Contract Default & Government Termination Letter

When your contract is terminated for default, the agency must issue a contract  termination letter. (see FAR 49.601). Responding to the contract termination letter and taking the next steps could be problematic if you do not understand the process and what standard the government must meet. By learning the rules,… Read more »

Contract Termination for Default Process and Appeals

When the government terminates your company for default (otherwise known as termination for cause), understanding your rights and the contract termination process when you challenge a default notice can be crucial to your company’s future. Waiting until the government uses the contract termination clause to then react can put you… Read more »

CDA Interest Rate & Contract Disputes Act Claims

Under Section 12 of the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), government interest payments for CDA claims starts from the time the contracting Contract Disputes Act Interest Rates  The rate of government interest payments for CDA claims is established by the Secretary of the Treasury. The interest rate generally changes every six months. This… Read more »

Far Termination for Default Clause

Avoid Costly Legal Mistakes When the CO terminates your contract for default. There are certain things to look for when you receive the notice of termination. The below information helps government contractors to make an informed decision on whether or not to appeal the decision. Both FAR terminations for default… Read more »

Termination of Contract for Default Appeals

During a termination for default (also referred to as termination for cause) appeals case, contractors often find themselves facing harsh procedural court rulings that cause them to lose the case. As a party to the appeal, you must prove facts supporting any allegations that you make. Submission on the written record… Read more »

Contractor Termination Tips

Contractor termination is common in federal government contracting. Whether the government’s decision is to terminate a contract for default or convenience, each type will make a huge difference as to your next steps. Not all government contractor terminations are as simple to challenge as most businesses may think. Evidence in… Read more »

Government Claims and Supporting Documentation

When it comes to government claims and supporting documentation to validate the claim, contractors are often faced with repetitive demands from the agency for receipts and other data to justify the submitted claim. Such frustration can also cause companies to make costly legal mistakes. Meeting the Legal Requirements of Government Claims… Read more »

Miller Act Pay If Paid Clause & Independent Contractor Clauses

Avoid Costly  Legal Mistakes With Miller Act Pay When Paid Clause In Your Independent Contractor Agreement Government construction contractors can quickly find themselves in a dispute when applying the Miller Act pay if paid clause. This tool is often used to shield prime contractors from paying their subs when the agency… Read more »

Federal Differing Site Conditions Claims FAR 52.236-2

Knowing the Different Types of Unforeseen Differing Site Condition Claims Under FAR 52.236-2 Can Help You Get Paid Faster When submitting claims against the federal government for additional costs on the project site, or litigating in appeal cases involving differing site condition claims in government construction contracts, companies, quickly find out that… Read more »