Security Facility Clearance and Understanding the Regulations

Security facility clearance compliance decisions and internal practices are important aspects of being able to perform government contracts. When companies are facing judicial scrutiny or adverse legal actions, it is important to understand the laws and regulations that regulate facility clearances and individuals complying with those laws. As a government… 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 »

What are Bilateral vs Unilateral Contract Agreements?

Definition  Unilateral contracts are vastly different than bilateral contracts. The elements of a contract are previously discussed in our Contracts article.  There are two main types of contracts: bilateral and unilateral. A Promise for Performance. As comparing bilateral vs unilateral contract differences, a bilateral contract constitutes a promise for a promise…. Read more »

Common Affirmative Defenses to Breach of Contract Formation

Asserting the Right Affirmative Defenses  to Contract Formation Can Win Your Case Affirmative defenses to breach of contract are important when another party files a case but you actually have a legal reason for not completing the contract. In contract litigation, there are certain affirmative breach of contract remedies you can assert at… Read more »

Termination of Contract

Drafting a contract termination letter starts with the basis for the termination and making sure that the underlying reason for the letter does not breach the contract. The decision to terminate a contract can arise from several situations that include: employment terminations, breach of contract situations, terminating services, construction performance… Read more »

Termination of Contract Notice – CEO’s Biggest Fear

As CEO of the company, receiving the government’s notice of contract termination is one of the sudden blows that you do not usually dream of seeing. Your anticipated profits and the future of your business are at risk. Whether the agency terminates for cause or convenience, developing an immediate response is critical. Knowing… Read more »