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The contractor must furnish the necessary personnel, material, equipment, services, and facilities (except as otherwise specified) to perform the statement of work/specifications incorporated by reference in Section i.

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The period of performance of this contract is from August 27, 1992 through August 26, 1994.


NOTICE OF DELAY (Clause B-15) (October 1987)

Immediately upon becoming aware of any difficulties that might delay deliveries under this contract, the contractor will notify the contracting officer in writing of them. The notification must identify the difficulties, the reasons for them, and the estimated period of delay anticipated. Failure to give notice may preclude later consideration of any request for an extension of contract time.


SUSPENSIONS AND DELAYS (Clause B-16) (October 1987)

a. If the performance of all or any part of the work of this contract is suspended, delayed, or interrupted by-

1. An order or act of the contracting officer in administering this contract; or

2. By a fallure of the contracting officer to act within the time specified in this contract--or within a reasonable time if not specified--an adjustment will be made for any increase in the cost of performance of this contract caused by the delay or Interruption (including the costs incurred during any suspension or interruption). An adjustment will also be made in the delivery or performance dates and any other contractual term or condition affected by the suspension, delay, or interruption. However, no adjustment may be made under this clause for any delay or Interruption to the extent that performance would have been delayed or interrupted by any other cause, including the fault or negligence of the contractor, or for which an adjustment is provided or excluded under any other term or condition of this contract.

b. A claim under this clause will not be allowed-

1. For any costs incurred more than 20 calendar days before the contractor has notified the contracting officer in writing of the act or failure to act involved; and

2. Unless the claim, in an amount stated, is asserted in writing as soon as practicable after the termination of the delay or interruption, but not later than the day of final payment under the contract.

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EXCUSABLE DELAYS (Clause B-19) (October 1987)

Except with respect to defaults of subcontractors, the contractor will not be in default by reason of any failure in performing this contract in accordance with its terms (including any' failure by the contractor to make progress in the prosecution of the work that endangers performance) If the failure arises out of causes beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of the contractor. Such causes may include, but are not restricted to, acts of God or of the public enemy, acts of the Government in its sovereign capacity or the Postal Service in Its contractual capacity, fires, floods, epidemics, quarantine restrictions, strikes, freight embargoes, and unusually severe weather, but in every case the failure to perform must be beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of the contractor.

b. If failure to perform is caused by the fallure of a subcontractor to perform or make progress and arises out of causes beyond the control of both the contractor and subcontractor, and without the fault or negligence of either of them, the contractor will not be deemed to be in default, unless

1. The supplies or services to be furnished by the subcontractor are obtainable from other sources;

2. The contracting officer orders the contractor in writing to or supplies or services from other sources; and

3. The contractor fails to comply reasonably with the order

Upon request of the contractor, the contracting officer shall ascertain the facts and extent of failure, and if the contracting officer determines that any failure to perform was occasioned by any of the said causes, the delivery schedule shall be revised accordingly, subject to the rights of the Postal Service under any termination clause included in this contract.



d. As used in this clause, the terms "subcontractor" and "subcontractors" mean subcontractor(s) at any tier.



TASK ORDERS (Clause OB-2) (June 1988)

The contractor must perform work under this contract as specified in written task orders issued by the contracting officer.

b. Each task order will include (1) a numerical designation, (2) the estimate of required labor hours, (3) the period of performance and schedule of deliverables, (4) the description of the work, and (5) Identification of the period (base, option period i. etc.) to which the task order is to be charged If the contract includes overlapping option periods.

c.1. The contractor must acknowledge receipt of each task order by returning to the contracting officer a signed copy of the task order within seven calendar days after its receipt.

2. within seven calendar days after receipt of a task order, the contractor must submit seven copies of a work plan to the contracting officer's representative (COR) and two copies to the contracting officer. The work plan must include a detailed technical and staffing plan and a detailed cost estimate.

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3. Within ten calendar days after receipt of the work plan, the contracting officer will provide written approval or disapproval of it to the contractor. The contractor must begin work immediately upon receipt of the approval document.

4. If the contractor has not received approval of a work plan within fifteen calendar days after its submission, the contractor must not begin work on that task order. Also, if the contracting officer disapproves a work plan, the contractor must submit revisions to the plan.

d. Task orders must not change any terms or conditions of the contract. Where any language in the work assignment may suggest a change to the terms or conditions, the contractor must immediately notify the contracting officer. PROGRESS REPORTING (Clause OB-18) (June 1988)

The contractor must submit a progress report Monthly covering work accomp 11 shed during each period of the contract performance within 10 days days after the end of each such period. The progress report must be brief, factual, and prepared in accordance with the following format:


a. A cover page containing-

(1) Contract number and title;

(2) Type of report, sequence number of report, and period of performance being reported;

(3) Contractor's name and address;

(4) Author(s); and

(5) Date of report.

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b. Section 1--An Introduction covering the purpose and scope of the contract effort. This must be limited to one paragraph in all but the first and final report's narrative.

Section II--A description of overall progress plus a separate description for each task or other logical segment of work on which effort was expended during the report period. This description must include pertinent data and/or graphs in sufficient detail to explain any significant results achieved.

d. Section 111--A description of current technical or substantive performance and any problem(s) that may impede performance, along with proposed corrective action.

e. Section IV--A planning schedule must be included with the first progress report for all assigned tasks required under the contract, along with the estimated starting and completion dates for each task. The planning schedule must be updated and submitted with each subsequent technical progress report. An explanation of any difference between actual progress and planned progress, why the differences have occurred, and--1f behind planned progress---what corrective steps are planned should be included.

f. Section V--If applicable, financial information must be submitted for

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each major task or line item cost. Data must include-

(1) The total estimated cost budgeted (fee excluded);
(2) The estimated cost expended during the current reporting period;

(3) Identification of direct labor hours of prime contractor and subcontractor(s) and/or consultant(s), If applicable;

(4) Total project to-date expenditures; and

(5) Total remaining funds.

*"major task" shall be understood to mean each Task Order

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