When is Termination for Default Converted to Termination for Convenience?

The Default clause in government contracting states if a court finds the government’s actions are improper, a termination for default is converted to termination for convenience.  If the government and the contractor cannot reach a settlement agreements, the contracting officer will issue a decision determining the settlement based on “the… Read more »

Termination For Convenience Clause Minimizing the Impact

The Termination for Convenience Clause in a federal government contract gives the agency the unilateral right to give you an early termination notice if it is in the government’s “best interest.” Sometimes there are questions as to the government underlying reasons.  Regardless of fault, the termination for convenience clause requires the government… Read more »

FAR Termination for Convenience Clause | How Does it Work?

Many government contractors struggle in understanding their rights when the agency imposes a notice of termination for convenience or termination for default under the FAR. There are a myriad of situations that could amplify a contractor’s rights or, conversely, minimize them. The FAR Termination for Convenience Clause gives the government a unilateral right to issue… Read more »

Termination for Convenience Settlement Costs — Dangers You Face

When it comes to terminations for convenience in federal government contracting, the staggering statistics of cases filed at the Court of Federal Claims (COFC) should make contractors aware that the government does in fact deny claims in your final settlement proposal.  Termination for convenience settlement costs become huge disputes primarily because… Read more »

Recoverable Termination for Convenience Costs

Given the push from administration, government contracting agencies are instituting termination for convenience actions to do away with unwanted contracts. Although there are statutory damages and costs associated with them, the government actually saves money in the long run. What are Contract Termination for Convenience Costs? The FAR Contract Terms… Read more »

Termination for Convenience of the Government

As a general rule, the contracting officer can terminate a federal contract for convenience of the government.  Termination for convenience  of the government usually occurs when mission requirements change, lack of funding as other ‘legitimate’ reasons. Contractors usually are entitled to some form of statutory damages. However, there are situations when terminating the contract can be… Read more »

How Appeal Courts Look at Contract Termination for Default Cases

When a federal government agency terminates your contract for default (T4D), the next steps and whether you have a good chance of appealing the contracting officer’s final decision can be challenging.  Although the decision has been made to terminate the contract for default, knowing how the appeal courts look at… Read more »