Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2018)
Government contracts: An American perspective
Author(s): J Ravindran, JK Mittal
Abstract: United States of America is considered to be a leader in the branch of government contracts. In the field of judicial review, it is the first country to have recognized the very concept of judicial review. It has gained heavily from its early independence and many countries of the world have modelled judicial review and government contracts upon the framework adopted by America. In many ways United States of America has been a major source of inspiration for the rest of the world. Any study in the field of judicial review and government contracts, which fails to take into consideration the American perspective will be a mere fallacy. This paper is aimed at understanding the concept of government contract in United States of America and the way it can be reviewed by the judiciary. The concept of government contract and judicial review is inextricably linked up and thus it is only fair to take up the study of both the subjects together. This paper is library based and is doctrinal in its approach. The paper is directed towards the following objectives:- (a) to understand the concept of judicial review in United States, (b) to expound the study of government contracts as prevailing in United States, and (c) to analyses the manner in which government contracts can be judicially review in United States. This paper draws heavily from the precedents as has been laid down by the Supreme Court of the United States. References has also been made to the Constitution of United States of America and Statutes, wherein so required. In the ultimate analysis the paper has been developed with the idea of giving a concrete picture as to how judiciary has reviewed the government contract in United States.