Consideration in exchange NCE? in For Beginners Only Posted August 3 · Report reply 24 minutes ago, Hilarity_Follows said: Hello, Can someone direct me to the FAR provision that spells out the requirement for Contractors to provide consideration to the Govt. in exchange for granting no cost extension requests? (Specifically, the requests I am primarily involved in are NOT due to any Govt. cause) Since this is the beginner's forum I just wanted to point out how frequently the above highlighted text is misused (whether it is in this case or not, I cannot say for certain because I do not have enough facts about the situation, but based on my experiences I'd bet it is wrong). I'm sure the phrase is used either to make extensions more palatable or out of a lack of understanding, but it's incorrect nevertheless. Unless the contractor is no longer charging costs to the contract during the extension period, it is not a "no cost extension." Absent some additional term, that extended work period will still cost the Government money.