Court Has No Jurisdiction Over a Contractor Claim that Was Based on an Issue Raised to the Contracting Officer for Final Determination but Not Sufficiently Detailed and Explained; Notice Provisions Enforced Against Contractor, and Liquidated Damages Held to be Enforceable

By: Gail S. Kelley, P.E., J.D. ConstructionRisk, LLC Where a contractor amended its complaint in an action against the United States to include a claim for remission of liquidated damages on the basis that it was entitled to a time extension, but the contractor did...

Design-Build Team Guarantees Energy Performance on GSA Project

By Suzanne H. Harness, J.D., AIA An article published in Engineering New-Record (ENR) on May 14, 2012 under the title “Fee Holdback Raises Eyebrows” has indeed drawn attention.  The article explains that the design-build team on a U.S. General Services Administration...