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(b) When the contractor submits a notice of an impending overrun, the contracting officer shall:

(1) Immediately advise the appropriate program office and furnish a copy of the notice and any other data received;

(2) Request audit or cost advisory services, and technical support, as necessary, for evaluation of information and data received; and

(3) Maintain continuous follow-up with the program office in order to obtain a timely decision as to whether the work under the contract should be continued and additional funds provided, or the contract terminated. The decision of the program office must be supported by an appropriate written statement and funding authority, or a formal request for termination, when applicable. After a programming and funding decision is received from the program office, the contracting officer shall promptly notify the contractor in writing that:

(i) A specified amount of additional funds has been allotted to the contract by a contractual instrument; or

(ii) Work will be discontinued when the funds allotted to the contract have been exhausted, and that any work performed after that date is at the contractor's risk; or

(iii) The Government is considering whether additional funds should be allotted to the contract and will notify the contractor as soon as possible, but that any work performed after the funds then allocated to the contract have been exhausted is at the contractor's risk. Timely, formal notification of the Government's intention is essential in order to preclude loss of contractual rights in the event of dispute, termination, or litigation,

(c) If program requirements permit, contracting officers should refrain from issuing any contractual documents which will require new work or an extension of time, pending resolution of an overrun or additional fund request.

342.7103-2 Procedures.

(a) Upon notification that a cost overrun is anticipated, the contracting officer shall inform the contractor to submit a request for additional funds which is to include:

(1) Name and address of contractor.

(2) Contract number and expiration date.

(3) Contract item(s) and amount(s) creating the overrun.

(4) The elements of cost which changed from the original estimate (i.e., labor, material, travel, overhead, etc) to be furnished in the following format:

(i) Original estimate,
(ii) Costs incurred to date,
(iii) Estimated cost to completion,
(iv) Revised estimate, and
(v) Amount of adjustment.

(5) The factors responsible for the increase, i.e., error in estimate, changed conditions, etc.

(6) The latest date by which funds must be available for commitment to avoid contract slippage, work stoppage, or other program impairment.

342.7104 Contract modifications.

(a) Modifications to contracts containing the Limitation of Cost clause shall include either:

(1) A provision increasing the estimated or ceiling amount referred to in the Limitation of Cost clause of the contract and stating that the clause will thereafter apply in respect to the increase amount; or

(2) A provision stating that the estimated or ceiling amount referred to in the contract is not changed by the modification and that the Limitation of Cost clause will continue to apply with respect to the amount in effect prior to the modification.

(b) A fixed-fee provided in a contract shall not be changed when funding a cost overrun. Changes in fixed-fee will be made only to reflect changes in the scope of work which justify an increase or decrease in fee.

lower cost to the Government for the items produced or services rendered when all costs involved (e.g., transportation, installation, modification, maintenance, etc.) are compared with the cost to the Government of the contractor's use of privately-owned property.

(b) The determination that it is necessary to provide a contractor or subcontractor with property will be made by the contracting officer with the advice of the agency property official.

(c) If the program office is aware, prior to the submission of the request for contract, that it will be necessary to provide prospective contractors with property, a written justification must accompany the request for contract to the contracting activity.

PART 345–GOVERNMENT

PROPERTY

Subpart 345.4–Contractor Use

and Rental of Government Property

Subpart 345.3-Providing Government

Property to Contractors

Sec. 345.370 Providing Government property (in

general).

Subpart 345.4-Contractor Use and Rental

of Government Property

345.405 Contracts with foreign governments

or international organizations.

AUTHORITY: 5 U.S.C. 301; 40 U.S.C. 486(c).

SOURCE: 49 FR 14030, Apr. 9, 1984, unless otherwise noted.

Subpart 345.3—Providing Govern

ment Property to Contractors

345.370 Providing Government prop

erty (in general). (a) A contractor may be provided Government property or allowed to acquire such property at Government expense upon determination that:

(1) No practicable or economical alternative exists; e.g., acquisition from other sources,

utilization of subcontractors, rental of property, modification of program project requirements, etc.;

(2) The Government receives adequate consideration for providing the property; or

(3) Furnishing Government property is likely to result in substantially

345.405 Contracts with foreign govern

ments or international organiza

tions. Upon the request of a foreign governmėnt or international organization, or a contractor certifying that it is acting on behalf of a foreign government or international organization, the contracting officer, with advice from the agency property official cognizant of Government property located in the United States, its possessions, or Puerto Rico, may give written approval for its use without charge on contracts or subcontracts thereunder if:

(a) The foreign government or international organization would be authorized to place the contract with the activity concerned under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, or such use is authorized by an agreement with the foreign government;

(b) The foreign government's placement of the contract directly with the contractor is consistent with the best interests of the United States;

(c) It appears that the foreign government will place the contract with the contractor whether or not use is authorized, and no competitive pricing advantage will accrue to the contractor by virtue of its use;

(d) The contractor agrees that no charge for the use of the property will

or

be included in the price charged the foreign government under the contract; and

(e) The use will not interfere with foreseeable requirements of the United States.

PART 352-SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

Subpart 352.2—Texts of Provisions and

Clauses

Sec. 352.202–1 Definitions. 352.215–12 Restriction on disclosure and use

of data. 352.215-71 (Reserved] 352.215-72 Pre-proposal conference. 352.216-70 Negotiated overhead rates—fixed. 352.216-72 Additional cost principles. 352.224-70 Confidentiality of information. 352.228–7 Insurance-Liability to third per

sons. 352.232-9 Withholding of contract payments. 352.232–71 Cost sharing. 352.232-73 Method of payment-letter of

credit. 352.232–74 Estimated cost and fixed fee-in

crementally funded contract. 352.232–75 Incremental funding. 352.233–70 Litigation and claims. 352.237–70 Consulting services reporting. 352.242–71 Final decisions on audit findings. 352.242–72—352.242–79 [Reserved] 352.249_14 Excusable delays. 352.270–1 Accessibility of meetings, con

ferences, and seminars to persons with

disabilities. 352.270-2 Indian preference. 352.270–3 Indian preference program. 352.270–4 Pricing of adjustments. 352.270-5 Key personnel. 352.270-6 Publication and publicity. 352.270–7 Paperwork Reduction Act.

of the Department of Health and Human Services; and the term “his/her duly authorized representative” means any person, persons, or board authorized to act for the Secretary.

(b) The term Contracting Officer means a person with the authority to enter into, administer, and/or terminate contracts and make related determinations and findings. The term includes certain authorized representatives of the Contracting Officer acting within the limits of their authority as delegated by the Contracting Officer.

(c) The term Project Officer means the person representing the Government for the purpose of technical monitoring of contract performance. The Project Officer is not authorized to issue any instructions or directions which effect any increases or decreases in the scope of work or which would result in the increase or decrease of the price of this contract or a change in the delivery dates or performance period of this contract.

(d) The term Department means the Department of Health and Human Services,

(e) Except as otherwise provided in this contract, the term subcontract includes purchase order under this contract.

(End of clause)

AUTHORITY: 5 U.S.C. 301; 40 U.S.C. 486(C).

SOURCE: 49 FR 14031, Apr. 9, 1984, unless otherwise noted.

Alternate I (Apr 1984). For cost-reimbursement contracts other than purchase orders, orders, delete

delete paragraph (c) above and replace with the following paragraph (c):

(c) The term Project Officer means the person representing the Government for the purpose of technical monitoring of contract performance. The Project Officer is not authorized to issue any instructions or directions which effect any increases or decreases in the scope of work or which would result in the increase or decrease of the cost of this contract or a change in performance period of this contract. In addition, the Project Officer is not authorized to receive or act upon the Contractor's notification of a revised cost estimate pursuant to the Limitation of Cost or Limitation of Funds clause of this contract.

Subpart 352.2—Texts of Provisions

and Clauses

352.202-1 Definitions.

Insert the following clause in all solicitations and resultant contracts instead of the clause in FAR 52.202–1 except when contemplating (a) a fixed price research and development contract that is expected to be $2,500 or less or (b) a purchase order.

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DEFINITIONS (APR 1984)

(a) The term Secretary or Head of the Agency (also called Agency Head) means the Secretary, Under Secretary, or any Assistant Secretary, Administrator or Commissioner,

Insert the following provision in all requests for proposals, and all requests for quotations other than those for information or planning purposes. This provision shall be used in lieu of the provision in FAR 52.215_12.

RESTRICTION ON DISCLOSURE AND USE OF

DATA (APR 1984)

In addition, the offeror should mark each page of data it wishes to restrict with the following legend:

Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is subject to the restriction on the cover sheet of this proposal or quotation.

Offerors are cautioned that proposals submitted with restrictive legends or statements differing in substance from the above legend may not be considered for award. The Government reserves the right to reject any proposal submitted with a nonconforming legend.

(End of provision)

352.215–71 [Reserved]

352.215–72 Pre-proposal conference.

If a pre-proposal conference is to be held as indicated in FAR 15.409, insert the following provision in the affected solicitation:

PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE (APR 1984)

The proposal submitted in response to this request may contain data (trade secrets; business data, e.g., commercial information, financial information, and cost and pricing data; and technical data) which the offeror, including its prospective subcontractor(s), does not want used or disclosed for any purpose other than for evaluation of the proposal. The use and disclosure of any data may be so restricted; provided, that the Government determines that the data is not required to be disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552, as amended, and the offeror marks the cover sheet of the proposal with the following legend, specifying the particular portions of the proposal which are to be restricted in accordance with the conditions of the legend. The Government's determination to withhold or disclose a record will be based upon the particular circumstances involving the record in question and whether the record may be exempted from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act:

Unless disclosure is required by the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552, as amended, (the Act) as determined by Freedom of Information (FOI) Officials of the Department of Health and Human Services, data contained in the portions of this proposal which have been specifically identified by page number, paragraph, etc. by the offeror as containing restricted information shall not be used or disclosed except for evaluation purposes. The offeror acknowledges that the Department may not be able to withhold a record (data, document, etc.) nor deny access to a record requested pursuant to the Act and that the Department's FOI Officials must make that determination. The offeror hereby agrees that the Government is not liable for disclosure if the Department has determined that disclosure is required by the Act.

If a contract is awarded to the offeror as a result of, or in connection with, the submission of this proposal, the Government shall have the right to use or disclose the data to the extent provided in the contract. Proposals not resulting in a contract remain subject to the Act.

The offeror also agrees that the Government is not liable for disclosure or use of unmarked data and may use or disclose the data for any purpose, including the release of the information pursuant to requests under the Act.

The data subject to this restriction are contained in pages (insert page numbers, paragraph designations, etc. or other identification).

A pre-proposal conference will be held with prospective offerors at (insert local prevailing time) on (insert date) in room (insert room number) at (insert name and location of building).

The pre-proposal conference will be held for the purpose of providing information concerning the Government's requirements which may be helpful in the preparation of proposals and for answering any questions which you have regarding this solicitation.

The success of this type of conference depends largely on the leadtime available to the Government for research in connection with questions submitted by prospective offerors. Therefore, you are requested to mail written questions concerning any areas of uncertainty which, in your opinion, require clarification or correction, in sufficient time to be received on or before (insert date).

Your questions should be submitted to the Contract-Officer, (insert name of Contracting Officer), and the envelope should be marked "Pre-Proposal Conference, RFP No. (insert number of RFP).” A set of questions and answers will be furnished to all prospective offerors whether or not they are in attendance.

Because of space limitations, each prospective offeror will be limited to a total of (insert number) representatives.

Attendance at the pre-proposal conference is recommended; however, attendance is not a prerequisite for proposal submission and will not be considered a factor in proposal evaluation.

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