In another cautionary tale for contractors, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) denied a contractor’s claims for performance costs that resulted from constructive changes to the contract. The Board found that the government personnel allegedly directing the changes lacked proper authority to alter the contract. See ECC International, ASBCA No. 55781 (Dec. 28, 2012). The contractor’s constructive claims included “allegations that the government … interfered with its means and methods of performance by directing actions that were not required, constructively accelerated performance….” The contractor alleged that the Government’s construction representative and contracting officer representatives (CORs) applied an incorrect standard of care for contract performance, improperly interpreted the task order, erroneously required a full time onsite safety manager, and directed numerous other alleged changes.