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(i) The following additional paçagraph may be added to the clause in (a) above in accordance with 9–204.1.

( ) Publication for Sale. If, prior to publication for sale by the Government and within the period designated in the contract or task order, but in no event later than 24 months after delivery of such data, the Contractor publishes for sale any data (i) designated in the contract as being subject to this paragraph and (ii) delivered under this contract, and promptly notifies the Contracting Officer of these publications, the Government shall not publish such data for sale or authorize others to do so. This limitation on the Government's right to publish for sale any such data so published by the Contractor shall continue as long as the data is protected as a published work under the copyright law of the United States and is reasonably available to the public for purchase. Any such publication shall include a notice identifying this Contract and recognizing the license rights of the Government under paragraph (c)(1) of this clause. As to all such data not so published by the Contractor, this paragraph shall be of no force or effect.

(j) Identification of Experimental, Developmental or Research Work. In accordance with 9-203(d), to prevent any misinterpretation of the scope of the rights in data provisions of the contract, the following schedule provision may be included in contracts which, in whole or in part, call for experimental, developmental or research work as an element of performance.

CONTRACT SCHEDULE ITEMS REQUIRING EXPERIMENTAL, DEVELOPMENTAL OR RESEARCH WORK (1975 MAR)

For purposes of defining the nature of the work and the scope of rights in data granted to the Government pursuant to the “Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software" clause of this contract, it is understood and agreed that items (list applicable schedule line items or sub-line items, or data exhibir numbers) require the performance of experimental, developmental, or research work. This clause does not constitute a determination as to whether or not any data required to be delivered under this contract falls within the definition of limited rights data.

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(k) Rights in Technical Data- Major Systems and Subsystems Contracts. In accordance with 9-202.2(f)(4), the following clause may be inserted.

RIGHTS IN TECHNICAL DATA-MAJOR SYSTEM AND SUBSYSTEM CONTRACTS (1971
NOV)

The Contractor agrees that he will neither incorporate any provision in his subcontracts nor enter into any agreement, written or oral, either directly or indirectly, with subcontractors which has or may have the effect of prohibiting subcontractor sales directly to the Government of any supplies, like those manufactured or services like those furnished by such subcontractor under this contract or any follow-on production contract, or under any contract for parts or componcnts of supplies furnished under this or any follow-on production contract. The Contractor further agrecs that all data, including data in which the Government may not have unlimited rights, fumished or otherwise made available by the Contractor for use by subcontractors in furnishing such supplies or services, will be furnished to such subcontractors without payment to the Contractor of any fee, royalty or other charge by the subcontractor or the Government for use by such subcontractors in furnishing such supplies or services for sale directly to the Government. For the purpose of this paragraph, the term "fee, royalty or other charge" shall not include within its mcaning fees, royalties or charges for reasonable returns on use of patents.

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(1) Identification of Technical Data. In accordance with 9-503, insert the following clause.

IDENTIFICATION OF TECHNICAL DATA (1975 MAR)

Technical Data (as defined in the "Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software" clause of this contract) delivered under this contract shall be marked with the number of this contract, name of Contractor, and name of any subcontractor who generated the data.

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(m) Deferred Ordering of Technical Data or Computer Software. In accordance with 9-502(c), insert the following clause:

DEFERRED ORDERING OF TECHNICAL DATA OR COMPUTER SOFTWARE (1974 NOV

In addition to tcchnical data or computer software specified elsewhere in this contract to be delivered hereunder, the Government may, at any time during the performance of this contract or within a period of three (3) years after acceptance of all items (other than technical data or computer software) to be delivered under this contract or the termination of this contract, order any technical data or computer software (as defined in the "Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software" clause of this contract) generated in the performance of this contract or any subcontract hereunder. When such technical data or computer software is ordered, the Contractor shall be compensated for converting the data or computer software into the prescribed form, for reproduction and delivery. The obligation to deliver such technical data of a subcontractor and pertaining to an item obtained from him shall expire three (3) years after the date the Contractor accepts the last delivery of that item from that subcontractor under this contract. The Goverment's rights to use said data or computer software shall be pursuant to the "Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software" clause of this contract.

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(n) Requirements for Data.

(1) The following clause shall be inserted in all contracts, except as provided in (2) below:

DATA REQUIREMENTS (1972 APR)

(a) Data means recorded information, regardless of form or characteristics.

(b) The Contractor is required to deliver only the data items listed on the DD Form 1423 (Contract Data Requirements List) and data items identified in and deliverable under any contract clause of Section VII of the Armed Services Procurement Regulation (ASPR) made a part of the contract.

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(2) The clause in (1) above need not be included in:
(i) any contract, of which the aggregate amount involved does not ex-

ceed $10,000 and in any blanket purchase agreement and purchase
order utilizing the DD Form 1155; (However, the DD Form 1423

shall be used with orders issued under a basic ordering agreement.); (ii) any contract awarded to a contractor outside the United States, ex

cept those under 6-501; (iii) any research or exploratory development contract when reports are

the only deliverable item(s) under the contract; (iv) any service type contract, when the Contracting Officer determines

that the use of the DD Form 1423 (Contract Data Requirements List) is impractical for use with respect to records prepared by a contractor in performing operation and maintenance under the contract;

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(v) any contract under which construction and architectural drawings

and specifications are the only deliverable items; (vi) any contract for standard commercial items when the only delivera

ble technical data would be packaged or furnished with such items in

accordance with customary trade practices; or (vii) any contract for items containing material which, by virtue of its

potentially dangerous nature, requires controls to assure adequate safety to life and property, when the only deliverable data is the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) submitted in compliance with Federal Standard 313A and the clause in 7-104.98, and when such

clause is included in the contract. (0) Technical Data Warranty.

(1) In accordance with 1-324.6, the following clause may be inserted. WARRANTY OF TECHNICAL DATA (1974 NOV)

(a) Technical data means recorded information, regardless of form or characteristic, of a scientific or technical nature. It may, for example, document research, experimental, developmental or engineering work; or be usable or used to define a design or process or to procure, produce, support, maintain, or operate materiel. The data may be graphic or pictorial delineations in media such as drawings or photographs; text in specifications or related performance or design type documents; or computer printouts. Examples of technical data include research and engincering data, engineering drawings and associated lists, specifications, standards, process sheets, manuals, technical reports, catalog item identifications, and related information, and documentation related to computer software. Technical data does not include computer software or financial, administrative, cost and pricing, and management data, or other information incidental to contract administration.

(b) Notwithstanding inspection and acceptance by the Government of technical data furnished under this contract and notwithstanding any provision of this contract concerning the conclusiveness thereof, the Contractor warrants that all technical data delivered under this contract will at the time of delivery conform with the specifications and all other requirements of this contract. The warranty period shall extend for three (3) years after completion of the delivery of the line item of data (as identified in DD Form 1423) of which the data forms a part; or any longer period specified in the contract.

(c) The Contractor agrees to notify the Contracting Officer in writing immediately of any breach of the above warranty which the Contractor discovers within the warranty period.

(d) The following remedies shall apply to all breaches of the above warranty provided that the Government notifies the Contractor of the breach in writing within the warranty period.

(1) Within a reasonable time after the Contracting Officer notifies the Contractor of a breach of warranty, he may:

(i) by written notice, direct the Contractor to correct or replace at his expense the non

conforming technical data promptly; or (ii) if he determines that the Government no longer has a requirement for correction or

replacement of the data, or that the data can be more reasonably corrected by the Government, inform the Contractor by written notice that the Government elects a

price or fee adjustment in lieu of correction or replacement. (2) If the Contractor refuses or fails to comply with a direction under (1) (i) above, the Contracting Officer may, within a reasonable time of such refusal or failure:

(i) by contract or otherwise, correct or replace the nonconforming technical data and

charge the Contractor the cost occasioned to the Government thereby; or (ii) elect a price or fee adjustment in lieu of correction or replacement. (e) The remedies set forth in this clause represent the exclusive means by which the rights conferred on the Government by this clause may be enforced.

() The provisions of this clause apply anew to that portion of any technical data which is corrected or furnished in replacement under (d)(1)(i) above.

(Ead of clause) (2) In accordance with 1-324.6(b), the following provision may be inserted in firm fixed-price contracts as paragraph (d)(3) of the Warranty of Technical Data clause set forth above.

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(3) In addition to the remedies specified under (1) and (2) above, the Contractor shall be liable to the Government for all damages sustained by the Government as a result of breach of the warranty specified in this clause; however, the additional liability under this subparagraph (3) shall not exceed 10% of the total contract price. If the breach of the warranty specified in (b) of this clause is with respect to data supplied by an equipment subcontractor, the limit of the prime contractor's liability shall be 10% of the total subcontract price in the case of a firm fixed-price subcontract, 75% of the total subcontract fee in the case of a cost-plus-fixed-fee or cost-plusaward-fee subcontract, or 75% of the total subcontract target profit or fee in the case of a fixedprice or cost-plus-incentive-type contract. The additional liability specified in this paragraph (3) shall not apply:

(i) with respect to the requirement under Category E or I of MIL-D-1000, provided that

the data furnished by the Contractor was current, accurate at time of submission and did not involve a significant omission of data necessary to comply with such require

ments; or (ii) with respect to specific defects as to which the Contractor discovers and gives writ

ten notice to the Government before the error is discovered by the Government.

(3) In accordance with 1-324.6(b), the following provision may be inserted in fixed-price-incentive contracts as paragraph (d)(3) of the Warranty of Technical Data clause in 7-104.9(0).

(3) In addition to the remedies specified under (d)(1) and (2) above, Contractor shall be liable to the Government for all damages sustained by the Government as a result of breach of the warranty specified in this clause; however, the additional liability under this subparagraph (3) shall not exceed 75% of the target profit. If the breach of the warranty specified in (b) of this clause is with respect to data supplied by an equipment subcontractor, the limit of the prime contractor's liability shall be 10% of the total subcontract price in the case of a firm fixed-price subcontract, 75% of the total subcontract fee in the case of a cost-plus-fixed-fee or cost-plus-awardfee subcontract, or 75% of the total subcontract target profit or fee in the case of a fixed-price or cost-plus-incentive-type contract. Damages due the Government under the provisions of this warranty shall not be considered as an allowable cost. The additional liability specified in this paragraph (3) shall not apply:

(i) with respect to the requirement under Category E or I of MIL-D-1000, provided that

the data furnished by the Contractor was current, accurate at time of submission and did not involve a significant omission of data necessary to comply with such require

ments; or (ii) with respect to specific defects as to which the Contractor discovers and gives writ

ten notice to the Government before the error is discovered by the Government.

(p) Restrictive Markings on Technical Data. 9-202.3(c)(2), insert the following clause.

In accordance with

RESTRICTIVE MARKINGS ON TECHNICAL DATA (1975 MAR)

(a) The Contractor shall have, maintain, and follow throughout the performance of this contract, procedures sufficient to assure that restrictive markings are used on technical data required to be delivered hereunder only when authorized by the terms of the “Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software" clause of this contract. Such procedures shall be in writing. The Contractor shall also maintain a quality assurance system to assure compliance with this clause.

(b) As part of the procedures, the Contractor shall maintain (1) records to show how the procedures of (a) above were applied in determining that the markings are authorized, as well as (2) such records as are reasonably necessary to show pursuant to (d)(ii) of the "Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software" clause that restrictive markings used in any piece of technical data delivered under this contract are authorized.

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(c) The Contractor shall, within sixty (60) days after award of this contract, identify in writing to the Contracting Officer by name or title the person(s) having the final responsibility within Contractor's organization for determining whether restrictive markings are to be placed on technical data to be delivered under this contract. The Contractor hereby authorizes direct contact between the Government and such person(s) in resolving questions involving restrictive markings.

(d) The Contracting Officer may evaluate or verify the Contractor's procedures to determine their effectiveness. Upon request, a copy of such written procedures shall be furnished. The failure of the Contracting Officer to evaluate or verify such procedures shall not relieve the Contractor of the responsibility for complying with (a) and (b) above.

(e)(1) If the Contractor fails to make a good faith effort to institute the procedures of (a) and (b) above, any limited rights markings on technical data delivered under this contract may be canceled or ignored by the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer shall give written notice to the Contractor of the action taken, including identification of the data on which markings have been canceled or ignored, and thereafter may use such data with unlimited rights.

(2) The Contracting Officer may give written notification to the Contractor of any failure to maintain or follow the established procedures, or of any material deficiency in the procedures, and state a period of time not less than thirty (30) days within which the Contractor shall complete corrective action. If corrective action is not completed within the specified time, restrictive markings on any technical data being prepared for delivery or delivered under this contract during that period shall be presumed to be unauthorized by the terms thereof and the Contracting Officer may cancel or ignore such markings if the Contractor is unable to substantiate the markings in accordance with the procedures of paragraph (d) of the “Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software" clause.

(f) Notwithstanding any provisions of this contract concerning inspection and acceptance, the acceptance by the Government of technical data with restrictive legends shall not be construed as a waiver of any rights accruing to the Government.

(8) This clause, including this paragraph (8), shall be included in each subcontract under which technical data is required to be delivered. When so inserted, “Contractor" shall be changed to “Subcontractor".

(End of clause)

7-104.10 Ground and Flight Risk. In accordance with 10_404, insert the following clause.

GROUND AND FLIGHT RISK (1975 OCT)

(a) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this contract, except as may be specifically pro vided in the Schedule as an exception to this clause, the Government, subject to the definitions and limitations of this clause, assumes the risk of damage to, or loss or destruction of, aircraft "in the open", during "operation", and in "flight", as these terms are defined below, and agrees that the Contractor shall not be liable to the Government for any such damage, loss, or destruction, the risk of which is so assumed by the Government. (b) For the purposes of this clause:

(i) Unless otherwise specifically provided in the Schedule, the term "aircraft" means-
(A) aircraft (including (1) complete aircraft, and (II) aircarft in the course of being

manufactured, disassembled, or reassembled; provided, that an engine or a por-
tion of a wing or a wing is attached to a fuselage of such aircraft) to be furnished
to the Government under this contract (whether before or after acceptance by

the Government); and (B) aircraft (regardless of whether in a state of disassembly or reassembly) furnished

by the Government to the Contractor under this contract; including all property installed therein, or in the process of installation, or temporarily removed from such aircraft; provided, however, that such aircraft and property are not covered by a separate bailment agreement.

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