Let’s put the politics of the 2013 government shutdown aside and look at the practical questions. Like the government employees that are affected, contractors want to know if they should come to work. And if they do come to work, will they get paid? Will the options be exercised? Will their contract be terminated for
"termination for convenience"
Recoverable Costs under a Terminated Postal Service Contract
If your Postal Service HCR contract is terminated for convenience, what costs are you entitled to recover? The Postal Service Board of Contract Appeals recently addressed this very question. Here’s a hint: it’s more than just the cost of your now underused equipment. Read on for the details.…
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Can the government terminate your contract to get a better price?
Even a dog knows the difference between being accidentally stepped on and intentionally kicked. Having your contract terminated by the government is similar. If it happens because circumstances have changed, it’s like being accidentally stepped on. You don’t like it, but you know it wasn’t intentionally done to harm you. But if your contract is terminated solely because the agency seeks a better price—that is an intentional kick to the gut. Does the law recognize the difference between these two scenarios? Read on.
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