July 14, 2011

New DFARS Clause on Business Systems Authorizes Government to Withhold Payments

Holland & Knight Government Contracts Blog
Gregory R. Hallmark

On May 18, 2011, the Department of Defense issued an interim rule that authorizes contracting officers to temporarily withhold payments from contractors whose business systems it deems inadequate. 76 Fed. Reg. 28,856. The rule applies to all contracts covered by the Cost Accounting Standards ("CAS"); small businesses are therefore exempt.

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