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    I am trying to find the FAR reference that authorizes us to cancel this task order and reissue it under the correct IDIQ contract.


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    The Termination for Convenience of the Government clause covers task orders as well, as it provides the authority to terminate contracts "in whole or in part." A task order is "part" of a contract. No separate authority is required. This would be an administrative change (the wrong contract number was cited). As long as the Government mistake did not create additional costs for the contractor and will not lead to a claim, the Government can simply cancel the task order and issue a corrected one or modify the contract number of the existing task order.

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