FAR 52.249-4 Termination for Convenience of the Government (Services) (Short Form). Basic (Apr 1984) (Current)

As prescribed in 49.502(c), the contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.249-4, Termination for Convenience of the Government (Services) (Short Form), in solicitations and contracts for services, regardless of value, when a fixed-price contract is contemplated and the contracting officer determines that because of the kind of services required, the successful offeror will not incur substantial charges in preparation for and in carrying out the contract, and would, if terminated for the convenience of the Government, limit termination settlement charges to services rendered before the date of termination. Examples of services where this clause may be appropriate are contracts for rental of unreserved parking space, laundry and dry cleaning, etc.

Termination for Convenience of the Government (Services) (Short Form) (Apr 1984)

The Contracting Officer, by written notice, may terminate this contract, in whole or in part, when it is in the Government’s interest. If this contract is terminated, the Government shall be liable only for payment under the payment provisions of this contract for services rendered before the effective date of termination.

(End of clause)


Prime’s Interest;
Supplies ✖ C/R ✖ Time and Materials ✖ Construction ✖ 

52.213-4 Terms and Conditions—Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial Products and Commercial Services.

52.222-12 Contract Termination-Debarment.

52.241-10 Termination Liability.

52.249-1 Termination for Convenience of the Government (Fixed-Price) (Short Form).

52.249-10 Default (Fixed-Price Construction).

52.249-12 Termination (Personal Services).

52.249-2 Termination for Convenience of the Government (Fixed-Price).

52.249-3 Termination for Convenience of the Government (Dismantling, Demolition, or Removal of Improvements).

52.249-5 Termination for Convenience of the Government (Educational and Other Nonprofit Institutions).

52.249-6 Termination (Cost-Reimbursement).

52.249-7 Termination (Fixed-Price Architect-Engineer).

52.249-8 Default (Fixed-Price Supply and Service).

52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions—Commercial Products and Commercial Services.

52.209-14 Reserve Officer Training Corps and Military Recruiting on Campus.

52.209-13 Violation of Arms Control Treaties or Agreements-Certification.

252.227-7003 Termination.

252.237-7007 Termination for Default.

252.239-7007 Cancellation or Termination of Orders.

252.249-7000 Special Termination Costs.

252.249-7002 Notification of Anticipated Contract Termination or Reduction.

552.270-7 Fire and Casualty Damage.

552.215-72 Price Adjustment—Failure to Provide Accurate Information.

552.236-6 Superintendence by the Contractor.

952.204-71 Sensitive foreign nations controls.

952.209-72 Organizational conflicts of interest.

1352.209-74 Organizational conflict of interest.

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