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.

Government Must Review Claims in Good Faith, Not “Conjure Up” a “Baseless Retaliation”

A contracting officer’s review of certified claims submitted in good faith is not intended to be a negotiating game where the agency may deny meritorious claims to gain leverage over the contractor.

Adding Terms to a Government Contract without Saying So

Imagine an incredulous Contractor asking, “Show me in the Contract where it says I’m supposed to do X?”  The Government Contracting Officer smugly answers, “even though the Contract doesn’t say so, you must do it anyway.”  Is that even possible, when, how?

Differing Site Conditions: When the Part Does Not Equal the Whole

If all apples are fruit, then why are all fruit not apples? 

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?

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