The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and its agency supplements impose detailed and daunting obligations on contractors, and in particular the rules and regulations governing contractors seeking compensation for unanticipated costs.

Join Centre Law and Consulting’s attorneys, James C. Fontana and Heather Mims, for the “Do’s and Don’t’s” in preparing, defending and challenging Requests for Equitable Adjustment (REA) and formal Claims under the federal Contract Disputes Act. With the COVID-19 crisis threatening to pave new and uncertain roads from the standpoint of contractor price adjustments and other disputes resulting from what may prove to be a flood of COVID-related REAs and other contract modifications, the importance of this topic increases dramatically.

Topics Covered:

  • Understanding the statutory and regulatory legal framework for REAs and Claims
  • Equitable adjustments for a constructive change, delay or other government caused increase in its costs
  • The potential impact of COVID-19 on the REA and Disputes process
  • Applicable FAR/DFARS clauses supporting REA/Claims, including Suspension of Work, Stop Work Orders, Excusable Delays, Changes and Government Delay of Work
  • REAs and Claims, and how they differ
  • Basics of preparing REAs and Claims
  • REA Pros and Cons/Claim Pros and Cons
  • Claims under the Contract Disputes Act
  • Appeals of Claim denials
  • Potential influence of the disputes process on the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS)
  • Subcontractor REA/Claims Issues
  • Practicable tips regarding REAs/Claims

Who Should Attend:

  • Contract managers and administrators

 

 


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