Contract Termination and Closeout
Contract Termination and Closeout
Analyze The Dilemma Discussed In The Video, And Take A Position As To Whether You Believe The Government Should Have The Right To Terminate The Contracts Involved Due To Reasons Of Default, Breach Of Contract, Or For The Convenience Of The Government
I believe that the government should have the right as well as the duty to terminate contracts if there is evidence linking the contractors to terrorism activities (Collins, 2013). This should be done with adequate evidence since terminating contracts without adequate evidence may lead to the government facing lawsuits from the contractors due to defamation and lost revenues (Collins, 2013). The government has invested heavily in fighting terrorism and any strategy aimed at improving the effectiveness of the implemented interventions should be integrated into the security system of the United States. Terrorism activities are a major concern for the government of the United States and terminating contracts linked to terrorism activities is a successful strategy in limiting financial support to these groups (Collins, 2013). Not terminating contacts linked to terrorism activities is supporting terror groups, which negatively impact a countries’ economy as well as the wellbeing of the citizens of a country through their terror activities (Collins, 2013).
Regarding The Contract Closeout Process, Make At Least One (1) Recommendation for Improvement That Would Benefit the Government and One (1) Recommendation for Improvement That Would Benefit the Contractor
One recommendation for improvement that would benefit the government regarding the contract close out process is a shorter close out process (Carcia, Mason, ; Library of Congress, 2012). This can be achieved by having adequate personnel and the necessary resources required to track the contract close out process. Some of the delays are caused by lack of proper documentation indicating the completion of a particular contract, inadequate resources, and long approvals, which extend the close out process (Carcia, Mason, ; Library of Congress, 2012). An open and a proper process would allow the government to track all contracts and their performance, which would ensure that the close out process is done within a shorter period to allow a review of new contracts (Carcia, Mason, ; Library of Congress, 2012).
A recommendation for improvement that would benefit the contractor regarding the contract close out process is improving the process by allowing contractors to have access to their processing of their contract (Burton, 2013). This will enable the contractors to track their paperwork regarding the contract since some of the contracts delay in reaching the close out process (Burton, 2013). This will help the contractors to identify any delays in the processing of their contracts and take measures to address the delays. This will benefit the contractors in accessing early payments of their contracts after completion of a particular project (Burton, 2013).
Burton, W. C. (2013). Burtons legal thesaurus. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Carcia, M. J., Mason, R. C., ; Library of Congress. (2012). Congressional oversight and related issues concerning international security agreements concluded by the United States. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.
Collins, A. (2013). Contemporary security studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.