On October 20th at 12:30 PM EDT, Maria Panichelli and Amy Kirby taught a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) webinar, “REA’s and Claims: Seeking Compensation for Issues Arising from Government Contracts“, hosted by Lawline. To register for this CLE, please visit the Lawline website.
As any contractor doing work for the Federal government will tell you, being awarded the contract is only the beginning. Performance presents a whole new series of challenges. The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and its supplementary regulations impose a host of obligations on contractors, and can impact the ways in which a contractor performs a contract. These rules and regulations also dictate the ways in which contractors can seek compensation for unanticipated costs incurred on the job. In this session, two key strategies for seeking compensation when something goes wrong post-award were discussed: Requests for Equitable Adjustment and Claims.
This class discussed key differences between the two and discuss strategies for maximizing a contractor’s chances of success when making claims against the Federal Government. Further, this class walked through the Contract Disputes Act claims and appeals process, and provided strategies for learning how to maximize a contractor’s chances of success when making claims against the Federal government.