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Michael Williams on Monday, December 17, 2001 - 10:27
Are there any FAR, AIDAR references that says if an agency do not respond to a request for agreement modification (namely line item cost changes and/or extension of performance period)within a specific time frame then the modification requested is deem to be approved?
I do not know of any regulation which states that if an
agency does not respond to a contractor's request for a contract
modification within a specified period of time the contractor
may consider the request to have been approved.
Regarding claims, FAR 33.211(g) states that, "Any failure of
the contracting officer to issue a decision within the required
time periods will be deemed a decision by the contracting
officer denying the claim and will authorize the contractor to
file an appeal or suit on the claim."
Heed Vern's warning, acts of commission as well as acts of
omission (i.e. doing nothing) can have adverse legal
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