Overcoming Contractor Release of Claims Hurdles

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

Filing a Contract Claim Appeal Against the Government

After filing a contract claim against the government, you finally receive the bad news from the Agency – a denial of claims.  17% of contract claim against the government will be denied. In addition, 33.2 % of appeals to the Board shall be dismissed or denied either for lack of jurisdiction… Read more »

Seven Tips For Contractors During The Federal Government Shutdown

With Congress still at a gridlock in approving a spending bill, Federal Agencies across the Nation have begun to close their doors and send employees home. The impact of the government shutdown carries a ripple effect that may include government contract claims. While there is not currently a fixed end in sight,… Read more »

Contract Disputes Act of 1978 Claims Against the Government

Contractors often face harsh consequences when filing federal government Contract Disputes Act (CDA) claims. Despite getting the benefit of your work, the contracting officer (CO) will often deny your claim just because the claim itself did not meet the CDA requirements. This result can cost a company thousands or even… Read more »

Government Contracts Claims Process – Five Approaches

When looking at the government contract process for submitting claims, or you decide to file claims against the federal government, there are certain best practices and approaches that you must adhere to. Failure to follow them can tempt the Contracting Officer (CO) to try to negotiate the actual amount downwards or it… Read more »

FAR Termination for Convenience Clause | How Does it Work?

Many government contractors struggle in understanding their rights when the agency imposes a notice of termination for convenience or termination for default under the FAR. There are a myriad of situations that could amplify a contractor’s rights or, conversely, minimize them. The FAR Termination for Convenience Clause gives the government a unilateral right to issue… Read more »

How to Assess Termination for Convenience Costs Recoverable

Before you submit your termination for convenience settlement proposal to the federal government, make sure you understand the regulatory allowances for costs recoverable. Given the push from the administration, government contracting agencies are instituting termination for convenience actions to do away with unwanted contracts. Although there are statutory damages and… Read more »

Breach of Contract Damages in Government Claims

If you are a government contractor, learning how to assess breach of contract damages in government claims is critical to recovering all damages that your company deserves. For example, you can bring suit for breach of contract under the Contract Disputes Act in the Court of Federal Claims (COFC.) You… Read more »

Appealing Government Contract Claims

 Appealing government contract claims is commonplace when you have performed work and for some reason the contracting officer denies your claim for payment. A substantial amount of claims and disputes arise because of technical problems at the preparation and submission stage. Even though there is no question that you performed the… Read more »