Avoid Costly Quantum Meruit Claims in Government Contracts

Brutal Government Contractor Mistake Cause Lost Appeal For Quantum Meruit Claims at COFC. Government contractors often make the costly mistake of performing out of scope work without the expressed written permission of the contracting officer. Many contractors fail at the litigation stage because they do not understand the difference between… Read more »

Government Construction Contract FAR Latent Defect Definition

Avoid Costly Mistakes With Construction Latent Defects in Government Contracts FAR 52.246-1 Latent Defect Definition The definition of a latent defect in government contracting is a hidden defect in the purchased material or the quality of the services (including construction) and worked performed.  Latent defects are common in government construction projects… Read more »

Contracting Officer Authority in CDA Claims

When submitting contractor claims to the federal government, businesses should be aware of the Contracting Officer authority to issue a final decision. 48 CFR 1.603 suggests that although the CO is appointed on a Standard Form  1402. Any limitations on the Contracting Officer authority must be stated on the form… Read more »

Understanding Federal Cost Reimbursement Contract Types

Federal government contract types come in various forms. One of the most complex types is the cost-reimbursement contract. Federal courts have imposed False Claims Act liability for underbidding in cost-reimbursable contracts. United States ex rel. Loughren v. Unum Group, 613 F.3d 300, 310 (1st Cir. 2010). This kind of arrangement is somewhat… Read more »