“Accepted” Work May still be the Contractors Responsibility

Federal Government Can Revoke Acceptance Years Later and Demand Replacement of Work


Even though work has been completed and payment received does not mean the contractor is no longer responsible.


Source: JD Supra Business Advisor, Article written by Susan McGreevy, published August 28, 2015


Many contractors mistakenly think that once the government accepts work and pays for it, that the work is, well, “accepted.” Some also believe that the one-year warranty provided in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) means that the contractor is in the clear after, well, one year. Those contractors would be wrong.


In JJK Group Inc. v VW International Inc., a federal court in Maryland recently ruled that the government could revoke its prior acceptance years later and require the contractor to replace an entire system because the system contained “latent defects.” MORE….



 If the government finds a system defective even after one year, the contractor may have to replace the system.  Contact your nearest PTAC with your questions the Buy Indian Act.

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