When your contract is terminated for default, the agency must issue a contract default letter. (see 49.601). Responding to the contract termination letter and taking the next steps could be problematic if you do not understand the process. Failure to give written notice could create substantive right violations and potentially due… Read more »

When the government terminates your company for default (otherwise known as termination for cause), understanding your rights and the  contract termination process can be crucial to your company’s future. For example, many contractors may not realize that they must preserve their right to appeal as early as the cure notice… Read more »

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 »

During a termination for default (also referred to as termination for cause) appeals case, contractors often find themselves facing harsh procedural court rulings that cause them to lose the case. As a party to the appeal, you must prove facts supporting any allegations that you make. Submission on the written record… Read more »

Contractor termination is common in federal government contracting. Whether the government’s decision is to terminate a contract for default or convenience, each type will make a huge difference as to your next steps. Not all government contractor terminations are as simple to challenge as most businesses may think. Evidence in… Read more »

When it comes to government claims and supporting documentation to validate the claim, contractors are often faced with repetitive demands from the agency for receipts and other data to justify the submitted claim. Such frustration can also cause companies to make costly legal mistakes. Meeting the Legal Requirements of Government Claims… Read more »

Avoid Costly  Legal Mistakes With Miller Act Pay When Paid Clause In Your Independent Contractor Agreement Government construction contractors can quickly find themselves in a dispute when applying the Miller Act Pay When Paid independent contractor clause. This tool is often used to shield prime contractors from paying their subs when… Read more »

Knowing the Different Types of Differing Site Condition Claims Can Help You Get Paid Faster When submitting claims against the federal government, or litigating in appeal cases involving differing site condition claims in government construction contracts, companies, quickly find out that the agency fights back due to procedural rules and sometimes… Read more »

The government’s right to terminate a contract for default carries the underlying principle that a default termination is a drastic sanction which should be imposed or sustained only for good grounds and solid evidence. When appealing the contracting officer’s decision, contractors should make sure that they have sound documentation of… Read more »

 When it comes to the recoverability of Government Contract cost escalation claims and damages, construction contractors or businesses involved in services can find themselves at odds when submitting quantum damages claims against the federal government. In response to the demand, the government might even argue on appeal that, as a matter of… Read more »