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 »

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 »

Contract Termination for Default Process & Appeals

When the government terminates your company for default (otherwise known as termination for cause), understanding your rights and the contract termination process can be crucial to your company’s future. For example, a disastrous mistake many contractors make is not realizing that they must preserve their right to appeal as early… Read more »

FAR Termination for Default Clause

Under the  FAR Termination for Default Clause in a contract, the government can exercise its right to completely or partially terminate a contract because of the contractor’s actual or anticipated failure to perform its contractual obligations.  If you can establish that the relevant facts show that the contractor was not in default… Read more »

Termination for Default T4D Reprocurement Costs & Cancellation Charges

When the federal government awards a contract, the Termination for Default Clause acts to the agency’s advantage in the end.When contractors attempt the appeal the agency’s default action, there are specific rules you must be aware of. One of them is paying damages to the government for Termination for Default reprocurement costs and… Read more »

Government Procurement Fraud & Termination for Default

Government procurement fraud can arise in a variety of situations. A common example occurs during the bidding phase when offerors submit untruthful information in efforts to secure a government contract, or in other situations, to get admitted into a program administered by the Small Business Administration. In the case of… Read more »

Costs Associated With Termination for Default

Under what authority can the contracting officer terminate a contract for default or cause? When assessing costs associated with the Termination for Default Clause, you must first understand the government’s rights. Under government contracts law, if your contract contains the Default clause at 52.249-8, the Government has the right, subject to… Read more »