Claims, Terminations and
Disputes happen in a wide variety of situations for government contractors. They could be compliance matters spawned by adverse audit opinions or performance issues caused by differences about the contract requirements or even just standard operating procedures when the government chooses to terminate a contract for any reason.
Regardless of the cause, there are numerous procedures described throughout the contract and the regulations for handling these issues. Many of them even entitle the contractor to additional compensation when resolving them.
Resolving the issues and reaching a settlement in the field of government contracts can be difficult, however. The technical nature of procurement rules and regulations ensures that the parties must go great distances before they can meet in the middle. This usually means that the contractor must shoulder a greater burden if the matter is to be resolved without wasteful litigation.
The process is often further thwarted because the primary resource of the opposition's negotiator (whether government or upper tier contractor) is typically a government auditor whose agenda and motivations can run counter to the actual contract and regulatory requirements.
When It Really Matters Celestial Defense helps clients resolve issues without years of litigation. We provide highly expert advisory services and exceptional performance that is focused on what really matters to our clients so that they can manage their business and deliver the same exceptionalism that made them a success.
SUBJECT MATTER PRIMERS
Learn more about contract changes and claims with Pricing Changes and Claims
Learn more about complete or partial terminations with Terminations for Convenience of Government Contracts
Celestial Defense provides the full spectrum of support services to reach a settlement without litigation for issues such as:
Request for Equitable Adjustments (REA)
- Constructive changes
- Changed requirements
- Excessive inspection
- Differences in contract interpretation
- Acceleration in schedule
- Additive changes
- Deductive changes
- Delays & Disruptions
- Stop work
- Suspension of work
- Analysis & settlement of subcontractor claims
- Negotiation & Settlement
Termination Settlement Proposals
- Standard termination
- Commercial item termination
- Complete or partial termination
- Analysis and settlement of subcontractor settlements
- Fixed price or cost type contracts
- Negotiation & settlement
- Cost Principles and Procedures
- Cost Accounting Standards
- Indirect cost proposals
- Audit support
- Defective Pricing
- Business Systems