Federal Government Construction – Liquidated Damages

Understanding the Liquidated Damages Provision in Government Construction Contracts Prime contractors on a federal construction contract can find itself in serious jeopardy when the completion of the project is delayed. This is when the government exercises its rights under the liquidated damages provision in the contract. Under the Default Clause,… Read more »

Avoid Costly Federal Contract Quantum Meruit Claims

Brutal Government Contractor Mistake Cause Lost Appeal For Quantum Meruit Claims at COFC. Government contractors often make the costly mistake of performing out of scope work without the expressed written permission of the contracting officer. Many contractors fail at the litigation stage because they do not understand the difference between… 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 »

REA Contracting – Requesting Contracting Officer’s Final Decision

Government contractors often find themselves in a precarious position when they file a request for equitable adjustment (Government REA Contracting Act) but later made the argument that it meets the requirements of a Contract Disputes Act claim. Understanding the applicable laws can save contractors thousands in attorney fees when seeking… Read more »