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under the subcontract subordinate to the rights of the Government to require delivery of such property to it in the event of default by the Contractor under this contract or in the event of the bankruptcy or insolvency of the subcontractor.

(3) The Government agrees that any proceeds received by it from property to which it has acquired title by virtue of such provisions in any subcontract shall be applied to reduce the amount of unliquidated progress payments made by the Government to the Contractor under this contract. In the event the Contractor fully liquidates such progress payments made by the Government to him hereunder and there are progress payments to any subcontractors which are unliquidated, the Contractor shall be subrogated to all the Government's rights by virtue of such provisions in the subcontract or subcontracts involved as if all such rights had been thereupon assigned and transferred to the Contractor.

(4) The billings described in (j)(1)(ii) above shall be paid promptly by the Contractor in the ordinary course of business, not later than a reasonable time after payment of equivalent amounts by the Government to the Contractor.

(5) To facilitate small business participation in subcontracting under this contract, the Contractor agrees to offer and provide progress payments to those subcontractors which are small business concerns, in conformity with the standards for customary progress payments stated in paragraph 503 of Appendix E of the Defense Acquisition Regulation, as in effect on the date of this contract. The Contractor further agrees that the need for such progress payments will not be considered as a handicap or adverse factor in the award of subcontracts.

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*For lower percentages for this paragraph (b) and for (a) (3) (iii) and (a) (4), see E-512.1. **A progress payment percentage of 95 percent (and applicable liquidation rate) is applicable to Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contracts and to the FMS portion of combined procurements. See E-503.2.

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7-104.36 Reserved.

7-104.37 Required Source for Jewel Bearings and Related Items. In accordance with 1-2207.2, insert the following clause:

REQUIRED SOURCE FOR JEWEL BEARINGS AND RELATED ITEMS (1977 NOV)

(a) This clause is applicable only if supplies furnished under this contract contain jewel bearings or related items as described below. (b) For the purpose of this clause:

(1) Jewel Bearing means a piece of synthetic corundum (sapphire or ruby) of any shape, except a phonograph needle, which has one or more polished surfaces and the function of which is to provide a supporting surface or low friction contact area for revolving, oscillating or sliding parts in an instrument, mechanism, subassembly or part. A jewel bearing may be either unmounted or mounted into a ring or bushing. Examples of types of jewel bearings are: watch hole-olive, watch hole- straight, pallet stones, roller jewels (jewel pins), endstones (caps), vee (cone) jewels, instrument rings, cup, double cups.

(2) Related Item means a piece of synthetic corundum (sapphire or ruby) which satisfies the following requirements:

a. made from material produced by the Verneuil flame fusion process;
b. a geometric shape (other than a jewel bearing) up to a maximum of one inch in any

dimension;
c. requires fabrication techniques to include extremely close tolerances and highly

polished surfaces identical to those involved in the manufacture of jewel bearings. A related item may be unmounted or mounted in a retaining or supporting structure. Basic shapes and terminology commonly used for related items are: window, nozzle, guide, knife edge, knife edge plate, insulator domed pin, slotted insulator, sphere, ring gauge, spacer, disc, valve seat, rod, vee groove, D-shaped insulator, notched plate.

(3) Price List means the official United States Government Jewel Bearing Price List for jewel bearings which are produced by the William Langer Jewel Bearing Plant in Rolla, North Dakota, published periodically by the General Services Administration.

(4) Planı means the Government-owned William Langer Plant, Rolla, North Dakota, 58367 ( 701 477-3193).

(c) All jewel bearings and related items, in the quantities and of the types and sizes (including tolerances), required to produce the end items to be supplied under this contract shall be procured from the following sources in the order of priority stated. Jewel bearings must be procured from the Plant; related items must be procured from (i) a domestic source of manufacture, including the Plant, or, if those sources cannot supply the item(s), then (ii) from a foreign source.

(1) Orders for jewel bearings or related items may be placed with the Plant for individual contracts, or they may be placed for the requirements of a combination of contracts. Additionally, the Contractor may place annual stock orders of jewel bearings or related items. When the prime or subcontractor purchases jewel bearings or related items to fulfill requirements for an individual contract, the prime contract number shall be placed on all purchase orders with the Plant.

(2) Orders for jewel bearings and related items listed in the price list should reference the most recent Plant price list and provide its date.

(3) Requests for quotation on jewel bearings and related items not listed in the price list should be accompanied by drawings of such jewel bearings and related items and should be forwarded to the plant as soon as possible to insure their prompt quotation or rejection of the order.

(d) The Plant may reject the Contractor's order at the option of the Plant. Unless rejection is caused by reason of currently outstanding excessive and overdue indebtedness to the Plant by the Contractor as determined by the Plant, an equitable adjustment shall be made in the contract price or delivery schedule, or both. The Contractor shall promptly notify the ACO of the rejection of his or any subcontractor's purchase order, in whole or in part, by the Plant for whatever reason, by providing the ACO a copy of the Plant rejection document. The same procedure shall apply with regard to orders for related items rejected by any domestic source of manufacture.

(e) The Contractor agrees to insert this clause and the prime contract number, including this paragraph (e), in every subcontract unless he has positive knowledge that the subassembly, component, or part being purchased does not contain jewel bearings or related items.

(End of clause)

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7-104.38 Required Sources for Miniature and Instrument Ball Bearings. In accordance with 1-2207.3, insert the following clause:

REQUIRED SOURCES FOR MINIATURE AND INSTRUMENT BALL BEARINGS (1971 JUL) (a) For the purpose of this clause:

(i) "miniature and instrument ball bearings" are all rolling contact ball bearings with a

basic outside diameter (exclusive of flange diameters) of 30 millimeters or less, ir

respective of material, tolerance, performance or quality characteristics; and (ii) "domestic manufacture" means manufacture in the United States or Canada and,

when ball bearing assembly is involved, all components of the bearing must also have

been manufactured in the United States or Canada. (b) The Contractor agrees that end items and components thereof delivered under this contract shall contain miniature and instrument ball bearings that are of domestic manufacture only.

(c) The requirement for delivery in (b) above may be waived in whole or in part by the Contracting Officer when such waiver is determined to be in the Government's interest. In the event a waiver is granted, the Contractor agrees to acquire for non-Government use, domestically manufactured miniature and instrument ball bearings of a like quantity and type.

(d) The Contractor agrees to retain until the expiration of three years from the date of final payment under this contract and to make available during such period, upon request of the Contracting Officer, records showing compliance with this clause.

(e) The Contractor agrees to insert this clause, including this paragraph (e), in every subcontract and purchase order issued in performance of this contract unless he knows that the item being purchased contains no miniature or instrument ball bearings.

(End of clause)

7-104.39 Interest. In accordance with E-620, insert the following clause:

Any change, addition, or deletion to this clause is subject to the prior approval requirements outlined in Appendix E, Part 2.

INTEREST (1972 MAY)

Notwithstanding any other provision of this contract, unless paid within 30 days all amounts that become payable by the Contractor to the Government under this contract (net of any applicable tax credit under the Internal Revenue Code) shall bear interest from the date due until paid and shall be subject to adjustments as provided by Part 6 of Appendix E of the Armed Services Procurement Regulation, as in effect on the date of this contract. The interest rate per annum shall be the interest rate in effect which has been established by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to Public Law 92-41; 85 STAT 97 for the Renegotiation Board, as of the date the amount becomes due as hercin provided. Amounts shall be due upon the earliest one of (i) the date fixed pursuant to this contract; (ii) the date of the first written demand for payment, con

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sistent with this contract, including demand consequent upon default termination; (iii) the date of transmittal by the Government to the Contractor of a proposed supplemental agreement to confirm completed negotiations fixing the amount; or (iv) if this contract provides for revision of prices, the date of written notice to the Contractor stating the amount of refund payable in connection with a pricing proposal or in connection with a negotiated pricing agreement not confirmed by contract supplement.

(End of clause)

The interest rates established by the Secretary of the Treasury will be published in the Federal Register every six months. The current rate may also be obtained from the Departmental Contract Finance Office representative.

7-104.40 Competition in Subcontracting. The following clause shall be included in all negotiated contracts over $10,000, except in firm fixed-price contracts where award is on the basis of effective price competition or where prices are established by law or regulation.

COMPETITION IN SUBCONTRACTING (1962 APR)

The Contractor shall select subcontractors (including suppliers) on a competitive basis to the maximum practical extent consistent with the objectives and requirements of the contract.

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7-104.41 Audit by Department of Defense.

(a) Insert the following clause in all contracts (except those entered into by formal advertising which are not expected to exceed $100,000).

AUDIT BY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (1978 AUG)

(a) General. The Contracting Officer or his representatives shall have the audit and inspection rights described in the applicable paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) below.

(b) Examination of Costs. If this is a cost reimbursement type, incentive, time and materials, labor hour, or price redeterminable contract, or any combination thereof, the Contractor shall maintain, and the Contracting Officer or his representatives shall have the right to examine books, records, documents, and other evidence and accounting procedures and practices, sufficient to reflect properly all direct and indirect costs of whatever nature claimed to have been incurred and anticipated to be incurred for the performance of this contract. Such right of examination shall include inspection at all reasonable times of the Contractor's plants, or such parts thereof, as may be engaged in the performance of this contract.

(c) Cost or Pricing Data. If the Contractor submitted cost or pricing data in connection with the pricing of this contract or any change or modification thereto, unless such pricing was based on adequate price competition, established catalog or market prices of commercial items sold in substantial quantities to the general public, or prices set by law or regulation, the Contracting Officer or his representatives who are employees of the United States Government shall have the right to examine all books, records, documents and other data of the Contractor related to the negotiation, pricing or performance of such contract, change or modification, for the purpose of evaluating the accuracy, completeness and currency of the cost or pricing data submitted. Additionally, in the case of pricing any change or modification exceeding $100,000 to formally advertised contracts, the Comptroller General of the United States or his representatives who are employees of the United States Government shall have such rights. The right of examination shall extend to all documents necessary to permit adequate evaluation of the cost or pricing data submitted, along with the computations and projections used therein.

(d) Reports. If the Contractor is required to furnish Contractor Cost Data Reports (CCDR), Contract Fund Status Reports (CFSR), or Cost Performance Reports (CPR) the Contracting Of

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ficer or his representatives shall have the right to examine books, records, other documents, and supporting materials, for the purpose of evaluating (i) the effectiveness of the Contractor's policies and procedures to produce data compatible with the objectives of these reports, and (ii) the data reported.

(e) Availability. The materials described in (b), (c) and (d) above shall be made available at the office of the Contractor, at all reasonable times, for inspection, audit, or reproduction, until the expiration of three (3) years from the date of final payment under this contract or such lesser time specified in Appendix M of the Armed Services Procurement Regulation, and for such longer period, if any, as is required by applicable statute, or by other clauses of this contract, or by (1) and (2) below:

(1) If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for a period of three (3) years from the date of any resulting final settlement.

(2) Records which relate to appeals under the “Disputes" clause of this contract, or litigation, or the settlement of claims arising out of the performance of this contract, shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims have been disposed of.

(f) The Contractor shall insert a clause containing all the provisions of this clause, including this paragraph (f), in all subcontracts exceeding $10,000 hereunder, except altered as necessary for proper identification of the contracting parties and the Contracting Officer under the Goverment prime contract.

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(b) In the case of consolidated facilities contracts, facilities acquisition contracts and facilities use contracts, paragraph (b) of the clause should be amended to read:

(b) Examination of Costs. The Contractor shall maintain, and the Contracting Officer and his representatives shall have the right to examine, books, records, documents, and other evidence and accounting procedures and practices, sufficient to reflect properly (1) all direct and indirect costs of whatever nature claimed to have been incurred and anticipated to be incurred for the performance of this contract and (2) the use of, and charges for the use of, the facilities. Such right of examination shall include inspection at all reasonable times of the Contractor's plants, or such parts thereof, as may be engaged in the performance of this contract.

7-104.42 Subcontractor Cost or Pricing Data.

(a) The following clause shall be inserted in all negotiated contracts expected to exceed $100,000, except where the price is based on adequate price competition, established catalog or market prices of commercial items sold in substantial quantities to the general public, or prices set by law or regulation. The contracting officer may include this clause, with appropriate reduction in the dollar amounts included therein, in other negotiated contracts where a Certificate of Current Cost or Pricing Data is required (see 3-807.3(b)(iii)) in connection with initial pricing of the contract.

SUBCONTRACTOR COST OR PRICING DATA (1970 JAN)

(a) The Contractor shall require subcontractors hereunder to submit, actually or by specific identification in writing, cost or pricing data under the following circumstances: (i) prior to the award of any subcontract the amount of which is expected to exceed $100,000 when entered into; (ii) prior to the pricing of any subcontract modification which involves aggregate increases and/or decreases in costs plus applicable profits expected to exceed $100,000; except where the price is based on adequate price competition, established catalog or market prices of commercial items sold in substantial quantities to the general public, or prices set by law or regulation.

(b) The Contractor shall require subcontractors to certify, in substantially the same form as that used in the certificate by the Prime Contractor to the Government, that to the best of their

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