Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Breach of USPS Mail Sorting Machine Contract

In May 2012, Northrop Grumman sued the United States Postal Service (USPS) for violating the terms of a contract awarded by the USPS in 2007 to produce 100 flat mail sorting machines. Northrop alleges that the USPS imposed numerous after-the-fact changes to the contract that delayed and disrupted delivery of the systems and drove up costs. In October 2012, the USPS filed a breach of contract counterclaim seeking more than $410 million in damages.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of USPS Counterclaim
Contractors Involved Penalty
Northrop Grumman $0
Further Information Released
USPS Answer and Counterclaim 10/31/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database