How Do Federal Government Contractors Deal With COVID-19 Problems

Government contractors, especially small business, should brace themselves for a bumpy ride when it comes to the future of COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Problem. The Center for Disease Control (CDC)  has issued guidance about the pandemic. The information, however, does not resolve the storm of issues lurking for small businesses and… Read more »

Understanding Liquidated Damages Construction Government Contracts

Prime contractors on a federal construction contract can find themselves in serious jeopardy when the completion of the project is delayed. This is when the government exercises its rights under the liquidated damages clause in the contract. Understanding the ins and outs of how the liquidated damages clause can benefit… Read more »

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals CDA Claims 41 USC 7101 – 7109

Choosing the right forum and framing your appeals case correctly can save you thousands in unnecessary litigation costs. When a contracting officer denies a claim under the Contract Disputes Act, filing an appeal to the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) would be the next step. Not all claims appeal cases against… Read more »

Contracting Officer Authority in CDA Claims

When submitting contractor claims to the federal government, businesses should be aware of the Contracting Officer authority to issue a final decision. 48 CFR 1.603 suggests that although the CO is appointed on a Standard Form  1402. Any limitations on the Contracting Officer authority must be stated on the form… Read more »