When government contractors receive an adverse decision from a federal government contracting agency, filing a timely appeal to the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) would be the next step. Many companies make costly legal mistakes when filing an appellate case and should be aware of the various legal landmines.
Small business contractors and large businesses should be aware that the ASBCA gets its jurisdiction from the Contract Disputes Act (41 USC 7101-7109), its Charter, or other remedy-granting provisions. The majority of matters on the ASBCA’s docket involve appeals by contractors from government contracting officers’ final decisions or failures to issue decisions.
With law offices located in Washington DC and Colorado, the federal government contract lawyers at Watson & Associates, LLC frequently help government contractors to appeal adverse contracting officer final decisions to the ASBCA.
ASBCA Appeal Attorney Services
- Contract Disputes Act Cases
- ASBCA jurisdictional disputes
- Contract Claims Appeal from CO final decision
- Termination for Default
- Construction contract disputes
- Equitable Adjustments
- Scope changes
- Quantum cases
- Differing site conditions and more
Avoiding common procedural problems: many cases appealed to the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals when there was no legal contracting officer final decision. Meeting the requirements of the Contract Disputes Act is one of the most highly litigated issues. Federal government contractors use our legal expertise to avoid costly legal mistakes. Our goal is to focus on the legal merits of the case and to convince the ASBCA that the agency committed a legal error or violated procurement laws.
For example, when an appeals case is filed but the contractor failed to submit a signed certification to Contracting Officer prior to filing appeal, the ASBCA will dismiss the case for lack of jurisdiction. See ASBCA Nos. 60814, 60864 (June 1, 2017). See also Andrews Contracting Services, LLC, ASBCA No. 60808 (May 22, 2017) (ASBCA dismisses the appeal because contractor’s Request for Equitable Adjustment did not request a Contracting Officer’s decision and, therefore, was not a CDA claim). These are all costly legal mistakes that can be avoided.
Over 30 years experience in federal government procurement law: With a combined effort of our ASBCA appeal lawyers, we have acquired favorable results for our clients in various government contract law areas. See some of our representative cases.
Whether you are appealing a termination for default or filing CArmed Services Board of Contract Appeals cases for other contract disputes, our government contract appeal attorneys can help. We offer:
- Prompt responses
- Cost effective legal solutions and
- Clear direction to our clients and avoid litigating based on guesswork.
At Watson & Associates, LLC our Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals lawyers represent federal contractors in all states. As ASBCA attorneys, we help federal small businesses and large DoD contractors in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming
Call Our Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals Lawyers
For prompt response and to meet ASBCA mandatory procedural deadlines, call our government contract attorneys for a Free Initial Consultation at 1-866-601-5518.