Expert Opinion: Partial Contract Terminations

Technology services contracts typically contain provisions allowing all parties to terminate services under certain circumstances.  Sometimes, the drive to terminate is due to dissatisfaction or a re-evaluation of the cost-benefit ratio.  But the motivation for change can be more of a “move to positive” rather than a “move from negative”.

This is especially true when organizations are developing multi-supplier services environments.  A client may choose to terminate some of the services of one supplier and hand to another so as to access best-of-breed services in a particular area, reduce costs, or broaden the supplier base as a means of reducing risk.

This paper examines some of the considerations when organizations are considering partial terminations.  It provides guidance towards an objective of minimizing disputes, since a key aspect is the continuing involvement of the supplier being partially terminated.

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