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(b) Apportionment of rates. The monthly rate and its pro-rata share shall apply to all rental periods of 1 month or more. The weekly rate and its pro-rata share shall apply to all rental periods of 1 week or more up to one month. The daily rate and its prorata share shall apply to all rental periods up to 1 week.

(c) Overtime. If the equipment is rented by the day, the rate for overtime is one-sixteenth (718) of the daily rate for each hour of use in any day in excess of 8 hours; if it is rented by the week, the rate for overtime is one-eightieth (480) of the weekly rate for each hour of use in any week in excess of 40 hours; and if it is rented by the month, the overtime rate is one-three hundred and fifty-second (1352) of the monthly rate for each hour of use in excess of 176 hours in any one 30 consecutive day period.

(d) Insurance. Rental rates include the cost of insurance or self-insurance covering loss of or damage to the equipment during rental periods, as indicated in Schedule 1 and copy of policy attached. The Contractor agrees to maintain this insurance coverage for loss of or damage to the equipment during the entire term of this agreement. The Contractor shall waive any right of action against the government to the extent that loss is recovered from insurance applicable to loss, damage or destruction of leased equipment.

NOTE: When rental rates do not include the cost of insurance or self-insurance, substitute the following text for paragraph (d):

"Rental rates do not include any factor representing the cost of insurance or self-insurance covering loss of or damage to the equipment during rental periods."

4. Rental period. The rental period for which rental is payable for an item of equipment shall consist of a base period, beginning upon the date stipulated in a written notice from the contracting officer to the Contractor that DOE has accepted the item of equipment at the job site, and ending upon the date stipulated in a written notice from the contracting officer to the Contractor that use of the item of equipment is terminated, subject to the following additions, deductions, and conditions:

(a) In-transit time. There shall be added to the base period:

(1) The actual in-transit time of inbound transportation from ne point of shipment to the job site, not exceeding the time required for such transportation by commercial carrier via the most expeditious routing available, of any item of equipment subsequently accepted by DOE and

(2) The actual in-transit time of outbound return transportation from the job site, to the original point of inbound shipment, or other destination at equal or less distance from the job site, not exceeding the time re

quired for such transportation by commercial carrier via the most expeditious routing available, of any item of equipment whose use has been terminated by DOE.

(b) Delay due to repairs.

(1) The time required for repair of equipment shall be deducted from the base period if such repair is necessitated by willful misconduct or lack of good faith on the part of the Contractor's managerial personnel, or made necessary by defects not reasonably ascertainable on initial inspection by DOE.

(2) If an item of equipment has been accepted by DOE, the subsequent withdrawal by the Contractor of such item from the work for necessary repairs (due to causes other than those mentioned in the preceding paragraph) shall not interrupt the running of the base period unless the contracting officer finds that the Contractor has not exercised due diligence in effecting the repairs or in returning the item to use, and in such event the time which the contracting officer finds to have been excessive shall be deducted from the base period.

(c) Time for repairs on termination. In the event DOE, in accordance with paragraph 6(c), elects to effect repair or replacement of an item of equipment prior to scheduled return shipment, the time required for such repair or replacement shall be added to the base period.

(d) Trial period. If initial inspection by DOE discloses that the condition of an item of equipment is doubtful, it will not be accepted by DOE without a trial period of operation to prove such item, upon terms and conditions agreed upon by the Contractor and DOE. If the equipment is found unacceptable in the trial period, no rental, transportation, or other expenses will be due the Contractor.

(e) Rental limitation. When the aggregate of rental paid for an item of equipment equals 75 percent of its appraised value, as agreed upon by the Contractor and the contracting officer at or prior to the time of acceptance by DOE and set forth in the initial inspection report, the rental period shall cease as to such item for purposes of rental payment. Such item shall thereafter remain available for use under the contract without further rental payments but otherwise in accordance with the terms and conditions of this agreement, until the contractor receives written notice from the contracting officer that use of the item is terminated. The limitation of rental to 75 percent of the agreed value shall apply to the total of all rental due under this paragraph 4. A failure to agree as to the value of an item of equipment shall be deemed to be a dispute within the meaning of the article of the contract entitled “disputes."

5. Transportation. Inbound transportation of equipment, f.o.b. cars from the original

point of shipment to the job site, and outbound return transportation of shipment f.o.b. cars to the original point of shipment or to another destination selected by the Contractor at equal or less distance from the job site, shall be at the expense of the Government, subject to the following conditions:

(a) Limitation on return transportation. The Government shall not bear any expense for outbound return transportation in excess of the amount paid for inbound transportation to the job site, except additional amounts representing or equivalent to increase in freight rates applicable to the route to the original point of shipment.

(b) Limitation on long distance transportation. Transportation over a distance in excess of 500 miles shall be subject to the approval of the contracting officer.

(c) Transportation by other than common carrier. The expense borne by the Government hereunder for transportation by a method other than common carrier shall be the actual expense of such transportation as shown by evidence satisfactory to the contracting officer.

(d) Loading and unloading. Only such costs of loading and unloading equipment as are incurred at the job site shall be borne by the Government.

(e) Equipment not in required condition. The Government shall not bear the expense of transportation of any item of equipment which arrives at the job in a condition which does not fulfill the requirements of paragraph 6(a) and which is not placed in the condition required under paragraph 6(a) by the Contractor at the Contractor's expense within a reasonable time.

6. Condition of equipment. The following conditions apply.

(a) Condition on delivery. The equipment shall, on delivery at the job site, be in good operating condition to render efficient, economical, and continuous service, and shall be equipped with necessary and required safety devices according to ICC regulations and other applicable Federal and State laws. Each item of the equipment shall have been registered by the Contractor at the Contractor's own expense with all Federal, State, and local authorities requiring registration, and registration plates or other evidence of registration shall be displayed in accordance with the requirements of the registering authority. The cost of subsequent registration shall also be borne by the Contractor. If any item of equipment on arrival at the job site is not placed in the condition required by this paragraph within a reasonable time, the contracting officer may reject the item and require its removal from the job site, and in that event, the Government shall not be liable for rental, transportation, or any other expense in connection with such item.

(b) Condition on the job. Equipment accepted by DOE shall be maintained by the Contractor in the condition required for its operation until use of the equipment is terminated by the contracting officer. Maintenance and repair required to keep accepted equipment in such condition during such time and replacement (at the agreed value set forth in the initial inspection report, less depreciation) of accepted equipment lost or destroyed during such time, shall be at the expense of the Government unless such maintenance, repair, or replacement is made necessary by loss or damage covered by any policy of insurance (or self-insurance), or caused by willful misconduct or lack of good faith on the part of the Contractor's managerial personnel, or is made necessary by defects not reasonably ascertainable on initial inspection of DOE.

(c) Condition on termination. Upon termination by DOE of the use of any item of equipment, the item shall be returned by DOE to the Contractor at the job site in as good condition as when received by DOE (as shown by the initial inspection report) less normal wear and tear, except for any loss or damage which is due to willful misconduct or lack of good faith on the part of the Contractor's mangerial personnel, or defects not reasonably ascertainable on initial inspection by DOE, or which is covered by any policy of insurance (or self-insurance). If the inspection report to be made immediately prior to the scheduled return shipment of an item of equipment discloses the necessity for repairs or replacement the cost of which is the responsibility of the Government under this paragraph, DOE may at its election either (A) effect such repairs or replacements or (B) allow the Contractor the agreed estimated reasonable cost of such repairs (or the agreed value set forth in the initial inspection report, less depreciation, if replacement is required), and a sum in lieu of rental for the time estimated by the contracting officer to be necessary for such repairs. Failure to agree as to the estimated reasonable cost of affecting such repairs or replacement under (C) above, shall be deemed to be a dispute within the meaning of the article of the contract entitled “Disputes."

(d) Inspection. For the purpose of establishing the condition of the equipment, each item of equipment shall be inspected, tested and inventoried by representatives of DOE and at the Contractor's option, together with representatives of the Contractor, prior to its acceptance by DOE and also immediately prior to scheduled return shipment. The results of such inspections and tests, and the inventories compiled, shall be incorporated in reports submitted to the contractor and to the contracting officer. For any item of equipment which the Con.

cured thereby in accordance with the terms under which the indebtedness is payable or dischargeable, DOE shall have the right upon three day's written notice to the Contractor to impound such part of the unpaid rental hereunder, as DOE in its sole discretion deems necessary, until the rights of the Contractor and any such person are determined and all just and proper claims of such persons are satisfied, provided, that nothing contained in this paragraph shall be construed to pay to such person any sum not required to be paid by the terms under which the indebtedness was incurred or to pay any sum prior to the time it becomes due.

9. Taxes. Unless otherwise directed by the contracting officer, the Contractor shall at the Contractor's own expense pay and discharge any and all taxes levied upon any item of the equipment.

SCHEDULE 1

Part 1-Items and Rental Rates

Item No.

Item description (equipment No.; type of

equipment; serial No.; manufacturer; year of model; original point of shipment; etc.)

tractor has failed to inspect, test, and inventory, or has failed to report as provided herein, the Contractor agrees that the report submitted hereunder by a representative of DOE shall be conclusive evidence of the condition as of the date of inspection.

(e) Excessive repairs. The contracting officer may deduct from payments otherwise due the Contractor, any amounts previously allowed the Contractor under this agreement for repairs made at the Government's expense which the contracting officer finds to have been in excess of the requirements of this agreement.

7. Protection of equipment-steps to be taken in event of loss. The following apply.

(a) The Contractor shall take all reasonable and necessary precautions to safeguard and protect the equipment. Any loss of or damage to the equipment is not reimbursable to the extent that such loss or damage is required to be covered by insurance under paragraph 3(d) of this agreement.

NOTE: When paragraph 3(d) of the agreement provides that rental rates do not include any factor representing the cost of insurance or self-insurance covering loss of or damage to the equipment during rental periods, the following paragraph (a) shall be used

(a) The Contractor shall take all reasonable and necessary precautions to safeguard and protect the equipment. Any loss or damage to the equipment will be at the Contractor's risk to the extent that such loss or damage is covered by any policy of insurance (or self-insurance).

(b) Upon the happening of any loss or damage which is at the risk of the Government under this agreement, the Contractor shall immediately notify the contracting of. ficer of the occasion and extent thereof, shall at the contracting officer's request effect an assignment and subrogation in favor of the Government of all the Contractor's rights and claims (except those against the Government) arising out of any such loss or damage, shall, if required by the contracting officer, authorize representatives of the Government to settle or prosecute to final judgment any such claims, and shall furnish to the Government on request all reasonable assistance in obtaining recovery.

8. Liquidation of indebtedness. The Contractor warrants full and complete title and right to possession of all the equipment, subject only to those liens, encumbrances or claims to title or possession securing the indebtedness detailed on Schedule 1, Part 2. The Contractor agrees to apply such portion of the rental payment hereunder as may be necessary for the prompt discharge of such indebtedness. If at any time any person holding a lien, encumbrance, or claim against any item of equipment shall submit to DOE evidence that the Contractor is not discharging the indebtedness se

Description of any insurance coverage for

loss or damage to equipment

Item Rental Rates

Attach certified copy of insurance policy. (Continue, if necessary, on reverse side or on separate sheets.)

Part 2-Liens, Encumbrances and Claims

The following is a complete and correct statement of the amount of any and all indebtedness secured by liens or other encumbrances of any nature, legal or equitable, which are held by any person, firm or corporation against the equipment, items Nos. 1 through (Contractor) By (Title) Item No.

Name and address of present creditor

Present unpaid balance

Amounts and date of future payments

(Continue, if necessary, on the reverse side or on separate sheets.) (49 FR 12016, Mar. 28, 1984; 49 FR 38951, Oct. 2, 1984)

936.7302 Outline of agreement for rental of

third-party-owned construction equipment. This agreement, made and entered into this

day of 19—-, by and between

("hereinafter called the lessor") and -) (hereinafter called the "lessee") Witnesseth:

Whereas, the lessee has entered into a contract, dated

(hereinafter called the “construction contract"), with the United States of America (hereinafter called the “Government"), represented by the U.S. Department of Energy hereinafter called "DOE"), for the performance of certain construction work in connection with the construction at

-; and Whereas, the lessor is the owner of certain construction plant and equipment (hereinafter called the "equipment”), listed on the attached Schedule 1 attached to and made a part of this agreement; and

Whereas, the lessee desires to rent the equipment for use in performing the construction contract.

Now, therefore, in consideration of the mutual covenants and conditions herein set forth, it is agreed as follows:

Article 1-Equipment rented. The lessor agrees to furnish for use by the lessee in the performance of the construction contract the equipment itemized in Schedule 1 at time specified as follows: (Each item of equipment shall be clearly marked with the identification number assigned to it on Schedule 1. The lessor and the lessee may from time to time amend Schedule 1 by deleting or adding items.)

Article 11-Payments. Payments shall be made by the lessee to the lessor at monthly intervals on invoices rendered by the lessor for:

(a) Rental Rental of equipment, for rental periods determined in accordance with the article entitled "Rental Period" and at the rates set forth in Schedule 1 applied in accordance with the article entitled “Application of Rates."

(b) Transportation. Transportation of equipment in accordance with the article entitled “Transportation."

(c) Repair. Maintenance, repair, and replacement of equipment to the extent provided in the articles entitled “Conditions of Equipment” and “Protection of Equipment-Steps to be Taken in Event of Loss."

Article III-Application of rates. The rates set forth in Schedule 1 shall be applied in accordance with the following rules:

(a) Basis of rates. Rates are based upon one shift of 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, or 176 hours per month (30 consecutive days).

(b) Apportionment of rates. The monthly rate and its pro-rata share shall apply to all rental periods of 1 month or more. The weekly rate and its pro-rata share shall apply to all rental periods of 1 week or more up to 1 month. The daily rate and its prorata share shall apply to all rental periods up to 1 week.

(c) Overtime. If the equipment is rented by the day, the rate for overtime is one-sixteenth (716) of the daily rate for each hour of use in any day in excess of 8 hours; if it is rented by the week, the rate for overtime is one-eightieth (480) of the weekly rate for each hour of use in any week in excess of 40 hours; and if it is rented by the month, the overtime rate is one-three hundredth and fifty-second (4352) of the monthly rate for hour of use in excess of 176 hours in any one 30-consecutive-day period.

(d) Insurance. Rental rates include the cost of insurance or self-insurance covering loss of or damage to the equipment during rental periods as indicated in Schedule 1 and copy of policy attached. The lessor agrees to maintain this insurance coverage for loss or damage to the equipment during the entire term of this agreement. The lessor shall waive any right of action against the contractor or the United States Government for loss, damage or destruction of the leased equipment to the extent that the lessor recover from insurance applicable to loss, damage or destruction of the leased equipment.

NOTE: When rates do not include the cost of insurance or self-insurance, substitute the following text for paragraph (d) Insurance:

"Rental rates do not include any factor representing the cost of insurance or self-insurance covering loss of or damage to the equipment during rental periods."

Article IV-Rental period. The rental period for which rental is payable for an item of equipment shall consist of a base period, beginning upon the date stipulated in a written notice from the lessee to the lessor that the lessee has accepted the item of equipment at the job site, and ending upon date stipulated in a written notice from the lessee to the lessor that use of the item of equipment is terminated, subject to the following additions, deductions, and conditions.

(a) In-transit time. There shall be added to the base period:

(1) The actual in-transit time of inbound transportation from the point of shipment

to the job site, not exceeding the time required for such transportation by commercial carrier via the most expeditious routing available, of any item of equipment subsequently accepted by the lessee.

(2) The actual in-transit time of outbound return transportation from the job site to the original point of inbound shipment, or other destination at equal or less distance from the job site, not exceeding the time required for such transportation by commerical carrier via the most expeditious routing available, of any item of equipment whose use has been terminated by the lessee.

(b) Trial period. If initial inspection by the lessee discloses that the condition of an item of equipment is doubtful, it will not be accepted by the lessee without a trial period of operation to prove such item upon terms and conditions agreed upon by the lessor and the lessee and approved by DOE. If the equipment is found unacceptable in the trial period, no rental, transportation, or other expenses will be due the lessor.

(c) Delay due to repairs.

(1) The time required for repair of equipment shall be deducted from the base period if such repair is necessitated by willful misconduct or lack of good faith on part the of the lessor, of an individual, or the partners or corporate officers of the lessor, or a supervising representative of the lessor, or made necessary by defects not reasonably ascertainable on initial inspection by the lessee.

(2) If arrangements are made for the lessor to repair an item of equipment, the withdrawal of such item from work for necessary repairs (due to causes other than those mentioned in the preceding paragraph) subsequent to acceptance of the item by the lessee shall not interrupt the running of the base period, unless the lessee or DOE finds that due diligence in effecting the repairs or in returning the item to use has not been exercised. In the latter event, the time found to have been excessive shall be deducted from the base period.

(d) Time for repairs on termination. In the event the lessee, in accordance with the article entitled “Condition of Equipment,” elects to effect repair or replacement of an item of equipment prior to scheduled return shipment of the item, the time required for such repair or replacement shall be added to the base period.

Article V-Transportation. Inbound transportation of equipment to the job site, f.o.b. cars and return to the original point of shipment or to another destination selected by the lessor at equal or less distance from the job site, shall be at the expense of the lessee, subject to the following conditions:

(a) Limitation on return transportation. The lessee shall not bear any expense for outbound return transportation in excess of the amount paid for inbound transportation

to the job site, except additional amounts approved by DOE representing or equivalent to increase in freight rates applicable to the route to the original point of shipment.

(b) Limitation on long distance transportation. Transportation over a distance in excess of 500 miles shall be subject to the approval of the lessee and DOE.

(c) Transportation by other than common carrier. The expense borne by the lessee hereunder for transportation by a method other than common carrier shall be the actual expense of such transportation as shown by evidence satisfactory to the lessee and DOE, but shall in no case exceed the amount which would be paid for such transportation by a suitable and available common carrier, unless otherwise authorized by the lessee and DOE.

(d) Loading and unloading. Only such costs of loading and unloading equipment as are incurred at the job site shall be borne by the lessee.

(e) Equipment not in required condition. The lessee shall not bear the expense of transportation of any item of equipment which arrives at the job site in a condition which does not fulfill the requirements of the article entitled “Condition of equipment” and which is not placed in the condition required under that article by the lessee at the lessor's expense within a reasonable time.

Article VI-Condition of equipment.

(a) Condition on delivery. The equipment shall, on delivery at the job site, be in good operating condition to render efficient, economical, and continuous service and shall be equipped with necessary and required safety devices according to ICC regulations and other applicable Federal and state laws. Each item of the equipment shall have been registered by the lessor at the lessor's own expense with all Federal, State, and local authorities requiring registration, and registration plates or other evidence of registration shall be displayed in accordance with the requirements of the registering authority. The cost of subsequent registration shall also be borne by the lessor. If any item of equipment on arrival at the job site is not in the condition required by this paragraph, its use on the work shall not be permitted unless and until it is placed in the condition required by this paragraph at the lessor's expense and within a reasonable time. If any such item is not placed in the condition required by this paragraph within a reasonable time, the lessee may reject the item and require its removal from the job site, and in that event, the lessee shall not be liable for rental, transportation, or any other expense in connection with such item.

(b) Condition on the job. Maintenance and repair necessary to keep accepted equipment in the condition required for its oper

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