S.2426 - Contract Disputes Act Amendments of 198699th Congress (1985-1986)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cohen, William S. [R-ME] (Introduced 05/08/1986)|
|Committees:||Senate - Governmental Affairs | House - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||S.Rept 99-352|
|Latest Action:||House - 08/27/1986 Referred to Subcommittee on Administrative Law and Governmental Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2426 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)
(Measure passed Senate, amended)
Passed Senate amended (08/13/1986)
Contract Disputes Act Amendments of 1986 - Title I: Professional Independence of Members of Agency Boards of Contract Appeals - Amends the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 to require the selection of members of agency boards of contract appeals pursuant to the civil service competitive examination process. Requires that such examination be designed to demonstrate the applicant's public contract law experience and that a separate register be maintained for eligible candidates. Subjects board members to the same adverse action provisions as administrative law judges.
Title II: Claims by Federal Government Contractors - Establishes an 18-month filing period for claims against the Government for damages relating to contract disputes. Grants contractors 180 days (currently, 90 days) from the receipt of the contracting officer's decision to appeal such decision to the agency board of contract appeals. Grants contractors 180 days (currently, 12 months) from the receipt of the contracting officer's decision to appeal such decision to the U.S. Claims Court.