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Decisions Of The Boards Of Contract Appeals

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 05:05 pm

Decisions Of The Boards Of Contract Appeals INTERPRET SPECS AND DRAWINGS AS A'PACKAGE DEAL' Defective Specifications Appeal of: Alliance General Contractors, LLC; Under Contract No. DACA4502C0015 Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals 2008 ASBCA No.54979(December 3, 2008)

No matter how many times a contract is modified, it's important to read every clause and specification in light of the entire contract, not merely in relation to the most recent modification.

In June 2002, Alliance General Contractors, LLC (Alliance)entered into a fixedprice contract with the Army Corps of Engineers(Corps)for a road construction project.Alliance then subcontracted with Kirkland Construction L.L.L.P.(Kirkland)to perform the bulk of the work specified in the prime contract.After work began, Kirkland identified a conflict between the site conditions and the drawing labeled C 55.

The parties executed multiple contract modifications --including a revision of the drawing, [...]

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