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LIMITATION OF FUNDS (a) It is estimated that the cost to the Government for the performance of this contract will not exceed the estimated cost set forth in the Schedule, and the Contractor agrees to use his best efforts to perform the work specified in the Schedule and all obligations under this contract within such estimated cost.

(b) The amount presently available for payment and allotted to this contract, the items covered thereby, the period of performance which it is estimated the allotted amount will cover, are specified in the Schedule. It is contemplated that from time to time additional funds will be allotted to this contract up to the full estimated cost set forth in the Schedule, exclusive of any fee. The Contractor agrees to perform or have performed work on this contract up to the point at which the total amount paid and payable by the Government pursuant to the terms of this contract approximates but does not exceed the total amount actually allotted to the contract.

(c) If at any time the Contractor has reason to believe that the costs which he expects to incur in the performance of this contract in the next succeeding 60 days, when added to all costs previously incurred, will exceed 75 percent of the total amount then allotted to the contract, the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer in writing to that effect. The notice shall state the estimated amount of additional funds required to continue performance for the period set forth in the Schedule. Sixty days prior to the end of the period specified in the Schedule the Contractor will advise the Contracting Officer in writing as to the estimated amount of additional funds, if any, that will be required for the timely performance of the work under the contract or for such further period as may be specified in the Schedule or otherwise agreed to by the parties. If, after such notification, additionu funds are not allotted by the end of the period set forth in the Schedule or an agreed date substituted therefor, the Con tracting Officer will. upon written request by the Contractor, terminate this contract pursuant to the provisions of the Termination clause on such date. If the Contractor. in the exercise of his reasonable judgment, estimates that the funds available will allow him to continue to discharge his obligations hereunder for a period extending beyond such date, he shall specify the later date in his request and the Contracting Officer, in his discretion, may terminate this contract on that later date.

(d) Except as required by other provisions of this contract specifically citing and stated to be an exception from this clause, the Government shall not be obligated to reimburse the Contractor for costs incurred in

excess of the total amount from time to time allotted to the contract, and the Contractor shall not be obligated to continue performance under the contract (including actions under the Termination clause) or otherwise to incur costs in excess of the amount allotted to the contract, unless and until the Contracting Officer has notified the Contractor in writing that such allotted amount has been increased and has specified in such notice an increased amount constituting the total amount then allotted to the contract. To the extent the amount allotted exceeds the estimated cost set forth in the Schedule, such estimated cost shall be correspondingly increased. No notice, communication, or representation in any other form or from any person other than the Contracting Officer shall affect the amount allotted to this contract. In the absence of the specified notice, the Government shall not be obligated to reimburse the Contractor for any costs in excess of the total amount then allotted to the contract, whether those excess costs were incurred during the course of the contract or as a result of termination. When and to the extent that the amount allotted to the contract has been increased, any costs incurred by the Contractor in excess of the amount previously allotted shall be allowable to the same extent as if such costs had been incurred after such increase in the amount allotted; unless the Contracting Officer issues a termination or other notice and directs that the increase is solely for the purpose of covering termination or other specified expenses.

(e) Change orders issued pursuant to the Changes clause of this contract shall not be considered an authorization to the Contractor to exceed the amount allotted in the Schedule in the absence of a statement in the change order, or other contract modification, increasing the amount allotted.

(f) Nothing in this clause shall affect the right of the Government to terminate this contract. In the event this contract is terminated, the Government and the Contractor shall negotiate an equitable distribution of all property produced or purchased under the contract based upon the share of costs incurred by each.

(g) In the event that sufficient funds are not allotted to this contract to allow completion of the work contemplated by this contract, the Contractor shall be entitled to that percentage of the fee set forth in the Schedule equivalent to the percentage of completion of the work contemplated by this contract.

(c) In the foregoing clauses set forth in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this § 17.202-3, the period of “60 days" and the percentage of "75 percent” may be

varied from 30 days to 90 days and 75 percent to 85 percent. 81-7.202-4. Allowable cost, fee, and pay

ment. Insert the following clause in all cost-reimbursement type supply contracts which provide for the payment of a fixed-fee:

ALLOWABLE COST, FIXED-FEE, AND PAYMENT

(a) For the performance of this contract, the Government shall pay to the Contractor:

(1) The cost thereof (hereinafter referred to as "allowable cost") determined by the Contracting Officer to be allowable in accordance with:

(i) Subpart 1-15.2 of the Federal Procurement Regulations (41 CFR 1-15.2), as in effect on the date of this contract; and

(ii) The terms of this contract; and

(2) Such fixed-fee, if any, as may be provided for in the Schedule.

(b) Payments shall be made to the Contractor when requested as work progresses, but not more frequently than bi-weekly, in amounts approved by the Contracting Officer. The Contractor may submit to an authorized representative of the Contracting Officer, in such form and reasonable detail as such representative may require, an invoice or public voucher supported by a statement of cost for the performance of this contract and claimed to constitute al. lowable cost. For this purpose, except as provided herein with respect to pension contributions, the term "costs” shall include only those recorded costs which result, at the time of the request for reimbursement, from payment by cash, check, or other form of actual payment for items or services purchased directly for the contract, together with (when the Contractor is not delinquent in payment of costs of contract performance in the ordinary course of business) costs incurred, but not necessarily paid, for materials which have been issued from the Contractor's stores inventory and placed in the production process for use on the contract, for direct labor, for direct travel, for other direct inhouse costs, and for properly alloca ble and allowable indirect costs, as is shown by records maintained by the Contractor for purposes of obtaining reimbursement under Government contracts plus the amount of progress payments which have been paid to the Contractor's subcontractors under similar cost standards. In addition, when pension contributions are paid by the Contractor to the retirement fund less frequently than quarterly, accrued costs therefor shall be excluded from indirect costs for payment purposes until such costs are paid. If pension contributions are paid on a quarterly or

more frequent basis, accruals therefor may be included in indirect costs for payment purposes provided that they are paid to the fund within 30 days after the close of the period covered. If payments are not made to the fund within such 30-day period, pension contribution costs shall be excluded from indirect cost for payment purposes until payment has been made. The restriction on payment more frequently than bi-weekly and the requirement of prior payment for items or services purchased directly for the contract shall not apply when the Contractor is a small business concern.

(c) Promptly after receipt of each invoice or voucher and statement of cost, the Government shall, except as otherwise provided in this contract subject to the provisions of (d), below, make payment thereon as approved by the Contracting Officer. Payment of the fixed-fee, if any, shall be made to the Contractor as specified in the Schedule: Provided, however, That after payment of 85 percent of the fixed-fee set forth in the Schedule, the Contracting Officer may withhold further payment of fee until a reserve shall have been set aside in an amount which he considers necessary to protect the interests of the Government, but such reserve shall not exceed 15 percent of the total fixed-fee, or $100,000, whichever is less.

(d) At any time or times prior to final payment under this contract the Contracting Officer may have the invoices or vouchers and statements of cost audited. Each pay. ment theretofore made shall be subject to reduction for amounts included in the related invoice or voucher which are found by the Contracting Officer, on the basis of such audit, not to constitute allowable cost. Any payment may be reduced for overpayments, or increased for underpayments, on preceding invoices or vouchers.

(e) On receipt and approval of the invoice or voucher designated by the Contractor as the "completion invoice" or "completion voucher" and upon compliance by the Contractor with all the provisions of this contract (including, without limitation, the provisions relating to patents and the provisions of (f), below), the Government shall promptly pay to the Contractor any balance of allowable cost, and any part of the fixedfee, which has been withheld pursuant to (c), above, or otherwise not paid to the Contractor. The completion invoice or voucher shall be submitted by the Contractor promptly following completion of the work under this contract but in no event later than 1 year (or such longer period as the Contracting Officer may in his discretion approve in writing) from the date of such completion.

(f) The Contractor agrees that any refunds, rebates, credits, or other amounts (including any interest thereon) accruing to or

received by the Contractor or any assignee (29 FR 10192, July 24, 1964, as amended at under this contract shall be paid by the 40 FR 14913, Apr. 3, 1975; 40 FR 18996, May Contractor to the Government, to the 1, 1975) extent that they are properly allocable to costs for which the Contractor has been re § 1-7.202-5 Inspection of supplies and corimbursed by the Government under this rection of defects. contract. Reasonable expenses incurred by the Contractor for the purpose of securing

INSPECTION OF SUPPLIES AND CORRECTION OF such refunds, rebates, credits, or other

DEFECTS amounts shall be allowable costs hereunder (a) All supplies (which term throughout when approved by the Contracting Officer. this clause includes without limitation raw Prior to final payment under this contract,

materials, components, intermediate assemthe Contractor and each assignee under this blies, and end products) shall be subject to contract whose assignment is in effect at inspection and test by the Government, to the time of final payment under this con the extent practicable at all times and tract shall execute and deliver:

places including the period of manufacture, (1) An assignment to the Government, in and in any event prior to acceptance. The form and substance satisfactory to the Con Contractor shall provide and maintain an tracting Officer, of refunds, rebates, credits, inspection system acceptable to the Governor other amounts (including any interestment covering the supplies, fabricating thereon) properly allocable to costs for methods, and special tooling hereunder. which the Contractor has been reimbursed The Government, through any authorized by the Government under this contract; and representative, may inspect the plant or

(2) A release discharing the Government plants of the Contractor or any of his subits officers, agents, and employees from all contractors engaged in the performance of liabilities, obligations, and claims arising out

this contract. If any inspection or test is of or under this contract, subject only to made by the Government on the premises the following exceptions:

of the Contractor or a subcontractor, the (i) Special claims in stated amounts or in

Contractor shall provide and shall require estimated amounts where the amounts are

subcontractors to provide all reasonable not susceptible of exact statement by the

facilities and assistance for the safety and Contractor;

convenience of the Government inspectors (ii) Claims, together with reasonable ex

in the performance of their duties. All in

spections and tests by the Government shall penses incidental thereto, based upon liabil

be performed in such a manner as will not ities of the Contractor to third parties aris

unduly delay the work. Except as otherwise ing out of the performance of this contract:

provided in this contract, acceptance of any Provided, however, That such claims are not

supplies or lots of supplies shall be made as known to the Contractor on the date of the

promptly as practicable after delivery thereexecution of the release; and provided fur

of and shall be deemed to have been made ther, that the Contractor gives notice of

no later than 60 days after the date of such such claims in writing to the Contracting

delivery, if acceptance has not been made Officer not more than 6 years after the date

earlier within such period. of the release or the date of any notice to

(b) At any time during performance of the Contractor that the Government is pre

this contract, but not later than 6 months pared to make final payment, whichever is

(or such other period as may be provided in earlier; and

the Schedule) after acceptance of the sup(iii) Claims for reimbursement of costs

plies or lots of supplies last delivered in ac(other than expenses of the Contractor by

cordance with the requirements of this conreason of its indemnification of the Govern

tract, the Government may require the Conment against patent liability), including rea

tractor to remedy by correction or replacesonable expenses incidental thereto, in ment, as directed by the Contracting Officurred by the Contractor under the provi. cer, any supplies or lots of supplies which at sions of this contract relating to patents. the time of delivery thereof are defective in

(g) Any cost incurred by the Contractor material or workmanship or otherwise not under the terms of this contract which in conformity with the requirements of this would constitute allowable cost under the contract. Except as otherwise provided in provisions of this clause shall be included in paragraph (c) hereof, the cost of any such determining the amount payable under this replacement or correction shall be included contract, notwithstanding any provisions in allowable cost determined as provided in contained in the specifications or other doc- the clause of this contract entitled "Allowuments incorporated in this contract by ref- able Cost, Fixed-Fee, and Payment," but no erence, designating services to be performed additional fee shall be payable with respect or materials to be furnished by the Contrac- thereto. Such supplies or lots of supplies tor at his expense or without cost to the shall not be tendered thereafter for acceptGovernment.

ance unless the former requirement of cor

contract and for such longer period as may be specified in this contract.

(f) Except as provided in this clause and as may be provided in the Schedule, the Contractor shall have no obligation or liability to correct or replace supplies or lots of supplies which at the time of delivery are defective in material or workmanship or otherwise not in conformity with the requirements of this contract.

(g) Except as otherwise provided in the Schedule, the Contractor's obligation to correct or replace Government-furnished property (which is property in the possession of or acquired directly by the Government and delivered or otherwise made available to the Contractor) shall be governed by the provi. sions of the clause of this contract entitled "Government Property.'

§ 1-7.202–6 Assignment of claims.

Insert the clause set forth in $ 130.703 under the conditions prescribed therein. § 1-7.202-7 Examination of records by

Comptroller General. Insert the clause set forth in § 17.103-3.

rection is disclosed. If the Contractor fails to proceed with reasonable promptness to replace or correct such supplies or lots of supplies, the Government (1) may by contract or otherwise replace or correct such supplies and charge to the Contractor any increased cost occasioned the Government thereby, or may reduce any fixed fee pay. able under this contract (or require repay. ment of any fixed fee theretofore paid) in such amount as may be equitable under the circumstances, or (2) in the case of supplies not delivered, may require the delivery of such supplies, and shall have the right to reduce any fixed fee theretofore paid) in such amount as may be equitable under the circumstances, or (3) may terminate this contract for default as provided in the clause of this contract entitled “Termination for Default or Convenience of the Government.” Failure to agree to the amount of any such increased cost to be charged to the Contractor or to such reduction in, or repay. ment of, the fixed fee shall be a dispute con cerning a question of fact within the meaning of the clause of this contract entitled "Disputes."

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (b) hereof, the Government may at any time require the correction or replacement by the Contractor, without cost to the Government, of supplies or lots of supplies which are defective in material or workmanship, or otherwise not in conformity with the requirements of this contract, if such defects or failures are due to fraud, lack of good faith, or willful misconduct on the part of any of the Contractor's directors or officers, or on the part of any of his managers, superintendents, or other equivalent representatives, who has supervision or direction of (1) all or substantially all of the Contractor's business, or (2) all or substantially all of the Contractor's operations at any one plant or separate location in which this contract is being performed, or (3) a separate and complete major industrial operation in connection with the performance of this contract. The Government may at any time also require correction or replacement by the Contractor, without cost to the Government, of any such defective supplies or lots of supplies if the defects or failures are caused by one or more individual employees selected or retained by the Contractor after any such supervisory personnel has reasonable grounds to believe that such employee is habitually careless or otherwise unqualified.

(d) Corrected supplies or replaced supplies shall be subject to the provisions of this clause in the same manner and to the same extent as supplies originally delivered under this contract.

(e) The Contractor shall make his records of all inspection work available to the Gov. ernment during the performance of this

§ 1-7.202-8 Subcontracts.

Insert the following clause in all cost-reimbursement type supply contracts:

SUBCONTRACTS (a) The Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer reasonably in advance of entering into any subcontract which (1) is cost-reimbursement type, time and materials, or labor-hour, or (2) is fixed-price type and exceeds in dollar amount either $25,000 or 5% of the total estimated cost of this contract, or (3) provides for the fabrication, purchase, rental, installation, or other acquisition of special test equipment having a value in excess of $1,000 or of any items of industrial facilities.

(b) In the case of a proposed subcontract which (1) is cost-reimbursement type, time and materials, or labor-hour, and would involve an estimated amount in excess of $10,000, including any fee, or (2) is proposed to exceed $100,000, or (3) is one of a number of subcontracts under this contract with a single subcontractor for the same or related supplies or services which, in the aggregate are expected to exceed $100,000, the advance notification required by (a), above, shall include:

(1) A description of the supplies or services to be called for by the subcontract;

(2) Identification of the proposed subcontractor and an explanation of why and how

the proposed subcontractor was selected, including the degree of competition obtained;

(3) The proposed subcontract price, to gether with the Contractor's cost or price analysis thereof;

(4) The subcontractor's current, complete, and accurate cost or pricing data and Certif. icate of Current Cost or Pricing Data when such data and certificate are required by other provisions of this contract to be obtained from the subcontractor;

(5) Identification of the type of subcontract to be used;

(6) A memorandum of negotiation which sets forth the principal elements of the subcontract price negotiations. A copy of this memorandum shall be retained in the Contractor's file for the use of Government reviewing authorities. The memorandum shall be in sufficient detail to reflect the most sig. nificant considerations controlling the establishment of initial or revised prices. The memorandum should include an explanation of why cost or pricing data was, or was not required, and, if it was not required in the case of any price negotiation in excess of $100,000, a statement of the basis for determining that the price resulted from or was based on adequate price competition, established catalog or market prices of commercial items sold in substantial quantities to the general public, or prices set by law or regulation. If cost or pricing data was submitted and a certificate of cost or pricing data was required, the memorandum shall reflect the extent to which reliance was not placed upon the factual cost or pricing data submitted and the extent to which this data was not used by the Contractor in determining the total price objective and in negotiating the final price. The memorandum shall also reflect the extent to which it was recognized in the negotiation that any cost or pricing data submitted by the Contractor was not accurate, complete, or current; the action taken by the Contractor and the subcontractor as a result; and the effect, if any, of such defective data on the total price negotiated. Where the total price negotiated differs significantly from the Contractor's total price objective, the memorandum shall explain the difference; and

(7) When incentives are used, the memorandum of negotiation shall contain an explanation of the incentive fee/profit plan identifying each critical performance element, management decisions used to quantify each incentive element, reasons for incentives on particular performance characteristics, and a brief summary of trade-off possibilities considered as to cost, performance, and time.

(8) The Subcontractor's Disclosure Statement or Certificate relating to Cost Accounting Standards when such data are required by other provisions of this contract to be obtained from the subcontractor.

(c) The Contractor shall obtain the written consent of the Contracting Officer prior to placing any subcontract for which advance notification is required under (a), above. The Contracting Officer may, in his discretion, ratify in writing any such subcontract; such action shall constitute the consent of the Contracting Officer as required by this paragraph (c).

(d) The Contractor agrees that no subcontract placed under this contract shall provide for payment on a cost-plus-a-percentage-of-cost basis.

(e) The Contracting Officer may, in his discretion, specifically approve in writing any of the provisions of a subcontract. However, such approval or the consent of the Contracting Officer obtained as required by this clause shall not be construed to constitute a determination of the allowability of any cost under this contract, unless such approval specifically provides that it constitutes a determination of the allowability of such costs.

(f) The Contractor shall give the Contracting Officer immediate notice in writing of any action or suit filed, and prompt notice of any claim made against the Contractor by any subcontractor or vendor which, in the opinion of the Contractor, may result in litigation related in any way to this contract with respect to which the Contractor may be entitled to reimbursement from the Government.

(g) Notwithstanding paragraph (c), above, the Contractor may enter into subcontracts within (1) and (2) of paragraph (a), above, without the consent of the Contracting Officer, if the Contracting Officer has approved in writing the Contractor's procurement system and the subcontract is within the scope of such approval.

(h) To facilitate small business participation in subcontracting under this contract, the Contractor agrees to provide progress payments on the fixed-price subcontracts of those subcontractors which are small business concerns, in conformity with the standards for customary progress payments specified in Subpart 1-30.5, of the Federal Procurement Regulations (41 CFR 1-30.5), as in effect on the date of this contract. The Contractor further agrees that the need for such progress payments will not be cor ered as a handicap or adverse factor in the award of subcontracts. [39 FR 1756, Jan. 14, 1974, as amended at 40 FR 11581. Mar. 12. 1975)

8 1-7.202-9 (Reserved)

$ 1-7.202-10 Termination for default or

convenience of the Government. Insert the clause set forth in § 18.702 in accordance with the condi

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