Government Contract Dispute Claims Resolution

Although government contracting can be a lucrative business venture, contract dispute claims resolution with the government can sometimes be daunting and stressful. Oftentimes, businesses believe that they are doing ‘the right thing’ when the Contracting Office Representative orders them to perform extra work. Businesses may also believe that agencies will… Read more »

Federal Construction Scope of Work Changes

In government construction contracting, a general contractor often litigates contract disputes about construction scope of work changes but often finds out after thousands in litigation costs, that it has either failed to follow FAR procedure or took a substandard technical approach to get paid.  For large federal projects, the risk of… Read more »

Strategic Alliance Small Business Joint Ventures

Small businesses continue to use joint ventures as a strategic alliance to get larger government contracts.  There are various advantages and disadvantages of forming venture relationships. There are also specific rules that govern these alliances. Yet  small businesses continue to lose larger contracts due to increasing amounts of small business size… Read more »

Prompt Payment Act – Government Construction Contracts

Being subject to the Federal Prompt Payment Act, 31 USC 3901-3905 (the “PPA” or “Act”) for government construction projects puts business owners in a financial strain when the government does not pay invoices on time.  The Act was enacted to facilitate early payment to contractors when work is timely performed… Read more »

Material Breach of Contract by Government in Construction Project

On December 9, 2014, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (“CBCA”) ruled in favor of contractor Kiewit-Turner, after a finding of material breach of contract on the part of the government, allowing Kiewit-Turner to stop work on a VA Hospital being constructed in Aurora, Colorado, which was supposed to be completed in May… Read more »

Breach of Contract Claims Against the Government

As a contractor doing business with the federal government, there is often the question of whether there is a breach of contract claims against the government. Whether the answer is yes or no is left to the court. However, before you reach this phase you must first understand the basics… Read more »

Construction Contract Claims Against the Federal Government

When submitting construction contract claims against the Federal Government, or any service contract disputes, there are unique and dangerous rules and regulations that unaware companies. There is a common legal practice that many construction companies should be aware of.   It is called preserving your right for a potential appeal…. Read more »