In this third installment of PCI’s Federal Infrastructure Contracting Series, experienced Government Contracting attorney Maria Panichelli provides an overview of issues relevant to Changes and Defective Specifications, two of the most common issues addressed in Federal Construction contract Requests for Equitable Adjustment and Claims. Discussion topics include the various FAR Changes clauses, express v. constructive changes, and defective specifications and designs. Maria also explains the notice requirements relating to these types of claims, and common government defenses including lack of notice, authority, and waiver. Attendees learn the difference between performance and design specifications, and patent and latent defects, and why these distinctions matter. Overall, this session teaches attendees how to prepare more persuasive REAs and Claims, avoid government claim defenses, and hopefully recover any time and money lost as a result of unanticipated issues arising during performance of Federal construction contracts.
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.