Buy American Act (BAA Lawyers) Frequently Asked Questions

Act quickly if you are under investigation or worried about violating Buy American Act compliance requirements. Theodore P Watson, Esq – Practice Leader This section is only written to provide information to small businesses and larger federal government contractors regarding common issues and questions raised about the Buy American Act. If… Read more »

Does FAR Force Majeure Clauses Apply to Federal Government Contracts

The COVID-19 pandemic is still costing the country substantial amounts of money without and certainty of guarantees. The end of this pandemic is not yet in site and federal contractors may now wonder whether this situation falls with the context of force majeure clauses, especially in government construction contracts. With… Read more »

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 »

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 »