Jurisdiction: Court of Federal Claims

The Court of Federal Claims (COFC) has jurisdiction in government contracts disputes via two statues: The Contract Disputes Act (CDA) and the Tucker Act. The CDA grants subject matter jurisdiction to the COFC when disputes arise between a contractor and an agency over performance of a procurement contract. The Tucker Act allows contractors to bring any claim against the government at the COFC, but the contractor must identify a different source of substantive law in order to confer authority to the Court to render a decision.


jurisdiction articleOur government contracts posts are published by Attorney Kristi Morgan Aronica. She serves as counsel to government contractors and subcontractors throughout Texas and nationally.