In this session, the fourth installment of PCI’s six-part Federal Infrastructure Contracting Series, experienced Government Contracts attorney Maria Panichelli walks attendees through the basics of Miller Act claims. The Miller Act provides a remedy for construction subcontractors and suppliers who might otherwise be left uncompensated for a prime’s failure to pay, due to the prohibition of liens on Federal projects. It is thus a critical tool for construction contractors involved in the Federal space to master. In this session, attendees learn what the Miller Act is, what it was meant to do, and how to pursue a Miller Act claim. Maria covers the deadlines and notice provisions applicable to the Miller Act, as well as common defenses used against Miller Act claims.
This webinar is part of a 6-Part Public Contracting Institute Webinar Series covering Federal Infrastructure Contracts From formation to effective use of bid protests to obtain award; from common claims bases for REAs and CDA Claims against the Government to subcontractor Miller Act claims, this series will teach attendees how to navigate the FAR and other laws and regulations applicable to construction and infrastructure contracting. Also discussed are various domestic preference statutes, and related developments from the Build America, and the Buy America Act.