In 2003, Quimba Software entered into a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory to perform research in Metasearch Fusion Software. Under this contract, Quimba had to submit invoices to the Defense Contract Audit Agency. Although all vouchers for work performed under the contract were paid, a dispute arose over a claim for deferred compensation costs disallowed by an administrative contracting officer, which included all of the deferred salaries the founders of Quimba claimed were owed to them.
Jasmine International Trading & Services, Co. W.L.L. is a Kuwaiti company specializing in the sale of durable and nondurable goods such as latrines, painting supplies, and other equipment and supplies. Jasmine was the awardee of multiple contracts with the United States Army Contracting Command SWA-Kuwait. Ultimately, Jasmine sued the United States in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims for amounts it asserted the government owed it for the equipment and supplies it sold to the Army under various contracts. In response, the Government filed a common-law fraud counterclaim, contending that Jasmine had obtained these contract awards, including blanket purchase agreements, through fraud and the payment of bribes.