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Board Had No Authority To Impose Monetary Sanctions Claims Administration; Attorney Fees

Monday, January 03, 2005 03:48 pm

 
Board Had No Authority To Impose Monetary Sanctions Claims Administration; Attorney Fees

The General Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals has ruled that despite its own regulation to the contrary, it had no authority to impose monetary sanctions on a recalcitrant party.

A & B Limited Partnership prevailed in a claim against the GSA. Neither party appealed the Board decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals within the 120-day period, so the decision became final on March 16, 2004.

The Contract Disputes Act provides that any monetary award to a contractor by a board of contract appeals shall be paid "promptly" out of available funds or out of a permanent judgment fund maintained by the Department of the [...]

 
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