Delay is a common problem with contracts of any sort, government or private. As strange as it may sound, in a government contract, the contractor assumes that the government will delay the project. But there is a limit to what a contractor has to assume. That limit is reasonable delay. A contractor assumes the risk only of reasonable delay. If the delay is unreasonable, a contractor is entitled to relief: more money, more time to complete the project, or both.

    If a contractor finishes before the contract completion deadline ...

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