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The United States of America, by the undersigned, its duly authorized agent, requests, and the contractor agrees to furnish, the service above specified and toll service in connection therewith, subject to the following terms and conditions:

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This contract is subject to all rates, charges, rules, practices (including the practice as established by the contractor and applicable to its other customers for determining charges or credits for fractional parts of a billing month), or requirements which may be lawfully established. Recognition is given to the fact that the United States Government fiscal year ends on June 30. The whole or any part of this contract may be terminated, subject to any charges applicable thereto, at any time upon ten days' written notice by either party to the other. Payment hereunder shall be contingent upon the availability of appropriations therefor, and shall not be made in advance of service rendered.

The United States, and all officers and agents thereof, shall be held harmless by the contractor from and against all demands of any nature or kind for or on account of the use of any patented article, combination, or process which may affect the services rendered, including any telephone facilities furnished and used by the United States under this contract.

The contractor shall not employ any person undergoing sentence of imprison. ment at hard labor.

No Member of or Delegate to Congress, or Resident Commissioner, shall be admitted to any share or part of this contract or to any benefit that may arise therefrom, but this provision shall not be construed to exend to this contract if made with a corporation for its general benefit. Executed this day of

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1. General.

(a) This form will be used, with the exception of the Army, Navy, and Coast Guard, in ordering telephone service within the United States except in the District of Columbia.

(b) Original of form and copies as required will be prepared and executed on behalf of the United States. If form covers orders in connection with

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existing service, such as additions, discontinuances, changes, etc., the number and date of the existing contract which the new form supplements or affects and the existing telephone number will be entered in the spaces provided.

(c) The telephone company receiving the form will, upon completion of the work involved, fill in spaces indicated and return all copies, signed by its authorized agent, with the exception of one copy which the telephone company will retain for its files. 2. Exchange Service.

(a) Every quantity of exchange service with which a specific charge is associated by the contractor shall appear as a separate item in the contract.

(b) The wording of each item shall fully identify the service quantity for which a charge is made. Contracts including unit quantities shall specify the number of units of each kind and the charge per unit.

(c) Each contract charge shall be so specified as to clearly show whether it is a monthly charge, or a nonrecurring charge such as a service connection, installation or other flat charge.

(d) Where any supplementary addition to, discontinuance of, or change in any existing service is required by the subscriber, the additional, discontinued or changed item or items shall be covered by a supplemental agreement executed on a separate Standard Form No. 40. 3. Abbreviated Wording.

In making the contract, the words used to identify service to be rendered may be abbreviated, but

(a) Service quantities which according to the tariffs of the contractor are subject to different individual charges shall not be consolidated into one item, and

(b) No specification necessary to full identification and checking of any charge shall be omitted. 4. Toll Service.

Charges for toll service shall not be set forth in this contract, but such charges shall be quoted at any time on request of the subscriber or any representative thereof, so as to indicate clearly in each case

(1) Type of call to be handled.
(2) Initial rate and period,
(3) Overtime rate and period.
(4) Hours, if limited, within which the quoted rates apply.

No error in any such quotations shall affect the billing and payment of the correct charges for any service rendered. 5. Authority for Changes in Charges and General Changes.

If changes are approved or ordered by any legally constituted authority having jurisdiction, or ctherwise lawfully established by the contractor, which affect the charges for exchange service, or any of the terms of an existing contract or of these instructions, the subscriber shall be notified thereof by the contractor promptly in writing, stating the telephone involved, the authority for the change, the date effective, the charge or provision of the contract or instructions affected, and the new charge or requirement. This notification should be in duplicate.

PART 13-FEDERAL SPECIFICATIONS 2

Sec.

Sec. 13.1 Preparation.

13.3 Required use. 13.2 Departments; representatives for 13.4 Required use; exceptions.

advice.

Section 13.1 Preparation. The Director of Procurement will cause to be prepared purchase specifications for supplies used by the

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Sections 13.1 to 13.4 are subject to the provisions of $$ 10.16, 10.17.

*For statutory citation, see note to $ 12.2.

Page 51 **88 20.1 to 20.7, inclusive, issued under the authority contained in sec. 1, Executive Order 6166, June 10, 1933 (8$ 1.1, 1.2, 1.4 of this title).

several Executive Departments, with due regard to available commercial types, grades and sizes.*+

*88 13.1 to 13.4, inclusive, issued under the authority contained in sec. 1, Executive Order 6166, June 10, 1933 (88 1.1, 1.2, 1.4 of this title).

*In 88 13.1 to 13.4, inclusive, the numbers to the right of the decimal point correspond with the respective section numbers in subdivision C, Regulations governing the operation of the Branch of Supply, Procurement Division, Treasury Department, approved by the President, Apr. 12, 1935.

13.2 Departments; representatives for advice. The head of each Executive Department will be requested to designate a representative of his Department to advise with the Director of Procurement in the preparation and revision of such specifications.**

13.3 Required use. The specifications that are approved by the Director of Procurement will be known as "Federal Specifications", and after promulgation shall be binding upon and govern all Executive Departments except as noted in 8 13.4.*+ 3

13.4 Required use; exceptions. If any executive department finds that for administrative reasons a Federal specification cannot be used to meet its particular or essential needs, it is authorized to use its own purchase specification, but such specification shall include all applicable provisions of the Federal specification, and in those cases where the purchase exceeds $1,000 a report shall be made to the Procurement Division, Branch of Supply, showing the necessity for deviation from the Federal specification.**

PART 20—TRAFFIC ACTIVITIES

Sec.

Sec. 20.1 Coordination.

20.4 Tariff files and land-grant rate 20.2 Special rates, classification, mis- information.

cellaneous charges, and track 20.5 Departments to furnish informa. facilities.

tion. 20.3 Complaints to Interstate Com- 20.6 Routing orders. merce Commission, etc.

20.7 Requests for routing orders,

CROSS REFERENCE

Interstate Commerce Commission: See Transportation and Railroads, 49 (FR Chapter I.

Section 20.1 Coordination. The Assistant Director shall coordinate the Government's freight, express, and other traffic activities within the continental limits of the United States, after approval of policy by the Director of Procurement.****

itin 88 20.1 to 20.7, inclusive, the numbers to the right of the decimal point correspond with respective section numbers in subdivision E, Regulations governing the operation of the Branch of Supply, Procurement Division, Treasury Department, approved by the President, Apr. 12, 1935.

3 All published Federal specifications and the Federal Specifications Index may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. Government agencies should obtain copies from their representatives on the Federal Standard Stock Catalog Committee, or from the Chairman of the Committee if unrepresented.

* Sections 20.1 to 20.7 are subject to the provisions of $8 10.16, 10.17.

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**For statutory and source citations, see note to $ 13.1.

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20.2 Special rates, classification, miscellaneous charges, and track facilities. The Assistant Director will handle matters pertaining to (a) special arrangements or special rate agreements applicable to the transportation of Government property; (b) freight classification; (c) switching, lighterage, or other terminal charges and facilities; (a) railway track facilities; (e) demurrage and storage charges; Provided, however, That any of the above matters may delegated to the Government activity concerned.**

20.3 Complaints to Interstate Commerce Commission, etc. The Assistant Director will prepare and file with the Interstate Commerce Commission, State commissions, or public service boards, formal or informal complaints affecting the transportation of Government property when such action is necessary.*+

20.4 Tariff files and land-grant rate information. The Assistant Director will maintain adequate tariff files and furnish information as to commercial and net land-grant rates to executive departments. Files of freight tariffs in offices securing rates from the Assistant Director will at all times be restricted to the minimum required for their efficient operation.**

20.5 Departments to furnish information. Executive departments shall furnish such information as may be desired regarding their traffic activities.*+

20.6 Routing orders. Every shipment of supplies consisting of two carloads or more moving under a Government bill of lading from one point of origin to one destination will be covered by a routing order issued by the Assistant Director: Provided, however, That under waiver by him, the activity designated therein may route such shipments but shall furnish copies of the routings to the central traffic agency. Shipments of less than two carloads may be routed by the activity concerned. All routings other than those supplied by the Assistant Director, which have effected economies over regular rates and routings shall be promptly reported to him.*+

20.7 Requests for routing orders. Request for routing instructions shall be made on the prescribed form sufficiently in advance of the proposed movement to permit examination of tariffs and determination of routes available without delaying the shipment. Routing order numbers shall always be noted on the bills of lading. Emergency shipments may be made without securing routing instructions from the Assistant Director, but a report shall be made promptly of the complete routing and circumstances of each case.* +

PART 21_PAYMENT OF WAGES BY CONTRACTORS;

AFFIDAVITS 5

Sec.
21.1 Form of pay roll affidavit.
21.2 Execution and delivery of affidavit.

Sec.
21.3 Additional affidavit.
21.4 Regulations made part of contracts.

* These regulations appear also as 24 CFR Part 604.

**For statutory and source citations, see note to $ 20.1.

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Section 21.1 Form of pay roll affidavit. Each contractor and sub-contractor engaged in the construction, prosecution, or completion of any building or work of the United States or of any building or work financed in whole or in part by loans or grants from the United States, or in the repair thereof, shall furnish each week an affidavit with respect to the wages paid each employee during the preceding week. Said affidavit shall be in the following form. STATE OF

County of
I,

(Name of party signing affidavit)
(Title) do hereby certify that I am (the employee of)

(Name of contractor or subcontractor) who supervises the payment of the employees of said contractor (subcontractor); that the attached pay roll is a true and accurate report of the full weekly wages due and paid to each person employed by the said contractor (subcontractor) for the construction of

(Project), for the weekly pay roll period from the day of

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day of 19.-; that no rebates or deductions from any wages due any such person as set out in the attached pay roll have been directly or indirectly made; and that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, there exists no agreement or understanding with any person employed on the project, or any person whatsoever pursuant to which it is contemplated that I or anyone else shall, directly or indirectly, by force, intimidation, threat or otherwise, induce or receive any deductions or rebates in any manner whatsoever from any sum paid or to be paid to any person at any time for labor performed or to be performed under the contract for the above named project. Sworn to before me this day of

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*88 21.1 to 21.4, inclusive, issued under the authority contained in sec. 2, 48 Stat. 948; 40 U.S.C. 276c.

*The source of $8 21.1 to 21.4, inclusive, (except for amendments noted in the text,) is Joint Regulations of the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of the Interior, Jan. 8, 1935.

21.2 Execution and delivery of affidavit. Said affidavit shall be executed and sworn to by the officer or employee of the contractor or sub-contractor who supervises the payment of its employees.

Said affidavit shall be delivered, within 7 days after the payment of the pay roll to which it is attached, to the Government Representative in charge at the site of the particular project in respect of which it is furnished, who shall forward the same promptly to the Federal Agency having control of such project. If no Government Representative is in charge at the site, such affidavit shall be mailed within such 7-day period to the Federal Agency having control of the project.**

Sec. 3, as amended Mar. 29, 1937, by Circ. Letter 232, Proc. Div., May 11, 1937]

21.3 Additional affidavit. At the time upon which the first affidavit with respect to the wages paid to employees is required to be filed by contractor or sub-contractor pursuant to the requirements of these regulations, there shall also be filed in the manner required by $ 21.3 a statement under oath by the contractor or sub-contractor, setting forth the name of its officer or employee who supervises payment of employees, and that such officer or employee is in a position to have full knowledge of the facts set forth in the form of affidavit

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**For statutory and source citations, see note to $ 21.1.

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