Government Contract Quantum Claims & Escalation in Construction Contracts

 When it comes to the recoverability of Government Contract cost escalation claims and damages, construction contractors or businesses involved in services can find themselves at odds when submitting quantum damages claims against the federal government. In response to the demand, the government might even argue on appeal that, as a matter of… Read more »

Government Contract Disputes Act CDA Certification Requirements

Contract Disputes Act (CDA), 41 USC 7101–7109 and 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 Armed… 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 »

Defective Specifications & Construction Defect Contract Claims

When arguing or negotiating construction defect claims for defective 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 new… Read more »

Challenging the Government’s CPARS Ratings

Theodore P. Watson, Esq. Knowing CPARS Ratings and rules to challenge them can save thousands of dollars in attorney fees. The process for challenging your CPARS ratings must be correctly done and through the right channels. You cannot wait until you submit a government bid to then respond to adverse… Read more »

Mail and Wire Fraud Against the Federal Government

Defending Against the Mail and Wire Fraud Against the Federal Government Can be Tricky Business. Learn About the Risks If You are Subject to an Investigation. When it comes to mail fraud in a federal procurement contract, criminal actions and wire fraud against the federal government, criminal prosecution of contractors,… Read more »

Overcoming Government Contractor Release of Claims Hurdles

During the performance of a federal project, a government contractor release of contract claims statement under FAR. requirements can blindside contractors. In good faith, they believe that once the agency gets the benefit of services they will be paid. Cases show that is simply not true. What is a release of… Read more »

Understanding Termination for Convenience Settlement Proposal Appeals

After the government exercises its rights to terminate your contract for convenience, you then have to submit your damages in a termination for convenience settlement proposal. It must be done within one year.  Therefore, you must develop your settlement posture early. The government will almost always try to negotiate down…. Read more »