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Title 48Chapter 5Subchapter C → Part 516

Title 48: Federal Acquisition Regulations System



Subpart 516.2—Fixed Price Contracts

516.203-4   Contract clauses.

Subpart 516.5—Indefinite-Delivery Contracts

516.506   Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c).

Source: 64 FR 37218, July 9, 1999, unless otherwise noted.

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Subpart 516.2—Fixed Price Contracts

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516.203-4   Contract clauses.

(a) Special Order Program Contracts. In multiyear solicitations and contracts, after making the determination required by FAR 16.203-3, use 552.216-71, Economic Price Adjustment Special Order Program Contracts, or a clause prepared as authorized in paragraph (a)(3) of this subsection.

(1) If the contract includes one or more options to extend the term of the contract, use the clause with its Alternate I or a clause substantially the same as 552.216-71 with its Alternate I suitably modified.

(2) In a contract requiring a minimum adjustment before the price adjustment mechanism is effectuated, use the basic clause with Alternate II or with Alternate I and Alternate II.

(3) If the Producer Price Index is not an appropriate indicator for price adjustment, modify the clause to use an alternate indicator for adjusting prices. Similarly, if other aspects of 552.216-71 are not appropriate, use an alternate clause following established procedures.

(b) Adjustments based on cost indexes of labor or material. (1) If the contracting officer decides to provide for adjustments based on cost indexes of labor or material, prepare a clause that defines each of the following elements:

(i) The type of labor and/or material subject to adjustment;

(ii) The labor rates, including any fringe benefits and/or unit prices of materials that may be increased or decreased;

(iii) The index(es) that will be used to measure changes in price levels and the base period or reference point from which changes will be measured; and

(iv) The period during which the price(s) will be subject to adjustment.

(2) The contracting director must approve use of this clause.

[75 FR 41095, July 15, 2010]

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Subpart 516.5—Indefinite-Delivery Contracts

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516.506   Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

(a) In solicitations and contracts for Special Order Program items, when the contract authorizes the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) and other activities to issue delivery or task orders, insert the clause at 552.216-72, Placement of Orders. If only FAS will issue delivery or task orders, insert the clause with its Alternate I.

(b) If the clause at 552.216-72 is prescribed, insert the provision at 552.216-73, Ordering Information, in solicitations for Special Order Program items and in other FAS Program solicitations.

(c) The Contracting Officer may insert clause 552.216-75 in solicitations and GSA-awarded IDIQ contracts, not including Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts. This clause should be included in all GSA-awarded Governmentwide acquisition contracts and multi-agency contracts. See 538.273 for clauses applicable to FSS contracts.

[75 FR 41096, July 15, 2010, as amended at 81 FR 41136, June 23, 2016; 82 FR 2250, Jan. 9, 2017; 85 FR 50959, Aug. 19, 2020]

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