Category Archives: Government Contracting

December 10, 2014

The Right to Stop Work – looking behind the headlines of the Kiewit-Turner decision

By Tim Gordon

On December 9, 2014, a three-member panel of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (“CBCA”) ruled that Kiewit-Turner, a Joint Venture (“KT”), could rightfully stop work on the Aurora VA hospital project.  Kiewit-Turner, a Joint Venture v. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, CBCA 3450.  When KT notified the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) that it would indeed stop work, the media picked up the story, but the headlines mostly focused on the contractor’s decision to stop work.  This article explores the CBCA’s ruling and what it says about a contractor’s right to stop work when the projected cost of the work greatly exceeds the contract price.

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April 25, 2013

Failure To Obtain Required Bond Could Bar Claims

By Tim Gordon

Today, in Tarco, Inc. v. Conifer Metropolitan District, 213 COA 60, a division of the Colorado Court of Appeals held that a general contractor’s failure to provide the bond required by C.R.S. § 38-26-106 on a public works project does not necessarily bar the general contractor from brining a claim against the owner for payment.  Still, failing to obtain the requisite bond is risky.

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July 11, 2008

Who is that worker? (Government Contractors and Forthcoming E-Verify Requirements)

By John Scorsine*
July 11, 2008

All employers have various requirements placed upon them when hiring new employees. Companies doing business with the Government have additional requirements for reporting and compliance in the realm of employment law. This last month the President began the process of creating an additional “new hire” requirement for employers that contract with the Federal government.

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