Government Construction Contract Latent Defect Definition

Avoid Costly Mistakes With Construction Latent Defects in Government Contracts FAR 52.246-1 Latent Defects 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 »

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 »

FAR Mandatory Flow Down Clauses To Subcontractors in Government Contracts

Not all FAR Clauses are Mandatory Contract Flow Down 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… 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 »

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 »