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reassignment may be made to one party as agent or trustee for two or more parties participating in such financing. Unless otherwise provided in this contract, payments to an assignee of any monies due or to become due under this contract shall not, to the extent provided in said Act, as amended, be subject to reduction or set-off.

(b) In no event shall copies of this contract or of any plans, specifications, or other similar documents relating to work under this contract, if marked "Top Secret," "Secret" or “Confidential,” be furnished to any assignee of any claim arising under this contract or to any other person not entitled to receive the same. However, a copy of any part or all of this contract so marked may be furnished, or any information contained therein may be disclosed, to such assignee upon the prior written authorization of the Contracting Officer.

(End of clause)

The last sentence of paragraph (a) of the foregoing clause shall be included in contracts only in time of war, or national emergency proclaimed by the President (including the National Emergency Proclamation of December 16, 1950), or by Act or Joint Resolution of the Congress and shall not be included in contracts entered into after such war or national emergency has been terminated; provided, that in cases where special circumstances make it advisable in the best interests of the Government, and in accordance with Departmental procedures, such sentence may be omitted. In any event the sentence will be deleted from negotiated contracts entered into with foreign contractors. Pursuant to the provisions of the Assignment of Claims Act of 1940, as amended by Public Law 30, 82d Congress, the effect of the last sentence of paragraph (a) of the foregoing clause is that payments to be made to an assignee after 15 May 1951 of any monies due or to become due under the contract shall not be subject to reduction or set-off for any liability of any nature of the contractor to the Government which arises independently of the contract, or for any liability of the contractor on account of (i) renegotiation under any renegotiation statute or under any statutory renegotiation clause in the contract, (ii) fines, (iii) penalties (which term does not include amounts which may be collected or withheld from the contractor in accordance with or for failure to comply with the terms of the contract), or (iv) taxes, Social Security contributions, or the withholding or nonwithholding of taxes or Social Security contributions, whether arising from or independently of the contract. The assignee is required by said Act, as amended, to “File written notice of the assignment together with a true copy of the instrument of assignment with (i) the contracting officer or the head of his department or agency; (ii) the surety or sureties upon the bond or bonds, if any, in connection with such contract; and (iii) the disbursing officer, if any, designated in such contract to make payment.”

When Standard Form 32 is used, the form need not be changed to delete the parenthetical sentence at the end of paragraph (a) of the clause.

When a contract is to be assigned pursuant to the above clause, the assignee shall forward to the administrative contracting officer, the disbursing officer, and the surety, if any, the notice and instrument of assignment in the number of copies indicated below:

(i) To the administrative contracting officer-a true copy of the instru

ment of assignment and an original and three copies of the notice of assignment. The administrative contracting officer shall acknowledge receipt by signing and dating all copies of the notice of assignment and shall

(A) file the true copy of the instrument of assignment and the

original of the notice in the contract file, (B) forward two copies of the notice to the disbursing officer

designated in the contract to make payment, (C) return a copy of the notice to the assignee, and (D) advise the procuring contracting officer that the assignment has

been made. (ii) To the surety or sureties, if any–a true copy of the instrument of as

signment and an original and three copies of the notice of assignment. The surety shall return three acknowledged copies of the notice to the assignee who shall forward two copies to the disbursing

officer designated in the contract. (iii) To the disbursing officer designated in the contract to make pay

ment-a true copy of the instrument of assignment and an original and one copy of the notice of assignment. The disbursing officer shall acknowledge and return to the assignee the copy of the notice and shall file the true copy of the instrument and original notice. The disbursing officer shall forward to the appropriate finance center, with the first invoice or voucher, a copy of the notice acknowledged by the administrative contracting officer and a copy acknowledged

by the surety, if any, for filing with the contract. If the assignee releases the contractor from the assignment of claims under an existing contract, the contractor, in order to receive payment of the balance due under the contract, is required to file a written notice of such release, with a true copy of the instrument of release of assignment, with the parties with whom the assignee was required to file the notice and instrument of assignment. The disbursing officer shall acknowledge the notice of release to the assignee and shall forward one acknowledged notice of the release to the appropriate finance center for filing with the original contract. Acknowledgment by the contracting officer or the surety, if any, is not required.

7-103.9 Additional Bond Security.

ADDITIONAL BOND SECURITY (1949 JUL)

If any surety upon any bond furnished in connection with this contract becomes unacceptable to the Government, or if any such surety fails to furnish reports as to his financial condition from time to time as requested by the Government, the Contractor shall promptly furnish such additional security as may be required from time to time to protect the interests of the Government and of persons supplying labor or materials in the prosecution of the work contemplated by this contract.

(End of clause)

7-103.10 Federal, State, Local and Foreign Taxes.

(a) Advertised and Certain Negotiated Contracts. In accordance with 11-401.1, insert the following clause.

FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAXES (1971 NOV)

(a) Except as may be otherwise provided in this contract, the contract price includes all applicable Federal, State, and local taxes and duties.

(b) Nevertheless, with respect to any Federal excise tax or duty on the transactions or property covered by this contract, if a statute, court decision, written ruling, or regulation takes effect after the contract date, and

(1) results in the Contractor being required to pay or bear the burden of any such Federal excise tax or duty or increase in the rate thereof which would not otherwise have been payable on such transactions or property, the contract price shall be increased by the amount of such tax or duty or rate increase, provided the Contractor warrants in writing that no amount for such newly imposed Federal excise tax or duty or rate increase was included in the contract price as a contingency reserve or otherwise; or

(2) results in the Contractor not being required to pay or bear the burden of, or in his obtaining a refund or drawback of, any such Federal excise tax or duty which would otherwise have been payable on such transactions or property or which was the basis of an increase in the contract price, the contract price shall be decreased by the amount of the relief, refund, or drawback, or that amount shall be paid to the Government, as directed by the Contracting Officer. The contract price shall be similarly decreased if the Contractor, through his fault or negligence or his failure to follow instructions of the Contracting Officer, is required to pay or bear the burden of, or does not obtain a refund or drawback of, any such Federal excise tax or duty.

(c) Paragraph (b) above shall not be applicable to social security taxes or to any other employment tax.

(d) No adjustment of less than $100 shall be made in the contract price pursuant to paragraph (b) above. . (e) As used in paragraph (b) above, the term “contract date” means the date set for bid opening, or if this is a negotiated contract, the contract date. As to additional supplies or services procured by modification to this contract, the term “contract date” means the date of such modification.

(f) Unless there does not exist any reasonable basis to sustain an exemption, the Government upon the request of the Contractor shall, without further liability, furnish evidence appropriate to establish exemption from any Federal, State, or local tax; provided that, evidence appropriate to establish exemption from any Federal excise tax or duty which may give rise to either an increase or decrease in the contract price will be furnished only at the discretion of the Government.

(8) The Contractor shall promptly notify the Contracting Officer of matters which will result in either an increase or decrease in the contract price and shall take action with respect thereto as directed by the Contracting Officer.

(End of clause)

(b) Noncompetitive Negotiated Contracts. In accordance with 11-401.2, insert the following clause.

FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAXES (1960 JUL)

(a) As used throughout this clause, the term “contract date” means the date of this contract. As to additional supplies or services procured by modification of this contract, the term “contract date" means the date of such modification.

(b) Except as may be otherwise provided in this contract, the contract price includes, to the extent allocable to this contract, all Federal, State, and local taxes which, on the contract date:

(i) by Constitution, statute, or ordinance, are applicable to this contract, or to the

transactions covered by this contract, or to property or interests in property; or (ii) pursuant to written ruling or regulation, the authority charged with administering any

such tax is assessing or applying to, and is not granting or honoring an exemption for, a Contractor under this kind of contract, or the transactions covered by this contract,

or property or interests in property. (c) Except as may be otherwise provided in this contract, duties in effect on the contract date are included in the contract price, to the extent allocable to this contract. (d)(1) If the Contractor is required to pay or bear the burden

(i) of any tax or duty which either was not to be included in the contract price pursuant

to the requirements of paragraphs (b) and (c), or of a tax or duty specifically excluded from the contract price by a provision of this contract; or

(ii) of an increase in rate of any tax or duty, whether or not such tax or duty was ex

cluded from the contract price; or

(iii) of any interest or penalty on any tax or duty referred to in (i) or (ü) above; the contract price shall be increased by the amount of such tax, duty, interest, or penalty allocable to this contract; provided, that the Contractor warrants in writing that no amount of such tax, duty, or rate increase was included in the contract price as a contingency reserve or otherwise; and provided further, that liability for such tax, duty, rate increase, interest, or penalty was not incurred through the fault or negligence of the Contractor or his failure to follow instructions of the Contracting Officer.

(2) If the Contractor is not required to pay or bear the burden, or obtains a refund or drawback, in whole or in part, of any tax, duty, interest, or penalty which:

(i) was to be included in the contract price pursuant to the requirements of paragraphs

(b) and (c); (ii) was included in the contract price; or (iii) was the basis of an increase in the contract price; the contract price shall be

decreased by the amount of such relief, refund, or drawback allocable to this contract, or the allocable amount of such relief, refund, or drawback shall be paid to the Government, as directed by the Contracting Officer. The contract price also shall be similarly decreased if the Contractor, through his fault or negligence or his failure to follow instructions of the Contracting Officer, is required to pay or bear the burden, or does not obtain a refund or drawback of any such tax, duty, interest, or penalty. Interest paid or credited to the Contractor incident to a refund of taxes shall inure to the benefit of the Government to the extent that such interest was earned after the

Contractor was paid or reimbursed by the Government for such taxes. (3) Invoices or vouchers covering any adjustment of the contract price pursuant to this paragraph (d) shall set forth the amount thereof as a separate item and shall identify the particular tax or duty involved

(4) This paragraph (d) shall not be applicable to social security taxes; income and franchise taxes, other than those levied on or measured by (i) sales or receipts from sales, or (ii) the Contractor's possession of, interest in, or use of property, title to which is in the Government; excess profits taxes; capital stock taxes; unemployment compensation taxes; or property taxes, other than such property taxes, allocable to this contract, as are assessed either on completed supplies covered by this contract, or on the Contractor's possession of, interest in, or use of property, title to which is in the Government.

(5) No adjustment of less than $100 is required to be made in the contract price pursuant to this paragraph (d).

(e) Unless there does not exist any reasonable basis to sustain an exemption, the Government upon request of the Contractor, without further liability, agrees, except as otherwise provided in this contract, to furnish evidence appropriate to establish exemption from any tax which the Contractor warrants in writing was excluded from the contract price. In addition, the Contracting Officer may furnish evidence appropriate to establish exemption from any tax that may, pursuant to this clause, give rise to either an increase or decrease in the contract price. Except as otherwise provided in this contract, evidence appropriate to establish exemption from duties will be furnished only at the discretion of the Contracting Officer.

(f)(1) The Contractor shall promptly notify the Contracting Officer of all matters pertaining to Federal, State, and local taxes, and duties, that reasonably may be expected to result in either an increase or decrease in the contract price.

(2) Whenever an increase or decrease in the contract price may be required under this clause, the Contractor shall take action as directed by the Contracting Officer, and the contract price shall be equitably adjusted to cover the costs of such action, including any interest, penalty, and reasonable attorneys' fees.

(End of clause)

(c) Contracts in United States Possessions or Puerto Rico. In accordance with 11-401.3, insert the following supplementary clause.

TAXES (1963 NOV)

The term "local taxes" as used in the clause of this contract entitled “Federal, State, and Local Taxes" includes taxes imposed by a possession of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

(End of clause)

(d) Foreign Contracts not With Foreign Governments. In accordance with 11-403.2(a), insert the following clause.

TAXES, DUTIES, AND CHARGES FOR DOING BUSINESS (1966 OCT)

(a) To the extent that this contract provides for the furnishing of supplies or the performance of services outside the United States, its possessions, and Puerto Rico, the following clause is applicable in lieu of the clause in this contract, if any, entitled “Federal, State, and Local Taxes."

(b) As used throughout this clause, the words and terms defined in this paragraph shall have the meanings set forth herein.

(i) The term “country concerned” means any country in which expenditures under this

contract are made. (ii) The words “tax” and “taxes" include fees and charges for doing business that are

levied by the government of the country concerned or by political subdivisions

thereof. (iii) The term “contract date” means the date of this contract or, if this is a formally ad

vertised contract, the date set for bid opening; as to additional supplies or services procured by modification to this contract, the term means the date of the modifica

tion. (c) Except as may be otherwise provided in this contract, the contract price includes all taxes and duties in effect and applicable to this contract on the contract date, except taxes and duties (i) from which the Government of the United States, the Contractor, any subcontractor, or the transactions or property covered by this contract are exempt under the laws of the country concemed or political subdivision thereof, or (ii) which the Government of the United States and the government of the country concerned have agreed shall not be applicable to expenditures in such country by or on behalf of the United States. (d)(1) If the Contractor is required to pay or bear the burden

(i) of any tax or duty which either was not to be included in the contract price pursuant

to the requirements of paragraph (c) hereof, or was specifically excluded from the

contract price by a provision of this contract; or (ii) of an increase in rate of any tax or duty, whether or not such tax or duty was ex

cluded from the contract price; or

(iii) of any interest or penalty on any tax or duty referred to in (i) or (ii) above, the contract price shall be correspondingly increased; provided that the Contractor warrants in writing that no amount of such tax, duty, or increase therein was included in the contract price as a contingency reserve or otherwise; and provided further, that liability for such tax, duty, increase therein, interest or penalty was not incurred through the fault or negligence of the Contractor or his failure to follow instructions of the Contracting Officer or to comply with the provisions of subparagraph (e) (1) below.

(2) If the Contractor is not required to pay or bear the burden, or obtains a refund or drawback, in whole or in part, of any tax, duty, increase therein, interest or penalty which (i) was to be included in the contract price pursuant to the requirements of paragraph (c), (ii) was included in the contract price, or (iii) was the basis of an increase in the contract price, the contract price shall be correspondingly decreased or the amount of such relief, refund, or drawback shall be paid to the Government of the United States, as directed by the Contracting Officer. The contract price also shall be correspondingly decreased if the Contractor, through his fault or negligence or his failure to follow instructions of the Contracting Officer or to comply with the provisions of subparagraph (e)(1) below, is required to pay or bear the burden, or does not obtain a refund or drawback of any such tax, duty, increase therein, interest or penalty. Interest paid or credited to the Contractor incident to a refund of taxes or duties shall inure to the benefit of the Government

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