48 CFR 13.302-4 - Termination or cancellation of purchase orders.

Updated to:December 2005
CONTENT

TITLE 48 - FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM

CHAPTER 1 - FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION

SUBCHAPTER C - CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES

PART 13 - SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES

13.302 - 4 - Termination or cancellation of purchase orders.

(a) If a purchase order that has been accepted in writing by the contractor is to be terminated, the contracting officer shall process the termination in accordance with (1) 12.403(d) and 52.2124(l) for commercial items; or (2) Part 49 or 52.2134 for other than commercial items.

(b) If a purchase order that has not been accepted in writing by the contractor is to be canceled, the contracting officer shall notify the contractor in writing that the purchase order has been canceled, request the contractor's written acceptance of the cancellation, and proceed as follows: (1) If the contractor accepts the cancellation and does not claim that costs were incurred as a result of beginning performance under the purchase order, no further action is required (i.e., the purchase order shall be considered canceled).

(2) If the contractor does not accept the cancellation or claims that costs were incurred as a result of beginning performance under the purchase order, the contracting officer shall process the termination action as prescribed in paragraph (a) of this subsection.