War Contract Hardship Claims: Hearings Before a Subcommittee, Seventy-ninth Congress, Second Session, on S. 1477, a Bill to Authorize Relief in Certain Cases where Supplies Or Services Have Been Furnished for the Government During the War. April 12-13, 1946

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1946 - 83 pages
Considers legislation to authorize the President to empower Government agencies to make or amend contracts in cases where such action is necessary to prevent injustice to firms or individuals who supplied services or supplies to Government during WWII.
 

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Page 51 - Disputes. Except as otherwise specifically provided In this contract, all disputes concerning questions of fact arising under this contract shall be decided by the contracting officer subject to written appeal by the contractor within 30 days to the head of the department concerned or his duly authorized representative, whose decision shall be final and conclusive upon the parties thereto. In the meantime the contractor shall diligently proceed with the work as directed.
Page 11 - Act shall be made a matter of public record under regulations prescribed by the President and when deemed by him not to be detrimental to the national security. (b) All contracts entered into, amended, or modified pursuant to authority contained in this...
Page 43 - Where any person has arranged to furnish or furnished to a contracting agency or to a war contractor any materials, services, or facilities related to the prosecution of the war, without a formal contract, relying In good faith upon the apparent authority of an officer or agent of a contracting agency, written or oral Instructions, or any other request to proceed from a contracting agency, the contracting agency shall pay such person fair compensation therefor.
Page 51 - ... the contractor shall within 10 days from the beginning of any such delay (unless the contracting officer shall grant a further period of time prior to the date of final settlement of the contract) notify the contracting officer in writing...
Page 51 - Defense may by agreement modify or amend or settle claims under contracts heretofore or hereafter made, may make advance payments upon such contracts of any portion of the contract price, and may enter into agreements with contractors or obligors modifying or releasing accrued obligations of any sort, including accrued liquidated damages or liability under surety or other bonds.
Page 3 - President for the protection of the interests of the government, to enter into contracts and into amendments or modifications of contracts heretofore or hereafter made and to make advance progress and other payments thereon, without regard to the provisions of law relating to the making, performance, amendment, or modification of contracts...
Page 51 - Irrespective of the time or circumstances of the making, or the form, of the contract amended or modified, or of the amending or modifying contract, and irrespective of rights which may have accrued under the contract or the amendments or modifications thereof.
Page 11 - Defense is authorized, within the limits of the amounts appropriated and the contract authorization provided therefor, to enter into contracts and into amendments or modifications of contracts heretofore or hereafter made, and to make advance payments thereon, without regard to the provisions of law relating to the making, performance, amendment, or modification of contracts...
Page 51 - ... shall ascertain the facts and the extent o'f the delay and extend the time for completing the work when in his judgment the findings of fact justify such an extension, and his findings of fact thereon shall be final and conclusive on the parties hereto...

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