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CBCA Provides Guidance on the Meaning of the Implied “Good Faith” Requirement in Government Contracts

Implied in every government contract is a requirement of “good faith and fair dealing” regardless of whether the written terms state such a requirement.  Therefore, contractors should be careful to avoid conduct that the written terms of the contract may not address but that would violate the implied good faith obligation.  The problem for contractors … Continue Reading

How to Avoid Financing State Projects, Also Known As Collecting Interest on Delayed Payments From the State of South Carolina

Unless a contractor wants to finance public construction projects, a contractor on a State project wants to collect interest on any late payments the State of South Carolina owes. South Carolina’s Prompt Payment Act permits contractors to recover interest on such late payments, but a recent decision shows contractors must carefully comply with the statute’s … Continue Reading

South Carolina Office of the State Engineer Publishes Notice of Intent to Adopt 2015 ICC Codes for State Buildings

The Office of the State Engineer proposed adopting the following building codes for state buildings which would take effect on July 1, 2016: International Building Code (IBC), 2015 Edition International Existing Building Code (IEBC), 2015 Edition International Fire Code (IFC), 2015 Edition International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), 2015 Edition International Mechanical Code (IMC), 2015 Edition … Continue Reading