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covered under his bond. The liability of the Contractor for the removal of a vessel wrecked or sunk without fault or negligence shall be limited to that provided in Sections 15, 19, and 20 of the River and Harbor Act of March 3, 1899. (33 U.S.C. 410 et seq.)

(End of clause)

8 12–7.651-10 Signal lights.

Insert the following clause in all contracts requiring the use of marine equipment.

812-7.651-8 Availability and use of utility

services. Insert the following clause in contracts for performance at Government installations when it is determined that one or more utility systems and supplies are adequate for the needs and use of both the Government and the contractor and it is advantageous to the Government to furnish such utility services. AVAILABILITY AND USE OF UTILITY SERVICES

(a) The Government will make available to the Contractor, from existing outlets and supplies, all reasonably required amounts of utilities as specified in the Schedule or specifications. Except as otherwise provided in the schedule or specifications, each utility shall be charged to or paid for by the Contractor at prevailing rates charged to the Government or, where the utility is produced by the Government, at reasonable rates as determined by the Contracting Of. ficer.

(b) Utilities furnished the Contractor without charge shall be carefully conserved. The Contractor, at his own expense and in a workmanlike manner satisfactory to the Contracting Officer, shall install and maintain all necessary temporary connections and distribution lines and, if necessary to determine charges, all meters required to measure the amount of each utility used; and he shall remove the same prior to final acceptance of the construction.

(End of clause)

SIGNAL LIGHTS The Contractor shall display signal lights and conduct his operations in accordance with the General Regulations of the Department of the Army and of the Coast Guard government lights and day signals to be displayed by towing vessels with tows on which no signals can be displayed, vessels working on wrecks, dredges, and vessels engaged in laying cables or pipe or in submarine or bank protection operations, lights to be displayed on dredge pipe lines, and day signals to be displayed by vessels of more than 65 feet in length moored or anchored in a fairway or channel, and the passing by other vessels of floating plant working in navigable channels, as approved by the Secretary of the Army (33 CFR 201.1-201.16) and the Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard (33 CFR 80.18-80.3la and 33 CFR 95.51-95.70).

(End of clause)

8 12-7.651-11 Time extensions for delays

to elements of the work. The following clause shall be inserted in contracts in which there are separate completion dates for various items of work and liquidated damages are provided for:

§ 12-7.651-9 Misplaced material.

Insert the following clause in all contracts involving work near or on navigable waterways.

MISPLACED MATERIAL Should the Contractor, during the progress of the work, lose, dump, throw overboard, sink, or misplace any material, plant machinery, or appliance, which in the opin ion of the Contracting Officer may be dangerous to or obstruct navigation, the Contractor shall recover and remove the same with the utmost dispatch. The Contractor shall give immediate notice, with description and location of such obstructions, to the Contracting Officer or inspector, and when required shall mark or buoy such obstructions until the same are removed. Should he refuse, neglect, or delay compli. ance with the above requirements, such obstructions may be removed by the Contract. ing Officer, and the cost of such removal may be deducted from any money due or to become due the Contractor, or may be re

TIME EXTENSIONS Notwithstanding any other provisions of this contract, any time extensions for changes in the work depend upon the extent, if any, by which the changes cause delay in the completion of the various elements of construction. The contract modification making such time extension will provide for an extension of contract completion date only for those specific elements so delayed and will not alter the contract completion dates for other portions of the work. This contract modification may further provide for an equitable readjustment of liquidated damages pursuant to the new completion schedule.

(End of clause)

§ 12-7.651-12 Progress charts and require 812-7.651-13 Special precautions for ments for overtime work.

work at operating airports. Insert the following clause in con- Insert the following clause in contracts having a performance time of tracts when work is to be performed at four weeks or more.

an operating airport:




OVERTIME WORK (a) The Contractor shall, within 10 days from date of award of contract (unless a different time is specified in the contract), submit to the Contracting Officer for approval a practicable schedule, showing the order in which the contractor proposes to carry on the work, the date on which he will start the several salient features (including procurement of materials, plant and equipment) and the contemplated dates for completing the same. The schedule shall be in the form of a progress chart of suitable scale to indicate appropriately the percentage of work scheduled for completion at any time. The Contractor shall enter on the chart the actual progress at such intervals as directed by the Contracting Officer, and

1 immediately deliver to the Contracting Officer three copies thereof. If the Contractor fails to submit a progress schedule within the time herein prescribed, the Contracting Officer may withhold approval of progress payment estimates until such time as the Contractor submits the required progress schedule.

(b) If, in the opinion of the Contracting Officer, the Contractor falls behind the progress schedule, the Contractor shall take such steps as may be necessary to improve his progress and the Contracting Officer may require him to increase the number of shifts, or overtime operations, days of work, or the amount of construction plant, or all of them, and to submit for approval such supplementary schedule or schedules in chart form as may be deemed necessary to demonstrate the manner in which the agreed rate of progress will be regained, all without additional cost to the Government.

(c) Failure of the Contractor to comply with the requirements of the Contracting Officer under this provision shall be grounds for determination by the Contracting Officer that the Contractor is not prosecuting the work with such diligence as will insure completion within the time specified. Upon such determination the Contracting Officer may terminate the Contractor's right to proceed with the work, or any separable part thereof, in accordance with the clause of the contract entitled "Termination for Default-Damages for Delay-Time Extensions."

(End of clause)

(a) When work is to be performed at an operating airport the Contractor must arrange his work schedule so as not to interfere with flight operations. Such operations will take precedence over construction convenience. Any operations of the Contractor which would otherwise interfere with or endanger the operations of aircraft shall be performed only at times and in the manner directed by the Contracting Officer. The Government will make every effort to reduce the disruption of the contractor's operation.

(b) Unless otherwise specified by local regulations, all areas in which construction operations are underway shall be marked by yellow flags during daylight hours and by red lights at other times. The red lights along the edge of the construction areas within the existing aprons shall be the electric type of not less than 100 watts intensity placed and supported as required. All other construction markings on roads and adjacent parking lots may be either electric or battery type lights. These lights and flags shall be placed so as to outline the construction areas and the distance between any two flags or lights shall not be greater than 25 feet. The Contractor shall provide adequate watch to maintain the lights in working condition at all times other than daylight hours. The hour of beginning and the hour of ending of daylight will be determined by the Contracting Officer.

(c) All equipment and materials in the construction areas or when moved outside the construction area shall be marked with airport safety flags during the day, and when directed by the Contracting Officer, with red obstruction lights at night. All equipment operating on the apron, taxiway, runway and intermediate areas after darkness hours shall have clearance lights in conformance with instructions from the Contracting Officer. No construction equipment shall operate within 50 feet of aircraft undergoing fuel operations. Open flames are not allowed on the ramp except at times authorized by the Contracting Officer.

(d) Trucks and other motorized equipment entering the airport or construction area shall do so only over routes determined by the Contracting Officer. Use of runaways, aprons, taxiways or parking areas as truck or equipment routes will not be permitted unless specifically authorized for such use. Flagmen shall be furnished by the Contractor at points on apron and taxiway for safe guidance of his equipment over these areas to assure right of way to aircraft. Areas and routes used during the contract must be returned to their original condition by the Contractor. The maximum speed allowed on the Airport shall be as established by the airport management. Vehi. cles shall be operated so as to be under safe control at all times, weather and traffic conditions considered. Vehicles must be equipped with head and tail lights during the hours of darkness.

QUANTITY SURVEYS (a) The Contractor shall make such surveys and computations as are necessary to determine the quantities of work performed or placed during each period for which a progress payment is to be made. The Contractor shall also make original and final surveys. The Government will make such computations as are necessary to determine the quantities of work performed or finally in place. Unless waived by the Contracting Officer in each specific case, quantity surveys made by the Contractor shall be made under the direction of a representative of the Contracting Officer.

(b) All original field notes, computations and other records of the Contractor for the purposes of layout, original, progress and final surveys shall be recorded in duplicating field books, the original pages of which shall be furnished promptly in ring binders to the representative of the Contracting Officer at the site of the work and shall be used by the Contracting Officer to the extent necessary in determining the proper amounts of progress and final payments.

(End of clause)

(End of clause)

$ 12-7.651-14 Quantity surveys.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, insert the following clause in contracts containing unit price items where the specifications provide for payment based on surveys.

QUANTITY SURVEYS (a) The Government shall make original and final surveys and make computations to determine the quantities of work performed or finally in place.

(b) The Contractor shall make such surveys and computations as are necessary to determine the quantities of work performed or placed during each period for which a progress payment is to be made. All original field notes, computations and other records for the purpose of layout and progress surveys shall be recorded in duplicating field books, the original pages of which shall be furnished promptly in ring binders to the representatives of the Contracting Officer at the site of the work and shall be used by the Contracting Officer to the extent necessary in determining the proper amount of progress payments due the Contractor. Unless waived by the Contracting Officer in each specific case, quantity surveys made by the Contractor shall be made under the direction of a representative of the Contracting Officer

§ 12-7.651-15 Layout of work.

The following clause is authorized for use in construction contracts where appropriate.

LAYOUT OF WORK The Contractor shall lay out his work from Government established base lines and bench marks indicated on the drawings and shall be responsible for all measurements in connection therewith. The Contractor shall furnish, at his own expense, all stakes, templates, platforms, equipment, tools, and materials and labor as may be required in laying out any part of the work from the base lines and bench marks established by the Government. The Contractor will be held responsible for the execution of work to such lines and grades as may be established or indicated by the Contracting Officer. It shall be the responsibility of the Contractor to maintain and preserve all stakes and other marks established by the Contracting Officer until authorized to remove them. If such marks are destroyed, by the Contractor or through his negligence, prior to their authorized removal, they may be replaced by the Contracting Officer at his discretion. The expense of replacement will be deducted from any amounts due or to become due the Contractor.

(End of clause) (b) When Government personnel may not be available, it may be advisable to require the contractor to make original and final quantity surveys as well as progress surveys. In this case, the following clause may be used in place of the clause in paragraph (a) of this section, with the approval of the head of the procuring activity or his designee.

(End of clause)

$ 12–7.651-16 Value engineering incentive. be processed expeditiously; however, the

Government shall not be liable for any When required by the instructions delay in acting upon any proposal submitted for its use in DOTPR 12-1.5202-2, pursuant to this clause. The Contractor has insert the value engineering incentive the right to withdraw, in whole or in part, clause set forth below:

any VECP at any time prior to acceptance by the Government.

(d) Acceptance. The Contracting Officer VALUE ENGINEERING INCENTIVE

may accept, in whole or in part, by contract

modification any VECP submitted pursuant (a) Application. This clause applies to a to this clause. The Contracting Officer may Contractor developed and documented accept the VECP even though an agreement Value Engineering Change Proposal (VECP) on price reduction has not been reached, by which:

issuing the Contractor a notice to proceed (i) Requires a change to this contract to with the change. Until a notice to proceed is implement the VECP; and

issued or a contract modification applies a (ii) Reduces the contract price without VECP to this contract, the Contractor shall impairing essential function or characteris

remain obligated to perform in accordance tics, provided that it is not based solely on a with this contract. Contract modifications change in deliverable end item quantities.

made pursuant to this clause will so state. (b) Documentation. As a minimum, the

The decision of the Contracting Officer as following information shall be submitted by

to the acceptance of any VECP under this the Contractor with each VECP:

contract shall be final and shall not be sub(i) A description of the difference between ject to the “Disputes” clause of this conthe existing contract requirement and the tract. proposed change, and the comparative ad

(e) Sharing. If a VECP submitted by the vantages and disadvantages of each; justifi

Contractor pursuant to this clause is acceptcation where function or characteristics of a

ed, the contract price shall be adjusted work item is being altered; and the effect of

without regard to profit in accordance with the change on the performance of the end

the following provisions: item;

(i) Definition: (ii) An analysis and itemization of the requirements of the contract which must be

(A) Instant contract savings to the Conchanged if the VECP is accepted and a rec

tractor (ICS) are the estimated reduction in ommendation as to how to make each such

the Contractor's cost of performance resultchange (e.g., a suggested specification revi.

ing from the acceptance of the VECP. The sion);

proposed cost reduction includes estimated (iii) A separate detailed cost estimate for

allowable Contractor development and imboth the existing contract requirement and

plementation costs (CC). The Contractor's the proposed change to provide an estimate

development and implementation costs inof the reduction in costs, if any, that will

clude any subcontractor development and result from acceptance of the VECP, taking

implementation costs (see (f) below). For into account the costs of development and

purposes of this clause, Contractor developimplementation by the Contractor (includ.

ment costs are those costs incurred after the ing any amount attributable to subcontracts Contractor has identified a specific VE proin accordance with paragraph (f) below);

ject and prior to acceptance and implemen(iv) A prediction of any effects the pro tation by the Government. posed change would have on related costs to (B) Government Costs (GC) are those the agency such as Government furnished DOD costs which directly result from develproperty costs, and costs of maintenance opment and implementation of the VECP, and operation;

such as test and evaluation of the VECP. (V) A statement of the time by which a (ii) Calculations and Actions. Multiply change order adopting the VECP must be ICS by 45% and GC by 55%. Add these two issued so as to obtain the maximum cost re results, e.g., (.45 ICS plus .55 GC) and subduction during the remainder of this con tract from the contract price. tract, noting any effect on the contract com (f) Subcontracts. The Contractor shall inpletion time or delivery schedule; and

clude appropriate VE arrangements in any (vi) Identification of any previous submis subcontract of $50,000 or greater, and may sion of the VECP, including the dates sub include such arrangements in contracts of mitted, the agencies involved, the numbers lesser value. To compute any adjustment in of the Government contracts involved, and the contract price under paragraph (e) the previous actions by the Government, if above, the Contractor's cost of development known.

and implementation of a VECP which is ac(c) Submission. To expedite a determina cepted under this contract shall include any tion, VECPs shall be submitted to the Resi development and implementation costs of a dent Engineer at the worksite with a copy subcontractor, and any VE incentive payto the Contracting Officer. Proposals shallments to a subcontractor, which clearly per

812-7.5001-3 Assignment of claims.

Insert the clause set forth in FPR 130.703.

§ 12–7.5001-4 Federal, State, and local

taxes. Insert the clause set forth in FPR 111.401-1.

8 12-7.5001-5 Termination for conven

ience of the Government. Insert the clause set forth in FPR 18.705.1.

tain to such VECP. However, no such payment or accrual to à subcontractor will be permitted, either as part of the Contractor's development or implementation costs or otherwise, to reduce the Government's share.

(g) Data. The Contractor may restrict the Government's right to use any sheet of a VECP or of the supporting data, submitted pursuant to this clause, in accordance with

cordance with the terms of the following legend if it is marked on such sheet:

"This data furnished pursuant to the Value Engineering Incentive clause of contract --- shall not be disclosed outside the Government, or duplicated, used or disclosed, in whole or in part, for any purpose other than to evaluate a VECP submitted under said clause. This restriction does not limit the Government's right to use information contained in this data if it is or has been obtained, or is otherwise available, from the Contractor or from another source, without limitations. If such a VECP is accepted by the Government under said contract after the use of this data in such an evaluation, the Government shall have the right to duplicate, use, and disclose any data reasonably necessary to the full utilization of such VECP as accepted, in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever, and have others so do.”

In the event of acceptance of a VECP, the Contractor hereby grants to the Government all rights to use, duplicate or disclose, in whole or in part, in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever, and to have or permit others to do so, any data reasonably necessary to fully utilize such VECP.

(End of clause)

812-7.5001-6 Default.

Insert the clause set forth in FPR 18.707.

8 12-7.5001-7 Disputes.

Insert the clause set forth in FPR 17.102-12.

§ 12–7.5001–8 Convict labor.

Insert the clause set forth in FPR 112.203

812-7.5001-9 Contract Work Hours

Standards Act-overtime compensa

tion. Insert the clause set forth in FPR 112.203.

§ 12-7.5001-10 Officials not to benefit.

Insert the clause set forth in FPR 17.102-17.

Subpart 12-7.50—Clauses for Procurement of Mortuary Services

8 12-7.5000 Scope.

This subpart sets forth uniform contract clauses for use in mortuary serv. ices contracts. 812-7.5001 Required clauses.

The following clauses shall be in cluded in procurement of mortuary services contracts, except where clear. ly inappropriate. 8 12-7.5001-1 Defintions.

Insert the clause set forth in FPR 17.102-1.

8 12-7.5001-11 Covenant against contin

gent fees. Insert the clause set forth in FPR 11.013. 8 12–7.5001-12 Gratuities.

Insert the clause set forth in DOTPR 12-7.150-1.

812-7.5001-13 Equal opportunity.

Insert the clause set forth in FPR 112.803-2 under the conditions and in the manner prescribed therein.

8 12-7.5001–2 Payments.

Insert the clause set forth in FPR 17.102-7.

8 12-7.5001-14 Examination of records by

Comptroller General. Insert the clause set forth in FPR 17.103-3 in negotiated contracts.

PR 1- 7.Insertion

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