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552.237-72 Certification regarding

"Quasi-Military Armed Forces." As prescribed in 537.110(c), insert the following certification:

QUALIFICATIONS OF OFFERORS (MAY 1989) (a) Offers will be considered only from responsible organizations or individuals now or recently engaged in the performance of building service contracts comparable to those described in this solicitation. In order to determine an Offeror's qualifications, the Offeror may be requested to furnish a narrative statement listing comparable contracts which it has performed; a general history of its operating organization; and its complete experience. An Offeror may also be required to furnish a statement of its financial resources; show that it has the ability to maintain a staff of regular employees adequate to ensure continuous performance of the work; and, demonstrate that its equipment and/or plant capacity for the work contemplated is sufficient, adequate, and suitable.

(b) Competency in performing comparable building service contracts, demonstration of acceptable financial resources, personnel staffing, plant, equipment, and supply sources will be considered in determining whether an Offeror is responsible.

(c) Prospective Offerors are advised that in evaluating these areas involving any small business concern(s), any negative determinations are subject to the Certificate of Competency procedures set forth in the Federal Acquisition Regulation.


ARMED FORCES" (APR 1984) (a) By signing this offer, the offeror certifies that the individual, firm, or corporation submitting this offer is not a “QuasiMilitary Armed Force" within the meaning of the decision of the court in United States ex. rel. Weinberger v. Equifax, 557 F. 2d 456 (5th Cir., 1977).

(b) The Offeror further certifies that it will not, during the term of this contract, offer “Quasi-Military Armed Forces" for hire.

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(54 FR 26558, June 23, 1989, as amended at 54 FR 40061, Sept. 29, 1989)

552.238–70 Identification of electronic

office equipment providing acces

sibility for the handicapped. As prescribed in 538.203–71(b), insert the following clause:

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552.237-71 Qualifications of employ

ees. As prescribed in 537.110(b), insert the following clause:


(a) The contracting officer or a designated representative may require the Contractor to remove any employee(s) from GSA controlled buildings or other real property should it be determined that the individual(s) is either unsuitable for security reasons or otherwise unfit to work on GSA controlled property.

(b) The Contractor shall fill out and cause each of its employees performing work on the contract work to fill out, for submission to the Government, such forms as may be necessary for security or other reasons. Upon request of the Contracting Officer, the Contractor and its employees shall be fingerprinted.

(c) Each employee of the contractor shall be a citizen of the United States of America, or an alien who has been lawfully admitted for permanent residence as evidenced by Alien Registration Receipt Card Form I-151, or, who presents other evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service that employment will not affect his immigration status.



(a) Definitions. Electronic office equipment accessibility means the application/configuration of electronic office equipment (includes hardware, software and firmware) in a manner that accommodates the functional limitations of individuals with disabilities (i.e., handicapped individuals) so as to promote productivity and provide access to work related and/or public information resources.

Handicapped individuals means qualified individuals with impairments as cited in 29 CFR 1613.702(f) who can benefit from electronic office equipment accessibility.

Special peripheral means a special needs aid that provides access to electronic equipment that is otherwise inaccessible to a handicapped individual.

(b) The offeror is encouraged to identify in its offer, and include in any commercial catalogs and pricelists accepted by the Contracting Officer, office equipment, including any special peripheral, that will facilitate electronic office equipment accessibility for handicapped individuals. Identification should include the type of disability accommodated and how the users with that disa bil. ity would be helped. (56 FR 29443, June 27, 1991, as amended at 56 FR 51660, Oct. 15, 1991)

552.238-72 Contractor's report of or

ders received. As prescribed in 538.203–71, insert the following clause:

issued during the preceding 3-month period to include any partial month. A separate report for each Special Item Number (SIN) shall be prepared and submitted, unless otherwise specified, on GSA Form 72.


(MAY 1989) (a) Contractors shall furnish quarterly the dollar value (rounded to the nearest whole dollar) of all Government agencies and Government Contractor's orders received during the preceding 3-month period to include any partial month. A separate report for each National Stock Number (NSN), Special Item Number (SIN), or subitem shall be prepared and submitted, unless otherwise specified, on GSA Form 72A.

(b) The report is due in the office specified below or specified at the time of award 15 days following the completion of the reporting period or completion of the contract. A report is required even when no billings or invoices are issued or no orders are received during the reporting period.

(C) The Government reserves the right to inspect without further notice, such records of the Contractor as pertain to sales under any contract resulting from this solicitation. willful failure or refusal to furnish the required reports, or falsification thereof, shall constitute sufficient cause for terminating the contract for default under FAR 52.249 8, Default (Fixed-Priced Supply and Service).

(d) The report shall be forwarded to the following address: General Services Administration

$ 552.242–70 Status report of orders

and shipments. As prescribed in 542.1107, insert the following clause: STATUS REPORT OF ORDERS AND SHIPMENTS

(APR 1992) (a) The contractor shall furnish to the Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO) a report covering orders received and shipments made during each calendar month of contract performance. The information required by the Government shall be reported on GSA Form 1678, Status Report of Orders and Shipments, in accordance with instruction on the form. The information required by the GSA Form 1678 may also be submitted in an automated printout form if authorized by the ACO. Alternatively, the required information may be reported by electronic data interchange using ANSI standards. For further information, contact GSA, Contract Administration Division Contracting Officer insert appropriate telephone number of FQC). Reports shall be forwarded to the ACO no later than the seventh workday of the succeeding month.

(b) An initial supply of GSA Form 1678 will be forwarded to the Contractor with the contract. Additional copies of the form, if needed, may be obtained from the ACO, or reproduced by the Contractor. (End of Clause) (57 FR 26609, June 15, 1992)

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552.243–70 Pricing adjustments.

As prescribed in 543.205(a), insert the following clause:

Alternate I (May 1989). If it is necessary to identify the official responsible for preparing the report, the Contracting Officer may add a paragraph substantially the same as the following paragraph (e) to the basic clause:

(e) Within days of contract award, the Contractor shall provide to the Contracting Officer, the name, title, address, and telephone number of the individual who will be responsible for the report.

Alternate II (May 1989). When the clause is used in IRMS schedule contracts, substitute a paragraph substantially the same as the following paragraph (a) for paragraph (a) of the basic clause:

(a) The Contractor shall furnish quarterly the dollar value (rounded to the nearest whole dollar) of orders received or invoices

PRICING OF ADJUSTMENTS (APR 1989) When costs are a factor in any determination of a contract price adjustment, such costs shall be in accordance with the contract cost principles and procedures in Part 31 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Part 31) in effect on the date of this contract.

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552.243–71 Equitable adjustments.

As prescribed in 543.205(b), insert the following clause in solicitations and contracts for (a) dismantling, demolition, or removal of improvements; and (b) construction, when a fixed-price contract is contemplated and the contract amount is expected to exceed the small purchase limitation:

lowing unless the Contractor demonstrates entitlement to a higher percentage:

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EQUITABLE ADJUSTMENTS (APR 1984) (a) The provisions of the “Changes" clause prescribed by FAR 52.243-4 are supplemented as follows:

(1) Upon written request, the Contractor shall submit a proposal, in accordance with the requirements and limitations set forth in the “Equitable Adjustments" clause, for work involving contemplated changes coyered by the request. The proposal shall be submitted within the time limit indicated in the request or any extension of such time limit as may be subsequently granted. The Contractor's written statement of the monetary extent of a claim for equitable adjustment shall be submitted in the following form:

(1) Proposals totaling $5,000 or less shall be submitted in the form of a lump sum proposal with supporting information to clearly relate elements of cost with specific items of work involved to the såtisfaction of the Contracting Officer, or his/her authorized representative.

(11) For proposals in excess of $5,000, the claim for equitable adjustment shall be submitted in the form of a lump sum proposal supported with an itemized breakdown of all increases and decreases in the contract in at least the following detail:

Direct Costs Material quantities by trades and unit costs (Manufacturing burden associated with

material fabrication performed will be considered to be part of the material costs of the fabricated item delivered to

the job site) Labor breakdown by trades and unit costs (Identified with specific item of material

to be placed or operation to be per

formed) Construction equipment exclusively nec

essary for the change Costs of preparation and/or revision to shop

drawings resulting from the change Workmen's Compensation and Public Liabil

ity Insurance Employment taxes under FICA and FUTA Bond Costs—when size of change warrants


Not more than four percentages will be allowed regardless of the number of tier subcontractors. The Contractor shall not be allowed a commission on the commission received by a first tier subcontractor. Equitable adjustments for deleted work shall include credits for overhead, profit and commission. On proposals covering both increases and decreases in the amount of the contract, the application of overhead and profit shall be on the net change in direct costs for the Contractor or subcontractor performing the work.

(3) The Contractor shall submit with the proposal his request for time extension (if any), and shall include sufficient information and dates to demonstrate whether and to what extent the change will delay the contract in its entirety.

(4) In considering a proposal, the Government shall make check estimates in detail, utilizing unit prices where specified or agreed upon, with a view to arriving at an equitable adjustment.

(5) After receipt of a proposal the Contracting Officer shall act thereon, within 30 days; provided, however, that when the necessity to proceed with a change does not allow time properly to check a proposal or in the event of failure to reach an agreement on a proposal, the Government may order the Contractor to proceed on the basis of price to be determined at the earliest practicable date. Such price shall not be more than the increase or less than the decrease proposed.

(6) If a mutually acceptable agreement cannot be reached, the Contracting Officer may determine the price unilaterally.

(b) The provisions of the “Differing Site Conditions" clause prescribed by FAR 52.236 2 are supplemented as follows: The Contractor shall submit all claims for equitable adjustment in accordance with, and subject to the requirements and limitations set out in paragraph (a) of this "Equitable Adjustments" clause.

Overhead, Profit and Commission (2) The allowable overhead shall be determined in accordance with the contract cost principles and procedures in Part 31 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Part 31) in effect on the date of this contract. The percentages for profit and commission shall be negotiated and may vary according to the nature, extent and complexity of the work involved, but in no case shall exceed the fol

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552.246-17 Warranty of supplies of a

noncomplex nature. As prescribed in 546.710(a)(1), insert the following clause:


(a) Definitions. “Acceptance," as used in this clause, means the act of an authorized representative of the Government by which the Government assumes for itself, or as an agent of another, ownership of existing supplies, or approves specific services as partial or complete performance of the contract. “Correction," as used in this clause, means the elimination of a defect. “Supplies,” as used in this clause, means the end item furnished by the Contractor and related seryices required under the contract. The word does not include "data."

(b) Contractor's obligations.

(1) Notwithstanding inspection and acceptance by the Government of supplies furnished under this contract, or any condition of this contract concerning the conclusiveness thereof, the Contractor warrants that for

(1) All supplies furnished under this contract will be free from defects in material or workmanship and will conform with the requirements of this contract; and

(11) The preservation, packaging, packing, and marking, and the preparation for, and method of, shipment of such supplies will conform with the requirements of this contract.

(2) When return, correction, or replacement is required, the Contractor shall be responsible for all costs attendant with no return, correction or replacement of the nonconforming supplies. Any removal in connection with the above shall be done by the Contractor at its expense. However, the Contractor's liability for the transportation charges shall not exceed an amount equal to the cost of transportation by the usual commercial method of shipment between the place of delivery specified in the contract and the Contractor's plant, and return.

(3) Any supplies or parts thereof, corrected or furnished in replacement under this clause, shall also be subject to the terms of this clause to the same extent as supplies initially delivered. The warranty, with respect to supplies or parts thereof, shall be equal in duration to that in paragraph (b)(1) of this clause and shall run from the date of delivery of the corrected or replaced supplies.

(4) All implied warranties of merchantability and "fitness for a particular purpose" are excluded from any obligation contained in this contract.

(c) Remedies available to the Government.

(1) The Contracting Officer shall give written notice to the Contractor of any breach of warranties in paragraph (b)(1) of this clause within **. This notice shall contain information concerning the deficiencies found, the location of the nonconforming supplies, and the quantity involved.

(2) Within a reasonable time after the notice, the Contracting Officer may either

(1) Require, by written notice, the prompt correction or replacement of any supplies or parts thereof (including preservation, packaging, packing, and marking) that do not conform with the requirements of this contract within the meaning of paragraph (b)(1) of this clause; or

(ii) Retain such supplies and reduce the contract price by an amount equitable under the circumstances. When the nature of the defect in the nonconforming item is such that the defect affects an entire batch or lot of material, then the equitable price adjustment shall apply to the entire batch or lot of material from which the nonconforming item was taken.

(3)(1) If the contract provides for inspection of supplies by sampling procedures, conformance of supplies or components subject to warranty action shall be determined by the applicable sampling procedures in the contract. The Contracting Officer

(A) May, for sampling purposes, group any supplies delivered under this contract;

(B) Shall require the size of the sample to be that required by sampling procedures specified in the contract for the quantity of supplies on which warranty action is proposed;

(C) May project warranty sampling results over supplies in the same shipment or other supplies contained in other shipments even though all of such supplies are not present at the point of reinspection; provided, that the supplies remaining are reasonably representative of the quantity on which warranty action is proposed; and

(D) Need not use the same lot size as on original inspection or reconstitute the original inspection lots.

(ii) Within a reasonable time after notice of any breach of the warranties specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this clause, the Contracting Officer may exercise one or more of the following options:

(A) Require an equitable adjustment in the contract price for any group of supplies.

(B) Screen the supplies grouped for warranty action under this clause at the Contractor's expense and return all nonconforming supplies to the Contractor for correction or replacement.

(C) Require the Contractor to screen the supplies at locations designated by the Government within the continental United States and to correct or replace all nonconforming supplies.

should briefly include (1) a statement that the warranty exists, (ii) the substance of the warranty, (iii) its duration, and (iv) whom to notify if the supplies are found to be defective.

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(End of Clause) * Contracting Officer shall state the specific period of time after delivery or the specified event whose occurrence will terminate the warranty period; e.g., the number of miles or hours of use, or combination of any applicable event or periods of time.

** Contracting Officer shall insert specific period of time; e.g., “45 days from the last delivery under contract," or “45 days after discovery of the defect." The number of days specified shall be no less than 30.

(D) Return the supplies grouped for warranty action under this clause to the Contractor (irrespective of the f.o.b. point or the point of acceptance) for screening and correction or replacement. All costs incurred by the Government in returning the nonconforming supplies, including costs to the freight carrier resulting from the Contractor's refusal to accept their return, shall be for the Contractor's account.

(4)(i) The Contracting Officer may, by contract or otherwiso, correct or replace the nonconforming supplies with similar supplies from another source and charge to the Contractor the cost occasioned to the Government thereby if the Contractor

(A) Fails to make redelivery of the corrected or replaced supplies within the time established for their return; or

(B) Fails either to accept return of the nonconforming supplies or fails to make progress after their return to correct or replace them so as to endanger performance of the delivery schedule, and in either of these circumstances does not cure failure within a period of 10 days (or such longer period as the Contracting Office may authorize in writing) after receipt of notice from the Contracting Officer specifying such failure.

(ii) Instead of correction or replacement by the Government, the Contracting Officer may require an equitable adjustment of the contract price for all nonconforming supplies, including batch or lot materials which either have been consumed or other disposition has been made. In addition, if the Contractor fails to furnish timely disposition instructions, the Contracting Officer may return the supplies for screening and correction or replacement under subparagraph (c)(3)(ii)(D) above; store the nonconforming supplies for the Contractor's account; sell the nonconforming supplies to the highest bidder on the open market and apply the proceeds against the accumulated storage and other costs, including the cost of the sale; or otherwise dispose of the nonconforming supplies for the Contractor's account in a reasonable manner. The Government is entitled to reimbursement from the Contractor, or from the proceeds of such disposal, for the reasonable e:penses of the care and disposition of the nonconforming supplies, as well as for excess costs incurred or to be incurred.

(5) The rights and remedies of the Government provided in this clause are in addition to and do not limit any rights afforded to the Government by any other clause of this contract.

(6) Unless otherwise provided, this warranty is applicable both within and outside the continental limits of the United States.

(7) In addition to other marking requirements of this contract, the Contractor shall stamp or mark the supplies delivered or otherwise furnish notice with the supplies of the existence of the warranty. The marking

Alternate I (Dec 1990) As prescribed in 546.710(a)(2), substitute the following for paragraph (b)(1) of the basic clause and delete paragraph (b)(4) of the basic clause.

(1) Notwithstanding inspection and acceptance by the Government of supplies furnished under this contract, or any condition of this contract concerning the conclusiveness thereof, the Contractor warrants that for * all supplies furnished

(i) Are of a quality to pass without objection in the trade under the contract descrip tion;

(ii) Are fit for the ordinary purposes for which the supplies are used;

(iii) Are within the variations permitted by the contract, and are of an even kind, quality, and quantity within each unit and among all units;

(iv) Are adequately contained, packaged, and marked as the contract may require; and

(v) Conform to the promises or affirmations of fact made on the container.

Alternate II (Dec 1990) As prescribed in 546.710(a)(3), substitute the following paragraph for paragraph (b)(1) of the basic clause:

(1) Notwithstanding inspection and acceptance by the Government of supplies furnished under this contract, or any condition of this contract concerning the conclusiveness thereof, the Contractor warrants that for * all supplies furnished

(i) Conform to the specifications except that in the case of solvent systems, the viscosity may exceed the specified maximum by 10 Kreb Units, unless otherwise specified elsewhere in this contract; and

(ii) Are suitable for their intended purpose as stated in this contract.

Alternate III (Dec 1990) As prescribed in 546.710(a)(4), substitute the following for paragraph (b)(1) of the basic clause, redesignate paragraph (c) of the basic

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