Helping Federal Government Contractors in All States to Maximize Contract Termination for Convenience Damages. Free Initial Consultation.
Although the federal government has a unilateral right to issue a contract termination for convenience notice (T4C), sometimes the agency’s rationale for canceling the contract could be unlawful. Many contractors often are not familiar with the types of damages and FAR clauses allowed under the T4C Clause.
Termination for the convenience of the government is an important contract provision that contractors must pay attention to. The Clause allows the Government to terminate in part or the entire contract at any time and for any valid reason.
- Detailed assessment of how to maximize your statutory damages
- Over 30 years experience in government contracts law
- Prepare your settlement proposal in way that preserves any rights you may have on appeal
- Develop your settlement proposal to meet Contract Disputes Act requirements in the event that the government opts to not pay.
- Nationwide help
You have 90 days from the date of the CO’s denial to file an appeal to the Agency Board.
We help federal contractors regardless of location: With law offices in Washington, D.C. and Colorado, the government contract lawyers at Watson & Associates, LLC help small and large businesses to diligently identify statutory entitlements and to maximize their claims under the contract termination clause.
- All of your claims and damages may not be allowable.
- You can get an assessment of whether the government actually briefed the contract (most contractors miss this critical step.)
Federal Contract T4C Attorney Services
Utilizing our 30 years of experience of actually working for federal contracting agencies, and litigating disputes under the Contract Termination Clause, we are in a unique position to help clients to maximize settlement proposal claims. We help with:
- T4C settlement proposal preparation
- Legal advice when the contracting officer issues notice of termination of contract
- Assessment of claims damages
- Termination damages
- Settlement claim preparation
- Termination of contract negotiations
- Termination for convenience settlement proposal assistance
- Liquidated damages and contract disputes
- Litigation and appeals
Clients: Our attorneys and contract termination claims consultants work with small businesses and large DOD contractors across the country from various industry groups including construction, Information Technology (IT), Aerospace and defense, professional services, manufacturers, medical services, engineering, and other service contractors.
Maximize termination for convenience compensation under the FAR clauses (Nationwide Help) Our federal contract termination attorneys also help clients to make sure that they mitigate damages by following the requirements of the contracting officer’s termination for the convenience of the government. Failure to mitigate damages can be a costly mistake if litigation arises.
We also help government contractors to prepare sound termination by convenience settlement proposal agreements, liquidated damages, provide statutory interpretation of the contract Termination Clause, and offer aggressive litigation and appeals of agency T4C decisions.
Liquidated Damages: As a general proposition, the contracting agency’s assessment of liquidated damages as termination for convenience compensation is a government claim against a contractor, Sun Eagle Corp. v.United States, 23 Cl. Ct. 465, 480 (1991). The government’s claims for liquidated damages can be directly appealed to the Court of Federal Claims, Garrett v. Gen. Elec. Co., 987 F.2d 747, 749 (Fed. Cir. 1993).
When Can the Government Terminate a Contract for Convenience? FAR 52.249 termination of contract clause states that the agency can terminate the contract for convenience when it is in the “Government’s interest.” FAR 52.249 has no expressed definition of what is the government’s interest. Federal courts recognize certain instances where the agency has a valid interest. Reasons for termination for convenience include:
- The government no longer needs the contracted supplies or services
- The contractor refuses to accept a contract modification
- There are questions about the propriety of the award, or about continued performance of the contract
- The contracted firm is not eligible for award (bid protest)
- Deteriorated business relationships between the contractors and the government
- The government restructures its arrangements to perform the work in-house.
- The contracted work seems to be too costly or impossible
- Lack of funds
- Mission changes
Additional T4C Clause Information
- Termination settlement damages,
- Difference between termination of contract for convenience and termination for default,
- Contract termination notice – a CEO’s biggest fear.
- Find out When is Termination for Default Converted to Convenience Termination
Call Our Government Contract Lawyers
If you are trying to maximize your T4C government contract claims under FAR 52.249-2, contract Termination for Convenience Clause or you do not quite understand your notification language, call our government contracts law attorneys at 1-866-601-5518 for a FREE Initial Consultation.