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Extension Did Not Create Presumption Of Responsibility Delay-compensable

Friday, December 03, 2004 03:20 pm

 
Extension Did Not Create Presumption Of Responsibility Delay-compensable

The U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that a contracting officer's grant of an extension of time did not create a rebuttable presumption that the government was responsible for the cost of that delay.

The Navy awarded a contract to The Sherman R. Smoot Corp. for construction work at the Washington Navy Yard. The Navy made a number of design changes which Smoot contended extended the performance period by 51 days. The Navy contracting officer initially took the position that the changed work was not on the schedule's critical path, but later relented and granted a 51-day extension of time. Smoot filed [...]

 
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