Construction Contract Administration

FAR 36.211 requires a description of GSA’s procedures that apply to definitization of equitable adjustments for change orders under construction contracts. It also requires that GSA furnish data on the agency’s past performance, for the prior 3 fiscal years, regarding the time required to definitize equitable adjustments for change orders under construction contracts.

Change orders as defined in FAR 2.101 are changes to the contract work pursuant to FAR 52.243-4, Changes.

GSA’s internal procedures can be found in the General Services Administration Manual (GSAM) at GSAM 543.2.

The table below contains data regarding the definitization of equitable adjustments for change orders under construction contracts by fiscal year (FY).

Timeframes for Definitization of Equitable Adjustments of Change Orders on Construction Contracts
Time to definitize after receipt of an adequate change order definitization proposal under construction contracts Number of change order proposals definitized under construction contracts
FY 2020 FY 2021 FY 2022
0 to 30 days 8 46 55
31 to 60 days 1 16 19
61 to 90 days 1 4 4
91 to 180 days 2 7 6
181 to 365 days 0 5 1
366 or more days 1 0 3
After completion of contract performance via a contract modification addressing all undefinitized equitable adjustments received during contract performance 0 0 0

Notes:
1. Table includes complete data for two fiscal years (FY). Partial data is reflected for FY 2020.
2. Current data only includes contracts over the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT).

Last Reviewed: 2022-10-19