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In contracts that provide for laundry or dry cleaning service to individual personnel (see 7-1401.12), add the following paragraph (c) to the above clause.

(c) Individual laundry bundle delivery tickets shall be provided by the Contractor as specified in the clause entitled "Individual Laundry” of the General Provisions of this contract.

7-1401.6 Loss or Damage.


(a) The Contractor shall indemnify the Government for any property delivered to the Contractor for servicing under this contract which is lost, or which is damaged and, in the opinion of the Contracting Officer, cannot be repaired satisfactorily. In either of these events, the Contractor shall pay to the Government the value thereof in accordance with Federal Supply Class price lists. If the property is not on these price lists, the Contracting Officer shall determine a fair and just price. Credit shall be allowed for any depreciation in the value of the property at the time of loss or damage, and the parties hereto shall determine the amount of the allowable credit. If the parties fail to agree upon the value of the property, or fail to agree on the amount of credit due, the dispute shall be determined as provided in the clause hereof entitled "Disputes."

(b) In case of damage to any property which the Contracting Officer and the Contractor agree can be satisfactorily repaired, the Contractor shall repair the property at his expense in a manner satisfactory to the Contracting Officer.

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7-1401.7 Storage and Handling.

7-1401.8 Vehicles.


During the time Government-owned property is in the possession of the Contractor, it shall be adequately stored and protected. When contaminated hospital linen is furnished for service under this contract, it shall be handled separately from other articles.

(End of clause)


Vehicles used in the transportation of items called for in this contract shall be clean, closed, conform to commercial standards, and equipped to protect against contamination of the items. Such vehicles shall be subject to examination at all times by the Contracting Officer or his authorized representative.

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7-1401.9 Requirements or Indefinite Quantity. Insert the Requirements clause in 7-1102.2(b) or the Indefinite Quantity clause in 7-1102.3(b), as appropriate.

7-1401.10 Ordering. In accordance with the requirements of 7-1101, insert the clause therein.

7-1401.11 Special Definitions of Government Property.





(a) The term "Government-furnished property," as used in this contract, means any supplies or facilities furnished to the Contractor by the Government for use in connection with the performance of this contract, but does not include the articles delivered to the Contractor to be laundered or dry cleaned.

(b) The term "Government-owned property," as used in this contract, means all of the articles delivered to the Contractor to be laundered or dry cleaned, expressly including any articles which may actually be owned by individual Government personnel.

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7-1401.12 Individual Laundry. The following clause shall be inserted in any contracts which, pursuant to Departmental authority, provide for laundry service to individual personnel.


(a) The Contractor shall provide laundry service on both a unit bundle and on a piece-rate bundle basis for individual personnel when required by this contract. The total number of pieces listed in the column “Estimated Quantity" in the Schedule is the estimated amount of individual laundry for this contract, but does not constitute any representation as to the amount of individual laundry to be required. Individuals may elect whether they shall patronize the laundry services. Services covered by this provision shall be on a weekly basis and the schedule for pickup and delivery shall be as specified elsewhere in this contract. Charges for individual laundry shall be on a per unit bundle or a piece-rate basis as indicated on the form, to be furnished by the Contractor, accompanying the bundle at time of pickup.

(b) The maximum number of pieces to be allowed per bundle is as specified in the Schedule and as follows:*

(i) Bundle consisting of twenty-six (26) pieces including laundry bag. This bundle shall contain approximately pieces of outer garments which are to be starched and pressed. Outer garments shall include but not be limited to cotton shirts, trousers, jackets, dresses, coats.

(ii) Bundle consisting of thirteen (13) pieces including laundry bag. This bundle shall contain approximately pieces of outer garments which are to be starched and

pressed. Outer garments shall include but not be limited to cotton shirts, trousers, jackets, dresses, coats.

(c) Individual laundry bundles shall be accompanied by forms listing the items contained therein, prepared by the patrons concerned. Forms on individual laundry bundles shall clearly identify unit bundle or piece-rate bundle as applicable when both services are provided by this


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*The number of pieces and the composition of a bundle may be revised by the contracting officer prior to advertising to meet local conditions.





Part 15-Contracts for Rental of Motor Vehicles

7-1500 Scope of Part. This Part sets forth uniform contract clauses for the rental of motor vehicles as described in 4-400.

7-1501 Required Clauses. In addition to the clauses set forth in Section VII, Part 1, the following clauses shall be inserted in all contracts for the rental of motor vehicles.

7-1501.1 Rental Payments.


(a) The Government shall pay rent for the property at the rate(s) specified in this contract upon the submission of proper invoices and vouchers. Rental charges shall accrue with the commencement of the term of this contract, or from the date that the property is delivered to the Government, whichever is later, and shall continue until the expiration of the term or the termination of this agreement; provided, that rental shall accrue only for the period that the property is in the possession of the Government. No rent shall accrue with respect to any property furnished by the Contractor which the Contracting Officer determines is not in accordance with the standards prescribed by the clause of this contract entitled “Condition of the Rented Property," or is not otherwise in accordance with the requirements of this contract, until the property is replaced or the defects corrected. Furthermore, no rent shall accrue with respect to any property during any period when the property is unavailable or unusable as a result of a failure by the Contractor to render services in connection with the operation and maintenance of the property as prescribed by this contract.

(b) Rental charges stated in monthly terms shall be prorated on the basis of 1 / 30 of the monthly rental for each day the vehicle is in the Government's possession. Where the contract contains a mileage provision, rental charges shall be paid as indicated in the Schedule.

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7-1501.2 Condition of the Rented Property.


Each item of property furnished under this contract shall be of good quality and in operating condition; provided, however that the Government "shall accept or reject the property promptly after receipt. If the Contracting Officer determines that any item of property furnished is not in compliance with the terms of this contract, he shall inform the Contractor promptly in writing. If the Contractor fails to replace the property or correct the defects in accordance with the determination of the Contracting Officer, the Government may (i) by contract or otherwise correct the defect or arrange for a rental of similar property and shall charge or set off against the Contractor the excess costs occasioned thereby; or (ii) terminate the contract for default as provided in the "Default" clause of this contract.

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7-1501.3 Reserved.

7-1501.4 Responsibility and Liability for Damage or Injury/Insurance.

RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE OR INJURY/INSURANCE (1977 JAN) (a) The Government shall be responsible for loss or damage to rented vehicles except of (1) normal wear and tear and (2) loss or damage caused by the fault or negligence of the Contractor, his agents or employees. All claims arising under this paragraph (a) shall be submitted to the Contracting Officer.

(b) The Contractor shall be liable and will indemnify and hold harmless the Government, its agents and employees against all actions or claims for all damages to persons or property, includ





ing death arising or resulting from the fault, negligence, wrongful act, or wrongful omission of the Contractor, his agents or employees. The Government shall only be responsible for loss or damage to property of third persons, or injury, including death, to such persons in accordance with the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. 2671-2680).

(c) The Contractor warrants that its price includes no cost for insurance or contingency to


(i) loss or damage to rented vehicles for which the Government is responsible under (a) above; or

(ii) third party liabilities for which the Government is responsible under (b) above. (d) At his expense, the Contractor shall maintain insurance for bodily injury and property damage liability covering his own liabilities under (b) above in amounts not less than the following:

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(e) At all times during performance, the Contractor shall maintain with the Contracting Officer a current Certificate of Insurance showing at least the insurance required by this clause, and providing for such period as may be prescribed by the laws of the State in which this contract is to be performed and in no event less than thirty (30) days after written notice to the Contracting Officer in the event of cancellation or material change in insurance coverage. Insurance provided hereunder shall also contain the following provision: “The insurer waives any right of subrogation against the United States of America which may arise by reason of any payment under the certification."

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7-1501.5 Marking of Vehicles.


(a) The Government shall be permitted to place upon front and rear bumpers nonpermanent markings as may be required to identify a vehicle as to the using agency or activity.

(b) Placards may be used for temporary identification of vehicles provided they contain no reference to the Contractor which may be construed as advertising or endorsement by the Government of the Contractor.

(c) The Government may place an identification decal on each side of each vehicle. Decals will be of a type which can be removed without damage to the vehicle.

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7-1501.6 Other Required Clauses. Insert the clauses prescribed by 7-103, except for the clauses entitled:

Variation in Quantity,


Responsibility for Supplies,

Payments, and

Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act.

7-1502 Clauses To Be Used When Applicable. Insert the appropriate clauses prescribed by 7-104.

7-1503 Additional Clauses. Insert the clauses prescribed by 7–105 when it is desired to cover the subject matter thereof in the contract.





Part 16-Shipment or Storage of Personal Property

7-1600 Scope of Part. This Part sets forth special uniform contract clauses for use in contracts for the preparation of personal property belonging to Department of Defense personnel, for movement or storage, and for the performance of intra-city or intra-area movement except as provided in 22-601.2(a). These clauses are to be used in addition to other required or applicable clauses.

7-1601 Required Clauses. The following clauses shall be inserted in all contracts for the preparation of personal property for movement or storage and performing intra-city or intra-area movement. Overseas commands, except those in Alaska and Hawaii, may modify these clauses when necessary to conform with local trade practices and country (including political subdivisions thereof) laws and regulations.

7-1601.1 Scope of Contract.


The Packing and Containerization Contractor, hereafter referred to as Contractor, shall furnish services and materials for the preparation of personal property (including servicing of appliances) for movement or storage, drayage and related services. Unless otherwise indicated in the Schedule, the Contractor shall (i) furnish all materials except Government-owned containers (Container, Federal Specification PPP-B-580 and Air Cargo), all equipment, plant and labor; and (ii) perform all work in accomplishing containerization of personal property for overseas or domestic movement or storage; stenciling; cooperage; drayage of personal property in connection with other services; and decontainerization of inbound shipments of personal property. Excluded from the scope of this contract is the furnishing of like services or materials which are provided incident to complete movement of personal property when purchased by the Through Government Bill of Lading method.

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7-1601.2 Period of Contract.

(a) The following clause shall be used in contracts covering performance for an entire year.


This contract shall begin 1 January 19- and shall end 31 December 19-, both dates inclusive, provided, however, that any work ordered before, and not completed by, the expiration of this contract period shall be governed by the terms of this contract. Orders requiring commencement of performance more than 15 days after the expiration date shall not be placed under this con


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(b) When the period of performance is less than a calendar year, the above clause shall be modified to show the appropriate beginning and ending. However, the date for the end of the contract period shall not be later than 31 December of the year in which contract is awarded.

7-1601.3 Ordering.

(a) Insert the clause in 7-1101. In addition to the designation of each ordering activity, the individuals authorized to place orders for each activity shall be identified by name or position title.



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