Contractors Can Use RFI to Notify the Government

The Board (and the government) should not elevate form over substance in evaluating the sufficiency of a contractor’s notice.

Claim Certified with Digital Signature Deemed OK

The law is not a trend-setter.  It doesn’t readily change or adapt to tech.  So, a commonplace practice in business became a dispute when a claimant digitally certified a claim under the Contract Disputes Act.

Very Bad Behavior Without Bad Faith is Not a Breach of Contract

Despite “abhorrent” behavior by the Army Corps of Engineers, a [...]

Government Construction Contracts Require Bonds, Even When Contract Doesn’t Say So

Yesterday (Nov. 5, 2018), the Fed. Cir. Ct. of Appeals again endorsed the Christian doctrine, which can make unstated requirements part of a government contract.

Changes Made After Substantial Completion Did Not Extend Overall Project Time

Contractors take heed – a time extension may be issued [...]

How to Find (and Confirm) the Plain Meaning in a Contract

Contract formation confirms the parties understand and agree to all [...]

Contractual Fairness is Whatever the Parties’ Agreed

When you know a current action or inaction is wrong, but you do not object, should you be allowed to object later?

E-mail Signature Not Enough to Certify a Claim

Construction project professionals routinely send e-mails with “signatures,” which typically include the sender’s typewritten name, title, contact information, and/or company logo.  But, this sort of e-mail “signature” is not enough to certify a claim to the Government.

Government Contractors: Ask for a “Sum Certain” in Your Claim

If your Claim includes an item for damages with an amount “TBD,” you could lose the entire Claim.

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