[CRISP-TEAM] Responses to GAO questions

Mwendwa Kivuva Kivuva at transworldafrica.com
Fri May 15 13:38:37 CEST 2015

On 14 May 2015 at 18:22, Izumi Okutani <izumi at nic.ad.jp> wrote:

> The SLA provides the RIRs with the option to terminate the SLA during its
> term if the Operator failures to perform and, after going through
> arbitration, fails to remedy such failure to perform, or not to renew the
> SLA at the end of its term.
> With regards to termination, we note that the NTIA contract provides the
> US government with the same reasons for termination (page 2 of the NTIA
> contract and sections E.2.g.1.ii and I.67.i of the NTIA contract).
> Additionally the NTIA contract gives the option to the US government to
> terminate the NTIA contract for more reasons (sections I.51 and I.52 of the
> NTIA contract).
> Based on the above, we believe that the SLA provides fewer reasons for the
> termination of the SLA than the NTIA contract and thus it would not be
> easier to terminate and rebid the SLA.

On previous occasions, we had stated that failure to adhere to the SLA was
not the only reason for termination of the contract. Is that still the

Mwendwa Kivuva, Nairobi, Kenya

"There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, till all men walk on
higher ground in that lifetime." - Maxwell Anderson
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