B-207422, MAY 24, 1982

B-207422: May 24, 1982

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DIGEST: DISPUTE CONCERNING PROPRIETY OF TERMINATION OF CONTRACT FOR DEFAULT IS A MATTER OF CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION WHICH MUST BE RESOLVED UNDER DISPUTES CLAUSE OF CONTRACT AND IS NOT FOR RESOLUTION BY GAO. THE QUESTION OF WHETHER A CONTRACT SHOULD BE TERMINATED FOR DEFAULT IS A MATTER OF CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND ANY DISPUTE CONCERNING THE TERMINATION MUST BE RESOLVED PURSUANT TO THE DISPUTES CLAUSE OF THE CONTRACT. WE WILL TAKE NO FURTHER ACTION ON THE MATTER.

B-207422, MAY 24, 1982

DIGEST: DISPUTE CONCERNING PROPRIETY OF TERMINATION OF CONTRACT FOR DEFAULT IS A MATTER OF CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION WHICH MUST BE RESOLVED UNDER DISPUTES CLAUSE OF CONTRACT AND IS NOT FOR RESOLUTION BY GAO.

GLOBAL CRANE INSTITUTE:

GLOBAL CRANE INSTITUTE (GLOBAL) REQUESTS OUR REVIEW OF ITS DISPUTE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (ARMY) REGARDING CONTRACT NO. DAKF40-81 C-0386 FOR ELEVATOR MAINTENANCE AT FORT BRAGG, NORTH CAROLINA. GLOBAL ASSERTS THAT THE ARMY IMPROPERLY TERMINATED ITS CONTRACT FOR DEFAULT.

THIS OFFICE DOES NOT RESOLVE DISPUTES CONCERNING DEFAULT TERMINATIONS. THE QUESTION OF WHETHER A CONTRACT SHOULD BE TERMINATED FOR DEFAULT IS A MATTER OF CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND ANY DISPUTE CONCERNING THE TERMINATION MUST BE RESOLVED PURSUANT TO THE DISPUTES CLAUSE OF THE CONTRACT. OKLAHOMA AEROTRONICS, INC., B-201026, NOVEMBER 18, 1980, 80-2 CPD 375.

ACCORDINGLY, WE WILL TAKE NO FURTHER ACTION ON THE MATTER.

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