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Post-award Joint Venture Was Not An Assignment Joint Ventures; Claims Administration

Wednesday, March 03, 2004 12:21 pm

 
Post-award Joint Venture Was Not An Assignment Joint Ventures; Claims Administration

The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals has ruled that a post-award joint venture agreement did not violate the Anti-Assignment Act even though the arrangement was concealed from the government.

The Army Corps of Engineers solicited bids for dredging in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company and Bean Stuyvesant LLC entered into a pre-bid joint venture agreement (JVA). The agreement stated that a bid would be submitted in Great Lakes' name. If successful, Great Lakes would sign and bond the contract and then subcontract all the work to the joint venture. Gr [...]

 
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