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(c) The Contractor shall make the records required under this clause available for inspection by authorized representatives of the Contracting Officer and the Department of Labor, and shall permit such representatives to interview employees during working hours on the job.

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(v) Compliance With Copeland Regulations.

COMPLIANCE WITH COPELAND REGULATIONS (1964 JUN)

The Contractor shall comply with the Copeland Regulations of the Secretary of Labor (29 CFR, Part 3) which are incorporated herein by reference.

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(vi) Withholding of Funds.

WITHHOLDING OF FUNDS (1977 DEC)

(a) The Contracting Officer may withhold or cause to be withheld from the Government Prime Contractor so much of the accrued payments or advances as may be considered necessary (i) to pay laborers and mechanics, including apprentices, trainees, watchmen, and guards, employed by the Contractor or any subcontractor on the work the full amount of wages required by the contract, and (ii) to satisfy any liability of the Contractor and any subcontractor for liquidated damages under paragraph (b) of the clause entitled “Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act-Overtime Compensation."

(b) If the Contractor or any subcontractor fails to pay any laborer, mechanic, apprentice, trainee, watchman, or guard employed or working on the site of the work, all or part of the wages required by the contract, the Contracting Officer may, after written notice to the Government Prime Contractor, take such action as may be necessary to cause suspension of any further payments or advances until such violations have ceased.

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(vii) Subcontracts.

SUBCONTRACTS (1972 FEB)

The Contractor agrees to insert the clauses hereof entitled “Davis-Bacon Act," "Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act-Overtime Compensation," "Apprentices and Trainees," "Payrolls and Basic Records," "Compliance with Copeland Regulations," "Withholding of Funds," "Subcontracts," and "Contract Termination-Debarment" in all subcontracts. The term "Contractor" as used in such clauses in any subcontract shall be deemed to refer to the subcontractor except in the phrase "Government Prime Contractor."

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(viii) Contract Termination-Debarment.

CONTRACT TERMINATION-DEBARMENT (1972 APR)

A breach of the clauses hereof entitled "Davis-Bacon Act," "Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act-Overtime Compensation," "Apprentices and Trainees," "Payrolls and Basic Records," "Compliance With Copeland Regulations," "Withholding of Funds," and "Subcontracts" may be grounds for termination of the contract, and for debarment as provided in 29 CFR 5.6.

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DISPUTES CONCERNING LABOR STANDARDS (1977 DEC)

Disputes arising out of the labor standards provisions of this contract shall be subject to the Disputes clause except to the extent such disputes involve the meaning of classifications or wage rates contained in the wage determination decision of the Secretary of Labor or the applicability of the labor provisions of this contract which questions shall be referred to the Secretary of Labor in accordance with the procedures of the Department of Labor.

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(b) In the case of construction contracts with a State or political subdivision thereof, in accordance with 18-703.3, preface the clauses required by (a) above with the following provision.

The Contractor agrees to comply with the requirements of the Contract Work Hours Standards Act and to insert the following clauses in all subcontracts hereunder with private persons or firms.

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CONTRACT CLAUSES AND SOLICITATION PROVISIONS

7-602.24 Nondomestic Construction Material.

(a) When a determination has been made that certain construction materials may be used without regard to country of origin, or when the contract is for construction in the Canal Zone, the following clause shall be included in the contract and the excepted items shall be listed therein.

NONDOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS (1966 OCT)

The requirements of the clause of this contract entitled “Buy American Act" do not apply to the items set forth below: (Insert list here)

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When the above clause is used, the contracting officer shall place in the contract file a copy of the signed approval; and a copy thereof shall be available for public inspection.

(b) In accordance with 18-508.3 with respect to contracts for construction in the Canal Zone, the following will be inserted in the space following clause in (a) above.

Panamanian Materials. Any construction material or component that is mined, produced, or manufactured in the Republic of Panama. (Any such component shall be considered to be a United States component for the purpose of the “Buy American Act" clause. (1969 JUL)

7-602.25 Gratuities. In accordance with 7-104.16, insert the clause therein. 7-602.26 Small Business.

(a) Utilization of Small Business Concerns. In accordance with 1-707.3(a), insert the clause in 7-104.14(a).

(b) Small Business Subcontracting Program. In accordance with 1-707.3(c), insert the following clause.

SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTING PROGRAM (MAINTENANCE, REPAIR AND CONSTRUCTION) (1976 OCT)/

(a) The Contractor agrees to establish and conduct a small business subcontracting program which will enable small business concerns to be considered fairly as subcontractors, including

7-602.26
ARMED SERVICES PROCUREMENT REGULATION

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suppliers, under this contract. In this connection, the Contractor shall designate an individual to (1) maintain liaison with the Government on small business matters, and (ii) administer the Contractor's Small Business Subcontracting Program.

(b) The Contractor shall submit DD Form 1140-1 each quarter in accordance with the instructions provided on the form, except that where the Contractor submits the report on a corporate basis rather than a plant basis, he may submit his reports to the Department having the responsibility for the Small Business Subcontracting Program at the corporate headquarters. The reporting requirements of this subparagraph (b) do not apply to small business contractors, small business subcontractors, or educational and nonprofit institutions.

(c) The Contractor further agrees (i) to insert the “Utilization of Small Business Concerns" clause in subcontracts which offer substantial subcontracting opportunities, and (ü) to insert in each such subcontract exceeding $500,000 a clause conforming substantially to the language of this clause except that subcontractors shall submit DD Form 1140-1 direct to the Government addressees prescribed on the Form. The Contractor will notify the Contracting Officer of the name and address of each subcontractor that will be required to submit a report on DD Form 1140-1.

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7-602.27 Federal, State, Local and Foreign Taxes. In accordance with Section XI, Part 4, insert the appropriate clause set forth in 7-103.10; and in accordance with 11-302, the following clause.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE AND LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX (1977 JAN)

(a) As used throughout this clause, the term "materials" means building materials, supplies, fixtures and equipment which become a part of or are annexed to any building or structure erected, altered, or repaired under this contract.

(b) If this is a fixed-price type contract as defined in the Armed Services Procurement Regulation, the contract price includes North Carolina State and local sales and use taxes to be paid with respect to materials, notwithstanding any other provision of this contract. If this is a cost-reimbursement type contract as defined in such regulation, any North Carolina State and local sales and use taxes paid by the Contractor with respect to materials shall constitute an allowable cost under this contract. (c) At the time specified in paragraph (d) below:

(i) The Contractor shall furnish the Contracting Officer certified statements setting forth the cost of the materials purchased from each vendor and the amount of North Carolina State and local sales and use taxes paid thereon. In the event the Contractor makes several purchases from the same vendor, such certified statement shall indicate the invoice numbers, the inclusive dates of the invoices, the total amount of the invoices and the North Carolina State and local sales and use taxes paid thereon. Such statement shall also include the cost of any tangible personal property withdrawn from the Contractor's warehouse stock and the amount of North Car local sales or use tax paid thereon by the Contractor. Any local sales or use taxes included in the Contractor's statements must be shown separately from the State sales or use taxes. The Contractor shall furnish such additional information as the Commissioner of Revenue of the State of North Carolina may require to substantiate a refund claim for sales or use taxes.

(ii) The Contractor shall obtain and furnish to the Contracting Officer similar certified statements by its subcontractors.

(d) If this contract is completed before the next October 1, the certified statements to be furnished pursuant to paragraph (c) above shall be submitted within sixty (60) days after completion. If this contract is not completed before the next October 1, such certified statements shall be submitted on or before the 30th day of November of each year and shall cover taxes paid during the twelve month period which ended the preceding September 30.

(c) The certified statements to be furnished pursuant to paragraph (c) above shall be in the following form:

I hereby certify that during the period .......... to .........., (name of contractor or subcontractor) paid North Carolina State and local sales and use taxes aggregating S............. (State) and S............. (local) with respect to building materials, supplies, fixtures and equipment which have

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CONTRACT CLAUSES AND SOLICITATION PROVISIONS

become a part of or annexed to a building or structure erected, altered or repaired by (name of contractor) for the United States of America, and that the vendors from whom the property was purchased, the dates and numbers of the invoices covering the purchases, the total amount of the invoices of each vendor, the North Carolina State and local sales and use taxes paid thereon, shown separately, and the cost of property withdrawn from warehouse stock and North Carolina State and local sales or use taxes paid thereon are as set forth in the attachments hereto.

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Note: In ship repair contracts, change paragraph (a) to read as follows:

(a) As used throughout this clause, the term “materials" means materials, supplies, fixtures and equipment which become a part of or are annexed to any vessel altered or repaired under this contract.

7-602.28 Renegotiation. In accordance with 7-103.13, insert the clause therein.

7-602.29 Termination for Convenience of the Government.

(a) Contracts Over $10,000. In accordance with 8-701(a), insert the following clause.

TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE OF THE GOVERNMENT-CONSTRUCTION (1974 APR)

(a) The performance of work under this contract may be terminated by the Government in accordance with this clause in whole, or from time to time in part, whenever the Contracting Officer shall determine that such termination is in the best interest of the Government. Any such termination shall be effected by delivery to the Contractor of a Notice of Termination specifying the extent to which performance of work under the contract is terminated, and the date upon which such termination becomes effective.

(b) After receipt of a Notice of Termination, and except as otherwise directed by the Contracting Officer, the Contractor shall:

(i) stop work under the contract on the date and to the extent specified in the Notice of

Termination; (ii) place no further orders or subcontracts for materials, services or facilities, except as

may be necessary for completion of such portion of the work under the contract as is

not terminated; (iii) terminate all orders and subcontracts to the extent that they relate to the per

formance of work terminated by the Notice of Termination; (iv) assign to the Government, in the manner, at the times, and to the extent directed by

the Contracting Officer, all of the right, title, and interest of the Contractor under the orders and subcontracts so terminated, in which case the Government shall have the right, in its discretion, to settle or pay any or all claims arising out of the termination

of such orders and subcontracts; (v) settle all outstanding liabilities and all claims arising out of such termination of orders

and subcontracts, with the approval or ratification of the Contracting Officer, to the extent he may require, which approval or ratification shall be final for all the pur

poses of this clause; (vi) transfer title and deliver to the Government, in the manner, at the times, and to the

extent, if any, directed by the Contracting Officer, (A) the fabricated or unfabricated parts, work in process, completed work, supplies, and other material produced as a part of, or acquired in connection with the performance of, the work terminated by the Notice of Termination, and (B) the completed or partially completed plans, drawings, information, and other property which, if the contract had been completed, would have been required to be furnished to the Government;

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