Related Support: How Long Will It Take to Finalize the For contracts delegated to this Center, we not Settlement? only provide TCO support, but also provide In FY10, the Center settled 386 terminated Plant clearance, and if required, legal and contracts in an average of 406 days. In technical services. discussing this time, it is important to remember that the contractor has one year (365 days) to Defense Contract Management Agency Why Use DCMA Services? submit its proposal to the TCO. Any excess DCMA Terminations Center No one in the world does it better. Since inventory must be screened through Plant becoming a center in August 2005 we have Clearance, and unless the items are scrap, this Introduction settled over 2,100 contracts valued at $7.7 involves a 66 day screening period. The Defense Contract Management Agency, a billion. We do these settlements quickly and Fortunately, all contractors do not wait the full combat support agency, maintains a cadre of efficiently. year to submit, and all terminations do not Termination Contracting Officers whose only involve inventory. This continued management mission is to settle contracts terminated for the What Exactly Does a TCO Do? emphasis on timeliness also results in our convenience of the Government. The Terminations Center is a “cradle to grave” cases on-hand averaging less than one year provider for termination settlements. We do not old. There are nineteen Termination Contracting issue the termination notice as that must come Officers (TCOs) located in Boston, MA, from the Procuring Contracting Officer. What About Terminations for Philadelphia, PA, Atlanta, GA, Kansas City, However, once that is done, we can issue the Default? MO, Dallas, TX, St. Louis, MO, Los Angeles, confirming modification if the initial notice was The Terminations Center is not involved in CA, and Carson, CA. The average TCO has in letter form. We will advise the PCO within 30 Terminations for Default as these are basically 30 years of government experience, with over days of the amount of excess funds that can be reprocurement actions. If DCMA administers 15 years of this as a TCO. This combined released from the contract. We will contact the the contract, the ACO will recoup interim experience represents over 285 years settling contractor, providing all forms and instructions payments previously paid and administratively terminated contracts. for its proposal. We will evaluate the proposal, close the contract. The buying activity will then obtain audit assistance, if required, dispose of reprocure the item and may assess any As of the end of FY10, they were responsible all excess inventories, and issue the final additional costs against the defaulted for 375 terminated contracts valued at $16.4 settlement modification. If desired, we can also contractor. billion: do the modification deobligating the remaining #Contracts Contract Value excess funds or, if not delegated, will advise of Navy 103 $5,644,100,000 Will You Keep Us Apprised of the this amount by letter. We provide status Other 3 1,268,600,000 reports when the case is initially established, Progress Towards Settlement? Air Force 66 983,200,000 every six months thereafter, and upon final Yes, as explained, the TCOs issue a status Army 97 227,700,000 settlement. report on a DD Form 1598 upon establishment DLA 101 160,000,000 of a case. This form is then sent twice a year, Coast Guard 1 99,500,000 in April and October, and a final status report What Does It Cost to Use DCMA? accompanies the settlement modification. We Marines 4 50,100,000 DCMA provides contract administration also stand ready to provide any further services to DoD activities at no cost. For reporting as may be requested. For Additional Information Contact: commercial agencies, we may elect to accept DCMA Terminations Center the work, but this is on a reimbursable basis at ATTN: DCMAN-ET/P. Slemons an hourly rate of $100 per hour. In FY10, the 2300 Lake Park Drive, Suite 210 average terminated contract required less than Smyrna, GA 30080-4091 90 hours to settle. Of course, to this must be Phone: (678) 503-6351 DSN: 697-6351 added plant clearance, and any other support FAX: (678) 503-6060 services. However, the simple fact is, Cell: (404) 229-4862 specialization breeds efficiency. Points of Contact: Geographic cases may also be assigned to The Terminations Center is headquartered in The supervisory team leader is Kathleen Austin other offices based on workload. Atlanta, Georgia: who may be contacted at: DCMA Terminations Division DCMA Terminations Center – Atlanta ATTN: DCMAC-ET/P. Slemons ATTN: DCMAN-ET/Kathleen Austin 300 Lake Park Drive, Suite 210 2300 Lake Park Drive, Suite 210 Smyrna, GA 30080-4091 Smyrna, GA 30080-4091 Phone: (678) 503-6351 DSN: 697-6351 Phone: (678) 503-6214 DSN: 697-6214 FAX: (678) 503-6060 FAX: (678) 503-6011 Cell: (404) 229-4862 E-mail: Kathleen.Austin@dcma.mil E-mail: Paul.Slemons@dcma.mil or Terminations Inbox@dcma.mil Western Team The Western Team is based in Dallas, TX and The country is divided into two sectors, encompasses the Los Angeles, CA; Carson, Eastern and Western. CA; St. Louis, MO, Kansas City, MO; and Dallas, TX offices. It is responsible for the following states: Missouri Offices –Iowa, Minnesota, and Missouri. Dallas Office – Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mexico, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Los Angeles Office – Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Eastern Team Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, The Eastern Team is based in Atlanta, GA, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. encompasses the Boston, Philadelphia and Atlanta offices, and is responsible for the The supervisory team leader is Charles following states: McIntosh who may be contacted at: Atlanta Office – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, DCMA Terminations Division – Dallas Kentucky, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, ATTN: DCMAN-ET/Charles McIntosh Virginia, Washington DC, and West Virginia. Plaza of the Americas South Tower, Suite 1630 Boston Office – Connecticut, Delaware, Dallas, TX 75201-2843 Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Phone: (214) 670-9341 Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Phone: DSN 940-1341 Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and FAX: (214) 670-9459 Vermont. E-mail: Charles.McIntosh@dcma.mil Philadelphia Office – Illinois, Indiana, International cases are distributed among the Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. offices based on mission requirements.
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