Todd Overman, a Partner in Hogan Lovells’ Government Contracts Practice, recently published an article in the journal Service Contractor titled, “Is It Time to Revisit the FAR’s Novation Process?” The following is an excerpt from the article’s introduction:
Many contractors now view the FAR’s novation process as a costly regulatory burden, which takes too long and imposes unnecessary requirements. In addition, contractors often cannot predict what will be required of them because the uniformity the FAR envisions is jettisoned by agencies and contracting officers who impose demands not specified in the FAR or in any publicly available agency guidance. Thus, perhaps the time has come again to revisit the FAR’s novation process.
A full copy of Todd’s article is available here.