Government Contract Claims Lawyers and Federal Contract Dispute Attorneys
Preparation, Litigation Support & Appeals – United States and Overseas Government Contractors
Some agencies pay government claims while others completely deny the claim. There are common reasons for denial that you can avoid.
Other reasons can be avoided if you have an experienced federal government claims lawyer and contract dispute attorney on your team.
SOLVING PROBLEMS & OFFERING SOLUTIONS
Many government contractors are vaguely familiar with the regulations for federal contract claims and disputes.
As a result, the contracting officer may deny the claim due to failure to comply with CDA certification laws, failure to provide a demand or written assertion for money in a sum certain, notify the agency in a timely manner or even signing the waiver of a claim that generally precludes you from bringing other claims against the federal government. At Watson & Associates, LLC our federal government contractor dispute attorneys can help.
WHAT WE DO
When it comes to the basics of how to file a claim on a government contract, you cannot make many mistakes. At Watson & Associates, LLC, our government attorneys provide legal assistance with contract claims against the federal government – avoidance to small businesses and larger DOD contractors across the United States and overseas.
With law offices in Washington DC and Colorado, the federal government contract claims lawyers at Watson & Associates, LLC have successfully resolved contractor claims against the federal government for our clients.
This includes small businesses and larger defense contractors. As contractors claim attorneys We have also achieved favorable outcomes for our clients.
We get involved at the performance stage all the way to claims and dispute litigation at the various courts such as the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, Court of Federal Claims and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
GOVERNMENT CLAIMS SERVICES & FEDERAL CONTRACT DISPUTE APPEAL ATTORNEYS
If you are looking to find contract law attorneys to sue the government for denying federal procurement claims or need help with alternative dispute resolution, call our government contract dispute lawyers and at 1-866-601-5518 for a FREE Initial Consultation.
Do Have a Valid Contract Disputes Act (CDA) Claim Against the Government?
Can the CO Deny a Normal Meritorious Claim When the Claim Does not Meet the Government Contract Claims Act Requirements?
Not only can the CO deny what would normally be a viable claim, but they also do it quite often. This leaves you to figure out how to deal with and correct the problem. The government claims act requirements can be very tricky.
What Happens When the Contracting Officer Fails to Specify the Reason for Denying the Claim? Is this By Itself Grounds for Filing an Immediate Appeal?
No. Many Contracting Officer Final Decisions (COFD) do not articulate the details and reasons for denying government appeals. You are now left with trying to figure it out. Do you just file an immediate appeal?
Maybe not. You may want to look at the initial claim to see it meets the CDA requirements. If it did not, then the appellate court may agree with the government’s motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction.
When you get a COFD that is vague, you may want to have your lawyer first see if your initial claim met the Contract Disputes Act legal requirements.
Does a Defective or Improperly Certified Claim Deny a Court or Agency Board Jurisdiction to Hear the Contract Claim on Appeal?
No. “[a] defect in the certification of a claim does not deprive a court or an agency board of jurisdiction over the claim.” 41 U.S.C. § 7103(b)(3).
If there is a defective certification, the Appellate Court of Agency Board shall require that defective certification to be corrected.” Id.
Can a Contractor Submit a Claim by Email?
There is no written rule that forbids a contractor from filing a claim by email. However, this can be very risky if there is no follow up by certified mail.
GOVERNMENT CONTRACT DISPUTE LITIGATION AND APPEALS IN VARIOUS FEDERAL COURTS
As federal government contract dispute lawyers we represent government contractors with related Contract Disputes Act litigation at the various courts including the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) and the United States Court of Federal Claims (COFC) and appeals to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
GOVERNMENT CONSTRUCTION CLAIM DISPUTES & GOVERNMENT CONTRACT LITIGATION & APPEALS
Litigation support in all states and overseas: When you experience differing site conditions, experience unexpected delays or somehow find yourself harmed on a federal construction project, filing a claim against the federal government might be the answer.
Small businesses performing federal construction contracts especially find themselves at odds when the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or some other government official directs them to perform additional work or scope changes. Watson’s federal construction contract and CDA claim disputes lawyers frequently help companies with:
- Construction delays
- Differing site conditions
- Preparing constructions claims that comply with the Contract Disputes Act
- Appeal denial of federal contract claims by the contracting officer
- Help with disputes in contractor release of claims
The government claims lawyers at our firm can assist with constructive changes, the scope of work changes under federal contracting laws, liquidated damages where the government is liable, implied in fact contract matters, requests for equitable adjustment, claims against the VA, government contract litigation support services, and differing site condition claims.
CALL OUR GOVERNMENT CONTRACT CLAIMS LAWYERS & APPELLATE ATTORNEYS TODAY
For immediate help with a government money claims and disputes for payment of money from the agency, looking for lawyers to sue the federal government, need help with appealing the contracting officer’s decision to the ASBCA, CBCA or US Court of Federal Claims (COFC) please call the federal contract disputes attorneys at Watson & Associates, LLC. Call Toll Free 1-866-601-5518.
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