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My company has a FFP GOCO contract that was issued a stop-work order 10/1/2013 referencing FAR 42.1303. This regulation allows “top-work orders may be used, when appropriate, in any negotiated fixed-price or cost-reimbursement supply, research and development, or service contract if work stoppage may be required for reasons such as advancement in the state-of-the-art, production or engineering breakthroughs, or realignment of programs.” Work stoppage in this case was not for any of the allowed conditions cited in this regulation and doesn't relate to the type of work being performed. The c
We issued numerous stop work orders on FFP service contracts that require the contractor to perform work onsite. The stop work orders we issued require that contractors cease incurring costs related to the contract.The contracts provide "bodies" in support of specific functions within the agency. We issued stop work orders to these contracts because there are no government personnel to provide oversight for the contracted activities, and because there is no benefit derived from their services during the shutdown. I'm trying to understand how to settle up with our contractors to make them whole