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Don?t Bid On Best-case Scenario And Expect Pay For Worst-case Reality

Monday, October 04, 2010 03:48 am


Extra Work -- Contract Interpretation

Appeal of: Senate Builders & Construction Managers, Inc., 2010 ASBCA No. 56236 LEXIS 56 (July 19, 2010) A contractor took contract specs? description of the minimum work required to be the maximum, which meant it was left with the bill for the so-called extra work. Senate Builders & Construction Managers, Inc. (Senate) appealed to the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals to be paid for additional work it performed on an Air National Guard concrete aircraft parking ramp. Senate had won a contract to repair and maintain approximately 47,454 square yards of concrete  for $500,000. The work included repairing damaged concrete by cutting perpendicularly through the concrete, removing the damaged concrete, cleaning the remaining concrete and pouring new concrete.

A problem arose when Senate encou [...]

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