- The project is Task Order based requiring that a Contractor meets a minimum % of the Contractor’s monthly given target.
Hidden in a voluminous annexure under Performance Targets is the following :
‘‘In the event that a Contractor has not reached the minimum percentage as stated above for three consecutive Task Orders, the Employer deems this as substantial failure to provide the Service under Core Clause 91.2 (R11) and no more Task Orders are issued’’.
The Contract thus ‘‘appears’’ to define substantial failure.The Employer terminates the Service on this ground.In the eyes of the law will this be deemed substantial failure just because the wording says so?
2.What transpires if the Service Manager deems a reason given by a Party for termination as non compliant with ‘‘this contract’’?
3. Can a Party declare a dispute as result of the Project Manager’s rejection of the reasons for termination and refer the issue to Adjudication?