Government Construction Contract FAR Latent Defect Definition

Avoid Costly Mistakes With Construction Latent Defects in Government Contracts FAR 52.246-1 Latent Defect Definition The definition of a latent defect in government contracting is a hidden defect in the purchased material or the quality of the services (including construction) and worked performed.  Latent defects are common in government construction projects… 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 »

List of Mandatory FAR Flowdown Clauses To Subcontractors in Government Contracts

Not all contractor Clauses are Mandatory FAR Flowdown Clauses to subcontractors. Prime contractors that are bidding on government contracts often provide subcontracting opportunities to other businesses. However, there is some confusion whether a specific FAR contract flow down clause applies to subcontractors. The reality is that different types of awarded contracts… Read more »

Surety Bond Tips for Federal Government Construction Contracts

Varying Surety Bond Requirements Take Different Legal Paths to Resolve Avoid Costly Legal Mistakes. Given the amount of construction in federal government construction contracts, there are provisions that allow for large contractors and DOD small businesses to secure projects. There are various surety bond requirements that must be met. For… Read more »