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|Contract's Notice Provision Bars Claim for Extra Work|
James K. Bidgood, Jay R. Houghton, Joseph Young; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014The United States Court of Federal Claims recently held that a contractor’s claim for additional compensation for a change should be denied because the contractor failed to satisfy its contract’s written notice requirements. K-Con Building Systems, Inc. v. The United States, 114 Fed....
|City of Quincy, Massachusetts Bidding Requirements Pre-empted by Federal Law|
David P. Ray; Bernstein Shur;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014In a case just decided by the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, the Court has concluded that a City of Quincy, Massachusetts ordinance requiring bidders on municipal projects in the city to engage in a specific type of apprentice training program violated the Federal Employment Retirement...
|Federal Circuit Provides Guidance on Differing Site Conditions Claims and Broadens the Scope of the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing|
Kirk J. McCormick; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
June 20, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014A recent decision by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals represents a major triumph for contractors pursuing certain types of claims against the Federal Government. In Metcalf Construction Co. v. United States, 742 F.3d 984 (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit reinforced the principles underlying...
|Undisclosed Billing on Public Contracts May Turn “Cost Plus Fee” into “Cost Plus Fines”|
Jonathan T. Elder; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
June 20, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014A recent settlement between a large construction management firm and the FBI is the latest reminder that when doing business with a public awarding authority - state or federal - anything less than full transparency is likely to result in serious trouble. A recent unwitting student of this hard...
|Obama Administration Proposes to Give States Broad Authority to Toll Existing Interstates to Generate Revenue for Transportation Purposes|
George K. Miller, David Narefsky, John R. Schmidt, Joseph Seliga; Mayer Brown LLP;
May 5, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014In a major policy shift with potentially large implications for US infrastructure public-private partnership (“PPP”) activity, the Obama administration has proposed to change federal law to give US states broad authority to put tolls on existing interstate highways to provide funding...
|Preliminary Development Agreement: An Innovative Method of Streamlining P3 Procurements in Social Infrastructure|
Joshua A. Levy, Frank M. Rapoport; Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation;
May 2, 2014, previously published on April 2014Within the last decade, Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) have played an increasingly crucial role in the construction and renovation of transportation and utility infrastructure. On the other hand, P3s have not been as popular a procurement method for social infrastructure projects such as...
|Sabine Pass LNG Files Monthly Construction Status Report|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
April 25, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014Sabine Pass LNG filed a report with FERC covering construction activities through March 2014 at its LNG export terminal in Cameron Parish, La. Stage 1 (liquefaction trains 1 and 2) engineering is 96.0% complete, procurement is 94.6%, and subcontract and direct hire construction work are 37.7% and...
|Virginia Procurement: Low Bidder vs. Best Value|
Jordy Murray; Rees Broome, PC;
April 25, 2014, previously published on Winter/Spring 2014Except for certain enumerated exceptions, competitive sealed bidding is generally the only available method for Virginia’s department and agencies to procure goods and services, including construction services.
|House Small Business Committee Approves Two Bills Designed to Help Small Business Contractors|
Edward T. DeLisle, Maria L. Panichelli; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
April 22, 2014, previously published on April 7, 2014 A little over a month ago, Rep. Sam Graves, Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, introduced a pair of bills designed to increase the participation of small business contractors in federal contracting.
|President Obama Signs Executive Order Prohibiting Federal Contractors from Retaliating for Disclosure of Compensation Information|
Casie E. Hollis, Suzanne Sumner; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014On April 8, 2014, President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting covered contractors from discharging or in any other manner discriminating against employees or applicants for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing the compensation of the employee, applicant or another employee or...