Federal case illustrates need for proper risk allocation in DB contracts

06/26/2013 | Lexology.com (free registration)

The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals used established legal precedent to reject six claims totaling more than $24 million arising from an engineering and construction firm's fixed-price contract with the U.S. State Department to design and build an embassy in Kazakhstan. The CBCA's decision highlighted contract language that assigned all risks, including those for infrastructure and materials, to the design-build company, writes attorney Steven Stuart.

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