8-2.18 Contract Administration

General — The purchase/SCM team Is responsible for monitoring contract performance in a manner appropriate to ensure that the supplier provides all services and equipment required under the terms of the contract.

Unsatisfactory Service — The purchase/SCM team under the direction of the CO must take necessary action to correct any problem caused by unsatisfactory supplier performance. If the remedies and damages discussed above are insufficient, termination for default should be considered.

Major Irregularity — A major irregularity is an action or service deficiency requiring summary suspension or removal of the supplier in the public interest (such as subcontracting without approval, or theft, deliberate loss, damage, or abandonment of the mail or contract operation). When a major irregularity occurs, the CO may take immediate suspension or removal action, without prior notice to the supplier. Suspension may be with or without pay, as provided in the contract.