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33.207 Contractor certification.

33.207 Contractor certification.

  1. (a) Contractors shall provide the certification specified in paragraph (c) of this section when submitting any claim exceeding $100,000.

  2. (b) The certification requirement does not apply to issues in controversy that have not been submitted as all or part of a claim.

  3. (c) The certification shall state as follows:

    I certify that the claim is made in good faith; that the supporting data are accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief; that the amount requested accurately reflects the contract adjustment for which the contractor believes the Government is liable; and that I am duly authorized to certify the claim on behalf of the contractor.

  4. (d) The aggregate amount of both increased and decreased costs shall be used in determining when the dollar thresholds requiring certification are met (see example in 15.403-4(a)(1)(iii) regarding certified cost or pricing data).

  5. (e) The certification may be executed by any person authorized to bind the contractor with respect to the claim.

  6. (f) A defective certification shall not deprive a court or an agency BCA of jurisdiction over that claim. Prior to the entry of a final judgment by a court or a decision by an agency BCA, however, the court or agency BCA shall require a defective certification to be corrected.