Contract Management Magazine has published an article from RJO shareholder Stephen Bacon on several new cases that could impact how government contractors approach Contract Disputes Act (CDA) statute of limitations issues. The piece, which appears in the magazine’s December issue (subscription required), is the latest entry in Bacon’s monthly Counsel Commentary column.
Bacon’s article, “Cost Claim Accruals,” explores takeaways from three recent Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals decisions that help shed light on when the filing period for a government cost claim begins. Although CDA claims generally involve a six-year statute of limitations period, it is critical for contractors to know when a claim “accrues” because that determines when the six-year filing window begins and ends.
“A failure to appreciate the implications of accrual can render a claim untimely or impact the viability of a statute of limitations defense that could otherwise be available,” Bacon writes.