Considering whether to file a claim? Has the Contracting Officer ("CO") already denied your claim? Filing a claim related to your government contract -- and appealing, if necessary, an adverse government agency decision -- can seem daunting to companies doing business with the federal government. When bringing claims against a U.S. government agency, it is important to include all arguments and bases for the claim, as that will become critical in the appeal phase. If the CO denies your claim, the federal procurement process is designed to allow government contractors another opportunity to present their case to the Board of Contract Appeals ("BOCA") or the Court of Federal Claims ("COFC"). Lawyers in PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Claims and Appeals practice group can assist with drafting and preparing the claim and, in the event of an appeal, carefully examining the CO’s decision to help develop the legal bases and strategy.
Has your contract been terminated? Termination decisions can have a negative impact on a government contractor’s business. We understand the various nuances of the Federal Acquisition Regulations’ ("FAR") termination for default and convenience clauses. Our lawyers examine the record, procurement documents, and relevant case law to determine whether an argument is meritorious, helping our clients avoid costly mistakes. Lawyers in PilieroMazza’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Government Contracts practice groups also partner with our appellate lawyers to guide contractors through the claims and appeals process.
We represent government contractors in a variety of matters, including:- submitting Requests for Equitable Adjustments ("REAs");
- filing claims under the Contract Disputes Act ("CDA");
- appealing a Termination for Default; and
- appealing the denial of a claim to the applicable BOCA or COFC.