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Decrease (Insert...........% or None) This increase or decrease shall apply to......

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* Insert in the blank the designation(s) to which the percentages apply, such as: (1) the total contract quantity: (2) item I only: (3) each quantity specified in the delivery schedule of the "Time of Delivery" clause: (4) the total item quantity for each destination; (5) the total quantity of each item without regard to destination.

7-103.5 Inspection.

(a) The following clause shall be inserted in all fixed-price supply contracts, except as provided in (b) and (c) below.

INSPECTION (1958 MAY)

(a) All supplies (which term throughout this clause includes without limitation raw materials, components, intermediate assemblies, and end products) shall be subject to inspection and test by the Government, to the extent practicable at all times and places including the period of manufacture, and in any event prior to acceptance.

(b) In case any supplies or lots of supplies are defective in material or workmanship or otherwise not in conformity with the requirements of this contract, the Government shall have the right either to reject them (with or without instructions as to their disposition) or to require their correction. Supplies or lots of supplies which have been rejected or required to be corrected shall be removed or, if permitted or required by the Contracting Officer, corrected in place by and at the expense of the Contractor promptly after notice, and shall not thereafter be tendered for acceptance unless the former rejection or requirement of correction is disclosed. If the Contractor fails promptly to remove such supplies or lots of supplies which are required to be removed or promptly to replace or correct such supplies or lots of supplies, the Government either (i) may by contract or otherwise replace or correct such supplies and charge to the Contractor the cost occasioned the Government thereby; or (ii) may terminate this contract for default as provided in the clause of this contract entitled "Default." Unless the Contractor corrects or replaces such supplies within the delivery schedule, the Contracting Officer may require the delivery of such supplies at a reduction in price which is equitable under the circumstances. Failure to agree to such reduction of price shall be a dispute concerning a question of fact within the meaning of the clause of this contract entitled “Disputes".

(c) If any inspection or test is made by the Government on the premises of the Contractor or a subcontractor, the Contractor without additional charge shall provide all reasonable facilities and assistance for the safety and convenience of the Government inspectors in the performance of their duties. If Government inspection or test is made at a point other than the premises of the Contractor or a subcontractor, it shall be at the expense of the Government except as otherwise provided in this contract; provided, that in case of rejection the Government shall not be liable for any reduction in value of samples used in connection with such inspection or test. All inspections and tests by the Government shall be performed in such a manner as not to unduly delay the work. The Government reserves the right to charge to the Contractor any additional cost of Government inspection and test when supplies are not ready at the time such inspection and test is requested by the Contractor or when reinspection or retest is necessitated by prior rejection. Acceptance or rejection of the supplies shall be made as promptly as practicable after delivery, cxccpt as otherwise provided in this contract; but failure to inspect and accept or reject supplies shall neither relieve the Contractor from responsibility for such supplies as are not in accordance with the contract requirements nor impose liability on the Government therefor

(d) The inspection and test by the Government of any supplies or lots thereof does not relieve the Contractor from any responsibility regarding defects or other failures to meet the contract requirements which may be discovered prior to acceptance. Except as otherwise provided in this contract, acceptance shall be conclusive except as regards latent defects, fraud, or such gross mistakes as amount to fraud.

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(e) The Contractor shall provide and maintain an inspection system acceptable to the Goverment covering the supplies hereunder. Records of all inspection work by the Contractor shall be kept complete and available to the Government during the performance of this contract and for such longer period as may be specified elsewhere in this contract.

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(b) The clause in (a) above shall be included in all fixed-price incentive contracts except that paragraph (b) thereof shall be deleted and the following substituted:

(b) In case any supplies or lots of supplies are defective in material or workmanship or otherwise not in conformity with the requirements of this contract, the Government shall have the right either to reject them (with or without instructions as to their disposition) or to require their correction. Supplies or lots of supplies which have been rejected or required to be corrected shall be removed or, if permitted or required by the Contracting Officer, corrected in place by the Contractor promptly after notice, and shall not thereafter be tendered for acceptance unless the former rejection or requirement of correction is disclosed. Prior to the establishment of the total final price, the cost of replacement or correction shall be considered as a cost incurred, or to be incurred, for the purpose of negotiating the total final negotiated cost under the incentive price revision clause of this contract. After the establishment of the total final price, all replacements or corrections made by the Contractor shall be accomplished at no increase in the total final price. If the Contractor fails either promptly to remove such supplies or lots of supplies which are required to be removed, or promptly to replace or correct such supplies or lots of supplies, the Government either (i) may by contract or otherwise replace or correct such supplies, and equitably reduce any target price, or, if it is established, the total final price of this contract; or (ii) may terminate this contract for default as provided in the clause of this contract entitled “Default". Unless the Contractor corrects or replaces such supplies within the delivery schedule, the Contracting Officer may require the delivery of such supplies, and equitably reduce any target price or, if it is established, the total final price of this contract. Failure to agree to such equitable reduction shall be a dispute concerning a question of fact within the meaning of the clause of this contract entitled “Disputes". (1962 NOV)

(c) The clause set forth in (a) above shall be included in contracts utilizing the clause in 7-109.3 except that paragraph (b) shall be deleted and the following substituted:

(b) In case any supplies or lots of supplies are defective in material or workmanship or otherwise not in conformity with the requirements of this contract, the Government shall have the right either to reject them (with or without instructions as to their disposition) or to require their correction. Supplies or lots of supplies which have been rejected or required to be corrected shall be removed or, if permitted or required by the Contracting Officer, corrected in place by the Contractor promptly after notice, and shall not thereafter be tendered for acceptance unless the former rejection or requirement of correction is disclosed. Prior to the establishment of the redetermined prices, the cost of replacement or correction shall be considered as a cost incurred, or to be incurred, for the purpose of negotiation to redetermine the fair and reasonable contract prices under the price redetermination clause of this contract. After the establishment of the redetermined prices all replacements shall be accomplished at no increase in the redetermined prices. If the Contractor fails either promptly to remove such supplies or lots of supplies which are required to be removed, or promptly to such replace or correct such supplies or lots of supplies, the Government either (i) may by contract or otherwise replace or correct such supplies and equitably reduce the initial contract prices, or if it is established, the redetermined prices of this contract, or, (ii) may terminate this contract for default as provided in the clause of this contract entitled “Default". Unless the Contractor corrects or replaces such supplies within the delivery schedule, the Contracting Officer may require the delivery of such supplies, and

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equitably reduce the initial contract price or, if it is established, the redetermined prices of this contract. Failure to agree to such equitable reduction shall be a dispute concerning a question of fact within the meaning of the clause of this contract entitled “Disputes". (1962 NOV).

(d) The following paragraphs (f) and (8) shall be added when the contract provides for the performance of Government Procurement Quality Assurance at

source:

(0) When requested by the authorized Government representative, the Contractor shall furnish to the Government:

(i) advance notification prior to starting inspections or tests in accordance with provi

sions contained in or referenced by this contract; and

(ii) advance notification when supplies will be ready for Government inspection. (8) When the advance notification in () above is requested, the authorized Government representative shall specify the period and method of such advance notification; however, such requests shall not require more than two (2) workdays of advance notification if the Government representative is in residence in the Contractor's plant nor mor than seven (7) wa of advance notification in other instances. Notification shall be furnished to the Government representative designated in the request. (1977 SEP)

7-103.6 Title and Risk of Loss.

TITLE AND RISK OF LOSS (1968 JUN)

(a) Unless this contract specifically provides for earlier passage of title, title to supplies covered by this contract shall pass to the Government upon formal acceptance, regardless of when or where the Government takes physical possession.

(b) (1) Unless this contract specifically provides otherwise, risk of loss of or damage to supplies covered by this contract shall remain with the Contractor until, and shall pass to the Government upon:

(i) delivery of the supplies to a carrier, if transportation is f.o.b. origin;
(ii) acceptance by the Government or delivery of possession of the supplies to the

Government at the destination specified in this contract, whichever is later, if trans

portation is f.o.b. destination. (2) Notwithstanding (1) above, the risk of loss of or damage to supplies which so fail to conform to the contract as to give a right of rejection shall remain with the Contractor until cure or acceptance, at which time (1) above shall apply.

(c) Notwithstanding (b) above, the Contractor shall not be liable for loss of or damage to supplies caused by the negligence of officers, agents, or employees of the Government acting within the scope of their employment.

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7-103.7 Payments.

PAYMENTS (1958 JAN)

The Contractor shall be paid, upon the submission of proper invoices or vouchers, the prices stipulated herein for supplies delivered and accepted or services rendered and accepted, less deductions, if any, as herein provided. Unless otherwise specified, payment will be made on partial deliveries accepted by the Government when the amount due on such deliveries so warrants; or, when requested by the Contractor, payment for accepted partial deliveries shall be made whenever such payment would equal or exceed either $1,000 or fifty percent (50%) of the total amount of this contract.

(End of clause) In contracts for the furnishing of transportation and accessorial services there will be substituted for the word “proper" above, the words “properly certified."

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7-103.8 Assignment of Claims.

ASSIGNMENT OF CLAIMS (1962 FEB)

(a) Pursuant to the provisions of the Assignment of Claims Act of 1940, as amended (31 U.S.C. 203, 41 U.S.C. 15), if this contract provides for payments aggregating $1,000 or more, claims for monies due or to become due the Contractor from the Government under this contract may be assigned to a bank, trust company, or other financing institution, including any Federal lending agency, and may thereafter be further assigned and reassigned to any such institution. Any such assignment or reassignment shall cover all amounts payable under this contract and not already paid, and shall not be made to more than one party, except that any such assignment or

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equitably reduce the initial contract price or, if it is established, the redetermined prices of this contract. Failure to agree to such equitable reduction shall be a dispute concerning a question of fact within the meaning of the clause of this contract entitled “Disputes". (1962 NOV).

(d) The following paragraphs (f) and (g) shall be added when the contract provides for the performance of Government Procurement Quality Assurance at source:

() When requested by the authorized Government representative, the Contractor shall furnish to the Government:

(i) advance notification prior to starting inspections or tests in accordance with provi

sions contained in or referenced by this contract; and (ii) advance notification when supplies will be ready for Government inspection. (8) When the advance notification in (1) above is requested, the authorized Government representative shall specify the period and method of such advance notification; however, such requests shall not require more than two (2) workdays of advance notification if the Government representative is in residence in the Contractor's plant nor more than seven (7) workdays of advance notification in other instances. Notification shall be furnished to the Government representative designated in the request. (1977 SEP)

7-103.6 Title and Risk of Loss.

TITLE AND RISK OF LOSS (1968 JUN)

(a) Unless this contract specifically provides for earlier passage of title, title to supplies covered by this contract shall pass to the Government upon formal acceptance, regardless of when or where the Government takes physical possession.

(b) (1) Unless this contract specifically provides otherwise, risk of loss of or damage to supplies covered by this contract shall remain with the Contractor until, and shall pass to the Government upon:

(i) delivery of the supplies to a carrier, if transportation is f.o.b. origin;
(ii) acceptance by the Government or delivery of possession of the supplies to the

Government at the destination specified in this contract, whichever is later, if trans

portation is f.o.b. destination. (2) Notwithstanding (1) above, the risk of loss of or damage to supplies which so fail to conform to the contract as to give a right of rejection shall remain with the Contractor until cure or acceptance, at which time (1) above shall apply.

(c) Notwithstanding (b) above, the Contractor shall not be liable for loss of or damage to supplies caused by the negligence of officers, agents, or employees of the Government acting within the scope of their employment.

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7-103.7 Payments.

PAYMENTS (1958 JAN)

The Contractor shall be paid, upon the submission of proper invoices or vouchers, the prices stipulated herein for supplies delivered and accepted or services rendered and accepted, less deductions, if any, as herein provided. Unless otherwise specified, payment will be made on partial deliveries accepted by the Government when the amount due on such deliveries so warrants; or, when requested by tbe Contractor, payment for accepted partial deliveries shall be made whenever such payment would equal or exceed either $1,000 or fifty percent (50%) of the total amount of this contract.

(End of clause) In contracts for the furnishing of transportation and accessorial services there will be substituted for the word "proper" above, the words “properly certified."

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