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Contractors May Rely Upon Reasonable Interpretations Of Ambiguous Specifications

Wednesday, July 04, 2007 12:26 pm

 
Contractors May Rely Upon Reasonable Interpretations Of Ambiguous Specifications

The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) ruled that the specifications in a Request for Proposal were ambiguous and that the contractor's interpretation of the specifications was reasonable.

American Bridge Company (American) responded to the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southern Division's (NAVFAC) Request for Proposal for a project. American based its proposal, in part, on its subcontractors' interpretations of NAVFAC's specifications for the project. This is a normal business practice in the industry. The speci [...]

 
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