Experienced Government Contracting attorney Cara Wulf leads this fourth of six sessions in PCI’s Federal Infrastructure Contracting Series. Maria discusses common issues in construction contracting, namely, Differing Site Conditions and Delays, Disruptions and Suspensions. These issues are often critically important bases of REAs and Claims. In this session, Cara explains how to distinguish between Type I and Type II Differing Site Conditions, as well as how to differentiate between Differing Site Conditions and Defective Specifications. Notice and Inspection requirements will also be discussed. The session provides an overview of the differences between Delay and Disruption Claims, and Delays and Suspensions, and attendees will learn about the importance of the Critical Path. Finally, Cara provides an explanation concerning the different types of delay (compensable, excusable, contractor, concurrent), and how they can impact a claim or request for equitable adjustment.
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.