52.215-14_Alternate I

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52.215-14 Integrity of Unit Prices.

52.215-14 Integrity of Unit Prices.

As prescribed in 15.408(f)(1), insert the following clause:

Integrity of Unit Prices (Oct 2010)

  1. (a) Any proposal submitted for the negotiation of prices for items of supplies shall distribute costs within contracts on a basis that ensures that unit prices are in proportion to the items’ base cost (e.g.,manufacturing or acquisition costs). Any method of distributing costs to line items that distorts unit prices shall not be used. For example, distributing costs equally among line items is not acceptable except when there is little or no variation in base cost. Nothing in this paragraph requires submission of certified cost or pricing data not otherwise required by law or regulation.

  2. (b) When requested by the Contracting Officer, the Offeror/Contractor shall also identify those supplies that it will not manufacture or to which it will not contribute significant value.

  3. (c) The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, less paragraph(b), in all subcontracts for other than: acquisitions at or below the simplified acquisition threshold in FARpart  2; construction or architect-engineer services under FARpart  36; utility services under FARpart  41; services where supplies are not required; commercial items; and petroleum products.

(End of clause)


Alternate I (Oct1997). As prescribed in 15.408(f)(2), substitute the following paragraph(b) for paragraph(b) of the basic clause:

(b) The Offeror/Contractor shall also identify those supplies that it will not manufacture or to which it will not contribute significant value.