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Matthew Lewis is an associate in Crowell and Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, where he works in the Government Contracts Group.

Before coming to Crowell and Moring, Matt clerked at the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, working on Contract Disputes Act appeals and administrative cases. Matt received his law degree from The George Washington University Law School, where he was awarded a Concentration in Government Procurement Law. During law school, Matt interned at the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, as well as in the Office of the General Counsel at the Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to attending law school, Matt coordinated international contract manufacturing projects.

Ultra Electronic Ocean Systems, Inc., ASBCA No. 62804 (June 17, 2021), the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (the “Board”) held that a contracting officer’s letter terminating the contract for default “effective immediately” constituted a Contracting Officer’s Final Decision for the purpose of granting the Board jurisdiction over the contractor’s appeal.

In Ultra

In BGT Holdings, Inv. v. United States, No. 1:18-cv-00178-PEC (Fed. Cir. Dec. 23, 2020), the Federal Circuit held that FAR 52.245-1 requires the Government to consider an equitable adjustment when it fails to provide Government-furnished equipment (GFE) required by the contract.  The contract in question required the Government to furnish equipment for the construction