Murky Work: Disputing Federal Supply Schedule Contracts

Law360, New York (April 18, 2013, 12:51 PM EDT) -- The disputes process for government contracts has a few basic requirements to establish jurisdiction. If you fail to meet them, you do not pass go and you do not have your day in court. The Contract Disputes Act, and its implementing regulations, govern that process. Under the CDA, the contractor must first submit a written claim to the contracting officer asking for a final decision regarding the issue in dispute before it can appeal to the Court of Federal Claims or the applicable board of contract...
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