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 Default & Government Termination Letter

When your contract is terminated for default, the agency must issue a contract  termination letter. (see FAR 49.601). Responding to the contract termination letter and taking the next steps could be problematic if you do not understand the process and what standard the government must meet. By learning the rules,… Read more »

Termination of Contract for Default Appeals

During a termination for default (also referred to as termination for cause) appeals case, contractors often find themselves facing harsh procedural court rulings that cause them to lose the case. As a party to the appeal, you must prove facts supporting any allegations that you make. Submission on the written record… Read more »

Contractor Termination Tips

Contractor termination is common in federal government contracting. Whether the government’s decision is to terminate a contract for default or convenience, each type will make a huge difference as to your next steps. Not all government contractor terminations are as simple to challenge as most businesses may think. Evidence in… Read more »

Government’s Unlawful Termination of Contract for Default

 Government contractors may find themselves dealing with a unlawful termination of contract for default on a federal construction project. Although it is clear that something is wrong with the termination action, many construction companies are not familiar enough with the underlying regulations that govern terminations for default. Therefore, the decision whether or… Read more »

Understanding Termination Settlement Proposals, Damages & Appeals

After the government exercises it rights to terminate your contract for convenience, you then have to submit your damages in a termination for convenience settlement proposal. It must be done within one year. The  termination settlement proposal should be submitted in the form with the certification prescribed by the contracting… Read more »

Termination for Default Government Contracts & Reprocurement Costs

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 contract termination for cause action, there are specific rules you must be aware of. One of them is paying damages to the government for… Read more »