The Anti-Assignment Act

The Anti-Assignment Act bars a private party to a government procurement contract from unilaterally assigning it to another concern. The government may waive the prohibition and require the contractor and the assignee to execute a novation agreement thereby recognizing the assignee as a successor in interest. While the government may allow the assignee to assume the contract, the original contractor will remain accountable to the government for performance.


The Anti-Assignment ActOur government contracts posts are published by Attorney Kristi Morgan Aronica. She serves as counsel to government contractors and subcontractors throughout Texas and nationally.