Contract Disputes Act Interest & CDA Contract Claims

Under Section 12 of the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), government interest payments for CDA claims starts from the time the contracting Contract Disputes Act Interest Rates  The rate of government interest payments for CDA claims is established by the Secretary of the Treasury. The interest rate generally changes every six months. This… Read more »

Government Contract Dispute Claims Resolution

Although government contracting can be a lucrative business venture, contract dispute claims resolution with the government can sometimes be daunting and stressful. Oftentimes, businesses believe that they are doing ‘the right thing’ when the Contracting Office Representative orders them to perform extra work. Businesses may also believe that agencies will… Read more »

Breach of Contract Claims Against the Federal Government

As a contractor doing business with the federal government, there is often the question of whether there is breach of contract claims against the government. However, when and how you pursue the breach claim can be tricky and costly when the Contract Disputes Act process is not followed.   Avoiding costly mistakes… Read more »

Federal Unilateral and Mutual Mistake Contract Disputes

Contractors can claim mistake of fact in bid claims against the federal government.  When arguing that there was a mistake in bid, a contractor can either raise a mutual mistake of fact (both contractor and government made a mistake in drafting the agreement) or unilateral mistake of fact (contractor mistake)… Read more »

Federal Construction Contracts

Indulging in Federal construction contracts can be very lucrative in the federal procurement world. However, the risk of non-performance is definitely present and any federal construction contracting company must approach projects with caution.  As a contractor, you should be aware that you are dealing with an extremely large client with a substantial… 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 »

Contract Termination Claim Appeal

When a government contracting agency cancels a contract, you should not directly appeal the Board of Contract Appeals. You must first submit a claim under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA) and then request a final agency decision by the Contracting Officer. Only then does an appeal court have subject matter jurisdiction to… Read more »