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Federal Contracting Answer Book, 3rd Edition by Terrence M. O'Connor

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CHAPTER

25

CLAIMS

The government and a contractor sometimes get into arguments. Usually these arguments get solved informally. But sometimes they don’t. In those rare cases where the parties cannot solve their problems peacefully, it becomes necessary to litigate them. A claim is a formal fight between the government and a contractor. Either one—the government or the contractor—can file a claim.

    What does a claim consist of?

Claims typically have three parts. A claim is not just the money involved; a claim also involves interest and costs.

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