Contractors Get Rude Awakening On Blanket Purchase Deals

Law360, New York (February 6, 2014, 8:25 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit ruled Thursday that a contractor couldn't sue the U.S. Forest Service under the Tucker Act for canceling a blanket purchase agreement for fire-prevention equipment, and experts say the decision should be a wakeup call for contractors that have routinely treated BPAs as though they were binding contracts.

Crewzers Fire Crew Transport Inc. had accused the Forest Service of wrongfully ending a blanket purchase agreement in which Crewzers and other companies prenegotiated deals to sell last-minute equipment in support of firefighting emergencies, after disputes...
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