One of the most unique aspects of contracting with the government is that, in addition to a standard termination for default, the government may also terminate a contract when it is in the best interest of the government, known as a termination for convenience. Terminations, both for default and convenience, can be extremely challenging to navigate, especially if it is a contractor’s first termination.
Jackson Kelly has experience handling the various aspects of contract termination. Attorneys have assisted clients with responding to show cause/cure notices, thereby avoiding termination for default. Jackson Kelly has negotiated with the government on behalf of clients to transform a default termination to a termination for convenience, which reduces the contractor’s loss and liability. Attorneys have also assisted clients in documenting their incurred costs in the case of a full or partial termination for convenience and in terminating their subcontracts when the prime contract is terminated.
Represented small business contractor in an appeal of a termination for default in front of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals related to alleged accounting improprieties.
Assisted prime contractors in negotiating termination settlements following terminations and partial terminations for convenience.
Represented telecommunication providers in a landmark base closing and realignment congressional reference case heard by the Court of Federal Claims.
Represented major U.S. subcontractor in the preparation and negotiation of a termination settlement with a foreign prime contractor involved in vaccine development.
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