Postal Service Board of Contract Appeals

Understanding the USPS Board of Contract Appeals

The PSBCA is a neutral, independent tribunal with the authority to hear and decide any appeal from a decision of a contracting officer of the United States Postal Service (USPS) or the Postal Regulatory Commission related to a contract with either agency.

The Board comprises committees established under the Contract Disputes Act and rules on appeals of contract decisions made by the Postal Regulatory Commission or the United States Postal Service.  It’s important to have a qualified USPS lawyer on your side. 

USPS Board of Contract Appeals Facts

  • The Postal Service Board of Contract Appeals falls within the United States Postal Service Judicial Officer Department, and the Judicial Officer serves as the Chairman.  
  • The Board itself is comprised of three administrative judges who have the authority to hear all evidence in the dispute and issue a decision on whether the termination was proper or if the contractor is entitled to the requested money. 
  • Any decisions made by the Postal Service Board of Contract Appeals cannot be changed or even reviewed by an agency official. Their decisions are final until or unless one of the participatory parties files an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  

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If you have had a contract terminated or a claim for money on a contract by the US Postal Service and need to file an appeal to the Postal Service Board of Contract Appeals (PSBCA), our team of experienced USPS lawyers can helpDuring our consultation, we can help you make an informed decision about how to proceed. Understanding your legal options before appearing before the Postal Service Board of Contract Appeals is critical, and it is important to have the information you need as early in the process.  

Our USPS lawyers provide various legal services associated with federal government contracts issued by the Postal Service and the Postal Regulatory Commission.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Government contracting refers to the process through which federal, state, or local government agencies purchase goods and services from private businesses or individuals to fulfill their operational needs and public services. 

Government contracting is regulated by various laws and regulations, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), agency-specific regulations, the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA), the False Claims Act, and various socio-economic programs. 

The FAR is a set of rules and guidelines issued by the federal government that govern the acquisition process for all executive agencies. It covers various aspects of contracting, including procurement procedures, contract administration, and contractor responsibilities. 

We assist clients by reviewing and understanding relevant regulations, ensuring they have appropriate policies and procedures in place, providing training on compliance, and conducting internal audits to identify and address potential issues. 

A bid protest is a formal complaint filed by a bidder or offeror who believes that a government procurement process was conducted unfairly, improperly, or in violation of procurement laws and regulations. 

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