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e-CFR data is current as of March 27, 2020

Title 48Chapter 6Subchapter C → Part 616


Title 48: Federal Acquisition Regulations System


PART 616—TYPES OF CONTRACTS


Contents
616.000   Scope of part.

Subpart 616.1—Selecting Contract Types

616.102   Policies.
616.102-70   Overseas posts.
616.103   Negotiating contract type.

Subpart 616.2—Fixed-Price Contracts

616.203   Fixed-Price contracts with economic price adjustment.
616.203-4   Contract clauses.
616.207   Firm-fixed-price, level-of-effort term contracts.
616.207-3   Limitations.

Subpart 616.5—Indefinite-Delivery Contracts

616.504   Indefinite-quantity contracts.
616.505   Ordering.
616.506   Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.
616.506-70   DOSAR contract clause.

Authority: 22 U.S.C. 2651a, 40 U.S.C. 121(c) and 48 CFR chapter 1.

Source: 53 FR 26169, July 11, 1988, unless otherwise noted.

616.000   Scope of part.

The contracting officer may use any of the contract types described in FAR part 16 for acquisitions made under simplified acquisition procedures. The contracting officer shall document his/her decision to use a contract type in accordance with the requirements of FAR part 16.

[60 FR 39963, Aug. 3, 1995]

Subpart 616.1—Selecting Contract Types

Source: 80 FR 6920, Feb. 9, 2015, unless otherwise noted.

616.102   Policies.

616.102-70   Overseas posts.

Pursuant to 601.601-70(a)(1)(i), no authority is delegated to overseas posts to enter into cost-reimbursement, fixed-price incentive, or fixed-price redeterminable contracts, unless the Procurement Executive's approval is obtained. Such requests shall be submitted by the head of the contracting activity on a case-by-case basis.

616.103   Negotiating contract type.

(d) The Procurement Executive has issued class determinations for the following categories of contracts awarded by overseas contracting activities: painting, vehicle insurance, vehicle rental, alarm installation, cell phone rental, janitorial, hotel and cost per copy services; gardening and maintenance services; and packing/shipping services. Copies may be found in the Overseas Contracting and Simplified Acquisition Guidebook. Contracting officers need not develop their own determinations provided that they use A/OPE's model solicitations. Contracting officers shall place a copy of the appropriate determination in the contract file.

Subpart 616.2—Fixed-Price Contracts

616.203   Fixed-Price contracts with economic price adjustment.

616.203-4   Contract clauses.

Contracting officers at domestic contracting activities may use an economic price adjustment clause based on cost indexes of labor or material in accordance with the circumstances listed in FAR 16.203-4(d) and after obtaining the approval of the head of the contracting activity. Overseas posts may use the clause at 652.216-71, Price Adjustment, when procuring continuing services (e.g., guard, janitorial, building maintenance, and gardening). Posts shall obtain A/OPE approval for any price adjustment clause that differs from the clause at 652.216-71.

[53 FR 26169, July 11, 1988, as amended at 59 FR 66759, Dec. 28, 1994]

616.207   Firm-fixed-price, level-of-effort term contracts.

616.207-3   Limitations.

The head of the contracting activity is the chief of the contracting office for the purposes of FAR 16.207-3.

Subpart 616.5—Indefinite-Delivery Contracts

616.504   Indefinite-quantity contracts.

(c) Multiple award preference—(1) Planning the acquisition.

(ii)(D)(1) The Procurement Executive is the head of the agency for the purposes of FAR 16.504(c)(1)(ii)(D)(1).

[81 FR 24707, Apr. 27, 2016]

616.505   Ordering.

(b)(5) The Departmental Advocate for Competition is designated the task and delivery order ombudsman.

[64 FR 43624, Aug. 11, 1999, as amended at 69 FR 19332, Apr. 13, 2004; 80 FR 6920, Feb. 9, 2015]

616.506   Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

616.506-70   DOSAR contract clause.

The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 652.216-70, Ordering—Indefinite-Delivery Contract, whenever the clause at FAR 52.216-20, Definite Quantity, or the clause at FAR 52.216-21, Requirements, or the clause at FAR 52.216-22, Indefinite Quantity, is used.

[53 FR 26169, July 11, 1988. Redesignated at 64 FR 43624, Aug. 11, 1999]

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