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The ABCs of REAs

Webinar

This webinar is a part of Thompson Coburn’s Government Contracting TCLE series which also includes Making the Most of Your Debriefing and The "Key Personnel" Requirement in Government Solicitations.

Although it would be nice if every contract ran smoothly and as predicted from start to finish, that rarely happens. Fortunately, the standard Federal Government contract contains a “Changes” clause that is designed to compensate contractors for both time and money when the Government changes the contractor’s scope of work. Sometimes a change is made formally, but it frequently comes about as a “constructive change.” Recognizing a change, and knowing how and when to pursue relief via a Request for Equitable Adjustment (REA), are critical to a contractor’s survival.

This webinar will explain how the “Changes” clause is supposed to work, what a contractor can do to make sure changes are recognized early, the reasons why relief should be sought through an REA rather than by filing a claim, and how to prepare an effective REA. 

This webinar will cover:

  • How to recognize a change under the “Changes” clause
  • The basic elements of an REA 
  • How and when an REA should be used
  • The difference between an REA and a claim
  • How to prepare an effective REA

CLE
The live presentation of this webinar was approved for 1.0 hour general CLE credit in California and Illinois and 1.2 hours of general CLE credit in Missouri. if you are interested in receiving credit for watching the recorded presentation, please click here.

Presenters:
Jeff Newman
Jayna Rust

Originally Presented:
April 9, 2019