As most contractors know all too well, doing business with the Government can be quite frustrating. One of the most – if not the most – prominent sources of that frustration is that the Government often operates with a callous disregard for the laws and regulations that are supposed to dictate the course of play under the contracts to which it is a party. With its December 28, 2017 decision in Flour Federal Solutions, LLC, ASBCA No. 61431-983, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA” or “Board”) cast a searing spotlight on the Government’s dilatory conduct in the context of repeatedly failing to respond to a contractor’s claim. The facts are troubling:
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