Government Claims CDA Certification Requirements

Contract Disputes Act (CDA), 41 USC 7101–7109 and CDA certification requirements for government contract claims certification are a must when submitting contract claims against the government. All claims over $100K must have the proper certification. Failure to meet this requirement can cause legal headaches later in the process. For example, the… Read more »

Requests for Equitable Adjustment Documentation

 Submitting your documentation of Requests for Equitable Adjustment (REA) also means having understanding of the statutory requirements. This can be critical to getting an approval from the federal government and getting paid. There is an enormous amount of information that should be included to validate your request. Failure to submit a legally sufficient… Read more »

Unlawful Termination of Contract for Default

 Government  contractors may find themselves dealing with an unlawful termination of contract for default on a federal construction project. Although it is clear that something is wrong with the termination action, many construction companies are not familiar enough with the underlying regulations that govern terminations for default. Therefore, the decision whether or… Read more »

Government Specifications & Construction Defect Claims

When arguing or negotiating construction defect claims for defective government specifications in federal government contract claims, companies must show that such defective specifications are not suitable for producing the required result. These are very fact specific situations that must be first introduced at the Agency level. Contractors often make the costly mistake of introducing… Read more »

CDA Government Contract Claims Certification Language

The Disputes clause incorporated into your contract, FAR 52.233-1, implements the Contract Disputes Act (CDA) certification requirement and prescribes limited government claims CDA certification language when you submit a contract claim against the federal government. Many cases are tried on the legal issues and not the merits. The appellate process is a… Read more »

Overcoming Government Contractor Release of Claims Hurdles

During the performance of a federal project, a government contract release of contract claims statement can blindside contractors. In good faith, they believe that once the agency gets the benefit of services that they will be paid. Unfortunately, many appeals at the various boards of contract appeal show that release of… Read more »

Bid Bond Guarantee and SBA Surety Bonds

Many contractors have questions about a bid bond guarantee and SBA surety bonds and if their rejected bids can be protested on these grounds.  Many government contracts require some form of a surety guarantee or bond.  If your proposal does not comply with the solicitation requirement for a bid guarantee,… Read more »