How To Respond To Government Contract Delays And Changes

Law360, New York (February 20, 2013, 4:24 PM EST) -- Recent hardening of the rhetoric between congressional Republicans and the White House is leading to growing acknowledgment that across-the-board reductions in federal agency budgets are likely to be imposed, at least temporarily, beginning March 1. Government contractors serving nearly every federal agency can expect to be affected by delays, stop-work orders and/or contract changes to postpone or reduce the government’s cost of contract performance.

Federal contracts give the government the right to impose schedule delays in contractor performance, direct work stoppages and order changes in the...
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