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To partly or fully terminate a contract for convenience or default.
Termination of a contract for convenience does not hold a contractor at fault. The government might terminate for convenience if in its best interest, e.g., due to requirement changes or insufficient funds. This decision should be taken only after serious consideration because it is potentially costly.
Termination of a contract for default holds a contractor at fault due to an actual or anticipated failure to perform obligations, breach of contract conditions, or breaking federal law.
Non-profit and educational organizations on R&D contracts can be terminated for convenience but not default.
Procedures differ for terminating a contract for convenience or default, and for fixed price and cost reimbursement contracts. When considering a termination, the government bases its decision on a review by contracting and technical personnel and counsel. For details on conditions and procedures, see FAR Part 49.
See the Office of Acquisitions staff listing for the appropriate contract specialist.
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Contract Modifications SOP
Contracting Officer SOP
Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) SOP
FAR Part 49
Last Updated November 17, 2015
Last Reviewed November 17, 2015