On August 17, 2016, Maria Panichelli presented the webinar, “Federal Contracting Fundamentals: Learn the Ins and Outs of Terminations“, for Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). This webinar was a part of WIPP”s “Give me 5” program designed to provide education and access to women in federal contracts. To register for this webinar, please visit the WIPP website.
Government agencies have the ability to terminate their contracts for convenience (“T for C”), or for default (“T for D”). While a T for C does not imply that there was any fault on the part of the contractor, T for D means the government believes that the contractor failed to perform in accordance with the provisions of the contract. This distinction has other important implications as well. If terminated for convenience, a contractor can seek payment for the work done, and for any preparations made for the terminated portion of the contract. In contrast, if defaulted, it is possible that a contractor will actually owe the government money in connection with reprocurement. Getting terminated for default can also negatively impact a contractor’s ability to get future contracts. This webinar covered the ins and outs of terminations. Learn all about T for Cs, the response process and seeking compensation. Learn also about T for Ds, how to challenge them, how to convert them to T for Cs, and how to deal with reprocurement claims.