A contractor’s failure to follow the requirements of DFARS 252.232-7007 (Limitation of Government’s Obligation), also known as the “LOGO” clause, resulted in the contractor performing more than $288,000 in free work for the government.
The contractor’s dilemma is an important reminder to be aware of–and scrupulously comply with–the LOGO clause and similar FAR clauses.
Roses are red, violets are blue–and a government contractor can’t bill Uncle Sam for either one, according to a recent decision of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.
In Thomas Associates, Inc., ASBCA No. 57795 (2012), the ASBCA rejected a contractor’s claim that it was entitled to stick the government with a variety of costs I will charitably describe as “questionable,” including a hunting club membership, jazz ensemble, a lavish Christmas party, and yes, flowers given to employees, ostensibly to boost morale.