How often do you get (or give) Halloween treats without the magic words, “Trick or Treat!”?
Many Government Contractors are aware of and careful to include a proper certification of their contract claims to the Federal Government, as required by the Contract Disputes Act. But, they should also expressly request a Contracting Officer’s Final Decision on the claim. Without an express, or at least implied, request the various Boards of Contract Appeals may have no choice but to dismiss a Contractor’s later appeal.
Without a request for a contracting officer’s final decision, claimants may seek treats, but get tricked instead.