Accession Number:

ADA089815

Title:

Detection and Avoidance of Contractor Defaults.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY PROCUREMENT RESEARCH OFFICE FORT LEE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

136.0

Abstract:

The Default clause provides the Government with the right to terminate a contract upon the occurrence of a performance failure. However, this right may be sacrificed if contracting officers do not have adequate visibility of contractor performance. The objectives of this study were to 1 identify advance indicators of unpending defaults, and 2 develop an improved methodology for default detection based on the systematic use of such indicators. The approach employed to achieve these objectives was to 1 review applicable legal and regulatory material 2 analyze a broad sample of recent termination actions and 3 interview individuals in both the contracting and legal fields. Advance indicators of contractor default are manifest in many forms. Such indicators can be categorized and incorporated into a system level model of the performance management process. Use of this model will enhance the contracting officers ability to pursue and sustain a default termination in a more effective and timely manner.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE