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Contractor Failed To Give Notice Of Site Condition Differing Site Conditions; Notice

Wednesday, July 02, 2003 03:08 pm

 
Contractor Failed To Give Notice Of Site Condition Differing Site Conditions; Notice

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has ruled that a contractor's failure to formally notify the government of a differing site condition deprived the government of the opportunity to investigate the situation.

The U.S. Army Missile Command awarded a contract to Engineered Maintenance Services, Inc. (EMS) to replace steam and condensate lines at the Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. New pipe had to be installed with a minimum groundcover of three feet. The contractor was allowed, at its discretion, to install new pipe over existing pipe, so long as the minimum groundcover was maintained.

EMS fell behind sched [...]

 
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