SU-125 – Options in a Service Contract Environment

Many service contracts are structured so the government may unilaterally, and without competition, extend service contracts beyond the basic period of performance.  While there are some exceptions, a service contract may have options which permit agencies to extend service up to five (5) years. 

This course will focus on: 

  • Government consideration when determining where or not to include options in a contract 
  • Deciphering of option related clauses included in a service contract
  • The roles and responsibilities of the government and contractor when an option is exercised
  • What occurs when the option is not exercised
  • Why the government may not exercise and option and the effect on the contractor
  • The untimely or unauthorized exercise of an option and the effect on a contractor