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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 termina tion 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 by the Government in the Schedule in the absence of a statement in the change order, or other contract modification, increasing the amount allotted.
(1) 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 by the Government 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.
(e) In accordance with agency procedures the percentages and time periods stated in the foregoing clauses may be varied respectively between 75 percent and 85 percent and 30 to 90 days.
interests of the Government, but such re. serve shall not exceed 1 percent of (the Government's share of) such total estimated cost or $100,000, whichever is less.
(3) Delete “and any part of the fixed fee" from paragraph (e) of the clause prescribed in (a), above.
(4) In contracts without fee with nonprofit institutions the amount $10,000 may be substituted for $100,000 in the sentence set forth in § 1-7.402-3(b)(2), above.
(5) In contracts with educational institutions substitute Subpart 1-15.3 in paragraph (a)(1)(i) of the clause prescribed in § 1-7.402-3(a), above.
(6) In contracts with State and local governments substitute Subpart 1-15.7 in paragraph (a)(1)(i) of the clause prescribed in § 1-7.402-3(a), above.
§ 1-7.402-4 Standards of work.
Insert the clause set forth in § 17.302-3.
$ 1-7.402-3 Allowable cost, fee, and pay.
ment. (a) Insert the clause set forth in 17.202-4 in all cost-reimbursement type contracts which provide for payment of a fixed fee.
(b) In the case of contracts, including cost-sharing contracts, without fee:
(1) Change the title of the clause prescribed in (a), above, to "Allowable Cost and Payment”;
(2) Insert the following sentence in lieu of the second sentence of paragraph (c) of the clause prescribed in (a), above, except that in contracts not providing for cost-sharing, the parenthetical references to the Government's share shall be deleted:
After payment of an amount equal to 80 percent of (the Government's share of) the total estimated cost of performance of this contract set forth in the Schedule, the Contracting Officer may withhold further pay. ment on account of allowable cost until a reserve shall have been set aside in an amount which he considers necessary to protect the
§ 1-7.402-5 Inspection and correction of
defects. (a) The following clause shall be used where the primary contract objective is the delivery of end items other than designs, drawings, or reports, except where the contracting officer determines that the use of such clause is impracticable. Where this clause is not used the clause in § 17.402-5(c) shall be used.
INSPECTION AND CORRECTION OF DEFECTS (a) All work under this contract shall be subject to inspection and test by the Gov. ernment (to the extent practicable) at all times (including the period of performance) and places, and in any event prior to acceptance. The Contractor shall provide and maintain an inspection system acceptable to the Government covering the work hereunder. The Government, through any authorized representative, may inspect the plant or plants of the Contractor or of any of his subcontractors engaged in the performance of this contract. If any inspection or test is made by the Government on the premises of the Contractor or a subcontractor the Contractor shall provide and shall require subcontractors to provide all reasonable facilities and assistance for the safety and convenience of the Government inspectors in the performance of their duties. All inspections and tests by the Government shall be performed in such a manner as will not unduly delay the work. Except as otherwise provided in this contract, final inspection
and acceptance shall be made at the place other equivalent representatives, who has of delivery as promptly as practicable after supervision or direction of (1) all or substandelivery and shall be deemed to have been tially all of the Contractor's business, or (2) made no later than 90 days after the date of all or substantially all of the Contractor's such delivery, if acceptance has not been operations at any one plant or separate lomade earlier within such period.
cation in which this contract is being per(b) At any time during performance of formed, or (3) a separate and complete this contract, but not later than 6 months major industrial operation in connection (or such other time as may be provided in with the performance of this contract. The the Schedule) after acceptance of all of the Government may at any time also require end items (other than designs, drawings, or the Contractor to remedy by correction or reports) to be delivered under this contract, replacement, without cost to the Governthe Government may require the Contrac- ment, any such failure caused by one or tor to remedy by correction or replacement, more individual employees selected or reas directed by the Contracting Officer, any tained by the Contractor after any such sufailure by the Contractor to comply with pervisory personnel has reasonable grounds the requirements of this contract. Any time to believe that any such employee is habitdevoted to such correction or replacement ually careless or otherwise unqualified. shall not be included in the computation of (d) The provisions of paragraph (b), the period of time specified in the preceding above, shall apply to any corrected or resentence, except as provided in (d), below. placement end item or component until 6 Except as otherwise provided in paragraph months after its acceptance. (c), below, the allowability of the cost of any (e) The Contractor shall make his records such replacement or correction shall be de- of all inspection work available to the Govtermined as provided in the clause of this ernment during the performance of this contract entitled "Allowable Cost, Fixed contract and for such longer period as may Fee, and Payment,” but no additional fee be specified in this contract. shall be payable with respect thereto. Cor- (f) Except as provided in this clause and rected articles shall not be tendered again as may be provided in the Schedule, the for acceptance unless the former tender and Contractor shall have no obligation or liathe requirement of correction is disclosed. If bility to correct or replace articles which at the Contractor fails to proceed with reason the time of delivery are defective in materiable promptness to perform such replace al or workmanship or otherwise not in conment or correction, the Government (1) formity with the requirements of this conmay by contract or otherwise perform such tract. replacement or correction and charge to the
(g) Except as otherwise provided in the Contractor any increased cost occasioned Schedule, the Contractor's obligation to corthe Government thereby, or may reduce rect or replace Government-furnished prop
fixed fee payable under the contract (or erty (which is property in the possession of require repayment of any fixed fee thereto or acquired directly by the Government and fore paid) in such amount as may be equita delivered or otherwise made available to the ble under the circumstances, or (2) in the Contractor) shall be governed by the provi. case of articles not delivered, may require
sions of the clause of this contract entitled the delivery of such articles, and shall have
"Government Property." the right to reduce any fixed fee payable under this contract (or to require repay.
(b) Insert the following paragraph in ment of any fixed fee theretofore paid) in lieu of paragraph (b) of the clause set such amount as may be equitable under the forth in (a), above, when the contract circumstances, or (3) may terminate this does not provide for the pavment of a contract for default. Failure to agree to the amount of any such increased cost to be charged to the Contractor or to such reduc. (b) At any time during performance of tion in, or repayment of, the fixed fee, shall this contract, but not later than 6 months be deemed to be a dispute concerning a (or such other period as may be provided in question of fact within the meaning of the the Schedule) after acceptance of all of the clause of this contract entitled “Disputes." end items (other than designs, drawings, or
(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of reports) to be delivered under this contract, paragraph (b), above, the Government may the Government may require the Contracat any time require the Contractor to tor to remedy by correction or replacement, remedy by correction or replacement, with as directed by the Contracting Officer, any out cost to the Government, any failure by failure by the Contractor to comply with the Contractor to comply with the require the requirements of this contract. Any time ments of this contract, if such failure is due devoted to such correction or replacement to fraud, lack of good faith, or willful mis- shall not be included in the computation of conduct on the part of any of the Contrac- the period of time specified in the preceding tor's directors or officers, or on the part of sentence except as provided in (d), below. any of his managers, superintendents, or Except as provided in paragraph (c), below,
the allowability of the cost of any such replacement or correction shall be as provided in the clause of this contract entitled "Allowable Cost and Payment." Corrected articles shall not be tendered again for acceptance unless the former tender and the requirement of correction is disclosed. If the Contractor fails to proceed with reasonable promptness to perform such replacement or correction, the Government (1) may, by contract or otherwise, perform such replacement or correction and charge to the Contractor any increased cost occasioned by the Government thereby, or (2) in the case of articles not delivered, may require the delivery of such articles, or (3) may terminate this contract for default. Failure to agree to the amount of any such increased cost to be charged to the Contractor shall be deemed to be a dispute concerning a question of fact within the meaning of the clause of this contract entitled “Disputes."
(c) The following clause shall be in. serted in all cost-reimbursement type research and development contracts where the clause set forth in (a), above, is not used:
INSPECTION The Government, through any authorized representatives, has the right at all reasonable times, to inspect, or otherwise evaluate the work performed or being performed hereunder and the premises in which it is being performed. If any inspection, or evaluation is made by the Government on the premises of the Contractor or a subcontractor, the Contractor shall provide and shall require his subcontractors to provide all reasonable facilities and assistance for the safety and convenience of the Government representatives in the performance of their duties. All inspections and evaluations shall be performed in such a manner as will not unduly delay the work.
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 percent 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, or (4) has experimental, developmental, or research work as one of its purposes.
(b) In the case of a proposed subcontract which is (1) cost-reimbursement type, time and materials, or labor-hour which would involve an estimated amount in excess of $10,000, including any fee, (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, together with the Contractor's cost or price analysis thereof;
(4) The subcontractor's current, complete, and accurate cost or pricing data and Certificate 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 significant 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
$ 1-7.402-6 Assignment of claims.
Insert the clause set forth in § 130.703 under the conditions contained therein.
81-7.402-7 Examination of records by
Comptroller General. Insert the clause set forth in § 17.103-3.
8 1-7.402-8 Subcontracts.
(a) Insert the following clause in all cost-reimbursement type research and development contracts:
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 subcontractor 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 this difference;
(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 incen tives on particular performance characteristics, and a brief summary of trade-off possibilities considered as to cost, performance, and time; and
(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 cost.
(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 (c) above, the Contractor may enter into subcontracts within (i) or (ii) of (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. (This subparagraph (g) however, shall not be applicable to those subcontracts subject to subparagraph (j) below, if any.)
(h) To facilitate small business participation in subcontracting under this contract, the Contractor agrees to provide progress payments on the fixed-price types of subcontracts of those subcontractors which are small business concerns, in conformity with the standards for customary progress pay. ments stated in the Federal Procurement Regulations, Subpart 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 considered as a handicap or adverse factor in the award of subcontracts.
(b) The amounts "$25.000" and "$1,000" in paragraph (a) of the clause set forth in § 1-7.402-8(a) may be varied in accordance with agency procedures to reflect lower dollar values.
(c) In exceptional circumstances, certain subcontracts or classes of subcontracts may be selected during negotiation for extraordinary Government surveillance. In such circumstances, insert the following paragraph (j):
(j) Notwithstanding approval of the procurement system, the Contractor shall not enter into certain subcontracts or classes of subcontracts set forth elsewhere in this contract without the prior written consent of the Contracting Officer.
§ 1-7.402-9 Utilization of small business
concerns. Insert the clause set forth in $ 11.710-3(a) under the conditions and in the manner prescribed therein.
$ 1-7.402-10 Termination for default or
convenience of the Government. (a) Insert the clause set forth in $ 18.702 in accordance with the conditions prescribed in $$ 1-8.700-2(a)(3) and 1-8.700-2(b)(2).
(b) Insert the clause set forth in § 18.704-1 in accordance with the conditions prescribed in § 1-8.700-2(a)(4).
Insert the clause set forth in § 17.102-12.
§ 1-7.402-12 (Reserved]
Insert the clause set forth in § 16.104-5 under the conditions prescribed therein. $ 1-7.402-14 Convict labor.
Insert the clause set forth in 81. 12.204 under the conditions prescribed in $ 1-12.203.
$ 1-7.402-15 Walsh-Healey Public Con
tracts Act. Insert the clause set forth in § 112.605 under the conditions prescribed in § 1-12.602.
81-7.402-16 Contract Work Hours and
Safety Standards Act-overtime compensation. Insert the clause set forth in § 112.303 under the conditions prescribed in § 1-12.302.
$ 1-7.402-17 Equal opportunity.
Insert the clause set forth in § 112.803-2 under the conditions prescribed in § 1-12.803-1. $ 1-7.402-18 Officials not to benefit.
Insert the clause set forth in § 17.102-17. $ 1-7.402-19 Covenant against contingent
fees. Insert the clause set forth in § 11.503 under the conditions prescribed in § 1-1.501. $ 1-7.402-20 [Reserved) $ 1-7.402-21 Notice and assistance regard.
ing patent and copyright infringement. Insert the clause set forth in § 17.103-4. § 1-7.402-22 Patents.
Insert the appropriate clause set forth in § 1-9.107 under the conditions contained in Subpart 1-9.1. § 1-7.402-23 (Reserved) $ 1-7.402-24 [Reserved) § 1-7.402-25 Government property.
(a) Insert the clause set forth in 17.203-21(a) when the Government is to
furnish, or the contractor is to acquire, Government property. In addition, paragraph (d) may be modified to provide that the Government will maintain the property records of Government property furnished to the contractor.
(b) Insert the following clause if the contract is with an educational or nonPront institution.
GOVERNMENT PROPERTY (Cost
REIMBURSEMENT, NONPROFIT) (a) The Government shall deliver to the Contractor, for use in connection with and under the terms of this contract, the property described as Government-furnished property in this contract, together with such related data and information as the Contractor may request and as may reasonably be required for the intended use of such property (hereinafter referred to as "Government-furnished property"). The delivery or performance dates for the supplies or services to be furnished by the Contractor under this contract are based upon the expectation that Government-furnished property suitable for use will be delivered to the Contractor at the times stated in the Schedule of this contract or, if not so stated, in sufficient time to enable the Contractor to meet such delivery or performance dates. In the event that Government-furnished property is not delivered to the Contractor by such time or times, the Contracting Officer shall, upon timely written request made by the Contractor, make a determination of the delay, if any, occasioned the Contractor and shall equitably adjust the estimated cost, or delivery or performance dates, or both, and any other contractual provisions affected by any such delay. In the event that the Government-furnished property is received by the Contractor in a condition not suitable for the intended use, the Contractor shall, upon receipt thereof, notify the Contracting Officer of such fact and, as directed by the Contracting Officer, either (i) return such property, or (ii) effect repairs or modifications. Upon completion of (i) or (ii) above, the Contracting Officer upon timely written request of the Contractor shall equitably adjust the estimated cost, or delivery or performance dates, or both, and any other contractual provision affected by the return, disposition, repair or modification. The foregoing provisions for adjustment are exclusive and the Government shall not be liable for suit for breach of contract by reason of any delay in delivery of Government-furnished property or delivery of such property in a condition not suitable for its intended use.
(b) (1) By notice in writing, the Contracting Officer may (i) decrease the property