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Court of Federal Claims Holds that Contractor's Defense of Defective Specifications Is Not an Independent Claim Requiring Submission Under Contract Disputes Act

Total Eng'g, Inc. v. United States, 2015 U.S. Claims LEXIS 30 (Fed. Cl. Jan. 26, 2015)

Author: Stephen W. Kiefer

3/30/2015

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The United States Army Corps of Engineers (the “Government”) awarded a contract to Total Engineering, Inc. (“Total”) for preliminary site construction work for the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense Replacement Facility.  When failures occurred in a steam line system that Total had installed, the contracting officer issued a cure notice and ultimately terminated Total for default.