Contract Disputes

Malyszek & Malyszek has been practicing government contract law for over 40 years. Our areas of practice include Litigation, government contract consulting, and much more. If you’re in need of an aggressive, competent law firm to help you with contract disputes, Malyszek & Malyszek is your answer.

The Contract Disputes Act of 1978 (CDA) guarantees identical procedures for negotiating and litigating Government contract disputes. The Government and the contractor are encouraged to negotiate claims and other disputes in good faith. The litigation process under the CDA is apparent and conclusive, ensuring justice and certainty.

The procedure of a claim pursuant to the CDA starts with the contracting officer, who issues a Contracting Officer’s Final Decision (COFD), which is a decision on the merits. In order to challenge that decision the contractor must appeal to the Board of Contract Appeals or to the United States Court of Federal Claims (USCFC). Decisions must be appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The final authority is the Supreme Court of the United States.

A contract dispute is a written request to the Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition seeking resolution of a claim for the payment of money, the adjustment of contract terms, or for other relief. A contract dispute does not require the issuance of a Contracting Officer final decision. Contract disputes for purposes of ADR may also involve contracts not subject to the AMS.

At Malyszek & Malyszek we focus on all aspects of contracting with the U.S. federal government for companies nationwide and even overseas. Malyszek & Malyszek can help with your government contract matters. Call Malyszek & Malyszek today to learn more about our government contract law legal services.