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February 17, 2021

Avoiding Terminations for Default, and the Impact of T4Cs and T4Ds

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Avoiding Terminations for Default, and the Impact of T4Cs and T4Ds


In certain circumstances, federal government contracts can be terminated by the government.  They key, if your contact is terminated, is to understand what type of termination has occurred, what the consequences are, as what rights you have to challenge the termination, or seek compensation.  Terminations can be for convenience (“T for C”) or for default (“T for D”).  A T for C does not imply that there was any fault on the part of the contractor, but a T for D means the government believes that the contractor failed to perform by the provisions of the contract.  This distinction has other important implications as well.  If terminated for convenience, a contractor is entitled to payment for the work done, and for any preparations made for the terminated portion of the contract. In contrast, if defaulted, it is possible that a contractor will owe the government money in connection with reprocurement.  Getting terminated for default can also negatively impact a contractor’s ability to get future contracts. This webinar will cover the ins and outs of terminations. Learn all about T for Ds, how to challenge them, how to convert them to T for Cs, and how to deal with reprocurement claims.  The webinar will also discuss T for Cs, the response process and seeking compensation.

Maria L. Panichelli is a partner, and the chair of the government contracting practice group, at Obermayer Rebmann, Maxwell and Hippel LLP.  She focuses her practice exclusively on federal contracts, assisting clients through every stage of the procurement process.  Her practice includes performance and compliance counseling, asserting and defending bid and size/status protests, REAs, claims and CDA claim appeals and litigation, federal subcontracting, and small business procurement.  Maria provides comprehensive legal counseling that allows her clients to successfully navigate the complicated legal requirements related to federal contracting while fulfilling their own business goals.  An active member of several federal contracting associations, Maria is a frequent lecturer at agency, government contracting and small business conferences, and works closely with several Procurement Technical Assistance Centers to provide educational content for contractors.

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February 17, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm