No provision of any contract entered into by the United States, relating to the finality or conclusiveness of any decision of the head of any department or agency or his duly authorized representative or board in a dispute involving a question arising under such contract, shall be pleaded in any suit now filed or to be filed as limiting judicial review of any such decision to cases where fraud by such official or his said representative or board is alleged: Provided, however, That any such decision shall be final and conclusive unless the same is fradulent 1 or capricious or arbitrary or so grossly erroneous as necessarily to imply bad faith, or is not supported by substantial evidence.
(May 11, 1954, ch. 199, §1, 68 Stat. 81.)
Judicial review of agency actions generally, see section 701 et seq. of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
1 So in original. Probably should be “fraudulent”.
No Government contract shall contain a provision making final on a question of law the decision of any administrative official, representative, or board.
(May 11, 1954, ch. 199, §2, 68 Stat. 81.)