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 »

 Submitting your documentation of Requests for Equitable Adjustment (REA) also means having understanding of the statutory requirements. This can be critical to getting an approval from the federal government and getting paid. There is an enormous amount of information that should be included to validate your request. Failure to submit a legally sufficient… Read more »

 Government  contractors may find themselves dealing with a wrongful termination of contract for default on a federal construction project. Although it is clear that something is wrong with the termination action, many construction companies are not familiar enough with the underlying regulations that govern terminations for default. Therefore, the decision whether or… Read more »

When arguing or negotiating construction defect claims for defective government specifications in federal government contract claims, companies must show that such defective specifications are not suitable for producing the required result. These are very fact specific situations that must be first introduced at the Agency level. Contractors often make the costly mistake of introducing… Read more »

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 »

Avoid Costly Mistakes When Refuting Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS Ratings.) When it comes to getting negative contractors ratings your most recent contract, there are very few contractors in federal procurement that never had some level of concern or disagreement with contractor Past Performance Information Retrieval System ratings (PPIRS Ratings) under the… Read more »

Defending Against the Federal Government for Mail Fraud Penalties and Wire Fraud Allegations Can be Tricky Business When you have an attorney that is no familiar with federal government contract law. When it comes to mail fraud penalties in federal procurement contract, criminal actions and the penalty for wire fraud… Read more »

During performance of a federal project, a government contract release of contract claims statement can blind side contractors. In good faith, they believe that once the agency gets the benefit of services that they will be paid. Unfortunately, many appeals at the various boards of contract appeal show that release of… Read more »

After the government exercises it rights to terminate your contract for convenience, you then have to submit your damages in a termination for convenience settlement proposal. It must be done within one year. The settlement proposal should be submitted in the form with the certification prescribed by the contracting officer,… Read more »

Many contractors have questions about a bid bond guarantee and SBA surety bonds and if their rejected bids can be protested on these grounds.  Many government contracts require some form of a surety guarantee or bond.  If your proposal does not comply with the solicitation requirement for a bid guarantee,… Read more »