- Except as provided in § 2-359.08, within 90 days after the date of receipt of a decision of the contracting officer, the contractor may appeal the decision to the Board by filing a complaint.
- The Board shall provide, to the fullest extent practicable, informal, expeditious, and inexpensive resolution of disputes, shall issue a decision in writing, or take other appropriate action on each appeal submitted, and shall mail or otherwise furnish a copy of the decision to the contractor and the Mayor. All decisions which constitute a final adjudication of appeal on the merits shall be published in the District of Columbia Register.
- (1) The rules of the Board shall include a procedure for the accelerated disposition of any appeal from a decision of the contracting officer if the amount in dispute is $50,000 or less.
- The procedure shall be applicable at the sole election of the contractor.
- Appeals under the accelerated procedure shall be resolved within 180 days from the date the contractor elects to utilize the procedure.
- (1) The rules of the Board shall include a small claims procedure for the expedited disposition of any appeal from a decision of the contracting officer if the amount in dispute is $10,000 or less. The procedure shall be applicable at the sole election of the contractor.
- The small claims procedure shall provide for simplified rules of procedure to facilitate the decision of any appeal. The appeals may be decided by a single member of the Board with any concurrences required by rule.
- Appeals under the small claims procedure shall be resolved, whenever possible, within 90 days from the date on which the contractor files an appeal.
- A decision against the District government or the contractor reached under the small claims procedure shall be final and conclusive and shall not be set aside except in cases of fraud.
- Administrative determinations and final decisions under the small claims procedure shall have no value as precedent for future cases under this subchapter.
Historical and Statutory
2001 Ed., § 2-309.04.
Legislative History of Laws
For history of Law 18-371, see notes under § 2-351.01.
DC CODE § 2-360.04
Current through December 11, 2012
(Apr. 8, 2011, D.C. Law 18-371, § 1004, 58 DCR 1185.)