Use of Technical Advisers by Board of Contract Appeals

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A governmental decisionmaking body, including an agency board of contract appeals, may employ technical advisers to analyze and make recommendations on the technical aspects of evidence. Where a decisionmaker properly uses technical advisers, their reports and recommendations need not be disclosed to the parties to the proceedings; however, where the advice of technical advisers adds new facts to the record or constitutes evidence in itself, a court may require that it be disclosed.

Updated July 9, 2014