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 »

Government Procurement Fraud & Termination for Default

Government procurement fraud can arise in a variety of situations. A common example occurs during the bidding phase when offerors submit untruthful information in efforts to secure a government contract, or in other situations, to get admitted into a program administered by the Small Business Administration. In the case of… Read more »

Superior Knowledge Doctrine: Government Breach of Contract

Contractors often have questions on the types of claims available to them.  One claim contractors can assert when trying to recover government breach of contract damages is a superior knowledge claim.  The superior knowledge doctrine is based on the idea that where the government had knowledge of information that would affect… 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 »

Responding to Government Cure Notice Letter

Giving the agency a reason to issue a cure notice can put your company at a great disadvantage because chances are that you are on the path to receiving a termination for default. Responding to the government cure notice should ring the bell of caution for many contractors. This is especially… Read more »

Difference Between Suspension and Debarment

The federal agency and government’s oversight for contract compliance and other factors leading to suspension and debarment of government contractors have increased dramatically over the past few years.  The purpose of the regulations is to protect the government and not contractors. Sometimes companies surprisingly get notices from the government that the… Read more »

Construction Claims Resolution and Appeals in Federal Government Contracts

Government construction claims resolution and appeals in federal government contracts have become a nightmare for construction contractors that are filing disputes and appeals or initially submitting claims to the federal government. This is even true for settlement proposals in termination for convenience cases.  The COFC or Board of Contract Appeals dismisses… Read more »

FAR Government Contract Novation Process Tips

Theodore P. Watson, Esq. ( Federal Novation of Contract Law Lawyer) Get a better grasp on how to prepare for the government contract novation process and increase your chances of getting the contracting officer to approve your novation agreement.  The bottom line with any sale of a business involving federal… Read more »