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Subpart 552.2-Text of Provisions
552.200 Scope of subpart.
This subpart sets forth the text of all GSAR provisions and clauses, and for each provision and clause, provides a cross-reference to the location in the GSAR that prescribes its use.
552.203-4 Contingent Fee Representa
tion and Agreement. As prescribed in 503.404(a), insert the following provision:
CONTINGENT FEE REPRESENTATION AND
AGREEMENT (MAY 1989) (a) Representation. The Offeror represents that, except for full-time bona fide employees working solely for the offeror or bona fide established real estate agents or brokers maintained by the Offeror for the purpose of securing business, the Offeror
NOTE: The Offeror must check the appropriate boxes. For interpretation of the term “bona fide employee or agency,” see paragraph (b) of the Covenant Against Contingent Fees clause. (1) has,
has not employed or retained any person or company to solicit or obtain this contract; and has,
has not paid or agreed to pay to any person or company employed or retained to solicit or obtain this contract any commission, percentage, brokerage, or other fee contingent upon or resulting from the award of this contract.
(b) Agreement. The Offeror agrees to provide information relating to the above Rep resentation as requested by the Contracting Officer and, when subparagraph (a)(1) or (a)(2) is answered affirmatively, to promptly submit to the Contracting Officer
(1) A completed Standard Form 119, Statement of Contingent or Other Fees, (SF 119);
COVENANT AGAINST CONTINGENT FEES (MAY
1989) (a) The Contractor warrants that no person or agency has been employed or retained to solicit or obtain this contract upon an agreement or understanding for a contingent fee, except a bona fide employee or agency. For breach or violation of this warranty, the Government shall have the right to annul this contract without liability or, in its discretion, to deduct from the contract price or consideration, or otherwise recover the full amount of the contingent fee.
(b) “Bona fide agency,” as used in this clause, means an established commercial or selling agency (including licensed real estate agents or brokers), maintained by a Contractor for the purpose of securing business, that neither exerts nor proposes to exert improper influence to solicit or obtain Government contracts nor holds itself out as being able to obtain any Government contract or contracts through improper influence.
“Bona fide employee," as used in this clause, means a person, employed by a Contractor and subject to the Contractor's supervision and control as to time, place, and manner of performance, who neither exerts nor proposes to exert improper influence to solicit or obtain Government contracts por holds out as being able to obtain any Government contract or contracts through improper influence.
“Contingent fee," as used in this clause, means any commission, percentage, brokerage, or other fee that is contingent upon the success that a person or concern has in securing a Government contract.
“Improper influence,” as used in this clause, means any influence that induces or tends to induce a Government employee or officer to give consideration or to act regarding a Government contract on any basis other than the merits of the matter.
(End of clause)
(54 FR 26558, June 23, 1989, as amended at 55 FR 6256, Feb. 22, 1990)
8552.203–70 Restriction on advertis
ing. As prescribed in 503.570–2, insert the following clause:
RESTRICTION ON ADVERTISING (DEC 1990) The Contractor shall not refer to this contract in commercial advertising or similar promotions in such a manner as to state or imply that the product or service provided is endorsed or preferred by the White House, the Executive Office of the President, or any other element of the Federal Government, or is considered by these entities to be superior to other products or services. Any advertisement by the Contractor, including price-off
(End of provision)
552.203–5 Covenant Against Contin
gent Fees. As prescribed in 503.404(b), insert the following clause:
coupons, that refers to a military resale activity shall contain the following statement: "This advertisement is neither paid for nor sponsored, in whole or in part, by any element of the United States Government."
(End of clause)
(56 FR 965, Jan. 10, 1991)
552.203–71 Prohibited conduct.
As prescribed in 503.104-10(a), insert the following provision:
PROHIBITED CONDUCT (SEP 1990) (a) Prohibited conduct. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, as amended (41 U.S.C. 423), provides that during the conduct of any Federal agency procurement of property or services, no competing contractor or officer, employee, representative, agent, or consultant of any competing contractor shall knowingly
(1) Make, directly or indirectly, any offer or promise of future employment or business opportunity to, or engage, directly or indirectly, in any discussion of future employment or business opportunity with, any procurement official of the agency, except as provided in FAR 3.104-6(b);
(2) Offer, give, or promise to offer or give, directly or indirectly, any money, gratuity, or other thing of value to any procurement official of the agency; or
(3) Solicit or obtain, directly or indirectly, from any officer or employee of the agency, prior to the award of a contract any proprietary or source selection information regarding the procurement.
(b) Penalties. Civil penalties for violation of these prohibitions are up to $100,000 for an individual or $1,000,000 for an offeror or prospective offeror other than an individual. Criminal penalties are up to 5 years imprisonment and/or a fine in accordance with Title 18, United States Code.
sponse to this solicitation shall submit the following certification to the Contracting Officer within the time period specified by the Contracting Officer when requesting the certificate. The Contracting Officer will request the successful offeror to submit the certificate before awarding a lease contract exceeding $100,000.
Certificate of Procurement Integrity (1) I, (Name of certifier), am the officer or employee responsible for the preparation of this offer and hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge and belief, with the exception of any information described in this certificate, I have no information concerning a violation or possible violation of subsection 27 (a), (b), (d) or (1) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, as amended* (41 U.S.C. 423) (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”), as implemented in the FAR, occurring during the conduct of this procurement (solicitation number).
(2) As required by subsection 27(e)(1)(B) of the Act, I further certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, each officer, employee, agent, representative, and consultant of (Name of offeror) who has participated personally and substantially in the preparation or submission of this offer has certified that he or she is familiar with, and will comply with, the requirements of subsection 27(a) of the Act, as implemented in the FAR, and will report immediately to me any information concerning a violation or possible violation of subsections 27 (a), (b), and (d), or (f) of the Act, as implemented in the FAR, pertaining to this procurement.
(3) Violations or possible violations: (Continue on plain bond paper if necessary and label Certificate of Procurement Integrity (Continuation Sheet), ENTER "NONE" IF NONE EXISTS
(End of Provision)
(4) I agree that, if awarded a contract under this solicitation, the certifications required by subsection 27(e)(1)(B) of the Act shall be maintained in accordance with paragraph (f) of this provision.
(55 FR 39974, Oct. 1, 1990)
552.203–72 Requirement for Certificate
of Procurement Integrity. As prescribed in 503.104-10(b), insert the following provision:
[Signature of officer or employee responsible for offer) Date
REQUIREMENT FOR CERTIFICATE OF
PROCUREMENT INTEGRITY (SEP 1990) (a) Definitions. The definitions at FAR 3.104-4 are hereby incorporated in this provision, except that “property" also means acquisitions of leasehold interests in real property.
(b) Certifications. The officer or employee responsible for the offer submitted in re
[Typed name of officer or employee responsible for offer)
This certification concerns a matter within the jurisdiction of an agency of the United States and the making of a false, fictitious, or fraudulent certification may render the
*Subsection 27 (a), (b), and (d) are effective on December 1, 1990. Subsection 27(f) is effective on June 1, 1991.
maker subject to prosecution under title 18, United States Code, section 1001.
(c) Pursuant to FAR 3.104-9(d), the offeror may be requested to execute additional certifications at the request of the Government. Failure of an offeror to submit the additional certification may cause its offer to be rejected.
(d) A certification containing a disclosure of a violation or possible violation will not necessarily result in the withholding of award under this solicitation. However, the Government, after the evaluation of the disclosure, may cancel this procurement or take any other appropriate actions in the interest of the Government, such as disqualification of the offeror.
(e) In making the certification in paragraph (2) of the certificate, the officer or employee of the competing contractor responsible for the offer may rely upon a onetime certification from each individual required to submit a certification to the competing Contractor, supplemented by periodic training. These certifications shall be obtained at the earliest possible date after an individual required to certify begins employment or association with the contractor. If the contractor decides to rely on a certification executed prior to the suspension of section 27 (i.e., before December 1, 1989), the contractor shall ensure that an individual who has so certified is notified that section 27 has been reinstated. These certification shall be maintained by the Contractor for 6 years from the date of a certifying employee's employment with the company ends or, for an agent, representative, or consultant, 6 years from the date such individual ceases to act on behalf of the Contractor.
(f) Certifications under paragraphs (b) and (c) of this provision are material representations of fact upon which reliance will be placed in awarding a contract.
al for each month of the remaining term of the lease, including any option periods, and recover 5 percent of the rental already paid;
(2) Reduce payments for alterations not included in monthly rental payments by 5 percent of the amount of the alterations agreement; or
(3) Reduce the payments for violations by a Lessor's subcontractor by an amount not to exceed the amount of profit or fee reflected in the subcontract at the time the subcontract was placed.
(b) Prior to making a determination as set forth above, the HCA or designee shall provide to the Lessor a written notice of the action being considered and the basis therefor. The Lessor shall have a period determined by the agency head or designee, but not less than 30 calendar days after receipt of such notice, to submit in person, in writing, or through a representative, information and argument in opposition to the proposed reduction. The agency head or designee, upon good cause shown, determine to deduct less than the above amounts from payments.
(c) The rights and remedies of the Government specified herein are not exclusive, and are ... addition to any other rights and remedies provided by law or under this lease.
(End of Clause)
(55 FR 39975, Oct. 1, 1990)
(End of Provision)
(55 FR 39975, Oct. 1, 1990, as amended at 55 FR 50701, Dec. 12, 1990)
552.203–73 Price adjustment for illegal
or improper activity. As prescribed in 503.104-10(c), insert the following clause:
employment under commercial activities. As prescribed in 507.305, insert the following clause: REPORT OF EMPLOYMENT UNDER COMMERCIAL
ACTIVITIES (APR 1984) (a) The Contracting Officer, as soon as practicable, will provide the Contractor with a list of the Federal employees, including social security numbers, that will be involuntarily separated from Government employment as a result of this contract.
(b) The Contractor agrees:
(1) To provide the Contracting Officer, within 5 working days after the date of transfer of the operation and maintenance responsibilities of a Federal project to the Contractor (contract start date), with the names and social security numbers of individuals on the list referenced in paragraph (a) that, as of the contract start date, had accepted or rejected offers of employment comparable to their previous employment with the Federal Government. For those who reject the Contractor's employment offer, the Contractor shall include the total monetary value of the pay and benefits offered;
(2) To provide the Contracting Officer with the names and social security numbers of the individuals hired, within 5 working days of such hiring, during the first 90 days after the
PRICE ADJUSTMENT FOR ILLEGAL OR IMPROPER
ACTIVITY (SEP 1990) (a) If the head of the contracting activity (HCA) or his or her designee determines that there was a violation of subsection 27(a) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, as amended (41 U.S.C. 423), as implemented in the Federal Acquisition Regulation, the Government, at its election, may
(1) Reduce the monthly rental under this lease by 5 percent of the amount of the rent
552.209-75 Supplemental requirements
for first article approval contrac
tor testing. As prescribed in 509.308–1, insert the following clause:
contract start date, if the Contractor hires any additional Federal employees on the list referenced in paragraph (a) for any job within the Contractor's organization; and
(3) To furnish the information required by this clause in a concise and clearly detailed format.
(c) The operation of the system of records identified by this clause is subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a) and the Privacy Act Notification and Clause of this contract. This clause constitutes the notice required to invoke compliance by the Contractor with the provisions of the notice and clause.
(End of Clause)
552.209–73 Product removal from
qualified products list. As prescribed in 509.206–2, insert the following clause:
PRODUCT REMOVAL FROM QUALIFIED
PRODUCTS LIST (MAY 1989) If, during the performance of this contract, the product being furnished is for any reason (except those outlined in paragraph 3.1.1 of the applicable Federal or Interim Federal Specification for security cabinets, security vault doors and changeable combination padlocks) removed from the Qualified Products List, the Government may terminate this contract for default under paragraph (a)(1)(ii) of the Default clause at FAR 52.249 8.
SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST AR
TICLE APPROVAL CONTRACTOR TESTING (MAY 1989)
(a) The term "Contracting Officer" as used in FAR 52.209-3, First Article Approval-Contractor Testing, means the Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO).
(b) The Contractor shall have either (1) the necessary inspection and test equipment at the Contractor's plant to perform first article testing, or (2) if the inspection and test equipment is not available, a letter of commitment from a laboratory acceptable to the Government to perform the inspection and testing.
(c) When the Government elects to witness the first article testing, the Contractor shall conduct the testing between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday thru Friday, unless a different time is agreed to by the ACO.
(d) The first article test report shall contain:
(1) The complete test data, the test method(s) used and date of test;
(2) Signature and printed name of the individual who performed the inspection;
(3) Applicable specification/CI and/or drawing numbers;
(4) Name and type of test equipment used; and
(5) All numerical values as a result of testing with each noted as to whether it passes or fails the contract test requirements.
(e) The first article shall be retained by the Contractor as the manufacturing standard and will be kept in a secure area, under control of the Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS), to protect against possible changes or alterations for the life of the contract. If the first article sample is destroyed during testing or damaged to a point making it unusable as a standard, the Contractor, upon Government request, shall provide a second sample.
(f) If the Contractor delivers the approved first article as part of the contract quantity, it shall be in the last scheduled delivery under the contract.
(End of Clause)
552.209–74 Waiver of first article test
ing and approval requirements. As prescribed in 509.306, insert the following provision:
WAIVER OF FIRST ARTICLE TESTING AND
APPROVAL REQUIREMENT (FEB 1990) (a) Offerors must submit an offer including testing and approval, however, an offeror may submit an alternate offer excluding testing and approval, provided the offeror satisfies the requirements for the waiving of first article testing.
(b) Before a waiver of the first article testing requirement of this solicitation will be considered, the offeror is requested to identify the procurement under which the product offered was previously approved and accepted:
(End of Clause)
(Offeror to insert both contract number and applicable national stock number)
(End of provision)
552.209-76 Supplemental requirements
for first article approval-govern
ment testing. As prescribed in 509.308–2, insert the following clause:
(55 FR 8954, Mar. 9, 1990)
SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST AR
TICLE APPROVAL-GOVERNMENT TESTING (MAY 1989)
(a) The term “Contracting Officer" as used in FAR 52.209 4, First Article Approval-Government Testing, means the Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO).
(b) The first article shall be retained by the Contractor as the manufacturing standard and will be kept in a secure area, under the control of the Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS) to protect against possible changes or alterations for the life of the contract. If the first article sample is destroyed during testing or damaged to a point making it unusable as a standard, the Contractor, upon Government request, shall provide a second sample.
(c) If the Contractor delivers the approved first article as part of the contract quantity, it shall be in the last scheduled delivery under the contract.
any GSA Regional Office. Inquiries regarding "Commercial Standards," "Product Standards," and "Simplified Practice Recommendations” should be addressed to the Standard Development Service Section, National Bureau of Standards, Washington, DC 20234. Publications of Associations referred to in the specifications may be obtained directly from the Associations.
(c) Upon request the Contractor shall make available at the job site within a reasonable time, a copy of each trade manual and standard which is incorporated by reference in this contract and which governs quality and workmanship.
(End of Clause)
552.210-71 Reference to specifications
in drawings. As prescribed in 510.011(b), insert the following clause:
(End of Clause)
REFERENCES TO SPECIFICATIONS IN DRAWINGS
(APR 1986) If military or other drawings are made a part of this contract, any reference in the drawings to Federal specifications or standards will be considered to be a reference to the date of such Federal specification or standard identified in the contract. If the date of the Federal specification or standard is not identified in the contract, the edition, including revisions thereto, in effect on the date the solicitation is issued will apply.
(End of Clause)
552.210-72 Acceptable age of supplies.
As prescribed in 510.011(c), insert the following clause:
552.210–70 Standard references.
As prescribed in 510.011(a), insert the following clause:
STANDARD REFERENCES (MAY 1989) (a) All documents and publications (such as, but not limited to, manuals, handbooks, codes, standards and specifications) cited in this contract for the purpose of establishing requirements applicable to equipment, materials, or workmanship under this contract, shall be deemed to be incorporated herein as fully as if printed and bound with the specifications of this contract, in accordance with the following:
(1) Wherever reference is made to Standard Specifications of the Public Buildings Service, Interim Federal Specifications, Interim Amendments to Federal Specifications, Interim Federal Standards, or Interim Amendments to Federal Standards, the Contractor shall comply with the requirements set out in the issue or edition identified in this contract.
(2) Wherever reference is made to any such document other than those specified in subparagraph (a)(1) of this clause, the Contractor shall comply with the requirements set out in the edition specified in this contract, or if not specified, the latest edition or revision thereof, as well as the latest amendment or supplement thereto, in effect on the date of the solicitation on this project, except as modified by, as otherwise provided in, or as limited to type, class or grade, by the specifications of this contract.
(b) Federal Specifications, Federal Standards, Standard Specifications of the Public Buildings Service and Public Buildings Service Standard Methods of Test may be obtained from the Business Service Center at
ACCEPTABLE AGE OF SUPPLIES (MAY 1989) The supplies furnished under this contract shall not be more than months old, beginning with the first full month after the date of manufacture marked on the container. For the purpose of this clause, supplies shall be considered to be furnished (1) when they are offered to the Government for inspection and testing, or (2) on the date of shipment if shipment is authorized to be made without prior inspection by the Government. If the age of the supplies furnished under this contract is greater than the specified period, the Government may exercise its right to reject the supplies under paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.246-2, Inspection of Supplies Fixed-Price.
(End of Clause)
Alternate I (May 1989) For items having a limited shelf-life, the sentence below should be substituted for the