Common Law Right of Set off in Government Contracts

The government has a federal common law right of set off costs, also referred to as offset, to balance mutual debts and it can be used as a defense against a contractor to better reconcile competing claims.  It is important to understand, as a contractor, when the government may be able… Read more »

Government Shutdown and Contractor Claims

The government shutdown could impact the amount of claims or equitable adjustments submitted by contractors. However, as for any claim under the Contract Disputes Act, businesses must be aware that such claims must be directly related to the contract itself. A common issue that will arise is the ability of contractors to pay their… 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 »

Definition of Equitable Adjustment FAR 52.243 in Government Contracts

Avoid Costly Pitfalls With Your Request for Equitable Adjustment  Under FAR 52.243 in Government Contracts In government contracts, the FAR equitable adjustment refers to an adjustment that pays you for work that is directed by the agency. It also applies to work that ultimately increases the cost of the original contract.  The Contracting… 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 »

Lack of Privity of Contract in Government Procurement

As a subcontractor to a federal government procurement, you may often find yourself wondering what is the lack of privity of contract rule for government relationship with subcontractors and why the Contracting Officer, or even the Small Business Administration (in small business matters), does not intervene when you have a dispute… 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 »

Request for Equitable Adjustment – What is an REA in Government Contracts?

Request for Equitable Adjustment  (Equitable Adjustment FAR (REA)), in government contracting addresses a contract adjustment and is driven by the changes clause, to compensate you due to expenses incurred because of government actions, or to compensate the Government for contract reductions. Many companies have recently fallen prey to submitting a request… Read more »