When it comes to government contracts, navigating the complexities of terminations for convenience or default under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requires seasoned legal professionals with a deep understanding of the intricacies involved. We not only recovered termination for convenience costs including legal and attorneys fee for an aircraft spare parts manufacturer but also managed to have the contract reinstated with inflaction increases. The costs recovered were over $10 million dollars.  

Terminations for convenience, governed by the FAR, are a critical aspect of government contracts. Our team of attorneys possesses in-depth knowledge of the complicated FAR termination regulations, allowing us to provide sound advice and robust representation to our clients facing such terminations.  

When facing a termination for convenience situation, having the right legal team can make a significant difference. We have worked successfully with both a client’s in house accounting team and their outside accounting firm.   

At our firm, we recognize that each termination for convenience case is unique and requires a personalized approach. Our attorneys take the time to thoroughly assess the specific circumstances of each client’s case, tailoring strategies to address their individual needs and objectives. Our focus is not only on resolving the immediate issue but also on building long-term relationships with our clients based on trust and exceptional legal services. 

In addition to handling terminations for convenience, we offer a wide range of legal services related to government contracts. It is what we do and we do it well. 

In conclusion, if you are in need of expert attorneys well-versed in FAR terminations for convenience or default and government contract law, look no further. Contact us today to discuss your legal needs and discover how we can help you achieve your objectives. 

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Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience in Suspensions, Debarments and Terminations and are ready to assist you today.

Our Terminations Experts

Managing Partner

Barbara Kinosky

Barbara Kinosky is the Managing Partner of Centre Law and Consulting and has more than twenty-five years of experience in all aspects of federal government contracting. Barbara is a nationally known expert on GSA and VA Schedules and the Service Contract Act, and she has served as an expert witness for federal government contracting cases. She has a proven track record of solving complex issues for clients by providing strategic and business savvy advice. Barbara was named a top attorney for federal contracting by Smart CEO magazine in 2010, 2012 and 2015. Prior to establishing Centre, Barbara was the head of a government contracts practice group at a major law firm. She started Centre in 2002 to provide integrated legal, GSA consulting and training services.

Terminations FAQs

How does suspension or debarment impact my business and me?
You may not conduct business with the Federal Government for a specific period of time. You cannot act as an agent or representative of other contractors or of participants in Federal assistance programs. In addition, you may not act as an individual surety to other Government contractors. Other restrictions may also be applicable.

There are multiple reasons for suspension and debarment. They may include commission of fraud, embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal laws, receiving stolen property, knowing failure to disclose violation of criminal law, and many other causes.

The process generally starts with a Government investigation, voluntary or mandatory disclosures of alleged or suspected misconduct, or third-party reporting. Next, contractors may be immediately listed in the System Award Management as suspended or proposed for debarment. An agency Suspension and Debarment Official will make a decision based on the evidence available. Contractors may submit evidence in mitigation, extenuation, and rebuttal showing present contractor responsibility. This may also involve a meeting with the Suspension and Debarment Official.

Yes, the agency Suspension and Debarment Official may decide not to take any adverse action based on the presentation and evidence showing that the contractor is presently responsible. The agency may also enter into an administrative compliance agreement, issue requests for information, or show cause letters.