Appellate attorneys: Find a lawyer with federal contracts experience when appealing the agency’s decision to the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. Avoid costly mistakes with ASBCA rules.
When government defense contractors receive an adverse decision from a federal contracts agencies, filing a timely appeal to the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (based on ASBCA cases and decisions) would be the next step. Many companies with DOD contracts make costly legal mistakes when filing an appellate case and should be aware of the various legal landmines involved with DOD contracts. For example, many contract appeals decisions show that contractors are getting their appeal cases dismissed and cannot be decided on the merits because the court has no jurisdiction to hear the case.
Small business contractors and large businesses should be aware that the court 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 defense contractors from government contracting officers’ final decisions or failure to issue decisions.
- Prompt responses for administrative law disputes
- Detailed assessment of the facts and evidence for supporting your appeal
- Help with subject matter jurisdiction
- Cost effective legal solutions and
- Clear direction to our clients and avoid litigating based on guesswork.
With law offices located in Washington DC and Colorado, the federal government contracts lawyers at Watson & Associates, LLC frequently help government contractors to appeal adverse contracting officer final decisions to the ASBCA involving DOD contracts, service contract disputes and appeals, and other federal contract projects.
Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals Lawyer Services
ASBCA lawyers and appellate attorney at Watson can help you with:
- Contract Dispute Cases
- ASBCA decisions and jurisdictional disputes
- Contract Claims Appeal from CO final decision
- Termination for Default government contract disputes
- Construction contract disputes appeal services
- Equitable Adjustments
- Scope changes
- Quantum cases
- Service contract disputes and government claim appeals
- Differing site conditions and more cases
- Motion for reconsideration
- Challenging Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals decisions to the Federal Circuit Court
Avoiding common procedural problems with DOD contracts appeal cases: many cases appealed to the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals for government contract disputes 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.
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 court will dismiss the case for lack of jurisdiction. See ASBCA Nos. 60814, 60864 (June 1, 2017). See also Andrews Contracting Services, LLC, ASBCA Decisions No. 60808 (May 22, 2017) (court 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 by using experienced government contract lawyers at Watson & Associates, LLC.
Common Questions and Answers About ASBCA Rules
When must you appeal your case?
To start an appeal from a contracting officer’s final decision to an agency board, government contractors must file within 90 days from the contractor’s receipt date of the CO final decision.
Does the Agency Have to Accept a Typed Signature on Your Claim?
No. Even if it does, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals can decide that a typed signature block is not valid. Therefore, no jurisdiction to hear an appeal. See NileCo General Contracting LLC, ASBCA No. 60912 (Sep. 22, 2017).
Over 30 years experience in federal government contracts law: With a combined effort of our Armed Services Board 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 Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals cases for other contract disputes, our government contract appellate attorneys can help.
Call Our Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals Appellate Attorneys
If you looking to find a lawyer for a prompt response to appealing to the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, file a motion for reconsideration, and to meet ASBCA rules about mandatory procedural deadlines, call our government contracts lawyers and federal appeal lawyers for a Free Initial Consultation at 1-866-601-5518.