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In the event that Government furnished property is not delivered to the contractor by the time or times as stated, or if not stated, in sufficient time to enable the Contractor to meet such delivery or performance dates under this contract, the Contracting Officer shall, upon timely written request made by the Contractor, make a determination of the delay occasioned the Contractor and make appropriate equitable adjustments to any contractual provisions affected by any such delay in accordance with the provisions of the clause of this contract entitled “Changes.”

In the event that Government furnished property is received by the Contractor in a condition not suitable for the intended use, the Contractor shall, immediately upon receipt thereof, notify the Contracting Officer of such fact, and, as directed by the Contracting Officer either (i) return or otherwise dispose of such property, or (ii) effect repairs or modifications thereto. Upon completion of (i) or (ii) above, the Contracting Officer, upon timely written request of the Contractor, shall make appropriate equitable adjustments to any contractual provisions affected thereby in accordance with the provisions of the clause of this contract entitled "Changes." The foregoing provisions for adjustment are exclusive and the Government shall not be liable to 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) Title. (1) Title to all property furnished by the Government shall remain in the Government. Title to all property purchased by the Contractor, the cost of which the contractor is entitled to be reimbursed as a direct item of cost under this contract, shall pass to and vest in the Government upon delivery of such property by the vendor. Title to other property, the cost of which is reimbursable to the Contractor under this contract, shall pass and vest in the Government upon (i) issuance for use of such property in the performance of this contract, or (ii) commencement of processing or use of such property in the performance of this contract, or (iii) reimbursement of the cost thereof by the Government in whole or in part, whichever first occurs. All Government furnished property, together with all property acquired by the Contractor, title to which vests in the Government under this paragraph, are subject to the provisions of this clause and are hereinafter collectively referred to as “Government property."

(2) Title to the Government property shall not be affected by the incorporation or attachment thereof to any property now owned by the Government, nor shall such Government property, or any part thereof, be or become a fixture or lose its identity or personality by reason of affixation to any realty.

(c) Use of Government property. Government property shall, unless otherwise provided herein or approved by the Contracting Officer, be used only for the performance of this contract.

(d) Property management and control. The Contractor shall maintain and administer in accordance with sound business practice a program for the maintenance repair, protection, and preservation, control of and accountability for Government property, so as to assure its full availability and usefulness for the performance of this contract. The Contractor shall comply with Federal, State, and local laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and orders pertaining to standards of construction, safety, environment quality, energy conservation, historic site preservation, facilities for the handicapped, emergency preparedness, and other requirements that are applicable to the physical characteristics, operation, and maintenance of Government property. The Contractor agrees to promptly receipt for all Government property in a form and manner as prescribed by the Contracting Officer. The Contractor further agrees to take all reasonable steps to comply with all directions or instructions which the Contracting Officer may prescribe regarding the management and control of Government property.

(e) Risk or loss. (1) The Contractor shall not be liable for any loss of or damage to Government property, or for expenses incidental to such loss or damage, except that the Contractor shall be responsible for any such loss or damage (including expenses incidental thereto);

(1) Which results from willful misconduct or lack of good faith on the part of any of the Contractor's directors or officers, or on the part of any of its managers, superintendents, or other equivalent representatives, who have supervision or direction of

(A) all or substantially all of the Contractor's operations at any one plant, laboratory or separate location in which this contract is being performed or

(B) a separate and conplete major organization, industrial or otherwise in connection with the performance of this contract;

(ii) Which results from a failure on the part of the Contractor, due to willful misconduct or lack of good faith on the part of any of its directors, officers, or other representatives mentioned in subparagraph (i) above, (A) to maintain and administer, in accordance with sound business practice, the program for maintenance, repair, protection, and preservation of Government property as required by paragraph (d) hereof, or (B) to take all reasonable steps to comply with any appropriate written directions of the Contracting Officer under paragraph (4) hereof;

(iii) For which the Contractor is otherwise responsible under the express terms of this contract;

(iv) Which results from a risk expressly required to be insured under this contract, but only to the extent of the insurance so required to be procured and maintained, or to the extent of insurance actually procured and maintained, whichever is greater; or

(v) Which results from a risk which is in fact covered by insurance or for which the Contractor is otherwise reimbursed, but only to the extent of such insurance or reimbursement; Provided That, if more than one of the above exceptions shall be applicable in any case, the Contractor's liability under any one exception shall not be limited by any other exception.

(2) If the Contractor transfers Government property to the possession and control of a subcontractor the transfer shall not affect the liability of the Contractor for loss or destruction of or damage to Government property as set forth in (1) above. The Contractor shall require the subcontractor to assume the risk of and be responsible for any loss or destruction of or damage to Government property while in the latter's possession or control, and the subcontract shall contain appropriate provisions requiring the return of all Government property in as good condition as when received (except for reasonable wear and tear or for the utilization of the property in accordance with the provisions of this contract). Provided, however, That the subcontractor may be relieved from such liability only to the extent that the subcontract, with the prior approval of the Contracting Officer, so provides.

(3) The Contractor shall not be reimbursed for, and shall not include as an item of overhead, the cost of insurance, or any provisions for a reserve, covering the risk of loss or damage to the Government property, except to the extent that the Government may have required the Contractor to carry such insurance under any other provision of this contract.

(4) Upon the happening of loss or destruction of or damage to the Government property, the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer thereof, and shall take all reasonable steps to protect the Government property from further damage, separate the damaged and undamaged Government property, put all the Government property in the best order, and furnish to the Contracting Officer a statement of:

(1) The lost, destroyed, and damaged Government property;

(11) The time and origin of the loss, destruction or damage;

(ill) All known interests in commingled property of which the Government property is a part; and

(iv) The insurance, if any, covering any part of or interest in such commingled property. The Contractor shall make repairs and renovation of the damaged Government property, or take such other actions as the Contracting Officer directs.

(5) In the event the Contractor is indemnified, reimbursed, or otherwise compensated for any loss or destruction of or damage to the Government property, it shall use the proceeds to repair, renovate, or replace the Government property involved, or shall credit such proceeds against the cost of the work covered by the contract, or shall otherwise reimburse the Government, as directed by the Contracting Officer. The loss, destruction or damage and, upon the request of the Constracting Officer, shall, at the Government's expense, furnish to the Government all reasonable assistance and cooperation (including assistance in the prosecution of suit and the execution of instruments of assignment in favor of the Government) in obtaining recovery. In addition, where a subcontractor has not been relieved from liability for any loss or destruction of or damage to Government property, the Contractor shall enforce the liability of the subcontractor for such loss or destruction of or damage to the Government property for the benefit of the Government.

(f) Disposition of Government property.

(1) During the period of performance of this contract, the Contractor shall promptly and regularly report to the Contracting Officer, in such form and manner as the Contracting Officer may direct, concerning the status of Government property under the contract, including all Government property in the Contractor's possession which is not in use or which is excess to the needs of the contract. The Contractor shall make such disposition of Government property as the Contracting Officer may direct. The Contractor shall in no way be relieved of responsibility for Government property without the prior written approval of the Contracting Officer.

(2) Upon completion or expiration of this contract, or at such earlier date as may be fixed by the Contracting Officer, the Contractor shall render an accounting, as prescribed by the Contracting Officer, of all Government property which had come into the possession or custody of the Contractor under this contract. Such accounting shall include inventory schedules covering all items of Government property not consumed in the performance of this contract, or not theretofore delivered to the Government, or for which the Contractor has not otherwise been relieved of responsibility. The Contractor shall deliver or make such other disposition of Government property covered in such inventory schedules as the Contracting Officer may direct.

delaying or threatens to delay the timely performance of the work under this contract, the Contractor shall immediately give written notice thereof, including all relevant information with respect thereto, to the Contracting Officer.

(3) The net proceeds of any disposition of Government property, in accordance with (1) and (2) above, shall be credited to the cost of the work covered by the contract or shall be paid in such manner as the Contracting Officer may direct.

(8) Restoration of premises. Unless otherwise provided herein, the Government shall not be under any duty or obligation to restore or rehabilitate, or to pay the costs of the restoration or rehabilitation of the Contractor's facility or any portion thereof which is affected by removal of any Government property.

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CLAUSE NO. 13—CHANGES (JUNE 1977) The Contracting Officer may at any time, with the consent of the Contractor, by a written order, and without notice to the sureties, if any, make changes, within the general scope of this contract, in any one or more of the following: (a) Drawings, designs, or specifications; (b) method of shipment or packing; (c) place of inspection, delivery, or acceptance; and (d) the amount of Government furnished property. If any such change causes an increase or decrease in the estimated cost of, or the time required for performance of this contract, or otherwise affects any other provisions of this contract, whether changed or not by any such order, an equitable adjustment shall be made (a) in the estimated cost or delivery schedule, or both, and (b) in such other provisions of the contract as may be so affected, and the contract shall be modified in writing accordingly. Any claim by the Contractor for adjustment under this clause must be asserted within thirty (30) days from the date of receipt by the Contractor of the notification of change: Provided, however, That the Contracting Officer, if he/she decides that the facts justify such action, may receive and act upon any such claim asserted at any time prior to final payment under this contract. Where the cost of property made obsolete or excess as a result of a change is included in the Contractor's claim for adjustment, the Contracting Officer shall have the right to prescribe the manner of disposition of such property. Failure to agree to any adjustment shall be a dispute concerning a question of fact within the meaning of the clause of this contract entitled “Disputes." However, nothing in this clause shall excuse the Contractor from proceeding with the contract as changed.

CLAUSE NO. 15—RETROCESSION (JUNE 1977)

(a) The Indian Tribe that initially requested this contract may also request its retrocession, notwithstanding the fact that the Contractor may be a tribal organization other than the Tribe.

(b) Should the Tribe request retrocession of the contract and the Contractor is other than the Tribe, the Contracting Officer will notify the Contractor of the request and in consultation with the Tribe and the Contractor establish the effective date of the retrocession. The retrocession will become effective no later than 120 days after the Contracting Officer receives the Tribe's request unless the Tribe and the Contracting Officer mutually agree on a later date.

(c) Immediately after receipt of the request for retrocession and where applicable notifying the Contractor, the Contracting Officer will meet with the Contractor and, where applicable, the tribal governing body or bodies, mutually agree to:

(1) A plan for the orderly transfer of responsibilities;

(2) A plan for inventorying materials and supplies on hand;

(3) An accounting for funds, including but not limited to current and anticipated obligations;

(4) The cost of operation until retrocession; and,

(5) The identification of all records relating to the contract and the contracted function.

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CLAUSE No. 16-ASSUMPTION AND

REASSUMPTION OF CONTRACT PROGRAMS (JUNE 1977)

(a) When the Director or his/her delegate determines that the performance of a Contractor under these regulations involves (1) the violation of the rights or endangerment of the health, safety, or welfare of any persons, or (2) gross negligence or the mismanagement in the handling or use of funds under the contract, he/she will, in writing, notify the contractor of such determinations and will request that the Contractor take such corrective action within such period of time as the Director or his/her delegate may prescribe.

(b) When the Director or his/her delegate determines that a Contractor has not taken corrective action (as prescribed by him/her under paragraph (a) of this section) to his/

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OF DELAYS (JUNE 1977) Whenever the Contractor has knowledge that any actual or potential situation, including, but not limited to, labor disputes, is

resentative modifies or reverses the decision. Any such decision by the Director of the Indian Health Service or his/her representative shall be in writing, shall be specific as to the reasons for such decision, and shall be considered final.

(3) Where the Board is considering issues arising under paragraph (2) of this section, the Board shall within 25 days after the conclusion of the hearing, notify all parties in writing of its decision.

(c) In any case where the officer has rescinded a contract under paragraph (b) or (c) of this section, he/she may decline to enter into a new contract agreement with the Contractor until such time as he/she is satisfied that the basis for the recision has been corrected.

Nothing in this section shall be construed as contravening the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (84 Stat. 1590), as amended (29 U.S.C. 651).

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her satisfaction, he/she may, after the Contractor has been provided an opportunity for a hearing in accordance with paragraph (c) of this section, rescind the contract in whole or in part and, if he/she deems it appropriate, assume or resume control or operation of the program, activity, or service involved.

(c)(1) When the Director or his/her delegate has made a determination described in paragraph (b) of this section, he/she shall in writing notify the Contractor of such determination and of the Contractor's right to request a review of such determination and of the determination described in paragraph (a) of this section. Such notification by the Director or his/her delegate shall set forth the reasons for the determination in sufficient detail to enable the Contractor to respond and shall inform the Contractor of its right to a hearing on the record before a Contract Appeals Board described in paragraph (d) of this section. Upon the request of the Contractor for a hearing, the Board, established pursuant to paragraph (d) of this section shall in writing within 10 days of the establishment notify the Contractor of the time, place and date of the hearing which will be held not later than 45 days after the request for a hearing.

(2) Where the Director or his/her delegate determines that a Contractor's performance under a contract awarded under this subpart poses an immediate threat to the safety of any person, he/she may immediately rescind the contract in whole or in part and, if he/ she deems it appropriate, assume or resume control or operation of the program, activity, or service involved. Upon such a decision he/she will immediately notify the Contractor of such action and the basis therefor; and offer the Contractor an opportunity for a hearing on the record before the Contract Appeals Board established pursuant to paragraph (d) of this section to be held within 10 days of each action.

(d)(1) The Contract Appeals Board shall be composed of 3 persons appointed by the Director, Indian Health Service. Such persons may not be selected from the immediate office of any person participating in the determination at issue. The Board shall afford the Contractor the right:

(1) To notice of the issues to be considered; (11) To be represented by counsel;

(111) To present witnesses on Contractor's behalf;

(iv) To cross-examine other witnesses either orally or through written interrogatories; and

(V) TO compel the appearance of Indian Health Service personnel or to take depositions of such persons at reasonable times and places.

(2) The Contract Appeals Board shall make an initial written decision which shall become final within 20 days unless the Director, Indian Health Service or his/her rep

CLAUSE NO. 17—KEY PERSONNEL (JUNE 1977)

Where "key personnel” have been identified in this contract, it has been determined that such named personnel are necessary for the successful performance of the work under this contract; and the Contractor agrees to assign such personnel to the performance of the work under this contract, and shall not reassign or remove any of them without the consent of the Contracting Officer. Whenever, for any reason, one or more of the aforementioned personnel is unavailable for assignment for work under the contract, the Contractor shall immediately notify the Contracting Officer to that effect and shall, subject to the approval of the Contracting Officer without formal modification to the contract, replace such personnel with personnel of substantially equal ability and qualifications.

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CLAUSE NO. 18-LITIGATION AND CLAIMS (JUNE

1977) The Contractor shall give the Contracting Officer immediate notice in writing of (a) any action, including any proceeding before an administrative agency, filed against the Contractor arising out of the performance of this contract, including, but not limited to, the performance of any subcontract hereunder; and (b) any claim against the Contractor the cost and expense of which is allowable under the clause entitled “Allowable Cost," except as otherwise directed by the Contracting Officer, the Contractor shall furnish immediately to the Contracting Officer copies of all pertinent papers received by the Contractor with respect to such action or claim. To the extent not in conflict with any applicable policy of insurance, the Contractor may, with the Contracting Officer's approval, settle any such action or claim. If required by the Contracting Officer, the Contractor shall (a) 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 action or claim against the Contractor; and (b) authorize representatives of the Government to settle or defend any such action or claim and to represent the Contractor in, or to take charge of, any action. If the settlement or defense of an action or claim is undertaken by the Government, the Contractor shall furnish all reasonable assistance in effecting a settlement or asserting a defense. Where an action against the Contractor is not covered by a policy of insurance, the Contractor shall, with the approval of the Contracting Officer, proceed with the defense of the action in good faith. The Government shall not be liable for the expense of defending any action or for any cost resulting from the loss thereof to the extent that the Contractor would have been compensated by insurance which was required by law or regulation or by written direction of the Contracting Officer, but which the Contractor failed to secure through its own fault or negligence.

In any event, unless otherwise expressly provided in this contract, the Contractor shall not be reimbursed or indemnified by the Government for any liability loss, cost or expense, which the Contractor may incur or be subject to by reason of any loss, injury, or damage, to the person or to real or personal property of any third parties as may accrue during, or arise from, the performance of this contract.

less than $50,000 for each person and $500,000 for each accident.

(3) Property damage liability insurance with limits of not less than $25,000 for each accident.

(4) Automobile bodily injury liability insurance with limits of not less than $50,000 for each person, and $500,000 for each accident and property damage liability insurance with a limit of not less than $5,000 for each accident.

(5) Food products liability insurance with limits of not less than $50,000 for each person and $500,000 for each accident.

(6) Professional malpractice insurance where medical, dental and other health professional services are involved.

(7) Other liability insurance not specifically mentioned when required.

(c) Each policy of insurance shall contain an endorsement providing that cancellation by the insurance company shall not be effective unless a copy of the cancellation is mailed (registered) to the Contracting Officer 30 days prior to the effective date of cancellation.

(d) A certificate of each policy of insurance, and any change therein, shall be furnished to the Contracting Officer immediately upon receipt from the insurance company.

(e) Insurance companies of the Contractor shall be satisfactory to the Contracting Officer. When in his/her opinion an insurance company is not satisfactory for reasons that will be stated, the Contractor shall provide insurance through companies that are satisfactory to the Contracting Officer.

(f) Each policy of insurance shall contain a provision that the insurance carrier waives any rights it may have to raise as a defense the tribe's sovereign immunity from suit, but such waivers shall extend only to claims the amount and nature of which are within the coverage and limits of the policy of insurance. The policy shall contain no provision, either expressed or implied, that will serve to authorize or empower the insurance carrier to waive or otherwise limit the tribe's sovereign immunity outside or beyond the coverage and limits of the policy insurance.

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CLAUSE NO. 19 INDEMNITY AND INSURANCE

(JUNE 1977) (a) The Contractor shall indemnify and save and keep harmless the Government against any or all loss, cost, damage, claim, expense or liability whatsoever, because of accident or injury to persons or property or others occurring in connection with any program included as a part of this contract, by providing where applicable, the insurance described below:

(b) The Contractor shall secure, pay the premium for, and keep in force until the expiration of this contract, or any renewal period thereof, insurance as provided below. Such insurance policies shall specifically include a provision stating the liability assumed by the Contractor under this contract.

(1) Workman's compensation insurance as required by laws of the state.

(2) Owner's, landlord's, and tenant's bodily injury liability insurance with limits of not

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CLAUSE NO. 20_OVERTIME (JUNE 1977)

Except as provided in this contract, the Contractor shall not perform overtime work under or in connection with this contract for which premium compensation is required to be paid, without specific written approval from the Contracting Officer.

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