We help you to avoid the most costly mistakes when the agency terminates your government contracts. When your contract is terminated for convenience by the government, the first thing that you should do is to assess the facts when your receive the termination for convenience letter to see if the agency is liable for a breach of contract.
When there is a termination for cause or default, you want to also see whether the facts of your case have merit for a potential appeal. Sometimes, assessing the wrongful actions up front can save your company thousands of dollars in litigation fees.
Without the proper approach to either situation, the government usually wins. Your goal when there is a termination for default is to make a determination whether you have a strong appeal case. You have to act quickly or lose your rights to appeal.
At Watson & Associates, LLC our government contract attorneys help small businesses and large DOD contractors to effectively deal with FAR termination for cause matters, and guide our clients to the next step of a termination for convenience decision.
In other situations, when the government issues a FAR termination for default notice, you must act quickly to protect your rights. Effectively developing your case for appeal early is critical to the outcome of your case. Government contractors, despite having a solid legal basis, can make serious legal mistakes by not following procedural terms of the Contract Disputes Act. These are all situations where Watson & Associates’ termination of contract lawyers can help. See some of our representative cases.
FAR Part 49 Government Contract Termination Attorney Services
- Analyze and assess your specific facts
- FAR Part 49 Termination for default (T4D)
- Termination for convenience (T4C)
- FAR Cure notices
- Show cause responses
- Providing legal advice from the early stages of the cure notice or show cause letter.
- Help you apply the types of contract damages allowed;
- Help to gather supporting documentation including agreements and communications
- Help you to prepare your settlement proposal under the contract termination clause
- Help with contract negotiation with the relevant parties
- FAR Termination for Cause Appeal the Agency decision on your behalf to CBCA, ASBCA or US Court of Federal Claims
- Termination appeals to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
FAR Termination for Convenience
Termination for Convenience Letter? Your next steps are critical. Termination for convenience (T4C) relates to the federal government’s unilateral right to end performance on an existing contract for legitimate reasons. This level of termination can be for the entire contract or part of the contract. Companies subject to this level of statutory termination, however, has to be for legitimate reasons.
Federal contractors are sometimes unaware of what those legitimate reasons are. Companies also are unaware of their legal rights or statutory allowable damages when the government terminates the contract for convenience. This is where Watson’s government contract lawyers can help.
Watson’s contract termination clause lawyers help clients to assess the merits of the government’s actions when the contracting officer issues a termination for convenience letter. We also help to prepare and submit a viable settlement proposal that articulates your claims. Contracting Officers will usually find a way to either reject your termination claims or try to settle a lower price.
FAR Termination for Cause & Appeals
When the contracting officer issues a FAR termination for cause action, you must make a decision to appeal or not to appeal. Obviously, your business’ future is a risk. However, by understanding the course to have legal success on appeal, you must first assess whether the law is in your favor or not.
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When the Federal Government decides to use the FAR termination for cause clause, if the agency can show that the termination was lawful, the agency may be entitled to termination damages from the contractor.
Such termination damages under FAR Part 49 may include unliquidated progress payments, the excess costs of re-procuring the same or similar items, services, or work, and any other damages resulting from your failure to perform.
- The key to prevailing in a default termination case is to show that the alleged default was excusable or that the government substantially contributed to the root problem.
To speak with a contract disputes Attorney, Call 1-866-601-5518 for a Free Initial Consultation.
Nationwide FAR Termination for Default and T4C Help
Our Government contracts and FAR termination for default (T4D) and convenience (T4C) law firm provides legal counsel to contractors throughout the United States and overseas including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Virgin Islands.
Call Watson’s Government Contract Termination Lawyers
To maximize your damages after you receive a government termination for convenience letter, or to challenge the government’s FAR termination for default (T4D) on appeal, call our Colorado or Washington DC contract termination lawyers. Call Toll-Free 1-866-601-5518.
Watson & Associates’ government contract law lawyers represent clients with government procurement claims, FAR termination for default, convenience, litigation, and appeals in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and Boards of Contract Appeals.
Watson & Associates, LLC Only Practices Exclusively in the Areas of Federal Law in Washington DC.