Managing Government Construction Contract Changes
1 hour 30 minutes
Understand the various contract vehicles and the change processes unique to each as identified by clauses under the Federal Acquisition Regulations.
Understanding and managing contract changes is key to the fair administration and equitable cost recovery for any construction project. It becomes exponentially more important in the complex arena of federal contracting, where the overlay of unique contracting mechanisms, federal acquisition regulations, and the parameters of the Contracts Disputes Act require strict adherence to regulations governing the creation, protection and preservation of change order adjustments. This topic will address the various contract vehicles, the change processes unique to each as identified by relevant clauses under the Federal Acquisition Regulations, use of specific instruments such as Engineering Change Orders (ECOs), Requests for Equitable Adjustment (REAs); Constructive Change Requests (CCRs), and the Cardinal Change doctrine, and suggested documentation strategies necessary to establish, preserve, prove, and protect the right to changes.
• You will be able to define general scope versus outside the scope.
• You will be able to describe cost/price data capture budget to actual.
• You will be able to discuss mandatory flow-down clauses and forms.
• You will be able to explain early consideration of constructive change data capture.