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Are You Entitled to an Equitable Adjustment?

It is not possible to delineate all situations where a contractor is entitled to an equitable adjustment in price and/or time to perform...

Beware of Government "Best Efforts" on Options

A previous blog, “The Government Controls the Options,” makes clear that contractors cannot demand that the Government exercise an option...

The Government Controls the Options

Virtually all government contract options (for more quantities of goods, or for an extension of services), are generally priced...

A Tale of Two Appeals

This blog discusses two contractors who sought to appeal a contracting officer’s final decision on their claims, which final decisions...

Claim May Use Estimates to Arrive at "Sum Certain"

This blog recently discussed a Federal Circuit decision which held that a contractor’s claim does not accrue until the exact amount (“sum...

Reconsidering Trash Pickup By the Ton or By the Run

In a recent blog post, “Pricing Commercial Trash Pickup: By The Ton Or By The Run?”, this blog discussed a protest where the Army sought...

The FAR Unbalancing Act

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has considered numerous protests alleging that an offeror’s bid was “unbalanced.” Only a...