Data Integrators, Inc. (Appellant) V. U.S. Government Printing Office, (Respondent)

P00578: May 8, 2012

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Data Integrators, Inc. (DI) appeals the final decision of the contracting officer to terminate for default DI's printing contract with the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) under Program 96-S, Purchase Order 95795, and deny DI's claim for equitable adjustment. The contract was terminated for default because DI was unable to complete a preproduction test within the allotted time after two attempts. DI asserts that the termination for default was unreasonable, requests that the termination be converted to a termination for convenience, and seeks damages and costs.

This appeal has been fully developed. The parties have engaged in discovery, supplemented the Rule 4 file on multiple occasions, presented evidence at trial, and fully briefed their respective arguments. The Board has carefully considered all of the evidence and argument before it and finds in favor of GPO.

We uphold the termination for default and deny Dl's appeal. Dl's request for equitable adjustment is denied.