Appendix A - Termination for Convenience

(a) The government may terminate performance of work under this contract in whole or, from time to time, in part if the contracting officer determines that a termination is in the government's interest. The contracting officer shall terminate by delivering to the contractor a notice of termination specifying the extent of termination and the effective date.

(b) After receipt of a notice of termination, and except as directed by the contracting officer, the contractor shall immediately proceed with the following obligations, regardless of any delay in determining or adjusting any amounts due under this clause:

(1) Stop work as specified in the notice;

(2) Place no further subcontracts or orders (referred to as subcontracts in this clause) for materials, services, or facilities, except as necessary to complete the continued portion of the contract:

(3) Terminate all subcontracts to the extent they relate to the work terminated;

(4) Assign to the government, as directed by the contracting officer, all right, title, and interest of the contractor under the subcontracts terminated, in which case the government shall have the right to settle or to pay any termination settlement proposal arising out of those terminations;

(5) With approval or ratification to the extent required by the contracting officer, settle all outstanding liabilities and termination settlement proposals arising from the termination of subcontracts; the approval or ratification will be final for purposes of this clause;

(6) As directed by the contracting officer, transfer title and deliver to the government (i) the fabricated or unfabricated parts, work in process, completed work, supplies, and other material produced or acquired for the work terminated, and (ii) the completed or partially completed plans, drawings, information, and other property that, if the contract had been completed, would be required to be furnished to the government;

(7) Complete performance of the work not terminated;

(8) Take any action that may be necessary, or that the contracting officer may direct, for the protection and preservation of the property related to this contract that is in the possession of the contractor and in which the government has or may acquire an interest;

(9) Use its best efforts to sell, as directed or authorized by the contracting officer, any property of the types referred to in subparagraph (6) of this subsection; provided, however, that the contractor (i) is not required to extend credit to any purchaser and (ii) may acquire the property under the conditions prescribed by, and at prices approved by, the contracting officer. The proceeds of any transfer or disposition will be applied to reduce any payments to be made by the government under this contract, credited to the price or cost of the work, or paid in any other manner directed by the contracting officer.

(c) The contractor shall submit to the contracting officer a list, certified as to quantity and quality, of termination inventory not previously disposed of, excluding items authorized for disposition by the contracting officer. The contractor may request the government to remove those items or enter into an agreement for their storage. Within 15 days, the government will accept title to those items and remove them or enter into a storage agreement. The contracting officer may verity the list upon removal of the items, or if stored, within 45 days from submission of the list, and shall correct the list, as necessary, before final settlement.

(d) After termination, the contractor shall submit a final termination settlement proposal to the contracting officer in the form and with the certifications prescribed by the contracting officer. The contractor shall submit the proposal promptly, but no later than 1 year from the effective date of termination, unless extended in writing by the contracting officer upon written request of the contractor within this l-year period. However, if the contracting officer determines that the facts justify it, a termination settlement proposal may be received and acted on after 1 year or any extension. If the contractor fails to submit the proposal within the time allowed, the contracting officer may determine, on the basis of information available, the amount, if any, due the contractor because of the termination and shall pay the amount determined.

(e) Subject to paragraph (d) of this appendix, the contractor and the contracting officer may agree upon the whole or any part of the amount to be paid because of the termination. The amount may include a reasonable allowance for profit on work done. However, the agreed amount, whether under this paragraph (e) may not exceed the total contract price as reduced by

(1) the amount of payments previously made and

(2) the contract price of work not terminated.

History: Rule 5-84. eff 11 Jul 84, (part).