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Title 48: Federal Acquisition Regulations System


PART 246—QUALITY ASSURANCE


Contents

Subpart 246.1—General

246.101   Definitions.
246.102   Policy.
246.103   Contracting office responsibilities.

Subpart 246.2—Contract Quality Requirements

246.202   Types of contract quality requirements.
246.202-4   Higher-level contract quality requirements.
246.270   Safety of facilities, infrastructure, and equipment for military operations.
246.270-1   Scope.
246.270-2   Policy.
246.270-3   Exceptions.
246.270-4   Contract clause.

Subpart 246.3—Contract Clauses

246.370   Material inspection and receiving report.
246.371   Notification of potential safety issues.

Subpart 246.4—Government Contract Quality Assurance

246.401   General.
246.402   Government contract quality assurance at source.
246.404   Government contract quality assurance for acquisitions at or below the simplified acquisition threshold.
246.406   Foreign governments.
246.407   Nonconforming supplies or services.
246.408   Single-agency assignments of Government contract quality assurance.
246.408-70   Subsistence.
246.408-71   Aircraft.
246.470   Government contract quality assurance actions.
246.470-1   Assessment of additional costs.
246.470-2   Quality evaluation data.
246.471   Authorizing shipment of supplies.
246.472   Inspection stamping.

Subpart 246.5—Acceptance

246.504   Certificate of conformance.

Subpart 246.6—Material Inspection and Receiving Reports

246.601   General.

Subpart 246.7—Warranties

246.701   Definitions as used in this subpart.
246.704   Authority for use of warranties.
246.705   Limitations.
246.706   Warranty terms and conditions.
246.708   Warranties of data.
246.710   Solicitation provision and contract clauses.
246.710-70   Warranty attachment.

Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303 and 48 CFR chapter 1.

Source: 56 FR 36460, July 31, 1991, unless otherwise noted.

Subpart 246.1—General

246.101   Definitions.

Discipline Working Group, as used in this subpart, is defined in the clause at 252.246-7004, Safety of Facilities, Infrastructure, and Equipment for Military Operations.

[75 FR 66685, Oct. 29, 2010]

246.102   Policy.

Departments and agencies shall also—

(1) Develop and manage a systematic, cost-effective Government contract quality assurance program to ensure that contract performance conforms to specified requirements. Apply Government quality assurance to all contracts for services and products designed, developed, purchased, produced, stored, distributed, operated, maintained, or disposed of by contractors.

(2) Conduct quality audits to ensure the quality of products and services meet contractual requirements.

(3) Base the type and extent of Government contract quality assurance actions on the particular acquisition.

(4) Provide contractors the maximum flexibility in establishing efficient and effective quality programs to meet contractual requirements. Contractor quality programs may be modeled on military, commercial, national, or international quality standards.

[56 FR 36460, July 31, 1991, as amended at 60 FR 33145, June 27, 1995; 71 FR 27646, May 12, 2006]

246.103   Contracting office responsibilities.

(1) The contracting office must coordinate with the quality assurance activity before changing any quality requirement.

(2) The activity responsible for technical requirements may prepare instructions covering the type and extent of Government inspections for acquisitions that are complex, have critical applications, or have unusual requirements. Follow the procedures at PGI 246.103(2) for preparation of instructions.

[71 FR 27647, May 12, 2006]

Subpart 246.2—Contract Quality Requirements

246.202   Types of contract quality requirements.

246.202-4   Higher-level contract quality requirements.

(1) Higher-level contract quality requirements are used in addition to a standard inspection requirement.

(2) Higher-level contract quality requirements, including nongovernment quality system standards adopted to meet DoD needs, are listed in the DoD Index of Specifications and Standards.

[60 FR 33145, June 27, 1995. Redesignated and amended at 60 FR 61599, Nov. 30, 1995]

246.270   Safety of facilities, infrastructure, and equipment for military operations.

246.270-1   Scope.

This section implements section 807 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Pub. L. 111-84). It establishes policies and procedures intended to ensure the safety and habitability of facilities, infrastructure, and equipment acquired for use by DoD military or civilian personnel during military operations performed outside the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

[75 FR 66685, Oct. 29, 2010]

246.270-2   Policy.

(a) Contracts (including task and delivery orders) for the construction, installation, repair, maintenance, or operation of facilities, infrastructure, and equipment configured for occupancy, including but not limited to, existing host nation facilities, new construction, and relocatable buildings acquired for use by DoD military or civilian personnel, shall require a pre-occupancy safety and habitability inspection.

(b) To minimize safety and health risks, each contract covered by this policy shall require the contractor's compliance with the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 1-200-01 and its referenced standards for—

(1) Fire protection;

(2) Structural integrity;

(3) Electrical systems;

(4) Plumbing;

(5) Water treatment;

(6) Waste disposal; and

(7) Telecommunications networks.

(c) Existing host nation facilities constructed to standards equivalent to or more stringent than UFC 1-200-01 are acceptable upon a written determination of the acceptability of the standards by the Discipline Working Group.

(d) Inspections to ensure compliance with UFC 1-200-01 standards shall be conducted in accordance with the inspection clause of the contract.

[75 FR 66685, Oct. 29, 2010]

246.270-3   Exceptions.

The combatant commander may waive compliance with the foregoing standards when it is impracticable to comply with such standards under prevailing operational conditions.

[75 FR 66685, Oct. 29, 2010]

246.270-4   Contract clause.

Use the clause at 252.246-7004, Safety of Facilities, Infrastructure, and Equipment for Military Operations, in solicitations and contracts, including solicitations and contracts using FAR part 12 procedures for the acquisition of commercial items, for the construction, installation, repair, maintenance, or operation of facilities, infrastructure, or for equipment configured for occupancy, planned for use by DoD military or civilian personnel during military operations.

[75 FR 66685, Oct. 29, 2010, as amended at 78 FR 37989, June 25, 2013]

Subpart 246.3—Contract Clauses

246.370   Material inspection and receiving report.

(a) Use the clause at 252.246-7000, Material Inspection and Receiving Report, in solicitations and contracts when there will be separate and distinct deliverables, even if the deliverables are not separately priced.

(b) When contract administration is retained by the contracting office, the clause at 252.246-7000, Material Inspection and Receiving Report, is not required for—

(1) Contracts awarded using simplified acquisition procedures;

(2) Negotiated subsistence contracts;

(3) Contracts for fresh milk and related fresh dairy products;

(4) Contracts for which the deliverable is a scientific or technical report;

(5) Research and development contracts not requiring the delivery of separately priced end items;

(6) Base, post, camp, or station contracts;

(7) Contracts in overseas areas when the preparation and distribution of the DD Form 250, Material Inspection and Receiving Report, by the contractor would not be practicable. In these cases, arrange for the contractor to provide the information necessary for the contracting office to prepare the DD Form 250;

(8) Contracts for services when hardware is not acquired as an item in the contract; and

(9) Indefinite delivery type contracts placed by central contracting offices which authorize only base, post, camp, or station activities to issue orders.

[56 FR 36460, July 31, 1991, as amended at 64 FR 2598, Jan. 15, 1999]

246.371   Notification of potential safety issues.

(a) Use the clause at 252.246-7003, Notification of Potential Safety Issues, in solicitations and contracts, including solicitations and contracts using FAR part 12 procedures for the acquisition of commercial items, for the acquisition of—

(1) Repairable or consumable parts identified as critical safety items;

(2) Systems and subsystems, assemblies, and subassemblies integral to a system; or

(3) Repair, maintenance, logistics support, or overhaul services for systems and subsystems, assemblies, subassemblies, and parts integral to a system.

(b) Follow the procedures at PGI 246.371 for the handling of notifications received under the clause at 252.246-7003.

[72 FR 2636, Jan. 22, 2007, as amended at 78 FR 37989, June 25, 2013]

Subpart 246.4—Government Contract Quality Assurance

246.401   General.

The requirement for a quality assurance surveillance plan shall be addressed and documented in the contract file for each contract except for those awarded using simplified acquisition procedures. For contracts for services, the contracting officer should prepare a quality assurance surveillance plan to facilitate assessment of contractor performance, see 237.172. For contracts for supplies, the contracting officer should address the need for a quality assurance surveillance plan.

[75 FR 22706, Apr. 30, 2010]

246.402   Government contract quality assurance at source.

Do not require Government contract quality assurance at source for contracts or delivery orders valued below $300,000, unless—

(1) Mandated by DoD regulation;

(2) Required by a memorandum of agreement between the acquiring department or agency and the contract administration agency; or

(3) The contracting officer determines that—

(i) Contract technical requirements are significant (e.g., the technical requirements include drawings, test procedures, or performance requirements);

(ii) The product being acquired—

(A) Has critical characteristics;

(B) Has specific features identified that make Government contract quality assurance at source necessary; or

(C) Has specific acquisition concerns identified that make Government contract quality assurance at source necessary; and

(iii) The contract is being awarded to—

(A) A manufacturer or producer; or

(B) A non-manufacturer or non-producer and specific Government verifications have been identified as necessary and feasible to perform.

[70 FR 8543, Feb. 22, 2005, as amended at 75 FR 45074, Aug. 2, 2010]

246.404   Government contract quality assurance for acquisitions at or below the simplified acquisition threshold.

Do not require Government contract quality assurance at source for contracts or delivery orders valued at or below the simplified acquisition threshold unless the criteria at 246.402 have been met.

[70 FR 8543, Feb. 22, 2005]

246.406   Foreign governments.

(1) Quality assurance among North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries. (i) NATO Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 4107, Mutual Acceptance of Government Quality Assurance and Usage of the Allied Quality Assurance Publications—

(A) Contains the processes, procedures, terms, and conditions under which one NATO member nation will perform quality assurance for another NATO member nation or NATO organization;

(B) Standardizes the development, updating, and application of the Allied Quality Assurance Publications; and

(C) Has been ratified by the United States and other nations in NATO with certain reservations identified in STANAG 4107.

(ii) Departments and agencies shall follow STANAG 4107 when—

(A) Asking a NATO member nation to perform quality assurance; or

(B) Performing quality assurance when requested by a NATO member nation or NATO organization.

(2) International military sales (non-NATO). Departments and agencies shall—

(i) Perform quality assurance services on international military sales contracts or in accordance with existing agreements;

(ii) Inform host or U.S. Government personnel and contractors on the use of quality assurance publications; and

(iii) Delegate quality assurance to the host government when satisfactory services are available.

(3) Reciprocal quality assurance agreements. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a foreign country may contain an annex that provides for the reciprocal performance of quality assurance services. MOUs should be checked to determine whether such an annex exists for the country where a defense contract will be performed. (See subpart 225.8 for more information about MOUs.)

[56 FR 36460, July 31, 1991, as amended at 63 FR 43890, Aug. 17, 1998; 63 FR 47439, Sept. 8, 1998; 71 FR 27647, May 12, 2006]

246.407   Nonconforming supplies or services.

(f) If nonconforming material or services are discovered after acceptance, the defect appears to be the fault of the contractor, any warranty has expired, and there are no other contractual remedies, the contracting officer—

(i) Shall notify the contractor in writing of the nonconforming material or service;

(ii) Shall request that the contractor repair or replace the material, or perform the service, at no cost to the Government; and

(iii) May accept consideration if offered. For guidance on solicitation of a refund, see subpart 242.71.

(S-70) The head of the design control activity is the approval authority for acceptance of any nonconforming aviation or ship critical safety items or nonconforming modification, repair, or overhaul of such items (see 209.270). Authority for acceptance of minor nonconformances in aviation or ship critical safety items may be delegated as determined appropriate by the design control activity. See additional information at PGI 246.407.

[56 FR 36460, July 31, 1991, as amended at 67 FR 4208, Jan. 29, 2002; 69 FR 55989, Sept. 17, 2004; 70 FR 57190, Sept. 30, 2005; 73 FR 1828, Jan. 10, 2008]

246.408   Single-agency assignments of Government contract quality assurance.

246.408-70   Subsistence.

(a) The Surgeons General of the military departments are responsible for—

(1) Acceptance criteria;

(2) Technical requirements; and

(3) Inspection procedures needed to assure wholesomeness of foods.

(b) The contracting office may designate any Federal activity, capable of assuring wholesomeness and quality in food, to perform quality assurance for subsistence contract items. The designation may—

(1) Include medical service personnel of the military departments; and

(2) Be on a reimbursable basis.

246.408-71   Aircraft.

(a) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certain responsibilities and prerogatives in connection with some commercial aircraft and of aircraft equipment and accessories (Pub. L. 85-726 (72 Stat 776, 49 U.S.C. 1423)). This includes the issuance of various certificates applicable to design, manufacture, and airworthiness.

(b) FAA evaluations are not a substitute for normal DoD evaluations of the contractor's quality assurance measures. Actual records of FAA evaluations may be of use to the contract administration office (CAO) and should be used to their maximum advantage.

(c) The CAO shall ensure that the contractor possesses any required FAA certificates prior to acceptance.

[56 FR 36460, July 31, 1991, as amended at 71 FR 27647, May 12, 2006]

246.470   Government contract quality assurance actions.

246.470-1   Assessment of additional costs.

(a) Under the clause at FAR 52.246-2, Inspection of Supplies—Fixed-Price, after considering the factors in paragraph (c) of this subsection, the quality assurance representative (QAR) may believe that the assessment of additional costs is warranted. If so, the representative shall recommend that the contracting officer take the necessary action and provide a recommendation as to the amount of additional costs. Costs are based on the applicable Federal agency, foreign military sale, or public rate in effect at the time of the delay, reinspection, or retest.

(b) If the contracting officer agrees with the QAR, the contracting officer shall—

(1) Notify the contractor, in writing, of the determination to exercise the Government's right under the clause at FAR 52.246-2, Inspection of Supplies—Fixed-Price; and

(2) Demand payment of the costs in accordance with the collection procedures contained in FAR Subpart 32.6.

(c) In making a determination to assess additional costs, the contracting officer shall consider—

(1) The frequency of delays, reinspection, or retest under both current and prior contracts;

(2) The cause of such delay, reinspection, or retest; and

(3) The expense of recovering the additional costs.

[71 FR 27647, May 12, 2006]

246.470-2   Quality evaluation data.

The contract administration office shall establish a system for the collection, evaluation, and use of the types of quality evaluation data specified in PGI 246.470-2.

[71 FR 27647, May 12, 2006]

246.471   Authorizing shipment of supplies.

(a) General. (1) Ordinarily, a representative of the contract administration office signs or stamps the shipping papers that accompany Government source-inspected supplies to release them for shipment. This is done for both prime and subcontracts.

(2) An alternative procedure (see paragraph (b) of this section) permits the contractor to assume the responsibility for releasing the supplies for shipment.

(3) The alternative procedure may include prime contractor release of supplies inspected at a subcontractor's facility.

(4) The use of the alternative procedure releases DoD manpower to perform technical functions by eliminating routine signing or stamping of the papers accompanying each shipment.

(b) Alternative Procedures—Contract Release for Shipment. (1) The contract administration office may authorize, in writing, the contractor to release supplies for shipment when—

(i) The stamping or signing of the shipping papers by a representative of the contract administration office interferes with the operation of the Government contract quality assurance program or takes too much of the Government representative's time;

(ii) There is sufficient continuity of production to permit the Government to establish a systematic and continuing evaluation of the contractor's control of quality; and

(iii) The contractor has a record of satisfactory quality, including that pertaining to preparation for shipment.

(2) The contract administration office shall withdraw, in writing, the authorization when there is an indication that the conditions in paragraph (b)(1) of this subsection no longer exist.

(3) When the alternative procedure is used, require the contractor to—

(i) Type or stamp, and sign, the following statement on the required copy or copies of the shipping paper(s), or on an attachment—

The supplies in this shipment—

1. Have been subjected to and have passed all examinations and tests required by the contract;

2. Were shipped in accordance with authorized shipping instructions;

3. Conform to the quality, identity, and condition called for by the contract; and

4. Are of the quantity shown on this document.

This shipment was—

1. Released in accordance with section 246.471 of the Defense FAR Supplement; and

2. Authorized by (name and title of the authorized representative of the contract administration office) in a letter dated (date of authorizing letter). (Signature and title of contractor's designated official.)

(ii) Release and process, in accordance with established instructions, the DD Form 250, Material Inspection and Receiving Report, or other authorized receiving report.

246.472   Inspection stamping.

(a) DoD quality inspection approval marking designs (stamps) may be used for both prime contracts and subcontracts. Follow the procedures at PGI 246.472(a) for use of DoD inspection stamps.

(b) Policies and procedures regarding the use of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) quality status stamps are contained in NASA publications. When requested by NASA centers, the DoD inspector shall use NASA quality status stamps in accordance with current NASA requirements.

[71 FR 27647, May 12, 2006]

Subpart 246.5—Acceptance

246.504   Certificate of conformance.

Before authorizing a certificate of conformance for aviation or ship critical safety items, obtain the concurrence of the head of the design control activity (see 209.270).

[73 FR 1828, Jan. 10, 2008]

Subpart 246.6—Material Inspection and Receiving Reports

246.601   General.

See Appendix F, Material Inspection and Receiving Report, for procedures and instructions for the use, preparation, and distribution of—

(1) The Material Inspection and Receiving Report (DD Form 250 series); and

(2) Supplier's commercial shipping/packing lists used to evidence Government contract quality assurance.

[71 FR 27647, May 12, 2006]

Subpart 246.7—Warranties

246.701   Definitions as used in this subpart.

Acceptance as used in this subpart and in the warranty clauses at FAR 52.246-17, Warranty of Supplies of a Noncomplex Nature; FAR 52.246-18, Warranty of Supplies of a Complex Nature; FAR 52.246-19, Warranty of Systems and Equipment Under Performance Specifications or Design Criteria; and FAR 52.246-20, Warranty of Services, includes the execution of an official document (e.g., DD Form 250, Material Inspection and Receiving Report) by an authorized representative of the Government.

Defect means any condition or characteristic in any supply or service furnished by the contractor under the contract that is not in compliance with the requirements of the contract.

Duration, enterprise, enterprise identifier, fixed expiration, issuing agency, item type, starting event, serialized item, unique item identifier, usage, warranty administrator, warranty guarantor, warranty repair source, and warranty tracking are defined in the clause at 252.246-7006, Warranty Tracking of Serialized Items.

[76 FR 33168, June 8, 2011]

246.704   Authority for use of warranties.

(1) The chief of the contracting office must approve use of a warranty, except in acquisitions for—

(i) Commercial items (see FAR 46.709);

(ii) Technical data, unless the warranty provides for extended liability (see 246.708);

(iii) Supplies and services in fixed-price type contracts containing quality assurance provisions that reference higher-level contract quality requirements (see 246.202-4); or

(iv) Supplies and services in construction contracts when using the warranties that are contained in Federal, military, or construction guide specifications.

(2) The chief of the contracting office shall approve the use of a warranty only when the benefits are expected to outweigh the cost.

[71 FR 27647, May 12, 2006]

246.705   Limitations.

(a) In addition to the exceptions provided in FAR 46.705(a), warranties in the clause at 252.246-7001, Warranty of Data, may be used in cost-reimbursement contracts.

[71 FR 27647, May 12, 2006]

246.706   Warranty terms and conditions.

(b)(5) Markings. For non-commercial items, use MIL-STD-129, Marking for Shipments and Storage, and MIL-STD-130, Identification Marking of U.S. Military Property, when marking warranty items.

[71 FR 27647, May 12, 2006]

246.708   Warranties of data.

Obtain warranties on technical data when practicable and cost effective. Consider the factors in FAR 46.703 in deciding whether to obtain warranties of technical data. Consider the following in deciding whether to use extended liability provisions—

(1) The likelihood that correction or replacement of the nonconforming data, or a price adjustment, will not give adequate protection to the Government; and

(2) The effectiveness of the additional remedy as a deterrent against furnishing nonconforming data.

246.710   Solicitation provision and contract clauses.

(1) Use a clause substantially the same as the basic or one of the alternates of the clause at 252.246-7001, Warranty of Data, in solicitations and contracts that include the clause at 252.227-7013, Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software, when there is a need for greater protection or period of liability than provided by the inspection and warranty clauses prescribed in FAR part 46.

(i) Use the basic clause in solicitations and contracts that are not firm-fixed price or fixed-price incentive.

(ii) Use alternate I in fixed-price-incentive solicitations and contracts.

(iii) Use alternate II in firm-fixed-price solicitations and contracts.

(2) Use the clause at 252.246-7002, Warranty of Construction (Germany), instead of the clause at FAR 52.246-21, Warranty of Construction, in solicitations and contracts for construction when a fixed-price contract will be awarded and contract performance will be in Germany.

(3)(i) In addition to 252.211-7003, Item Unique Identification and Valuation, which is prescribed in 211.274- 6(a), use the following provision and clause in solicitations and contracts when it is anticipated that the resulting contract will include a warranty for serialized items:

(A) 252.246-7005, Notice of Warranty Tracking of Serialized Items (include only if offerors will be required to enter data with the offer); and

(B) 252.246-7006, Warranty Tracking of Serialized Items.

(ii) If the Government specifies a warranty, include in the solicitation the appropriate warranty attachment from DFARS 246.710-70. The contracting officer shall request the requiring activity to provide information to ensure that Attachment __, Warranty Tracking Information, is populated with data specifying the Government's required warranty provision by contract line item number, subline item number, or exhibit line item number prior to solicitation. In such case do not include 252.246-7005 in the solicitation.

(iii) If the Government does not specify a warranty, include 252.246-7005 in the solicitation, and the warranty attachment from DFARS 246.710-70. The contractor may offer a warranty and shall then populate Attachment _, Warranty Tracking Information, as appropriate, as part of its offer as required by 252.246-7005.

(iv) All warranty tracking information that is indicated with a single asterisk (*) in Attachment __, Warranty Tracking Information, shall be completed prior to award. Data indicated with two asterisks (**) may be completed at the time of award. Data indicated with three asterisks (***) may be completed at or after the time of award.

(v) The contractor shall provide warranty repair source instructions (as prescribed in the attachment) no later than the time of delivery.

[56 FR 36460, July 31, 1991, as amended at 62 FR 34128, June 24, 1997; 64 FR 51077, Sept. 21, 1999; 71 FR 27647, May 12, 2006; 76 FR 33168, June 8, 2011; 78 FR 76072, Dec. 16, 2013; 79 FR 17449, Mar. 28, 2014; 79 FR 18654, Apr. 3, 2014]

246.710-70   Warranty attachment.

This is the prescribed attachment and format required and referenced in the provision at 252.246-7005, Notice of Warranty Tracking of Serialized Items, and the clause at 252.246-7006, Warranty Tracking of Serialized Items. The contracting officer shall number the attachment upon issuance of the solicitation and include the solicitation or contract number.

Attachment _: Warranty Tracking Information

Solicitation or Contract Number

[To be filled in by the contracting officer]

CLIN SLIN OR ELIN*Item type
(note (a))**
Warranty item UII***Warranty termWarranty Administrator Enterprise Identifier Code Type
(note (f))**
Warranty Administrator Enterprise Identifier
(note (g))**
Warranty Guarantor Enterprise Identifier Code Type
(note (h))**
Warranty Guarantor Enterprise Identifier
(note (i))**
Starting event
(note (b))*
Usage
(note (c))*
Duration
(note (d))*
Fixed expiration
(note (e))
Quantity*Unit*Quantity*Unit*Date*
   
   

*To be completed by the requiring activity, if warranty is specified by the Government. Otherwise, all offerors are to complete as part of their offers.

**To be completed by the contractor at the time of award.

***To be completed by the contractor at the time of award (if known) or at the time Attachment _, Warranty Repair Source Instructions is submitted.

Notes:

(a) Item Type.

C—component procured separate from end item.

S—subassembly procured separate from end Item or subassembly.

E—embedded in component, subassembly or end item parent.

P—parent end item.

(b) Starting Event.

A—Acceptance.

I—Installation.

F—First Use.

O—Other.

Warranty term—Choose one of the following:

(c) Usage (for warrantees where effectivity is in terms of operating time or cycles).

(d) Duration (for warrantees that expire after a set period of time).

(e) Date (for warrantees with a fixed expiration date).

(f) Warranty Administrator Enterprise Identifier Code Type 0-9—GS1 Company Prefix.

D—CAGE.

LB—ATIS-0322000.

LH—EHIBCC.

RH—HIBCC.

UN—DUNS.

(g) Warranty administrator enterprise identifier—A globally unique identifier code assigned to an enterprise by an issuing agency (e.g., Dun & Bradstreet's Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number, GS1 Company Prefix, Allied Committee 135 NATO Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE)/Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code, or the Coded Representation of the North American Telecommunications Industry Manufacturers, Suppliers, and Related Service Companies (ATIS-0322000) Number, European Health Industry Business Communication Council (EHIBCC) and Health Industry Business Communication Council (HIBCC))._

(h) Warranty Guarantor Enterprise Identifier Code Type 0-9—GS1 Company Prefix.

D—CAGE.

LB—ATIS-0322000.

LH—EHIBCC.

RH—HIBCC.

UN—DUNS.

(i) Warranty guarantor enterprise identifier—A globally unique identifier code assigned to an enterprise by an Issuing Agency (e.g., Dun & Bradstreet's Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number, GS1 Company Prefix, Allied Committee 135 NATO Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE)/Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code, or the Coded Representation of the North American Telecommunications Industry Manufacturers, Suppliers, and Related Service Companies (ATIS-0322000) Number, European Health Industry Business Communication Council (EHIBCC) and Health Industry Business Communication Council (HIBCC)).

Attachment _: Warranty Repair Source Instructions

Contract Number:

[To be filled in by the contracting officer]

CLIN, SLIN or ELIN*Warranty Repair Source Enterprise Identifier Code Type
(note (a))**
Warranty Repair Source Enterprise Identifier
(note (b))**
Shipping address for warranty returnsInstructions
(note (c))**
Name**Address line 1**Address line 2**City/county**State/province**Postal code**Country**
   
   

*To be completed by the requiring activity, if warranty is specified by the Government. Otherwise, all offerors are to complete as part of their offers.

**To be completed by the Contractor at the time of award and/or at the time of delivery.

Notes:

(a) Warranty Repair Source Enterprise Identifier Code Type 0-9—GS1 Company Prefix.

D—CAGE.

LB—ATIS-0322000.

LH—EHIBCC.

RH—HIBCC.

UN—DUNS.

(b) Warranty repair source enterprise identifier—A globally unique identifier code assigned to an enterprise by an issuing agency (e.g., Dun & Bradstreet's Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number, GS1 Company Prefix, Allied Committee 135 NATO Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE)/Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code, or the Coded Representation of the North American Telecommunications Industry Manufacturers, Suppliers, and Related Service Companies (ATIS-0322000) Number, European Health Industry Business Communication Council (EHIBCC) and Health Industry Business Communication Council (HIBCC)).

(c) Instructions—For each warranty repair source enterprise identifier, include the shipping address for returning warranty items, or include instructions for accessing a web site to obtain prepaid shipping labels for returning warranty items to the designated source of warranty repair.

[76 FR 33168, June 8, 2011]



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