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15.403-5 Instructions for submission of certified cost or pricing data and data other than certified cost or pricing data.

15.403-5 Instructions for submission of certified cost or pricing data and data other than certified cost or pricing data.

  1. (a) Taking into consideration the policy at 15.402, the contracting officer shall specify in the solicitation (see 15.408(l) and (m))-

    1. (1) Whether certified cost or pricing data are required;

    2. (2) That, in lieu of submitting certified cost or pricing data, the offeror may submit a request for exception from the requirement to submit certified cost or pricing data;

    3. (3) Any requirement for data other than certified cost or pricing data; and

    4. (4) The requirement for necessary preaward or postaward access to offeror’s records.

  2. (b)

    1. (1) Format for submission of certified cost or pricing data. When certification is required, the contracting officer may require submission of certified cost or pricing data in the format indicated in Table  15-2 of 15.408, specify an alternative format, or permit submission in the contractor’s format (See 15.408(l)(1)), unless the data are required to be submitted on one of the termination forms specified in subpart  49.6.

    2. (2) Format for submission of data other than certified cost or pricing data. When required by the contracting officer, data other than certified cost or pricing data may be submitted in the offeror’s own format unless the contracting officer decides that use of a specific format is essential for evaluating and determining that the price is fair and reasonable and the format has been described in the solicitation.

    3. (3) Format for submission of data supporting forward pricing rate agreements. Data supporting forward pricing rate agreements or final indirect cost proposals shall be submitted in a form acceptable to the contracting officer.