July 8, 2019

By: Jordan Howard, Director of Federal and Heavy Construction Division, AGC of America

Congressmen Pete Stauber (MN-08) and Marc Veasey (TX-33) introduced a bipartisan bill, H.R. 2344, that will require federal agencies to pay at least 50 percent of the actual (incurred or committed) cost percent of the cost of the unilateral change order, which would lessen the negative impacts from unilateral contract changes directed by the government. ConsensusDocs Standard Agreement and General Conditions 200 and ConsensusDocs 750 Standard Subcontract Agreement both provide equitable treatment to builders and owners by requiring 50 percent payment for ordered changes. AGC, along with other construction associations, took this language to Congress and urged for its adoption for federal contracts.

See Construction Legislative Week in Review for more information.

For more information, contact jordan.howard@agc.org or (703) 837-5368.