Government Contracting Database
There is no doubt that many claims have their genesis in matters that were, or should have been, discovered during the bidding phase. It is very risky for a contractor to withhold knowledge of a specification defect in the hope that a favorable change order will later be issued to correct the defect. A contractor who fails to seek pre-bid clarification of an obvious, or patent, error, or omission runs the very real risk of being denied payment for the corrective work.
Updated: July 24, 2018