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PROCUREMENT - CONTRACT MANAGEMENT - CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION - CONVENIENCE TERMINATION - PAYMENTS - GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE REVIEW DIGEST: QUESTION OF PROPER PAYMENT DUE CONTRACTOR FROM CONTRACTING AGENCY AS A RESULT OF TERMINATION OF CONTRACT FOR CONVENIENCE OF THE GOVERNMENT IS A MATTER OF CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION FOR CONSIDERATION BY CONTRACTING AGENCY AND NOT BY GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE. IT IS NOT CLEAR WHAT ASI MEANS BY THE TERM "CANCELLATION. THE DETERMINATION WHETHER A CONTRACT SHOULD BE TERMINATED FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PROPER PAYMENT DUE AS A RESULT THEREOF ARE MATTERS OF CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND. WE WILL NOT CONSIDER THIS MATTER FURTHER.

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B-218597.3, OCT 17, 1986

PROCUREMENT - CONTRACT MANAGEMENT - CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION - CONVENIENCE TERMINATION - PAYMENTS - GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE REVIEW DIGEST: QUESTION OF PROPER PAYMENT DUE CONTRACTOR FROM CONTRACTING AGENCY AS A RESULT OF TERMINATION OF CONTRACT FOR CONVENIENCE OF THE GOVERNMENT IS A MATTER OF CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION FOR CONSIDERATION BY CONTRACTING AGENCY AND NOT BY GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE.

AVIATION SPECIALISTS INC.:

AVIATION SPECIALISTS INC. (ASI) PROTESTS THE AMOUNT OF THE SETTLEMENT OFFERED TO IT BY THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) IN CONNECTION WITH THE FAA'S DECISION TO TERMINATE CONTRACT NO. DTFA06 86-C-85-0002 FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE GOVERNMENT. ASI HAD BEEN AWARDED THIS CONTRACT PURSUANT TO INVITATION FOR BIDS NO. DTFA06-85-B-30042, A SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE FOR THE LEASE OF ONE CHEYENNE I (OR LATER MODEL) AIRCRAFT.

ASI PROTESTS THE AMOUNT OF THE SETTLEMENT PROPOSED BY THE FAA FOR "EARLY CONTRACT CANCELLATION." IT IS NOT CLEAR WHAT ASI MEANS BY THE TERM "CANCELLATION," BUT IT APPEARS THAT THE FAA TERMINATED ASI'S CONTRACT FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE GOVERNMENT. IN THIS REGARD, THE DETERMINATION WHETHER A CONTRACT SHOULD BE TERMINATED FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PROPER PAYMENT DUE AS A RESULT THEREOF ARE MATTERS OF CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND, THEREFORE, NOT FOR OUR CONSIDERATION. LAWN GROOMING SERVICE, B-191892, SEPT. 27, 1978, 78-2 CPD PARA. 237; SWISS CONTROLS, INC., B-185861, MAR. 1, 1976, 76-1 CPD PARA. 141.

ACCORDINGLY, WE WILL NOT CONSIDER THIS MATTER FURTHER.

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