Board Finds Estimated Sum Enough To Back Contractor Claim

By Natalie Olivo (July 6, 2016, 7:19 PM EDT) -- The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals found that a vendor didn't have to specify the calculations behind a claim against the Department of Defense over a purportedly unfair negative performance rating, rejecting the government's bid to toss an appeal of the denied claim in a decision released Tuesday.

In asking the board to jettison contractor Government Services Corp.'s appeal, the government had argued that the company had not filed a proper claim because it did not include a "sum certain" explaining the basis for reaching $100,000.  But the board disagreed, finding that GSC could still lodge a valid claim without...

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