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"Abandonment"Letter Did Not Waive Claims Claims Administration; Waiver

Thursday, June 03, 2004 01:12 pm

 

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has ruled that a contractor's letter stating that it "abandoned and terminated" the contract did not waive the contractor's claim rights. And the contracting officer's "show cause"letter did not shorten the claim period.

The U.S. Air Force awarded a contract to Roxco, Ltd. to construct 172 new housing units at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, Louisiana. Disputes quickly developed regarding alleged differing site conditions and government- caused delay.

Roxco sent numerous letters to the contracting officer (CO) demanding relief. The CO did not respond to the majority of these letters. The contractual completion deadline passed wi [...]

 
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