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Part 552 - Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses

Part 552 - Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses

      552.000 Scope of part.

      Subpart 552.1 - Instructions for Using Provisions and Clauses

           552.101 [Reserved]

                552.101-70 Using Part 552.

           552.102 Incorporating provisions and clauses.

           552.103 Identification of provisions and clauses.

           552.104 Procedures for modifying and completing provisions and clauses.

           552.105 Procedures for using alternates.

           552.107 [Reserved]

                552.107-70 Provisions and clauses prescribed in .

      Subpart 552.2 - Text of Provisions and Clauses

           552.200 Scope of subpart.

           552.203 [Reserved]

                552.203-5 [Reserved]

                552.203-70 [Reserved]

                552.203-71 Restriction on Advertising.

           552.204 [Reserved]

                552.204-9 Personal Identity Verification Requirements.

           552.211 [Reserved]

                552.211-8 [Reserved]

                552.211-10 Commencement, Prosecution, and Completion of Work.

                552.211-12 Liquidated Damages-Construction.

                552.211-13 Time Extensions.

                552.211-70 Substantial Completion.

                552.211-71 [Reserved]

                552.211-72 Reference to Specifications in Drawings.

                552.211-73 Marking.

                552.211-74 [Reserved]

                552.211-75 Preservation, Packaging and Packing.

                552.211-76 Charges for Packaging , Packing, and Marking.

                552.211-77 Packing List.

                552.211-78 [Reserved]

                552.211-79 Acceptable Age of Supplies.

                552.211-80 Age on Delivery.

                552.211-81 Time of Shipment.

                552.211-82 [Reserved]

                552.211-83 Availability for Inspection, Testing, and Shipment/Delivery.

                552.211-84 [Reserved]

                552.211-85 Consistent Pack and Package Requirements.

                552.211-86 Maximum Weight per Shipping Container.

                552.211-87 Export Packing.

                552.211-88 Vehicle Export Preparation.

                552.211-89 Non-Manufactured Wood Packaging Material for Export.

                552.211-90 Small Parts.

                552.211-91 Vehicle Decals, Stickers, and Data Plates.

                552.211-92 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Using Passive Tags.

                552.211-93 [Reserved]

                552.211-94 Time of Delivery.

           552.212 [Reserved]

                552.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions—Commercial Items (FAR DEVIATION).

                552.212-70 [Reserved]

                552.212-71 Contract Terms and Conditions Applicable to GSA Acquisition of Commercial Items.

                552.212-72 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to GSA Acquisition of Commercial Items.

                552.212-73 [Reserved]

           552.214 [Reserved]

                552.214-70 “All or None” Bids.

                552.214-71 [Reserved]

                552.214-72 Bid Sample Requirements.

           552.215 [Reserved]

                552.215-70 Examination of Records by GSA.

                552.215-71 [Reserved]

                552.215-72 Price Adjustment—Failure to Provide Accurate Information.

                552.215-73 Notice.

           552.216 [Reserved]

                552.216-70 Economic Price Adjustment—FSS Multiple Award Schedule Contracts.

                552.216-71 Economic Price Adjustment—Special Order Program Contracts.

                552.216-72 Placement of Orders.

                552.216-73 Ordering Information.

                552.216-74 GSA Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman.

                552.216-75 Transactional Data Reporting.

                552.216-76 Ordering Agency Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman

           552.217 [Reserved]

                552.217-70 Evaluation of Options.

                552.217-71 Notice Regarding Option(s).

           552.219 [Reserved]

                552.219-70 Allocation of Orders—Partially Set-aside Items.

                552.219-74 Section8(a)Direct Award.

           552.223 [Reserved]

                552.223-70 Hazardous Substances.

                552.223-71 Nonconforming Hazardous Materials.

                552.223-72 Hazardous Material Information.

                552.223-73 Preservation, Packaging, Packing, Marking, and Labeling of Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) For Shipments.

           552.227 [Reserved]

                552.227-70 Government Rights (Unlimited).

                552.227-71 Drawings and Other Data to Become Property of Government.

           552.228 [Reserved]

                552.228-5 Government as Additional Insured.

           552.229 [Reserved]

                552.229-70 Federal, State, and Local Taxes.

                552.229-71 Federal Excise Tax—DC Government.

           552.232 [Reserved]

                552.232-1 Payments.

                552.232-5 Payments under Fixed-Price Construction

                552.232-23 Assignment of Claims.

                552.232-25 Prompt Payment.

                552.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (FAR DEVIATION).

                552.232-70 [Reserved]

                552.232-71 [Reserved]

                552.232-72 Final Payment Under Building Services Contracts.

                552.232-73 [Reserved]

                552.232-74 [Reserved]

                552.232-75 [Reserved]

                552.232-76 [Reserved]

                552.232-77 Payment By Government Charge Card.

                552.232-78 Commercial Supplier Agreements–Unenforceable Clauses.

           552.236 [Reserved]

                552.236-6 Superintendence by the Contractor.

                552.236-11 Use and Possession Prior to Completion.

                552.236-15 Schedules for Construction Contracts.

                552.236-21 Specifications and Drawings for Construction.

                552.236-70 Authorities and Limitations.

                552.236-71 Contractor Responsibilities.

                552.236-72 Submittals.

                552.236-73 Subcontracts.

                552.236-74 Evaluation of Options.

                552.236-75 Evaluation Exclusive of Options.

                552.236-76 Basis of Award - Sealed Bidding Construction.

                552.236-77 Government's Right to Exercise Options.

           552.237 [Reserved]

                552.237-70 [Reserved]

                552.237-71 Qualifications of Employees.

                552.237-72 Prohibition Regarding “Quasi-Military Armed Forces.”

                552.237-73 Restriction on Disclosure of Information.

           552.238 [Reserved]

                552.238-70 Cover Page for Worldwide Federal Supply Schedules.

                552.238-71 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside.

                552.238-72 Information Collection Requirements.

                552.238-73 Identification of Electronic Office Equipment Providing Accessibility for the Handicapped.

                552.238-74 Introduction of New Supplies/Services (INSS).

                552.238-75 Evaluation-Commercial Items (Federal Supply Schedule).

                552.238-76 Use of Non-Government Employees to Review Offers.

                552.238-77 Submission and Distribution of Authorized Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Price Lists.

                552.238-78 Identification of Products that Have Environmental Attributes.

                552.238-79 Cancellation.

                552.238-80 Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting.

                552.238-81 Price Reductions.

                552.238-82 Modifications (Federal Supply Schedules).

                552.238-83 Examination of Records by GSA (Federal Supply Schedules).

                552.238-84 Discounts for Prompt Payment.

                552.238-85 Contractor's Billing Responsibilities.

                552.238-86 Delivery Schedule.

                552.238-87 Delivery Prices.

                552.238-88 GSA Advantage!®.

                552.238-89 Deliveries to the U.S. Postal Service.

                552.238-90 Characteristics of Electric Current.

                552.238-91 Marking and Documentation Requirements for Shipping.

                552.238-92 Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Program.

                552.238-93 Order Acknowledgment.

                552.238-94 Accelerated Delivery Requirements.

                552.238-95 Separate Charge for Performance Oriented Packaging (POP).

                552.238-96 Separate Charge for Delivery within Consignee's Premises.

                552.238-97 Parts and Service.

                552.238-98 Clauses for Overseas Coverage.

                552.238-99 Delivery Prices Overseas.

                552.238-100 Transshipments.

                552.238-101 Foreign Taxes and Duties.

                552.238-102 English Language and U.S. Dollar Requirements.

                552.238-103 Electronic Commerce.

                552.238-104 Dissemination of Information by Contractor.

                552.238-105 Deliveries Beyond the Contractual Period-Placing of Orders.

                552.238-106 Interpretation of Contract Requirements.

                552.238-107 Export Traffic Release (Supplies).

                552.238-108 Spare Parts Kit.

                552.238-109 Authentication Supplies and Services.

                552.238-110 Commercial Satellite Communication (COMSATCOM) Services.

                552.238-111 Environmental Protection Agency Registration Requirement.

                552.238-112 Definition (Federal Supply Schedules) - Non-Federal Entity.

                552.238-113 Scope of Contract (Eligible Ordering Activities).

                552.238-114 Use of Federal Supply Schedule Contracts by Non-Federal Entities.

                552.238-115 Special Ordering Procedures for the Acquisition of Order-Level Materials.

           552.239 [Reserved]

                552.239-70 Information Technology Security Plan and Security Authorization.

                552.239-71 Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources.

           552.240 [Reserved]

           552.241 [Reserved]

                552.241-70 Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year or Quarter.

                552.241-71 Disputes (Utility Contracts).

           552.242 [Reserved]

                552.242-70 Status Report of Orders and Shipments.

           552.243 [Reserved]

                552.243-71 Equitable Adjustments.

           552.246 [Reserved]

                552.246-70 Source Inspection by Quality Approved Manufacturer.

                552.246-71 Source Inspection by Government.

                552.246-72 Final Inspection and Tests.

                552.246-77 Additional Contract Warranty Provisions for Supplies of a Noncomplex Nature.

                552.246-78 Inspection at Destination.

           552.252 [Reserved]

                552.252-5 Authorized Deviations in Provisions.

                552.252-6 Authorized Deviations in Clauses.

           552.270 [Reserved]

                552.270-1 Instructions to Offerors—Acquisition of Leasehold Interests in Real Property.

                552.270-2 Historic Preference.

                552.270-3 Parties to Execute Lease.

                552.270-4 Definitions.

                552.270-5 Subletting and Assignment.

                552.270-6 Maintenance of Building and Premises—Right of Entry.

                552.270-7 Fire and Casualty Damage.

                552.270-8 Compliance with Applicable Law.

                552.270-9 Inspection—Right of Entry.

                552.270-10 Failure in Performance.

                552.270-11 Successors Bound.

                552.270-12 Alterations.

                552.270-13 Proposals for Adjustment.

                552.270-14 Changes.

                552.270-15 Liquidated Damages.

                552.270-16 Adjustment for Vacant Premises.

                552.270-17 Delivery and Condition.

                552.270-18 Default in Delivery—Time Extensions.

                552.270-19 Progressive Occupancy.

                552.270-20 Payment.

                552.270-21 Effect of Acceptance and Occupancy.

                552.270-22 Default by Lessor During the Term.

                552.270-23 Subordination, Nondisturbance and Attornment.

                552.270-24 Statement of Lease.

                552.270-25 Substitution of Tenant Agency.

                552.270-26 No Waiver.

                552.270-27 Integrated Agreement.

                552.270-28 Mutuality of Obligation.

                552.270-29 Acceptance of Space.

                552.270-30 Price Adjustment for Illegal or Improper Activity.

                552.270-31 Prompt Payment.

                552.270-32 Covenant Against Contingent Fees.

      Subpart 552.3 - Provision and Clause Matrixes

           552.300 Scope of subpart.


552.000 Scope of part.


Subpart 552.1 - Instructions for Using Provisions and Clauses


552.101 [Reserved]


552.101-70 Using Part 552.

      (a)   Definition. “Clause,” as used in this subpart, means provision or clause as defined in FAR 52.101(a).

      (b)   Numbering.

(1)  Clauses which are “substantially” the same as FAR clauses and clauses to be used instead of FAR clauses are identified as follows:

                (i)  The clause has the same title as a clause in the FAR.

                (ii)  The number 5 precedes the clause.

                (iii)  The clause appears under the same subsection number and caption as in the FAR.

           (2)  Supplemental clauses are numbered in the same manner as the FAR, except:

                (i)  The chapter number precedes the clause.

                (ii)  The subsection numbers begin with 70.

                (iii)  The clauses are sequentially numbered, e.g., 552.232-70, 552.232-71, etc.

      (c)   Matrixes. Matrixes provide a guide to locating clauses. Matrixes are included for:

           (1)  Simplified acquisitions.

           (2)  Supply, service, construction, and architect-engineer solicitations and contracts.

           (3)  FAR and GSAR clauses for utility contracts (sole-supplier-regulated rates).

           (4)  Leases of real property.

      (d)  Individuals drafting solicitations must research pertinent regulations or make other determinations to ensure that:

           (1)  The clauses selected fit the procurement.

           (2)  There are no restrictions on their use.

           (3)  When one clause depends on the use of another clause, the solicitation includes all necessary clauses.


552.102 Incorporating provisions and clauses.

You may incorporate clauses prescribed in the GSAR for solicitations and contracts by reference.


552.103 Identification of provisions and clauses.

Deviations. If the GSAR prescribes a class deviation from a FAR clause, identify the clause by the GSAR citation (e.g., Prompt Payment Discount (Nov 1987) (Deviation FAR 52.232-8)).


552.104 Procedures for modifying and completing provisions and clauses.

      (a) The procedures in FAR 52.104 apply when you modify or complete a GSAR provision or clause. Provisions and clauses shall not be modified unless the GSAR authorizes their modification.

      (b)  You do not need to identify modifications of clauses which result from negotiations unless you issue an amendment to the solicitation.

      (c)  In general, you should modify FAR or GSAR clauses only for individual cases. If a contracting activity develops a modification for repeated use, furnish a copy to the Office of GSA Acquisition Policy (MV) for potential inclusion in the GSAR.


552.105 Procedures for using alternates.

The procedures in FAR 52.105 apply to GSAR part  552.


552.107 [Reserved]


552.107-70 Provisions and clauses prescribed in .

      (a)  Insert the provision at 552.252-5, Authorized Deviations in Provisions, in solicitations that include any FAR or GSAR clause with an authorized deviation. You must use this provision in lieu of the FAR provision at 52.252-5.

      (b)  Insert the clause at 552.252-6, Authorized Deviations in Clauses, in solicitations and contracts that include any FAR or GSAR clause with an authorized deviation. You must use this clause in lieu of the FAR clause at 52.252-6.


Subpart 552.2 - Text of Provisions and Clauses


552.200 Scope of subpart.

This subpart sets forth the text of all GSAR provisions and clauses. It also cross-references the location in the GSAR that prescribes the use of each provision and clause.


552.203 [Reserved]


552.203-5 [Reserved]


552.203-70 [Reserved]


552.203-71 Restriction on Advertising.

As prescribed in 503.570-2, insert the following clause:

Restriction on Advertising (Sep 1999)

The Contractor shall not refer to this contract in commercial advertising or similar promotions in such a manner as to state or imply that the product or service provided is endorsed or preferred by the White House, the Executive Office of the President, or any other element of the Federal Government, or is considered by these entities to be superior to other products or services. Any advertisement by the Contractor, including price-off coupons, that refers to a military resale activity shall contain the following statement: “This advertisement is neither paid for nor sponsored, in whole or in part, by any element of the United States Government.”

(End of clause)


552.204 [Reserved]


552.204-9 Personal Identity Verification Requirements.

As prescribed in 504.1303, insert the following clause:

Personal Identity Verification Requirments (Oct 2012)

      (a)  The contractor shall comply with GSA personal identity verification requirements, identified at http://www.gsa.gov/hspd12, if contractor employees require access to GSA controlled facilities or information systems to perform contract requirements.

      (b)  The Contractor shall insert this clause in all subcontracts when the subcontractor is required to have access to a GSA-controlled facility or access to a GSA-controlled information system.

     (End of clause)


552.211 [Reserved]


552.211-8 [Reserved]


552.211-10 Commencement, Prosecution, and Completion of Work.

As prescribed in 511.404, insert the following clause:

Commencement, Prosecution, and Completion of Work (Mar 2019)

FAR 52.211-10, Commencement, Prosecution, and Completion of Work, is supplemented as follows:

      (a)  The Contractor shall not commence work until the Contracting Officer issues a notice to proceed.

      (b)  Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this clause, the Contractor must submit any required safety plans before commencing any construction work.

      (c)  The Contractor shall diligently prosecute the work so as to achieve substantial completion of the work within the time specified in the contract. If the contract specifies different completion dates for different phases or portions of the work, the Contractor shall diligently prosecute the work so as to achieve substantial completion of such phases or portions of the work within the times specified.

(End of clause)


552.211-12 Liquidated Damages-Construction.

As prescribed in 511.404, insert the following clause:

Liquidated Damages-Construction (Mar 2019)

FAR 52.211-12, Liquidated Damages-Construction, is supplemented as follows:

      (a)  If the Contractor fails to achieve substantial completion of the work within the time specified in the contract, the Contractor shall be liable to the Government for liquidated damages at the rate specified for each calendar day following the required completion date that the work is not substantially complete.

      (b)  If the contract requires different completion dates for different phases or portions of the work, the Contractor shall be liable for liquidated damages at the specified rate for each calendar day following the required completion date that the phase or portion of work is not substantially complete. If a single rate is specified, the specified rate shall be apportioned between the different phases or portions of the work.

      (c)  If the Government elects to accept any portion of the work not specifically designated as a phase or portion of work with its own required completion date, the liquidated damage rate shall be apportioned between accepted work and uncompleted work, and the Contractor's liability for liquidated damages shall be computed accordingly.

(End of clause)


552.211-13 Time Extensions.

As prescribed in 511.404, insert the following clause:

Time Extensions (Mar 2019)

FAR 52.211-13, Time Extensions, is supplemented as follows:

      (a)  If the Contractor requests an extension of the time for substantial completion, the Contractor shall base its request on an analysis of time impact using the project schedule as its baseline, and shall propose as a new substantial completion date to account for the impact. The Contractor shall submit a written request to the Contracting Officer setting forth facts and analysis in sufficient detail to enable the Contracting Officer to evaluate the Contractor's entitlement to an extension of time.

      (b)  The Contractor shall only be entitled to an extension of time to the extent that-

           (1) Substantial completion of the work is delayed by causes for which the Contractor is not responsible under this contract; and

           (2) The actual or projected substantial completion date is later than the date required by this contract for substantial completion.

      (c)  The Contractor shall not be entitled to an extension of time if the Contractor has not updated the project schedule in accordance with the contract.

      (d) The Government shall not be liable for any costs to mitigate time impacts incurred by the Contractor that occur less than 30 calendar days after the date the Contractor submits a request for extension of time in compliance with this clause.

(End of clause)


552.211-70 Substantial Completion.

As prescribed in 511.404, insert the following clause:

Substantial Completion (Mar 2019)

FAR 52.211-13, Time Extensions, is supplemented as follows:

      (a)  General.

(1) For the purposes of FAR 52.211-10, Commencement, Prosecution and Completion of Work, and FAR 52.211-12, Liquidated Damages-Construction, the work shall be deemed complete when it is “substantially complete.”

           (2)  There may be different completion dates required for different phases or portions of the work, as established in the contract. However, the work shall be deemed “substantially complete” if and only if the Contractor has completed the work and related contract obligations in accordance with the contract documents, such that the Government may enjoy the intended access, occupancy, possession, and use of the entire work without impairment due to incomplete or deficient work, and without interference from the Contractor's completion of remaining work or correction of deficiencies in completed work.

           (3)  In no event shall the work be deemed “substantially complete” if all fire and life safety systems are not tested and accepted by the authority having jurisdiction, where such acceptance is required under the contract.

           (4)  Unless otherwise specifically noted, or otherwise clear from context, all references in the contract to “acceptance” shall refer to issuance of a written determination of substantial completion by the Contracting Officer.

      (b)  Notice of Substantial Completion.

(1)  With reasonable advance notice, the Contractor shall submit to the Contracting Officer a written proposal recommending a substantial completion date.

           (2)  If the Contracting Officer takes exception to the notice of substantial completion, the Contractor shall be entitled to a written notice of conditions precluding determination of substantial completion. The Contractor shall only be entitled to an extension of time to address such conditions if, and to the extent that, the Contracting Officer provides notice of such conditions more than 30 calendar days after receipt of the notice of substantial completion.

      (c)  Acceptance of Substantial Completion.

(1)  The Contracting Officer shall conduct inspections and make a determination of substantial completion within a reasonable time.

           (2)  Substantial Completion shall be established by the Contracting Officer's issuance of a written determination specifying the date upon which the work is substantially complete.

      (d)  Contract Completion.

           (1)  The Contract is complete if and only if the Contractor has completed all work and related contract obligations, corrected all deficiencies and all punch list items, and complied with all conditions for final payment.

           (2)  The Contractor shall not be entitled to final payment or release of any retainage held by the Government until after contract completion. If the Contractor does not achieve contract completion within the time required by this contract, the Government shall be entitled, after providing notice to the Contractor, to complete any work remaining unfinished. The Contractor shall be liable to the Government for all costs incurred by the Government to complete such work.

(End of clause)


552.211-71 [Reserved]


552.211-72 Reference to Specifications in Drawings.

As prescribed in 511.204(a), insert the following clause:

References to Specifications in Drawings (Feb 1996)

If military or other drawings are made a part of this contract, any reference in the drawings to Federal specifications or standards will be considered to be a reference to the date of such Federal specification or standard identified in the contract. If the date of the Federal specification or standard is not identified in the contract, the edition, including revisions thereto, in effect on the date the solicitation is issued will apply.

(End of clause)


552.211-73 Marking.

As prescribed in 511.204(b)(1), insert the following clause:

Marking (Feb1996)

      (a)   General requirements. Interior packages, if any, and exterior shipping containers shall be marked as specified elsewhere in the contract. Additional marking requirements may be specified on delivery orders issued under the contract. If not otherwise specified, interior packages and exterior shipping containers shall be marked in accordance with the following standards:

           (1)   Deliveries to civilian activities. Supplies shall be marked in accordance with Federal Standard 123, edition in effect on the date of issuance of the solicitation.

           (2)   Deliveries to military activities. Supplies shall be marked in accordance with Military Standard 129, edition in effect on the date of issuance of the solicitation.

      (b)   Improperly marked material. When Government inspection and acceptance are at destination, and delivered supplies are not marked in accordance with contract requirements, the Government has the right, without prior notice to the Contractor, to perform the required marking, by contract or otherwise, and charge the Contractor therefore at the rate specified elsewhere in this contract. This right is not exclusive, and is in addition to other rights or remedies provided for in this contract.

     (End of clause)


552.211-74 [Reserved]


552.211-75 Preservation, Packaging and Packing.

As prescribed in 511.204(b)(2), insert the following clause:

Preservation, Packaging, and Packing (Feb1996)

Unless otherwise specified, all items shall be preserved, packaged, and packed in accordance with normal commercial practices, as defined in the applicable commodity specification. Packaging and packing shall comply with the requirements of the Uniform Freight Classification and the National Motor Freight Classification (issue in effect at time of shipment) and each shipping container of each item in a shipment shall be of uniform size and content, except for residual quantities. Where special or unusual packing is specified in an order, but not specifically provided for by the contract, such packing details must be the subject of an agreement independently arrived at between the ordering agency and the Contractor.

(End of clause)


Alternate I (May2003). As prescribed at 511.204(b)(2), insert the following sentence in place of the last sentence of the clause:

Where special or unusual packing is specified in an order, but not specifically provided for by the contract, such packing details must be the subject of an agreement independently arrived at between the ordering activity and the Contractor.


552.211-76 Charges for Packaging , Packing, and Marking.

As prescribed in 511.204(b)(3), insert a clause substantially as follows:

Charges for Packaging, Packing, and Marking (Jan2010)

If supplies shipped to a GSA wholesale distribution center are not packaged, packed and marked in accordance with contract requirements, the Government has the right, without prior notice to the Contractor, to perform the required repackaging/repacking/remarking, by contract or otherwise, and charge the Contractor therefore at the rate of $ * per man-hour or fraction thereof. The Contractor will also be charged for material costs, if incurred. This right is not exclusive, and is in addition to other rights or remedies provided for in this contract.

*The rate to be inserted in the above clause shall be determined by the Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, or a designee.

(End of clause)


552.211-77 Packing List.

As prescribed in 511.204(c) insert the following clause:

Packing List (Feb 1996)

      (a)  A packing list or other suitable shipping document shall accompany each shipment and shall indicate:

           (1)  Name and address of the consignor;

           (2)  Name and complete address of the consignee;

           (3)  Government order or requisition number;

           (4)  Government bill of lading number covering the shipment (if any); and

           (5)  Description of the material shipped, including item number, quantity, number of containers, and package number (if any).

      (b)  When payment will be made by Government commercial credit card, in addition to the information in (a) above, the packing list or shipping document shall include:

           (1)  Cardholder name and telephone number and

           (2)  The term “Credit Card.”

(End of clause)


Alternate I (May 2003). As prescribed at 511.204(2), substitute the following paragraphs (a)(3) and (b) for (a)(3) and (b) of the basic clause:

(a)(3)  Ordering activity order or requisition number;

(b)  When payment will be made by Ordering activity commercial credit card, in addition to the information in (a) above, the packing list or shipping document shall include:

      (c)  Cardholder name and telephone number; and

      (d)  The term “Credit Card.”


552.211-78 [Reserved]


552.211-79 Acceptable Age of Supplies.

As prescribed in 511.404(a)(1), insert the following clause:

Acceptable Age of Supplies (Feb1996)

The supplies furnished under this contract shall not be more than _____ months old, beginning with the first full month after the date of manufacture marked on the container. For the purpose of this clause, supplies shall be considered to be furnished (1)when they are offered to the Government for inspection and testing, or (2)on the date of shipment if shipment is authorized to be made without prior inspection by the Government. If the age of the supplies furnished under this contract is greater than the specified period, the Government may exercise its right to reject the supplies.

(End of clause)


Alternate I (Feb1996). For items having a limited shelf-life, the sentence below should be substituted for the first sentence of the basic clause when authorized:

The supplies furnished under this contract shall not be more than _____ days old, beginning with the date of manufacture (month, day, year) marked on the container.


552.211-80 Age on Delivery.

As prescribed in 511.404(a)(2) insert the following clause:

Age on Delivery (Feb1996)

Included in the description of each shelf-life item is a statement regarding the “age on delivery.” The age of the item(s) shall not exceed the number of months shown in the item description, counted from the first day of the month after the month of manufacture to the date of delivery to the specified delivery point(s). If the age of the supplies delivered under this contract is greater than the number of months shown, the Government may exercise its right to reject the supplies.

(End of clause)


552.211-81 Time of Shipment.

As prescribed in 511.404(b), insert the following clause:

Time of Shipment (Feb1996)

Shipment is required within _____ calendar days after receipt of order.

(End of clause)


Alternate I (Feb1996). If the contract will require shipment more than 45calendar days after receipt of the order, the following paragraph should be added to the basic clause.

Each delivery order will specify that shipment is required no later than the number of days shown above. If such order also states that “Early Shipment is Precluded,” the Contractor agrees to make shipment no sooner than _____ calendar days after receipt of order. Earlier shipments may result in nonacceptance of the supplies at the delivery point at the time of arrival.

(The second number to be inserted should be 15calendar days less than the first number.)


552.211-82 [Reserved]


552.211-83 Availability for Inspection, Testing, and Shipment/Delivery.

As prescribed in 511.404(c), insert the following clause:

Availability for Inspection, Testing, and Shipment/Delivery (Feb1996)

      (a)  The Government requires that the supplies be made avail-able for inspection and testing within _____* calendar days after receipt of [Insert “Notice of Award” or “order”], and be [Insert “shipped” or “delivered”] within _____* calendar days after receipt of (1)notice of approval and release by the Government inspector or (2)authorization to ship without Government inspection.

      (b)  Failure to make supplies available for inspection and testing or to [Insert “ship” or “deliver”] as required by this clause may result in termination of this contract for default.

     (End of clause)

AlternateI (Feb1996). If the contract is for stock items, the Contracting Officer shall insert “shipped” or “ship” in the basic clause, add the following paragraph(b) and redesignate paragraph(b) of the basic clause as paragraph(c).

(b)If notice of approval and release by the Government inspector or authorization to ship without Government inspection is received before _____* calendar days after receipt of the [Insert “Notice of Award” or “order”], receipt of such notice shall be deemed to be received on the _____* calendar day after receipt of [Insert “Notice of Award” or “order”]. Shipments shall not be made before the _____* calendar day after receipt of the [Insert “Notice of Award” or “order”] unless authorized in writing by the Contracting Officer.

*Entries are normally the same number of days specified for availability.


552.211-84 [Reserved]


552.211-85 Consistent Pack and Package Requirements.

As prescribed in 511.204(b)(4), insert the following clause:

Consistent Pack and Package Requirements (Jan2010)

The Contractor is advised that the Government will, where possible, order in full shipping containers and/or unitized loads. If volume warrants, the Government may also order in truckload or carload quantities provided such quantities do not exceed the maximum order limitation of this contract.

When the number of items per unit container, intermediate container and/or shipping container is not specified for an item, the offeror will state, in the spaces provided in the schedule of items, the number of items to be provided in each container. The quantities which are accepted at the time of award shall remain in effect throughout the term of the contract unless the Contracting Officer approves in writing a request by the Contractor to change the package quantities. Requests for changes shall be directed to the Contracting Officer or Administrative Contracting Officer, whichever is applicable.

(End of clause)


552.211-86 Maximum Weight per Shipping Container.

As prescribed in 511.204(b)(5), insert the following clause:

Maximum Weight per Shipping Container (Jan2010)

In no instance shall the weight of a shipping container and its contents exceed 23 kilograms (51 pounds), except when caused by—

      (a)  The weight of a single item within the shipping container;

      (b)  A prescribed quantity per pack for an item per shipping container; or

      (c)  A definite weight limitation set forth in the purchase description.

     (End of clause)


552.211-87 Export Packing.

As prescribed in 511.204(b)(6), insert the following clause:

Export Packing (Jan2010)

      (a)  Offerors are requested to quote, in the pricelist accompanying their offer (or by separate attachment), additional charges or net prices covering delivery of the items furnished with commercial or military export packing. Military export packing, if offered, shall be in accordance with Mil-Std-2073-1 Level A or B as specified. If commercial export packing is offered, the offer or pricelist shall include detailed specifications describing the packing to be furnished at the price quoted.

      (b)  Ordering activities will not be obligated to utilize the Contractor’s services for export packing accepted under this solicitation, and they may obtain such services elsewhere if desired. However, the Contractor shall furnish items export packed when such packing is specified on the purchase order.

     (End of clause)


552.211-88 Vehicle Export Preparation.

As prescribed in 511.204(b)(7), insert the following clause:

Vehicle Export Preparation (Jan2010)

Vehicles shall be prepared for export on wheels, unboxed, unless otherwise specified in the Schedule of Items. All parts and equipment easily removable (subject to pilferage) shall be enclosed in a box substantially secured to the vehicle (inside body if feasible) in such a manner as to minimize the possibility of loss or damage while in transit to ultimate destination.

(End of clause)


552.211-89 Non-Manufactured Wood Packaging Material for Export.

As prescribed in 511.204(b)(8), insert the following clause:

Non-Manufactured Wood Packaging Material for Export (Jul 2016)

      (a)  Definitions:

      IPPC Country: Countries of the European Union (EU) or any other country endorsing the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) “Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade,” approved March 15, 2002. A listing of countries participating in the IPPC is found athttp://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/plant_exports/wpm/country/index.shtml.

      Non-manufactured wood, is also called solid wood and defined as wood packing other than that comprised wholly of wood-based products such as plywood, particle board, oriented strand board, veneer, wood wool, and similar materials, which has been created using glue, heat and pressure or a combination thereof.

      Packaged material, and solid wood packing material (SWPM), for purposes of this clause, is defined as each separate and distinct material that by itself or in combination with other materials forms the container providing a means of protecting and handling a product. This includes, but is not limited to, pallets, dunnage, crating, packing blocks, drums, load boards, pallet collars, and skids.

      (b)  Non-manufactured wood pallets and other non-manufactured wood packaging material used to pack items for delivery to or through IPPC countries must be marked and properly treated in accordance with IPPC guidelines.

      (c)  This requirement applies whether the shipment is direct to the end user or through a Government designated consolidation point. Packaging that does not conform to IPPC guidelines will be refused entry, destroyed or treated prior to entry.

      (d) For Department of Defense distribution facilities or freight consolidation points, all non-manufactured wood pallets or packaging material with a probability of entering countries endorsing the IPPC Guidelines must be treated and marked in accordance with DLAD 47.305-1 (available at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/archive/Dlad/Rev5/PART47.htm),and MIL-STD-2073-1, Standard Practice for Military Packaging (and any future revision).

      (e) Pallets and packing material shipped to FAS distribution facilities designated for possible delivery to the countries endorsing the IPPC Guidelines will comply with DLAD 47.305-1, and MIL-STD-2073-1.

      (f)  Delays in delivery caused by non-complying pallets or wood package material will not be considered as beyond the control of the Contractor. Any applicable Government expense incurred as a result of the Contractor’s failure to provide appropriate pallets or package material shall be reimbursed by the Contractor. Expenses may include the applicable cost for repackaging, handling and return shipping, or the destruction of solid wood packaging material.

(End of clause)


552.211-90 Small Parts.

As prescribed in 511.204(b)(9), insert the following clause:

Small Parts (Jan2010)

All small parts required to be furnished with machines covered by contracts resulting from this solicitation shall be packed in envelopes, sealed, identified with part numbers and quantity on outside of envelopes. Larger parts must be individually tagged and identified with part number on face of tag.

(End of clause)


552.211-91 Vehicle Decals, Stickers, and Data Plates.

As prescribed in 511.204(b)(10), insert the following clause:

Vehicle Decals, Stickers, and Data Plates (Jan2010)

Unless otherwise specified, caution plates/decals shall be conspicuously installed for all equipment requiring such notices. Vehicles for civil agencies shall be provided with the manufacturer’s current warranty legend imprinted on decalcomania, and applied in a visible area of the engine compartment. In addition, a decal or sticker shall provide at least the following information: contract number; purchase order number; date of delivery, month and year; and the warranty time, in month and miles.

(End of clause)


552.211-92 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Using Passive Tags.

As prescribed in 511.204(b)(11), insert the following clause:

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Using Passive Tags (Jan2010)

Radio Frequency Identification shall be required on all non-bulk shipments to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) or Department of Defense (DoD) destinations. Shipments shall be tagged in accordance with 48 CFR clause 252.211-7006. Shipments to GSA Distribution Centers with final destinations to DLA and DoD shall be in compliance to 48 CFR 252.211-7006. Copies may be obtained from http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html.

(End of clause)


552.211-93 [Reserved]


552.211-94 Time of Delivery.

As prescribed at 511.404(d), insert the following clause:

Time of Delivery (Jan2010)

An “X” mark in the left hand block shall be considered a mandatory requirement to be fulfilled by the contractor.

The Contractor will ship contract item(s) to the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) stocking points identified in the delivery order at its discretion in order to maintain the required stock levels within the minimum and maximum requirements provided in the weekly status report.

Delivery is required to be made at destination within *______* calendar days after receipt of order for deliveries to a GSA facility.

Orders under this contract may require direct delivery to other agencies. Orders for direct delivery must be shipped and delivered within the time specified in blocks below.

Shipment must be made with *________* days after receipt of order.

In addition to block above the Contractor must also ensure that delivery will be made within *__________* days after receipt of order.

(End of clause)


552.212 [Reserved]


552.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions—Commercial Items (FAR DEVIATION).

As prescribed in 512.301(e), replace subparagraph (g)(2), paragraph (s), and paragraph (u) of FAR clause 52.212-4. Also, add paragraph (w) to FAR clause 52.212-4:

Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items. (FAR DEVIATION) (Feb 2018)

(g)(2) The due date for making invoice payments by the designated payment office is the later of the following two events:

(i) The 10th day after the designated billing office receives a proper invoice from the Contractor. If the designated billing office fails to annotate the invoice with the date of receipt at the time of receipt, the invoice payment due date shall be the 10th day after the date of the Contractor’s invoice; provided the Contractor submitted a proper invoice and no disagreement exists over quantity, quality, or Contractor compliance with contract requirements.

(ii) The 10th day after Government acceptance of supplies delivered or services performed by the Contractor.

(s) Order of precedence. Any inconsistencies in this solicitation or contract shall be resolved by giving precedence in the following order:

           (1) The schedule of supplies/services.

           (2) The Assignments, Disputes, Payments, Invoice, Other Compliances, Compliance with Laws Unique to Government Contracts, Unauthorized Obligations, and Commercial Supplier Agreements - Unenforceable Clauses paragraphs of this clause.

           (3) The clause at 52.212-5.

           (4) Addenda to this solicitation or contract, including any commercial supplier agreements as amended by the Commercial Supplier Agreements -Unenforceable Clauses provision.

           (5) Solicitation provisions if this is a solicitation.

           (6) Other paragraphs of this clause.

           (7) The Standard Form 1449.

           (8) Other documents, exhibits, and attachments.

           (9) The specification.

(u) Unauthorized Obligations.

           (1) Except as stated in paragraph (u)(2) of this clause, when any supply or service acquired under this contract is subject to any commercial supplier agreement (as defined in 502.101) that includes any language, provision, or clause requiring the Government to pay any future fees, penalties, interest, legal costs or to indemnify the Contractor or any person or entity for damages, costs, fees, or any other loss or liability that would create an Anti-Deficiency Act violation (31 U.S.C. 1341), the following shall govern:

                (i) Any such language, provision, or clause is unenforceable against the Government.

                (ii) Neither the Government nor any Government authorized end user shall be deemed to have agreed to such clause by virtue of it appearing in the commercial supplier agreement. If the commercial supplier agreement is invoked through an “I agree” click box or other comparable mechanism (e.g., “click-wrap” or “browse-wrap” agreements), execution does not bind the Government or any Government authorized end user to such clause.

                (iii) Any such language, provision, or clause is deemed to be stricken from the commercial supplier agreement.

           (2) Paragraph (u)(1) of this clause does not apply to indemnification or any other payment by the Government that is expressly authorized by statute and specifically authorized under applicable agency regulations and procedures.

(w)  Commercial supplier agreements unenforceable clauses.When any supply or service acquired under this contract is subject to a commercial supplier agreement (as defined in 502.101), the following language shall be deemed incorporated into the commercial supplier agreement. As used herein, “this agreement” means the commercial supplier agreement:

           (1)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this agreement, when the end user is an agency or instrumentality of the U.S. Government, the following shall apply:

                (i)   Applicability. This agreement is a part of a contract between the commercial supplier and the U.S. Government for the acquisition of the supply or service that necessitates a license or other similar legal instrument (including all contracts, task orders, and delivery orders under FAR 12).

                (ii)   End user. This agreement shall bind the ordering activity as end user but shall not operate to bind a Government employee or person acting on behalf of the Government in his or her personal capacity.

                (iii)   Law and disputes. This agreement is governed by Federal law.

                     (A) Any language purporting to subject the U.S. Government to the laws of a U.S. state, U.S. territory, district, or municipality, or a foreign nation, except where Federal law expressly provides for the application of such laws, is hereby deleted.

                     (B) Any language requiring dispute resolution in a specific forum or venue that is different from that prescribed by applicable Federal law is hereby deleted.

                     (C) Any language prescribing a different time period for bringing an action than that prescribed by applicable Federal law in relation to a dispute is hereby deleted.

                (iv)   Continued performance. The supplier or licensor shall not unilaterally revoke, terminate or suspend any rights granted to the Government except as allowed by this contract. If the supplier or licensor believes the ordering activity to be in breach of the agreement, it shall pursue its rights under the Contract Disputes Act or other applicable Federal statute while continuing performance as set forth in subparagraph (d) (Disputes).

                (v)   Arbitration; equitable or injunctive relief. In the event of a claim or dispute arising under or relating to this agreement, a binding arbitration shall not be used unless specifically authorized by agency guidance, and equitable or injunctive relief, including the award of attorney fees, costs or interest, may be awarded against the U.S. Government only when explicitly provided by statute (e.g., Prompt Payment Act or Equal Access to Justice Act).

                (vi) Updating terms.

                     (A) After award, the contractor may unilaterally revise commercial supplier agreement terms: if they are not material. A material change is defined as:

                          (1) Terms that change Government rights or obligations;

                          (2) Terms that increase Government prices;

                          (3) Terms that decrease overall level of service; or

                          (4) Terms that limit any other Government right addressed elsewhere in this contract.

                     (B) For revisions that will materially change the terms of the contract, the revised commercial supplier agreement must be incorporated into the contract using a bilateral modification.

                     (C) Any agreement license terms or conditions unilaterally revised subsequent to award that are inconsistent with any material term or provision of this contract shall not be enforceable against the Government, and the Government shall not be deemed to have consented to them.

                (vii)   No automatic renewals. If any license or service tied to periodic payment is provided under this agreement (e.g., annual software maintenance or annual lease term), such license or service shall not renew automatically upon expiration of its current term without prior express consent by an authorized Government representative.

                (viii) Indemnification. Any clause of this agreement requiring the commercial supplier or licensor to defend or indemnify the end user is hereby amended to provide that the U.S. Department of Justice has the sole right to represent the United States in any such action, in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 516.

                (ix)   Audits. Any clause of this agreement permitting the commercial supplier or licensor to audit the end user's compliance with this agreement is hereby amended as follows:

                     (A) Discrepancies found in an audit may result in a charge by the commercial supplier or licensor to the ordering activity. Any resulting invoice must comply with the proper invoicing requirements specified in the underlying Government contract or order.

                     (B) This charge, if disputed by the ordering activity, will be resolved in accordance with subparagraph (d) (Disputes) through the Disputes clause at 552.212-4(d); no payment obligation shall arise on the part of the ordering activity until the conclusion of the dispute process.

                     (C) Any audit requested by the contractor will be performed at the contractor's expense, without reimbursement by the Government.

                (x)   Taxes or surcharges. Any taxes or surcharges which the commercial supplier or licensor seeks to pass along to the Government as end user will be governed by the terms of the underlying Government contract or order and, in any event, must be submitted to the Contracting Officer for a determination of applicability prior to invoicing unless specifically agreed to otherwise in the Government contract.

                (xi)   Non-assignment. This agreement may not be assigned, nor may any rights or obligations thereunder be delegated, without the Government's prior approval, except as expressly permitted under subparagraph (b) of this clause.

                (xii)   Confidential information. If this agreement includes a confidentiality clause, such clause is hereby amended to state that neither the agreement nor the contract price list, as applicable, shall be deemed “confidential information.” Issues regarding release of “unit pricing” will be resolved consistent with the Freedom of Information Act. Notwithstanding anything in this agreement to the contrary, the Government may retain any confidential information as required by law, regulation or its internal document retention procedures for legal, regulatory or compliance purposes; provided, however, that all such retained confidential information will continue to be subject to the confidentiality obligations of this agreement.

           (2)  If any language, provision, or clause of this agreement conflicts or is inconsistent with the preceding paragraph (w)(1), the language, provisions, or clause of paragraph (w)(1) shall prevail to the extent of such inconsistency.

(End of clause)


552.212-70 [Reserved]


552.212-71 Contract Terms and Conditions Applicable to GSA Acquisition of Commercial Items.

As prescribed in 512.301(a)(1), insert the following clause:

Contract Terms and Conditions Applicable to GSA Acquisition of Commercial Items (May 2019)

      (a)  The Contractor agrees to comply with any clause that is incorporated herein by reference to implement agency policy applicable to acquisition of commercial items or components. The clause in effect based on the applicable regulation cited on the date the solicitation is issued applies unless otherwise stated herein. The clauses in paragraph (b) of this section are incorporated by reference:

     [The Contracting Officer should check the clauses that apply or delete the clauses that do not apply from the list. The Contracting Officer may add the date of the clause if desired for clarity.]

      (b)   Clauses.

___ 552.203-71

Restriction on Advertising

___ 552.211-73

Marking

___ 552.215-70

Examination of Records by GSA

___ 552.215-72

Price Adjustment—Failure to Provide Accurate Information

___ 552.219-70

Allocation of Orders—Partially Set-Aside Items

___ 552.228-70

Workers’ Compensation Laws

___ 552.229-70

Federal, State, and Local Taxes

___ 552.232-23

Assignment of Claims

___ 552.232-71

Adjusting Payments

___ 552.232-72

Final Payment

___ 552.232-73

Availability of Funds

___ 552.232-78

Payment Information

___ 552.237-71

Qualifications of Employees

___ 552.242-70

Status Report of Orders and Shipments

___ 552.246-76

Warranty of Pesticides

(End of Clause)


552.212-72 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to GSA Acquisition of Commercial Items.

As prescribed in 512.301(a)(2), insert the following clause:

Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to GSA Acquisition of CommercialItems (May 2019)

The Contractor agrees to comply with any provision or clause that is incorporated herein by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive Orders applicable to acquisition of commercial items or components. The provision or clause in effect based on the applicable regulation cited on the date the solicitation is issued applies unless otherwise stated herein. The following provisions and clauses are incorporated by reference:

[The contracting officer should either check the provisions and clauses that apply or delete the provisions and clauses that do not apply from the list. The contracting officer may add the date of the provision or clause if desired for clarity.]

      (a)  Provisions.

___ 552.223-72

Hazardous Material Information

      (b)  Clauses.

___ 552.223-70

Hazardous Substances

___ 552.223-71

Nonconforming Hazardous Material

___ 552.223-73

Preservation, Packaging, Packing, Marking, and Labeling of Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) for Shipments.

___ 552.238-73

Identification of Electronic Office Equipment Providing Accessibility for the Handicapped.

___ 552.238-78

Identification of Products That Have Environmental Attributes.

     (End of clause)


552.212-73 [Reserved]


552.214 [Reserved]


552.214-70 “All or None” Bids.

As prescribed in 514.201-6, insert the following provision:

“All or None” Bids (Oct2009)

      (a)  The Government reserves the right to evaluate bids and make awards on an “all or none” basis as provided below.

     A bid submitted on an “all or none” or similar basis will be evaluated as follows: The lowest acceptable bid exclusive of the “all or none” bid will be selected with respect to each item (or group of items when the solicitation provides for aggregate awards) and the total cost of all items thus determined shall be compared with the total of the lowest acceptable “all or none” bid. Award will be made to result in the lowest total cost to the Government.

(End of provision)


552.214-71 [Reserved]


552.214-72 Bid Sample Requirements.

As prescribed in 514.202-4(a)(3), insert the following provision:

Bid Sample Requirements (Oct2009)

This provision supplements FAR52.214-20, which is incorporated by reference. Samples shall be from the production of the manufacturer whose products will be supplied under resultant contracts.

      (a)  Two bid samples are required for each of the following items in this solicitation:

     ___________________________________________________________________________

      (b)  Two representative samples shall be submitted for each of the following items upon which a bid is submitted:

Items

Acceptable Representative Samples

Note:

NOTE: Bidders that propose to furnish an item or group of items from more than one manufacturer or production point must submit two samples from the production of each manufacturer or production point.

      (c)  Samples will be evaluated to determine compliance with all characteristics listed below:

Subjective Characteristics

Objective Characteristics

      (d)  Forward samples addressed to the Sample Room indicated below. Except for samples delivered by U.S. Mail, deliveries will be accepted between the hours of _______________ Mondays through Fridays, official holidays excluded.

     CAUTION: USE PROPER ADDRESS FOR METHOD OF SHIPMENT SELECTED.

Mail and Parcel Post

[Insert Address of Bid Sample Room]

Freight or Express

[Insert address of Bid Sample Room]

      (e)  Contracting Officer insert address.

(End of provision)


552.215 [Reserved]


552.215-70 Examination of Records by GSA.

As prescribed in 515.209-70(a) insert the following clause:

Examination of Records by GSA (Jul 2016)

The Contractor agrees that the Administrator of General Services or any duly authorized representatives shall, until the expiration of 3 years after final payment under this contract, or of the time periods for the particular records specified in Subpart 4.7 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR 4.7), whichever expires earlier, have access to and the right to examine any books, documents, papers, and records of the Contractor involving transactions related to this contract or compliance with any clauses thereunder. The Contractor further agrees to include in all its subcontracts hereunder a provision to the effect that the subcontractor agrees that the Administrator of General Services or any authorized representatives shall, until the expiration of 3 years after final payment under the subcontract, or of the time periods for the particular records specified in Subpart 4.7 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR 4.7), whichever expires earlier, have access to and the right to examine any books, documents, papers, and records of such subcontractor involving transactions related to the subcontract or compliance with any clauses thereunder. The term “subcontract” as used in this clause excludes (a) purchase orders not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold and (b) subcontracts or purchase orders for public utility services at rates established for uniform applicability to the general public.

(End of clause)


552.215-71 [Reserved]


552.215-72 Price Adjustment—Failure to Provide Accurate Information.

As prescribed in 515.408(d), insert the following clause:

Price Adjustment—Failure to Provide AccurateInformation (Aug1997)

      (a)  The Government, at its election, may reduce the price of this contract or contract modification if the Contracting Officer determines after award of this contract or contract modification that the price negotiated was increased by a significant amount because the Contractor failed to:

           (1)  Provide information required by this solicitation/contract or otherwise requested by the Government; or

           (2)  Submit information that was current, accurate, and complete; or

           (3)  Disclose changes in the Contractor’s commercial pricelist(s), discounts or discounting policies which occurred after the original submission and prior to the completion of negotiations.

      (b)  The Government will consider information submitted to be current, accurate and complete if the data is current, accurate and complete as of 14 calendar days prior to the date it is submitted.

      (c)  If any reduction in the contract price under this clause reduces the price for items for which payment was made prior to the date of the modification reflecting the price reduction, the Contractor shall be liable to and shall pay the United States—

           (1)  The amount of the overpayment; and

           (2)  Simple interest on the amount of such overpayment to be computed from the date(s) of overpayment to the Contractor to the date the Government is repaid by the Contractor at the applicable underpayment rate effective each quarter prescribed by the Secretary of Treasury under 26 U.S.C.6621(a)(2).

      (d)  Failure to agree on the amount of the decrease shall be resolved as a dispute.

      (e)  In addition to the remedy in paragraph (a) of this clause, the Government may terminate this contract for default. The rights and remedies of the Government specified herein are not exclusive, and are in addition to any other rights and remedies provided by law or under this contract.

(End of clause)


552.215-73 Notice.

As prescribed in 515.209-70(b), insert the following clause:

Notice (Jul 2016)

      (a)  The information collection requirements contained in this solicitation/contract are either required by regulation or approved by the Office of Management and Budget pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act and assigned OMB Control No. 3090-0163.

      (b)  GSA’s hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Requests for pre-award debriefings postmarked or otherwise submitted after 4:30 p.m. will be considered submitted the following business day. Requests for post-award debriefings delivered after 4:30 p.m. will be considered received and filed the following business day.

(End of clause)


552.216 [Reserved]


552.216-70 Economic Price Adjustment—FSS Multiple Award Schedule Contracts.

As prescribed in 516.203-4(a), insert the following clause:

Economic Price Adjustment—FSS Multiple Award Schedule Contracts (Sep1999)

Price adjustments include price increases and price decreases. Adjustments will be considered as follows:

      (a)  Contractors shall submit price decreases anytime during the contract period in which they occur. Price decreases will be handled in accordance with the provisions of the Price Reduction Clause.

      (b)  Contractors may request price increases under the following conditions:

           (1)  Increases resulting from a reissue or other modification of the Contractor’s commercial catalog/pricelist that was used as the basis for the contract award.

           (2)  Only three increases will be considered during the contract period.

           (3)  Increases are requested after the first 30days of the contract period and prior to the last 60days of the contract period.

           (4)  At least 30days elapse between requested increases.

      (c)  The aggregate of the increases in any contract unit price under this clause shall not exceed * percent of the original contract unit price. The Government reserves the right to raise this ceiling where changes in market conditions during the contract period support an increase.

      (d)  The following material shall be submitted with the request for a price increase:

           (1)  A copy of the commercial catalog/pricelist showing the price increase and the effective date for commercial customers.

           (2)  Commercial Sales Practice format regarding the Contractor’s commercial pricing practice relating to the reissued or modified catalog/price- list, or a certification that no change has occurred in the data since completion of the initial negotiation or a subsequent submission.

           (3)  Documentation supporting the reasonableness of the price increase.

      (e)  The Government reserves the right to exercise one of the following options:

           (1)  Accept the Contractor’s price increases as requested when all conditions of (b), (c), and (d) of this clause are satisfied;

           (2)  Negotiate more favorable discounts from the new commercial prices when the total increase requested is not supported; or,

           (3)  Remove the product(s) from contract involved pursuant to the Cancellation Clause of this contract, when the increase requested is not supported.

      (f)  The contract modification reflecting the price adjustment shall be signed by the Government and made effective upon receipt of notification from the Contractor that the new catalog/pricelist has been mailed to the addressees previously furnished by the Contracting Officer, provided that in no event shall such price adjustment be effective prior to the effective date of the commercial price increases. The increased contract prices shall apply to delivery orders issued to the Contractor on or after the effective date of the contract modification.

*Insert the percent appropriate at the time the solicitation is issued. This percentage should normally be 10 percent, unless based on a trend established by an appropriate index such as the Producer Prices and Price Index during the most recent 6-month period indicates that a different percentage is more appropriate. Any ceiling other than 10 percent must be approved by the contracting director.

(End of clause)

Alternate I (Sep 1999). As prescribed by 516.203-4(a)(2), substitute the following for paragraphs (b) and (c) of the clause:

(b)  Contractors may request price increases to be effective on or after the first 12 months of the contract period providing all of the following conditions are met:

           (1)  Increases resulting from a reissue or other modification of the Contractor’s commercial catalog/pricelist that was used as the basis for the contract award.

           (2)  No more than three increases will be considered during each succeeding 12-month period of the contract.(For succeeding contract periods of less than 12months, up to three increases will be considered subject to the other conditions of this paragraph (b)).

           (3)  Increases are requested before the last 60days of the contract period.

           (4)  At least 30 days elapse between requested increases.

(c)  Any contract period during which price increases will be considered, the aggregate of the increases during any 12-month period shall not exceed _____* percent of the contract unit price in effect at the end of the preceding 12-month period. The Government reserves the right to raise the ceiling when market conditions during the contract period support such a change.

*Insert the percentage appropriate at the time the solicitation is issued. This percentage should be determined based on the trend established by an appropriate index such as the Producer Prices and Price Index. A ceiling of more than 10percent must be approved by the Contracting Director.


552.216-71 Economic Price Adjustment—Special Order Program Contracts.

As prescribed in 516.203-4(a), insert the following clause:

Economic Price Adjustment—Special Order Program Contracts (Aug2010)

      (a)  “Producer Price Index” (PPI), as used in this clause, means the originally released index, not seasonally adjusted, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor (Labor) for product code _____ found under Table _____

      (b)  During the term of the contract, the award price may be adjusted once during each 12-month period upward or downward. However, if an upward adjustment, a maximum of _____* percent shall apply. Any price adjustment for the product code shall be based upon the percentage change in the PPI released in the month prior to the initial month of the contract period specified in the solicitation for sealed bidding or the month prior to award in negotiation (the base index) and the PPI released 12months later (the updated index). The formula for determining the Adjusted Contract Price (ACP) applicable to shipments for the balance of the contract period is—


      (c)  If the PPI is not available for the month of the base index or the updated index, the month with the most recently published PPI prior to the month determining the base index or updated index shall be used.

      (d)  If a product code is discontinued, the Government and the Contractor will mutually agree to substitute a similar product code. If Labor designates an index with a new title and/or code number as continuous with the product code specified above, the new index shall be used.

      (e)  Unless the Contractor’s written request for a price adjustment resulting from the application of the formula in paragraph (b) of this clause is received by the Contracting Officer within 30calendar days of the release of the updated index, the Contractor shall have waived its right to an upward price adjustment for the balance of the contract. Alternatively, the Contracting Officer will unilaterally adjust the award price downward when appropriate using the updated index defined in paragraph (b) of this clause.

      (f)  Price adjustments shall be effective upon execution of a contract modification by the Government or on the 31st— day following the release of the updated index, whichever is later, shall indicate the updated index and percent of change as well as the ACP, and shall not apply to delivery orders issued before the effective date.

(End of clause)


Alternate I (Aug 2010). As prescribed in 516.203-4(a)(1) and (2), substitute the following paragraphs (b), (e), and (f) for paragraphs (b), (e), and (f) of the basic clause:

(b)  Once during each 12-month period, the contract price may be adjusted upward or downward a maximum of ____* percent.

(1)  For the first option period, any price adjustment for the product code shall be based upon the percentage change in the PPI released in the month prior to the initial month of the contract period specified in the solicitation for sealed bidding or the month prior to award in negotiation (the base index) and the PPI released in the third month before completion of the initial contract period stated in the solicitation (the updated index). This initial contract period may be less than 12months. The formula for determining the Adjusted Contract Price (ACP) applicable to shipments during the first option period is—


(2)  For any subsequent option period, the price adjustment shall be the percentage change between the previously updated index (the new base index) and the PPI released 12months later (the most recent updated index). This percentage shall be applied to the Current Contract Price (CCP). The formula for determining the ACP applicable to shipments for the subsequent option period(s) is—


(e)  Unless the Contractor’s written request for a price adjustment resulting from the application of the formulas in paragraphs (b)(1) or (2) of this clause is received by the Contracting Officer within 30 calendar days of the date of the Government’s preliminary written notice of its intent to exercise the option, the Contractors shall have waived its right to an upward price adjustment for that option period. Alternatively, the Contracting Officer in its written notice shall exercise the option at the CCP or at a reduced price when appropriate using the formulas in paragraphs (b)(1) or (2) of this clause.

(f)  Price adjustments shall be effected by execution of a contract modification by the Government indicating the most recent updated index and percent of change and shall apply to delivery orders placed on or after the first day of the option period.

Alternate II (Aug2010). As prescribed in 516.203-4(a)(2), add the following paragraph (g) to the basic clause.

(g)  No price adjustment will be made unless the percentage change in the PPI is at least ____* percent.

The Contracting Officer should insert a lower percent than the maximum percentage stated in paragraph (b) of the clause.


552.216-72 Placement of Orders.

As prescribed in 516.506(a), insert the following clause:

Placement of Orders (Jan 2016)

      (a)  Delivery orders (orders) will be placed by:

     [Contracting Officer insert names of Federal agencies]

      (b)  Orders may be placed through Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) or mailed in paper form. EDI orders shall be placed using the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) X12 Standard for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) format.

      (c)  If the Contractor agrees, General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) will place all orders by EDI using computer-to-computer EDI. If computer-to-computer EDI is not possible, FAS will use an alternative EDI method allowing the Contractor to receive orders by facsimile transmission. Subject to the Contractor’s agreement, other agencies may place orders by EDI.

      (d)  When computer-to-computer EDI procedures will be used to place orders, the Contractor shall enter into one or more Trading Partner Agreements (TPA) with each Federal agency placing orders electronically in order to ensure mutual understanding by the parties of certain electronic transaction conventions and to recognize the rights and responsibilities of the parties as they apply to this method of placing orders. The TPA must identify, among other things, the third party provider(s) through which electronic orders are placed, the transaction sets used, security procedures, and guidelines for implementation. Federal agencies may obtain a sample format to customize as needed from the office specified in paragraph (g) of this clause.

      (e)  The Contractor shall be responsible for providing its own hardware and software necessary to transmit and receive data electronically. Additionally, each party to the TPA shall be responsible for the costs associated with its use of third party provider services.

      (f)  Nothing in the TPA will invalidate any part of this contract between the Contractor and the General Services Administration. All terms and conditions of this contract that otherwise would be applicable to a mailed order shall apply to the electronic order.

      (g)  The basic content and format of the TPA will be provided by: General Services Administration, Office of the Chief Information Officer (I). Contact information can be found at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/21404.

(End of clause)

Alternate I (Aug2010). As prescribed in 516.506(a), substitute the following paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) for paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of the basic clause:

(a)  All delivery orders (orders) under this contract will be placed by the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). The Contractor is not authorized to accept orders from any other agency. Violation of this restriction may result in termination of the contract pursuant to the default clause of this contract.

(b)  All orders shall be placed by Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) using the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) X12 Standard for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) format.

(c)  If the Contractor agrees, transmission will be computer-to-computer EDI. If computer-to-computer EDI is not possible, FAS will use an alternative EDI method allowing the Contractor to receive orders by facsimile transmission.

(d)  When computer-to-computer EDI procedures will be used to place orders, the Contractor shall enter into a Trading Partner Agreement (TPA) with FAS in order to ensure mutual understanding by the parties of certain electronic transaction conventions and to recognize the rights and responsibilities of the parties as they apply to this method of placing orders. The TPA must identify, among other things, the third party provider(s) through which electronic orders are placed, the transaction sets used, security procedures, and guidelines for implementation.


552.216-73 Ordering Information.

As prescribed in 516.506(c), insert the following provision:

Ordering Information (Aug2010)

      (a)  In accordance with the Placement of Orders clause of this solicitation, the offeror elects to receive orders placed by GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) by either □ facsimile transmission or □ computer-to-computer Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

      (b)  An offeror electing to receive computer-to-computer EDI is requested to indicate below the name, address, and telephone number of the representative to be contacted regarding establishment of an EDI interface.

      (c)  An offeror electing to receive orders by facsimile transmission is requested to indicate below the telephone number(s) for facsimile transmission equipment where orders should be forwarded.

      (d)  For mailed orders, the offeror is requested to include the postal mailing address(es) where paper form orders should be mailed.

      (e)  Offerors marketing through dealers are requested to indicate below whether those dealers will be participating in the proposed contract.

     YES ____ NO ____

     If “yes” is checked, ordering information to be inserted above shall reflect that in addition to offeror’s name, address, and facsimile transmission telephone number, orders can be addressed to the offeror’s name, c/o nearest local dealer. In this event, two copies of a list of participating dealers shall accompany this offer, and shall also be included in Contractor’s Federal Supply Schedule pricelist.

     (End of provision)


Alternate I (Sep1999). As prescribed in 516.506(c), delete paragraph(d) of the basic provision.


552.216-74 GSA Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman.

As prescribed in 516.506(b), insert the following provision:

Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman (Jan2017)

      (a)  GSA has designated a Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman who will review complaints from contractors and ensure that they are afforded a fair opportunity for consideration in the award of task or delivery orders under Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contracts, consisten with the procedures in the contract. Written complaints shall be submitted to the Ombudsman, with a copy to the Contracting Officer.

      (b) In the case that the contractor is not satisfied with the resolution of the complaint by the GSA Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman, the contractor may follow the procedures outlined in subpart 33.1.

      (c)  The GSA Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman is located at the General Services Administration (GSA), Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), Office of Acquisition Policy (MV). Contact information for the GSA Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman can be found at: http://www.gsa.gov/ombudsman.

(End of provision)


552.216-75 Transactional Data Reporting.

As prescribed in 516.506(e), insert the following provision:

Transactional Data Reporting (Jun2016)

      (a)   Definition. “Transactional data” encompasses the historical details of the products or services delivered by the Contractor during the performance of task or delivery orders issued against this contract.

      (b)   Reporting of Transactional Data. The Contractor must report all transactional data under this contract as follows:

           (1)  The Contractor must electronically report transactional data by utilizing the automated reporting system at an Internet website designated by the General Services Administration (GSA) or by uploading the data according to GSA instructions. GSA will post registration instructions and reporting procedures on the Vendor Support Center website, https://vsc.gsa.gov. The reporting system website address, as well as registration instructions and reporting procedures, will be provided at the time of award or inclusion of this clause in the contract.

           (2)  The Contractor must provide, at no additional cost to the Government, the following transactional data elements, as applicable:

                (i)  Contract or Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) Number.

                (ii)  Delivery/Task Order Number/Procurement Instrument Identifier (PIID).

                (iii)  Non Federal Entity.

                (iv)  Description of Deliverable.

                (v)  Manufacturer Name.

                (vi)  Manufacturer Part Number.

                (vii)  Unit Measure (each, hour, case, lot).

                (viii)  Quantity of Item Sold.

                (ix)  Universal Product Code.

                (x)  Price Paid per Unit.

                (xi)  Total Price.

                Note to paragraph (b)(2): The Contracting Officer may add data elements to the standard elements listed in paragraph (b)(2) of this section with the approvals listed in GSAM 507.105 .

           (3)  The Contractor must report transactional data within 30 calendar days from the last calendar day of the month. If there was no contract activity during the month, the Contractor must submit a confirmation of no reportable transactional data within 30 calendar days of the last calendar day of the month.

           (4)  The Contractor must report the price paid per unit, total price, or any other data elements with an associated monetary value listed in (b)(2) of this section, in U.S. dollars.

           (5)  The Contractor must maintain a consistent accounting method of transactional data reporting, based on the Contractor's established commercial accounting practice.

           (6)   Reporting Points.

(i)  The acceptable points at which transactional data may be reported include–

                     (A)  Issuance of an invoice; or

                     (B)  Receipt of payment.

                (ii)  The Contractor must determine whether to report transactional data on the basis of invoices issued or payments received.

           (7)  The Contractor must continue to furnish reports, including confirmation of no transactional data, through physical completion of the last outstanding task or delivery order issued against the contract.

           (8)  Unless otherwise expressly stated by the ordering activity, orders that contain classified information or other information that would compromise national security are exempt from this reporting requirement.

           (9)  This clause does not exempt the Contractor from fulfilling existing reporting requirements contained elsewhere in the contract.

           (10)  GSA reserves the unilateral right to change reporting instructions following 60 calendar days’ advance notification to the Contractor.

      (c)  Contract Access Fee (CAF).

(1)  GSA’s operating costs are reimbursed through a CAF charged on orders placed against this contract. The CAF is paid by the ordering activity but remitted to GSA by the Contractor. GSA has the unilateral right to change the fee structure at any time, but not more than once per year; GSA will provide reasonable notice prior to the effective date of any change.

           (2)  Within 60 calendar days of award or inclusion of this clause in the contract, a GSA representative will provide the Contractor with specific written procedural instructions on remitting the CAF, including the deadline by which the Contractor must remit the CAF. The deadline specified in the written procedural instructions will be no less than 30 calendar days after the last calendar day of the month. GSA reserves the unilateral right to change remittance instructions following 60 calendar days’ advance notification to the Contractor.

           (3)  The Contractor must remit the CAF to GSA in U.S. dollars.

           (4) The Contractor’s failure to remit the full amount of the CAF within the specified deadline constitutes a contract debt to the United States Government under the terms of FAR Subpart 32.6. The Government may exercise all rights under the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, including withholding or offsetting payments and interest on the debt (see FAR clause 52.232-17, Interest). If the Contractor fails to submit the required sales reports, falsifies them, or fails to timely pay the CAF, these reasons constitute sufficient cause for the Government to terminate the contract for cause.

(End of provision)


552.216-76 Ordering Agency Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman

As prescribed in 516.506(d), insert the following provision:

Ordering Agency Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman (Jan2017)

      (a)   Ordering Agency Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman. The Ordering Agency shall designate a Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman to review complaints from contractors and ensure that they are afforded a fair opportunity for consideration in the award of task or delivery orders placed against GSA Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contracts, consistent with the procedures in the contract. The contact information for the Ordering Agency Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman shall be made available to contractors.

      (b)   Submission of Complaints. When a contractor submits a complaint to the Ordering Agency’s designated Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman, the contractor shall also send a copy of the complaint to the GSA Procurement Ombudsman, for informational purposes. The GSA Procurement Ombudsman is located at the General Services Administration, Office of Governmentwide Policy (OGP), Office of Acquisition Policy (MV). Contact information for the GSA Procurement Ombudsman can be found at: http://www.gsa.gov/ombudsman.

(End of provision)


552.217 [Reserved]


552.217-70 Evaluation of Options.

As prescribed in 517.208(a), insert the following provision:

Evaluation of Options (Jul2016)

      (a)  The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by determining the lowest base period price. When option year pricing is based on a formula (e.g.,changes in the Producer Price Index or other common standard), option year pricing is automatically considered when evaluating the base year price, as any change in price will be uniformly related to changes in market conditions. All options are therefore considered to be evaluated. Evaluation of options will not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).

      (b)  The Government will reject the offer if exceptions are taken to the price provisions of the Economic Price Adjustment clause, unless the exception results in a lower maximum option year price. Such offers will be evaluated without regard to the lower option year(s) maximum. However, if the offeror offering a lower maximum is awarded a contract, the award will reflect the lower maximum.

(End of provision)


552.217-71 Notice Regarding Option(s).

As prescribed in 517.208(b), insert the following provision:

Notice Regarding Option(s) (Nov1992)

The General Services Administration (GSA) has included an option to [Insert “purchase additional quantities of supplies or services” or “extend the term of this contract” or “purchase additional quantities of supplies or services and to extend the term of this contract”] in order to demonstrate the value it places on quality performance by providing a mechanism for continuing a contractual relationship with a successful Offeror that performs at a level which meets or exceeds GSA’s quality performance expectations as communicated to the Contractor, in writing, by the Contracting Officer or designated representative. When deciding whether to exercise the option, the Contracting Officer will consider the quality of the Contractor’s past performance under this contract in accordance with 48CFR517.207.

(End of provision)


552.219 [Reserved]


552.219-70 Allocation of Orders—Partially Set-aside Items.

As prescribed in 519.508, insert the following clause:

Allocation of Orders—Partially Set-Aside Items (Sep1999)

Where the set-aside portion of an item or group of items is awarded to a Contractor other than the one receiving the award on the corresponding non-set-aside portion, the Government will divide the requirements to be ordered between the two Contractors with the objective of achieving, as nearly as possible, a 50/50 division of the total value of orders placed after the award of the set-aside portion. In no case will this division vary by more than a 60/40 division (with either the non-set-aside or set-aside Contractor receiving the larger portion) from the time of the award of the set-aside portion.

(End of clause)


552.219-74 Section8(a)Direct Award.

As prescribed in 519.870-8, insert the following clause:

Section 8(a) Direct Award (Sep 1999)

      (a)  This contract is issued as a direct award between the contracting activity and the 8(a)Contractor pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the General Services Administration. SBA retains the responsibility for 8(a)certifications, 8(a)eligibility determinations, and related issues, and will provide counseling and assistance to the 8(a)contractor under the 8(a)program. The cognizant SBA district office is:

     [Complete at time of award]

      (b)  The contracting activity is responsible for administering the contract and taking any action on behalf of the Government under the terms and conditions of the contract. However, the contracting activity shall give advance notice to SBA before it issues a final notice terminating performance, either in whole or in part, under the contract. The contracting activity shall also coordinate with SBA prior to processing any advance payments or novation agreements. The contracting activity may assign contract administration functions to a contract administration office.

      (c)  The Contractor agrees:

           (1)  To notify the Contracting Officer, simultaneous with its notification to SBA (as required by SBA’s 8(a)regulations), when the owner or owners upon whom 8(a)eligibility is based plan to relinquish ownership or control of the concern. Consistent with 15 U.S.C. 637(a)(21), transfer of ownership or control shall result in termination of the contract for convenience, unless SBA waives the requirement for termination prior to the actual relinquishing of ownership and control.

           (2) To the requirements of 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting.

     (End of clause)


552.223 [Reserved]


552.223-70 Hazardous Substances.

As prescribed in 523.303(a), insert the following clause:

Hazardous Substances (May1989)

      (a)  If the packaged items to be delivered under this contract are of a hazardous substance and ordinarily are intended or considered to be for use as a household item, this contract is subject to the Federal Hazardous Materials Act, as amended (15 U.S.C.1261-1276), implementing regulations thereof (16CFRChapterII), and Federal Standard No.123, Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies), issue in effect on the date of this solicitation.

      (b)  The packaged items to be delivered under this contract are subject to the preparation of shipping documents, the preparation of items for transportation, shipping container construction, package making, package labeling, when required, shipper’s certification of compliance, and transport vehicle placarding in accordance with Parts171 through 178 of 49CFRand the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act.

      (c)  The minimum packaging acceptable for packaging Department of Transportation regulated hazardous materials shall be those in 49CFR173.

(End of clause)


552.223-71 Nonconforming Hazardous Materials.

As prescribed in 523.303(b), insert the following clause:

Nonconforming Hazardous Materials (Sep1999)

      (a)  Nonconforming supplies that contain hazardous material or that may expose persons who handle or transport the supplies to hazardous material and which require replacement under the inspection and/or warranty clauses of this contract shall be reshipped to the Contractor at the Contractor’s expense. The Contractor agrees to accept return of these nonconforming supplies and to pay all costs occasioned by their return.

      (b)  “Hazardous materials,” as used in this clause, includes any material defined as hazardous under the latest version of Federal Standard No.313 (including revisions adopted during the term of the contract).

      (c)  If the Contractor fails to provide acceptable disposition instructions for the nonconforming supplies within 10days from the date of the Government’s request (or such longer period as may be agreed to between the Contracting Officer and the Contractor), or fails to accept return of the reshipped nonconforming supplies, such failure:

           (1)  May be interpreted as a willful failure to perform,

           (2)  May result in termination of the contract for default and

           (3) Shall be considered by the Contracting Officer in determining the responsibility of the Contractor for any future award (see FAR9.104-3(b) and 9.406-2).

      (d)  Pending final resolution of any dispute, the Contractor shall promptly comply with the decision of the Contracting Officer.

(End of clause)


552.223-72 Hazardous Material Information.

As prescribed in 523.370, insert the following provision:

Hazardous Material Information (Sep1999)

Offeror shall indicate for each national stock number (NSN) the following information:

NSN

DOT Shipping Name

DOT Hazard Class

DOT Label Required

Yes[]No[]

Yes[]No[]

Yes[]No[]

(End of provision)


552.223-73 Preservation, Packaging, Packing, Marking, and Labeling of Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) For Shipments.

As prescribed in 523.303(c), insert the following clause:

Preservation, Packaging, Packing, Marking, and Labeling of Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) For Shipments (Jun2015)

      (a)  Definition. “United States,” as used in this clause, means the 48 adjoining U.S. States, Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories and possessions, such as Puerto Rico.

      (b)  Preservation, packaging, packing, marking, and labeling of hazardous materials for export shipment outside the United States in all transport modes shall comply with the following, as applicable:

           (1)  International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code as established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

           (2)  U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Material Regulation (HMR) 49 CFR parts 171 through 180. (Note: Classifications permitted by the HMR, but not permitted by the IMDG code, such as Consumer Commodities classed as ORM-D, shall be packaged in accordance with the IMDG Code and dual-marked with both Consumer Commodity and IMDG marking and labeling.)

           (3) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulation 29 CFR 1910.1200.

           (4)  International Air Transport Association (IATA), Dangerous Goods Regulation and/or International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Technical Instructions.

           (5)  AFMAN 24-204, Air Force Inter-Service Manual, Preparing Hazardous Materials For Military Air Shipments.

           (6)  Any preservation, packaging, packing, marking, and labeling requirements contained elsewhere in this solicitation and contract.

      (c)  Preservation, packaging, packing, marking, and labeling of hazardous materials for domestic shipments within the United States in all transport modes shall comply with the following; as applicable:

           (1)  U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Material Regulation (HMR) 49 CFR parts 171 through 180.

           (2) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulation 29 CFR 1910.1200.

           (3)  Any preservation, packaging, packing, marking, and labeling requirements contained elsewhere in this solicitation and contract.

      (d)  Hazardous Material Packages designated for outside the United States destinations through Forwarding Points, Distribution Centers, or Container Consolidation Points (CCPs) shall comply with the IMDG, IATA, ICAO or AFMAN 24-204 codes, as applicable.

      (e)  The test certification data showing compliance with performance-oriented packaging or UN-approved packaging requirements shall be made available to GSA contract administration/management representatives or regulatory inspectors upon request.

(End of clause)


552.227 [Reserved]


552.227-70 Government Rights (Unlimited).

As prescribed in 527.409(a), insert the following clause:

Government Rights (Unlimited) (May1989)

The Government shall have unlimited rights in all drawings, designs, specifications, notes and other works developed in the performance of this contract, including the right to use same on any other Government design or construction without additional compensation to the Contractor. The Contractor hereby grants to the Government a paid-up license throughout the world to all such works to which he may assert or establish any claim under design patent or copyright laws. The Contractor for a period of threeyears after completion of the project agrees to furnish the original or copies of all such works on the request of the Contracting Officer.

(End of clause)


552.227-71 Drawings and Other Data to Become Property of Government.

As prescribed in 527.409(b), substitute the following clause:

Drawings and Other Data to Become PropertyofGovernment (May1989)

All designs, drawings, specifications, notes and other works developed in the performance of this contract shall become the sole property of the Government and may be used on any other design or construction without additional compensation to the Contractor. The Government shall be considered the “person for whom the work was prepared” for the purpose of authorship in any copyrightable work under Section201(b) of Title17, United States Code. With respect thereto, the Contractor agrees not to assert or authorize others to assert any rights nor establish any claim under the design patent or copyright laws. The Contractor for a period of threeyears after completion of the project agrees to furnish all retained works on the request of the Contracting Officer. Unless otherwise provided in this contract, the Contractor shall have the right to retain copies of works beyond such period.

(End of clause)


552.228 [Reserved]


552.228-5 Government as Additional Insured.

As prescribed in 528.310, insert the following clause:

Government as Additional Insured (Jan2016)

      (a) This clause supplements the requirements set forth in FAR clause 52.228-5, Insurance–Work on a Government Installation.

      (b)  Each insurance policy required under this contract, other than workers’ compensation insurance, shall contain an endorsement naming the United States as an additional insured with respect to operations performed under this contract. The insurance carrier is required to waive all subrogation rights against any of the named insured.

(End of clause)


552.229 [Reserved]


552.229-70 Federal, State, and Local Taxes.

As prescribed in 529.401-70, insert the following clause:

Federal, State, and Local Taxes (Apr1984)

The contract price includes all applicable Federal, State, and local taxes. No adjustment will be made to cover taxes which may subsequently be imposed on this transaction or changes in the rates of currently applicable taxes. However, the Government will, upon the request of the Contractor, furnish evidence appropriate to establish exemption from any tax from which the Government is exempt and which was not included in the contract price.

(End of clause)


552.229-71 Federal Excise Tax—DC Government.

As prescribed in 529.401-71, insert the following clause:

Federal Excise Tax—DC Government (Sep1999)

If the District of Columbia cites an Internal Revenue Tax Exempt Certificate Number on orders placed under this contract, the Contractor shall bill shipments to the District of Columbia at prices exclusive of Federal excise tax and show the amount of such tax on the invoice.

(End of clause)


552.232 [Reserved]


552.232-1 Payments.

As prescribed in 532.908(a), insert the following clause:

Payments (Nov2009) (Deviation FAR 52.232-1)

      (a)  The Government shall pay the Contractor, without submission of invoices or vouchers, 30days after the service period, the prices stipulated in this contract for supplies delivered and accepted or services rendered and accepted, less any deductions provided in this contract.

      (b)  Unless otherwise specified in this contract, the Government will make payment on partial deliveries accepted by the Government if either:

           (1)  The amount due on the deliveries warrants it.

           (2)  The Contractor requests it and the amount due on the deliveries is at least $1,000 or 50percent of the total contract price.

      (c)  When processing payment, GSA’s Finance Office will automatically generate the 12 digit invoice number using the PDN assigned to the contract, followed by an abbreviated month and year of service (e.g., 84261554JUN7, for June 2007). The PDN appears on the contract award document.

(End of clause)


552.232-5 Payments under Fixed-Price Construction

As prescribed in 532.111, insert the following clause:

Payments under Fixed-Price Construction (Mar 2019)

FAR 52.232-5, Payments under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts, is supplemented as follows:

      (a)  Before submitting a request for payment, the Contractor shall, unless directed otherwise by the Contracting Officer, attend pre-invoice payment meetings, as scheduled, with the designated Government representative for the purpose of facilitating review and approval of payment requests. Payment meetings will be conducted and may be in person. The Contractor shall provide documentation to support the prospective payment request.

      (b)  The Contractor shall submit its invoices to the Contracting Officer, unless directed otherwise by the Contracting Officer. Separate payment requests shall be submitted for progress payments, payments of retainage, and partial or final payments.

      (c)  The Contractor shall use GSA Form 2419 Certification of Progress Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts to provide the certification required under FAR 52.232-5(c).

      (d) The Contractor shall use GSA Form 1142 Release of Claims to provide the certification required under FAR 52.232-5(h).

      (e) If an invoice does not meet the requirements of FAR 52.232-27 and GSAM 552.232-27, the Contracting Officer may return the invoice to the Contractor without payment for correction. If the Contracting Officer disputes the requested payment amount, the Government may pay the portion of the requested payment that is undisputed.

      (f) GSA will not be obligated to issue final payment unless the Contractor has furnished to the Contracting Officer a release of claims against the Government relating to the contract, and submitted all required product warranties, as-built drawings, operating manuals, and other items as specified in the contract. The Contractor may reserve from the release specific claims only if such claims are explicitly identified with stated claim amounts.

(End of clause)


552.232-23 Assignment of Claims.

As prescribed in 532.806, insert the following clause:

Assignment of Claims (Sep1999)

Because this is a requirements or indefinite quantity contract under which more than one agency may place orders, paragraph(a) of the Assignment of Claims clause (FAR52.232-23) is inapplicable and the following is substituted therefor:

In order to prevent confusion and delay in making payment, the Contractor shall not assign any claim(s) for amounts due or to become due under this contract. However, the Contractor is permitted to assign separately to a bank, trust company, or other financial institution, including any Federal lending agency, under the provisions of the Assignment of Claims Act, as amended, 31 U.S.C. 3727, 41 U.S.C. 15 (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”), all amounts due or to become due under any order amounting to $1,000 or more issued by any Government agency under this contract. Any such assignment takes effect only if and when the assignee files written notice of the assignment together with a true copy of the instrument of assignment with the contracting officer issuing the order and the finance office designated in the order to make payment. Unless otherwise stated in the order, payments to an assignee of any amounts due or to become due under any order assigned may, to the extent specified in the Act, be subject to reduction or set-off.

(End of clause)


552.232-25 Prompt Payment.

As prescribed in 532.908(c)(2), insert the following clause:

Prompt Payment (Nov2009) (DeviationFAR52.232-25)

Notwithstanding any other payment clause in this contract, the Government will make invoice payments and contract financing payments under the terms and conditions specified in this clause. Payment shall be considered as being made on the day a check is dated or the date of an electronic funds transfer. Definitions of pertinent terms are set forth in section 32.902 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. All days referred to in this clause are calendar days, unless otherwise specified. (However, see paragraph (a)(4) of this clause concerning payments due on Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays.)

      (a)  Invoice payments.

(1)  The due date for making invoice payments by the designated payment office is:

                (i)  For orders placed electronically by the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), and to be paid by GSA through electronic funds transfer (EFT), the later of the following two events:

                     (A)  The 10th day after the designated billing office receives a proper invoice from the Contractor. If the designated billing office fails to annotate the invoice with the date of receipt at the time of receipt, the invoice payment due date shall be the 10th day after the date of the Contractor's invoice; provided the Contractor submitted a proper invoice and no disagreement exists over quantity, quality, or Contractor compliance with contract requirements.

                     (B)  The 10th day after Government acceptance of supplies delivered or services performed by the Contractor.

                (ii)  For all other orders, the later of the following two events:

                     (A)  The 30th day after the designated billing office receives a proper invoice from the Contractor. If the designated billing office fails to annotate the invoice with the date of receipt at the time of receipt, the invoice payment due date shall be the 30th day after the date of the Contractor's invoice; provided the Contractor submitted a proper invoice and no disagreement exists over quantity, quality, or Contractor compliance with contract requirements.

                     (B)  The 30th day after Government acceptance of supplies delivered or services performed by the Contractor.

                (iii)  On a final invoice, if the payment amount is subject to contract settlement actions, acceptance occurs on the effective date of the contract settlement.

           (2)  The General Services Administration will issue payment on the due date in paragraph (a)(1)(i) of this clause if the Contractor complies with full cycle electronic commerce. Full cycle electronic commerce includes all the following elements:

                (i)  The Contractor must receive and fulfill electronic data interchange (EDI) purchase orders (transaction set 850).

                (ii)  The Contractor must generate and submit to the Government valid EDI invoices (transaction set 810) or submit invoices through the GSA Finance Center Internet-based invoice process. Internet-based invoices must be submitted using procedures provided by GSA.

                (iii)  The Contractor’s financial institution must receive and process, on behalf of the Contractor, EFT payments through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) system.

                (iv)  The EDI transaction sets in paragraphs (a)(2)(i) through (a)(2)(iii) of this clause must adhere to implementation conventions provided by GSA.

           (3)  If any of the conditions in paragraph (a)(2) of this clause do not occur, the 10 day payment due dates in (a)(1) become 30 day payment due dates.

           (4)   Certain food products and other payments.

(i)  Due dates on Contractor invoices for meat, meat food products, or fish; perishable agricultural commodities; and dairy products, edible fats or oils, and food products prepared from edible fats or oils are—

                     (A)  For meat or meat food products, as defined in section 2(a)(3) of the Packers and Stockyard Act of 1921 (7 U.S.C. 182(3)), and as further defined in Pub.L. 98-181, including any edible fresh or frozen poultry meat, any perishable poultry meat food product, fresh eggs, and any perishable egg product, as close as possible to, but not later than, the 7th day after product delivery.

                     (B)  For fresh or frozen fish, as defined in section 204(3) of the Fish and Seafood Promotion Act of1986 (16 U.S.C. 4003(3)), as close as possible to, but not later than, the 7thday after product delivery.

                     (C)  For perishable agricultural commodities, as defined in section 1(4) of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act of 1930 (7 U.S.C. 499a(4)), as close as possible to, but not later than, the 10th day after product delivery, unless another date is specified in the contract.

                     (D)  For dairy products, as defined in section 111(e) of the Dairy Production Stabilization Act of1983 (7 U.S.C. 4502(e)), edible fats or oils, and food products prepared from edible fats or oils, as close as possible to, but not later than, the 10th day after the date on which a proper invoice has been received. Liquid milk, cheese, certain processed cheese products, butter, yogurt, ice cream, mayonnaise, salad dressings, and other similar products, fall within this classification. Nothing in the Act limits this classification to refrigerated products. When questions arise regarding the proper classification of a specific product, prevailing industry practices will be followed in specifying a contract payment due date. The burden of proof that a classification of a specific product is, in fact, prevailing industry practice is upon the Contractor making the representation.

                (ii)  If the contract does not require submission of an invoice for payment (e.g.,periodic lease payments), the due date will be as specified in the contract.

           (5)   Contractor’s invoice. The Contractor shall prepare and submit invoices to the designated billing office specified in the contract. Notwithstanding paragraph (g) of the clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions—Commercial Items, if the Contractor submits hard-copy invoices, submit only an original invoice. No copies of the invoice are required. A proper invoice must include the items listed in paragraphs (a)(5)(i) through (a)(5)(viii) of this clause. If the invoice does not comply with these requirements, it shall be returned within 7 days after the date the designated billing office received the invoice (3 days for meat, meat food products, or fish; 5days for perishable agricultural commodities, edible fats or oils, and food products prepared from edible fats or oils), with a statement of the reasons why it is not a proper invoice. Untimely notification will be taken into account in computing any interest penalty owed the Contractor in the manner described in paragraph (a)(5) of this clause.

                (i)  Name and address of the Contractor.

                (ii)  Invoice date. (The Contractor is encouraged to date invoices as close as possible to the date of the mailing or transmission.)

                (iii)  Contract number or other authorization for supplies delivered or services performed (including order number and contract line item number).

                (iv)  Description, quantity, unit of measure, unit price, and extended price of supplies delivered or services performed.

                (v)  Shipping and payment terms (e.g.,shipment number and date of shipment, prompt payment discount terms). Bill of lading number and weight of shipment will be shown for shipments on Government bills of lading.

                (vi)  Name and address of Contractor official to whom payment is to be sent (must be the same as that in the contract or in a proper notice of assignment).

                (vii)  Name (where practicable), title, phone number, and mailing address of person to be notified in the event of a defective invoice.

                (viii)  Any other information or documentation required by the contract (such as evidence of shipment).

                (ix)  While not required, the Contractor is strongly encouraged to assign an identification number to each invoice.

           (6)   Interest penalty. An interest penalty shall be paid automatically by the designated payment office, without request from the Contractor, if payment is not made by the due date and the conditions listed in paragraphs (a)(6)(i) through (a)(6)(iii) of this clause are met, if applicable. However, when the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday when Federal Government offices are closed and Government business is not expected to be conducted, payment may be made on the following business day without incurring a late payment interest penalty.

                (i)  A proper invoice was received by the designated billing office.

                (ii)  A receiving report or other Government documentation authorizing payment was processed, and there was no disagreement over quantity, quality, or Contractor compliance with any contract term or condition.

                (iii)  In the case of a final invoice for any balance of funds due the Contractor for supplies delivered or services performed, the amount was not subject to further contract settlement actions between the Government and the Contractor.

           (7)  Computing penalty amount. The interest penalty shall be at the rate established by the Secretary of the Treasury under section 12 of the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 (41 U.S.C. 611) that is in effect on the day after the due date, except where the interest penalty is prescribed by other governmental authority (e.g.,tariffs). This rate is referred to as the “Renegotiation Board Interest Rate,” and it is published in the Federal Register semiannually on or about January 1 and July 1. The interest penalty shall accrue daily on the invoice principal payment amount approved by the Government until the payment date of such approved principal amount; and will be compounded in 30-day increments inclusive from the first day after the due date through the payment date. That is, interest accrued at the end of any 30-day period will be added to the approved invoice principal payment amount and will be subject to interest penalties if not paid in the succeeding 30-day period. If the designated billing office failed to notify the Contractor of a defective invoice within the periods prescribed in paragraph (a)(5) of this clause, the due date on the corrected invoice will be adjusted by subtracting from such date the number of days taken beyond the prescribed notification of defects period. Any interest penalty owed the Contractor will be based on this adjusted due date. Adjustments will be made by the designated payment office for errors in calculating interest penalties.

                (i)  For the sole purpose of computing an interest penalty that might be due the Contractor, Government acceptance shall be deemed to have occurred constructively on the 7th day (unless otherwise specified in this contract) after the Contractor delivered the supplies or performed the services in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract, unless there is a disagreement over quantity, quality, or Contractor compliance with a contract provision. In the event that actual acceptance occurs within the constructive acceptance period, the determination of an interest penalty shall be based on the actual date of acceptance. The constructive acceptance requirement does not, however, compel Government officials to accept supplies or services, perform contract administration functions, or make payment prior to fulfilling their responsibilities.

                (ii)  The following periods of time will not be included in the determination of an interest penalty:

                     (A)  The period taken to notify the Contractor of defects in invoices submitted to the Government, but this may not exceed 7 days (3 days for meat, meat food products, or fish; 5days for perishable agricultural commodities, dairy products, edible fats or oils, and food products prepared from edible fats or oils).

                     (B)  The period between the defects notice and resubmission of the corrected invoice by the Contractor.

                     (C)  For incorrect electronic funds transfer (EFT) information, in accordance with the EFT clause of this contract.

                (iii) Interest penalties will not continue to accrue after the filing of a claim for such penalties under the clause at 52.233-1, Disputes, or for more than 1 year. Interest penalties of less than $1 need not be paid.

                (iv) Interest penalties are not required on payment delays due to disagreement between the Government and the Contractor over the payment amount or other issues involving contract compliance or on amounts temporarily withheld or retained in accordance with the terms of the contract. Claims involving disputes, and any interest that may be payable, will be resolved in accordance with the clause at 52.233-1, Disputes.

           (8)  Prompt payment discounts. An interest penalty also shall be paid automatically by the designated payment office, without request from the Contractor, if a discount for prompt payment is taken improperly. The interest penalty will be calculated as described in paragraph (a)(7) of this clause on the amount of discount taken for the period beginning with the first day after the end of the discount period through the date when the Contractor is paid.

           (9)   Additional interest penalty.

(i)  If this contract was awarded on or after October 1,1989, a penalty amount, calculated in accordance with paragraph (a)(9)(iii) of this clause, shall be paid in addition to the interest penalty amount if the Contractor—

                     (A)  Is owed an interest penalty of $1 or more;

                     (B)  Is not paid the interest penalty within 10days after the date the invoice amount is paid; and

                     (C)  Makes a written demand to the designated payment office for additional penalty payment, in accordance with paragraph (a)(9)(ii) of this clause, postmarked not later than 40days after the invoice amount is paid.

                (ii)

(A) Contractors shall support written demands for additional penalty payments with the following data. No additional data shall be required. Contractors shall—

                          (1)  Specifically assert that late payment interest is due under a specific invoice, and request payment of all overdue late payment interest penalty and such additional penalty as may be required;

                          (2)  Attach a copy of the invoice on which the unpaid late payment interest was due; and

                          (3)  State that payment of the principal has been received, including the date of receipt.

                     (B)  Demands must be postmarked on or before the 40th day after payment was made, except that—

                          (1)  If the postmark is illegible or nonexistent, the demand must have been received and annotated with the date of receipt by the designated payment office on or before the 40th day after payment was made; or

                          (2)  If the postmark is illegible or nonexistent and the designated payment office fails to make the required annotation, the demand’s validity will be determined by the date the Contractor has placed on the demand; provided such date is no later than the 40th day after payment was made.

                (iii)  

                     (A) The additional penalty shall be equal to 100 percent of any original late payment interest penalty, except—

                          (1)  The additional penalty shall not exceed $5,000;

                          (2)  The additional penalty shall never be less than $25; and

                          (3)  No additional penalty is owed if the amount of the underlying interest penalty is less than $1.

                     (B)  If the interest penalty ceases to accrue in accordance with the limits stated in paragraph (a)(5)(iii) of this clause, the amount of the additional penalty shall be calculated on the amount of interest penalty that would have accrued in the absence of these limits, subject to the overall limits on the additional penalty specified in subdivision (a)(7)(iii)(A) of this clause.

                     (C)  For determining the maximum and minimum additional penalties, the test shall be the interest penalty due on each separate payment made for each separate contract. The maximum and minimum additional penalty shall not be based upon individual invoices unless the invoices are paid separately. Where payments are consolidated for disbursing purposes, the maximum and minimum additional penalty determination shall be made separately for each contract therein.

                     (D)  The additional penalty does not apply to payments regulated by other Government regulations (e.g.,payments under utility contracts subject to tariffs and regulation).

      (b)   Contract financing payments.

(1)  Due dates for recurring financing payments. If this contract provides for contract financing, requests for payment shall be submitted to the designated billing office as specified in this contract or as directed by the Contracting Officer. Contract financing payments shall be made on the [insert day as prescribed by Agency head; if not prescribed, insert 30 th day] day after receipt of a proper contract financing request by the designated billing office. In the event that an audit or other review of a specific financing request is required to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract, the designated payment office is not compelled to make payment by the due date specified.

           (2)  Due dates for other contract financing. For advance payments, loans, or other arrangements that do not involve recurring submissions of contract financing requests, payment shall be made in accordance with the corresponding contract terms or as directed by the Contracting Officer.

           (3)  Interest penalty not applicable. Contract financing payments shall not be assessed an interest penalty for payment delays.

      (c) Fast payment procedure due dates. If this contract contains the clause at 52.213-1, Fast Payment Procedure, payments will be made within 15 days after the date of receipt of the invoice.

(End of clause)


552.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (FAR DEVIATION).

As prescribed in 513.302-5 and 532.706-3, insert the following clause:

Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations. (FAR DEVIATION) (Feb 2018)

      (a)  Except as stated in paragraph (b) of this clause, when any supply or service acquired under this contract is subject to any commercial supplier agreement (as defined in 502.101) that includes any language, provision, or clause requiring the Government to pay any future fees, penalties, interest, legal costs or to indemnify the Contractor or any person or entity for damages, costs, fees, or any other loss or liability that would create an Anti-Deficiency Act violation (31 U.S.C. 1341), the following shall govern:

           (1)  Any such language, provision, or clause is unenforceable against the Government.

           (2)  Neither the Government nor any Government authorized end user shall be deemed to have agreed to such language, provision, or clause by virtue of it appearing in the commercial supplier agreement. If the commercial supplier agreement is invoked through an “I agree” click box or other comparable mechanism (e.g., “click-wrap” or “browse-wrap” agreements), execution does not bind the Government or any Government authorized end user to such clause.

           (3)  Any such language, provision, or clause is deemed to be stricken from the commercial supplier agreement.

      (b)  Paragraph (a) of this clause does not apply to indemnification or any other payment by the Government that is expressly authorized by statute and specifically authorized under applicable agency regulations and procedures.

(End of clause)


552.232-70 [Reserved]


552.232-71 [Reserved]


552.232-72 Final Payment Under Building Services Contracts.

As prescribed in 532.904(b), insert the following clause:

Final Payment Under Building Services Contracts (Mar2012)

Before final payment is made, the Contractor shall complete and furnish the Contracting Officer with GSA Form 1142, Release of Claims, releasing all claims against the Government relating to this contract, other than claims in stated amounts that are specifically excepted by the Contractor from the release. If the Contractor’s claim to amounts payable under the contract has been assigned under the Assignment of Claims Act of 1940, as amended (31 U.S.C. 3727, 41 U.S.C. 15), a release may also be required of the assignee.

(End of clause)


552.232-73 [Reserved]


552.232-74 [Reserved]


552.232-75 [Reserved]


552.232-76 [Reserved]


552.232-77 Payment By Government Charge Card.

As prescribed in 532.7003, insert the following clause:

Payment By Government Charge Card (Nov 2009)

      (a)   Definitions. “Governmentwide commercial purchase card” means a uniquely numbered charge card issued by a contractor under the GSA SmartPay® program contract for Fleet, Travel, and Purchase Card Services to named individual Government employees or entities to pay for official Government purchases.

     “Oral order” means an order placed orally either in person or by telephone.

      (b)  At the option of the Government and if agreeable to the Contractor, payments of _____* or less for oral or written orders may be made using the Governmentwide commercial purchase card.

      (c)  The Contractor shall not process a transaction for payment using the charge card until the purchased supplies have been shipped or services performed. Unless the cardholder requests correction or replacement of a defective or faulty item under other contract requirements, the Contractor must immediately credit a cardholder’s account for items returned as defective or faulty.

      (d)  Payments made using the Governmentwide commercial purchase card are not eligible for any negotiated prompt payment discount. Payment made using a Government debit card will receive the applicable prompt payment discount.

*Enter amount not to exceed $100,000.

(End of clause)


552.232-78 Commercial Supplier Agreements–Unenforceable Clauses.

As prescribed in 513.302-5 and 532.706-3 insert the following clause:

Commercial Supplier Agreements–Unenforceable Clauses (Feb 2018)

When any supply or service acquired under this contract is subject to a commercial supplier agreement (as defined in 502.101), the following language shall be deemed incorporated into the commercial supplier agreement. As used herein, “this agreement” means the commercial supplier agreement:

      (a)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this agreement, when the end user is an agency or instrumentality of the U.S. Government, the following shall apply:

           (1)   Applicability. This agreement is part of a contract between the commercial supplier and the U.S. Government for the acquisition of the supply or service that necessitates a license or other similar legal instrument (including all contracts, task orders, and delivery orders under FAR Parts 13, 14 or 15).

           (2)   End user. This agreement shall bind the ordering activity as end user but shall not operate to bind a Government employee or person acting on behalf of the Government in his or her personal capacity.

           (3)   Law and disputes. This agreement is governed by Federal law.

                (i)  Any language purporting to subject the U.S. Government to the laws of a U.S. state, U.S. territory, district, or municipality, or foreign nation, except where Federal law expressly provides for the application of such laws, is hereby deleted.

                (ii)  Any language requiring dispute resolution in a specific forum or venue that is different from that prescribed by applicable Federal law is hereby deleted.

                (iii)  Any language prescribing a different time period for bringing an action than that prescribed by applicable Federal law in relation to a dispute is hereby deleted.

           (4)   Continued performance. The supplier or licensor shall not unilaterally revoke, terminate or suspend any rights granted to the Government except as allowed by this contract. If the supplier or licensor believes the ordering activity to be in breach of the agreement, it shall pursue its rights under the Contract Disputes Act or other applicable Federal statute while continuing performance as set forth in FAR 52.233-1, Disputes.

           (5)   Arbitration; equitable or injunctive relief. In the event of a claim or dispute arising under or relating to this agreement, a binding arbitration shall not be used unless specifically authorized by agency guidance, and equitable or injunctive relief, including the award of attorney fees, costs or interest, may be awarded against the U.S. Government only when explicitly provided by statute (e.g., Prompt Payment Act or Equal Access to Justice Act).

           (6)  Updating terms.

(i)  After award, the contractor may unilaterally revise commercial supplier agreement terms provided: if they are not material. A material change is defined as:

                     (A)  Terms that significantly change Government rights or obligations;

                     (B)  Terms that increase Government prices;

                     (C)  Terms that decrease overall level of service; or

                     (D)  Terms that limit any other Government right addressed elsewhere in this contract.

                (ii)  For revisions that will materially change the terms of the contract, the revised commercial supplier agreement must be incorporated into the contract using a bilateral modification.

                (iii)  Any license agreement terms or conditions unilaterally revised subsequent to award that are inconsistent with any material term or provision of this contract shall not be enforceable against the Government, and the Government shall not be deemed to have consented to them.

           (7)   No automatic renewals. If any license or service tied to periodic payment is provided under this agreement (e.g., annual software maintenance or annual lease term), such license or service shall not renew automatically upon expiration of its current term without prior express consent by an authorized Government representative.

           (8)   Indemnification. Any clause of this agreement requiring the commercial supplier or licensor to defend or indemnify the end user is hereby amended to provide that the U.S. Department of Justice has the sole right to represent the United States in any such action, in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 516.

           (9)   Audits. Any clause of this agreement permitting the commercial supplier or licensor to audit the end user's compliance with this agreement is hereby amended as follows:

                (i)  Discrepancies found in an audit may result in a charge by the commercial supplier or licensor to the ordering activity. Any resulting invoice must comply with the proper invoicing requirements specified in the underlying Government contract or order.

                (ii) This charge, if disputed by the ordering activity, will be resolved through the Disputes clause at FAR 52.233-1; no payment obligation shall arise on the part of the ordering activity until the conclusion of the dispute process.

                (iii)  Any audit requested by the contractor will be performed at the contractor's expense, without reimbursement by the Government.

           (10)   Taxes or surcharges. Any taxes or surcharges which the commercial supplier or licensor seeks to pass along to the Government as end user will be governed by the terms of the underlying Government contract or order and, in any event, must be submitted to the Contracting Officer for a determination of applicability prior to invoicing unless specifically agreed to otherwise in the Government contract.

           (11)   Non-assignment. This agreement may not be assigned, nor may any rights or obligations thereunder be delegated, without the Government's prior approval, except as expressly permitted under the clause at FAR 52.232-23, Assignment of Claims.

           (12)   Confidential information. If this agreement includes a confidentiality clause, such clause is hereby amended to state that neither the agreement nor the Federal Supply Schedule contract price list, as applicable, shall be deemed “confidential information.” Issues regarding release of “unit pricing” will be resolved consistent with the Freedom of Information Act. Notwithstanding anything in this agreement to the contrary, the Government may retain any confidential information as required by law, regulation or its internal document retention procedures for legal, regulatory or compliance purposes; provided, however, that all such retained confidential information will continue to be subject to the confidentiality obligations of this agreement.

      (b)  If any language, provision or clause of this agreement conflicts or is inconsistent with the preceding paragraph (a), the language, provisions, or clause of paragraph (a) shall prevail to the extent of such inconsistency.


552.236 [Reserved]


552.236-6 Superintendence by the Contractor.

As prescribed in 536.506, insert the following clause:

Superintendence by the Contractor (Mar 2019)

The requirements of the clause entitled “Superintendence by the Contractor” at FAR 52.236-6, are supplemented as follows:

      (a)  The Contractor shall employ sufficient management and contract administration resources, including personnel responsible for project management, field superintendence, change order administration, estimating, coordination, inspection, and quality control, to ensure the proper execution and timely completion of the contract. The Contractor shall designate a principal of the firm or other senior management official to provide executive oversight and problem resolution resources to the project for the life of the contract.

      (b)  The Contractor shall employ, and require its subcontractors to employ, qualified personnel to perform the contract. The Government reserves the right to exclude, or remove from the site or building, any personnel for reasons of incompetence, carelessness, or insubordination, who violate rules and regulations concerning conduct on federal property, or whose continued employment on the site is otherwise deemed by the Government to be contrary to the public interest.

      (c)  The Contractor shall be responsible for coordinating all activities of subcontractors, including all of the following activities:

           (1)  Preparation of shop drawings produced by different subcontractors where their work interfaces or may potentially conflict or interfere.

           (2)  Scheduling of work by subcontractors.

           (3)  Installation of work by subcontractors.

           (4)  Use of the project site for staging and logistics.

      (d)  Repeated failure or excessive delay to meet the superintendence requirements by the Contractor may be deemed a default for the purposes of the termination for default clause.

(End of clause)


552.236-11 Use and Possession Prior to Completion.

As prescribed in 536.511, insert the following clause:

Use and Possession Prior to Completion. (Mar 2019)

Exercise by the Government of the right conferred by FAR 52.236-11 shall not relieve the Contractor of responsibility for completing any unfinished components of the work.

(End of clause)


552.236-15 Schedules for Construction Contracts.

As prescribed in 536.515, insert the following clause:

Schedules for Construction Contracts (Mar 2019)

The requirements, of the clause entitled “Schedules for Construction Contracts” at FAR 52.236-15, are supplemented as follows:

      (a)  Purpose. The project schedule shall be a rational, reasonable, and realistic plan for completing the work, and conform to the requirements specified in this clause and elsewhere in the contract. The Contractor understands and acknowledges that the preparation and proper management of the project schedule is a material component of the contract.

      (b)  Use of the schedule. The Contracting Officer shall be entitled, but not required, to rely upon the project schedule to evaluate the Contractor's progress, evaluate entitlement to extensions of time, and determine the criticality or float of any activities described in such project schedule.

      (c)  Submission. Prior to notice to proceed, or such other time as may be specified in the contract, the Contractor shall submit the project schedule.

      (d)  Milestones. The project schedule shall incorporate milestone events specified in the contract, including, as applicable, notice to proceed, substantial completion, and milestones related to specified work phases and site restrictions. The project schedule shall also include Contractor-defined milestones to identify target dates for critical events, based upon the Contractor's chosen sequence of work.

      (e)  Activities. The project schedule shall depict all major activities necessary to complete the work.

      (f)  Schedule of values.

(1)  The Contractor shall prepare and submit for approval a cost breakdown of the Contract price, to be referred to as the “schedule of values”, assigning values to each major activity necessary to complete the work.

           (2)  Values must include all direct and indirect costs, although a separate value for bond costs may be established.

           (3)  The schedule of values must contain sufficient detail to enable the Contracting Officer to evaluate applications for payment.

      (g)  Conflicting terms.

(1)  If at any time the Contracting Officer finds that the project schedule does not comply with any contract requirement, the Contracting Officer will provide written notice to the Contractor.

           (2)  Within 30 calendar days of written notice, or such other time as may be specified, from the Contracting Officer, the Contractor shall take one of the following actions:

                (i)  Revise the project schedule.

                (ii)  Adjust activity progress.

                (iii)  Provide sufficient information demonstrating compliance.

           (3)  If the Contractor fails to sufficiently address the Contracting Officer's exceptions to the project schedule, the Contracting Officer may-

                (i)  Withhold retainage until the project is substantially complete or until such time as the Contractor has complied with project schedule requirements; or

                (ii)  Terminate the contract for default.

      (h)  Revisions to the schedule. If the Contractor revises the project schedule after initial approved submission, the Contractor shall provide in writing a narrative describing the substance of the revision, the rationale for the revision, and the impact of the revision on the projected substantial completion date and the available float for all activities. The addition of detail to prospective activities shall not be deemed a revision if the overall duration of the detailed activity does not change.

      (i)  Updates. Unless a different period for updates is specified elsewhere, the Contractor shall update the project schedule weekly to reflect actual progress in completing the work, and submit the updated project schedule by the following Monday.

(End of clause)

Alternate I (Mar 2019). As prescribed in 536.515(a), substitute the following paragraphs (c), (e), (h), and (i) for paragraphs (c), (e), (h), and (i) of the basic clause:

(c) Submission. Within 30 calendar days of notice to proceed, or such other time as may be specified in the contract, the Contractor shall submit the project schedule, together with a written narrative describing the major work activities, activities on the critical path, and major constraints underlying the sequence and logic of the project schedule.

(e) Activities. (1) The Contractor shall use a critical path method project schedule to plan, coordinate, and perform the work.

(2) The project schedule shall depict all activities necessary to complete the work, including, as applicable, all submittal and submittal review activities, all procurement activities, and all field activities, including mobilization, construction, start-up, testing, balancing, commissioning, and punchlist.

(3) Activities shall be sufficiently detailed and limited in duration to enable proper planning and coordination of the work, effective evaluation of the reasonableness and realism of the project schedule, accurate monitoring of progress, and reliable analysis of schedule impacts.

(4) Activity durations shall be based upon reasonable and realistic allocation of the resources required to complete each activity, given physical and logistical constraints on the performance of the work. All logic shall validly reflect physical or logistical constraints on relationships between activities. Except for the first and last activities in the project schedule, each activity shall have at least one predecessor and one successor relationship to form a logically connected network plan from notice to proceed to the contract completion date.

(h) Revisions to the schedule. (1) The Contractor should anticipate that the initial submittal of the project schedule will be subject to review and may require revision. The Contractor shall devote sufficient resources for meetings, revisions, and resubmissions of the project schedule to address any exceptions taken to the initial submittal. The Contractor understands and acknowledges that the purpose of the initial review and resolution of exceptions is to maximize the usefulness of the project schedule for contract performance.

(2) If the Contractor revises the project schedule after initial approved submission, the Contractor shall provide in writing a narrative describing the substance of the revision, the rationale for the revision, and the impact of the revision on the projected substantial completion date and the available float for all activities. The addition of detail to prospective activities shall not be deemed a revision if the overall duration of the detailed activity does not change.

(i) Updates. Unless a different period for updates is specified elsewhere, the Contractor shall update the project schedule monthly to reflect actual progress in completing the work, and submit the updated project schedule within 5 working days of the end of each month.

Alternate II (Mar 2019). As prescribed in 536.515(b), substitute the following paragraphs (c), (e), and (i) for paragraphs (c), (e), and (i) of the basic clause:

(c) Submission. Within 30 calendar days of notice to proceed, or such other time as may be specified in the contract, the Contractor shall submit the project schedule, together with a written narrative describing the major work activities, activities on the critical path, and major constraints underlying the sequence and logic of the project schedule.

(e) Activities. (1) The Contractor shall use a critical path method project schedule to plan, coordinate, and perform the work.

(2) The project schedule shall depict all activities necessary to complete the work, including, as applicable, all submittal and submittal review activities, all procurement activities, and all field activities, including mobilization, construction, start-up, testing, balancing, commissioning, and punchlist. (3) Activities shall be sufficiently detailed and limited in duration to enable proper planning and coordination of the work, effective evaluation of the reasonableness and realism of the project schedule, accurate monitoring of progress, and reliable analysis of schedule impacts. (4) Activity durations shall be based upon reasonable and realistic allocation of the resources required to complete each activity, given physical and logistical constraints on the performance of the work. All logic shall validly reflect physical or logistical constraints on relationships between activities. Except for the first and last activities in the project schedule, each activity shall have at least one predecessor and one successor relationship to form a logically connected network plan from notice to proceed to the contract completion date.

(h) Revisions to the schedule. (1) The Contractor should anticipate that the initial submittal of the project schedule will be subject to review and may require revision. The Contractor shall devote sufficient resources for meetings, revisions, and resubmissions of the project schedule to address any exceptions taken to the initial submittal. The Contractor understands and acknowledges that the purpose of the initial review and resolution of exceptions is to maximize the usefulness of the project schedule for contract performance.

(2) If the Contractor revises the project schedule after initial approved submission, the Contractor shall provide in writing a narrative describing the substance of the revision, the rationale for the revision, and the impact of the revision on the projected substantial completion date and the available float for all activities. The addition of detail to prospective activities shall not be deemed a revision if the overall duration of the detailed activity does not change.

(i) Updates. Unless a different period for updates is specified elsewhere, the Contractor shall update the project schedule monthly to reflect actual progress in completing the work, and submit the updated project schedule within 5 working days of the end of each month.

Alternate II (Mar 2019). As prescribed in 536.515(b), substitute the following paragraphs (c), (e), and (i) for paragraphs (c), (e), and (i) of the basic clause:

(c) Submission. (1) Within 30 calendar days of notice to proceed, or such other time as may be specified in the contract, the Contractor shall submit the project schedule, together with a written narrative describing the major design and construction activities. The project schedule may indicate construction activities in summary form prior to completion of final design documents

(2) Within 30 calendar days of completion of final design documents, the Contractor shall submit a revised project schedule depicting all activities necessary to complete construction work activities, together with a written narrative describing the major work activities, activities on the critical path, and major constraints underlying the sequence and logic of the project schedule.

(e) Activities. (1) The Contractor shall use a critical path method project schedule to plan, coordinate, and perform the work.

(2) Activities shall be sufficiently detailed and limited in duration to enable proper planning and coordination of the work, effective evaluation of the reasonableness and realism of the project schedule, accurate monitoring of progress, and reliable analysis of schedule impacts.

(3) Activity durations shall be based upon reasonable and realistic allocation of the resources required to complete each activity, given physical and logistical constraints on the performance of the work. All logic shall validly reflect physical or logistical constraints on relationships between activities. Except for the first and last activities in the project schedule, each activity shall have at least one predecessor and one successor relationship to form a logically connected network plan from notice to proceed to the contract completion date.

(i) Updates. Unless a different period for updates is specified elsewhere, the Contractor shall update the project schedule monthly to reflect actual progress in completing the work, and submit the updated project schedule within 5 working days of the end of each month.


552.236-21 Specifications and Drawings for Construction.

As prescribed in 536.521, insert the following clause:

Specifications and Drawings for Construction (Mar 2019)

The requirements of the clause entitled “Specifications and Drawings for Construction” at FAR 52.236-21, are supplemented as follows

      (a)  In case of difference between small and large-scale drawings, the large-scale drawings shall govern.

      (b)  Schedules on any contract drawing shall take precedence over conflicting information on that or any other contract drawing.

      (c)  On any of the drawings where a portion of the work is detailed or drawn out and the remainder is shown in outline, the parts detailed or drawn out shall apply also to all other like portions of the work.

      (d)  Where the word “similar” occurs on the drawings, it shall have a general meaning and not be interpreted as being identical, and all details shall be worked out in relation to their location and their connection with other parts of the work.

      (e)  Standard details or specification drawings are applicable when listed, bound with the specifications, noted on the drawings, or referenced elsewhere in the specifications.

           (1)  Where notes on the specification drawings indicate alterations, such alterations shall govern.

           (2)  In case of difference between standard details or specification drawings and the specifications, the specifications shall govern.

           (3)  In case of difference between the standard details or specification drawings and the drawings prepared specifically for this contract, the drawings prepared specifically for this contract shall govern.

      (f)  Different requirements within the contract documents shall be deemed inconsistent only if compliance with both cannot be achieved.

      (g)  Unless otherwise noted, the drawings shall be interpreted to provide for a complete construction, assembly, or installation of the work, without regard to the detail with which material components are shown in the drawings.

(End of clause)

Alternate I (Mar 2019). As prescribed in 536.521, add the following paragraph to the basic clause:

(h) For the purposes of this clause, specifications and drawings refer only to those included among the contract documents, and not to those produced by the Contractor pursuant to its responsibilities under the contract.


552.236-70 Authorities and Limitations.

As prescribed in 536.570, insert the following clause:

Authorities and Limitations (Mar 2019)

      (a)  All work shall be performed under the general direction of the Contracting Officer, who alone shall have the power to bind the Government and to exercise the rights, responsibilities, authorities and functions vested in him by the contract documents, except that he shall have the right to designate authorized representatives to act for him. Wherever any provision in this contract specifies an individual (such as, but not limited to, Construction Engineer, Resident Engineer, Inspector or Custodian) or organization, whether Governmental or private, to perform any act on behalf of or in the interests of the Government, that individual or organization shall be deemed to be the Contracting Officer’s authorized representative under this contract but only to the extent so specified. The Contracting Officer may, at any time during the performance of this contract, vest in any such authorized representatives additional power and authority to act for him or designate additional representatives, specifying the extent of their authority to act for him; a copy of each document vesting additional authority in an authorized representative or designating an additional authorized representative shall be furnished to the Contractor.

      (b)  The Contractor shall perform the contract in accordance with any order (including but not limited to instruction, direction, interpretation, or determination) issued by an authorized representative in accordance with his authority to act for the Contracting Officer; but the Contractor assumes all the risk and consequences of performing the contract in accordance with any order (including but not limited to instruction, direction, interpretation, or determination) issued by an authorized representative in accordance with his authority to act for the ion) of anyone not authorized to issue such order.

(End of clause)


552.236-71 Contractor Responsibilities.

As prescribed in 536.571, insert the following clause:

Contractor Responsibilities (Mar 2019)

      (a) The Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with applicable codes, standards and regulations pertaining to the health and safety of personnel during performance of the contract.

      (b) Unless expressly stated otherwise in the contract, the Contractor shall be responsible for all means and methods employed in the performance of the contract.

      (c) The Contractor shall immediately bring to the Contracting Officer's attention any hazardous materials or conditions not disclosed in the contract documents discovered by or made known to the Contractor during the performance of the contract.

      (d) The Contractor shall be responsible for providing professional design services in connection with performance of the work or portions of the work only if this responsibility is expressly stated in the contract, and the contract documents provide the performance and design criteria that such services will be required to satisfy. In the performance of such work, the Contractor shall be responsible for retaining licensed design professionals, who shall sign and seal all drawings, calculations, specifications and other submittals that the licensed professional prepares. The Contractor shall be responsible for, and GSA shall be entitled to rely upon, the adequacy and completeness of all professional design services provided under the contract.

      (e) Where installation of separate work components as shown in the contract will result in conflict or interference between such components or with existing conditions, including allowable tolerances, it is the Contractor's responsibility to bring such conflict or interference to the attention of the Contracting Officer and seek direction before fabrication, construction, or installation of any affected work. If the Contractor fabricates, constructs, or installs any work prior to receiving such direction, the Contractor shall be responsible for all cost and time incurred to resolve or mitigate such conflict or interference.

      (f) Where drawings show work without specific routing, dimensions, locations, or position relative to other work or existing conditions, and such information is not specifically defined by reference to specifications or other information supplied in the contract, the Contractor is responsible for routing, dimensioning, and locating such work in coordination with other work or existing conditions in a manner consistent with contract requirements.

      (g) It is not the Contractor's responsibility to ensure that the contract documents comply with applicable laws, statutes, building codes and regulations. If it comes to the attention of the Contractor that any of the contract documents do not comply with such requirements, the Contractor shall promptly notify the Contracting Officer in writing. If the Contractor performs any of the work prior to notifying and receiving direction from the Contracting Officer, the Contractor shall assume full responsibility for correction of such work, and any fees or penalties that may be assessed for non-compliance.

(End of clause)

Alternate I (Mar 2019). As prescribed in 536.571, delete paragraphs (d), (e), (f), and (g) of the basic clause, and insert paragraphs (d), (e), (f), and (g) as follows:

(d) The Contractor shall be responsible for providing professional design services unless this responsibility is expressly excluded from the contract. In the performance of such work, the Contractor shall be responsible for retaining licensed design professionals, who shall sign and seal all drawings, calculations, specifications and other submittals that the licensed professional prepares. The Contractor shall be responsible for, and GSA shall be entitled to rely upon, the adequacy and completeness of all professional design services provided under the contract.

(e) The Contractor's responsibilities include the responsibilities of the Architect-Engineer Contractor, as specified in FAR 52.236-23.

(f) The Contractor shall include in all subcontracts that require professional design services express terms establishing GSA as a third party beneficiary. No other person shall be deemed a third party beneficiary of the contract.

(g) The Contractor shall determine whether the information contained in the contract documents complies with applicable laws, statutes, building codes and regulations. If it comes to the attention of the Contractor that any of the contract documents do not comply with such requirements, the Contractor shall promptly notify the Contracting Officer in writing. If the Contractor performs any of the work prior to notifying and receiving direction from the Contracting Officer, the Contractor shall assume full responsibility for correction of such work, and any fees or penalties that may be assessed for non-compliance.


552.236-72 Submittals.

As prescribed in 536.572, insert the following clause:

Submittals (Mar 2019)

      (a)  The Contractor shall prepare and submit all submittals as specified in the contract or requested by the Contracting Officer.

           (1)  Submittals may include: safety plans, schedules, shop drawings, coordination drawings, samples, calculations, product information, or mockups.

           (2)  Shop drawings may include fabrication, erection and setting drawings, manufacturers' scale drawings, wiring and control diagrams, cuts or entire catalogs, pamphlets, descriptive literature, and performance and test data.

      (b)  Unless otherwise provided in this contract, or otherwise directed by the Contracting Officer, submittals shall be submitted to the Contracting Officer.

      (c)  The Contractor shall be entitled to receive notice of action on submittals within a reasonable time, given the volume or complexity of the submittals and the criticality of the affected activities to substantial completion as may be indicated in the project schedule

      (d)  Review of submittals will be general and shall not be construed as permitting any departure from the contract requirements.

      (e)  The Contractor shall not proceed with construction work or procure products or materials described or shown in submittals until the submittal is reviewed. Any work or activity undertaken prior to review shall be at the Contractor's risk. Should the Contracting Officer subsequently determine that the work or activity does not comply with the contract, the Contractor shall be responsible for all cost and time required to comply with the Contracting Officer's determination. The Contracting Officer shall have the right to order the Contractor to cease execution of work for which submittals have not been reviewed. The Government shall not be liable for any cost or delay incurred by the Contractor attributable to the proper exercise of this right.

      (f)  The Contractor shall identify, in writing, all deviations or changes in resubmitted submittals. In the absence of such written notice, review of a resubmission shall not include or apply to such deviations or changes.

(End of clause)

Alternate I (Mar 2019). As prescribed in 536.572 add the following paragraph to the basic clause:

(g) The Contractor shall submit design documents for review in accordance with PBS-P100. The Government shall review submittals for the limited purpose of verifying that the documents conform to the design criteria expressed in the contract documents.


552.236-73 Subcontracts.

As prescribed in 536.573, insert the following clause:

Subcontracts (Apr 1984)

      (a)  Nothing contained in the contract shall be construed as creating any contractual relationship between any subcontractor and the Government. The divisions or sections of the specifications are not intended to control the Contractor in dividing the work among subcontractors, or to limit the work performed by any trade.

      (b)  The Contractor shall be responsible to the Government for acts and omissions of his own employees and of subcontractors and their employees. He shall also be responsible for the coordination of the work of the trades, subcontractors and suppliers.

      (c)  The Government will not undertake to settle any differences between or among the Contractor, subcontractors, or suppliers.

(End of clause)


552.236-74 Evaluation of Options.

As prescribed in 536.270-5(a), insert the following clause:

Evaluation of Options (Mar 2019)

The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options will not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).

(End of provision)


552.236-75 Evaluation Exclusive of Options.

As prescribed in 536.270-5(b), insert the following clause:

Evaluation Exclusive of Options (Mar 2019)

The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by including only the price for the basic requirement. Options will not be included in the evaluation for award purposes.

(End of provision)


552.236-76 Basis of Award - Sealed Bidding Construction.

As prescribed in 536.270-5(c), insert the following clause:

Basis of Award - Sealed Bidding Construction (Mar 2019)

A bid may be rejected as nonresponsive if the bid is materially unbalanced as to bid prices. A bid is unbalanced when the bid is based on prices significantly less than cost for some work and significantly overstated for other work.

(End of provision)

Alternate I (Mar2019). As prescribed in 536.270-5(c), designate the basic provision as paragraph (a) and add the following paragraph to the basic provision:

(b)(1) The low bidder for purposes of award is the responsible bidder offering the lowest aggregate price for:

(i) The base requirement; plus

(ii) All options designated to be evaluated.

(2) The evaluation of options will not obligate the Government to exercise the options.


552.236-77 Government's Right to Exercise Options.

As prescribed in 536.270-5(d), insert the following clause:

Government's Right to Exercise Options. (Mar 2019)

      (a) The Government may exercise any option in writing in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract within _____ [insert the period of time within which the Contracting Officer may exercise the option]. Unless otherwise specified, options may be exercised within 90 calendar days of contract award.

      (b) If the Government exercises the option, the contract shall be considered to include this option clause.

(End of clause)


552.237 [Reserved]


552.237-70 [Reserved]


552.237-71 Qualifications of Employees.

As prescribed in 537.110(a), insert the following clause:

Qualifications of Employees (May 1989)

      (a)  The contracting officer or a designated representative may require the Contractor to remove any employee(s) from GSA controlled buildings or other real property should it be determined that the individual(s) is either unsuitable for security reasons or otherwise unfit to work on GSA controlled property.

      (b)  The Contractor shall fill out and cause each of its employees performing work on the contract work to fill out, for submission to the Government, such forms as may be necessary for security or other reasons. Upon request of the Contracting Officer, the Contractor and its employees shall be fingerprinted.

      (c)  Each employee of the Contractor shall be a citizen of the United States of America, or an alien who has been lawfully admitted for permanent residence as evidenced by Alien Registration Receipt Card Form I-151, or, who presents other evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service that employment will not affect his immigration status.

(End of clause)


552.237-72 Prohibition Regarding “Quasi-Military Armed Forces.”

As prescribed in 537.110(b), insert the following clause:

Prohibition Regarding “Quasi-Military ArmedForces” (Sep 1999)

The Contractor must not, during the term of this contract, offer for hire “Quasi-Military Armed Forces” within the meaning of the court decision in United States ex. rel. Weinberger v. Equifax, 557 F.2d 456 (5th Cir., 1977).

(End of clause)


552.237-73 Restriction on Disclosure of Information.

As prescribed in 537.270, insert the following clause:

Restriction on Disclosure of Information (June2009)

      (a)  The Contractor shall, in the performance of this contract, keep all information contained in source documents or other media furnished by the Government in the strictest confidence. The Contractor shall not publish or otherwise divulge such information in whole or in part, in any manner or form, nor authorize or permit others to do so. The Contractor shall take such reasonable measures as are necessary to restrict access to such information, while in the Contractor’s possession, to those employees needing such information to perform the work provided herein, i.e.,on a “need to know” basis. The Contractor shall immediately notify, in writing, the Contracting Officer in the event that the Contractor determines or has reason to suspect a breach of this requirement.

      (b)  The Contractor shall not disclose any information concerning the work under this contract to any persons or entity unless the Contractor obtains prior written approval from the Contracting Officer.

      (c)  The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause in any consultant agreement or subcontract under this contract.

      (d)  Any unauthorized disclosure of information may result in termination of this contract for cause.

(End of clause)


552.238 [Reserved]


552.238-70 Cover Page for Worldwide Federal Supply Schedules.

As prescribed in 538.273(a)(1), insert the following provision:

Cover Page for Worldwide Federal Supply Schedules (May 2019)

For All Geographic Areas

Solicitation No. [The contracting officer should insert the solicitation number here]*______*

Federal Supply Schedule Contract for All Geographic Areas

[For supplies, the Contracting Officer should complete the information required by paragraph (a) and delete paragraph (b) in its entirety. For services, the Contracting Officer should complete the information required by paragraph (b) and delete (a) in its entirety. For solicitations containing both supplies and services, the Contracting Officer should complete paragraphs (a) and (b).]

      (a)   Federal Supply Classification (FSC) GROUP: *______* PART: *______* SECTION: *______* SUPPLY: *______* FSC CLASS(ES)/PRODUCT CODE(S)/NAICS: *______*

      (b)  STANDARD INDUSTRY GROUP: *______* SERVICE: *______* SERVICE CODE(S)/NAICS: *______*

(End of provision)

Alternate I (May 2019): As prescribed at 538.273(a)(1)(i), add the following paragraph (c) to the basic provision.

(c) PERIOD: *______* THROUGH *______*


552.238-71 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside.

As prescribed in 538.273(a)(2), insert the following provision:

Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (May 2019)

FAR clause 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside applies to the following: [The contracting officer should insert the special item numbers (SINs) set aside for small businesses] *______*.

(End of provision)


552.238-72 Information Collection Requirements.

As prescribed in 538.273(a)(3), insert the following provision:

Information Collection Requirements (May 2019)

The information collection requirements contained in this solicitation/contract are either required by regulation or approved by the Office of Management and Budget pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act and assigned OMB Control No. 3090-0163.

(End of provision)


552.238-73 Identification of Electronic Office Equipment Providing Accessibility for the Handicapped.

As prescribed in 538.273(b)(1), insert the following clause:

Identification of Electronic Office Equipment Providing Accessibility for the Handicapped (May 2019)

      (a)  Definitions.

     “Electronic office equipment accessibility” means the application/configuration of electronic office equipment (includes hardware, software and firmware) in a manner that accommodates the functional limitations of individuals with disabilities (i.e., handicapped individuals) so as to promote productivity and provide access to work related and/or public information resources.

      “Handicapped individuals” mean qualified individuals with impairments as cited in 29 CFR 1613.702(f) who can benefit from electronic office equipment accessibility.

     “Special peripheral” means a special needs aid that provides access to electronic equipment that is otherwise inaccessible to a handicapped individual.

      (b)  The offeror is encouraged to identify in its offer, and include in any commercial catalogs and pricelists accepted by the Contracting Officer, office equipment, including any special peripheral, that will facilitate electronic office equipment accessibility for handicapped individuals. Identification should include the type of disability accommodated and how the users with that disability would be helped.

(End of clause)


552.238-74 Introduction of New Supplies/Services (INSS).

As prescribed in 538.273(b)(2), insert the following provision:

Introduction of New Supplies/Services (INSS) (May 2019)

      (a)   Definition.

     “Introduction of New Supplies/Services Special Item Number (INSS SIN)” means a new or improved supply or service - within the scope of the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS), but not currently available under any Federal Supply Schedule contract- that provides a new service, function, task, or attribute that may provide a more economical or efficient means for ordering activities to accomplish their missions. It may significantly improve an existing supply or service. It may be a supply or service existing in the commercial market, but not yet introduced to the Federal Government.

      (b) Offerors are encouraged to introduce new or improved supplies or services via INSS SIN at any time by clearly identify the INSS SIN item in the offer.

      (c) The Contracting Officer has the sole discretion to determine whether a supply or service will be accepted as an INSS SIN item. The Contracting Officer will evaluate and process the offer and may perform a technical review. The INSS SIN provides temporary placement until the Contracting Officer formally categorizes the new supply or service.

      (d) If the Contractor has an existing schedule contract, the Government may, at the sole discretion of the Contracting Officer, modify the existing contract to include the INSS SIN item in accordance with 552.238-81, Modifications (Federal Supply Schedules).

(End of provision)


552.238-75 Evaluation-Commercial Items (Federal Supply Schedule).

As prescribed in 538.273(c)(1), insert the following provision:

Evaluation-Commercial Items (Federal Supply Schedule) (May 2019)

      (a) The Government may make multiple awards for the supplies or services offered in response to this solicitation that meet the definition of a “commercial item” in FAR 52.202 1. Awards may be made to those responsible offerors that offer reasonable pricing, conforming to the solicitation, and will be most advantageous to the Government, taking into consideration the multiplicity and complexity of items of various manufacturers and the differences in performance required to accomplish or produce required end results, production and distribution facilities, price, compliance with delivery requirements, and other pertinent factors. By providing a selection of comparable supplies or services, ordering activities are afforded the opportunity to fulfill their requirements with the item(s) that constitute the best value and that meet their needs at the lowest overall cost.

      (b)  A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award.

(End of provision)


552.238-76 Use of Non-Government Employees to Review Offers.

As prescribed in 538.273(c)(2), insert the following provision:

Use of Non-Government Employees to Review Offers (May 2019)

      (a) The Government may employ individual technical consultants/advisors/contractors from the below listed organizations to review limited portions of the technical, management and price proposals to assist the government in both pre-award and post-award functions. [The contracting officer should insert a list of organizations used to review solicitation responses and execute a non-disclosure and organizational conflict of interest statement for all individuals conducting reviews.]

     *______*

      (b) These representatives will be used to advise on specific technical, management, and price matters and shall not, under any circumstances, be used as voting evaluators. However, the Government may consider the advice provided in its evaluation process. In addition, Contractor personnel may be used in specific contract administration tasks (e.g., administrative filing, review of deliverables, etc.).

      (c) If individual technical consultants/advisors/contractors are utilized as described in (b) above, they will be required to execute a non-disclosure and organizational conflict of interest statements.

(End of provision)


552.238-77 Submission and Distribution of Authorized Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Price Lists.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(1), insert the following clause:

Submission and Distribution of Authorized Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Price Lists (May 2019)

      (a)  Definition. For the purposes of this clause, the Mailing List is [Contracting officer shall insert either: “the list of addressees provided to the Contractor by the Contracting Officer” or “the Contractor's listing of its Federal Government customers”].

      (b)  The Contracting Officer will return one copy of the Authorized FSS Schedule Pricelist to the Contractor with the notification of contract award.

           (1)  The Contractor shall provide to the GSA Contracting Officer:

                (i)  Two paper copies of Authorized FSS Schedule Pricelist; and

                (ii) The Authorized FSS Schedule Pricelist on a common-use electronic medium. The Contracting Officer will provide detailed instructions for the electronic submission with the award notification. Some structured data entry in a prescribed format may be required. 

           (2)  The Contractor shall provide to each addressee on the mailing list either;

                (i)  One paper copy of the Authorized FSS Schedule Price List; or

                (ii)  A self-addressed, postage-paid envelope or postcard to be returned by addressees that want to receive a paper copy of the pricelist. The Contractor shall distribute price lists within 20 calendar days after receipt of returned requests.

           (3)  The Contractor shall advise each addressee of the availability of pricelist information through the on-line Multiple Award Schedule electronic data base.

      (c)  The Contractor shall make all of the distributions required in this paragraph (c) at least 15 calendar days before the beginning of the contract period, or within 30 calendar days after receipt of the Contracting Officer's approval for printing, whichever is later.

      (d)  During the period of the contract, the Contractor shall provide one copy of its Authorized FSS Schedule Pricelist to any authorized schedule user, upon request. Use of the mailing list for any other purpose is not authorized.

(End of clause)

Alternate I (May 2019). As prescribed in 538.273(a)(2), substitute the following paragraph (a) for paragraph (a) of the basic clause:

(a) Definition. For the purposes of this clause, the Mailing List is [Contracting officer shall insert either: “the list of addressees provided to the Contractor by the Contracting Officer” or “the Contractor's listing of its ordering activity customers”].


552.238-78 Identification of Products that Have Environmental Attributes.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(2), insert the following clause:

Identification of Products that Have Environmental Attributes (May 2019)

      (a) Several laws, Executive orders, and Agency directives require Federal buyers to purchase products that are less harmful to the environment, when they are life cycle cost-effective (see FAR Subpart 23.7). The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) requires contractors to highlight environmental products under Federal Supply Service schedule contracts in various communications media (e.g., publications and electronic formats).

      (b) Definitions. As used in this clause—

       “Energy-efficient product” means a product that–.

           (1)  Meets Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency criteria for use of the ENERGY STAR® trademark label; or

           (2)  Is in the upper 25 percent of efficiency for all similar products as designated by the Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program.

      “GSA Advantage!” is an on-line shopping mall and ordering system that provides customers with access to products and services under GSA contracts.

     “Other environmental attributes” refers to product characteristics that provide environmental benefits, excluding recovered materials and energy and water efficiency. Several examples of these characteristics are biodegradable, recyclable, reduced pollutants, ozone safe, and low volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

     “Post-consumer material” means a material or finished product that has served its intended use and has been discarded for disposal or recovery, having completed its life as a consumer item. Post-consumer material is part of the broader category of “recovered material.” The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a list of EPA-designated products in their Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPGs) to provide Federal agencies with purchasing recommendations on specific products in a Recovered Materials Advisory Notice (RMAN). The RMAN contains recommended recovered and post-consumer material content levels for the specific products designated by EPA (40 CFR part 247 and http://www.epa.gov/cpg/).

     “Recovered materials” means waste materials and by-products recovered or diverted from solid waste, but the term does not include those materials and by-products generated from, and commonly reused within, an original manufacturing process (Executive Order 13101 and 42 U.S.C. 6903(19) and http://www.epa.gov/cpg/). For paper and paper products, see the definition at FAR 11.301 (42 U.S.C. 6962(h)).

     “Remanufactured” means factory rebuilt to original specifications.

     “Renewable energy” means energy produced by solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass power.

     “Renewable energy technology” means–

           (1)  Technologies that use renewable energy to provide light, heat, cooling, or mechanical or electrical energy for use in facilities or other activities; or

           (2)  The use of integrated whole-building designs that rely upon renewable energy resources, including passive solar design.

      (c)  Identification Requirements.

(1)  The offeror must identify products that—

                (i)  Are compliant with the recovered and post-consumer material content levels recommended in the Recovered Materials Advisory Notices (RMANs) for EPA-designated products in the CPG program (http://www.epa.gov/cpg/);

                (ii) Contain recovered materials that either do not meet the recommended levels in the RMANs or are not EPA-designated products in the CPG program (see FAR 23.401 and http://www.epa.gov/cpg/);

                (iii)  Are energy-efficient, as defined by either ENERGY STAR® and/or FEMP's designated top 25th percentile levels (see ENERGY STAR® at http://www.energystar.gov/ and FEMP at http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp/procurement/);

                (iv)  Are water-efficient

                (v)  Use renewable energy technology;

                (vi)  Are remanufactured; and

                (vii)  Have other environmental attributes.

           (2)  These identifications must be made in each of the offeror's following mediums:

                (i)  The offer itself.

                (ii) Printed commercial catalogs, brochures, and pricelists.

                (iii)  Online product website.

                (iv)  Electronic data submission for GSA Advantage! submitted via GSA's Schedules Input Program (SIP) software or the Electronic Data Inter-change (EDI). Offerors can use the SIP or EDI methods to indicate environmental and other attributes for each product that are translated into respective icons in GSA Advantage!.

      (d) An offeror, in identifying an item with an environmental attribute, must possess evidence or rely on a reasonable basis to substantiate the claim (see 16 CFR part 260, Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims). The Government will accept an offeror's claim of an item's environmental attribute on the basis of—

           (1)  Participation in a Federal agency sponsored program (e.g., the EPA and DOE ENERGY STAR® product labeling program);

           (2)  Verification by an independent organization that specializes in certifying such claims; or

           (3)  Possession of competent and reliable evidence. For any test, analysis, research, study, or other evidence to be “competent and reliable,” it must have been conducted and evaluated in an objective manner by persons qualified to do so, using procedures generally accepted in the profession to yield accurate and reliable results.

(End of clause)


552.238-79 Cancellation.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(3), insert the following clause:

Cancellation (May 2019)

Either party may cancel this contract in whole or in part by providing written notice. The cancellation will take effect 30 calendar days after the other party receives the notice of cancellation. If the Contractor elects to cancel this contract, the Government will not reimburse the minimum guarantee.

(End of clause)


552.238-80 Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(4) insert the following clause:

Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting (May 2019)

      (a)  Reporting of Federal Supply Schedule Sales. The Contractor shall report all contract sales under this contract as follows:

           (1)  The Contractor shall accurately report the dollar value, in U.S. dollars and rounded to the nearest whole dollar, of all sales under this contract by calendar quarter (January 1-March 31, April 1-June 30, July 1-September 30, and October 1-December 31). The dollar value of a sale is the price paid by the Schedule user for products and services on a Schedule task or delivery order. The reported contract sales value shall include the Industrial Funding Fee (IFF). The Contractor shall maintain a consistent accounting method of sales reporting, based on the Contractor's established commercial accounting practice. The acceptable points at which sales may be reported include–

                (i)  Receipt of order;

                (ii)  Shipment or delivery, as applicable;

                (iii)  Issuance of an invoice; or

                (iv)  Payment.

           (2)  Contract sales shall be reported to Federal Acquisition Services (FAS) within 30 calendar days following the completion of each reporting quarter. The Contractor shall continue to furnish quarterly reports, including “zero” sales, through physical completion of the last outstanding task order or delivery order of the contract.

           (3) Reportable sales under the contract are those resulting from sales of contract items to authorized users unless the purchase was conducted pursuant to a separate contracting authority such as a Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC); a separately awarded FAR Part 12, FAR Part 13, FAR Part 14, or FAR Part 15 procurement; or a non-FAR contract. Sales made to state and local governments under Cooperative Purchasing authority shall be counted as reportable sales for IFF purposes.

           (4)  The Contractor shall electronically report the quarterly dollar value of sales, including “zero” sales, by utilizing the automated reporting system at an Internet website designated by the General Services Administration (GSA)’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). Prior to using this automated system, the Contractor shall complete contract registration with the FAS Vendor Support Center (VSC). The website address, as well as registration instructions and reporting procedures, will be provided at the time of award. The Contractor shall report sales separately for each National Stock Number (NSN), Special Item Number (SIN), or sub-item.

           (5)  The Contractor shall convert the total value of sales made in foreign currency to U.S. dollars using the “Treasury Reporting Rates of Exchange” issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Financial Management Service. The Contractor shall use the issue of the Treasury report in effect on the last day of the calendar quarter. The report is available from Financial Management Service, International Funds Branch, Telephone: (202) 874-7994, Internet: http://www.fiscal.treasury.gov/fsreports/rpt/treasRptRateExch/treasRptRateExch_home.htm.

      (b)  The Contractor shall remit the IFF at the rate set by GSA's FAS.

           (1)  The Contractor shall remit the IFF to FAS in U.S. dollars within 30 calendar days after the end of the reporting quarter; final payment shall be remitted within 30 days after physical completion of the last outstanding task order or delivery order of the contract.

           (2)  The IFF represents a percentage of the total quarterly sales reported. This percentage is set at the discretion of GSA's FAS. GSA's FAS has the unilateral right to change the percentage at any time, but not more than once per year. FAS will provide reasonable notice prior to the effective date of the change. The IFF reimburses FAS for the costs of operating the Federal Supply Schedules Program. FAS recoups its operating costs from ordering activities as set forth in 40 U.S.C. 321: Acquisition Services Fund. Net operating revenues generated by the IFF are also applied to fund initiatives benefitting other authorized FAS programs, in accordance with 40 U.S.C. 321. Offerors must include the IFF in their prices. The fee is included in the award price(s) and reflected in the total amount charged to ordering activities. FAS will post notice of the current IFF at https://72a.gsa.gov/ or successor website as appropriate.

      (c)  Within 60 days of award, an FAS representative will provide the Contractor with specific written procedural instructions on remitting the IFF. FAS reserves the unilateral right to change such instructions from time to time, following notification to the Contractor.

      (d) Failure to remit the full amount of the IFF within 30 calendar days after the end of the applicable reporting period constitutes a contract debt to the United States Government under the terms of FAR Subpart 32.6. The Government may exercise all rights under the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, including withholding or setting off payments and interest on the debt (see FAR clause 52.232-17, Interest). Should the Contractor fail to submit the required sales reports, falsify them, or fail to timely pay the IFF, this is sufficient cause for the Government to terminate the contract for cause.

(End of clause)

Alternate I (May 2019). As prescribed in 538.273(d)(4), substitute the following paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) for paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of the basic clause:

(a) Definition. “Transactional data” encompasses the historical details of the products or services delivered by the Contractor during the performance of task or delivery orders issued against this contract.

(b) Reporting of Transactional Data. The Contractor must report all transactional data under this contract as follows:

(1) The Contractor must electronically report transactional data by utilizing the automated reporting system at an Internet website designated by the General Services Administration (GSA) or by uploading the data according to GSA instructions. GSA will post registration instructions and reporting procedures on the Vendor Support Center website, https://vsc.gsa.gov. The reporting system website address, as well as registration instructions and reporting procedures, will be provided at the time of award or inclusion of this clause in the contract.

(2) The Contractor must provide, at no additional cost to the Government, the following transactional data elements, as applicable:

(i) Contract or Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) Number.

(ii) Delivery/Task Order Number/Procurement Instrument Identifier (PIID).

(iii) Non Federal Entity.

(iv) Description of Deliverable.

(v) Manufacturer Name.

(vi) Manufacturer Part Number.

(vii) Unit Measure (each, hour, case, lot).

(viii) Quantity of Item Sold.

(ix) Universal Product Code.

(x) Price Paid per Unit.

(xi) Total Price.

Note to paragraph (b)(2): The Contracting Officer may add data elements to the standard elements listed in paragraph (b)(2) of this section with the approvals listed in GSAM 507.105(c)(3).

(3) The contractor must report transactional data within 30 calendar days from the last calendar day of the month. If there was no contract activity during the month, the Contractor must submit a confirmation of no reportable transactional data within 30 calendar days of the last calendar day of the month.

(4) The Contractor must report the price paid per unit, total price, or any other data elements with an associated monetary value listed in (b)(2) of this section, in U.S. dollars.

(5) The reported price paid per unit and total price must include the Industrial Funding Fee (IFF).

(6) The Contractor must maintain a consistent accounting method of transactional data reporting, based on the Contractor's established commercial accounting practice.

(7) Reporting Points.

(i) The acceptable points at which transactional data may be reported include-

(A) Issuance of an invoice; or

(B) Receipt of payment.

(ii) The Contractor must determine whether to report transactional data on the basis of invoices issued or payments received.

(8) The Contractor must continue to furnish reports, including confirmation of no transactional data, through physical completion of the last outstanding task or delivery order of the contract.

(9) Unless otherwise expressly stated by the ordering activity, orders that contain classified information or other or information that would compromise national security are exempt from this reporting requirement.

(10) This clause does not exempt the Contractor from fulfilling existing reporting requirements contained elsewhere in the contract.

(11) GSA reserves the unilateral right to change reporting instructions following 60 calendar days' advance notification to the Contractor.

(c) Industrial Funding Fee (IFF).

(1) This contract includes an IFF charged on orders placed against this contract. The IFF is paid by the authorized ordering activity but remitted to GSA by the Contractor. The IFF reimburses GSA for the costs of operating the Federal Supply Schedule program, as set forth in 40 U.S.C. 321: Acquisition Services Fund. Net operating revenues generated by the IFF are also applied to fund initiatives benefitting other authorized GSA programs, in accordance with 40 U.S.C. 321.

(2) GSA has the unilateral right to change the fee amount at any time, but not more than once per year; GSA will provide reasonable notice prior to the effective date of any change. GSA will post notice of the current IFF on the Vendor Support Center website at https://vsc.gsa.gov.

(3) Offerors must include the IFF in their prices. The fee is included in the awarded price(s) and reflected in the total amount charged to ordering activities. The fee will not be included in the price of non-contract items purchased pursuant to a separate contracting authority, such as a Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC); a separately awarded Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 12, FAR Part 13, FAR Part 14, or FAR Part 15 procurement; or a non-FAR contract.

(4) The Contractor must remit the IFF to GSA in U.S. dollars within 30 calendar days after the last calendar day of the reporting quarter; final payment must be remitted within 30 calendar days after physical completion of the last outstanding task order or delivery order issued against the contract.

(5) GSA reserves the unilateral right to change remittance instructions following 60 calendar days' advance notification to the Contractor.

(d) The Contractor's failure to remit the full amount of the IFF within 30 calendar days after the end of the applicable reporting period constitutes a contract debt to the United States Government under the terms of FAR Subpart 32.6. The Government may exercise all rights under the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, including withholding or offsetting payments and interest on the debt (see FAR clause 52.232-17, Interest). If the Contractor fails to submit the required transactional data reports, falsifies them, or fails to timely pay the IFF, these reasons constitute sufficient cause for the Government to terminate the contract for cause.


552.238-81 Price Reductions.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(5), insert the following clause:

Price Reductions (May 2019)

      (a)   Before award of a contract, the Contracting Officer and the Offeror will agree upon (1) the customer (or category of customers) which will be the basis of award, and (2) the Government's price or discount relationship to the identified customer (or category of customers). This relationship shall be maintained throughout the contract period. Any change in the Contractor's commercial pricing or discount arrangement applicable to the identified customer (or category of customers) which disturbs this relationship shall constitute a price reduction.

      (b)   During the contract period, the Contractor shall report to the Contracting Officer all price reductions to the customer (or category of customers) that was the basis of award. The Contractor's report shall include an explanation of the conditions under which the reductions were made.

      (c)

(1)  A price reduction shall apply to purchases under this contract if, after the date negotiations conclude, the Contractor

                (i)  Revises the commercial catalog, pricelist, schedule or other document upon which contract award was predicated to reduce prices;

                (ii)  Grants more favorable discounts or terms and conditions than those contained in the commercial catalog, pricelist, schedule or other documents upon which contract award was predicated; or

                (iii)  Grants special discounts to the customer (or category of customers) that formed the basis of award, and the change disturbs the price/discount relationship of the Government to the customer (or category of customers) that was the basis of award.

           (2)  The Contractor shall offer the price reduction to the eligible ordering activity with the same effective date, and for the same time period, as extended to the commercial customer (or category of customers).

      (d)  There shall be no price reduction for sales—

           (1)  To commercial customers under firm, fixed-price definite quantity contracts with specified delivery in excess of the maximum order threshold specified in this contract;

           (2)  To Federal agencies;

           (3) Made to Eligible Ordering Activities identified in GSAR Clause 552.238-113 when the order is placed under this contract (and the Eligible Ordering Activities identified in GSAR Clause 552.238-113 is the agreed upon customer or category of customer that is the basis of award); or

           (4)  Caused by an error in quotation or billing, provided adequate documentation is furnished by the Contractor to the Contracting Officer.

      (e)  The Contractor may offer the Contracting Officer a voluntary Governmentwide price reduction at any time during the contract period.

      (f)  The Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer of any price reduction subject to this clause as soon as possible, but not later than 15 calendar days after its effective date.

      (g)  The contract will be modified to reflect any price reduction which becomes applicable in accordance with this clause.

(End of clause)

Alternate I (Apr 2014). As prescribed in 538.273(b)(5), substitute the following paragraph (a) and (b) for paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g) of the basic clause:

(a) The Government may request from the Contractor, and the Contractor may provide to the Government, a temporary or permanent price reduction at any time during the contract period.

(b) The Contractor may offer the Contracting Officer a voluntary price reduction at any time during the contract period.


552.238-82 Modifications (Federal Supply Schedules).

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(6), insert the following clause:

Modifications (Federal Supply Schedules) (May 2018)

      (a)  General. The Contractor may request a contract modification by submitting a request to the Contracting Officer for approval, except as noted in paragraph (d) of this clause. At a minimum, every request shall describe the proposed change(s) and provide the rationale for the requested change(s).

      (b) Types of modifications

(1)  Additional items/additional SINs. When requesting additions, the following information must be submitted:

                (i)  Information requested in paragraphs (1) and (2) of the Commercial Sales Practice Format to add SINs.

                (ii)  Discount information for the new item(s) or new SIN(s). Specifically, submit the information requested in paragraphs 3 through 5 of the Commercial Sales Practice Format. If this information is the same as the initial award, a statement to that effect may be submitted instead.

                (iii)  Information about the new item(s) or the item(s) under the new SIN(s) must be submitted in accordance with the request for proposal.

                (iv)  Delivery time(s) for the new item(s) or the item(s) under the new SIN(s) must be submitted in accordance with the request for proposal.

                (v) Production point(s) for the new item(s) or the item(s) under the new SIN(s) must be submitted if required by FAR 52.215-6, Place of Performance.

                (vi) Hazardous Material information (if applicable) must be submitted as required by FAR 52.223-3 (Alternate I), Hazardous Material Identification and Material Safety Data.

                (vii) Any information requested by FAR 52.212-3(f), Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, that may be necessary to assure compliance with FAR 52.225-1, Buy American Act-Balance of Payments Programs-Supplies.

           (2)  Deletions. The Contractors shall provide an explanation for the deletion. The Government reserves the right to reject any subsequent offer of the same item or a substantially equal item at a higher price during the same contract period, if the contracting officer finds the higher price to be unreasonable when compared with the deleted item.

           (3)  Price reduction. The Contractor shall indicate whether the price reduction falls under the item (i), (ii), or (iii) of paragraph (c)(1) of the Price Reductions clause at 552.238-81. If the Price reduction falls under item (i), the Contractor shall submit a copy of the dated commercial price list. If the price reduction falls under item (ii) or (iii), the Contractor shall submit a copy of the applicable price list(s), bulletins or letters or customer agreements which outline the effective date, duration, terms and conditions of the price reduction.

      (c)  Effective dates. The effective date of any modification is the date specified in the modification, except as otherwise provided in the Price Reductions clause at 552.238-81.

      (d) Electronic file updates. The Contractor shall update electronic file submissions to reflect all modifications. For additional items or SINs, the Contractor shall obtain the Contracting Officer's approval before transmitting changes. Contract modifications will not be made effective until the Government receives the electronic file updates. The Contractor may transmit price reductions, item deletions, and corrections without prior approval. However, the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer as set forth in the Price Reductions clause at 552.238-81.

      (e)  Amendments to paper Federal Supply Schedule Price Lists.

           (1)  The Contractor must provide supplements to its paper price lists, reflecting the most current changes. The Contractor may either:

                (i)  Distribute a supplemental paper Federal Supply Schedule Price List within 15 workdays after the effective date of each modification.

                (ii)  Distribute quarterly cumulative supplements. The period covered by a cumulative supplement is at the discretion of the Contractor, but may not exceed three calendar months from the effective date of the earliest modification. For example, if the first modification occurs in February, the quarterly supplement must cover February-April, and every three month period after. The Contractor must distribute each quarterly cumulative supplement within 15 workdays from the last day of the calendar quarter.

           (2)  At a minimum, the Contractor shall distribute each supplement to those ordering activities that previously received the basic document. In addition, the Contractor shall submit two copies of each supplement to the Contracting Officer and one copy to the FSS Schedule Information Center.

(End of clause)

Alternate I (May 2019). As prescribed in 538.273(d)(6)(i), add the following paragraph (f) to the basic clause:

(f) Electronic submission of modification requests is mandatory via eMod (http://eOffer.gsa.gov), unless otherwise stated in the electronic submission standards and requirements at the Vendor Support Center website (http://vsc.gsa.gov). If the electronic submissions standards and requirements information is updated at the Vendor Support Center website, Contractors will be notified prior to the effective date of the change.

Alternate II (May 2019). As prescribed in 538.273(d)(6)(ii), substitute the following paragraph (b) for paragraph (b) of the basic clause:

(b) Types of Modifications.

(1) Additional items/additional SINs. When requesting additions, the Contractor must submit the following information:

(i) Information about the new item(s) or the item(s) under the new SIN(s) must be submitted in accordance with the instructions in the solicitation.

(ii) Delivery time(s) for the new item(s) or the item(s) under the new SIN(s) must be submitted in accordance with the request for proposal.

(iii) Production point(s) for the new item(s) or the item(s) under the new SIN(s) must be submitted if required by FAR 52.215-6, Place of Performance.

(iv) Hazardous Material information (if applicable) must be submitted as required by FAR 52.223-3 (Alternate I), Hazardous Material Identification and Material Safety Data.

(v) Any information requested by FAR 52.212-3(f), Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, that may be necessary to assure compliance with FAR 52.225-1, Buy American Act-Balance of Payments Programs-Supplies.

(2) Deletions. The Contractor must provide an explanation for the deletion. The Government reserves the right to reject any subsequent offer of the same item or a substantially equal item at a higher price during the same contract period, if the Contracting Officer determines that the higher price is unreasonable compared to the price of the deleted item.


552.238-83 Examination of Records by GSA (Federal Supply Schedules).

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(7) insert the following clause:

Examination of Records by GSA (Federal Supply Schedules) (May 2019)

The Contractor agrees that the Administrator of General Services or any duly authorized representative shall have access to and the right to examine any books, documents, papers and records of the contractor involving transactions related to this contract for overbillings, billing errors, compliance with contract clauses 552.238-81, Price Reductions and 552.238-74, Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting. This authority shall expire 3 years after final payment. The basic contract and each option shall be treated as separate contracts for purposes of applying this clause.

(End of clause)


552.238-84 Discounts for Prompt Payment.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(8) insert the following clause:

Discounts for Prompt Payment (May 2019)

      (a)  Discounts for early payment (hereinafter referred to as “discounts” or “the discount”) will be considered in evaluating the relationship of the Offeror's concessions to the Government vis-a-vis the Offeror's concessions to its commercial and Federal non-schedule customers, but only to the extent indicated in this clause.

      (b)  Discounts will not be considered to determine the low Offeror in the situation described in the “Offers on Identical Products” provision of this solicitation.

      (c)  Uneconomical discounts will not be considered as meeting the criteria for award established by the Government. In this connection, a discount will be considered uneconomical if the annualized rate of return for earning the discount is lower than the “value of funds” rate established by the Department of the Treasury and published quarterly in the Federal Register. The “value of funds” rate applied will be the rate in effect on the date specified for the receipt of offers.

      (d)  Discounts for early payment may be offered either in the original offer or on individual invoices submitted under the resulting contract. Discounts offered will be taken by the ordering activity if payment is made within the discount period specified.

      (e)  Discounts that are included in offers become a part of the resulting contracts and are binding on the Contractor for all orders placed under the contract. Discounts offered only on individual invoices will be binding on the Contractor only for the particular invoice on which the discount is offered.

      (f)  In connection with any discount offered for prompt payment, time shall be computed from the date of the invoice. For the purpose of computing the discount earned, payment shall be considered to have been made on the date which appears on the payment check or the date on which an electronic funds transfer was made.

(End of clause)


552.238-85 Contractor's Billing Responsibilities.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(9) insert the following clause:

Contractor's Billing Responsibilities (May 2019)

      (a)  The Contractor is required to perform all billings made pursuant to this contract. However, if the Contractor has dealers that participate on the contract and the billing/payment process by the Contractor for sales made by the dealer is a significant administrative burden, the following alternative procedures may be used. Where dealers are allowed by the Contractor to bill ordering activities and accept payment in the Contractor's name, the Contractor agrees to obtain from all dealers participating in the performance of the contract a written agreement, which will require dealers to

           (1)  Comply with the same terms and conditions as the Contractor for sales made under the contract;

           (2)  Maintain a system of reporting sales under the contract to the manufacturer, which includes

                (i)  The date of sale;

                (ii)  The ordering activity to which the sale was made;

                (iii)  The service or supply/model sold;

                (iv)  The quantity of each service or supply/model sold;

                (v)  The price at which it was sold, including discounts; and

                (vi)  All other significant sales data.

           (3)  Be subject to audit by the Government, with respect to sales made under the contract; and

           (4)  Place orders and accept payments in the name of the Contractor in care of the dealer.

      (b)  An agreement between a Contractor and its dealers pursuant to this procedure will not establish privity of contract between dealers and the Government.

(End of clause)


552.238-86 Delivery Schedule.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(10) insert the following clause:

Delivery Schedule (May 2019)

      (a)  Time of delivery. The Contractor shall deliver to destination within the number of calendar days after receipt of order (ARO) in the case of F.O.B. Destination prices; or to place of shipment in transit in the case of F.O.B. Origin prices, as set forth below. Offerors shall insert in the ''Time of Delivery (days ARO)'' column in the schedule of Items a definite number of calendar days within which delivery will be made. In no case shall the offered delivery time exceed the Contractor's normal business practice. The Government requires the Contractor's normal delivery time, as long as it is less than the ''stated'' delivery time(s) shown below. If the Offeror does not insert a delivery time in the schedule of items, the Offeror will be deemed to offer delivery in accordance with the Government's stated delivery time, as stated below [The contracting officer shall insert the solicited items or Special Item Numbers (SIN) as well as a reasonable delivery time that corresponds with each item or SIN, if known]:

     Items or group of items (special item no. or nomenclature)

     *___________________*

     *___________________*

     *___________________*

     Government's stated delivery time (days ARO)

     *___________________*

     *___________________*

     *___________________*

     Contractor's delivery time

     *___________________*

     *___________________*

     *___________________*

      (b)  Expedited delivery times. For those items that can be delivered quicker than the delivery times in paragraph (a) of this clause, the Offeror is requested to insert below, a time (hours/days ARO) that delivery can be made when expedited delivery is requested.

     Items or group of items (special item no. or nomenclature)

     *___________________*

     *___________________*

     *___________________*

     Expedited delivery time (hours/days ARO)

     *___________________*

     *___________________*

     *___________________*

      (c)  Overnight and 2-Day delivery times. Ordering activities may require overnight or 2-day delivery. The Offeror is requested to annotate its price list or by separate attachment identify the items that can be delivered overnight or within 2 days. Contractors offering such delivery services will be required to state in the cover sheet to its FSS price list details concerning this service.

(End of clause)


552.238-87 Delivery Prices.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(11) insert the following clause:

Delivery Prices (May 2019)

      (a)  Prices offered must cover delivery as provided below to destinations located within the 48 contiguous States and the District of Columbia.

           (1)  Delivery to the door of the specified Government activity by freight or express common carriers on articles for which store-door delivery is provided, free or subject to a charge, pursuant to regularly published tariffs duly filed with the Federal and/or State regulatory bodies governing such carrier; or, at the option of the Contractor, by parcel post on mailable articles, or by the Contractor's vehicle. Where store-door delivery is subject to a charge, the Contractor shall place the notation “Delivery Service Requested” on bills of lading covering such shipments, and pay such charge and add the actual cost thereof as a separate item to his invoice.

           (2)  Delivery to siding at destinations when specified by the ordering office, if delivery is not covered under paragraph (a)(1) of this section.

           (3)  Delivery to the freight station nearest destination when delivery is not covered under paragraph (a)(1) or (2) of this section.

      (b)  The Offeror shall indicate in the offer whether or not prices submitted cover delivery f.o.b. destination in Alaska, Hawaii, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

      (c)  When deliveries are made to destinations outside the contiguous 48 States; i.e., Alaska, Hawaii, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and are not covered by paragraph (b), above, the following conditions will apply:

           (1) Delivery will be f.o.b. inland carrier, point of exportation (FAR 52.247-38), with the transportation charges to be paid by the Government from point of exportation to destination in Alaska, Hawaii, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as designated by the ordering office. The Contractor shall add the actual cost of transportation to destination from the point of exportation in the 48 contiguous States nearest to the designated destination. Such costs will, in all cases, be based upon the lowest regularly established rates on file with the Interstate Commerce Commission, the U.S. Maritime Commission (if shipped by water), or any State regulatory body, or those published by the U.S. Postal Service; and must be supported by paid freight or express receipt or by a statement of parcel post charges including weight of shipment.

           (2)  The right is reserved to ordering agencies to furnish Government bills of lading.

(End of clause)


552.238-88 GSA Advantage!®.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(12) insert the following clause:

GSA Advantage!® (May 2019)

      (a) The Contractor shall participate in the GSA Advantage!® online shopping service. Information and instructions regarding Contractor participation are contained in clause 552.238-103, Electronic Commerce.

      (b) The Contractor shall refer to contract clauses 552.238-77, Submission and Distribution of Authorized FSS Price Lists (which provides for submission of price lists on a common-use electronic medium), and 552.238-82, Modifications (which addresses electronic file updates).

(End of clause)


552.238-89 Deliveries to the U.S. Postal Service.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(13) insert the following clause:

Deliveries to the U.S. Postal Service (May 2019)

      (a)  Applicability. This clause applies to orders placed for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and accepted by the Contractor for the delivery of supplies to a USPS facility (consignee).

      (b)  Mode/method of transportation. Unless the Contracting Officer grants a waiver of this requirement, any shipment that meets the USPS requirements for mailability (i.e., 70 pounds or less, combined length and girth not more than 108 inches, etc.) delivery shall be accomplished via the use of the USPS. Other commercial services shall not be used, but this does not preclude the Contractor from making delivery by the use of the Contractor's own vehicles.

      (c)  Time of delivery. Notwithstanding the required time for delivery to destination as may be specified elsewhere in this contract, if shipments under this clause are mailed not later than five (5) calendar days before the required delivery date, delivery shall be deemed to have been made timely.

(End of clause)


552.238-90 Characteristics of Electric Current.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(14) insert the following clause:

Characteristics of Electric Current (May 2019)

Contractors supplying equipment which uses electrical current are required to supply equipment suitable for the electrical system at the location at which the equipment is to be used as specified on the order.

(End of clause)


552.238-91 Marking and Documentation Requirements for Shipping.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(15) insert the following clause:

Marking and Documentation Requirements for Shipping (May 2019)

      (a)  Responsibility. It shall be the responsibility of the ordering activity to determine the full marking and documentation requirements necessary under the various methods of shipment authorized by the contract.

      (b)  Documentation. In the event the ordering activity fails to provide the essential information and documentation, the Contractor shall, within three days after receipt of order, contact the ordering activity and advise them accordingly. The Contractor shall not proceed with any shipment requiring transshipment via U.S. Government facilities without the prerequisites stated in paragraph (c) of this section.

      (c)  Direct shipments. The Contractor shall mark all items ordered against this contract with indelible ink, paint or fluid, as follows:

           (1)  Traffic Management or Transportation Officer at FINAL destination.

           (2)  Ordering Supply Account Number.

           (3)  Account number.

           (4)  Delivery Order or Purchase Order Number.

           (5)  National Stock Number, if applicable; or Contractor's item number.

           (6)  Box ________ of ________ Boxes.

           (7)  Nomenclature (brief description of items).

(End of clause)


552.238-92 Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Program.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(16) insert the following clause:

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Program (May 2019)

      (a)  The term “Vendor Managed Inventory” describes a system in which the Contractor monitors and maintains specified inventory levels for selected items at designated stocking points. VMI enables the Contractor to plan production and shipping more efficiently. Stocking points benefit from reduced inventory but steady stock levels.

      (b)  Contractors that commercially provide a VMI-type system may enter into similar partnerships with ordering agencies under a Blanket Purchase Agreement.

(End of clause)


552.238-93 Order Acknowledgment.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(17) insert the following clause:

Order Acknowledgment (May 2019)

Contractors shall acknowledge only those orders which state “Order Acknowledgment Required.” These orders shall be acknowledged within 10 calendar days after receipt. Such acknowledgment shall be sent to the ordering activity placing the order and contain information pertinent to the order, including the anticipated delivery date.

(End of clause)


552.238-94 Accelerated Delivery Requirements.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(18) insert the following clause:

Accelerated Delivery Requirements (May 2019)

When the Federal Supply Schedule contract delivery period does not meet the bona fide urgent delivery requirements of an ordering activity, the ordering activity is encouraged, if time permits, to contact the Contractor for the purpose of obtaining accelerated delivery. The Contractor shall reply to the inquiry within three (3) business days after receipt. (Telephonic replies shall be confirmed by the Contractor in writing.) If the Contractor offers an accelerated delivery time acceptable to the ordering activity, any order(s) placed pursuant to the agreed upon accelerated delivery time frame shall be delivered within this shorter delivery time and in accordance with all other terms and conditions of the contract.

(End of clause)


552.238-95 Separate Charge for Performance Oriented Packaging (POP).

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(19) insert the following clause:

Separate Charge for Performance Oriented Packaging (POP) (May 2019)

      (a)  Offerors are requested to list the hazardous material item to which the separate charge applies in the spaces provided in this paragraph or on a separate attachment. The final price shall be quoted separately at the order level and, if considered reasonable, will be accepted as part of the order.

ITEMS

SINS or Descriptive Name of Articles (as appropriate)

Charge for Performance Oriented

      (b)  Ordering activities will not be obligated to utilize the Contractor's services for Performance Oriented Packaging, and they may obtain such services elsewhere if desired. However, the Contractor shall provide items in Performance Oriented Packaging when such packing is specified on the delivery order. The Contractor's contract price and the charge for Performance Oriented Packaging will be shown as separate entries on the delivery order.

(End of clause)


552.238-96 Separate Charge for Delivery within Consignee's Premises.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(20) insert the following clause:

Separate Charge for Delivery within Consignee's Premises (May 2019)

      (a)  Offerors are requested to insert, in the spaces provided below or by attachment hereto, a separate charge for “Delivery Within Consignee's Premises” applicable to each shipping container to be shipped. (Articles which are comparable in size and weight, and for which the same charge is applicable, should be grouped under an appropriate item description.) These additional charges will be accepted as part of the award, if considered reasonable, and shall be included in the Contractor's published catalog and/or price list.

      (b) Ordering activities are not obligated to issue orders on the basis of “Delivery Within Consignee's Premises,” and Contractors may refuse delivery on that basis provided such refusal is communicated in writing to the ordering activity issuing such orders within 5 days of the receipt of such order by the Contractor and provided further, that delivery is made in accordance with the other delivery requirements of the contract. Failure of the Contractor to submit this notification within the time specified shall constitute acceptance to furnish “Delivery Within Consignee's Premises” at the additional charge awarded. When an ordering activity issues an order on the basis of “Delivery Within Consignee's Premises” at the accepted additional charge awarded and the Contractor accepts such orders on that basis, the Contractor will be obligated to provide delivery “F.o.b. Destination, Within Consignee's Premises” in accordance with FAR 52.247-35, which is then incorporated by reference, with the exception that an additional charge as provided herein is allowed for such services. Unless otherwise stipulated by the Offeror, the additional charges awarded hereunder may be applied to any delivery within the 48 contiguous States and the District of Columbia.

      (c)  When exercising their option to issue orders on the basis of delivery service as provided herein, ordering activities will specify “Delivery Within Consignee's Premises” on the order, and will indicate the exact location to which delivery is to be made. The Contractor's delivery price and the additional charge(s) for “Delivery Within Consignee's Premises” will be shown as separate entries on the order..

ITEMS

(NSNs or Special Item Numbers or Descriptive Name of Articles)

Additional Charge (Per shipping container) FOR “DELIVERY WITHIN CONSIGNEE'S PREMISES”

(End of clause)


552.238-97 Parts and Service.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(21) insert the following clause:

Parts and Service (May 2019)

      (a)  For equipment under items listed in the schedule of items or services on which offers are submitted, the Contractor represents by submission of this offer that parts and services (including the performing of warranty or guarantee service) are now available from dealers or distributors serving the areas of ultimate overseas destination or that such facilities will be established and will be maintained throughout the contract period. If a new servicing facility is to be established, the facility shall be established no later than the beginning of the contract period.

      (b)  Each Contractor shall be fully responsible for the services to be performed by the named servicing facilities, or by such facilities to be established, and fully guarantees performance of such services if the original service proves unsatisfactory.

      (c)  Contractors are requested to provide the Ordering Activity, the names and addresses of all supply and service points maintained in the geographic area in which the Contractor will perform. Please indicate opposite each point whether or not a complete stock of repair parts for items offered is carried at that point, and whether or not mechanical service is available.

(End of clause)


552.238-98 Clauses for Overseas Coverage.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(22) insert the following clause:

Clauses for Overseas Coverage (May 2019)

      (a) 52.214-34 Submission of Offers in the English Language

      (b) 52.214-35 Submission of Offers in U.S. Currency

      (c) 552.238-90 Characteristics of Electric Current

      (d) 552.238-91 Marking and Documentation Requirements Per Shipment

      (e) 552.238-97 Parts and Service

      (f) 552.238-99 Delivery Prices Overseas

      (g) 552.238-100 Transshipments

      (h) 552.238-101 Foreign Taxes and Duties

      (i) 52.247-34 FOB Destination

      (j) 52.247-38 FOB Inland Carrier, Point of Exportation

      (k) 52.247-39 FOB Inland Point, Country of Importation

(End of clause)


552.238-99 Delivery Prices Overseas.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(23) insert the following clause:

Delivery Prices Overseas (May 2019)

      (a)  Prices offered must cover delivery to destinations as provided as follows:

           (1) Direct delivery to consignee. F.O.B. Inland Point, Country of Importation (FAR 52.247-39). (Offeror should indicate countries where direct delivery will be provided.)

           (2)  Delivery to overseas assembly point for transshipment when specified by the ordering activity, if delivery is not covered under paragraph (1), above.

           (3)  Delivery to the overseas port of entry when delivery is not covered under paragraph (a)(1) or (2) of this section.

      (b)  Geographic area(s)/countries/zones which are intended to be covered must be identified in the offer.

(End of clause)


552.238-100 Transshipments.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(24) insert the following clause:

Transshipments (May 2019)

      (a)  The Contractor shall complete two (2) DD Forms 1387, Military Shipment Labels and, if applicable, four copies of DD Form 1387-2, Special Handling/Data Certification-used when shipping chemicals, dangerous cargo, etc.

           (1)  Two copies of the DD Form 1387 will be attached to each shipping container delivered to the port Transportation Officer for subsequent transshipment by the Government as otherwise provided for under the terms of this contract.

           (2)  These forms will be attached to one end and one side, not on the top or bottom, of the container.

           (3) The Contractor will complete the bottom line of these forms, which pertains to the number of pieces, weight and cube of each piece, using U.S. weight and cubic measures. Weights will be rounded off to the nearest pound. (One kg = 2.2 U.S. pounds; one cubic meter = 35.3156 cubic feet.)

      (b)  In addition, if the cargo consists of chemicals, or is dangerous, one copy of the DD Form 1387-2 will be attached to the container, and three copies will be furnished to the Transportation Officer with the Bill of Lading.

      (c)  Dangerous cargo will not be intermingled with non-dangerous cargo in the same container.

      (d)  Copies of the above forms and preparation instructions will be obtained from the ordering activity issuing the Delivery Order. Reproduced copies of the forms are acceptable.

      (e)  Failure to include DD Form 1387, and DD Form 1387-2, if applicable, on each shipping container will result in rejection of shipment by the port Transportation Officer.

(End of clause)


552.238-101 Foreign Taxes and Duties.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(25) insert the following clause:

Foreign Taxes and Duties (May 2019)

Prices offered must be net, delivered, f.o.b. to the destinations accepted by the Government.

      (a)  The Contractor warrants that such prices do not include any tax, duty, customs fees, or other foreign Governmental costs, assessments, or similar charges from which the U.S. Government is exempt.

      (b)  Standard commercial export packaging, including containerization, if necessary, packaging, preservation, and/or marking are included in the pricing offered and accepted by the Government.

(End of clause)


552.238-102 English Language and U.S. Dollar Requirements.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(26) insert the following clause:

English Language and U.S. Dollar Requirements (May 2019)

      (a)  All documents produced by the Contractor to fulfill requirements of this contract including, but not limited to, Federal Supply Schedule catalogs and price lists, must reflect all terms and conditions in the English language.

      (b)  U.S. dollar equivalency, if applicable, will be based on the rates published in the “Treasury Reporting Rates of Exchange” in effect as of the date of the agency's purchase order or in effect during the time period specified elsewhere in this contract.

(End of clause)


552.238-103 Electronic Commerce.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(27) insert the following clause:

Electronic Commerce (May 2019)

      (a)  General background. The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA) of 1994 requires the Government to evolve its acquisition process from one driven by paper to an expedited process based on electronic commerce/electronic data interchange (EC/EDI). EC/EDI encompasses more than merely automating manual processes and eliminating paper transactions. EC/EDI improves business processes (e.g. procurement, finance, logistics) into a fully electronic environment and fundamentally changes the way organizations operate.

      (b)  Trading partners and Value-Added Networks (VAN's).

           (1)  Within the electronic commerce architecture, electronic documents (e.g., orders, invoices, etc.) are carried between the Federal Government's procuring office and Contractors (now known as “trading partners”). These transactions are carried by commercial telecommunications companies called Value-Added Networks (VAN's).

           (2)  EDI can be performed using commercially available hardware, software, and telecommunications. The selection of a VAN is a business decision Contractors must make. There are many different VAN's which provide a variety of electronic services and different pricing strategies. If the VAN only provides communications services, you may also need a software translation package.

      (c)  Registration instructions. To perform EDI with the Government, Contractors shall register as a trading partner. Contractors will provide regular business information, banking information, and EDI capabilities to all agencies in this single registration. A central repository of all trading partners is the Systems for Award Management (SAM) http://www.sam.gov. Contractors shall follow the instructions on the SAM website regarding how to register for EDI.

      (d)  Implementation conventions. All EDI transactions must comply with the Federal Implementation Conventions (ICs). The ICs are available on a registry maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It is accessible via the INTERNET at http://www.nist.gov/itl. ICs are available for common business documents such as Purchase Order, Price Sales Catalog, Invoice, Request for Quotes, etc.

      (e)  Additional information. GSA has additional information available for Contractors who are interested in using EC/EDI on its website, http://www.gsa.gov.

      (f)  GSA Advantage!®.

(1)  GSA Advantage!® uses electronic commerce to receive catalogs, invoices and text messages; and to send purchase orders, application advice, and functional acknowledgments. GSA Advantage!® enables customers to:

                (i)  Perform database searches across all contracts by manufacturer; manufacturer's model/part number; Contractor; and generic supply categories.

                (ii)  Generate EDI delivery orders to Contractors, generate EDI delivery orders from the Federal Supply Service to Contractors, or download files to create their own delivery orders.

                (iii)  Use the credit card.

           (2)  GSA Advantage!® may be accessed via the GSA Home Page. The Internet address is: http://www.gsa.gov.

(End of clause)


552.238-104 Dissemination of Information by Contractor.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(28) insert the following clause:

Dissemination of Information by Contractor (May 2019)

The Government will provide the Contractor with a single copy of the resulting Federal Supply Schedule contract award documents. However, it is the responsibility of the Contractor to furnish all sales outlets authorized to participate in the performance of the contract with the terms, conditions, pricing schedule, and other appropriate information.

(End of clause)


552.238-105 Deliveries Beyond the Contractual Period-Placing of Orders.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(29) insert the following clause:

Deliveries Beyond the Contractual Period-Placing of Orders (May 2019)

In accordance with Clause 552.238-113, Scope of Contract (Eligible Ordering Activities), this contract covers all requirements that may be ordered, as distinguished from delivered during the contract term. This is for the purpose of providing continuity of supply or operations by permitting ordering activities to place orders as requirements arise in the normal course of operations. Accordingly, any order mailed (or received, if forwarded by other 7 means than through the mail) to the Contractor on or before the expiration date of the contract, and providing for delivery within the number of days specified in the contract, shall constitute a valid order.

(End of clause)


552.238-106 Interpretation of Contract Requirements.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(30) insert the following clause:

Interpretation of Contract Requirements (May 2019)

No interpretation of any provision of this contract, including applicable specifications, shall be binding on the Government unless furnished or agreed to in writing by the Contracting Officer or his designated representative.

(End of clause)


552.238-107 Export Traffic Release (Supplies).

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(31) insert the following clause:

Export Traffic Release (Supplies) (May 2019)

Supplies ordered by GSA for export will not be shipped by the Contractor until shipping instructions are received from GSA. To obtain shipping instructions, the Contractor shall forward completed copies of GSA Form 1611, Application for Shipping Instructions and Notice of Availability, to the GSA office designated on the purchase order at least 15 days prior to the anticipated shipping date. Copies of GSA Form 1611 will be furnished to the Contractor with the purchase order. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in nonacceptance of the material by authorities at the port of exportation. When supplies for export are ordered by other Government agencies the Contractor should obtain shipping instructions from the ordering agency.

(End of clause)


552.238-108 Spare Parts Kit.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(32) insert the following clause:

Spare Parts Kit (May 2019)

      (a)  The Contractor will be required to offer a spare parts kit conforming, generally, to the following requirements for each item awarded under this solicitation: [The Ordering Activity contracting officer should insert the specifications for a spare parts kit specific to the solicited items.]

      (b)  The Contractor shall furnish prices for spare parts kits as follows:

           (1)  Price of kit unpackaged.

           (2)  Price of kit in domestic pack.

           (3)  Price of kit in wooden case, steel-strapped.

      (c)  The Contractor will be required to furnish a complete description of spare parts kit offered, a list of parts included, and the price of the kit delivered f.o.b. destination to any point within the conterminous United States within 15 days after receipt of a request from the Ordering Activity Contracting Officer. If the kit offered is acceptable to the Ordering Activity, awards covering requirements will be made by supplemental agreement to this contract.

(End of clause)


552.238-109 Authentication Supplies and Services.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(33) insert the following clause:

Authentication Supplies and Services (May 2019)

      (a)  General background.

(1)  The General Services Administration (GSA) established the “Identity and Access Management Services” (IAMS) Program to clearly define the kinds of digital certificates and PKI services that meet the requirements for service providers and supplies that support FISMA-compliant IAM systems deployed by Federal agencies.

           (2)  Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), “Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors” establishes the requirement for a mandatory Government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification issued by the Federal Government to its employees and Contractor employees assigned to Government contracts in order to enhance security, increase Government efficiency, reduce identity fraud, and protect personal privacy. Further, the Directive requires the Department of Commerce to promulgate a Federal standard for secure and reliable forms of identification within six months of the date of the Directive. As a result, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201-2: Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors August 2013. FIPS 201-2 requires that the digital certificates incorporated into the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) identity credentials comply with the X.509 Certificate Policy for the U.S. Federal PKI Common Policy Framework. In addition, FIPS 201-2 requires that Federal identity badges referred to as PIV credentials, issued to Federal employees and Contractors comply with the Standard and associated NIST Special Publications 800-73, 800-76, 800-78, and 800-79.

      (b)  Special item numbers. GSA has established the e-Authentication Initiative (see URL: http://www.idmanagement.gov) to provide common infrastructure for the authentication of the public and internal Federal users for logical access to Federal e-Government applications and electronic services. To support the government-wide implementation of HSPD-12 and the Federal e-Authentication Initiative, GSA has established Special Item Numbers (SINs) pertaining to Authentication Products and Services, including Electronic Credentials, Digital Certificates, eAuthentication, Identify and Access Management, PKI Shared Service Providers, and HSPD-12 Product and Service Components.

      (c)  Qualification information.

(1)  All Authentication supplies and services must be qualified as being compliant with Government-wide requirements before they will be included on a GSA Information Technology (IT) Schedule contract. The Qualification Requirements and associated evaluation procedures against the Qualification Requirements for each SIN and the specific Qualification Requirements for HSPD-12 implementation components are presented at the following URL: http://www.idmanagement.gov.

           (2)  In addition, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has established the NIST Personal Identity Verification Program (NPIVP) to evaluate integrated circuit chip cards and supplies against conformance requirements contained in FIPS 201. GSA has established the FIPS 201Evaluation Program to evaluate other supplies needed for agency implementation of HSPD-12 requirements where normative requirements are specified in FIPS 201 and to perform card and reader interface testing for interoperability. Products that are approved as FIPS-201 compliant through these evaluation and testing programs may be offered directly through HSPD-12 Supplies and Services Components SIN under the category “Approved FIPS 201-Compliant Products and services.

      (d)  Qualification requirements. Offerors proposing Authentication supplies and services under the established SINs are required to provide the following:

           (1)  Proposed items must be determined to be compliant with Federal requirements for that SIN. Qualification Requirements and procedures for the evaluation of supplies and services are posted at the URL: http://www.idmanagement.gov. GSA will follow these procedures in qualifying offeror's supplies and services against the Qualification Requirements for applicable to SIN. Offerors must submit all documentation certification letter(s) for Authentication Supplies and Services offerings at the same time as submission of proposal. Award will be dependent upon receipt of official documentation from the Acquisition Program Management Office (APMO) listed below verifying satisfactory qualification against the Qualification Requirements of the proposed SIN(s).

           (2)  After award, Contractor agrees that certified supplies and services will not be offered under any other SIN on any Federal Supply Schedule

           (3)

(i)  If the Contractor changes the supplies or services previously qualified, GSA may require the Contractor to resubmit the supplies or services for re-qualification.

                (ii)  If the Federal Government changes the qualification requirements or standards, Contractor must resubmit the supplies and services for re-qualification.

           (4)  Immediately prior to making an award, Contracting Officers MUST consult the following website to ensure that the supplies and/or services recommended for award under any Authentication Supplies and Services SINs are in compliance with the latest APL qualification standards: www.idmanagement.gov. A dated copy of the applicable page should be made and included with the award documents.

      (e)  Demonstrating conformance.

           (1)  The Federal Government has established Qualification Requirements for demonstrating conformance with the Standards. The following websites provide additional information regarding the evaluation and qualification processes

                (i)  For Identify and Access Management Services (IAMS) and PKI Shared Service Provider (SSP) Qualification Requirements and evaluation procedures: http://www.idmanagement.gov;

                (ii)  For HSPD-12 Product and Service Components Qualification Requirements and evaluation procedures: http://www.idmanagement.gov;

                (iii)  For FIPS 201 evaluation program testing and certification procedures: https://www.idmanagement.gov/fips201/.

      (f)  Acquisition Program Management Office (APMO). GSA has established the APMO to provide centralized technical oversight and management regarding the qualification process to industry partners and Federal agencies. Contact the following APMO for information on the eAuthentication Qualification process. Technical, APMO, FIPS 201, and HSPD-12 Points of Contact can be found below, or in an additional attachment to the solicitation.

     [The contracting officer should insert the points of contact information below, unless otherwise included elsewhere in the solicitation.]

     *_____*

(End of clause)


552.238-110 Commercial Satellite Communication (COMSATCOM) Services.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(34) insert the following clause:

Commercial Satellite Communication (COMSATCOM) Services (May 2019)

      (a)  General background. Special Item Numbers (SINs) have been established for Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) services, focused on transponded capacity (SIN 132-54) and fixed and mobile subscription services (SIN 132-55), to make available common COMSATCOM services to all Ordering Activities.

      (b)  Information assurance.

(1)  The Contractor shall demonstrate, to the maximum extent practicable, the ability to meet:

                (i)  The Committee on National Security Systems Policy (CNSSP) 12, “National Information Assurance Policy for Space Systems used to Support National Security Missions,” or

                (ii) Department of Defense Directive (DoDD) 8581.1, “Information Assurance (IA) Policy for Space Systems Used by the Department of Defense.”

           (2)  The Contractor shall demonstrate the ability to comply with the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 as implemented by Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 200 (FIPS 200), “Minimum Security Requirements for Federal Information and Information Systems.” In response to ordering activity requirements, at a minimum, all services shall meet the requirements assigned against:

                (i)  A low-impact information system (per FIPS 200) that is described in the current revision of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53, “Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations,” or

                (ii) A Mission Assurance Category (MAC) III system that is described in the current revision of DoD Instruction (DoDI) 8500.2, “Information Assurance Implementation.”

           (3)  The Contractor's information assurance boundary is where the Contractor's services connect to the user terminals/equipment (i.e., includes satellite command encryption (ground and space); systems used in the Satellite Operations Centers (SOCs), Network Operations Centers (NOCs) and teleport; and terrestrial infrastructure required for service delivery).

      (c)  Delivery schedule. The Contractor shall deliver COMSATCOM services in accordance with 552.238-86.

      (d)  Portability. The Contractor shall have the capability to redeploy COMSATCOM services, subject to availability. Portability shall be provided within the COMSATCOM Contractor's resources at any time as requested by the ordering activity. When portability is exercised, evidence of equivalent net present value (NPV) shall be provided by the Contractor.

      (e)  Flexibility/optimization. The Contractor shall have the capability to re-groom resources for spectral, operational, or price efficiencies. Flexibility/optimization shall be provided within the COMSATCOM Contractor's resources at any time as requested by the ordering activity. When flexibility/optimization is exercised, evidence of equivalent net present value (NPV) shall be provided by the Contractor. The Contractor is encouraged to submit re-grooming approaches for ordering activity consideration that may increase efficiencies for existing COMSATCOM services.

      (f)  Net ready (interoperability). COMSATCOM services shall be consistent with commercial standards and practices. Services shall have the capability to access and/or interoperate with Government or other Commercial teleports/gateways and provide enterprise service access to or among networks or enclaves. Interfaces may be identified as interoperable on the basis of participation in a sponsored interoperability program.

      (g)  Network monitoring (Net OPS). The Contractor shall have the capability to electronically collect and deliver near real-time monitoring, fault/incident/outage reporting, and information access to ensure effective and efficient operations, performance, and availability, consistent with commercial practices. Consistent with the Contractor's standard management practices, the Net Ops information will be provided on a frequency (example: every 6 hours, daily) and format (example: SNMP, XML) as defined in a requirement to a location/entity/electronic interface defined by the ordering activity. Specific reporting requirements will be defined by the Ordering Activity.

      (h)  EMI/RFI identification, characterization, and geo-location. The Contractor shall have the capability to collect and electronically report in near real-time Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) / Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) identification, characterization, and geo-location, including the ability to identify and characterize sub-carrier EMI/RFI being transmitted underneath an authorized carrier, and the ability to geo-locate the source of any and all EMI/RFI. The Contractor shall establish and use with the ordering activity a mutually agreed upon media and voice communications capability capable of protecting “Sensitive, but Unclassified” data.

      (i)  Security.

(1)  The Contractor may be required to obtain/possess varying levels of personnel and facility security clearances up to U.S. Government TOP SECRET/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) or equivalent clearances assigned by the National Security Authority of a NATO Member State or Major Non-NATO Ally.

           (2)  For incident resolution involving classified matters, the Contractor shall provide appropriately cleared staff who can affect COMSATCOM services operations (example: satellite payload operations, network operations). The Contractor shall provide a minimum of one operations staff member AND a minimum of one person with the authority to commit the company if resolution requires business impacting decisions (example: Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer, etc.).

           (3)  When Communications Security or Transmission Security equipment or keying material is placed in the equipment/terminal shelter, the Contractor shall ensure compliance with applicable physical security directives/guidelines and that all deployed equipment/terminal operations and maintenance personnel shall possess the appropriate clearances, equal to or higher than the classification level of the data being transmitted. Where local regulations require use of foreign personnel for terminal operations and maintenance, then the Contractor shall ensure compliance with applicable security directives/guidelines and document to the U.S. Government's satisfaction that protective measures are in place and such individuals have equivalent clearances granted by the local host nation.

           (4)  For classified operations security (OPSEC), the Contractor shall ensure that all personnel in direct contact with classified OPSEC indicators (example: the unit, location, and time of operations) have U.S. SECRET or higher personnel security clearances, or, as appropriate, equivalent clearances assigned by the National Security Authority of a NATO Member State or Major Non-NATO Ally, in accordance with applicable security directives and guidelines.

           (5)  For classified requirements, cleared satellite operator staff must have access to secure voice communications for emergency purposes. Communications security equipment certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) to secure unclassified and up to and including SECRET communication transmissions at all operations centers is preferred. If a Contractor is unable to have access to NSA-approved communications security equipment at its operations centers, then a combination of a “Sensitive but Unclassified” (SBU) cryptographic module approved by the U.S. National Institute for Standards and Technology and pre-arranged access to National Security Agency-approved communications security equipment at an agreed alternate facility is acceptable.

           (6)  The Contractor shall have the capability to “mask” or “protect” users against unauthorized release of identifying information to any entity that could compromise operations security. Identifying information includes but is not limited to personal user and/or unit information including tail numbers, unit names, unit numbers, individual names, individual contact numbers, street addresses, etc.

      (j)  Third party billing for COMSATCOM subscription services.The Contractor shall identify authorized network infrastructure for the ordering activity. In some cases, the user of the terminal may access network infrastructure owned or operated by a third party. In the event a terminal is used on a third party's network infrastructure, the Contractor shall provide to the ordering activity, invoices and documentation reflecting actual usage amount and third party charges incurred. The ordering activity shall be billed the actual third party charges incurred, or the contract third party billing price, whichever is less.

(End of clause)


552.238-111 Environmental Protection Agency Registration Requirement.

As prescribed in 538.273(d)(35) insert the following clause:

Environmental Protection Agency Registration Requirement (May 2019)

      (a)  With respect to the products described in this solicitation which require registration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as required by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, Section 3, Registration of Pesticides, awards will be made only for such products that have been assigned an EPA registration number, prior to the time of bid opening.

      (b)  The offeror shall insert in the spaces provided in this section, the manufacturer's and/or distributor's name and the “EPA Registration Number” for each item offered. Any offer which does not specify a current “EPA Registration Number” in effect for the duration of the contract period, and including the manufacturer's and/or distributor's name will be rejected.

Items

Item Numbers

Name of Manufacturer / Distributor

EPA Registration Number

Date of Expiration

      (c) If, during the performance of a contract awarded as a result of this solicitation, the EPA Registration Number for products being furnished is terminated, withdrawn, canceled, or suspended, and such action does not arise out of causes beyond the control, and with the fault or negligence of the Contractor or subcontractor, the Government may terminate the contract pursuant to either the Default Clause or Termination for Cause Paragraph (contained in the clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items), whichever is applicable to the resultant contract.

(End of clause)


552.238-112 Definition (Federal Supply Schedules) - Non-Federal Entity.

As prescribed in 538.7004(a) insert the following clause:

Definition (Federal Supply Schedules) - Non-Federal Entity (May 2019)

Ordering activity (also called “ordering agency” and “ordering office”) means an eligible ordering activity (see 552.238-113), authorized to place orders under Federal Supply Schedule contracts.

(End of clause)


552.238-113 Scope of Contract (Eligible Ordering Activities).

As prescribed in 538.7004(b) insert the following clause:

Scope of Contract (Eligible Ordering Activities) (May 2019)

      (a)  This solicitation is issued to establish contracts which may be used on a nonmandatory basis by the agencies and activities named below, as a source of supply for the supplies or services described herein, for domestic and/or overseas delivery. For Special Item Number 132-53, Wireless Services ONLY, limited geographic coverage (consistent with the Offeror's commercial practice) may be proposed.

           (1) Executive agencies (as defined in FAR Subpart 2.1) including nonappropriated fund activities as prescribed in 41 CFR 101-26.000;

           (2) Government contractors authorized in writing by a Federal agency pursuant to FAR 51.1;

           (3)  Mixed ownership Government corporations (as defined in the Government Corporation Control Act);

           (4)  Federal Agencies, including establishments in the legislative or judicial branch of government (except the Senate, the House of Representatives and the Architect of the Capitol and any activities under the direction of the Architect of the Capitol).

           (5)  The District of Columbia;

           (6)  Tribal governments when authorized under 25 USC 450j(k);

           (7)  Tribes or tribally designated housing entities pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 4111(j);

           (8)  Qualified Nonprofit Agencies as authorized under 40 USC 502(b); and

           (9)  Organizations, other than those identified in paragraph (d) of this clause, authorized by GSA pursuant to statute or regulation to use GSA as a source of supply.

      (b)  Definitions.

     “Domestic delivery” is delivery within the 48 contiguous states, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Washington, DC, and U.S. territories. Domestic delivery also includes a port or consolidation point, within the aforementioned areas, for orders received from overseas activities.

     “Overseas delivery” is delivery to points outside of the 48 contiguous states, Washington, DC, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories

      (c)  Offerors are requested to check one of the following boxes:

     □ Contractor will provide domestic and overseas delivery.

     □ Contractor will provide overseas delivery only.

     □ Contractor will provide domestic delivery only.

      (d)  The following activities may place orders against Schedule contracts:

           (1)  State and local government may place orders against Schedule 70 contracts, and Consolidated Schedule contracts containing information technology Special Item Numbers, and Schedule 84 contracts, on an optional basis; PROVIDED, the Contractor accepts order(s) from such activities;

           (2)  The American National Red Cross may place orders against Federal Supply Schedules for products and services in furtherance of the purposes set forth in its Federal charter (36 U.S.C. 300102); PROVIDED, the Contractor accepts order(s) from the American National Red Cross; and

           (3)  Other qualified organizations, as defined in section 309 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5152), may place orders against Federal Supply Schedules for products and services determined to be appropriate to facilitate emergency preparedness and disaster relief and set forth in guidance by the Administrator of General Services, in consultation with the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency; PROVIDED, the Contractor accepts order(s) from such activities.

           (4)  State and local governments may place orders against Federal Supply Schedules for good or services determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security to facilitate recovery from a major disaster declared by the President under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121, et seq.) to facilitate disaster preparedness or response, or to facilitate recovery from terrorism or nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack; PROVIDED, the Contractor accepts order(s) from such activities.

      (e)  Articles or services may be ordered from time to time in such quantities as may be needed to fill any requirement, subject to the Order Limitations thresholds which will be specified in resultant contracts. Overseas activities may place orders directly with schedule contractors for delivery to CONUS port or consolidation point.

      (f)

(1)  The Contractor is obligated to accept orders received from activities within the Executive branch of the Federal Government.

           (2) The Contractor is not obligated to accept orders received from activities outside the Executive branch; however, the Contractor is encouraged to accept such orders. If the Contractor elects to accept such orders, all provisions of the contract shall apply, including clause 52.232-36 Payment by Third Party. If the Contractor is unwilling to accept such orders, and the proposed method of payment is not through the Credit Card, the Contractor shall return the order by mail or other means of delivery within 5 workdays from receipt. If the Contractor is unwilling to accept such orders, and the proposed method of payment is through the Credit Card, the Contractor must so advise the ordering activity within 24 hours of receipt of order. (Reference clause 52.232-36 Payment by Third Party.) Failure to return an order or advise the ordering activity within the time frames of this paragraph shall constitute acceptance whereupon all provisions of the contract shall apply.

      (g)  The Government is obligated to purchase under each resultant contract a guaranteed minimum of $2,500 (two thousand, five hundred dollars) during the contract term.

      (h) All users of GSA's Federal Supply Schedules, including non-Federal users, shall use the schedules in accordance with the ordering guidance provided by the Administrator of General Services. GSA encourages non-Federal users to follow the Schedule Ordering Procedures set forth in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 8.4, but they may use different established competitive ordering procedures if such procedures are needed to satisfy their state and local acquisition regulations and/or organizational policies.

(End of clause)


552.238-114 Use of Federal Supply Schedule Contracts by Non-Federal Entities.

As prescribed in 538.7004(c) insert the following clause:

Use of Federal Supply Schedule Contracts by Non-Federal Entities (May 2019)

      (a) If an entity identified in paragraph (d) of the clause at 552.238-113, Scope of Contract (Eligible Ordering Activities), elects to place an order under this contract, the entity agrees that the order shall be subject to the following conditions:

           (1)  When the Contractor accepts an order from such an entity, a separate contract is formed which incorporates by reference all the terms and conditions of the Schedule contract except the Disputes clause, the patent indemnity clause, and the portion of the Commercial Item Contract Terms and Conditions that specifies “Compliance with laws unique to Government contracts” (which applies only to contracts with entities of the Executive branch of the U.S. Government). The parties to this new contract which incorporates the terms and conditions of the Schedule contract are the individual ordering activity and the Contractor. The U.S. Government shall not be liable for the performance or nonperformance of the new contract. Disputes which cannot be resolved by the parties to the new contract may be litigated in any State or Federal court with jurisdiction over the parties, applying Federal procurement law, including statutes, regulations and case law, and, if pertinent, the Uniform Commercial Code. To the extent authorized by law, parties to this new contract are encouraged to resolve disputes through Alternative Dispute Resolution. Likewise, a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), although not a contract, is an agreement that may be entered into by the Contractor with such an entity and the Federal Government is not a party.

           (2) Where contract clauses refer to action by a Contracting Officer or a Contracting Officer of GSA, that shall mean the individual responsible for placing the order for the ordering activity (e.g., FAR 52.212-4 at paragraph (f) and FSS clause I-FSS-249 B.)

           (3)  As a condition of using this contract, eligible ordering activities agree to abide by all terms and conditions of the Schedule contract, except for those deleted clauses or portions of clauses mentioned in paragraph (a)(1) of this clause. Ordering activities may include terms and conditions required by statute, ordinance, regulation, order, or as otherwise allowed by State and local government entities as a part of a statement of work (SOW) or statement of objective (SOO) to the extent that these terms and conditions do not conflict with the terms and conditions of the Schedule contract. The ordering activity and the Contractor expressly acknowledge that, in entering into an agreement for the ordering activity to purchase goods or services from the Contractor, neither the ordering activity nor the Contractor will look to, primarily or in any secondary capacity, or file any claim against the United States or any of its agencies with respect to any failure of performance by the other party.

           (4)  The ordering activity is responsible for all payments due the Contractor under the contract formed by acceptance of the ordering activity's order, without recourse to the agency of the U.S. Government, which awarded the Schedule contract.

           (5)  The Contractor is encouraged, but not obligated, to accept orders from such entities. The Contractor may, within 5 days of receipt of the order, decline to accept any order, for any reason. The Contractor shall fulfill orders placed by such entities, which are not declined within the 5-day period.

           (6)  The supplies or services purchased will be used for governmental purposes only and will not be resold for personal use. Disposal of property acquired will be in accordance with the established procedures of the ordering activity for the disposal of personal property.

      (b) If the Schedule Contractor accepts an order from an entity identified in paragraph (d) of the clause at 552.238-113, Scope of Contract (Eligible Ordering Activities), the Contractor agrees to the following conditions:

           (1)  The ordering activity is responsible for all payments due the Contractor for the contract formed by acceptance of the order, without recourse to the agency of the U.S. Government, which awarded the Schedule contract.

           (2)  The Contractor is encouraged, but not obligated, to accept orders from such entities. The Contractor may, within 5 days of receipt of the order, decline to accept any order, for any reason. The Contractor shall decline the order using the same means as those used to place the order. The Contractor shall fulfill orders placed by such entities, which are not declined within the 5-day period.

      (c) In accordance with clause 552.238-80, Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting, the Contractor must report the quarterly dollar value of all sales under this contract. When submitting sales reports, the Contractor must report two dollar values for each Special Item Number:

           (1) The dollar value for sales to entities identified in paragraph (a) of the clause at 552.238-113, Scope of Contract (Eligible Ordering Activities), and

           (2) The dollar value for sales to entities identified in paragraph (d) of clause 552.238-113 Scope of Contract (Eligible Ordering Activities).

(End of clause)


552.238-115 Special Ordering Procedures for the Acquisition of Order-Level Materials.

As prescribed in 538.7204(b) insert the following clause:

Special Ordering Procedures for the Acquisition of Order-Level Materials (May 2019)

      (a)  Definition.

     “Order-level materials” means supplies and/or services acquired in direct support of an individual task or delivery order placed against a Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract or FSS blanket purchase agreement (BPA), when the supplies and/or services are not known at the time of Schedule contract or FSS BPA award. The prices of order-level materials are not established in the FSS contract or FSS BPA. Order-level materials acquired following the procedures in paragraph (d) of this section are done so under the authority of the FSS program, pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 152(3), and are not open market items, which are discussed in FAR 8.402(f).

      (b) FAR 8.403(b) provides that GSA may establish special ordering procedures for a particular FSS.

      (c) The procedures in FAR subpart 8.4 apply to this contract, with the exceptions listed in this clause. If a requirement in this clause is inconsistent with FAR subpart 8.4, this clause takes precedence pursuant to FAR 8.403(b).

      (d)  Procedures for including order-level materials when placing an individual task or delivery order against an FSS contract or FSS BPA.

           (1) The procedures discussed in FAR 8.402(f) do not apply when placing task and delivery orders that include order-level materials.

           (2) Order-level materials are included in the definition of the term “material” in FAR clause 52.212-4 Alternate I, and therefore all provisions of FAR clause 52.212-4 Alternate I that apply to “materials” also apply to order-level materials. The ordering activity shall follow procedures under the Federal Travel Regulation and FAR Part 31 when order-level materials include travel.

           (3)  Order-level materials shall only be acquired in direct support of an individual task or delivery order and not as the primary basis or purpose of the order.

           (4) The value of order-level materials in a task or delivery order, or the cumulative value of order-level materials in orders against an FSS BPA awarded under a FSS contract shall not exceed 33.33%.

           (5)  All order-level materials shall be placed under the Order-Level Materials SIN.

           (6) Prior to the placement of an order that includes order-level materials, the Ordering Activity shall follow procedures in FAR 8.404(h).

           (7)  To support the price reasonableness of order-level materials–

                (i)  The contractor proposing order-level materials as part of a solution shall obtain a minimum of three quotes for each order-level material above the simplified acquisition threshold.

                     (A) One of these three quotes may include materials furnished by the contractor under FAR 52.212-4 Alt I (i)(1)(ii)(A).

                     (B)  If the contractor cannot obtain three quotes, the contractor shall maintain its documentation of why three quotes could not be obtained to support their determination.

                     (C) A contractor with an approved purchasing system per FAR 44.3 shall instead follow its purchasing system requirement and is exempt from the requirements in paragraphs (d)(7)(i)(A)-(B) of this clause.

                (ii)  The Ordering Activity Contracting Officer must make a determination that prices for all order-level materials are fair and reasonable. The Ordering Activity Contracting Officer may base this determination on a comparison of the quotes received in response to the task or delivery order solicitation or other relevant pricing information available.

                (iii) If indirect costs are approved per FAR 52.212-4(i)(1)(ii)(D)(2) Alternate I), the Ordering Activity Contracting Officer must make a determination that all indirect costs approved for payment are fair and reasonable. Supporting data shall be submitted in a form acceptable to the Ordering Activity Contracting Officer.

           (8) Prior to an increase in the ceiling price of order-level materials, the Ordering Activity Contracting Officer shall follow the procedures at FAR 8.404(h)(3)(iv).

           (9) In accordance with GSAR clause 552.238-83, Examination of Records by GSA, GSA has the authority to examine the Contractor's records for compliance with the pricing provisions in FAR clause 52.212-4 Alternate I, to include examination of any books, documents, papers, and records involving transactions related to the contract for overbillings, billing errors, and compliance with the IFF and the Sales Reporting clauses of the contract.

           (10)  OLMs are exempt from the following clauses:

                (i) 552.216-70 Economic Price Adjustment - FSS Multiple Award Schedule Contracts.

                (ii) 552.238-77 Submission and Distribution of Authorized FSS Schedule Pricelists.

                (iii) 552.238-81 Price Reductions.

           (11)  Exceptions for travel.

(i) Travel costs are governed by FAR 31.205-46 and therefore the requirements in paragraph (d)(7) do not apply to travel costs.

                (ii) Travel costs do not count towards the 33.33% limitation described in paragraph (d)(4) of this section.

                (iii) Travel costs are exempt from clause 552.238-80 Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting.

(End of clause)


552.239 [Reserved]


552.239-70 Information Technology Security Plan and Security Authorization.

As prescribed in 539.7002(a), insert the following provision:

Information Technology Security Plan and Security Authorization (Jun2011)

All offers/bids submitted in response to this solicitation must address the approach for completing the security plan and certification and security authorization requirements as required by the clause at 552.239-71, Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources.

(End of clause)


552.239-71 Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources.

As prescribed in 539.7002(b), insert the following clause:

Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources (Jan 2012)

      (a)   General. The Contractor shall be responsible for information technology (IT) security, based on General Services Administration (GSA) risk assessments, for all systems connected to a GSA network or operated by the Contractor for GSA, regardless of location. This clause is applicable to all or any part of the contract that includes information technology resources or services in which the Contractor has physical or electronic access to GSA’s information that directly supports the mission of GSA, as indicated by GSA. The term information technology, as used in this clause, means any equipment, including telecommunications equipment that is used in the automatic acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information. This includes major applications as defined by OMB Circular A-130. Examples of tasks that require security provisions include:

           (1)  Hosting of GSA e-Government sites or other IT operations;

           (2)  Acquisition, transmission, or analysis of data owned by GSA with significant replacement cost should the Contractors copy be corrupted;

           (3)  Access to GSA major applications at a level beyond that granted the general public; e.g., bypassing a firewall; and

           (4)  Any new information technology systems acquired for operations within the GSA must comply with the requirements of HSPD-12 and OMB M-11-11. Usage of the credentials must be implemented in accordance with OMB policy and NIST guidelines (e.g., NIST SP 800-116). The system must operate within the GSA’s access management environment. Exceptions must be requested in writing and can only be granted by the GSA Senior Agency Information Security Officer.

      (b) IT Security Plan. The Contractor shall develop, provide, implement, and maintain an IT Security Plan. This plan shall describe the processes and procedures that will be followed to ensure appropriate security of IT resources that are developed, processed, or used under this contract. The plan shall describe those parts of the contract to which this clause applies. The Contractors IT Security Plan shall comply with applicable Federal laws that include, but are not limited to, 40 U.S.C. 11331, the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002, and the E-Government Act of 2002. The plan shall meet IT security requirements in accordance with Federal and GSA policies and procedures. GSA’s Office of the Chief Information Officer issued “CIO IT Security Procedural Guide 09–48, Security Language for Information Technology Acquisitions Efforts,” to provide IT security standards, policies and reporting requirements. This document is incorporated by reference in all solicitations and contracts or task orders where an information system is contractor owned and operated on behalf of the Federal Government. The guide can be accessed at http://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/25690. Specific security requirements not specified in “CIO IT Security Procedural Guide 09–48, Security Language for Information Technology Acquisitions Efforts” shall be provided by the requiring activity.

      (c)   Submittal of IT Security Plan. Within 30 calendar days after contract award, the Contractor shall submit the IT Security Plan to the Contracting Officer and Contracting Officers Representative (COR) for acceptance. This plan shall be consistent with and further detail the approach contained in the contractors proposal or sealed bid that resulted in the award of this contract and in compliance with the requirements stated in this clause. The plan, as accepted by the Contracting Officer and COR, shall be incorporated into the contract as a compliance document. The Contractor shall comply with the accepted plan.

      (d)   Submittal of a Continuous Monitoring Plan. The Contractor must develop a continuous monitoring strategy that includes:

           (1)  A configuration management process for the information system and its constituent components;

           (2)  A determination of the security impact of changes to the information system and environment of operation;

           (3)  Ongoing security control assessments in accordance with the organizational continuous monitoring strategy;

           (4)  Reporting the security state of the information system to appropriate GSA officials; and

           (5)  All GSA general support systems and applications must implement continuous monitoring activities in accordance with this guide and NIST SP 800-37 Revision 1, Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems: A Security Life Cycle Approach.

      (e)   Security authorization. Within six (6) months after contract award, the Contractor shall submit written proof of IT security authorization for acceptance by the Contracting Officer. Such written proof may be furnished either by the Contractor or by a third party. The security authorization must be in accordance with NIST Special Publication 800-37. This security authorization will include a final security plan, risk assessment, security test and evaluation, and disaster recovery plan/continuity of operations plan. This security authorization, when accepted by the Contracting Officer, shall be incorporated into the contract as a compliance document, and shall include a final security plan, a risk assessment, security test and evaluation, and disaster recovery/continuity of operations plan. The Contractor shall comply with the accepted security authorization documentation.

      (f)   Annual verification. On an annual basis, the Contractor shall submit verification to the Contracting Officer that the IT Security plan remains valid.

      (g)   Warning notices. The Contractor shall ensure that the following banners are displayed on all GSA systems (both public and private) operated by the Contractor prior to allowing anyone access to the system:

     Government Warning

     **WARNING**WARNING**WARNING**

     Unauthorized access is a violation of U.S. law and General Services Administration policy, and may result in criminal or administrative penalties. Users shall not access other users or system files without proper authority. Absence of access controls IS NOT authorization for access! GSA information systems and related equipment are intended for communication, transmission, processing and storage of U.S. Government information. These systems and equipment are subject to monitoring by law enforcement and authorized Department officials. Monitoring may result in the acquisition, recording, and analysis of all data being communicated, transmitted, processed or stored in this system by law enforcement and authorized Department officials. Use of this system constitutes consent to such monitoring.

     **WARNING**WARNING**WARNING**

      (h)   Privacy Act notification. The Contractor shall ensure that the following banner is displayed on all GSA systems that contain Privacy Act information operated by the Contractor prior to allowing anyone access to the system:

     This system contains information protected under the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-579). Any privacy information displayed on the screen or printed shall be protected from unauthorized disclosure. Employees who violate privacy safeguards may be subject to disciplinary actions, a fine of up to $5,000, or both.

      (i)   Privileged or limited privileges access. Contractor personnel requiring privileged access or limited privileges access to systems operated by the Contractor for GSA or interconnected to a GSA network shall adhere to the specific contract security requirements contained within this contract and/or the Contract Security Classification Specification (DD Form 254).

      (j)   Training. The Contractor shall ensure that its employees performing under this contract receive annual IT security training in accordance with OMB Circular A-130, FISMA, and NIST requirements, as they may be amended from time to time during the term of this contract, with a specific emphasis on the rules of behavior.

      (k)   GSA access. The Contractor shall afford GSA access to the Contractor’s and subcontractors’ facilities, installations, operations, documentation, databases, IT systems and devices, and personnel used in performance of the contract, regardless of the location. Access shall be provided to the extent required, in GSA’s judgment, to conduct an inspection, evaluation, investigation or audit, including vulnerability testing to safeguard against threats and hazards to the integrity, availability and confidentiality of GSA data or to the function of information technology systems operated on behalf of GSA, and to preserve evidence of computer crime. This information shall be available to GSA upon request.

      (l)   Subcontracts. The Contractor shall incorporate the substance of this clause in all subcontracts that meet the conditions in paragraph (a) of this clause.

      (m)   Notification regarding employees. The Contractor shall immediately notify the Contracting Officer when an employee either begins or terminates employment when that employee has access to GSA information systems or data. If an employee’s employment is terminated, for any reason, access to GSA’s information systems or data shall be immediately disabled and the credentials used to access the information systems or data shall be immediately confiscated.

      (n)   Termination. Failure on the part of the Contractor to comply with the terms of this clause may result in termination of this contract.

(End of clause)


552.240 [Reserved]


552.241 [Reserved]


552.241-70 Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year or Quarter.

As prescribed in 541.501, insert the clause 552.241-70, Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year or Quarter, instead of FAR 52.232-19, in all utility acquisitions.

Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year or Quarter (Sep2010)

Funds are not presently available for performance under this contract beyond ________. The Government’s obligation for performance of this contract beyond that date is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise for performance under this contract beyond _____, until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for performance and until the Contractor receives notice of availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer.

(End of clause)


552.241-71 Disputes (Utility Contracts).

As prescribed in 541.501, insert clause 552.241-71, Disputes (Utility Contracts), in solicitations and contracts for utility services subject to the jurisdiction and regulation of a utility rate commission.

Disputes (Utility Contracts) (Sep2010)

The requirements of the Disputes clause at FAR 52.233-1 are supplemented to provide that matters involving the interpretation of tariffed retail rates, tariff rate schedules, and tariffed terms provided under this contract are subject to the jurisdiction and regulation of the utility rate commission having jurisdiction.

(End of clause)


552.242 [Reserved]


552.242-70 Status Report of Orders and Shipments.

As prescribed in 542.1107, insert the following clause:

Status Report of Orders and Shipments (Feb2009)

      (a)  The Contractor shall furnish to the Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO) a report covering orders received and shipments made during each calendar month of contract performance. The information required by the Government shall be reported on GSAForm1678, Status Report of Orders and Shipments, in accordance with instructions on the form. The information required by the GSAForm1678 may also be submitted in an automated printout form if authorized by the ACO. Alternatively, the required information may be reported by electronic data interchange using ANSI standards. For further information, contact GSA, Contract Administration Division [Insert appropriate telephone number of QVOC]. Reports shall be forwarded to the ACO no later than the seventh workday of the succeeding month.

      (b)  A copy of GSA Form 1678 will be forwarded to the Contractor with the contract. Additional copies of the form, if needed, may be reproduced by the Contractor.

(End of clause)


552.243 [Reserved]


552.243-71 Equitable Adjustments.

As prescribed in 543.205, insert the following clause:

Equitable Adjustments (Mar 2019)

      (a)  This clause governs the determination of equitable adjustments to which the Contractor may be entitled under the “Changes” clause prescribed by FAR 52.243-4, the “Changes and Changed Conditions” clause prescribed by FAR 52.243-5, the “Differing Site Conditions” clause prescribed by FAR 52.236-2, and any other provision of this contract allowing entitlement to an equitable adjustment. This clause does not govern determination of the Contractor’s relief allowable under the “Suspension of Work” clause prescribed by FAR 52.242-14.

      (b)  At the written request of the Contracting Officer, the Contractor shall submit a proposal, in accordance with the requirements set forth herein, for an equitable adjustment to the contract for changes or other conditions that may entitle a Contractor to an equitable adjustment. If the Contractor deems an oral or written order to be a change to the contract, it shall promptly submit to the Contracting Officer a proposal for equitable adjustment attributable to such deemed change. The proposal shall also conform to the requirements set forth herein.

      (c)  The proposal shall be submitted within the time specified in the “Changes”, “Changes and Changed Conditions”, or “Differing Site Conditions” clause, as applicable, or such other time as may reasonably be required by the Contracting Officer.

      (d)  Proposals for equitable adjustments, including no cost requests for adjustment of the contract’s required completion date, shall include a detailed breakdown of the following elements, as applicable:

           (1)  Direct Costs.

           (2)  Markups.

           (3)  Change to the time for completion specified in the contract.

      (e)   Direct Costs. The Contractor shall separately identify each item of deleted and added work associated with the change or other condition giving rise to entitlement to an equitable adjustment, including increases or decreases to unchanged work impacted by the change. For each item of work so identified, the Contractor shall propose for itself and, if applicable, its first two tiers of subcontractors, the following direct costs:

           (1)  Material cost broken down by trade, supplier, material description, quantity of material units, and unit cost (including all manufacturing burden associated with material fabrication and cost of delivery to site, unless separately itemized);

           (2)  Labor cost broken down by trade, employer, occupation, quantity of labor hours, and burdened hourly labor rate, together with itemization of applied labor burdens (exclusive of employer’s overhead, profit, and any labor cost burdens carried in employer’s overhead rate);

           (3)  Cost of equipment required to perform the work, identified with material to be placed or operation to be performed;

           (4)  Cost of preparation and/or revision to shop drawings and other submittals with detail set forth in paragraphs (e)(1) and (e)(2) of this clause;

           (5)  Delivery costs, if not included in material unit costs;

           (6)  Time-related costs not separately identified as direct costs, and not included in the Contractor’s or subcontractors’ overhead rates, as specified in paragraph (g) of this clause; and

           (7)  Other direct costs.

      (f)  Marked-up costs of subcontractors below the second tier may be treated as other direct costs of a second tier subcontractor, unless the Contracting Officer requires a detailed breakdown under paragraph (i) of this clause.

      (g)   Extensions of Time and Time-related Costs. The Contractor shall propose a daily rate for each firm’s time-related costs during the affected period, and, for each firm, the increase or decrease in the number of work days of performance attributable to the change or other condition giving rise to entitlement to an equitable adjustment, with supporting analysis. Entitlement to time and time-related costs shall be determined as follows:

           (1)  Increases or decreases to a firm’s time-related costs shall be allowed only if such increase or decrease necessarily and exclusively results from the change or other condition giving rise to entitlement to an equitable adjustment.

           (2)  The Contractor shall not be entitled to an extension of time or recovery of its own time-related costs except to the extent that such change or other condition necessarily and exclusively causes its duration of performance to extend beyond the completion date specified in the contract.

           (3)  Costs may be characterized as time-related costs only if they are incurred solely to support performance of this contract and the increase or decrease in such costs is solely dependent upon the duration of a firm’s performance of work.

           (4)  Costs may not be characterized as time-related costs if they are included in the calculation of a firm’s overhead rate.

           (5)  Equitable adjustment of time and time-related costs shall not be allowed unless the analysis supporting the proposal complies with provisions specified elsewhere in this contract regarding the Contractor’s project schedule.

      (h)   Markups. For each firm whose direct costs are separately identified in the proposal, the Contractor shall propose an overhead rate, profit rate, and where applicable, a bond rate and insurance rate. Markups shall be determined and applied as follows:

           (1)  Overhead rates shall be negotiated, and may be subject to audit and adjustment.

           (2)  Profit rates shall be negotiated, but shall not exceed ten percent, unless entitlement to a higher rate of profit may be demonstrated.

           (3)  The Contractor and its subcontractor[s] shall not be allowed overhead or profit on the overhead or profit received by a subcontractor, except to the extent that the subcontractor’s costs are properly included in other direct costs as specified in paragraph (f) of this clause.

           (4)  Overhead rates shall be applied to the direct costs of work performed by a firm, and shall not be allowed on the direct costs of work performed by a subcontractor to that firm at any tier except as set forth below in paragraphs (h)(6) and (h)(7) of this clause.

           (5)  Profit rates shall be applied to the sum of a firm’s direct costs and the overhead allowed on the direct costs of work performed by that firm.

           (6)  Overhead and profit shall be allowed on the direct costs of work performed by a subcontractor within two tiers of a firm at rates equal to only fifty percent of the overhead and profit rates negotiated pursuant to paragraphs (h)(1) and (h)(2) of this clause for that firm, but not in excess of ten percent when combined.

           (7)  Overhead and profit shall not be allowed on the direct costs of a subcontractor more than two tiers below the firm claiming overhead and profit for subcontractor direct costs.

           (8)  If changes to a Contractor’s or subcontractor’s bond or insurance premiums are computed as a percentage of the gross change in contract value, markups for bond and insurance shall be applied after all overhead and profit is applied. Bond and insurance rates shall not be applied if the associated costs are included in the calculation of a firm’s overhead rate.

           (9)  No markup shall be applied to a firm’s costs other than those specified herein.

      (i)  At the request of the Contracting Officer, the Contractor shall provide such other information as may be reasonably necessary to allow evaluation of the proposal. If the proposal includes significant costs incurred by a subcontractor below the second tier, the Contracting Officer may require the same detail for those costs as required for the first two tiers of subcontractors, and markups shall be applied to these subcontractor costs in accordance with paragraph (h).

      (j)   Proposal Preparation Costs. If performed by the firm claiming them, proposal preparations costs shall be included in the labor hours proposed as direct costs. If performed by an outside consultant or law firm, proposal preparation costs shall be treated as other direct costs to the firm incurring them. Requests for proposal preparation costs shall include the following:

           (1)  A copy of the contract or other documentation identifying the consultant or firm, the scope of the services performed, the manner in which the consultant or firm was to be compensated, and if compensation was paid on an hourly basis, the fully burdened and marked-up hourly rates for the services provided.

           (2)  If compensation was paid on an hourly basis, documentation of the quantity of hours worked, including descriptions of the activities for which the hours were billed, and applicable rates.

           (3)  Written proof of payment of the costs requested. The sufficiency of the proof shall be determined by the Contracting Officer.

      (k)  Proposal preparation costs shall be allowed only if—

           (1)  The nature and complexity of the change or other condition giving rise to entitlement to an equitable adjustment warrants estimating, scheduling, or other effort not reasonably foreseeable at the time of contract award;

           (2)  Proposed costs are not included in a firm’s time-related costs or overhead rate; and

           (3)  Proposed costs were incurred prior to a Contracting Officer’s unilateral determination of an equitable adjustment under the conditions set forth in paragraph (o), or were incurred prior to the time the request for equitable adjustment otherwise became a matter in dispute.

      (l) Proposed direct costs, markups, and proposal preparation costs shall be allowable in the determination of an equitable adjustment only if they are reasonable and otherwise consistent with the contract cost principles and procedures set forth in 31 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR 31) in effect on the date of this contract. Characterization of costs as direct costs, time-related costs, or overhead costs must be consistent with the requesting firm’s accounting practices on other work under this contract and other contracts.

      (m)  If the Contracting Officer determines that it is in the Government’s interest that the Contractor proceed with a change before negotiation of an equitable adjustment is completed, the Contracting Officer may order the Contractor to proceed on the basis of a unilateral modification to the contract increasing or decreasing the contract price by an amount to be determined later. Such increase or decrease shall not exceed the increase or decrease proposed by the Contractor.

      (n)  If the parties cannot agree to an equitable adjustment, the Contracting Officer may determine the equitable adjustment unilaterally.

      (o)  The Contractor shall not be entitled to any proposal preparation costs incurred subsequent to the date of a unilateral determination or denial of the request if the Contracting Officer issues a unilateral determination or denial under any of the following circumstances:

           (1)  The Contractor fails to submit a proposal within the time required by this contract or such time as may reasonably be required by the Contracting Officer.

           (2)  The Contractor fails to submit additional information requested by the Contracting Officer within the time reasonably required.

           (3)  Agreement to an equitable adjustment cannot be reached within 60 days of submission of the Contractor’s proposal or receipt of additional requested information, despite the Contracting Officer’s diligent efforts to negotiate the equitable adjustment.

     (End of clause)


552.246 [Reserved]


552.246-70 Source Inspection by Quality Approved Manufacturer.

As prescribed in 546.302-70, insert the following clause:

Source Inspection by Quality Approved Manufacturer (July 2009)

      (a)   Inspection system and inspection facilities.

(1) The inspection system maintained by the Contractor under the Inspection of Supplies—Fixed Price clause (FAR 52.246-2) of this contract shall be maintained throughout the contract period. Unless otherwise authorized in writing by the Contracting Officer, the Contractor shall comply with all requirements of editions in effect on the date of the solicitation of either Federal Standard 368 or the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard 9001:2000 (Quality Management Systems—Requirements). A documented description of the inspection system shall be made available to the Government before contract award. At the sole discretion of the Contracting Officer, he/she may authorize in writing exceptions to the quality assurance standards identified above. The Contractor shall immediately notify the Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO) of any changes made in the inspection system during the contract period. As used herein, the term “inspection system” means the Contractor’s own facility or any other facility acceptable to the Government that will be used to perform inspections or tests of materials and components before incorporation into end articles and for inspection of such end articles before shipment. When the manufacturing plant is located outside of the United States, the Contractor shall arrange delivery of the items from a plant or warehouse located in the United States (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) equipped to perform all inspections and tests required by the contract or specifications to evidence conformance therewith, or shall arrange with a testing laboratory or other facility in the United States, acceptable to the Government, to perform the required inspections and tests.

           (2)  In addition to the requirements in Federal Standard 368, ISO 9001:2000 or as otherwise approved by the Government, records shall include the date inspection and testing were performed. These records shall be available for (i) 3 years after final payment; or (ii) 4 years from the end of the Contractor’s fiscal year in which the record was created, whichever period expires first.

           (3)  Offerors are required to specify, in the space provided elsewhere in this solicitation, the name and address of each manufacturing plant or other facility where supplies will be available for inspection, indicating the item number(s) to which each applies.

           (4)  The Contractor shall provide the Administrative Contracting Officer ACO with the name(s) of the individual and an alternate responsible for the inspection system. In the event that the designated individual(s) becomes unavailable to oversee the inspection system, the Contractor, within 10 calendar days of such event, shall provide the ACO with the names of the replacement individual(s).

      (b)   Inspection by the Contractor.The Contractor is required to demonstrate that the supplies in the shipment have been subject to and have passed all inspections and tests required by the contract and meet the requirements of the contract.

      (c)   Inspection by Government personnel.

(1)  Although the Government will normally rely upon the Contractor’s representation as to the quality of supplies shipped, it reserves the right under the Inspection of Supplies—Fixed Price clause to inspect and test all supplies called for by this contract, before acceptance, at all times and places, including the point of manufacture. When the Government notifies the Contractor of its intent to inspect supplies before shipment, the Contractor shall notify or arrange for subcontractors to notify the designated GSA quality assurance office 7 workdays before the date when supplies will be ready for inspection. Shipment shall not be made until inspection by the Government is completed and shipment is authorized by the Government.

           (2)  The offeror shall indicate, in the spaces provided below, the location(s) at which the supplies will be inspected or made available for inspection.

          INSPECTION POINT

ITEM NO(S)

NAME OF MANUFACTURER

NAME, ADDRESS (Including County), and

TELEPHONE NUMBER

____________

____________

____________

____________

____________

____________

____________

____________

____________

____________

____________

____________

Note:

NOTE: If additional space is needed, the offeror may furnish the requested information by an attachment to the offer.

           (3)  During the contract period, a Government representative may periodically select samples of supplies produced under this contract for Government verification, inspection, and testing. Samples selected for testing will be disposed of as follows: Samples from an accepted lot, not damaged in the testing process, will be returned promptly to the Contractor after completion of tests. Samples damaged in the testing process will be disposed of as requested by the Contractor. Samples from a rejected lot will be returned to the Contractor or disposed of in a time and manner agreeable to both the Contractor and the Government.

      (d)   Quality deficiencies.

(1)  Notwithstanding any other clause of this contract concerning the conclusiveness of acceptance by the Government, any supplies or production lots shipped under this contract found to be defective in material or workmanship, or otherwise not in conformity with the requirements of this contract within a period of _____* months after acceptance shall, at the Government’s option, be replaced, repaired, or otherwise corrected by the Contractor at no cost to the Government within 30 calendar days (or such longer period as the Contracting Officer may authorize in writing) after receipt of notice to replace or correct. The Contractor shall remove, at its own expense, supplies rejected or required to be replaced, repaired, or corrected. When the nature of the defect affects an entire batch or lot of supplies, and the Contracting Officer determines that correction can best be accomplished by retaining the nonconforming supplies, and reducing the contract price by an equitable amount under the circumstances, then the equitable price adjustment shall apply to the entire batch or lot of supplies from which the nonconforming item was taken.

           (2)  The Contractor may be issued a Quality Deficiency Notice (QDN) if:

                (i)  Supplies in process, shipped, or awaiting shipment to fill Government orders are found not to comply with contract requirements, or

                (ii)  deficiencies in either plant quality or process controls are found. Upon receipt of a QDN, the Contractor shall take immediate corrective action and shall suspend shipment of the supplies covered by the QDN until such time as corrective action has been completed. The Contractor shall notify the Government representative, within 5 workdays, of the action plan or the corrective action taken. The Government may elect to verify the corrective action at the Contractor location(s). Shipments of nonconforming supplies will be returned at the Contractor’s expense and may constitute cause for termination of the contract. Delays due to the insurance of a QDN do not constitute excusable delay under the default clause of this contract. Failure to complete corrective action in a timely manner may result in termination of the contract.

           (3)  This contract may be terminated for default if subsequent Government inspection discloses that plant quality or process controls are not being maintained, supplies that do not meet the requirements of the contract are being shipped, or if the contractor fails to comply with any other requirement of this clause.

      (e)   Additional cost for inspection and testing. The Contractor shall be charged for any additional cost of inspection/testing or reinspecting/retesting supplies for the reasons stated in paragraph (e) of FAR 52.246-2, Inspection of Supplies-Fixed Price. When inspection or testing is performed by or under the direction of GSA, charges will be at the rate of $ _____* per man-hour or fraction thereof if the inspection is at a GSA distribution center; $ _____* per man-hour or fraction thereof, plus travel costs incurred, if the inspection is at any other location; and $ _____* per man-hour or fraction thereof for laboratory testing, except that when a testing facility other than a GSA laboratory performs all or part of the required tests, the Contractor shall be assessed the actual cost incurred by the Government as a result of testing at such facility. When inspection is performed by or under the direction of any agency other than GSA, the charges indicated above may be used, or the agency may assess the actual cost of performing the inspection and testing.

      (f)   Responsibility for rejected supplies. When the Contractor fails to remove or provide instructions for the removal of rejected supplies under paragraph(d) of this clause, pursuant to the Contracting Officer’s instructions, the Contractor shall be liable for all costs incurred by the Government in taking such measures as are expedient to avoid unnecessary loss to the Contractor. In addition to the remedies provided in FAR 52.246-2, supplies may be—

           (1)   Stored and charged against the Contractor’s account;

           (2)   Reshipped to the Contractor at its expense (any additional expense incurred by the Government or the freight carrier caused by the refusal of the Contractor to accept their return shall also be charged against the Contractor’s account);

           (3)   Sold to the highest bidder on the open market and the proceeds applied against the accumulated storage and other costs, including the cost of the sale; or

           (4)   Otherwise disposed of by the Government.

      (g)   Subcontracting requirements. The Contractor shall insert in any subcontracts the inspection or testing provisions set forth in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this clause and the Inspection of Supplies—Fixed Price clause of this contract. The Contractor shall be responsible for compliance by any subcontractor with the provisions set forth in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this clause and the Inspection of Supplies—Fixed Price clause.

* Normally insert 12 months as the period during which defective or otherwise nonconforming supplies must be replaced. However, when the supplies being bought have a shelf life of less than 1 year, you should use the shelf-life period, or in the instance where you reasonably expect a longer period to be available, you should use the longer period.

** The rates to be inserted are established by the Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service or a designee.

(End of clause)


552.246-71 Source Inspection by Government.

As prescribed in 546.302-71, insert the following clause:

Source Inspection by Government (June 2009)

      (a)   Inspection by Government personnel.

           (1)  Supplies to be furnished under this contract will be inspected at source by the Government before shipment from the manufacturing plant or other facility designated by the Contractor, unless the Contractor is otherwise notified in writing by the Contracting Officer or a designated representative. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Government may perform any or all tests contained in the contract specifications at a Government facility without prior written notice by the Contracting Officer before release of the supplies for shipment. Samples sent to a Government testing facility will be disposed of as follows: Samples from an accepted lot, not damaged in the testing process, will be returned promptly to the Contractor after completion of tests. Samples damaged in the testing process will be disposed of as requested by the Contractor. Samples from a rejected lot will be returned to the Contractor or disposed of in a time and manner agreeable to both the Contractor and the Government.

           (2)  Government inspection responsibility will be assigned to the GSA quality assurance office which has jurisdiction over the State in which the Contractor’s or subcontractor’s plant or other designated point for inspection is located. The Contractor shall notify or arrange for subcontractors to notify the designated GSA quality assurance office 7 workdays before the date when supplies will be ready for inspection. Shipment shall not be made until after inspection by the Government is completed and shipment is authorized by the Government.

      (b)   Inspection and receiving reports. For each shipment, the Contractor shall be responsible for preparation and distribution of inspection documents as follows: (1) DD Form 250, Material Inspection and Receiving Report, or computer formatted equivalent for deliveries to military agencies; or (2) GSA Form 308, Notice of Inspection for deliveries to GSA or other civilian agencies. When required, the Contractor will be furnished a supply of GSA Form 308 and/or DD Form 250, and complete instructions for their preparation and distribution.

      (c)   Inspection facilities.

(1) The inspection system required to be maintained by the Contractor in accordance with FAR 52.246-2, Inspection of Supplies—Fixed Price, may be the Contractor’s own facilities or any other facilities acceptable to the Government. These facilities shall be utilized to perform all inspections and tests of materials and components before incorporation into end articles, and for the inspection of such end articles before shipment. The Government reserves the right to evaluate the acceptability and effectiveness of the Contractor’s inspection system before award and periodically during the contract period.

           (2)  Offerors are required to specify, in the spaces provided elsewhere in the solicitation, the name and address of each manufacturing plant or other facility where supplies will be available for inspection, indicating the item number(s) to which each applies.

           (3)  The Contractor shall deliver the items specified in this contract from a plant or warehouse located within the United States (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) that is equipped to perform all inspections and tests required by this contract or specifications to evidence conformance therewith, or shall arrange with a testing laboratory or other facility in the United States, acceptable to the Government, to perform the required inspections and tests.

      (d)   Availability of records.

(1)  In addition to any other requirement of this contract, the Contractor shall maintain records showing the following information for each order received under the contract:

                (i)  Order number;

                (ii)  Date order received by the Contractor;

                (iii)  Quantity ordered;

                (iv)  Date scheduled into production;

                (v)  Batch or lot number, if applicable;

                (vi)  Date inspected and/or tested;

                (vii)  Date available for shipment;

                (viii)  Date shipped or date service completed; and

                (ix)  National Stock Number (NSN), or if none is provided in the contract, the applicable item number or other contractual identification.

           (2)  These records should be maintained at the point of source inspection and shall be available to the Contracting Officer, or an authorized representative, for (i) 3 years after final payment; or (ii) 4 years from the end of the Contractor’s fiscal year in which the record was created, whichever period expires first.

      (e)   Additional cost for inspection and testing. The Contractor will be charged for any additional cost for inspecting/testing or reinspection/ retesting supplies for the reasons stated in paragraph (e) of FAR 52.246-2, Inspection of Supplies—Fixed Price. When inspection or testing is performed by or under the direction of GSA, charges will be at the rate of $_____* per man-hour or fraction thereof if the inspection is at a GSA distribution center; $ _____* per man-hour or fraction thereof, plus travel costs incurred, if the inspection is at any other location; and $_____* per man-hour or fraction thereof for laboratory testing, except that when a testing facility other than a GSA laboratory performs all or part of the required tests, the Contractor shall be assessed the actual cost incurred by the Government as a result of testing at such facility. When inspection is performed by or under the direction of any agency other than GSA, the charges indicated above may be used, or the agency may assess the actual cost of performing the inspection and testing.

      (f)   Responsibility for rejected supplies. When the Contractor fails to remove or provide instructions for the removal of rejected supplies under FAR 52.246-2(h) pursuant to the Contracting Officer’s instructions, the Contractor shall be liable for all costs incurred by the Government in taking such measures as are expedient to avoid unnecessary loss to the Contractor. In addition to the remedies provided in FAR 52.246-2, supplies may be—

           (1)  Stored for the Contractor’s account;

           (2)  Reshipped to the Contractor at its expense (any additional expense incurred by the Government or the freight carrier caused by the refusal of the Contractor to accept their return also shall be for the Contractor’s account); or

           (3)  Sold to the highest bidder on the open market and the proceeds applied against the accumulated storage and other costs, including the cost of the sale.

*The rates to be inserted are established by the Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service or a designee.

(End of clause)


552.246-72 Final Inspection and Tests.

As prescribed in 546.312, insert the following clause:

Final Inspection and Tests (Sep1999)

The Contractor shall give written notice to the Contracting Officer at least 10calendar days before the date the work will be completed and ready for final inspection and tests. Final inspection and tests will begin within 10calendar days after the date specified in the Contractor’s notice unless the Contracting Officer determines that the work is not ready for final inspection and so informs the Contractor.

(End of clause)


552.246-77 Additional Contract Warranty Provisions for Supplies of a Noncomplex Nature.

As prescribed in 546.710, insert the following clause in solicitations and contracts that include FAR 52.246-17, Warranty of Supplies of a Noncomplex Nature.

Additional Contract Warranty Provisions for Supplies of a Noncomplex Nature (June2009)

      (a)   Definitions. Correction, as used in this clause, means the elimination of a defect.

      (b)   Contractor’s obligations. When return, correction, or replacement is required, the Contractor shall be responsible for all costs attendant to the return, correction, or replacement of the nonconforming supplies. Any removal in connection with the above shall be done by the Contractor at its expense.

      (c)   Remedies available to the Government. When the nature of the defect in the nonconforming item is such that the defect affects an entire batch or lot of material, then the equitable price adjustment shall apply to the entire batch or lot of material from which the nonconforming item was taken.

(End of clause)


552.246-78 Inspection at Destination.

As prescribed in 546.302-72 insert the following clause:

Inspection at Destination (June2009)

Inspection of all purchases under this contract will be made at destination by an authorized Government representative.


552.252 [Reserved]


552.252-5 Authorized Deviations in Provisions.

As prescribed in 552.107-70(a), insert the following provision:

Authorized Deviations in Provisions (Deviation FAR 52.252-5) (Sep 1999)

      (a)   Deviations to FAR provisions.

(1)  This solicitation indicates any authorized deviation to a Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) provision by the addition of “(DEVIATION)” after the date of the provision, if the provision is not published in the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 5).

           (2)  This solicitation indicates any authorized deviation to a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provision that is published in the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation by the addition of “(DEVIATION (FAR provision no.))” after the date of the provision.

      (b)   Deviations to GSAR provisions. This solicitation indicates any authorized deviation to a General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation provision by the addition of “(DEVIATION)” after the date of the provision.

      (c)   “Substantially the same as” provisions. Changes in wording of provisions prescribed for use on a “substantially the same as” basis are not considered deviations.

(End of clause)


552.252-6 Authorized Deviations in Clauses.

As prescribed in 552.107-70(b), insert the following clause:

Authorized Deviations in Clauses (Deviation FAR 52.252-6) (Sep 1999)

      (a)   Deviations to FAR clauses.

(1)  This solicitation or contract indicates any authorized deviation to a Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause by the addition of “(DEVIATION)” after the date of the clause, if the clause is not published in the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 5).

           (2)  This solicitation indicates any authorized deviation to a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause that is published in the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation by the addition of “(DEVIATION (FAR clause no.))” after the date of the clause.

      (b)   Deviations to GSAR clauses. This solicitation indicates any authorized deviation to a General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation clause by the addition of “(DEVIATION)” after the date of the clause.

      (c)   “Substantially the same as” clauses. Changes in wording of clauses prescribed for use on a “substantially the same as” basis are not considered deviations.

(End of clause)


552.270 [Reserved]


552.270-1 Instructions to Offerors—Acquisition of Leasehold Interests in Real Property.

As prescribed in 570.702, insert the following provision:

Instructions to Offerors—Acquisition of Leasehold Interests in Real Property (Jun2011)

      (a)   Definitions. As used in this provision—

     “Discussions” are negotiations that occur after establishment of the competitive range that may, at the Contracting Officer’s discretion, result in the offeror being allowed to revise its proposal.

     “In writing, writing or written” means any worded or numbered expression that can be read, reproduced, and later communicated, and includes electronically transmitted and stored information.

     “Proposal modification” is a change made to a proposal before the solicitation’s closing date and time, or made in response to an amendment, or made to correct a mistake at any time before award.

     “Proposal revision” is a change to a proposal made after the solicitation closing date, at the request of or as allowed by a Contracting Officer as the result of negotiations.

     “Time,” if stated as a number of days, is calculated using calendar days, unless otherwise specified, and will include Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays. However, if the last day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, then the period shall include the next working day.

      (b)   Amendments to solicitations. If this solicitation is amended, all terms and conditions that are not amended remain unchanged. Offerors shall acknowledge receipt of any amendment to this solicitation by the date and time specified in the amendment(s).

      (c)   Submission, modification, revision, and withdrawal of proposals.

(1)  Unless other methods (e.g.,electronic commerce or facsimile) are permitted in the solicitation, proposals and modifications to proposals shall be submitted in paper media in sealed envelopes or packages Offers must be:

                (i)  Submitted on the forms prescribed and furnished by the Government as a part of this solicitation or on copies of those forms, and

                (ii)  Signed. The person signing an offer must initial each erasure or change appearing on any offer form. If the offeror is a partnership, the names of the partners composing the firm must be included with the offer.

           (2)   Late proposals and revisions.

(i)  The Government will not consider any proposal received at the office designated in the solicitation after the exact time specified for receipt of offers unless it is received before the Government makes award and it meets at least one of the following conditions:

                     (A)  It was sent by registered or certified mail not later than the calendar day before the date specified for receipt of offers (e.g.,an offer submitted in response to a solicitation requiring receipt of offers by the 20th of the month must have been mailed by the 15th).

                     (B)  It was sent by mail (or telegram or facsimile, if authorized) or hand-carried (including delivery by a commercial carrier) if it is determined by the Government that the late receipt was due primarily to Government mishandling after receipt at the Government installation.

                     (C)  It was sent by U.S. Postal Service Express Mail Next Day Service-Post Office to Addressee, not later than 5:00p.m. at the place of mailing two working days prior to the date specified for receipt of proposals. The term “working days” excludes weekends and U.S. Federal holidays.

                     (D)  It was transmitted through an electronic commerce method authorized by the solicitation and was received at the initial point of entry to the Government infrastructure not later than 5:00p.m. one working day prior to the date specified for receipt of proposals.

                     (E)  There is acceptable evidence to establish that it was received at the activity designated for receipt of offers and was under the Government’s control prior to the time set for receipt of offers, and that the Contracting Officer determines that accepting the late offer would not unduly delay the procurement.

                     (F)  It is the only proposal received.

                (ii)  Any modification or revision of a proposal or response to request for information, including any final proposal revision, is subject to the same conditions as in paragraphs(c)(2)(i)(A) through (c)(2)(i)(E) of this provision.

                (iii)  The only acceptable evidence to establish the date of mailing of a late proposal or modification or revision sent either by registered or certified mail is the U.S. or Canadian Postal Service postmark both on the envelope or wrapper and on the original receipt from the U.S. or Canadian Postal Service. Both postmarks must show a legible date or the proposal, response to a request for information, or modification or revision shall be processed as if mailed late. “Postmark” means a printed, stamped, or otherwise placed impression (exclusive of a postage meter machine impression) that is readily identifiable without further action as having been supplied and affixed by employees of the U.S. or Canadian Postal Service on the date of mailing. Therefore, offerors or respondents should request the postal clerk to place a legible hand cancellation bull’s eye postmark on both the receipt and the envelope or wrapper.

                (iv)  Acceptable evidence to establish the time of receipt at the Government installation includes the time/date stamp of that installation on the proposal wrapper, other documentary evidence of receipt maintained by the installation, or oral testimony or statements of Government personnel.

                (v)  The only acceptable evidence to establish the date of mailing of a late offer, modification or revision, or withdrawal sent by Express Mail Next Day Service-Post Office to Addressee is the date entered by the post office receiving clerk on the “Express Mail Next Day Service-Post Office to Addressee” label and the postmark on both the envelope or wrapper and on the original receipt from the U.S. Postal Service. “Postmark” has the same meaning as defined in paragraph(c)(2)(iii) of this provision, excluding postmarks of the Canadian Postal Service. Therefore, offerors or respondents should request the postal clerk to place a legible hand cancellation bull’s eye postmark on both the receipt and the envelope or wrapper.

                (vi)  Notwithstanding paragraph(c)(2)(i) of this provision, a late modification or revision of an otherwise successful proposal that makes its terms more favorable to the Government will be considered at any time it is received and may be accepted.

                (vii)  An offeror may withdraw its proposal by written notice or telegram (including mailgram) received at any time before award. If the solicitation authorizes facsimile proposals, an offeror may withdraw its proposal via facsimile received at any time before award, subject to the conditions specified in the provision entitled “Facsimile Proposals.” Proposals may be withdrawn in person by an offeror or an authorized representative, if the representative’s identity is made known and the representative signs a receipt for the proposal before award.

                (viii)  If an emergency or unanticipated event interrupts normal Government processes so that proposals cannot be received at the office designated for receipt of proposals by the exact time specified in the solicitation, and urgent Government requirements preclude amendment of the solicitation or other notice of an extension of the closing date, the time specified for receipt of proposals will be deemed to be extended to the same time of day specified in the solicitation on the first work day on which normal Government processes resume. If no time is specified in the solicitation, the time for receipt is 4:30p.m., local time, for the designated Government office.

           (3)  Any information given to a prospective offeror concerning this solicitation will be furnished promptly to all other prospective offerors, if that information is necessary in submitting offers or if the lack of it would be prejudicial to any other prospective offeror.

           (4)  Offerors may submit modifications to their proposals at any time before the solicitation closing date and time, and may submit modifications in response to an amendment, or to correct a mistake at any time before award.

           (5)  Offerors may submit revised proposals only if requested or allowed by the Contracting Officer.

           (6)  The Government will construe an offer to be in full and complete compliance with this solicitation unless the offer describes any deviation in the offer.

           (7)  Offerors may submit proposals that depart from stated requirements. Such a proposal shall clearly identify why the acceptance of the proposal would be advantageous to the Government. The proposal must clearly identify and explicitly define any deviations from the terms and conditions of the solicitation, as well as the comparative advantage to the Government. The Government reserves the right to amend the solicitation to allow all offerors an opportunity to submit revised proposals based on the revised requirements.

      (d)   Restriction on disclosure and use of data. An offeror that includes in its proposal data that it does not want disclosed to the public for any purpose, or used by the Government except for evaluation purposes, must meet both of the following conditions:

           (1)  Mark the title page with the following legend:

          This proposal includes data that shall not be disclosed outside the Government and shall not be duplicated, used, or disclosed—in whole or in part—for any purpose other than to evaluate this proposal. If, however, a lease is awarded to this offeror as a result of—or in connection with—the submission of this data, the Government shall have the right to duplicate, use, or disclose the data to the extent provided in the resulting contract. This restriction does not limit the Government’s right to use information contained in this data if it is obtained from another source without restriction. The data subject to this restriction are contained in sheets [insert numbers or other identification of sheets].

           (2)  Mark each sheet of data it wishes to restrict with the following legend:

          Use or disclosure of data contained on this sheet is subject to the restriction on the title page of this proposal.

      (e)   Lease award.

(1)  The Government intends to award a lease resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose proposal represents the best value after evaluation in accordance with the factors and subfactors in the solicitation.

           (2)  The Government may reject any or all proposals if such action is in the Government’s interest.

           (3)  The Government may waive informalities and minor irregularities in proposals received.

           (4)  The Government intends to evaluate proposals and award a lease after conducting discussions with offerors whose proposals have been determined to be within the competitive range. If the Contracting Officer determines that the number of proposals that would otherwise be in the competitive range exceeds the number at which an efficient competition can be conducted, the Contracting Officer may limit the number of proposals in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated proposals. Therefore, the offeror’s initial proposal should contain the offeror’s best terms from a price and technical standpoint.

           (5)  Exchanges with offerors after receipt of a proposal do not constitute a rejection or counteroffer by the Government.

           (6)  The Government may determine that a proposal is unacceptable if the prices proposed are materially unbalanced between line items or subline items. Unbalanced pricing exists when, despite an acceptable total evaluated price, the price of one or more contract line items is significantly overstated or understated as indicated by the application of cost or price analysis techniques. A proposal may be rejected if the Contracting Officer determines that the lack of balance poses an unacceptable risk to the Government.

           (7)  The execution and delivery of the Lease contract by the Government establishes a valid award and contract.

           (8)  The Government may disclose the following information in postaward debriefings to other offerors:

                (i)  The overall evaluated cost or price and technical rating of the successful offeror;

                (ii)  The overall ranking of all offerors, when any ranking was developed by the agency during source selection; and

                (iii)  A summary of the rationale for award.

      (f)   Paperwork collection. The information collection requirements contained in this solicitation/contract are either required by regulation or approved by the Office of Management and Budget pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act and assigned OMB Control No. 3090-0163.

(End of provision)

Alternate I (Mar 1998). As prescribed in 570.702, substitute the following paragraph for paragraph (c)(2)(i) of the basic provision:

(a)  (i) Any offer received at the office designated in the solicitation after the exact time specified for receipt of final proposal revisions will not be considered unless it is received before award is made and it meets one of the following conditions—

Alternate II (Mar 1998). As prescribed in 570.702, substitute the following paragraph for paragraph (e)(4) of the basic provision:

(4) The Government intends to evaluate proposals and award a lease without discussions with offerors (except clarifications as described in FAR 15.306(a)). Therefore, the offeror’s initial proposal should contain the offeror’s best terms from a cost or price and technical standpoint. The Government reserves the right to conduct discussions if the Contracting Officer later determines them to be necessary. If the Contracting Officer determines that the number of proposals that would otherwise be in the competitive range exceeds the number at which an efficient competition can be conducted, the Contracting Officer may limit the number of proposals in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated proposals.


552.270-2 Historic Preference.

As prescribed in 570.702, insert the following provision:

Historic Preference (Sept 2004)

      (a)  The Government will give preference to offers of space in historic properties following this hierarchy of consideration: Historic properties within historic districts.

           (1)  Non-historic developed and non-historic undeveloped sites within historic districts.

           (2)  Historic properties outside of historic districts.

      (b)  Definitions.

(1) “Determination of eligibility” means a decision by the Department of the Interior that a district, site, building, structure or object meets the National Register criteria for evaluation although the property is not formally listed in the National Register (36 CFR 60.3(c)).

           (2) “Historic district” means a geographically definable area, urban or rural, possessing a significant concentration, linkage, or continuity of sites, buildings, structures, or objects united by past events or aesthetically by plan or physical development. A district may also comprise individual elements separated geographically but linked by association or history (36 CFR 60.3(d)). The historic district must be included in or be determined eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

           (3) “Historic property” means any pre-historic or historic district, site, building, structure, or object included in or been determined eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places maintained by the Secretary of the Interior (36 CFR 800.16(l)).

           (4) “National Register of Historic Places” means the National Register of districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering and culture that the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to expand and maintain under the National Historic Preservation Act (36 CFR 60.1).

      (c)  The offer of space must meet the terms and conditions of this solicitation. The Contracting Officer has discretion to accept alternatives to certain architectural characteristics and safety features defined elsewhere in this solicitation to maintain the historical integrity of an historic building, such as high ceilings and wooden floors, or to maintain the integrity of an historic district, such as setbacks, floor-to-ceiling heights, and location and appearance of parking.

      (d)  When award will be based on the lowest price technically acceptable source selection process, the Government will give a price evaluation preference, based on the total annual square foot (ANSI/BOMA Office Area) cost to the Government, to historic properties as follows:

           (1)  First to suitable historic properties within historic districts, a 10 percent price preference.

           (2) If no suitable historic property within an historic district is offered, or the 10 percent preference does not result in such property being the lowest price technically acceptable offer, the Government will give a 2.5 percent price preference to suitable non-historic developed or undeveloped sites within historic districts.

           (3) If no suitable non-historic developed or undeveloped site within an historic district is offered, or the 2.5 percent preference does not result in such property being the lowest price technically acceptable offer, the Government will give a 10 percent price preference to suitable historic properties outside of historic districts.

           (4)  Finally, if no suitable historic property outside of historic districts is offered, no historic price preference will be given to any property offered.

      (e)  When award will be based on the best value tradeoff source selection process, which permits tradeoffs among price and non-price factors, the Government will give a price evaluation preference, based on the total annual square foot (ANSI/BOMA Office Area) cost to the Government, to historic properties as follows:

           (1)  First to suitable historic properties within historic districts, a 10 percent price preference.

           (2) If no suitable historic property within a historic district is offered or remains in the competition, the Government will give a 2.5 percent price preference to suitable non-historic developed or undeveloped sites within historic districts.

           (3)  If no suitable non-historic developed or undeveloped site within an historic district is offered or remains in the competition, the Government will give a 10 percent price preference to suitable historic properties outside of historic districts.

           (4)  Finally, if no suitable historic property outside of historic districts is offered, no historic price preference will be given to any property offered.

      (f)  The Government will compute price evaluation preferences by reducing the price(s) of the offerors qualifying for a price evaluation preference by the applicable percentage provided in this provision. The price evaluation preference will be used for price evaluation purposes only. The Government will award a contract in the amount of the actual price(s) proposed by the successful offeror and accepted by the Government.

      (g)  To qualify for a price evaluation preference, offerors must provide satisfactory documentation in their offer that their property qualifies as one of the following:

           (1)  An historic property within an historic district.

           (2)  A non-historic developed or undeveloped site within an historic district.

           (3)  An historic property outside of an historic district.

     (End of provision)


552.270-3 Parties to Execute Lease.

As prescribed in 570.702, insert the following provision:

Parties to Execute Lease (Jun2011)

      (a)  If the lessor is an individual, that individual shall sign the lease. A lease with an individual doing business as a firm shall be signed by that individual, and the signature shall be followed by the individual's typed, stamped, or printed name and the words, “an individual doing business as _______________ [insert name of firm].”

      (b)  If the Lessor is a corporation, the lease must be signed in the corporate name, followed by the signature and title of the officer or other person signing the lease on its behalf, duly attested, and, evidence of this authority to so act shall be furnished.

      (c)  If the Lessor is a corporation, the lease must be signed in the corporate name, followed by the signature and title of the officer or other person signing the lease on its behalf, duly attested, and, if requested by the Government, evidence of this authority to so act shall be furnished.

      (d)  If the Lessor is a joint venture, the lease must be signed by each participant in the joint venture in the manner prescribed in paragraphs (a) through (c) of this provision for each type of participant. When a corporation is participating in the joint venture, the corporation shall provide evidence that the corporation is authorized to participate in the joint venture.

      (e)  If the lease is executed by an attorney, agent, or trustee on behalf of the Lessor, an authenticated copy of the power of attorney, or other evidence to act on behalf of the Lessor, must accompany the lease.

(End of provision)


552.270-4 Definitions.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Definitions (Sep1999)

The following terms and phrases (except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise requires) for all purposes of this lease shall have the respective meanings hereinafter specified:

      (a) “ANSI/BOMA Office Area (ABOA)” means the area “where a tenant normally houses personnel, and/or furniture, for which a measurement is to be computed,” as stated by the American National Standards Institute/Building Owners and Managers Association (ANSI/BOMA) publication, Z65.1-1996.

      (b)  “Commencement Date” means the first day of the term.

      (c)  “Contract” and “Contractor” means “Lease” and “Lessor,” respectively.

      (d)  “Contracting Officer” means a person with the authority to enter into, administer, and/or terminate contracts and make related determinations and findings. The term includes certain authorized representatives of the Contracting Officer acting within the limits of their authority as delegated by the Contracting Officer.

      (e)  “Delivery Date” means the date specified in or determined pursuant to the provisions of this lease for delivery of the premises to the Government, improved in accordance with the provisions of this lease and substantially complete, as such date may be modified in accordance with the provisions of this lease.

      (f)  “Delivery Time” means the number of days provided by this lease for delivery of the premises to the Government, as such number may be modified in accordance with the provisions of this lease.

      (g)  “Excusable Delays” mean delays arising without the fault or negligence of Lessor and Lessor’s subcontractors and suppliers at any tier, and shall include, without limitation:

           (1)  acts of God or of the public enemy,

           (2)  acts of the United States of America in either its sovereign or contractual capacity,

           (3)  acts of another contractor in the performance of a contract with the Government,

           (4)  fires,

           (5)  floods,

           (6)  epidemics,

           (7)  quarantine restrictions,

           (8)  strikes,

           (9)  freight embargoes,

           (10)  unusually severe weather, or

           (11)  delays of subcontractors or suppliers at any tier arising from unforeseeable causes beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of both the Lessor and any such subcontractor or supplier.

      (h)  “Lessor” means the sub‑lessor if this lease is a sublease.

      (i)  “Lessor shall provide” means the Lessor shall furnish and install at Lessor’s expense.

      (j)  “Notice” means written notice sent by certified or registered mail, Express Mail or Comparable service, or delivered by hand. Notice shall be effective on the date delivery is accepted or refused.

      (k)  “Premises” means the space described in this lease.

      (l)  “Substantially complete” and “substantial completion” means that the work, the common and other areas of the building, and all other things necessary for the Government’s access to the premises and occupancy, possession, use and enjoyment thereof, as provided in this lease, have been completed or obtained, excepting only such minor matters as do not interfere with or materially diminish such access, occupancy, possession, use or enjoyment.

      (m)  “Work” means all alterations, improvements, modifications, and other things required for the preparation or continued occupancy of the premises by the Government as specified in this lease.

(End of clause)


552.270-5 Subletting and Assignment.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Subletting and Assignment (Sep1999)

The Government may sublet any part of the premises but shall not be relieved from any obligations under this lease by reason of any such subletting. The Government may at any time assign this lease, and be relieved from all obligations to Lessor under this lease excepting only unpaid rent and other liabilities, if any, that have accrued to the date of said assignment. Any assignment shall be subject to prior written consent of Lessor, which shall not be unreasonably withheld.

(End of clause)


552.270-6 Maintenance of Building and Premises—Right of Entry.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Maintenance of Building and Premises—RightofEntry (Sep1999)

Except in case of damage arising out of the willful act or negligence of a Government employee, Lessor shall maintain the premises, including the building and all equipment, fixtures, and appurtenances furnished by the lessor under this lease, in good repair and condition so that they are suitable in appearance and capable of supplying such heat, air conditioning, light, ventilation, access and other things to the premises, without reasonably preventable or recurring disruption, as is required for the Government’s access to, occupancy, possession, use and enjoyment of the premises as provided in this lease. For the purpose of so maintaining the premises, the Lessor may at reasonable times enter the premises with the approval of the authorized Government representative in charge.

(End of clause)


552.270-7 Fire and Casualty Damage.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Fire and Casualty Damage (Jun2011)

If the entire premises are destroyed by fire or other casualty, this lease will immediately terminate. In case of partial destruction or damage, so as to render the premises untenantable, as determined by the Government, the Government may terminate the lease by giving written notice to the Lessor within 15calendar days after such determination; if so terminated, no rent will accrue to the Lessor after such partial destruction or damage; and if not so terminated, the rent will be reduced proportionately by supplemental agreement hereto effective from the date of such partial destruction or damage. Nothing in this lease shall be construed as relieving Lessor from liability for damage to or destruction of property of the United States of America caused by the willful or negligent act or omission of Lessor.

(End of clause)


552.270-8 Compliance with Applicable Law.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Compliance with Applicable Law (Sep1999)

Lessor shall comply with all Federal, state and local laws applicable to the Lessor as owner or lessor, or both, of the building or premises, including, without limitation, laws applicable to the construction, ownership, alteration or operation of both or either thereof, and will obtain all necessary permits, licenses and similar items at Lessor’s expense. The Government will comply with all Federal, state and local laws applicable to and enforceable against it as a tenant under this lease; provided that nothing in this lease shall be construed as a waiver of any sovereign immunity of the Government. This lease shall be governed by Federal law.

(End of clause)


552.270-9 Inspection—Right of Entry.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Inspection—Right of Entry (Sep1999)

      (a)  At any time and from time to time after receipt of an offer (until the same has been duly withdrawn or rejected), after acceptance thereof and during the term, the agents, employees and contractors of the Government may, upon reasonable prior notice to Offeror or Lessor, enter upon the offered premises or the premises, and all other areas of the building access to which is necessary to accomplish the purposes of entry, to determine the potential or actual compliance by the Offeror or Lessor with the requirements of the solicitation or this lease, which purposes shall include, but not be limited to:

           (1)  Inspecting, sampling and analyzing suspected asbestos-containing materials and air monitoring for asbestos fibers;

           (2)  Inspecting the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, maintenance records, and mechanical rooms for the offered premises or the premises;

           (3)  Inspecting for any leaks, spills, or other potentially hazardous conditions which may involve tenant exposure to hazardous or toxic substances; and

           (4)  Inspecting for any current or past hazardous waste operations, to ensure that appropriate mitigative actions were taken to alleviate any environmentally unsound activities in accordance with Federal, State and local law.

      (b)  Nothing in this clause shall be construed to create a Government duty to inspect for toxic materials or to impose a higher standard of care on the Government than on other lessees. The purpose of this clause is to promote the ease with which the Government may inspect the building. Nothing in this clause shall act to relieve the Lessor of any duty to inspect or liability which might arise as a result of Lessor’s failure to inspect for or correct a hazardous condition.

(End of Clause)


552.270-10 Failure in Performance.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Failure in Performance (Sep1999)

The covenant to pay rent and the covenant to provide any service, utility, maintenance, or repair required under this lease are interdependent. In the event of any failure by the

Lessor to provide any service, utility, maintenance, repair or replacement required under this lease the Government may, by contract or otherwise, perform the requirement and deduct from any payment or payments under this lease, then or thereafter due, the resulting cost to the Government, including all administrative costs. If the Government elects to perform any such requirement, the Government and each of its contractors shall be entitled to access to any and all areas of the building, access to which is necessary to perform any such requirement, and the Lessor shall afford and facilitate such access. Alternatively, the Government may deduct from any payment under this lease, then or thereafter due, an amount which reflects the reduced value of the contract requirement not performed. No deduction from rent pursuant to this clause shall constitute a default by the Government under this lease. These remedies are not exclusive and are in addition to any other remedies which may be available under this lease or at law.

(End of clause)


552.270-11 Successors Bound.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Successors Bound (Sep1999)

This lease shall bind, and inure to the benefit of, the parties and their respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns.

(End of clause)


552.270-12 Alterations.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Alterations (Sep1999)

The Government shall have the right during the existence of this lease to make alterations, attach fixtures, and erect structures or signs in or upon the premises hereby leased, which fixtures, additions or structures so placed in, on, upon, or attached to the said premises shall be and remain the property of the Government and may be removed or otherwise disposed of by the Government. If the lease contemplates that the Government is the sole occupant of the building, for purposes of this clause, the leased premises include the land on which the building is sited and the building itself. Otherwise, the Government shall have the right to tie into or make any physical connection with any structure located on the property as is reasonably necessary for appropriate utilization of the leased space.

(End of clause)


552.270-13 Proposals for Adjustment.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Proposals for Adjustment (Oct2016)

      (a)  The Contracting Officer may, from time to time during the term of this lease, require changes to be made in the work or services to be performed and in the terms or conditions of this lease. Such changes will be required under the Changes clause.

      (b)  If the Contracting Officer makes a change within the general scope of the lease, the Lessor shall submit, in a timely manner, an itemized cost proposal for the work to be accomplished or services to be performed when the cost exceeds $100,000. The proposal, including all subcontractor work, will contain at least the following detail—

           (1)  Material quantities and unit costs;

           (2)  Labor costs (identified with specific item or material to be placed or operation to be performed);

           (3)  Equipment costs;

           (4)  Worker’s compensation and public liability insurance;

           (5)  Overhead;

           (6)  Profit; and

           (7)  Employment taxes under FICA and FUTA.

      (c)  The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provisions also apply to all proposals exceeding $750,000 in cost—

           (1) The Lessor shall provide cost or pricing data including subcontractor cost or pricing data (48CFR15.403-4); and

           (2) The Lessor’s representative, all Contractors, and subcontractors whose portion of the work exceeds $750,000 must sign and return the “Certificate of Current Cost or Pricing Data” (48CFR15.406-2).

      (d)  Lessors shall also refer to 48CFRPart31, Contract Cost Principles, for information on which costs are allowable, reasonable, and allocable in Government work.

(End of clause)


552.270-14 Changes.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Changes (Jun2011)

      (a)  The Contracting Officer may at any time, by written order, make changes within the general scope of this lease in any one or more of the following:

           (1)  Specifications (including drawings and designs).

           (2)  Work or services.

           (3)  Facilities or space layout.

           (4)  Amount of space, provided the Lessor consents to the change.

      (b)  If any such change causes an increase or decrease in Lessor’s cost of or the time required for performance under this lease, whether or not changed by the order, the Contracting Officer shall modify this lease to provide for one or more of the following:

           (1)  A modification of the delivery date.

           (2)  An equitable adjustment in the rental rate.

           (3)  A lump sum equitable adjustment.

           (4)  An equitable adjustment of the annual operating costs per ABOA square foot specified in this lease.

      (c)  The Lessor must assert its right to an adjustment under this clause within 30days from the date of receipt of the change order and must submit a proposal for adjustment. The Lessor’s failure to assert its right for adjustment within the time frame specified herein shall be a waiver of the Lessor’s right to an adjustment under this paragraph. Failure to agree to any adjustment shall be a dispute under the Disputes clause. However, nothing in this clause excuses the lessor from proceeding with the change as directed.

      (d)  Absent such written change order, the Government is not liable to Lessor under this clause.

(End of clause)


552.270-15 Liquidated Damages.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Liquidated Damages (Sep1999)

In case of failure on the part of the Lessor to complete the work within the time fixed in the lease contract or letter of award, the Lessor shall pay the Government as fixed and agreed liquidated damages, pursuant to this clause, the sum of $ _____ for each and every calendar day that the delivery is delayed beyond the date specified for delivery of all of the space ready for occupancy by the Government. This remedy is not exclusive and is in addition to any other remedies which may be available under this lease or at law.

(End of clause)


552.270-16 Adjustment for Vacant Premises.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Adjustment for Vacant Premises (Jun2011)

      (a)  If the Government fails to occupy any portion of the leased premises or vacates the premises in whole or in part before the lease term expires, the rental rate will be reduced. The reduction shall occur after the Government gives 30 calendar days notice to the Lessor, and shall continue in effect until the Government occupies or reoccupies the vacant premises or the lease expires or is terminated.

      (b)  The rate will be reduced by that portion of the costs per ABOA square foot of operating expenses not required to maintain the space. In addition, at the first operating cost adjustment after the notice of reduction to the rent, the base cost of services subject to escalation will be reduced by said amount. In the event that the Government occupies or reoccupies the vacant premises on the lease anniversary date following the occupation of the vacant premises, the base cost of services subject to escalation will be increased by said amount.

      (c)  The reduction in operating costs shall be negotiated and stated in the lease.

(End of clause)


552.270-17 Delivery and Condition.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Delivery and Condition (Sep1999)

      (a)  Unless the Government elects to have the space occupied in increments, the space must be delivered ready for occupancy as a complete unit. The Government reserves the right to determine when the space is substantially complete.

      (b)  If the premises do not in every respect comply with the provisions of this lease the Contracting Officer may, in accordance with the Failure in Performance clause of this lease, elect to reduce the rent payments.

(End of clause)


552.270-18 Default in Delivery—Time Extensions.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Default in Delivery—Time Extensions (Sep1999)

      (a)  With respect to Lessor’s obligation to deliver the premises substantially complete by the delivery date, time is of the essence. If the Lessor fails to work diligently to ensure its substantial completion by the delivery date or fails to substantially complete the work by such date, the Government may by notice to the Lessor terminate this lease. Such termination is effective when received by Lessor. The Lessor and the Lessor’s sureties, if any, are jointly and severally liable for any damages to the Government resulting from such termination, as provided in this clause. The Government is entitled to the following damages:

           (1)  The Government’s aggregate rent, estimated real estate tax, and operating cost adjustments for the firm term and all option terms of its replacement lease or leases, in excess of the aggregate rent and estimated real estate tax and operating cost adjustments for the term. If the Government procures replacement premises for a term (including all option terms) in excess of this lease term, the Lessor is not liable for excess Government rent or adjustments during such excess lease term.

           (2)  All administrative and other costs the Government incurs in procuring a replacement lease or leases.

           (3)  Other, additional relief provided for in this lease, at law, or in equity.

      (b)  Damages to which the Government is entitled to under this clause are due and payable thirty (30) days following the date Lessor receives notice from the Contracting Officer specifying such damages.

      (c)  Delivery by Lessor of less than the minimum ABOA square footage required by this lease shall in no event be construed as substantial completion, except as the Contracting Officer permits.

      (d)  The Government shall not terminate this lease under this clause nor charge the Lessor with damages under this clause, if (1)the delay in substantially completing the work arises from excusable delays, and (2)the Lessor within 10days from the beginning of any such delay (unless extended in writing by the Contracting Officer) provides notice to the Contracting Officer of the causes of delay. The Contracting Officer shall ascertain the facts and the extent of delay. If the facts warrant, the Contracting Officer shall extend the delivery date, to the extent of such delay at no additional costs to the Government. A time extension is the sole remedy of the Lessor.

(End of clause)


552.270-19 Progressive Occupancy.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Progressive Occupancy (Sep1999)

The Government shall have the right to elect to occupy the space in partial increments prior to the substantial completion of the entire leased premises, and the Lessor agrees to schedule its work so as to deliver the space incrementally as elected by the Government. The Government shall pay rent commencing with the first business day following substantial completion of the entire leased premise unless the Government has elected to occupy the leased premises incrementally. In case of incremental occupancy, the Government shall pay rent pro rata upon the first business day following substantial completion of each incremental unit. Rental payments shall become due on the first workday of the month following the month in which an increment of space is substantially complete, except that should an increment of space be substantially completed after the fifteenth day of the month, the payment due date will be the first workday of the second month following the month in which it was substantially complete. The commencement date of the firm lease term will be a composite determined from all rent commencement dates.

(End of clause)


552.270-20 Payment.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Payment (Sep1999)

      (a)  When space is offered and accepted, ABOA square footage delivered will be confirmed by either:

           (1)  The Government’s measurement of plans submitted by the successful offeror as approved by the Government, and an inspection of the space to verify that the delivered space conforms with such plans.

           (2)  A mutual on-site measurement of the space if the Contracting Officer determines it necessary.

      (b)  The Government will not pay for space in excess of the amount of ABOA square footage stated in the lease.

      (c)  If the amount of ABOA square footage delivered is less than the amount agreed to in the lease, the lease will be modified to reflect the amount of ABOA space delivered and the annual rental will be adjusted as follows:

ABOA square feet not delivered multiplied by one plus the common area factor (CAF), multiplied by the rate per rentable square foot (RSF). That is:


(End of clause)


552.270-21 Effect of Acceptance and Occupancy.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Effect of Acceptance and Occupancy (Sep1999)

Neither the Government’s acceptance of the premises for occupancy, nor the Government’s occupancy thereof, shall be construed as a waiver of any requirement of or right of the Government under this Lease, or as otherwise prejudicing the Government with respect to any such requirement or right.

(End of clause)


552.270-22 Default by Lessor During the Term.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Default by Lessor During the Term (Sep1999)

      (a)  Each of the following shall constitute a default by Lessor under this lease:

           (1)  Failure to maintain, repair, operate or service the premises as and when specified in this lease, or failure to perform any other requirement of this lease as and when required provided any such failure shall remain uncured for a period of thirty (30) days next following Lessor’s receipt of notice thereof from the Contracting Officer or an authorized representative.

           (2)  Repeated and unexcused failure by Lessor to comply with one or more requirements of this lease shall constitute a default notwithstanding that one or all such failures shall have been timely cured pursuant to this clause.

      (b)  If a default occurs, the Government may, by notice to Lessor, terminate this lease for default and if so terminated, the Government shall be entitled to the damages specified in the Default in Delivery-Time Extensions clause.

(End of clause)


552.270-23 Subordination, Nondisturbance and Attornment.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Subordination, Nondisturbance and Attornment (Sep1999)

      (a)  Lessor warrants that it holds such title to or other interest in the premises and other property as is necessary to the Government’s access to the premises and full use and enjoyment thereof in accordance with the provisions of this lease. Government agrees, in consideration of the warranties and conditions set forth in this clause, that this lease is subject and subordinate to any and all recorded mortgages, deeds of trust and other liens now or hereafter existing or imposed upon the premises, and to any renewal, modification or extension thereof. It is the intention of the parties that this provision shall be self‑operative and that no further instrument shall be required to effect the present or subsequent subordination of this lease. Government agrees, however, within twenty (20) business days next following the Contracting Officer’s receipt of a written demand, to execute such instruments as Lessor may reasonably request to evidence further the subordination of this lease to any existing or future mortgage, deed of trust or other security interest pertaining to the premises, and to any water, sewer or access easement necessary or desirable to serve the premises or adjoining property owned in whole or in part by Lessor if such easement does not interfere with the full enjoyment of any right granted the Government under this lease.

      (b)  No such subordination, to either existing or future mortgages, deeds of trust or other lien or security instrument shall operate to affect adversely any right of the Government under this lease so long as the Government is not in default under this lease. Lessor will include in any future mortgage, deed of trust or other security instrument to which this lease becomes subordinate, or in a separate nondisturbance agreement, a provision to the foregoing effect. Lessor warrants that the holders of all notes or other obligations secured by existing mortgages, deeds of trust or other security instruments have consented to the provisions of this clause, and agrees to provide true copies of all such consents to the Contracting Officer promptly upon demand.

      (c)  In the event of any sale of the premises or any portion thereof by foreclosure of the lien of any such mortgage, deed of trust or other security instrument, or the giving of a deed in lieu of foreclosure, the Government will be deemed to have attorned to any purchaser, purchasers, transferee or transferees of the premises or any portion thereof and its or their successors and assigns, and any such purchasers and transferees will be deemed to have assumed all obligations of the Lessor under this lease, so as to establish direct privity of estate and contract between Government and such purchasers or transferees, with the same force, effect and relative priority in time and right as if the lease had initially been entered into between such purchasers or transferees and the Government; provided, further, that the Contracting Officer and such purchasers or transferees shall, with reasonable promptness following any such sale or deed delivery in lieu of foreclosure, execute all such revisions to this lease, or other writings, as shall be necessary to document the foregoing relationship.

      (d)  None of the foregoing provisions may be deemed or construed to imply a waiver of the Government’s rights as a sovereign.

(End of clause)


552.270-24 Statement of Lease.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Statement of Lease (Sep1999)

      (a)  The Contracting Officer will, within thirty (30) days next following the Contracting Officer’s receipt of a joint written request from Lessor and a prospective lender or purchaser of the building, execute and deliver to Lessor a letter stating that the same is issued subject to the conditions stated in this clause and, if such is the case, that (1)the lease is in full force and effect; (2)the date to which the rent and other charges have been paid in advance, if any; and (3)whether any notice of default has been issued.

      (b)  Letters issued pursuant to this clause are subject to the following conditions:

           (1)  That they are based solely upon a reasonably diligent review of the Contracting Officer’s lease file as of the date of issuance;

           (2)  That the Government shall not be held liable because of any defect in or condition of the premises or building;

           (3)  That the Contracting Officer does not warrant or represent that the premises or building comply with applicable Federal, State and local law; and

           (4)  That the Lessor, and each prospective lender and purchaser are deemed to have constructive notice of such facts as would be ascertainable by reasonable prepurchase and precommitment inspection of the Premises and Building and by inquiry to appropriate Federal, State and local Government officials.

     (End of clause)


552.270-25 Substitution of Tenant Agency.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Substitution of Tenant Agency (Sep1999)

The Government may, at any time and from time to time, substitute any Government agency or agencies for the Government agency or agencies, if any, named in the lease.

(End of clause)


552.270-26 No Waiver.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

No Waiver (Sep1999)

No failure by either party to insist upon the strict performance of any provision of this lease or to exercise any right or remedy consequent upon a breach thereof, and no acceptance of full or partial rent or other performance by either party during the continuance of any such breach shall constitute a waiver of any such breach of such provision.

(End of clause)


552.270-27 Integrated Agreement.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Integrated Agreement (Sep1999)

This Lease, upon execution, contains the entire agreement of the parties and no prior written or oral agreement, express or implied, shall be admissible to contradict the provisions of the Lease.

(End of clause)


552.270-28 Mutuality of Obligation.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Mutuality of Obligation (Sep1999)

The obligations and covenants of the Lessor, and the Government’s obligation to pay rent and other Government obligations and covenants, arising under or related to this Lease, are interdependent. The Government may, upon issuance of and delivery to Lessor of a final decision asserting a claim against Lessor, set off such claim, in whole or in part, as against any payment or payments then or thereafter due the Lessor under this lease. No setoff pursuant to this clause shall constitute a breach by the Government of this lease.

(End of clause)


552.270-29 Acceptance of Space.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Acceptance of Space (Jun2011)

      (a)  When the lessor has completed all alterations, improvements, and repairs necessary to meet the requirements of the lease, the lessor shall notify the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer or designated representative shall promptly inspect the space.

      (b)  The Government will accept the space and the lease term will begin after determining that the space is substantially complete and contains the required ABOA square footage as indicated in the solicitation paragraph, Amount and Type of Space.

(End of clause)


552.270-30 Price Adjustment for Illegal or Improper Activity.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Price Adjustment for Illegal or Improper Activity (Jun2011)

      (a)  If the head of the contracting activity (HCA) or his or her designee determines that there was a violation of subsection 27(a) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, as amended (41 U.S.C. 423), as implemented in the Federal Acquisition Regulation, the Government, at its election, may—

           (1)  Reduce the monthly rental under this lease by five percent of the amount of the rental for each month of the remaining term of the lease, including any option periods, and recover five percent of the rental already paid;

           (2)  Reduce payments for alterations not included in monthly rental payments by five percent of the amount of the alterations agreement; or

           (3)  Reduce the payments for violations by a Lessor’s subcontractor by an amount not to exceed the amount of profit or fee reflected in the subcontract at the time the subcontract was placed.

      (b)  Prior to making a determination as set forth above, the HCA or designee shall provide to the Lessor a written notice of the action being considered and the basis thereof. The Lessor shall have a period determined by the agency head or designee, but not less than 30 calendar days after receipt of such notice, to submit in person, in writing, or through a representative, information and argument in opposition to the proposed reduction. The agency head or designee may, upon good cause shown, determine to deduct less than the above amounts from payments.

      (c)  The rights and remedies of the Government specified herein are not exclusive, and are in addition to any other rights and remedies provided by law or under this lease.

(End of clause)


552.270-31 Prompt Payment.

As prescribed in 570.703 insert the following clause:

Prompt Payment (Jun2011)

The Government will make payments under the terms and conditions specified in this clause. Payment shall be considered as being made on the day a check is dated or an electronic funds transfer is made. All days referred to in this clause are calendar days, unless otherwise specified.

      (a)  Payment due date.

(1)  Rental payments. Rent shall be paid monthly in arrears and will be due on the first workday of each month, and only as provided for by the lease.

                (i)  When the date for commencement of rent falls on the 15th day of the month or earlier, the initial monthly rental payment under this contract shall become due on the first workday of the month following the month in which the commencement of the rent is effective.

                (ii)  When the date for commencement of rent falls after the 15th day of the month, the initial monthly rental payment under this contract shall become due on the first workday of the second month following the month in which the commencement of the rent is effective.

           (2)  Other payments. The due date for making payments other than rent shall be the later of the following two events:

                (i)  The 30th day after the designated billing office has received a proper invoice from the Contractor.

                (ii)  The 30th day after Government acceptance of the work or service. However, if the designated billing office fails to annotate the invoice with the actual date of receipt, the invoice payment due date shall be deemed to be the 30th day after the Contractor’s invoice is dated, provided a proper invoice is received and there is no disagreement over quantity, quality, or Contractor compliance with contract requirements.

      (b)  Invoice and inspection requirements for payments other than rent.

(1)  The Contractor shall prepare and submit an invoice to the designated billing office after completion of the work. A proper invoice shall include the following items:

                (i)  Name and address of the Contractor.

                (ii)  Invoice date.

                (iii)  Lease number.

                (iv)  Government’s order number or other authorization.

                (v)  Description, price, and quantity of work or services delivered.

                (vi)  Name and address of Contractor official to whom payment is to be sent (must be the same as that in the remittance address in the lease or the order).

                (vii)  Name (where practicable), title, phone number, and mailing address of person to be notified in the event of a defective invoice.

           (2)  The Government will inspect and determine the acceptability of the work performed or services delivered within seven days after the receipt of a proper invoice or notification of completion of the work or services unless a different period is specified at the time the order is placed. If actual acceptance occurs later, for the purpose of determining the payment due date and calculation of interest, acceptance will be deemed to occur on the last day of the seven day inspection period. If the work or service is rejected for failure to conform to the technical requirements of the contract, the seven days will be counted beginning with receipt of a new invoice or notification. In either case, the Contractor is not entitled to any payment or interest unless actual acceptance by the Government occurs.

      (c)  Interest Penalty.

(1)  An interest penalty shall be paid automatically by the Government, without request from the Contractor, if payment is not made by the due date.

           (2)  The interest penalty shall be at the rate established by the Secretary of the Treasury under Section 12 of the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 (41 U.S.C. 611) that is in effect on the day after the due date. This rate is referred to as the “Renegotiation Board Interest Rate,” and it is published in the Federal Register semiannually on or about January 1 and July 1. The interest penalty shall accrue daily on the payment amount approved by the Government and be compounded in 30-day increments inclusive from the first day after the due date through the payment date.

           (3) Interest penalties will not continue to accrue after the filing of a claim for such penalties under the clause at 52.233-1, Disputes, or for more than one year. Interest penalties of less than $1.00 need not be paid.

           (4) Interest penalties are not required on payment delays due to disagreement between the Government and Contractor over the payment amount or other issues involving contract compliance or on amounts temporarily withheld or retained in accordance with the terms of the contract. Claims involving disputes, and any interest that may be payable, will be resolved in accordance with the clause at 52.233-1, Disputes.

      (d)  Overpayments. If the Lessor becomes aware of a duplicate payment or that the Government has otherwise overpaid on a payment, the Contractor shall—

           (1)  Return the overpayment amount to the payment office cited in the contract along with a description of the overpayment including the—

                (i)  Circumstances of the overpayment (e.g., duplicate payment, erroneous payment, liquidation errors, date(s) of overpayment);

                (ii)  Affected lease number;

                (iii)  Affected lease line item or subline item, if applicable; and

                (iv)  Lessor point of contact.

           (2)  Provide a copy of the remittance and supporting documentation to the Contracting Officer.

(End of clause)

AlternateI (Sep1999). If Alternate I is used, subparagraph (a)(1) of the basic clause should be designated as paragraph (a) and subparagraph (a)(2) and paragraph (b) should be deleted. Paragraph (c) of the basic clause should be redesignated as (b).


552.270-32 Covenant Against Contingent Fees.

As prescribed in 570.703, insert the following clause:

Covenant Against Contingent Fees (Jun2011)

      (a)  The Contractor warrants that no person or agency has been employed or retained to solicit or obtain this contract upon an agreement or understanding for a contingent fee, except a bona fide employee or agency. For breach or violation of this warranty, the Government shall have the right to annul this contract without liability or, in its discretion, to deduct from the contract price or consideration, or otherwise recover the full amount of the contingent fee.

      (b)  Bona fide agency, as used in this clause, means an established commercial or selling agency (including licensed real estate agents or brokers), maintained by a Contractor for the purpose of securing business, that neither exerts nor proposes to exert improper influence to solicit or obtain Government contracts nor holds itself out as being able to obtain any Government contract or contracts through improper influence.

Bona fide employee, as used in this clause, means a person, employed by a Contractor and subject to the Contractor’s supervision and control as to time, place, and manner of performance, who neither exerts nor proposes to exert improper influence to solicit or obtain Government contracts nor holds out as being able to obtain any Government contract or contracts through improper influence.

Contingent fee, as used in this clause, means any commission, percentage, brokerage, or other fee that is contingent upon the success that a person or concern has in securing a Government contract.

Improper influence, as used in this clause, means any influence that induces or tends to induce a Government employee or officer to give consideration or to act regarding a Government contract on any basis other than the merits of the matter.

(End of clause)


Subpart 552.3 - Provision and Clause Matrixes


552.300 Scope of subpart.

This subpart consists of a series of matrixes:

      (a)  One matrix each for supply, service, construction, architect-engineer and simplified acquisition contracts which lists the applicable GSAR provisions and clauses.

      (b)  One matrix each for utility contracts (sole supplier-regulated rates) and leases of real property which list the applicable FAR and GSAR provisions and clauses.

Matrix of Provisions and Clauses

KEY:

Sup

=

Supply

Leas

=

Acquisitions of leasehold interests in real property

Serv

=

Service Contract (excluding construction and A-E services)

P

=

Provision

Const

=

Construction Services

C

=

Clause

A-E

=

Architect-Engineer Services

R

=

Required

SAT

=

Acquisitions at or under the simplified acquisition threshold

WR

=

When required

Util

=

Utility services, sole supplier-regulated rate

O

=

Optional

P/C

Number

Reference.

Title

Sup

Serv

Const

A-E

SAT

Util

Leas

C

552.203-71

503.570-2

Restriction on Advertising

R

R

R

R

R

C

552.204-9

504.1303

Personal Identity Verification Requirements

WR

WR

WR

WR

WR

C

552.211-10

511.404

Commencement, Prosecution, and Completion of Work

WR

WR

C

552.211-12

511.404

Liquidated Damages-Construction

WR

WR

C

552.211-13

511.404

Time Extensions

WR

WR

C

552.211-70

511.404

Substantial Completion

WR

WR

C

552.211-72

511.204(a)

Reference to Specifications in Drawings

WR

WR

WR

WR

C

552.211-73

511.204(b)(1)

Marking

WR

C

552.211-75

511.204(b)(2)

Preservation, Packaging and Packing

WR

O

C

552.211-76

511.204(b)(3)

Charges for Packaging, Packing, and Marking

WR

WR

C

552.211-77

511.204(c)

Packing List

WR

WR

C

552.211-79

511.404(a)(1)

Acceptable Age of Supplies

WR

WR

C

552.211-80

511.404(a)(2)

Age on Delivery

WR

WR

C

552.211-81

511.404(b)

Time of Shipment

WR

WR

C

552.211-83

511.404(c)

Availability for Inspection, Testing, and Shipment/ Delivery

WR

WR

C

552.211-85

511.204(b)(4)

Consistent Pack and Package Requirements

WR

WR

C

552.211-86

511.204(b)(5)

Maximum Weight Per Shipping Container

WR

WR

C

552.211-87

511.204(b)(6)

Export Packing

WR

WR

C

552.211-88

511.204(b)(7)

Vehicle Export Preparation

WR

WR

C

552.211-89

511.204(b)(8)

Non-Manufactured Wood Packaging Material for Export

WR

WR

C

552.211-90

511.204(b)(9)

Small Parts

WR

WR

C

552.211-91

511.204(b)(10)

Vehicle Decals, Stickers, and Data Plates

WR

WR

C

552.211-92

511.204(b)(11)

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Using Passive Tags

WR

WR

C

552.211-94

511.404(d)

Time of Delivery

WR

WR

C

552.212-71

512.301(a)(1)

Contract Terms and Conditions Applicable to GSA Acquisition of Commercial Items

WR

WR

WR

C

552.212-72

512.301(a)(2)

Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to GSA Acquisition of Commercial Items

WR

WR

WR

P

552.214-70

514.201-6

“All or None” Bids

WR

WR

WR

P

552.214-72

514.202-4(a)(3)

Bid Sample Requirements

WR

WR

WR

 

C

552.215-71

515.209-70(c)

Examination of Records by GSA (Multiple Award Schedule)

WR

WR

C

552.215-72

515.408(d)

Price Adjustment—Failure to Provide Accurate Information

WR

WR

C

552.216-70

516.203-4(a)

Economic Price Adjustment—FSS Multiple Award Schedule Contracts

WR

WR

C

552.216-71

516.203-4(a)

Economic Price Adjustment—Special Order Program Contracts

WR

WR

C

552.216-72

516.506(a)

Placement of Orders

WR

WR

P

552.216-73

516.506(c)

Ordering Information

WR

WR

WR

C

552.216-74

516.506(b)

Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman

R

R

R

R

R

R

R

C

552.216-75

516.506(e)

Transactional Data Reporting

WR

WR

P

552.217-70

517.208(a)

Evaluation of Options

WR

WR

P

552.217-71

517.208(b)

Notice Regarding Option(s)

WR

WR

WR

WR

WR

C

552.219-70

519.508

Allocation of Orders—Partially Set-aside Items

WR

C

552.219-74

519.870-8(a)

Section 8(a) Direct Award

WR

WR

WR

WR

WR

WR

C

552.223-70

523.303(a)

Hazardous Substances

WR

WR

C

552.223-71

523.303(b)

Nonconforming Hazardous Materials

WR

WR

P

552.223-72

523.370

Hazardous Material Information

WR

WR

C

552.227-70

527.409(a)

Government Rights (Unlimited)

WR

C

552.227-71

527.409(b)

Drawings and Other Data to Become Property of Government

WR

C

552.228-5

528.310

Government as Additional Insured

WR

R

WR

WR

WR

C

552.229-70

529.401-70

Federal, State, and Local Taxes

WR

WR

WR

R

C

552.229-71

529.401-71

Federal Excise Tax—DC Government

WR

WR

WR

C

552.232-1

532.908(a)

Payments

WR

C

552.232-5

532.111

Payments under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts

WR

WR

C

552.232-23

532.806

Assignment of Claims

WR

WR

C

552.232-25

532.908(c)(2)

Prompt Payment

WR

WR

WR

C

552.232-72

532.904(b)

Final Payment Under Building Services Contracts

WR

C

552.232-77

532.7003

Payment By Government Charge Card

WR

WR

WR

C

552.236-6

536.506

Superintendence by the Contractor

R

R

C

552.236-11

536.511

Use and Possession Prior to Completion

R

R

C

552.236-15

536.515

Schedules for Construction Contracts

R

R

C

552.236-21

536.521

Specifications and Drawings for Construction

R

R

C

552.236-70

536.570

Authorities and Limitations

R

R

C

552.236-71

536.571

Contractor Responsibilities

R

R

C

552.236-72

536.572

Submittals

R

R

C

552.236-73

536.573

Subcontracts

R

R

C

552.236-74

536.270-5(a)

Evaluation of Options

WR

WR

C

552.236-75

536.270-5(b)

Evaluation Exclusive of Options

WR

WR

C

552.236-76

536.270-5(c)

Basis of Award-Sealed Bidding Construction

WR

WR

C

552.236-77

536.270-5(d)

Government's Right to Exercise Options

WR

WR

C

552.237-71

537.110(a)

Qualifications of Employees

WR

C

552.237-72

537.110(b)

Prohibition Regarding “Quasi-Military Armed Forces”

WR

WR

C

552.237-73

537.270

Restriction on Disclosure of Information

WR

WR

C

552.238-70

538.273(a)(1)

Cover Page for Worldwide Federal Supply Schedules

R

R

WR

WR

WR

WR

WR

C

552.238-71

538.273(a)(2)

Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside

R

R

C

552.238-72

538.273(a)(3)

Information Collection Requirements

R

R

C

552.238-73

538.273(b)(1)

Identification of Electronic Office Equipment Providing Accessibility for the Handicapped

WR

C

552.238-74

538.273(b)(2)

Introduction of New Supplies/Services (INSS)

WR

WR

C

552.238-75

538.273(c)(1)

Evaluation - Commercial Items (Federal Supply Schedules)

R

R

P

552.238-76

538.273(c)(2)

Use of Non-Government Employees to Review Offers

WR

WR

C

552.238-77

538.273(d)(1)

Submission and Distribution of Authorized FSS Schedule Price List

R

R

C

552.238-78

538.273(d)(2)

Scope of Contract (Eligible Ordering Activities)

WR

WR

C

552.238-79

538.273(d)(3)

Use of Federal Supply Schedule Contracts by Non-Federal Entities

R

R

C

552.238-80

538.273(d)(4)

Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting

WR

WR

C

552.238-81

538.273(d)(5)

Price Reductions

WR

WR

C

552.238-82

538.273(d)(6)

Modification (Federal Supply Schedule)

R

R

WR

WR

WR

C

552.238-83

538.273(d)(7)

Examination of Records by GSA (Federal Supply Schedules)

R

R

WR

WR

WR

C

552.238-84

538.273(d)(8)

Discounts for Prompt Payment

R

R

C

552.238-85

538.273(d)(9)

Contractor’s Billing Responsibilities

R

R

C

552.238-86

538.273(d)(10)

Delivery Schedule

R

C

552.238-87

538.273(d)(11)

Delivery Prices

R

R

C

552.238-88

538.273(d)(12)

GSA Advantage!

WR

WR

C

552.238-89

538.273(d)(13)

Deliveries to the U.S. Postal Service

WR

WR

C

552.238-90

538.273(d)(14)

Characteristics of Electric Current

WR

WR

C

552.238-91

538.273(d)(15)

Marking and Documentation Requirements for Shipping

WR

WR

C

552.238-92

538.273(d)(16)

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Program

WR

WR

C

552.238-93

538.273(d)(17)

Order Acknowledgement

R

C

552.238-94

538.273(d)(18)

Accelerated Delivery Requirements

R

C

552.238-95

538.273(d)(19)

Separate Charge for Performance Oriented Packaging (POP)

WR

WR

C

552.238-96

538.273(d)(20)

Separate Charge for Delivery within Consignee’s Premises

WR

C

552.238-97

538.273(d)(21)

Parts and Services

R

R

C

552.238-98

538.273(d)(22)

Clauses for Overseas Coverage

WR

WR

C

552.238-99

538.273(d)(23)

Delivery Prices Overseas

WR

WR

C

552.238-100

538.273(d)(24)

Transshipments

WR

WR

C

552.238-101

538.273(d)(25)

Foreign Taxes and Duties

WR

WR

C

552.238-102

538.273(d)(26)

English Language and U.S. Dollar Requirements

R

R

C

552.238-103

538.273(d)(27)

Electronic Commerce

WR

WR

C

552.238-104

538.273(d)(28)

Dissemination of Information by Contractor

R

R

C

552.238-105

538.273(d)(29)

Deliveries Beyond the Contractual Period – Placing of Orders

R

C

552.238-106

538.273(d)(30)

Interpretation of Contract Requirements

R

R

C

552.238-107

538.273(d)(31)

Export Traffic Release (Supplies)

R

C

552.238-108

538.273(d)(32)

Spare Parts Kit

WR

C

552.238-109

538.273(d)(33)

Authentication Supplies and Services

WR

C

552.238-110

538.273(d)(34)

Commercial Satellite Communication (COMSATCOM) Services

WR

C

552.238-111

538.273(d)(35)

Environmental Protection Agency Registration Requirement

WR

C

552.238-112

538.7004(a)

Definition (Federal Supply Schedules)–Non-Federal Entity

WR

WR

C

552.238-113

538.7004(b)

Scope of Contract (Eligible Ordering Activities)

WR

WR

C

552.238-114

538.7004(c)

Use of Federal Supply Schedule Contracts by Non-Federal Entities

WR

WR

P

552.239-70

539.7002(a)

Information Technology Security Plan and Security Authorization

WR

WR

WR

C

552.239-71

539.7002(b)

Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources

WR

WR

WR

C

552.241-70

541.501(a)

Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year or Quarter

R

C

552.241-71

541.501(b)

Disputes (Utility Contracts)

R

C

552.242-70

542.1107

Status Report of Orders and Shipments

WR

WR

C

552.243-71

543.205

Equitable Adjustments

WR

C

552.246-70

546.302-70

Source Inspection by Quality Approved Manufacturer

WR

WR

C

552.246-71

546.302-71

Source Inspection by Government

WR

WR

C

552.246-72

546.312

Final Inspection and Tests

WR

O

C

552.246-77

546.710

Additional Contract Warranty Provisions for Supplies of a Noncomplex Nature

WR

C

552.246-78

546.302-72

Inspection at Destination

WR

P

552.252-5

552.107-70(a)

Authorized Deviations in Provisions

WR

WR

WR

WR

WR

WR

C

552.252-6

552.107-70(b)

Authorized Deviations in Clauses

WR

WR

WR

WR

WR

WR

P

552.270-1

570.702

Instructions to Offerors—Acquisition of Leasehold Interests in Real Property

R

P

552.270-2

570.702

Historic Preference

R

P

552.270-3

570.702

Parties to Execute Lease

R

C

552.270-4

570.703

Definitions

R1

C

552.270-5

570.703

Subletting and Assignment

R

C

552.270-6

570.703

Maintenance of Building and Premises— Right of Entry

R

C

552.270-7

570.703

Fire and Casualty Damage