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 »

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 »

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 »

Federal Government Delays & Contract Delay Claims

There are often construction delays in government contracting, especially federal government delays  in construction contracts, and it is important to understand when these delays may be actionable in court. A government contract delays claim is submitted in compliance with the Contract Disputes Act. A dispute can occur when there is an excusable delay. In… Read more »