Proper Authority Needs to be Signor

September 19, 2017 Release of Claims: Contractor Signatory Must Have Authority SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, September 12, 2017 What goes around, comes around. The government sometimes refuses to pay a contractor for a modification when the government official requesting the modification … Continued

Work Done Outside of Contract Scope May Go Uncompensated

August 17, 2017 CORs Weren’t Authorized To Order Additional Work–So Contractor Goes Unpaid Source: SmallGovCon, Candace Shields, July 14, 2017 A contractor’s performance of extra work outside the scope of the contract may go uncompensated if a contractor does not … Continued

Settlement Reached in False Claims Act Allegation

June 12, 2017 North Texas Contractor and Executive Agree to Pay United States $2.475 Million to Resolve False Claims Act and Anti-kickback Act Allegations Source: Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs, June 5, 2017 North Texas Contractor and Executive … Continued

Kansas City Contractor Indicted for Fraud

January 23, 2017 Construction Company Owner, Kansas City Veteran Indicted in ‘Rent-a-Vet’ Scheme Source: Kansas City infoZine, Staff, January 14, 2017 The former owner of a local construction company and a Kansas City, MO veteran were indicted by a federal … Continued

Contractors Need to Be Aware of All Contract Changes

December 28, 2016 Contractor Wins Claim for Additional Costs After Partial Termination by Government Source: Fox Rothschild LLP, The Federal Government Contracts & Procurement Blog, Nicholas T. Solosky, December 20, 2016 It is common for government contractors to file claims … Continued

Comparing Filing a Claim Versus an REA

December 22, 2016 Should I File a Claim or an REA on my Government Contract? Source: Fox Rothschild LLP, Nicholas T. Solosky, November 2, 2016 Government contractors are frequently faced with the situation where they are owed additional time or … Continued

DBE Programs On Highway Constructions Contracts Ruled Constitutional

December 6, 2016 Perks for Minority-Owned Businesses Upheld Source: Courthouse News Service, Lorraine Bailey, November 7, 2016 The federal program that offers advantages for minority and women-owned businesses on highway construction contracts may disproportionately burden subcontractors, but it is still … Continued

It is Important to Understand Teaming Arrangements Being Proposed

December 1, 2016 Ambiguous Contractor Teaming Agreement Sinks CIO-SP3 Proposal Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, November 18, 2016 Joint venture partner or subcontractor?  An offeror’s teaming agreement for the CIO-SP3 GWAC wasn’t clear about which tasks would be performed by joint … Continued