In the matter of BearingPoint, Inc. v. United States Department of the Interior, DisputeSoft was retained to provide software expertise and expert testimony on behalf of BearingPoint, Inc.
At issue was whether BearingPoint’s contract was terminated by the government for convenience or for breach of contract. DisputeSoft software failure expert Jeff Parmet prepared both an expert report and rebuttal report on behalf of BearingPoint, and the case was ultimately settled in BearingPoint’s favor.
BearingPoint, a global systems integrator, contracted with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to implement a heavily customized SAP information system for department-wide financial management of eight separate DOI bureaus. When BearingPoint failed to complete the project on schedule, DOI terminated the contract for cause. In response, BearingPoint filed suit against DOI, arguing that the termination of the contract was for convenience because delays resulting from DOI’s ineffective project management practices rendered the timely completion of the project impossible.