When a contractor's claim has been disallowed, the contractor may, within 30 days from the date the ruling of the Secretary of Transportation is mailed to him, make a written request to the secretary that his claim be submitted to a board of arbitration. The secretary shall decide whether the matter is one which is subject to arbitration and shall, within 30 days of the receipt for arbitration, grant or deny the same. The Secretary of Transportation's decision shall be final. If both parties choose to submit the claim to an arbitration board, the decision of the board shall be final and binding. Said board of arbitration shall consist of three persons--one to be chosen by the secretary--one by the contractor and the third (who will serve as chairperson) by the two arbitrators thus chosen. Such selection (of the third person) shall be made in seven days following notice of appointment. The arbitrators selected shall be persons experienced and familiar with construction or engineering practices in the general type of work involved in the contract, but shall not have been a regular employee or an individual retained by either party at the time involved in the controversy, or at the time of arbitration. After the arbitrators are selected the board shall select a mutually convenient time and place for the hearing, which shall be agreed upon within seven days after appointment of the arbitration board, with written notice to the parties. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board

    A4005: Committee on Contract Law
    Washington, DC  United States  20418
  • Authors:
    • Ash, R K
  • Publication Date: 1982-7

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  • Accession Number: 00388777
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM