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About Federal Government Construction Contracts
The federal government has been and will likely continue to be the largest purchaser of construction services in the world, especially in light of the passage of the economic stimulus package, the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009. Because most construction lawyers will handle federal government contract cases at some point in their careers, Federal Government Construction Contracts provides an invaluable guide through the myriad of federal government contract regulations, clauses, and case law can present problems and pitfalls for nongovernment contract practitioners.
Federal Government Construction Contracts provides the construction practitioner with a strong understanding of the detailed regulations developed by the government that rule almost every aspect of construction contracting, from procurement of the construction services to final payment under the contract to the standard contract clauses that provide for a reasonable allocation of risk between the government and the contractor. Regulations governing compliance, and the prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse, that have also moved in to the forefront since publication of the first edition, are also examined in this updated volume.
Written by many of the top experts in government contracts and construction law, Federal Government Construction Contracts contains detailed analysis and citations in all areas of the government construction contract law including:
Formation: use of the FARs; sealed bidding; competitive negotiation; architect/engineer contracting; alternative delivery systems, including design-build, construction management, and IDIQ task order contracts; bid protests; and provisions and issues unique to government contracts
Performance: changes; differing site conditions; inspection, acceptance, and warranties; payment and contract funding; socioeconomic issues; termination for convenience and default; equitable adjustments and claims; surety bonds; overhead costs; funding and related issues for federal construction projects outside the U.S.
Dispute Resolution: alternative dispute resolution; litigation; claim procedures; defective specifications; the False Claims Act and other fraud statutes; claims.
As with the first edition, the updated Federal Government Construction Contracts provides a basic knowledge of the principles of federal government construction contracting along with its regulations and case law. Because it also provides in-depth coverage of government construction contracting by top government contract lawyers, it will provide the experienced government contract practitioner with a sophisticated analysis of the issues and a source of case law and regulations. This book is a proven a ready reference that the government construction contract lawyer will want to keep nearby.