract claims and disputes when there is a disagreement about additional work performed and where the contractor has not been paid. Such disputes arise during a request for equitable adjustment, scope changes, delays and other unexpected situations. As a government contractor, filing claims against the federal government… Read more »

Appealing Government Contract Claims

 Appealing government contract claims is commonplace when you have performed work and for some reason the contracting officer denies your claim for payment. A substantial amount of claims and disputes arise because of technical problems at the preparation and submission stage. Even though there is no question that you performed the… Read more »