In this session 4 of 4 in the Introduction to Government Contracts webinar series, Cara Wulf identifies what to do when things go “wrong” during performance of a Government contract. She discusses the circumstances under which a request for an equitable adjustment (REA) to the contract should be made, and what to do if the request is not granted. Cara outlines the dispute resolution process, with particular focus on how to make a proper claim to a Government Contracting Officer, and what obligations the contractor and Government have during that process. Finally, she covers the appeals process, including a discussion of the unique for available for disputes arising from Government contracts.
Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, students will be able to:
- Identify when a change to the contract should be the subject of an REA, and will know how to correctly prepare such requests.
- Understand the contract disputes resolution process.
- Evaluate the pros and cons of pursuing a claim through the appeals process.