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 252.225-7000 Buy American--Balance of Payments Program Certificate.
 252.225-7001 Buy American and Balance of Payments Program.
 252.225-7002 Qualifying Country Sources as Subcontractors.
 252.225-7003 Report of Intended Performance Outside the United States and
                      Canada—Submission with Offer.

 252.225-7004 Report of Intended Performance Outside the United States and
                      Canada—Submission after Award.

 252.225-7005 Identification of Expenditures in the United States.
 252.225-7006 Quarterly Reporting of Actual Contract Performance Outside the
                      United States.

 252.225-7007 Prohibition on Acquisition of United States Munitions List Items
                      from Communist ChineseMilitary Companies.

 252.225-7008 Restriction on Acquisition of Specialty Metals.
 252.225-7009 Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty
                      Metals.

 252.225-7010 Commercial Derivative Military Article—Specialty Metals
                      Compliance Certificate.

 252.225-7011 Restriction on Acquisition of Supercomputers.
 252.225-7012 Preference for Certain Domestic Commodities.
 252.225-7013 Duty-Free Entry.
 252.225-7014 Reserved.
 252.225-7015 Restriction on Acquisition of Hand or Measuring Tools.
 252.225-7016 Restriction on Acquisition of Ball and Roller Bearings.
 252.225-7017 Photovoltaic Devices.
 252.225-7018 Photovoltaic Devices—Certificate.
 252.225-7019 Restriction on Acquisition of Anchor and Mooring Chain.
 252.225-7020 Trade Agreements Certificate.
 252.225-7021 Trade Agreements.
 252.225-7023 Preference for Products or Services from Afghanistan.
 252.225-7024 Requirement for Products or Services from Afghanistan.
 252.225-7025 Restriction on Acquisition of Forgings.
 252.225-7026 Acquisition Restricted to Products or Services from
                      Afghanistan.

 252.225-7027 Restriction on Contingent Fees for Foreign Military Sales.
 252.225-7028 Exclusionary Policies and Practices of Foreign Governments.
 252.225-7029 Acquisition of Uniform Components for Afghan Military or Afghan National Police.
 252.225-7030 Restriction on Acquisition of Carbon, Alloy, and Armor Steel Plate.
 252.225-7031 Secondary Arab Boycott of Israel.
 252.225-7032 Waiver of United Kingdom Levies—Evaluation of Offers.
 252.225-7033 Waiver of United Kingdom Levies.
 252.225-7034 Reserved.
 252.225-7035 Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Balance of Payments
                      Program Certificate.

 252.225-7036 Buy American—Free Trade Agreements--Balance of Payments
                      Program.

 252.225-7037 Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers.
 252.225-7038 Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers.
 252.225-7039 Reserved.
 252.225-7040 Contractor Personnel Authorized to Accompany U.S. Armed Forces
                      Deployed Outside the United States.

 252.225-7041 Correspondence in English.
 252.225-7042 Authorization to Perform.
 252.225-7043 Antiterrorism/Force Protection for Defense Contractors Outside the
                      United States.

 252.225-7044 Balance of Payments Program--Construction Material.
 252.225-7045 Balance of Payments Program--Construction Material Under Trade
                      Agreements.

 252.225-7046 Exports by Approved Community Members in Response to the
                      Solicitation.

 252.225-7047 Exports by Approved Community Members in Performance of the
                      Contract.

 252.225-7048 Export-Controlled Items.


252.225-7000  Buy American--Balance of Payments Program Certificate.

As prescribed in 225.1101(1)(i), use the following provision:

 

BUY AMERICAN—BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM CERTIFICATE (JAN 2014)

 

      (a)  Definitions. “Commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item,” “component,” “domestic end product,” “foreign end product,” “qualifying country,” “qualifying country end product,” and “United States” have the meanings given in the Buy American and Balance of Payments Program clause of this solicitation.

 

      (b)  Evaluation.  The Government—

 

              (1)  Will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of Part 225 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; and

 

              (2)  Will evaluate offers of qualifying country end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American statute or the Balance of Payments Program.

 

      (c)  Certifications and identification of country of origin.

 

              (1)  For all line items subject to the Buy American and Balance of Payments Program clause of this solicitation, the offeror certifies that—

 

                    (i)  Each end product, except those listed in paragraphs (c)(2) or (3) of this provision, is a domestic end product; and

 

                    (ii)  For end products other than COTS items, components of unknown origin are considered to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States or a qualifying country.

 

              (2)  The offeror certifies that the following end products are qualifying country end products:

 

Line Item Number

 

Country of Origin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      (3)  The following end products are other foreign end products, including end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (ii) of the definition of “domestic end product”:

 

Line Item Number

 

Country of Origin (If known)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(End of provision)

 

ALTERNATE I (DEC 2010)

As prescribed in 225.1101(1)(ii), add the terms “South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) state” and “South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) state end product” in paragraph (a) and replace the phrase “qualifying country end products” in paragraphs (b)(2) and (c)(2) with the phrase “qualifying country end products or SC/CASA state end products.”

 

252.225-7001  Buy American and Balance of Payments Program.

As prescribed in 225.1101(2)(i), use the following clause:

 

BUY AMERICAN AND BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM (DEC 2012)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause—

 

              “Commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item”—

 

                    (i)  Means any item of supply (including construction material) that is—

 

                            (A)  A commercial item (as defined in paragraph (1) of the definition of “commercial item” in section 2.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation);

 

                            (B)  Sold in substantial quantities in the commercial marketplace; and

 

                            (C)  Offered to the Government, under a contract or subcontract at any tier, without modification, in the same form in which it is sold in the commercial marketplace; and

 

                    (ii)  Does not include bulk cargo, as defined in 46 U.S.C. 40102(4), such as agricultural products and petroleum products.

 

              “Component” means an article, material, or supply incorporated directly into an end product.

 

              “Domestic end product” means—

 

                    (i)  An unmanufactured end product that has been mined or produced in the United States; or

 

                    (ii)  An end product manufactured in the United States if—

 

                            (A)  The cost of its qualifying country components and its components that are mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States exceeds 50 percent of the cost of all its components.  The cost of components includes transportation costs to the place of incorporation into the end product and U.S. duty (whether or not a duty-free entry certificate is issued).  Scrap generated, collected, and prepared for processing in the United States is considered domestic.  A component is considered to have been mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States (regardless of its source in fact) if the end product in which it is incorporated is manufactured in the United States and the component is of a class or kind for which the Government has determined that—

 

                                    (1)  Sufficient and reasonably available commercial quantities of a satisfactory quality are not mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States; or

 

                                   (2)  It is inconsistent with the public interest to apply the restrictions of the Buy American statute; or

 

                            (B)  The end product is a COTS item.

 

              “End product” means those articles, materials, and supplies to be acquired under this contract for public use. 

 

              “Foreign end product” means an end product other than a domestic end product.

 

              “Qualifying country” means a country with a reciprocal defense procurement memorandum of understanding or international agreement with the United States in which both countries agree to remove barriers to purchases of supplies produced in the other country or services performed by sources of the other country, and the memorandum or agreement complies, where applicable, with the requirements of section 36 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776) and with 10 U.S.C. 2457. Accordingly, the following are qualifying countries:

 

              Australia

              Austria

              Belgium

              Canada

              Czech Republic

              Denmark

              Egypt

              Finland

              France

              Germany

              Greece

              Israel

              Italy

              Luxembourg

              Netherlands

              Norway

              Poland

              Portugal

              Spain

              Sweden

              Switzerland

              Turkey

              United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

 

              “Qualifying country component” means a component mined, produced, or manufactured in a qualifying country.

 

              “Qualifying country end product” means—

 

                    (i)  An unmanufactured end product mined or produced in a qualifying country; or

 

                    (ii)  An end product manufactured in a qualifying country if—

 

                            (A)  The cost of the following types of components exceeds 50 percent of the cost of all its components:

 

                                    (1)  Components mined, produced, or manufactured in a qualifying country.

 

                                    (2)  Components mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States.

 

                                    (3)  Components of foreign origin of a class or kind for which the Government has determined that sufficient and reasonably available commercial quantities of a satisfactory quality are not mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States; or

 

                            (B)  The end product is a COTS item.

 

              United States” means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and outlying areas.

 

      (b)  This clause implements 41 U.S.C chapter 83, Buy American. In accordance with 41 U.S.C. 1907, the component test of the Buy American statute is waived for an end product that is a COTS item (see section 12.505(a)(1) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation). Unless otherwise specified, this clause applies to all line items in the contract.

 

      (c)  The Contractor shall deliver only domestic end products unless, in its offer, it specified delivery of other end products in the Buy American—Balance of Payments Program Certificate provision of the solicitation. If the Contractor certified in its offer that it will deliver a qualifying country end product, the Contractor shall deliver a qualifying country end product or, at the Contractor’s option, a domestic end product.

 

      (d)  The contract price does not include duty for end products or components for which the Contractor will claim duty-free entry.

 

(End of clause)

 

ALTERNATE I (JAN 2014)

As prescribed in 225.1101(2)(ii), add the following definitions to paragraph (a) and substitute the following paragraphs (b) and (c) for paragraphs (b) and (c) of the basic clause:

 

      (a) “South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) state” means Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan.

 

              “South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) state end product” means an article that—

 

                    (i)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of an SC/CASA state; or

 

                    (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in an SC/CASA state into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed. The term refers to a product offered for purchase under a supply contract, but for purposes of calculating the value of the end product includes services (except transportation services) incidental to its supply, provided that the value of those incidental services does not exceed the value of the product itself.

 

      (b) This clause implements the Balance of Payments Program. Unless otherwise specified, this clause applies to all line items in the contract.

 

      (c) The Contractor shall deliver only domestic end products unless, in its offer, it specified delivery of other end products in the Buy American—Balance of Payments Program Certificate provision of the solicitation. If the Contractor certified in its offer that it will deliver a qualifying country end product or an SC/CASA state end product, the Contractor shall deliver a qualifying country end product, an SC/CASA state end product, or, at the Contractor’s option, a domestic end product.

 

252.225-7002  Qualifying Country Sources as Subcontractors.

As prescribed in 225.1101(3), use the following clause:

 

QUALIFYING COUNTRY SOURCES AS SUBCONTRACTORS (DEC 2012)

 

      (a)  Definition.  “Qualifying country,” as used in this clause, means a country with a reciprocal defense procurement memorandum of understanding or international agreement with the United States in which both countries agree to remove barriers to purchases of supplies produced in the other country or services performed by sources of the other country, and the memorandum or agreement complies, where applicable, with the requirements of section 36 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776) and with 10 U.S.C. 2457. Accordingly, the following are qualifying countries:

 

              Australia

              Austria

              Belgium

              Canada

              Czech Republic

              Denmark

              Egypt

              Finland

              France

              Germany

              Greece

              Israel

              Italy

              Luxembourg

              Netherlands

              Norway

              Poland

              Portugal

              Spain

              Sweden

              Switzerland

              Turkey

              United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

 

      (b)  Subject to the restrictions in section 225.872 of the Defense FAR Supplement, the Contractor shall not preclude qualifying country sources or U.S. sources from competing for subcontracts under this contract.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7003  Report of Intended Performance Outside the United States and Canada—Submission with Offer.

As prescribed in 225.7204(a), use the following provision:

 

REPORT OF INTENDED PERFORMANCE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA—SUBMISSION WITH OFFER (OCT 2010)

 

      (a)  Definition.  United States,” as used in this provision, means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and outlying areas.

 

      (b)  The offeror shall submit, with its offer, a report of intended performance outside the United States and Canada if—

 

              (1)  The offer exceeds $12.5 million in value; and

 

              (2)  The offeror is aware that the offeror or a first-tier subcontractor intends to perform any part of the contract outside the United States and Canada that—

 

                    (i)  Exceeds $650,000 in value; and

 

                    (ii)  Could be performed inside the United States or Canada.

 

      (c)  Information to be reported includes that for—

 

              (1)  Subcontracts;

 

              (2)   Purchases; and

 

              (3)  Intracompany transfers when transfers originate in a foreign location.

 

      (d)  The offeror shall submit the report using—

 

              (1)  DD Form 2139, Report of Contract Performance Outside the United States; or

 

              (2)  A computer-generated report that contains all information required by DD Form 2139. 

 

      (e)  The offeror may obtain a copy of DD Form 2139 from the Contracting Officer or via the Internet at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/infomgt/forms/formsprogram.htm.

 

(End of provision)

 

252.225-7004  Report of Intended Performance Outside the United States and Canada—Submission after Award.

As prescribed in 225.7204(b), use the following clause:

 

REPORT OF INTENDED PERFORMANCE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA—SUBMISSION AFTER AWARD (OCT 2010)

 

      (a)  Definition.  United States,” as used in this clause, means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and outlying areas.

 

      (b)  Reporting requirement.  The Contractor shall submit a report in accordance with this clause, if the Contractor or a first-tier subcontractor will perform any part of this contract outside the United States and Canada that—

 

              (1)  Exceeds $650,000 in value; and

 

              (2)  Could be performed inside the United States or Canada.

 

      (c)  Submission of reports.  The Contractor—

 

              (1)  Shall submit a report as soon as practical after the information is known;

 

              (2)  To the maximum extent practicable, shall submit a report regarding a first-tier subcontractor at least 30 days before award of the subcontract;

 

              (3)  Need not resubmit information submitted with its offer, unless the information changes;

 

              (4)  Shall submit all reports to the Contracting Officer; and

 

              (5)  Shall submit a copy of each report to: Deputy Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (Contract Policy and International Contracting), OUSD(AT&L) DPAP/CPIC, Washington, DC 20301-3060.

 

      (d)  Report format.  The Contractor—

 

              (1)  Shall submit reports using—

 

                    (i)  DD Form 2139, Report of Contract Performance Outside the United States; or

 

                    (ii)  A computer-generated report that contains all information required by DD Form 2139; and

 

            (2)  May obtain copies of DD Form 2139 from the Contracting Officer or via the Internet at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/infomgt/forms/formsprogram.htm.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7005  Identification of Expenditures in the United States.

As prescribed in 225.1103(1), use the following clause:

 

IDENTIFICATION OF EXPENDITURES IN THE UNITED STATES (JUN 2005)

 

      (a)  Definition.  United States,” as used in this clause, means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and outlying areas.

 

      (b)  This clause applies only if the Contractor is--

 

              (1)  A concern incorporated in the United States (including a subsidiary that is incorporated in the United States, even if the parent corporation is not incorporated in the United States); or

 

              (2)  An unincorporated concern having its principal place of business in the United States.

 

      (c)  On each invoice, voucher, or other request for payment under this contract, the Contractor shall identify that part of the requested payment that represents estimated expenditures in the United States.  The identification—

 

              (1)  May be expressed either as dollar amounts or as percentages of the total amount of the request for payment;

 

              (2)  Should be based on reasonable estimates; and

 

              (3)  Shall state the full amount of the payment requested, subdivided into the following categories:

 

                    (i)  U.S. products--expenditures for material and equipment manufactured or produced in the United States, including end products, components, or construction material, but excluding transportation;

 

                    (ii)  U.S. services--expenditures for services performed in the United States, including all charges for overhead, other indirect costs, and profit under construction or service contracts;

 

                    (iii)  Transportation on U.S. carriers--expenditures for transportation furnished by U.S. flag, ocean, surface, and air carriers; and

 

                    (iv)  Expenditures not identified under paragraphs (c)(3)(i) through (iii) of this clause.

 

      (d)  Nothing in this clause requires the establishment or maintenance of detailed accounting records or gives the U.S. Government any right to audit the Contractor's books or records.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7006  Quarterly Reporting of Actual Contract Performance Outside the United States.

As prescribed in 225.7204(c), use the following clause:

 

QUARTERLY REPORTING OF ACTUAL CONTRACT PERFORMANCE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES (OCT 2010)

 

      (a)  Definition.  United States,” as used in this clause, means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and outlying areas.

 

      (b)  Reporting requirement.  Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this clause, within 10 days after the end of each quarter of the Government’s fiscal year, the Contractor shall report any subcontract, purchase, or intracompany transfer that—

 

              (1)  Will be or has been performed outside the United States;

 

              (2)  Exceeds the simplified acquisition threshold in Part 2 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation; and

 

              (3)  Has not been identified in a report for a previous quarter.

 

      (c)  Exception.  Reporting under this clause is not required if—

 

              (1)  A foreign place of performance is the principal place of performance of the contract; and

 

              (2)  The Contractor specified the foreign place of performance in its offer.

 

      (d)  Submission of reports.  The Contractor shall submit the reports required by this clause to: Deputy Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (Contract Policy and International Contracting), OUSD(AT&L) DPAP/CPIC, Washington, DC 20301-3060.

 

      (e)  Report format.  The Contractor—

 

              (1)  Shall submit reports using—

 

                    (i)  DD Form 2139, Report of Contract Performance Outside the United States; or

 

                    (ii)  A computer-generated report that contains all information required by DD Form 2139; and

 

            (2)  May obtain copies of DD Form 2139 from the Contracting Officer or via the Internet at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/infomgt/forms/formsprogram.htm.

                                                                 

      (f)  Subcontracts.  The Contractor—

 

              (1)  Shall include the substance of this clause in all first-tier subcontracts exceeding $650,000, except those for commercial items, construction, ores, natural gases, utilities, petroleum products and crudes, timber (logs), or subsistence;

 

              (2)  Shall provide the number of this contract to its subcontractors required to submit reports under this clause; and

 

              (3)  Shall require the subcontractor, with respect to performance of its subcontract, to comply with the requirements directed to the Contractor in paragraphs (b) through (e) of this clause. 

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7007  Prohibition on Acquisition of United States Munitions List Items from Communist Chinese Military Companies.

As prescribed in 225.1103(4), use the following clause:

 

PROHIBITION ON ACQUISITION OF UNITED STATES MUNITIONS LIST ITEMS FROM COMMUNIST CHINESE MILITARY COMPANIES (SEP 2006)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause—

 

              “Communist Chinese military company” means any entity that is—

 

              (1)  A part of the commercial or defense industrial base of the People’s Republic of China; or

 

              (2)  Owned or controlled by, or affiliated with, an element of the Government or armed forces of the People’s Republic of China.

 

              “United States Munitions List” means the munitions list of the International Traffic in Arms Regulation in 22 CFR Part 121.

 

      (b)  Any supplies or services covered by the United States Munitions List that are delivered under this contract may not be acquired, directly or indirectly, from a Communist Chinese military company.

 

      (c)  The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c), in all subcontracts for items covered by the United States Munitions List.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7008  Restriction on Acquisition of Specialty Metals.

As prescribed in 225.7003-5(a)(1), use the following clause:

 

RESTRICTION ON ACQUISITION OF SPECIALTY METALS (MAR 2013)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause—

 

              “Alloy” means a metal consisting of a mixture of a basic metallic element and one or more metallic, or non-metallic, alloying elements.

 

                    (i)  For alloys named by a single metallic element (e.g., titanium alloy), it means that the alloy contains 50 percent or more of the named metal (by mass).

 

                    (ii)  If two metals are specified in the name (e.g, nickel-iron alloy), those metals are the two predominant elements in the alloy, and together they constitute 50 percent or more of the alloy (by mass).

 

              “Produce” means—

 

                    (i)  Atomization;

 

                    (ii)  Sputtering; or

 

                    (iii)  Final consolidation of non-melt derived metal powders.

 

              “Specialty metal” means—

 

                    (i)  Steel—

 

                            (A)  With a maximum alloy content exceeding one or more of the following limits:  manganese, 1.65 percent; silicon, 0.60 percent; or copper, 0.60 percent; or

 

                            (B)  Containing more than 0.25 percent of any of the following elements:  aluminum, chromium, cobalt, molybdenum, nickel, niobium (columbium), titanium, tungsten, or vanadium;

 

                    (ii)  Metal alloys consisting of—

 

                            (A)  Nickel or iron-nickel alloys that contain a total of alloying metals other than nickel and iron in excess of 10 percent; or

 

                            (B)  Cobalt alloys that contain a total of alloying metals other than cobalt and iron in excess of 10 percent;

 

                    (iii)  Titanium and titanium alloys; or

 

                    (iv)  Zirconium and zirconium alloys.

 

              “Steel” means an iron alloy that includes between .02 and 2 percent carbon and may include other elements. 

 

      (b)  Any specialty metal delivered under this contract shall be melted or produced in the United States or its outlying areas.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7009  Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals.

As prescribed in 225.7003-5(a)(2), use the following clause:

 

RESTRICTION ON ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN ARTICLES CONTAINING SPECIALTY METALS
(JUN 2013)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause—

 

              “Alloy” means a metal consisting of a mixture of a basic metallic element and one or more metallic, or non-metallic, alloying elements.

 

                    (i)  For alloys named by a single metallic element (e.g., titanium alloy), it means that the alloy contains 50 percent or more of the named metal (by mass).

 

                    (ii)  If two metals are specified in the name (e.g, nickel-iron alloy), those metals are the two predominant elements in the alloy, and together they constitute 50 percent or more of the alloy (by mass).        

 

              “Assembly” means an item forming a portion of a system or subsystem that—

 

                    (i)  Can be provisioned and replaced as an entity; and

 

                    (ii)  Incorporates multiple, replaceable parts.

 

              “Commercial derivative military article” means an item acquired by the Department of Defense that is or will be produced using the same production facilities, a common supply chain, and the same or similar production processes that are used for the production of articles predominantly used by the general public or by nongovernmental entities for purposes other than governmental purposes.

 

              “Commercially available off-the-shelf item”—

 

                    (i)  Means any item of supply that is—

 

                            (A)  A commercial item (as defined in paragraph (1) of the definition of “commercial item” in section 2.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation);

 

                            (B)  Sold in substantial quantities in the commercial marketplace; and

 

                            (C)  Offered to the Government, under this contract or a subcontract at any tier, without modification, in the same form in which it is sold in the commercial marketplace; and

 

                    (ii)  Does not include bulk cargo, as defined in 46 U.S.C. 40102(4), such as agricultural products and petroleum products.

 

              “Component” means any item supplied to the Government as part of an end item or of another component.

 

              “Electronic component” means an item that operates by controlling the flow of electrons or other electrically charged particles in circuits, using interconnections of electrical devices such as resistors, inductors, capacitors, diodes, switches, transistors, or integrated circuits.  The term does not include structural or mechanical parts of an assembly containing an electronic component, and does not include any high performance magnets that may be used in the electronic component.

 

              “End item” means the final production product when assembled or completed and ready for delivery under a line item of this contract.

 

              “High performance magnet” means a permanent magnet that obtains a majority of its magnetic properties from rare earth metals (such as samarium).

 

              “Produce” means—

 

                    (i)  Atomization;

 

                    (ii)  Sputtering; or

 

                    (iii)  Final consolidation of non-melt derived metal powders.

 

              “Qualifying country” means any country listed in the definition of “Qualifying country” at 225.003of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).

 

              “Required form” means in the form of mill product, such as bar, billet, wire, slab, plate, or sheet, and in the grade appropriate for the production of—

 

                    (i)  A finished end item to be delivered to the Government under this contract; or

 

                    (ii)  A finished component assembled into an end item to be delivered to the Government under this contract.

 

              “Specialty metal” means—

 

                    (i)  Steel—

 

                            (A)  With a maximum alloy content exceeding one or more of the following limits:  manganese, 1.65 percent; silicon, 0.60 percent; or copper, 0.60 percent; or

 

                            (B)  Containing more than 0.25 percent of any of the following elements:  aluminum, chromium, cobalt, molybdenum, nickel, niobium (columbium), titanium, tungsten, or vanadium;

 

                    (ii)  Metal alloys consisting of—

 

                            (A)  Nickel or iron-nickel alloys that contain a total of alloying metals other than nickel and iron in excess of 10 percent; or

 

                            (B)  Cobalt alloys that contain a total of alloying metals other than cobalt and iron in excess of 10 percent;

 

                    (iii)  Titanium and titanium alloys; or

 

                    (iv)  Zirconium and zirconium alloys.

 

              “Steel” means an iron alloy that includes between .02 and 2 percent carbon and may include other elements.

 

              “Subsystem” means a functional grouping of items that combine to perform a major function within an end item, such as electrical power, attitude control, and propulsion.

 

      (b)  Restriction.  Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this clause, any specialty metals incorporated in items delivered under this contract shall be melted or produced in the United States, its outlying areas, or a qualifying country.

 

      (c)  Exceptions.  The restriction in paragraph (b) of this clause does not apply to—

 

              (1)  Electronic components.

 

              (2)(i)  Commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) items, other than—

 

                            (A)  Specialty metal mill products, such as bar, billet, slab, wire, plate, or sheet, that have not been  incorporated into COTS end items, subsystems, assemblies, or components; 

 

                            (B)  Forgings or castings of specialty metals, unless the forgings or castings are incorporated into COTS end items, subsystems, or assemblies;

 

                            (C)  Commercially available high performance magnets that contain specialty metal, unless such high performance magnets are incorporated into COTS end items or subsystems; and

 

                            (D)  COTS fasteners, unless—

 

                                    (1)  The fasteners are incorporated into COTS end items, subsystems, assemblies, or components; or

 

                                    (2)  The fasteners qualify for the commercial item exception in paragraph (c)(3) of this clause.

     

                    (ii)  A COTS item is considered to be “without modification” if it is not modified prior to contractual acceptance by the next higher tier in the supply chain. 

 

                            (A)  Specialty metals in a COTS item that was accepted without modification by the next higher tier are excepted from the restriction in paragraph (b) of this clause, and remain excepted, even if a piece of the COTS item subsequently is removed (e.g., the end is removed from a COTS screw or an extra hole is drilled in a COTS bracket).

 

                            (B)  Specialty metals that were not contained in a COTS item upon acceptance, but are added to the COTS item after acceptance, are subject to the restriction in paragraph (b) of this clause (e.g., a special reinforced handle made of specialty metal is added to a COTS item).

 

                            (C)  If two or more COTS items are combined in such a way that the resultant item is not a COTS item, only the specialty metals involved in joining the COTS items together are subject to the restriction in paragraph (b) of this clause (e.g., a COTS aircraft is outfitted with a COTS engine that is not the COTS engine normally provided with the aircraft).

 

                            (D)  For COTS items that are normally sold in the commercial marketplace with various options, items that include such options are also COTS items.  However, if a COTS item is offered to the Government with an option that is not normally offered in the commercial marketplace, that option is subject to the restriction in paragraph (b) of this clause (e.g. - An aircraft is normally sold to the public with an option for installation kits.  The Department of Defense requests a military-unique kit.  The aircraft is still a COTS item, but the military-unique kit is not a COTS item and must comply with the restriction in paragraph (b) of this clause unless another exception applies).

 

              (3)  Fasteners that are commercial items, if the manufacturer of the fasteners certifies it will purchase, during the relevant calendar year, an amount of domestically melted or produced specialty metal, in the required form, for use in the production of fasteners for sale to the Department of Defense and other customers, that is not less than 50 percent of the total amount of the specialty metal that it will purchase to carry out the production of such fasteners for all customers.

 

              (4)  Items manufactured in a qualifying country. 

 

              (5)  Specialty metals for which the Government has determined in accordance with DFARS 225.7003-3 that specialty metal melted or produced in the United States, its outlying areas, or a qualifying country cannot be acquired as and when needed in—

 

                    (i)  A satisfactory quality;

 

                    (ii)  A sufficient quantity; and

 

                    (iii)  The required form.

 

              (6)  End items containing a minimal amount of otherwise noncompliant specialty metals (i.e., specialty metals not melted or produced in the United States, an outlying area, or a qualifying country, that are not covered by one of the other exceptions in this paragraph (c)), if the total weight of such noncompliant metals does not exceed 2 percent of the total weight of all specialty metals in the end item, as estimated in good faith by the Contractor.  This exception does not apply to high performance magnets containing specialty metals.

 

   (d)  Compliance for commercial derivative military articles.

 

              (1)  As an alternative to the compliance required in paragraph (b) of this clause, the Contractor may purchase an amount of domestically melted or produced specialty metals in the required form, for use during the period of contract performance in the production of the commercial derivative military article and the related commercial article, if—

 

                    (i)  The Contracting Officer has notified the Contractor of the items to be delivered under this contract that have been determined by the Government to meet the definition of “commercial derivative military article”; and

 

                    (ii)  For each item that has been determined by the Government to meet the definition of “commercial derivative military article,” the Contractor has certified, as specified in the provision of the solicitation entitled “Commercial Derivative Military Article—Specialty Metals Compliance Certificate” (DFARS 252.225-7010), that the Contractor and its subcontractor(s) will enter into a contractual agreement or agreements to purchase an amount of domestically melted or produced specialty metal in the required form, for use during the period of contract performance in the production of each commercial derivative military article and the related commercial article, that is not less than the Contractor’s good faith estimate of the greater of—

 

                            (A)  An amount equivalent to 120 percent of the amount of specialty metal that is required to carry out the production of the commercial derivative military article (including the work performed under each subcontract); or

 

                            (B)  An amount equivalent to 50 percent of the amount of specialty metal that will be purchased by the Contractor and its subcontractors for use during such period in the production of the commercial derivative military article and the related commercial article.

 

              (2)  For the purposes of this alternative, the amount of specialty metal that is required to carry out production of the commercial derivative military article includes specialty metal contained in any item, including COTS items. 

 

      (e)  Subcontracts.  The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause in subcontracts, including subcontracts for commercial items, that are for items containing specialty metals, to the extent necessary to ensure compliance of the end products that the Contractor will deliver to the Government. When inserting the substance of this clause in subcontracts, the Contractor shall—

 

              (1)  Modify paragraph (c)(6) of this clause as necessary to facilitate management of the minimal content exception;

 

              (2)  Exclude paragraph (d) of this clause; and

 

              (3)  Include this paragraph (e).

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7010  Commercial Derivative Military Article—Specialty Metals Compliance Certificate.

As prescribed in 225.7003-5(b), use the following provision:

 

COMMERCIAL DERIVATIVE MILITARY ARTICLE—SPECIALTY METALS COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE (JUL 2009)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  “Commercial derivative military article,” “commercially available off-the-shelf item,” “produce,” “required form,” and “specialty metal,” as used in this provision, have the meanings given in the clause of this solicitation entitled “Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals” (DFARS 252.225-7009).

 

      (b)  The offeror shall list in this paragraph any commercial derivative military articles it intends to deliver under any contract resulting from this solicitation using the alternative compliance for commercial derivative military articles, as specified in paragraph (d) of the clause of this solicitation entitled “Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals” (DFARS 252.225-7009).  The offeror’s designation of an item as a “commercial derivative military article” will be subject to Government review and approval.

              ____________________________________________________________

              ____________________________________________________________.

 

      (c)  If the offeror has listed any commercial derivative military articles in paragraph (b) of this provision, the offeror certifies that, if awarded a contract as a result of this solicitation, and if the Government approves the designation of the listed item(s) as commercial derivative military articles, the offeror and its subcontractor(s) will demonstrate that individually or collectively they have entered into a contractual agreement or agreements to purchase an amount of domestically melted or produced specialty metal in the required form, for use during the period of contract performance in the production of each commercial derivative military article and the related commercial article, that is not less than the Contractor’s good faith estimate of the greater of—

 

              (1)  An amount equivalent to 120 percent of the amount of specialty metal that is required to carry out the production of the commercial derivative military article (including the work performed under each subcontract); or

 

              (2)  An amount equivalent to 50 percent of the amount of specialty metal that will be purchased by the Contractor and its subcontractors for use during such period in the production of the commercial derivative military article and the related commercial article.

 

      (d)  For the purposes of this provision, the amount of specialty metal that is required to carry out the production of the commercial derivative military article includes specialty metal contained in any item, including commercially available off-the-shelf items, incorporated into such commercial derivative military articles.

 

(End of provision)

 

252.225-7011  Restriction on Acquisition of Supercomputers.

As prescribed in 225.7012-3, use the following clause:

 

RESTRICTION ON ACQUISITION OF SUPERCOMPUTERS (JUN 2005)

 

Supercomputers delivered under this contract shall be manufactured in the United States or its outlying areas.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7012  Preference for Certain Domestic Commodities.

As prescribed in 225.7002-3(a), use the following clause:

 

PREFERENCE FOR CERTAIN DOMESTIC COMMODITIES (FEB 2013)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause—

 

              “Component” means any item supplied to the Government as part of an end product or of another component.

 

              “End product” means supplies delivered under a line item of this contract.

 

              "Qualifying country" means a country with a reciprocal defense procurement memorandum of understanding or international agreement with the United States in which both countries agree to remove barriers to purchases of supplies produced in the other country or services performed by sources of the other country, and the memorandum or agreement complies, where applicable, with the requirements of section 36 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776) and with 10 U.S.C. 2457. Accordingly, the following are qualifying countries:

 

                    Australia

                    Austria

                    Belgium

                    Canada

                    Czech Republic

                    Denmark

                    Egypt

                    Finland

                    France

                    Germany

                    Greece

                    Israel

                    Italy

                    Luxembourg

                    Netherlands

                    Norway

                    Poland

                    Portugal

                    Spain

                    Sweden

                    Switzerland

                    Turkey

                    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

 

              “Structural component of a tent”—

 

                    (i)  Means a component that contributes to the form and stability of the tent (e.g., poles, frames, flooring, guy ropes, pegs);

 

                    (ii)  Does not include equipment such as heating, cooling, or lighting.

 

              United States” means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and outlying areas.

 

              “U.S.-flag vessel” means a vessel of the United States or belonging to the United States, including any vessel registered or having national status under the laws of the United States.

 

      (b)  The Contractor shall deliver under this contract only such of the following items, either as end products or components, that have been grown, reprocessed, reused, or produced in the United States:

 

              (1)  Food.

 

              (2)  Clothing and the materials and components thereof, other than sensors, electronics, or other items added to, and not normally associated with, clothing and the materials components thereof.  Clothing includes items such as outerwear, headwear, underwear, nightwear. footwear, hosiery, handwear, belts, badges, and insignia.

 

              (3)(i)  Tents and structural components of tents;

 

                    (ii)  Tarpaulins; or

 

                    (iii)  Covers.

 

              (4)  Cotton and other natural fiber products.

 

              (5)  Woven silk or woven silk blends.

 

              (6)  Spun silk yarn for cartridge cloth.

 

              (7)  Synthetic fabric, and coated synthetic fabric, including all textile fibers and yarns that are for use in such fabrics.

 

              (8)  Canvas products.

 

              (9)  Wool (whether in the form of fiber or yarn or contained in fabrics, materials, or manufactured articles).

 

              (10)  Any item of individual equipment (Federal Supply Class 8465) manufactured from or containing fibers, yarns, fabrics, or materials listed in this paragraph (b).

 

      (c)  This clause does not apply—

 

              (1)  To items listed in section 25.104(a) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), or other items for which the Government has determined that a satisfactory quality and sufficient quantity cannot be acquired as and when needed at U.S. market prices;

 

              (2)  To incidental amounts of cotton, other natural fibers, or wool incorporated in an end product, for which the estimated value of the cotton, other natural fibers, or wool—

 

                    (i)  Is not more than 10 percent of the total price of the end product; and

 

                    (ii)  Does not exceed the simplified acquisition threshold in FAR Part 2;

 

              (3)  To waste and byproducts of cotton or wool fiber for use in the production of propellants and explosives;

 

              (4)  To foods, other than fish, shellfish, or seafood, that have been manufactured or processed in the United States, regardless of where the foods (and any component if applicable) were grown or produced.  Fish, shellfish, or seafood manufactured or processed in the United States and fish, shellfish, or seafood contained in foods manufactured or processed in the United States shall be provided in accordance with paragraph (d) of this clause;

 

              (5)  To chemical warfare protective clothing produced in a qualifying country; or

 

              (6)  To fibers and yarns that are for use in synthetic fabric or coated synthetic fabric (but does apply to the synthetic or coated synthetic fabric itself), if—

 

                    (i)  The fabric is to be used as a component of an end product that is not a textile product.  Examples of textile products, made in whole or in part of fabric, include¾

 

                            (A)  Draperies, floor coverings, furnishings, and bedding (Federal Supply Group 72, Household and Commercial Furnishings and Appliances);

 

                            (B)  Items made in whole or in part of fabric in Federal Supply Group 83,  Textile/leather/furs/apparel/findings/tents/flags, or Federal Supply Group 84,  Clothing, Individual Equipment and Insignia;

 

                            (C)  Upholstered seats (whether for household, office, or other use); and

 

                            (D)  Parachutes (Federal Supply Class 1670); or

 

                    (ii)  The fibers and yarns are para-aramid fibers and continuous filament para-aramid yarns manufactured in a qualifying country.

 

      (d)(1)  Fish, shellfish, and seafood delivered under this contract, or contained in foods delivered under this contract—

 

                    (i)  Shall be taken from the sea by U.S.-flag vessels; or

 

                    (ii)  If not taken from the sea, shall be obtained from fishing within the United States; and

 

              (2)  Any processing or manufacturing of the fish, shellfish, or seafood shall be performed on a U.S.-flag vessel or in the United States.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7013  Duty-Free Entry.

As prescribed in 225.1101(4), use the following clause:

 

DUTY-FREE ENTRY (OCT 2013)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause—

 

              “Component,” means any item supplied to the Government as part of an end product or of another component.

 

              “Customs territory of the United States” means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

 

              “Eligible product” means—

 

                    (i)  “Designated country end product” as defined in the Trade Agreements clause of this contract;

 

                    (ii)  “Free Trade Agreement country end product,” other than a “Bahrainian end product,” a “Moroccan end product,” a Panamanian end product,” or a “Peruvian end product,” as defined in the Buy American—Free Trade Agreements—Balance of Payments Program clause of this contract, basic or its Alternate II;

 

                    (iii)  “Canadian end product” as defined in Alternate I or Alternate III of the Buy American—Free Trade Agreements—Balance of Payments Program clause of this Contract; or

 

                    (iv)  “Free Trade Agreement country end product” other than a “Bahrainian end product,” “Korean end product,” “Moroccan end product,” “Panamanian end product,” or “Peruvian end product” as defined in Alternate IV or Alternate V of the Buy American—Free Trade Agreements—Balance of Payments Program clause of this contract.

 

              “Qualifying country” and “qualifying country end product” have the meanings given in the Trade Agreements clause, the Buy American and Balance of Payments Program clause, or the Buy American—Free Trade Agreements—Balance of Payments Program clause of this contract, basic or alternate.

 

      (b)  Except as provided in paragraph (i) of this clause, or unless supplies were imported into the customs territory of the United States before the date of this contract or the applicable subcontract, the price of this contract shall not include any amount for duty on—

 

              (1)  End items that are eligible products or qualifying country end products;

 

              (2)  Components (including, without limitation, raw materials and intermediate assemblies) produced or made in qualifying countries, that are to be incorporated in U.S.- made end products to be delivered under this contract; or

 

              (3)  Other supplies for which the Contractor estimates that duty will exceed $200 per shipment into the customs territory of the United States.

 

      (c)  The Contractor shall--

 

              (1)  Claim duty-free entry only for supplies that the Contractor intends to deliver to the Government under this contract, either as end items or components of end items; and

 

              (2)  Pay duty on supplies, or any portion thereof, that are diverted to nongovernmental use, other than—

 

                    (i)  Scrap or salvage; or

 

                    (ii)  Competitive sale made, directed, or authorized by the Contracting Officer.

 

      (d)  Except as the Contractor may otherwise agree, the Government will execute duty-free entry certificates and will afford such assistance as appropriate to obtain the duty-free entry of supplies—

 

              (1)  For which no duty is included in the contract price in accordance with paragraph (b) of this clause; and

 

              (2)  For which shipping documents bear the notation specified in paragraph (e) of this clause.

 

      (e)  For foreign supplies for which the Government will issue duty-free entry certificates in accordance with this clause, shipping documents submitted to Customs shall—

 

              (1)  Consign the shipments to the appropriate—

 

                    (i)  Military department in care of the Contractor, including the Contractor's delivery address; or

 

                    (ii)  Military installation; and

 

              (2)  Include the following information:

 

                    (i)  Prime contract number and, if applicable, delivery order number.

 

                    (ii)  Number of the subcontract for foreign supplies, if applicable.

 

                    (iii)  Identification of the carrier.

 

                    (iv)(A)  For direct shipments to a U.S. military installation, the notation:  “UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Duty-Free Entry to be claimed pursuant to Section XXII, Chapter 98, Subchapter VIII, Item 9808.00.30 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.  Upon arrival of shipment at the appropriate port of entry, District Director of Customs, please release shipment under 19 CFR Part 142 and notify Commander, Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) New York, ATTN:  Customs Team, DCMAE-GNTF, 207 New York Avenue, Staten Island, New York, 10305-5013, for execution of Customs Form 7501, 7501A, or 7506 and any required duty-free entry certificates.”

 

                            (B)  If the shipment will be consigned to other than a military installation, e.g., a domestic contractor's plant, the shipping document notation shall be altered to include the name and address of the contractor, agent, or broker who will notify Commander, DCMA New York, for execution of the duty-free entry certificate.  (If the shipment will be consigned to a contractor’s plant and no duty-free entry certificate is required due to a trade agreement, the Contractor shall claim duty-free entry under the applicable trade agreement and shall comply with the U.S. Customs Service requirements.  No notification to Commander, DCMA New York, is required.)

 

                    (v)  Gross weight in pounds (if freight is based on space tonnage, state cubic feet in addition to gross shipping weight).

 

                    (vi)  Estimated value in U.S. dollars.

 

                    (vii)  Activity address number of the contract administration office administering the prime contract, e.g., for DCMA Dayton, S3605A.

 

      (f)  Preparation of customs forms.

 

              (1)(i)  Except for shipments consigned to a military installation, the Contractor shall—

 

                            (A)  Prepare any customs forms required for the entry of foreign supplies into the customs territory of the United States in connection with this contract; and

 

                            (B)  Submit the completed customs forms to the District Director of Customs, with a copy to DCMA NY for execution of any required duty-free entry certificates. 

 

                    (ii)  Shipments consigned directly to a military installation will be released in accordance with sections 10.101 and 10.102 of the U.S. Customs regulations.

 

              (2)  For shipments containing both supplies that are to be accorded duty-free entry and supplies that are not, the Contractor shall identify on the customs forms those items that are eligible for duty-free entry.

 

      (g)  The Contractor shall—

 

              (1)  Prepare (if the Contractor is a foreign supplier), or shall instruct the foreign supplier to prepare, a sufficient number of copies of the bill of lading (or other shipping document) so that at least two of the copies accompanying the shipment will be available for use by the District Director of Customs at the port of entry;

 

              (2)  Consign the shipment as specified in paragraph (e) of this clause; and

 

              (3)  Mark on the exterior of all packages--

 

                    (i)  “UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE”; and

 

                    (ii)  The activity address number of the contract administration office administering the prime contract.

 

      (h)  The Contractor shall notify the Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO) in writing of any purchase of eligible products or qualifying country supplies to be accorded duty-free entry, that are to be imported into the customs territory of the United States for delivery to the Government or for incorporation in end items to be delivered to the Government.  The Contractor shall furnish the notice to the ACO immediately upon award to the supplier and shall include in the notice—

 

              (1)  The Contractor’s name, address, and Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code;

 

              (2)  Prime contract number and, if applicable, delivery order number;

 

              (3)  Total dollar value of the prime contract or delivery order;

 

              (4)  Date of the last scheduled delivery under the prime contract or delivery order;

 

              (5)  Foreign supplier's name and address;

 

              (6)  Number of the subcontract for foreign supplies;

 

              (7)  Total dollar value of the subcontract for foreign supplies;

 

              (8)  Date of the last scheduled delivery under the subcontract for foreign supplies;

 

              (9)  List of items purchased;

 

              (10)  An agreement that the Contractor will pay duty on supplies, or any portion thereof, that are diverted to nongovernmental use other than—

 

                    (i)  Scrap or salvage; or

 

                    (ii)  Competitive sale made, directed, or authorized by the Contracting Officer; 

 

              (11)  Country of origin; and

 

              (12)  Scheduled delivery date(s).

 

      (i)  This clause does not apply to purchases of eligible products or qualifying country supplies in connection with this contract if—

 

              (1)  The supplies are identical in nature to supplies purchased by the Contractor or any subcontractor in connection with its commercial business; and

 

              (2)  It is not economical or feasible to account for such supplies so as to ensure that the amount of the supplies for which duty-free entry is claimed does not exceed the amount purchased in connection with this contract.

 

      (j)  The Contractor shall—

 

              (1)  Insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (j), in all subcontracts for—

 

                    (i)  Qualifying country components; or

 

                    (ii)  Nonqualifying country components for which the Contractor estimates that duty will exceed $200 per unit;

 

              (2)  Require subcontractors to include the number of this contract on all shipping documents submitted to Customs for supplies for which duty-free entry is claimed pursuant to this clause; and

 

              (3)  Include in applicable subcontracts—

 

                    (i)  The name and address of the ACO for this contract;

 

                    (ii)  The name, address, and activity address number of the contract administration office specified in this contract; and

 

                    (iii)  The information required by paragraphs (h)(1), (2), and (3) of this clause.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7014  Reserved.

 

252.225-7015  Restriction on Acquisition of Hand or Measuring Tools.

As prescribed in 225.7002-3(b), use the following clause:

 

RESTRICTION ON ACQUISITION OF HAND OR MEASURING TOOLS (JUN 2005)

 

Hand or measuring tools delivered under this contract shall be produced in the United States or its outlying areas.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7016  Restriction on Acquisition of Ball and Roller Bearings.

As prescribed in 225.7009-5, use the following clause:

 

RESTRICTION ON ACQUISITION OF BALL AND ROLLER BEARINGS (JUN 2011)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause¾

 

              (1)  “Bearing components” means the bearing element, retainer, inner race, or outer race.

 

              (2)  “Component,” other than a bearing component, means any item supplied to the Government as part of an end product or of another component.

 

              (3)  “End product” means supplies delivered under a line item of this contract.

 

      (b)  Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this clause—

 

              (1)  Each ball and roller bearing delivered under this contract shall be manufactured in the United States, its outlying areas, or Canada; and

 

              (2)  For each ball or roller bearing, the cost of the bearing components manufactured in the United States, its outlying areas, or Canada shall exceed 50 percent of the total cost of the bearing components of that ball or roller bearing.

 

      (c)  The restriction in paragraph (b) of this clause does not apply to ball or roller bearings that are acquired as—

 

              (1)  Commercial components of a noncommercial end product; or

 

              (2)  Commercial or noncommercial components of a commercial component of a noncommercial end product.

 

      (d)  The restriction in paragraph (b) of this clause may be waived upon request from the Contractor in accordance with subsection 225.7009-4 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement. 

 

      (e)  If this contract includes DFARS clause 252.225-7009, Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals, all bearings that contain specialty metals, as defined in that clause, must meet the requirements of that clause.

 

      (f)  The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (f), in all subcontracts, except those for—

 

              (1)  Commercial items; or

 

              (2)  Items that do not contain ball or roller bearings.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7017  Photovoltaic Devices.

As prescribed in 225.7017-4(a), use the following clause:

 

PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES (JAN 2014)

 

(a) Definitions.  As used in this clause—

      “Bahrainian photovoltaic device” means an article that—

 

              (i)  Is wholly manufactured in Bahrain; or

 

              (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in Bahrain into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed, provided that the photovoltaic device is not subsequently substantially transformed outside of Bahrain.

 

      “Canadian photovoltaic device” means an article that has been substantially transformed in Canada into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed, provided that the photovoltaic device is not subsequently substantially transformed outside of Canada.

 

      “Caribbean Basin country photovoltaic device” means an article that—

 

              (i)  Is wholly manufactured in a Caribbean Basin country; or

 

              (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in a Caribbean Basin country into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed, provided that the photovoltaic device is not subsequently substantially transformed outside of a Caribbean Basin country.

 

      “Designated country” means—

 

              (i)  A World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA) country (Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan (known in the World Trade Organization as “the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu” (Chinese Taipei)), or the United Kingdom);

 

              (ii)  A Free Trade Agreement country (Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Korea (Republic of), Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, or Singapore);

 

              (iii)  A least developed country (Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, or Zambia); or

 

              (iv)  A Caribbean Basin country (Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saba, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, or Trinidad and Tobago).

 

      “Designated country photovoltaic device” means a WTO GPA country photovoltaic device, a Free Trade Agreement country photovoltaic device, a least developed country photovoltaic device, or a Caribbean Basin country photovoltaic device.

 

      “Domestic photovoltaic device” means a photovoltaic device manufactured in the United States.

 

      “Foreign photovoltaic device” means a photovoltaic device other than a domestic photovoltaic device.

 

      “Free Trade Agreement country” means Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Korea (Republic of), Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, or Singapore.

 

      “Free Trade Agreement country photovoltaic device” means an article that—

 

              (i)  Is wholly manufactured in a Free Trade Agreement country; or

 

              (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in a Free Trade Agreement country into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed, provided that the photovoltaic device is not subsequently substantially transformed outside of a Free Trade Agreement country.

 

      “Korean photovoltaic device” means an article that—

 

              (i)  Is wholly manufactured in Korea (Republic of); or

 

              (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in Korea (Republic of) into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed, provided that the photovoltaic device is not subsequently substantially transformed outside of Korea (Republic of).

 

      “Least developed country photovoltaic device” means an article that—

 

              (i)  Is wholly manufactured in a least developed country; or

 

              (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in a least developed country into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed, provided that the photovoltaic device is not subsequently substantially transformed outside of a least developed country.

 

      “Moroccan photovoltaic device” means an article that—

 

              (i)  Is wholly manufactured in Morocco; or

 

              (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in Morocco into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed, provided that the photovoltaic device is not subsequently substantially transformed outside of Morocco.

 

      “Panamanian photovoltaic device” means an article that—

 

              (i)  Is wholly manufactured in Panama; or

 

              (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in Panama into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed, provided that the photovoltaic device is not subsequently substantially transformed outside of Panama.

 

      “Peruvian photovoltaic device” means an article that—

 

              (i)  Is wholly manufactured in Peru; or

 

              (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in Peru into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed, provided that the photovoltaic device is not subsequently substantially transformed outside of Peru.

 

      “Photovoltaic device” means a device that converts light directly into electricity through a solid-state, semiconductor process.

 

      “Qualifying country” means any country listed in the definition of “qualifying country” at 225.003 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).

 

      “Qualifying country” means a country with a reciprocal defense procurement memorandum of understanding or international agreement with the United States in which both countries agree to remove barriers to purchases of supplies produced in the other country or services performed by sources of the other country, and the memorandum or agreement complies, where applicable, with the requirements of section 36 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776) and with 10 U.S.C. 2457. Accordingly, the following are qualifying countries:

 

              Australia

              Austria

              Belgium

              Canada

              Czech Republic

              Denmark

              Egypt

              Finland

              France

              Germany

              Greece

              Israel

              Italy

              Luxembourg

              Netherlands

              Norway

              Poland

              Portugal

              Spain

              Sweden

              Switzerland

              Turkey

              United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

 

      “Qualifying country photovoltaic device” means a photovoltaic device manufactured in a qualifying country.

 

      “United States” means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and outlying areas.

 

      “U.S.-made photovoltaic device” means a photovoltaic device that—

 

              (i)  Is manufactured in the United States; or

 

              (ii)  Is substantially transformed in the United States into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed, provided that the photovoltaic device is not subsequently substantially transformed outside of the United States.

 

      “WTO GPA country photovoltaic device” means an article that—

 

              (i)  Is wholly manufactured in a WTO GPA country; or

 

              (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in a WTO GPA country into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed, provided that the photovoltaic device is not subsequently substantially transformed outside of a WTO GPA country.

 

      (b)  This clause implements section 846 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (Pub. L. 111-383).

 

      (c)  Restriction.  If the Contractor specified in its offer in the Photovoltaic Devices—Certificate provision of the solicitation that the estimated value of the photovoltaic devices to be utilized in performance of this contract would be—

 

              (1)  More than $3,000 but less than $25,000, then the Contractor shall utilize only domestic or qualifying country photovoltaic devices unless, in its offer, it specified utilization of other foreign photovoltaic devices in paragraph (c)(2)(ii) of the Photovoltaic Devices—Certificate provision of the solicitation;

 

              (2)  $25,000 or more but less than $79,507, then the Contractor shall utilize in the performance of this contract only domestic or qualifying country photovoltaic devices unless, in its offer, it specified utilization of Canadian or other foreign photovoltaic devices in paragraph (c)(3)(ii) of the Photovoltaic Devices—Certificate provision of the solicitation. If the Contractor certified in its offer that it will utilize a qualifying country photovoltaic device or a Canadian photovoltaic device, the Contractor shall utilize a qualifying country photovoltaic device, a Canadian photovoltaic device, or, at the Contractor’s option, a domestic photovoltaic device;

 

              (3)  $79,507 or more but less than $100,000, then the Contractor shall utilize under this contract only domestic photovoltaic devices, qualifying country photovoltaic devices, or Free Trade Agreement country photovoltaic devices (other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Panamanian, or Peruvian photovoltaic devices), unless, in its offer, it specified utilization of other foreign photovoltaic devices in paragraph (c)(4)(ii) of the Photovoltaic Devices—Certificate provision of the solicitation. If the Contractor certified in its offer that it will utilize a qualifying country photovoltaic device or a Free Trade Agreement country photovoltaic device (other than a Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Panamanian, or Peruvian photovoltaic device), the Contractor shall utilize a qualifying country photovoltaic device; a Free Trade Agreement country photovoltaic device (other than a Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Panamanian, or Peruvian photovoltaic device), or, at the Contractor’s option, a domestic photovoltaic device;

 

              (4)  $100,000 or more but less than $204,000, then the Contractor shall utilize under this contract only domestic photovoltaic devices, qualifying country photovoltaic devices, or Free Trade Agreement country photovoltaic devices (other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Panamanian, or Peruvian photovoltaic devices), unless, in its offer, it specified utilization of other foreign photovoltaic devices in paragraph (c)(4)(ii) of the Photovoltaic Devices—Certificate provision of the solicitation. If the Contractor certified in its offer that it will utilize a qualifying country photovoltaic device or a Free Trade Agreement country photovoltaic device (other than a Bahrainian, Moroccan, Panamanian, or Peruvian photovoltaic device), the Contractor shall utilize a qualifying country photovoltaic device; a Free Trade Agreement country photovoltaic device (other than a Bahrainian, Moroccan, Panamanian, or Peruvian photovoltaic device), or, at the Contractor’s option, a domestic photovoltaic device; or

 

              (5)  $204,000 or more, then the Contractor shall utilize under this contract only U.S.-made, qualifying country, or designated country photovoltaic devices.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7018  Photovoltaic Devices—Certificate.

As prescribed in 225.7017-4(b), use the following provision:

 

PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES—CERTIFICATE (JAN 2014)

 

      (a) Definitions. “Bahrainian photovoltaic device,” “Canadian photovoltaic device,” “Caribbean Basin photovoltaic device,” “designated country,” “designated country photovoltaic device,” “domestic photovoltaic device,” “foreign photovoltaic device,” “Free Trade Agreement country,” “Free Trade Agreement photovoltaic device,” “Korean photovoltaic device,” “least developed country photovoltaic device,” “Moroccan photovoltaic device,” “Panamanian photovoltaic device,” “Peruvian photovoltaic device,” “photovoltaic device,” “qualifying country,” “qualifying country photovoltaic device,” “United States,” “U.S.-made photovoltaic device,” and “WTO GPA country photovoltaic device” have the meanings given in the Photovoltaic Devices clause of this solicitation.

 

      (b) Restrictions. The following restrictions apply, depending on the estimated value of any photovoltaic devices to be utilized under a resultant contract:

 

              (1)  If more than $3,000 but less than $204,000, then the Government will not accept an offer specifying the use of other foreign photovoltaic devices in paragraph (d)(2)(ii), (d)(3)(ii) or (d)(4)(ii) of this provision, unless the offeror documents to the satisfaction of the Contracting Officer that the price of the foreign photovoltaic device plus 50 percent is less than the price of a comparable domestic photovoltaic device.

 

              (2)  If $204,000 or more, then the Government will consider only offers that utilize photovoltaic devices that are U.S.-made, qualifying country, or designated country photovoltaic devices.

 

      (c) Country in which a designated country photovoltaic device was wholly manufactured or was substantially transformed. If the estimated value of the photovoltaic devices to be utilized under a resultant contract exceeds $25,000, the Offeror’s certification that such photovoltaic device (e.g., solar panel) is a designated country photovoltaic device shall be consistent with country of origin determinations by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection with regard to importation of the same or similar photovoltaic devices into the United States. If the Offeror is uncertain as to what the country of origin would be determined to be by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Offeror shall request a determination from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (See http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/legal/rulings/.)

 

      (d) Certification and identification of country of origin.

 

[The offeror shall check the block and fill in the blank for one of the following paragraphs, based on the estimated value and the country of origin of photovoltaic devices to be utilized in performance of the contract:]

 

      _____(1) No photovoltaic devices will be utilized in performance of the contract, or such photovoltaic devices have an estimated value of $3,000 or less.

 

              (2) If more than $3,000 but less than $25,000—

 

              _____(i) The offeror certifies that each photovoltaic device to be utilized in performance of the contract is a domestic photovoltaic device or a qualifying country photovoltaic device [Offeror to specify country of origin____________]; or

 

              _____(ii) The foreign (other than qualifying country) photovoltaic devices to be utilized in performance of the contract are the product of ___________________.[Offeror to specify country of origin, if known, and provide documentation that the cost of a domestic photovoltaic device would be unreasonable in comparison to the cost of the proposed foreign photovoltaic device.]

 

              (3) If $25,000 or more but less than $79,507—

 

              _____(i) The offeror certifies that each photovoltaic device to be utilized in performance of the contract is a domestic photovoltaic device; a qualifying country photovoltaic device; or a Canadian photovoltaic device [Offeror to specify country of origin____________________________]; or

 

              _____(ii) The foreign (other than qualifying country or Canadian) photovoltaic devices to be utilized in performance of the contract are the product of ___________________.[Offeror to specify country of origin, if known, and provide documentation that the cost of a domestic photovoltaic device would be unreasonable in comparison to the cost of the proposed foreign photovoltaic device.]

 

              (4) If $79,507 or more but less than $100,000—

 

              _____(i) The offeror certifies that each photovoltaic device to be utilized in performance of the contract is a domestic photovoltaic device; a qualifying country (except Australian or Canadian) photovoltaic device; a Free Trade Agreement country photovoltaic device (other than a Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Panamanian, or Peruvian photovoltaic device) [Offeror to specify country of origin_________]; or

 

              _____(ii) The offered foreign photovoltaic devices (other than those from countries listed in paragraph (d)(4)(i) of this provision) are the product of ___________________.[Offeror to specify country of origin, if known, and provide documentation that the cost of a domestic photovoltaic device would be unreasonable in comparison to the cost of the proposed foreign photovoltaic device.]

 

              (5) If $100,000 or more but less than $204,000—

 

              _____(i) The offeror certifies that each photovoltaic device to be utilized in performance of the contract is a domestic photovoltaic device; a qualifying country (except Australian or Canadian) photovoltaic device; a Free Trade Agreement country photovoltaic device (other than a Bahrainian, Moroccan, Panamanian, or Peruvian photovoltaic device) [Offeror to specify country of origin_________]; or

 

              _____(ii) The offered foreign photovoltaic devices (other than those from countries listed in paragraph (d)(4)(i) of this provision) are the product of ___________________. [Offeror to specify country of origin, if known, and provide documentation that the cost of a domestic photovoltaic device would be unreasonable in comparison to the cost of the proposed foreign photovoltaic device.]

 

              (6) If $204,000 or more—

 

              _____ The offeror certifies that each photovoltaic device to be utilized in performance of the contract is a U.S.-made, qualifying country, or designated country photovoltaic device. [Offeror to specify country of origin_________________.]

 

(End of provision)

 

 

252.225-7019  Restriction on Acquisition of Anchor and Mooring Chain.

As prescribed in 225.7007-3, use the following clause:

 

RESTRICTION ON ACQUISITION OF ANCHOR AND MOORING CHAIN

(DEC 2009)

 

      (a) “Component,” as used in this clause, means an article, material, or supply incorporated directly into an end product.

 

      (b)  Welded shipboard anchor and mooring chain, four inches or less in diameter, delivered under this contract—

 

              (1)  Shall be manufactured in the United States or its outlying areas, including cutting, heat treating, quality control, testing, and welding (both forging and shot blasting process); and

 

              (2)  The cost of the components manufactured in the United States or its outlying areas shall exceed 50 percent of the total cost of components.

 

      (c)  The Contractor may request a waiver of this restriction if adequate domestic supplies meeting the requirements in paragraph (a) of this clause are not available to meet the contract delivery schedule.

 

      (d)  The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (d), in all subcontracts for items containing welded shipboard anchor and mooring chain, four inches or less in diameter.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7020  Trade Agreements Certificate.

As prescribed in 225.1101(5)(i), use the following provision:

 

TRADE AGREEMENTS CERTIFICATE (JAN 2005)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  “Designated country end product,” “nondesignated country end product,” “qualifying country end product,” and “U.S.-made end product” have the meanings given in the Trade Agreements clause of this solicitation.

 

     (b)  Evaluation.  The Government—

 

              (1)  Will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of Part 225 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; and

 

              (2)  Will consider only offers of end products that are U.S.-made, qualifying country, or designated country end products unless—

 

                    (i)  There are no offers of such end products;

 

                    (ii)  The offers of such end products are insufficient to fulfill the Government’s requirements; or

 

                    (iii)  A national interest waiver has been granted.

 

      (c)  Certification and identification of country of origin.

 

              (1)  For all line items subject to the Trade Agreements clause of this solicitation, the offeror certifies that each end product to be delivered under this contract, except those listed in paragraph (c)(2) of this provision, is a U.S.-made, qualifying country, or designated country end product.

 

              (2)  The following supplies are other nondesignated country end products:

 

     (Line Item Number)

 

    (Country of Origin)

 

(End of provision)

 

ALTERNATE I (DEC 2010)

As prescribed in 225.1101(5)(ii), substitute the following paragraphs (a), (b)(2), and (c) for paragraph (a), (b)(2), and (c) of the basic clause:

 

      (a)  Definitions.  “Designated country end product,” “nondesignated country end product,” “qualifying country end product,” “South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) state,” “South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) state end product,” and “U.S.-made end product” have the meanings given in the Trade Agreements clause of this solicitation.

 

      (b)(2)  Will consider only offers of end products that are U.S.-made, qualifying country, SC/CASA state, or designated country end products unless—

 

      (c)  Certification and identification of country of origin.

 

              (1)  “For all line items subject to the Trade Agreement clause of this solicitation, the offeror certifies that each end product to be delivered under this contract, except those listed in paragraph (c)(2)(ii) of this provision, is a U.S.-made, qualifying country, SC/CASA state, or designated country end product.

 

              (2)(i)  The following supplies are SC/CASA state end products:

 

     (Line Item Number)

 

    (Country of Origin)

 

      (ii)  The following are other nondesignated country end products:

 

     (Line Item Number)

 

    (Country of Origin)

 

252.225-7021  Trade Agreements.

As prescribed in 225.1101(6)(i), use the following clause:

 

TRADE AGREEMENTS (OCT 2013)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause

 

              Caribbean Basin country end product”—

 

                    (i)  Means an article that—

 

                            (A)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of a Caribbean Basin country; or

 

                            (B)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in a Caribbean Basin country into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed.  The term refers to a product offered for purchase under a supply contract, but for purposes of calculating the value of the end product includes services (except transportation services) incidental to its supply, provided that the value of those incidental services does not exceed the value of the product itself; and

 

                    (ii)  Excludes products, other than petroleum and any product derived from petroleum, that are not granted duty-free treatment under the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (19 U.S.C. 2703(b)).  These exclusions presently consist of—

 

                            (A)  Textiles, apparel articles, footwear, handbags, luggage, flat goods, work gloves, leather wearing apparel, and handloomed, handmade, or folklore articles that are not granted duty-free status in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS);

 

                            (B)  Tuna, prepared or preserved in any manner in airtight containers; and

 

                            (C)  Watches and watch parts (including cases, bracelets, and straps) of whatever type, including, but not limited to, mechanical, quartz digital, or quartz analog, if such watches or watch parts contain any material that is the product of any country to which the HTSUS column 2 rates of duty (HTSUS General Note 3(b)) apply.

 

              “Commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item”—

 

                    (i)  Means any item of supply (including construction material) that is—

 

                            (A)  A commercial item (as defined in paragraph (1) of the definition of “commercial item” in section 2.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation);

 

                            (B)  Sold in substantial quantities in the commercial marketplace; and

 

                            (C)  Offered to the Government, under a contract or subcontract at any tier, without modification, in the same form in which it is sold in the commercial marketplace; and

 

                    (ii)  Does not include bulk cargo, as defined in 46 U.S.C. 40102(4), such as agricultural products and petroleum products.

 

              “Component” means an article, material, or supply incorporated directly into an end product.

 

              “Designated country” means—

 

                (i)  A World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA) country (Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan (known in the World Trade Organization as “the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu” (Chinese Taipei)), or the United Kingdom);

 

                     (ii)  A Free Trade Agreement country (Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Korea (Republic of), Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, or Singapore);

 

                    (iii)  A least developed country (Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, or Zambia); or

 

                    (iv)  A Caribbean Basin country (Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saba, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, or Trinidad and Tobago).

 

              “Designated country end product” means a WTO GPA country end product, a Free Trade Agreement country end product, a least developed country end product, or a Caribbean Basin country end product.

 

              “End product” means those articles, materials, and supplies to be acquired under this contract for public use.

 

              “Free Trade Agreement country end product” means an article that—

 

                    (i)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of a Free Trade Agreement country; or

 

                    (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in a Free Trade Agreement country into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed.  The term refers to a product offered for purchase under a supply contract, but for purposes of calculating the value of the end product includes services (except transportation services) incidental to its supply, provided that the value of those incidental services does not exceed the value of the product itself.

 

              “Least developed country end product” means an article that—

 

                    (i)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of a least developed country; or

 

                    (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in a least developed country into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed.  The term refers to a product offered for purchase under a supply contract, but for purposes of calculating the value of the end product includes services (except transportation services) incidental to its supply, provided that the value of those incidental services does not exceed the value of the product itself.

 

              “Nondesignated country end product” means any end product that is not a U.S.-made end product or a designated country end product.

 

              “Qualifying country” means a country with a reciprocal defense procurement memorandum of understanding or international agreement with the United States in which both countries agree to remove barriers to purchases of supplies produced in the other country or services performed by sources of the other country, and the memorandum or agreement complies, where applicable, with the requirements of section 36 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776) and with 10 U.S.C. 2457. Accordingly, the following are qualifying countries:

 

              Australia

              Austria

              Belgium

              Canada

              Czech Republic

              Denmark

              Egypt

              Finland

              France

              Germany

              Greece

              Israel

              Italy

              Luxembourg

              Netherlands

              Norway

              Poland

              Portugal

              Spain

              Sweden

              Switzerland

              Turkey

              United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

 

              “Qualifying country end product” means—

 

                    (i)  An unmanufactured end product mined or produced in a qualifying country; or

 

                    (ii)  An end product manufactured in a qualifying country if—

 

                            (A)  The cost of the following types of components exceeds 50 percent of the cost of all its components:

 

                                    (1)  Components mined, produced, or manufactured in a qualifying country.

 

                                    (2)  Components mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States.

 

                                    (3)  Components of foreign origin of a class or kind for which the Government has determined that sufficient and reasonably available commercial quantities of a satisfactory quality are not mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States; or

 

                            (B)  The end product is a COTS item.

 

              United States” means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and outlying areas.

 

              “U.S.-made end product” means an article that—

 

                    (i)  Is mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States; or

 

                    (ii)  Is substantially transformed in the United States into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed.

 

              “WTO GPA country end product” means an article that—

 

                    (i)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of a WTO GPA country; or

 

                    (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in a WTO GPA country into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed.  The term refers to a product offered for purchase under a supply contract, but for purposes of calculating the value of the end product includes services (except transportation services) incidental to its supply, provided that the value of those incidental services does not exceed the value of the product itself.

 

      (b)  Unless otherwise specified, this clause applies to all items in the Schedule.

 

      (c)  The Contractor shall deliver under this contract only U.S.-made, qualifying country, or designated country end products unless—

 

              (1)  In its offer, the Contractor specified delivery of other nondesignated country end products in the Trade Agreements Certificate provision of the solicitation; and

 

              (2)(i)  Offers of U.S.-made, qualifying country, or designated country end products from responsive, responsible offerors are either not received or are insufficient to fill the Government’s requirements; or

 

                    (ii)  A national interest waiver has been granted.

 

      (d)  The contract price does not include duty for end products or components for which the Contractor will claim duty-free entry.

 

      (e)  The HTSUS is available on the Internet at http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/bychapter/index.htm.  The following sections of the HTSUS provide information regarding duty-free status of articles specified in paragraph (a)(2)(ii)(A) of this clause:

 

              (1)  General Note 3(c), Products Eligible for Special Tariff Treatment.

 

              (2)  General Note 17, Products of Countries Designated as Beneficiary Countries Under the United StatesCaribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act of 2000.

 

              (3)  Section XXII, Chapter 98, Subchapter II, Articles Exported and Returned, Advanced or Improved Abroad, U.S. Note 7(b).

 

              (4)  Section XXII, Chapter 98, Subchapter XX, Goods Eligible for Special Tariff Benefits Under the United States—Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act.

 

(End of clause)

 

ALTERNATE I Reserved

 

ALTERNATE II (OCT 2011)

As prescribed in 225.1101(6)(ii), add the following new definitions to paragraph (a), substitute the following paragraph (c) for paragraph (c) of the basic clause, and add the following paragraph (d):

 

      (a)  “South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) state” means Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan.

 

              “South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) state end product” means an article that—

 

                    (i)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of an SC/CASA state; or

 

                    (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in an SC/CASA state into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed. The term refers to a product offered for purchase under a supply contract, but for purposes of calculating the value of the end product includes services (except transportation services) incidental to its supply, provided that the value of those incidental services does not exceed the value of the product itself.

 

      (c)  The Contractor shall deliver under this contract only U.S.-made, qualifying country, SC/CASA state, or designated country end products unless—

 

              (1)  In its offer, the Contractor specified delivery of other nondesignated country end products in the Trade Agreements Certificate provision of the solicitation; and

 

              (2)(i)  Offers of U.S.-made, qualifying country, SC/CASA state, or designated country end products from responsive, responsible offerors are either not received or are insufficient to fill the Government’s requirements; or

 

                    (ii)  A national interest waiver has been granted.

 

      (d)  If the Contractor is from an SC/CASA state, the Contractor shall inform its government of its participation in this acquisition and that it generally will not have such opportunity in the future unless its government provides reciprocal procurement opportunities to U.S. products and services and suppliers of such products and services.

 

252.225-7023  Preference for Products or Services from Afghanistan.

As prescribed in 225.7703-4(a), use the following provision:

 

PREFERENCE FOR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES FROM AFGHANISTAN

(SEP 2013)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  “Product from Afghanistan” and “service from Afghanistan,” as used in this provision, are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled “Requirement for Products or Services from Afghanistan” (DFARS 252.225-7024).

 

      (b)  Representation.  The offeror represents that all products or services to be delivered under a contract resulting from this solicitation are products from Afghanistan or services from Afghanistan, except those listed in—

 

              (1)  Paragraph (c) of this provision; or

 

              (2)  Paragraph (c)(2) of the provision entitled “Trade Agreements Certificate,” if included in this solicitation.

 

      (c)  Other products or services.  The following offered products or services are not products from Afghanistan or services from Afghanistan:

 

                    (Line Item Number)               (Country of Origin)

 

      (d)  Evaluation.  For the purpose of evaluating competitive offers, the Contracting Officer will increase by 50 percent the prices of offers of products or services that are not products or services from Afghanistan.

 

(End of provision)

 

252.225-7024 Requirement for Products or Services from Afghanistan.

As prescribed in 225.7703-4(b), use the following clause:

 

REQUIREMENT FOR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES FROM AFGHANISTAN

(DEC 2013)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause—

 

              (1)  “Product from Afghanistan” means a product that is mined, produced, or manufactured in Afghanistan.

 

              (2)  “Service from Afghanistan” means a service including construction that is performed in Afghanistan predominantly by citizens or permanent resident aliens of Afghanistan.

 

      (b)  The Contractor shall provide only products from Afghanistan or services from Afghanistan under this contract, unless, in its offer, it specified that it would provide products or services other than products from Afghanistan or services from Afghanistan.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7025  Restriction on Acquisition of Forgings.

As prescribed in 225.7102-4, use the following clause:

 

RESTRICTION ON ACQUISITION OF FORGINGS (DEC 2009)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause¾

 

              (1)  “Component” means any item supplied to the Government as part of an end product or of another component.

 

              (2)  “Domestic manufacture” means manufactured in the United States, its outlying areas; or Canada.

 

              (3)  “Forging items” means—

 

ITEMS

 

Ship propulsion shafts

Periscope tubes

Ring forgings for bull gears

CATEGORIES

 

Excludes service and landing craft shafts

All

All greater than 120 inches in diameter

 

      (b)  End products and their components delivered under this contract shall contain forging items that are of domestic manufacture only.

 

      (c)  The restriction in paragraph (b) of this clause may be waived upon request from the Contractor in accordance with subsection 225.7102-3 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.

 

      (d)  The Contractor shall retain records showing compliance with the restriction in paragraph (b) of this clause until 3 years after final payment and shall make the records available upon request of the Contracting Officer.

 

      (e)  The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (e), in subcontracts for forging items or for other items that contain forging items.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7026  Acquisition Restricted to Products or Services from Afghanistan.

As prescribed in 225.7703-4(c), use the following clause:

 

ACQUISITION RESTRICTED TO PRODUCTS OR SERVICES FROM AFGHANISTAN (SEP 2013)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause—

 

              (1)  “Product from Afghanistan” means a product that is mined, produced, or manufactured in Afghanistan.

 

              (2)  “Service from Afghanistan” means a service that is performed in Afghanistan predominantly by citizens or permanent resident aliens of Afghanistan.

 

      (b)  The Contractor shall provide only products from Afghanistan or services from Afghanistan under this contract.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7027  Restriction on Contingent Fees for Foreign Military Sales.

As prescribed in 225.7307(a), use the following clause. 

 

RESTRICTION ON CONTINGENT FEES FOR FOREIGN MILITARY SALES

(APR 2003)

 

      (a)  Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this clause, contingent fees, as defined in the Covenant Against Contingent Fees clause of this contract, are generally an allowable cost, provided the fees are paid to—

 

           (1)  A bona fide employee of the Contractor; or 

 

              (2)  A bona fide established commercial or selling agency maintained by the Contractor for the purpose of securing business.

 

      (b)  For foreign military sales, unless the contingent fees have been identified and payment approved in writing by the foreign customer before contract award, the following contingent fees are unallowable under this contract:

 

              (1)  For sales to the Government(s) of __________, contingent fees in any amount.

 

              (2)  For sales to Governments not listed in paragraph (b)(1) of this clause, contingent fees exceeding $50,000 per foreign military sale case.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7028  Exclusionary Policies and Practices of Foreign Governments.

As prescribed in 225.7307(b), use the following clause:

 

EXCLUSIONARY POLICIES AND PRACTICES OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS

(APR 2003)

 

The Contractor and its subcontractors shall not take into account the exclusionary policies or practices of any foreign government in employing or assigning personnel, if—

    

      (a)  The personnel will perform functions required by this contract, either in the United States or abroad; and

 

      (b)  The exclusionary policies or practices of the foreign government are based on race, religion, national origin, or sex.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7029  Acquisition of Uniform Components for Afghan Military or Afghan National Police.

As prescribed in 225.7703-4(d), use the following clause:

 

ACQUISITION OF UNIFORM COMPONENTS FOR AFGHAN MILITARY OR AFGHAN NATIONAL POLICE (SEP 2013)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause—

 

“Textile component” means any item consisting of fibers, yarns, or fabric, supplied for incorporation into a uniform or a component of a uniform. It does not include items that do not contain fibers, yarns, or fabric, such as the metallic or plastic elements of buttons, zippers, or other clothing fasteners.

 

“United States” means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and outlying areas.

 

      (b)  As required by section 826 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Pub. L. 112-239), the Contractor shall deliver under this contract only textile components that have been produced in the United States.

 

      (c)  There are no exceptions or waivers to this requirement.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7030  Restriction on Acquisition of Carbon, Alloy, and Armor Steel Plate.

As prescribed in 225.7011-3, use the following clause:

 

RESTRICTION ON ACQUISITION OF CARBON, ALLOY, AND ARMOR

STEEL PLATE (DEC 2006)

 

      (a)  Carbon, alloy, and armor steel plate shall be melted and rolled in the United States or Canada if the carbon, alloy, or armor steel plate—

 

              (1)  Is in Federal Supply Class 9515 or is described by specifications of the American Society for Testing Materials or the American Iron and Steel Institute; and

 

              (2)(i)  Will be delivered to the Government for use in a Government-owned facility or a facility under the control of the Department of Defense; or

 

                    (ii)  Will be purchased by the Contractor for use in a Government-owned facility or a facility under the control of the Department of Defense.

 

      (b)  This restriction—

 

              (1)  Applies to the acquisition of carbon, alloy, or armor steel plate as a finished steel mill product that may be used “as is” or may be used as an intermediate material for the fabrication of an end product; and

 

              (2)  Does not apply to the acquisition of an end product (e.g., a machine tool), to be used in the facility, that contains carbon, alloy, or armor steel plate as a component.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7031  Secondary Arab Boycott of Israel.

As prescribed in 225.7605, use the following provision:

 

SECONDARY ARAB BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL (JUN 2005)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this provision—

 

              (1)  “Foreign person” means any person (including any individual, partnership, corporation, or other form of association) other than a United States person.

 

              (2)  United States” means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, outlying areas, and the outer Continental Shelf as defined in 43 U.S.C. 1331.

 

              (3)  United States person” is defined in 50 U.S.C. App. 2415(2) and means—

 

                    (i)  Any United States resident or national (other than an individual resident outside the United States who is employed by other than a United States person);

 

                    (ii)  Any domestic concern (including any permanent domestic establishment of any foreign concern); and

 

                    (iii)  Any foreign subsidiary or affiliate (including any permanent foreign establishment) of any domestic concern that is controlled in fact by such domestic concern.

 

      (b)  Certification.  If the offeror is a foreign person, the offeror certifies, by submission of an offer, that it—

 

              (1)  Does not comply with the Secondary Arab Boycott of Israel; and

 

              (2)  Is not taking or knowingly agreeing to take any action, with respect to the Secondary Boycott of Israel by Arab countries, which 50 U.S.C. App. 2407(a) prohibits a United States person from taking.

 

(End of provision)

 

252.225-7032  Waiver of United Kingdom Levies—Evaluation of Offers.

As prescribed in 225.1101(7), use the following provision:

 

WAIVER OF UNITED KINGDOM LEVIES – EVALUATION OF OFFERS

(APR 2003)

 

      (a)  Offered prices for contracts or subcontracts with United Kingdom (U.K.) firms may contain commercial exploitation levies assessed by the Government of the U.K.  The offeror shall identify to the Contracting Officer all levies included in the offered price by describing—

 

              (1)  The name of the U.K. firm;

 

              (2)  The item to which the levy applies and the item quantity; and

 

              (3)  The amount of levy plus any associated indirect costs and profit or fee.

 

      (b)  In the event of difficulty in identifying levies included in a price from a prospective subcontractor, the offeror may seek advice through the Director of Procurement, United Kingdom Defence Procurement Office, British Embassy, 3100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC  20006.

 

      (c)  The U.S. Government may attempt to obtain a waiver of levies pursuant to the U.S./U.K. reciprocal waiver agreement of July 1987.

 

              (1)  If the U.K. waives levies before award of a contract, the Contracting Officer will evaluate the offer without the levy.

 

              (2)  If levies are identified but not waived before award of a contract, the Contracting Officer will evaluate the offer inclusive of the levies.

 

              (3)  If the U.K. grants a waiver of levies after award of a contract, the U.S. Government reserves the right to reduce the contract price by the amount of the levy waived plus associated indirect costs and profit or fee.

 

(End of provision)

 

252.225-7033  Waiver of United Kingdom Levies.

As prescribed in 225.1101(8), use the following clause:

 

WAIVER OF UNITED KINGDOM LEVIES (APR 2003)

 

      (a)  The U.S. Government may attempt to obtain a waiver of any commercial exploitation levies included in the price of this contract, pursuant to the U.S./United Kingdom (U.K.) reciprocal waiver agreement of July 1987.  If the U.K. grants a waiver of levies included in the price of this contract, the U.S. Government reserves the right to reduce the contract price by the amount of the levy waived plus associated indirect costs and profit or fee.

 

      (b)  If the Contractor contemplates award of a subcontract exceeding

$1 million to a U.K. firm, the Contractor shall provide the following information to the Contracting Officer before award of the subcontract:

 

              (1)  Name of the U.K. firm.

 

              (2)  Prime contract number.

 

              (3)  Description of item to which the levy applies.

 

              (4)  Quantity being acquired.

 

              (5)  Amount of levy plus any associated indirect costs and profit or fee.

 

      (c)  In the event of difficulty in identifying levies included in a price from a prospective subcontractor, the Contractor may seek advice through the Director of Procurement, United Kingdom Defence Procurement Office, British Embassy, 3100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC  20006.

 

      (d)  The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (d), in any subcontract for supplies where a lower-tier subcontract exceeding $1 million with a U.K. firm is anticipated.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7034  Reserved.

 

252.225-7035  Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Balance of Payments Program Certificate.

As prescribed in 225.1101(9)(i), use the following provision:

 

BUY AMERICAN—FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS—BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM CERTIFICATE (NOV 2012)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  “Bahrainian end product,” “commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item,” “component,” “domestic end product,” “Free Trade Agreement country,” “Free Trade Agreement country end product,” “foreign end product,” “Moroccan end product,” “Panamanian end product,” Peruvian end product,” “qualifying country end product,” and “United States,” as used in this provision, have the meanings given in the Buy American—Free Trade Agreements—Balance of Payments Program clause of this solicitation.

 

      (b)  Evaluation.  The Government—

 

              (1)  Will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of Part 225 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; and

 

              (2)  For line items subject to Free Trade Agreements, will evaluate offers of qualifying country end products or Free Trade Agreement country end products other than Bahrainian end products, Moroccan end products, Panamanian end products, or Peruvian end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American or the Balance of Payments Program.

 

      (c)  Certifications and identification of country of origin.

 

              (1)  For all line items subject to the Buy American—Free Trade Agreements—Balance of Payments Program clause of this solicitation, the offeror certifies that—

 

                    (i)  Each end product, except the end products listed in paragraph (c)(2) of this provision, is a domestic end product; and

 

                    (ii)  Components of unknown origin are considered to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States or a qualifying country.

 

              (2)  The offeror shall identify all end products that are not domestic end products.

 

                    (i)  The offeror certifies that the following supplies are qualifying country (except Australian or Canadian) end products:

 

                    (Line Item Number)                           (Country of Origin)

 

                    (ii)  The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products other than Bahrainian end products, Moroccan end products, Panamanian end products, or Peruvian end products:

 

                    (Line Item Number)                           (Country of Origin)

 

                    (iii)  The following supplies are other foreign end products, including end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (ii) of the definition of “domestic end product”:

 

                    (Line Item Number)               (Country of Origin (If known))

 

(End of provision)

 

ALTERNATE I (OCT 2013)

As prescribed in 225.1101(9)(ii), substitute the phrase “Canadian end product” for the phrases “Bahrainian end product,” “Free Trade Agreement country,” “Free Trade Agreement country end product,” “Moroccan end product,” “Panamanian end product,” and “Peruvian end products” in paragraph (a) of the basic provision; substitute the phrase “Canadian end products” for the phrase “Free Trade Agreement country end products other than Bahrainian end products, Moroccan end products, Panamanian end products, or Peruvian end products” in paragraphs (b)(2) and (c)(2)(ii) of the basic provision; and delete the phrase “Australian or” from paragraph (c)(2)(i) of the basic provision.

 

ALTERNATE II (NOV 2012)

As prescribed in 225.1101(9)(iii), add the terms “South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) state” and “South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) state end product” in paragraph (a) and substitute the following paragraphs (b)(2) and (c)(2)(i) for paragraphs (b)(2) and (c)(2)(i) of the basic clause.

 

      (b)(2)  For line items subject to Free Trade Agreements, will evaluate offers of qualifying country end products, SC/CASA state end products, or Free Trade Agreement country end products other than Bahrainian end products, Moroccan end products, Panamanian end products, or Peruvian end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American or the Balance of Payments Program.

 

      (c)(2)(i)  The offeror certifies that the following supplies are qualifying country (except Australian or Canadian) or SC/CASA state end products:

 

                    (Line Item Number)               (Country of Origin)

 

        (End of provision)

 

ALTERNATE III (JUN 2012)

As prescribed in 225.1101(9)(iv), substitute the following paragraphs (a), (b)(2), (c)(2)(i), and (c)(2)(ii) for paragraphs (a), (b)(2), (c)(2)(i), and (c)(2)(ii) of the basic clause:

 

      (a)  Definitions. “Canadian end product,” “commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item,” “domestic end product,” “foreign end product,” “qualifying country end product,” “South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) state end product,” and “United States” have the meanings given in the Buy American—Free Trade Agreements—Balance of Payments Program clause of this solicitation.

 

      (b)(2)  For line items subject to Free Trade Agreements, will evaluate offers of qualifying country end products, SC/CASA state end products, or Canadian end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American or the Balance of Payments Program.

 

      (c)(2)(i)  The offeror certifies that the following supplies are qualifying country (except Canadian) or SC/CASA state end products:

 

                    (Line Item Number)               (Country of Origin)

 

      (ii)  The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products:

                    (Line Item Number)               (Country of Origin)

 

ALTERNATE IV (NOV 2012) As prescribed in 225.1101(9)(v), add a definition of “Korean end product” in paragraph (a) of the basic provision; substitute the phrase “Free Trade Agreement country end products other than Bahrainian end products, Korean end products, Moroccan end products, Panamanian end products, or Peruvian end products” for the phrase “Free Trade Agreement country end products other than Bahrainian end products, Moroccan end products, Panamanian end products, or Peruvian end products” in paragraphs (b)(2) and (c)(2)(ii) of the basic provision.

 

ALTERNATE V (NOV 2012) As prescribed in 225.1101(9)(vi), substitute the following paragraphs (a), (b)(2), (c)(2)(i), and (c)(2)(ii) for paragraphs (a), (b)(2), (c)(2)(i), and (c)(2)(ii) of the basic clause:

 

      (a)  Definitions. “Bahrainian end product,” “commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item,” “component,” “domestic end product,” “Free Trade Agreement country,” “Free Trade Agreement country end product,” “foreign end product,” “Korean end product,” “Moroccan end product,” “Panamanian end product,” Peruvian end product,” “qualifying country end product,” “South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) state end product,” and “United States,” as used in this provision, have the meanings given in the Buy American Act—Free Trade Agreements—Balance of Payments Program clause of this solicitation.

 

      (b)(2)  For line items subject to Free Trade Agreements, will evaluate offers of qualifying country end products, SC/CASA state end products, or Free Trade Agreement end products other than Bahrainian end products, Korean end products, Moroccan end products, Panamanian end products, or Peruvian end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American Act or the Balance of Payments Program.

 

      (c)(2)(i)  The offeror certifies that the following supplies are qualifying country (except Australian or Canadian) or SC/CASA state end products:

 

                    (Line Item Number)               (Country of Origin)

 

                    (ii)  The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products other than Bahrainian end products, Korean end products, Moroccan end products, Panamanian end products, or Peruvian end products:

 

                    (Line Item Number)               (Country of Origin)

 

252.225-7036  Buy American—Free Trade Agreements--Balance of Payments Program..

As prescribed in 225.1101(10)(i)(A), use the following clause:

 

BUY AMERICAN—FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS—BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM (DEC 2012)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause—

 

“Bahrainian end product” means an article that—

 

         (i)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of Bahrain; or

 

         (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in Bahrain into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed.  The term refers to a product offered for purchase under a supply contract, but for purposes of calculating the value of the end product includes services (except transportation services) incidental to its supply, provided that the value of those incidental services does not exceed the value of the product itself.

 

              “Commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item”—

 

                    (i)  Means any item of supply (including construction material) that is—

 

                            (A)  A commercial item (as defined in paragraph (1) of the definition of “commercial item” in section 2.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation);

 

                            (B)  Sold in substantial quantities in the commercial marketplace; and

 

                            (C)  Offered to the Government, under a contract or subcontract at any tier, without modification, in the same form in which it is sold in the commercial marketplace; and

 

                    (ii)  Does not include bulk cargo, as defined in 46 U.S.C. 40102(4), such as agricultural products and petroleum products.

 

              “Component” means an article, material, or supply incorporated directly into an end product.

 

              “Domestic end product” means—

 

                    (i)  An unmanufactured end product that has been mined or produced in the United States; or

 

                    (ii)  An end product manufactured in the United States if—

 

                            (A)  The cost of its qualifying country components and its components that are mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States exceeds 50 percent of the cost of all its components.  The cost of components includes transportation costs to the place of incorporation into the end product and U.S. duty (whether or not a duty-free entry certificate is issued).  Scrap generated, collected, and prepared for processing in the United States is considered domestic.  A component is considered to have been mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States (regardless of its source in fact) if the end product in which it is incorporated is manufactured in the United States and the component is of a class or kind for which the Government has determined that—

 

                                    (1)  Sufficient and reasonably available commercial quantities of a satisfactory quality are not mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States; or

 

                                    (2)  It is inconsistent with the public interest to apply the restrictions of the Buy American statute; or

 

                            (B)  The end product is a COTS item. 

 

              “End product” means those articles, materials, and supplies to be acquired under this contract for public use. 

 

              “Foreign end product” means an end product other than a domestic end product.

 

              “Free Trade Agreement country” means Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Korea (Republic of), Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, or Singapore;

 

              “Free Trade Agreement country end product” means an article that—

 

                    (i)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of a Free Trade Agreement country; or

 

                    (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in a Free Trade Agreement country into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed.  The term refers to a product offered for purchase under a supply contract, but for purposes of calculating the value of the end product includes services (except transportation services) incidental to its supply, provided that the value of those incidental services does not exceed the value of the product itself.

 

              “Moroccan end product” means an article that—

 

                    (i)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of Morocco; or

 

                    (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in Morocco into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed.  The term refers to a product offered for purchase under a supply contract, but for purposes of calculating the value of the end product includes services (except transportation services) incidental to its supply, provided that the value of those incidental services does not exceed the value of the product itself.

 

              “Panamanian end product” means an article that—

 

                    (i)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of Panama; or

 

                    (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in Panama into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed. The term refers to a product offered for purchase under a supply contract, but for purposes of calculating the value of the end product includes services (except transportation services) incidental to its supply, provided that the value of those incidental services does not exceed the value of the product itself.

 

              “Peruvian end product” means an article that—

 

                    (i)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of Peru ; or

 

                    (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in Peru into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed. The term refers to a product offered for purchase under a supply contract, but for purposes of calculating the value of the end product includes services (except transportation services) incidental to its supply, provided that the value of those incidental services does not exceed the value of the product itself.

 

              “Qualifying country” means a country with a reciprocal defense procurement memorandum of understanding or international agreement with the United States in which both countries agree to remove barriers to purchases of supplies produced in the other country or services performed by sources of the other country, and the memorandum or agreement complies, where applicable, with the requirements of section 36 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776) and with 10 U.S.C. 2457. Accordingly, the following are qualifying countries:

 

              Australia

              Austria

              Belgium

              Canada

              Czech Republic

              Denmark

              Egypt

              Finland

              France

              Germany

              Greece

              Israel

              Italy

              Luxembourg

              Netherlands

              Norway

              Poland

              Portugal

              Spain

              Sweden

              Switzerland

              Turkey

              United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

 

              “Qualifying country” means any country set forth in the definition of “qualifying country” in Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement 225.003.

 

              “Qualifying country component” means a component mined, produced, or manufactured in a qualifying country.

 

              “Qualifying country end product” means

 

                    (i)  An unmanufactured end product mined or produced in a qualifying country; or

 

                    (ii) An end product manufactured in a qualifying country if—

 

                            (A)  The cost of the following types of components exceeds 50 percent of the cost of all its components:

 

                                    (1)  Components mined, produced, or manufactured in a qualifying country.

 

                                    (2)  Components mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States.

 

                                    (3)  Components of foreign origin of a class or kind for which the Government has determined that sufficient and reasonably available commercial quantities of a satisfactory quality are not mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States; or

 

                            (B)  The end product is a COTS item.

 

              “United States” means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and outlying areas.

 

      (b)  Unless otherwise specified, this clause applies to all items in the Schedule.

 

      (c)  The Contractor shall deliver under this contract only domestic end products unless, in its offer, it specified delivery of qualifying country end products, Free Trade Agreement country end products other than Bahrainian end products, Moroccan end products, Panamanian end products, or Peruvian end products, or other foreign end products in the Buy American—Free Trade Agreements—Balance of Payments Program Certificate provision of the solicitation. If the Contractor certified in its offer that it will deliver a qualifying country end product or a Free Trade Agreement country end product other than a Bahrainian end product, a Moroccan end product, a Panamanian end product, or a Peruvian end product, the Contractor shall deliver a qualifying country end product, a Free Trade Agreement country end product other than a Bahrainian end product, a Moroccan end product, a Panamanian end product, or a Peruvian end product, or, at the Contractor’s option, a domestic end product.

 

      (d)  The contract price does not include duty for end products or components for which the Contractor will claim duty-free entry.

 

(End of clause)

 

ALTERNATE I (JUN 2012)

As prescribed in 225.1101(10)(i)(B), add the following definition to paragraph (a) and substitute the following paragraph (c) for paragraph (c) of the basic clause:

 

      (a)  “Canadian end product,” means an article that—

 

                    (i)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of Canada; or

 

                    (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in Canada into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed.  The term refers to a product offered for purchase under a supply contract, but for purposes of calculating the value of the end product includes services (except transportation services) incidental to its supply, provided that the value of those incidental services does not exceed the value of the product itself.

 

      (c)  The Contractor shall deliver under this contract only domestic end products unless, in its offer, it specified delivery of qualifying country, Canadian, or other foreign end products in the Buy American—Free Trade Agreements—Balance of Payments Program Certificate provision of the solicitation. If the Contractor certified in its offer that it will deliver a qualifying country end product or a Canadian end product, the Contractor shall deliver a qualifying country end product, a Canadian end product, or, at the Contractor’s option, a domestic end product.

 

ALTERNATE II (NOV 2012)

As prescribed in 225.1101(10)(i)(A), add the following new definitions to paragraph (a) and substitute the following paragraph (c) for paragraph (c) of the basic clause:

 

      (a) “South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) state” means Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan.

 

              “South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) state end product” means an article that -

 

                    (i)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of an SC/CASA state; or

 

                    (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in an SC/CASA state into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed. The term refers to a product offered for purchase under a supply contract, but for purposes of calculating the value of the end product includes services (except transportation services) incidental to its supply, provided that the value of those incidental services does not exceed the value of the product itself.

 

      (c)  The Contractor shall deliver under this contract only domestic end products unless, in its offer, it specified delivery of qualifying country end products, SC/CASA state end products, Free Trade Agreement country end products other than Bahrainian end products, Moroccan end products, Panamanian end products, or Peruvian end products, or other foreign end products in the Buy American—Free Trade Agreements—Balance of Payments Program Certificate provision of the solicitation. If the Contractor certified in its offer that it will deliver a qualifying country end product, SC/CASA state end products, or a Free Trade Agreement country end product other than a Bahrainian end product, a Moroccan end product, a Panamanian end product, or a Peruvian end product, the Contractor shall deliver a qualifying country end product, an SC/CASA state end product, a Free Trade Agreement country end product other than a Bahrainian end product, a Moroccan end product, a Panamanian end product, or a Peruvian end product or, at the Contractor’s option, a domestic end product.

 

ALTERNATE III (JUN 2012)

As prescribed in 225.1101(10)(i)(B), add the following definitions to paragraph (a) and substitute the following paragraph (c) for paragraph (c) of the basic clause:

 

      (a) “Canadian end product,” means an article that—

 

                    (i)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of Canada; or

 

                    (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in Canada into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed. The term refers to a product offered for purchase under a supply contract, but for purposes of calculating the value of the end product includes services (except transportation services) incidental to its supply, provided that the value of those incidental services does not exceed the value of the product itself.;

 

      “South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) state” means Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan.

 

      “South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) state end product” means an article that-

 

                    (i)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of an SC/CASA state; or

 

                    (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in an SC/CASA state into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed. The term refers to a product offered for purchase under a supply contract, but for purposes of calculating the value of the end product includes services (except transportation services) incidental to its supply, provided that the value of those incidental services does not exceed the value of the product itself.

 

      (c)  The Contractor shall deliver under this contract only domestic end products unless, in its offer, it specified delivery of qualifying country end products, SC/CASA state end products, Canadian end products, or other foreign end products in the Buy American—Free Trade Agreements—Balance of Payments Program Certificate provision of the solicitation. If the Contractor certified in its offer that it will deliver a qualifying country end product, SC/CASA state end products, or a Canadian end product, the Contractor shall deliver a qualifying country end product, an SC/CASA state end product, a Canadian end product or, at the Contractor’s option, a domestic end product.

 

ALTERNATE IV (NOV 2012)

As prescribed in 225.1101(10)(i)(C), add the following definition to paragraph (a) and substitute the following paragraph (c) for paragraph (c) of the basic clause:

 

      (a) “Korean end product” means an article that—

 

                    (i)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of Korea; or

 

                    (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in Korea (Republic of) into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed. The term refers to a product offered for purchase under a supply contract, but for purposes of calculating the value of the end product, includes services (except transportation services) incidental to its supply, provided that the value of those incidental services does not exceed the value of the product itself.

 

      (c) The Contractor shall deliver under this contract only domestic end products unless, in its offer, it specified delivery of qualifying country end products, Free Trade Agreement country end products other than Bahrainian end products, Korean end products, Moroccan end products, Panamanian end products, or Peruvian end products, or other foreign end products in the Buy American—Free Trade Agreements—Balance of Payments Program Certificate provision of the solicitation. If the Contractor certified in its offer that it will deliver a qualifying country end product or a Free Trade Agreement country end product other than a Bahrainian end product, a Korean end product, a Moroccan end product, a Panamanian end product, or a Peruvian end product, the Contractor shall deliver a qualifying country end product, a Free Trade Agreement country end product other than a Bahrainian end product, a Korean end product, a Moroccan end product, a Panamanian end product, or a Peruvian end product, or, at the Contractor’s option, a domestic end product.

 

ALTERNATE V (NOV 2012)

As prescribed in 225.1101(10)(i)(C), add the following new definitions to paragraph (a) and substitute the following paragraph (c) for paragraph (c) of the basic clause:

 

      (a) “Korean end product” means an article that—

 

                    (i)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of Korea; or

 

                    (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in Korea (Republic of) into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed. The term refers to a product offered for purchase under a supply contract, but for purposes of calculating the value of the end product, includes services (except transportation services) incidental to its supply, provided that the value of those incidental services does not exceed the value of the product itself.

 

“South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) state” means Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan.

 

“South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) state end product” means an article that—

 

                    (i)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of an SC/CASA state; or

 

                    (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in an SC/CASA state into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed. The term refers to a product offered for purchase under a supply contract, but for purposes of calculating the value of the end product, includes services (except transportation services) incidental to its supply, provided that the value of those incidental services does not exceed the value of the product itself.

 

      (c) The Contractor shall deliver under this contract only domestic end products unless, in its offer, it specified delivery of qualifying country end products, SC/CASA state end products, Free Trade Agreement country end products other than Bahrainian end products, Korean end products, Moroccan end products, Panamanian end products, or Peruvian end products, or other foreign end products in the Buy American—Free Trade Agreements—Balance of Payments Program Certificate provision of the solicitation. If the Contractor certified in its offer that it will deliver a qualifying country end product, SC/CASA state end products, or a Free Trade Agreement country end product other than a Bahrainian end product, a Korean end product, a Moroccan end product, a Panamanian end product, or a Peruvian end product, the Contractor shall deliver a qualifying country end product, an SC/CASA state end product, a Free Trade Agreement country end product other than a Bahrainian end product, a Korean end product, a Moroccan end product, a Panamanian end product, or a Peruvian end product or, at the Contractor’s option, a domestic end product.

 

252.225-7037  Evaluation of Offers for Air Circuit Breakers.

As prescribed in 225.7006-4(a), use the following provision:

 

EVALUATION OF OFFERS FOR AIR CIRCUIT BREAKERS (JUN 2005)

 

      (a)   The offeror shall specify, in its offer, any intent to furnish air circuit breakers that are not manufactured in the United States or its outlying areas, Canada, or the United Kingdom.

 

     (b)   The Contracting Officer will evaluate offers by adding a factor of 50 percent to the offered price of air circuit breakers that are not manufactured in the United States or its outlying areas, Canada, or the United Kingdom.

 

(End of provision)

 

252.225-7038  Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers.

As prescribed in 225.7006-4(b), use the following clause:

 

RESTRICTION ON ACQUISITION OF AIR CIRCUIT BREAKERS (JUN 2005)

 

Unless otherwise specified in its offer, the Contractor shall deliver under this contract air circuit breakers manufactured in the United States or its outlying areas, Canada, or the United Kingdom.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7039  Reserved.

 

252.225-7040  Contractor Personnel Authorized to Accompany U.S. Armed Forces Deployed Outside the United States.

As prescribed in 225.7402-5(a), use the following clause:

 

CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL AUTHORIZED TO ACCOMPANY U.S. ARMED
FORCES DEPLOYEDOUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES (FEB 2013)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause—

 

      “Combatant Commander” means the commander of a unified or specified combatant command established in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 161.

 

     “Designated operational area” means a geographic area designated by the combatant commander or subordinate joint force commander for the conduct or support of specified military operations.

 

      “Law of war” means that part of international law that regulates the conduct of armed hostilities.  The law of war encompasses all international law for the conduct of hostilities binding on the United States or its individual citizens, including treaties and international agreements to which the United States is a party, and applicable customary international law.

 

     “Subordinate joint force commander” means a sub-unified commander or joint task force commander. 

 

      (b)  General. 

 

              (1)  This clause applies when Contractor personnel are authorized to accompany U.S. Armed Forces deployed outside the United States in—

 

                    (i)  Contingency operations;

 

                    (ii)  Humanitarian or peacekeeping operations; or

 

                    (iii)  Other military operations or military exercises, when designated by the Combatant Commander.

 

              (2)  Contract performance in support of U.S. Armed Forces deployed outside the United States may require work in dangerous or austere conditions.  Except as otherwise provided in the contract, the Contractor accepts the risks associated with required contract performance in such operations.

 

              (3)  Contractor personnel are civilians accompanying the U.S. Armed Forces.

 

                     (i)  Except as provided in paragraph (b)(3)(ii) of this clause, Contractor personnel are only authorized to use deadly force in self-defense.

 

                    (ii)  Contractor personnel performing security functions are also authorized to use deadly force when such force reasonably appears necessary to execute their security mission to protect assets/persons, consistent with the terms and conditions contained in their contract or with their job description and terms of employment.

 

                    (iii)  Unless immune from host nation jurisdiction by virtue of an international agreement or international law, inappropriate use of force by contractor personnel authorized to accompany the U.S. Armed Forces can subject such personnel to United States or host nation prosecution and civil liability (see paragraphs (d) and (j)(3) of this clause).

 

              (4)  Service performed by Contractor personnel subject to this clause is not active duty or service under 38 U.S.C. 106 note.          

 

      (c)  Support.

 

              (1)(i)  The Combatant Commander will develop a security plan for protection of Contractor personnel in locations where there is not sufficient or legitimate civil authority, when the Combatant Commander decides it is in the interests of the Government to provide security because—

 

                            (A)  The Contractor cannot obtain effective security services;

 

                            (B)  Effective security services are unavailable at a reasonable cost; or

 

                            (C)  Threat conditions necessitate security through military means. 

 

                     (ii)  The Contracting Officer shall include in the contract the level of protection to be provided to Contractor personnel. 

 

                     (iii)  In appropriate cases, the Combatant Commander may provide security through military means, commensurate with the level of security provided DoD civilians.

 

              (2)(i)  Generally, all Contractor personnel authorized to accompany the U.S. Armed Forces in the designated operational area are authorized to receive resuscitative care, stabilization, hospitalization at level III military treatment facilities, and assistance with patient movement in emergencies where loss of life, limb, or eyesight could occur.  Hospitalization will be limited to stabilization and short-term medical treatment with an emphasis on return to duty or placement in the patient movement system.

 

                     (ii)  When the Government provides medical treatment or transportation of Contractor personnel to a selected civilian facility, the Contractor shall ensure that the Government is reimbursed for any costs associated with such treatment or transportation.

 

                     (iii)  Medical or dental care beyond this standard is not authorized unless specified elsewhere in this contract.

 

              (3)  Unless specified elsewhere in this contract, the Contractor is responsible for all other support required for its personnel engaged in the designated operational area under this contract.

 

              (4)  Contractor personnel must have a Synchronized Predeployment and Operational Tracker (SPOT)-generated letter of authorization signed by the Contracting Officer in order to process through a deployment center or to travel to, from, or within the designated operational area.  The letter of authorization also will identify any additional authorizations, privileges, or Government support that Contractor personnel are entitled to under this contract.

 

      (d)  Compliance with laws and regulations. 

 

              (1)  The Contractor shall comply with, and shall ensure that its personnel authorized to accompany U.S. Armed Forces deployed outside the United States as specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this clause are familiar with and comply with, all applicable—

 

                     (i)  United States, host country, and third country national laws;

 

                     (ii)   Provisions of the law of war, as well as any other applicable treaties and international agreements;

 

                     (iii)  United States regulations, directives, instructions, policies, and procedures; and

 

                     (iv)  Orders, directives, and instructions issued by the Combatant Commander, including those relating to force protection, security, health, safety, or relations and interaction with local nationals. 

 

              (2)  The Contractor shall institute and implement an effective program to prevent violations of the law of war by its employees and subcontractors, including law of war training in accordance with paragraph (e)(1)(vii) of this clause. 

 

              (3)  The Contractor shall ensure that contractor employees accompanying U.S. Armed Forces are aware— 

 

                     (i)  Of the DoD definition of “sexual assault” in DoDD 6495.01, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program;

 

                     (ii)  That the offenses addressed by the definition are covered under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (see paragraph (e)(2)(iv) of this clause). Other sexual misconduct may constitute offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Federal law, such as the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act, or host nation laws; and

 

                     (iii)  That the offenses not covered by the Uniform Code of Military Justice may nevertheless have consequences to the contractor employees (see paragraph (h)(1) of this clause).

 

              (4)  The Contractor shall report to the appropriate investigative authorities, identified in paragraph (d)(6) of this clause, any alleged offenses under— 

 

                     (i)  The Uniform Code of Military Justice (chapter 47 of title 10, United States Code) (applicable to contractors serving with or accompanying an armed force in the field during a declared war or contingency operations); or

 

                     (ii)  The Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (chapter 212 of title 18, United States Code).

 

              (5)  The Contractor shall provide to all contractor personnel who will perform work on a contract in the deployed area, before beginning such work, information on the following: 

 

                     (i)  How and where to report an alleged crime described in paragraph (d)(4) of this clause.

 

                     (ii)  Where to seek victim and witness protection and assistance available to contractor personnel in connection with an alleged offense described in paragraph (d)(4) of this clause.

 

              (6)  The appropriate investigative authorities to which suspected crimes shall be reported include the following— 

 

                     (i)  US Army Criminal Investigation Command at http://www.cid.army.mil/reportacrime.html;

 

                     (ii)  Air Force Office of Special Investigations at http://www.osi.andrews.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=14522;

 

                     (iii)  Navy Criminal Investigative Service at http://www.ncis.navy.mil/Pages/publicdefault.aspx;

 

                     (iv)  Defense Criminal Investigative Service at http://www.dodig.mil/HOTLINE/index.html;

 

                     (v)  To any command of any supported military element or the command of any base.

 

              (7)  Personnel seeking whistleblower protection from reprisals for reporting criminal acts shall seek guidance through the DoD Inspector General hotline at 800-424-9098 or www.dodig.mil/HOTLINE/index.html. Personnel seeking other forms of victim or witness protections should contact the nearest military law enforcement office. 

 

      (e)  Pre-deployment requirements. 

 

              (1)  The Contractor shall ensure that the following requirements are met prior to deploying personnel authorized to accompany U.S. Armed Forces.  Specific requirements for each category may be specified in the statement of work or elsewhere in the contract.

 

                     (i)  All required security and background checks are complete and acceptable.

 

                     (ii)  All deploying personnel meet the minimum medical screening requirements and have received all required immunizations as specified in the contract.  The Government will provide, at no cost to the Contractor, any theater-specific immunizations and/or medications not available to the general public.

 

                     (iii)  Deploying personnel have all necessary passports, visas, and other documents required to enter and exit a designated operational area and have a Geneva Conventions identification card, or other appropriate DoD identity credential, from the deployment center.  Any Common Access Card issued to deploying personnel shall contain the access permissions allowed by the letter of authorization issued in accordance with paragraph (c)(4) of this clause.

 

                     (iv)  Special area, country, and theater clearance is obtained for personnel.  Clearance requirements are in DoD Directive 4500.54, Official Temporary Duty Abroad, and DoD 4500.54-G, DoD Foreign Clearance Guide.  Contractor personnel are considered non-DoD personnel traveling under DoD sponsorship.

 

                     (v)  All personnel have received personal security training.  At a minimum, the training shall—

 

                            (A)  Cover safety and security issues facing employees overseas;

 

                            (B)  Identify safety and security contingency planning activities; and

 

                            (C)  Identify ways to utilize safety and security personnel and other resources appropriately.

 

                    (vi)  All personnel have received isolated personnel training, if specified in the contract, in accordance with DoD Instruction 1300.23, Isolated Personnel Training for DoD Civilian and Contractors.

 

                    (vii)  Personnel have received law of war training as follows:  

 

                            (A)  Basic training is required for all Contractor personnel authorized to accompany U.S. Armed Forces deployed outside the United States.  The basic training will be provided through—

 

                                    (1)  A military-run training center; or

 

                                    (2)  A web-based source, if specified in the contract or approved by the Contracting Officer.

 

                            (B)  Advanced training, commensurate with their duties and responsibilities, may be required for some Contractor personnel as specified in the contract. 

 

              (2)  The Contractor shall notify all personnel who are not a host country national, or who are not ordinarily resident in the host country, that—

 

                    (i)  Such employees, and dependents residing with such employees, who engage in conduct outside the United States that would constitute an offense punishable by imprisonment for more than one year if the conduct had been engaged in within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, may potentially be subject to the criminal jurisdiction of the United States in accordance with the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act of 2000 (18 U.S.C. 3621, et seq.);

 

                    (ii)  Pursuant to the War Crimes Act (18 U.S.C. 2441), Federal criminal jurisdiction also extends to conduct that is determined to constitute a war crime when committed by a civilian national of the United States;

 

                    (iii)  Other laws may provide for prosecution of U.S. nationals who commit offenses on the premises of U.S. diplomatic, consular, military or other U.S. Government missions outside the United States (18 U.S.C. 7(9)); and

 

                   (iv)  In time of declared war or a contingency operation, Contractor personnel authorized to accompany U.S. Armed Forces in the field are subject to the jurisdiction of the Uniform Code of Military Justice under 10 U.S.C. 802(a)(10).

 

      (f)  Processing and departure points.  Deployed Contractor personnel shall—

 

              (1)  Process through the deployment center designated in the contract, or as otherwise directed by the Contracting Officer, prior to deploying.  The deployment center will conduct deployment processing to ensure visibility and accountability of Contractor personnel and to ensure that all deployment requirements are met, including the requirements specified in paragraph (e)(1) of this clause;

 

              (2)  Use the point of departure and transportation mode directed by the Contracting Officer; and

 

              (3)  Process through a Joint Reception Center (JRC) upon arrival at the deployed location.  The JRC will validate personnel accountability, ensure that specific designated operational area entrance requirements are met, and brief Contractor personnel on theater-specific policies and procedures.

 

      (g)  Personnel data. 

 

            (1)  The Contractor shall enter before deployment and maintain data for all Contractor personnel that are authorized to accompany U.S. Armed Forces deployed outside the United States as specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this clause.  The Contractor shall use the Synchronized Predeployment and Operational Tracker (SPOT) web-based system, at http://www.dod.mil/bta/products/spot.html, to enter and maintain the data.

 

              (2)  The Contractor shall ensure that all employees in the database have a current DD Form 93, Record of Emergency Data Card, on file with both the Contractor and the designated Government official.  The Contracting Officer will inform the Contractor of the Government official designated to receive this data card.

 

      (h)  Contractor personnel. 

 

              (1)  The Contracting Officer may direct the Contractor, at its own expense, to remove and replace any Contractor personnel who jeopardize or interfere with mission accomplishment or who fail to comply with or violate applicable requirements of this contract.  Such action may be taken at the Government’s discretion without prejudice to its rights under any other provision of this contract, including the Termination for Default clause.

 

              (2)  The Contractor shall have a plan on file showing how the Contractor would replace employees who are unavailable for deployment or who need to be replaced during deployment.  The Contractor shall keep this plan current and shall provide a copy to the Contracting Officer upon request.  The plan shall—

 

                    (i)  Identify all personnel who are subject to military mobilization;

 

                    (ii)  Detail how the position would be filled if the individual were mobilized; and

 

                    (iii)  Identify all personnel who occupy a position that the Contracting Officer has designated as mission essential.

 

              (3)  Contractor personnel shall report to the Combatant Commander or a designee, or through other channels such as the military police, a judge advocate, or an inspector general, any suspected or alleged conduct for which there is credible information that such conduct—

 

                     (i)  Constitutes violation of the law of war; or

 

                    (ii)  Occurred during any other military operations and would constitute a violation of the law of war if it occurred during an armed conflict.

 

      (i)  Military clothing and protective equipment. 

 

              (1)  Contractor personnel are prohibited from wearing military clothing unless specifically authorized in writing by the Combatant Commander.  If authorized to wear military clothing, Contractor personnel must—

 

                    (i)  Wear distinctive patches, arm bands, nametags, or headgear, in order to be distinguishable from military personnel, consistent with force protection measures; and

 

                    (ii)  Carry the written authorization with them at all times.

 

              (2)  Contractor personnel may wear military-unique organizational clothing and individual equipment (OCIE) required for safety and security, such as ballistic, nuclear, biological, or chemical protective equipment.

 

              (3)  The deployment center, or the Combatant Commander, shall issue OCIE and shall provide training, if necessary, to ensure the safety and security of Contractor personnel.

 

              (4)  The Contractor shall ensure that all issued OCIE is returned to the point of issue, unless otherwise directed by the Contracting Officer.

 

      (j)  Weapons.

 

              (1)  If the Contractor requests that its personnel performing in the designated operational area be authorized to carry weapons, the request shall be made through the Contracting Officer to the Combatant Commander, in accordance with DoD Instruction 3020.41, paragraph 6.3.4.1 or, if the contract is for security services, paragraph 6.3.5.3.  The Combatant Commander will determine whether to authorize in-theater Contractor personnel to carry weapons and what weapons and ammunition will be allowed.

 

              (2)  If the Contracting Officer, subject to the approval of the Combatant Commander, authorizes the carrying of weapons—

 

                    (i)  The Contracting Officer may authorize the Contractor to issue Contractor-owned weapons and ammunition to specified employees; or

 

                    (ii)  The [Contracting Officer to specify the appropriate individual, e.g., Contracting Officer’s Representative, Regional Security Officer] may issue Government-furnished weapons and ammunition to the Contractor for issuance to specified Contractor employees.

 

              (3)  The Contractor shall ensure that its personnel who are authorized to carry weapons—

 

                    (i)  Are adequately trained to carry and use them—

 

                            (A)  Safely;

 

                            (B)  With full understanding of, and adherence to, the rules of the use of force issued by the Combatant Commander; and

 

                            (C)  In compliance with applicable agency policies, agreements, rules, regulations, and other applicable law;

 

                    (ii)  Are not barred from possession of a firearm by 18 U.S.C. 922; and

 

                    (iii)  Adhere to all guidance and orders issued by the Combatant Commander regarding possession, use, safety, and accountability of weapons and ammunition.

 

              (4)  Whether or not weapons are Government-furnished, all liability for the use of any weapon by Contractor personnel rests solely with the Contractor and the Contractor employee using such weapon.

 

              (5)  Upon redeployment or revocation by the Combatant Commander of the Contractor’s authorization to issue firearms, the Contractor shall ensure that all Government-issued weapons and unexpended ammunition are returned as directed by the Contracting Officer.

 

      (k)  Vehicle or equipment licenses.  Contractor personnel shall possess the required licenses to operate all vehicles or equipment necessary to perform the contract in the designated operational area.

 

      (l)  Purchase of scarce goods and services.  If the Combatant Commander has established an organization for the designated operational area whose function is to determine that certain items are scarce goods or services, the Contractor shall coordinate with that organization local purchases of goods and services designated as scarce, in accordance with instructions provided by the Contracting Officer.

 

      (m)  Evacuation. 

 

              (1)  If the Combatant Commander orders a mandatory evacuation of some or all personnel, the Government will provide assistance, to the extent available, to United States and third country national Contractor personnel.

 

              (2)  In the event of a non-mandatory evacuation order, unless authorized in writing by the Contracting Officer, the Contractor shall maintain personnel on location sufficient to meet obligations under this contract.

 

      (n)  Next of kin notification and personnel recovery. 

 

              (1)  The Contractor shall be responsible for notification of the employee-designated next of kin in the event an employee dies, requires evacuation due to an injury, or is isolated, missing, detained, captured, or abducted.

 

              (2)  In the case of isolated, missing, detained, captured, or abducted Contractor personnel, the Government will assist in personnel recovery actions in accordance with DoD Directive 3002.01E, Personnel Recovery in the Department of Defense.

 

      (o)  Mortuary affairs.  Mortuary affairs for Contractor personnel who die while accompanying the U.S. Armed Forces will be handled in accordance with DoD Directive 1300.22, Mortuary Affairs Policy.

 

      (p)  Changes.  In addition to the changes otherwise authorized by the Changes clause of this contract, the Contracting Officer may, at any time, by written order identified as a change order, make changes in the place of performance or Government-furnished facilities, equipment, material, services, or site.  Any change order issued in accordance with this paragraph (p) shall be subject to the provisions of the Changes clause of this contract.

 

      (q)  Subcontracts.  The Contractor shall incorporate the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (q), in all subcontracts when subcontractor personnel are authorized to accompany U.S. Armed Forces deployed outside the United States in—

 

              (1)  Contingency operations;

 

              (2)  Humanitarian or peacekeeping operations; or

 

              (3)  Other military operations or military exercises, when designated by the Combatant Commander.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7041  Correspondence in English.

As prescribed in 225.1103(2), use the following clause:

 

CORRESPONDENCE IN ENGLISH (JUN 1997)

 

The Contractor shall ensure that all contract correspondence that is addressed to the United States Government is submitted in English or with an English translation.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7042  Authorization to Perform.

As prescribed in 225.1103(3), use the following provision:

 

AUTHORIZATION TO PERFORM (APR 2003)

 

The offeror represents that it has been duly authorized to operate and to do business in the country or countries in which the contract is to be performed.

 

(End of provision)

 

252.225-7043  Antiterrorism/Force Protection for Defense Contractors Outside the United States

As prescribed in 225.7403-2, use the following clause:

 

ANTITERRORISM/FORCE PROTECTION POLICY FOR DEFENSE CONTRACTORS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES (MAR 2006)

 

      (a)  Definition.  United States,” as used in this clause, means, the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and outlying areas.

 

      (b)  Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this clause, the Contractor and its subcontractors, if performing or traveling outside the United States under this contract, shall¾

 

              (1)  Affiliate with the Overseas Security Advisory Council, if the Contractor or subcontractor is a U.S. entity;

 

              (2)  Ensure that Contractor and subcontractor personnel who are U.S. nationals and are in-country on a non-transitory basis, register with the U.S. Embassy, and that Contractor and subcontractor personnel who are third country nationals comply with any security related requirements of the Embassy of their nationality;

 

              (3)  Provide, to Contractor and subcontractor personnel, antiterrorism/force protection awareness information commensurate with that which the Department of Defense (DoD) provides to its military and civilian personnel and their families, to the extent such information can be made available prior to travel outside the United States; and

 

              (4)  Obtain and comply with the most current antiterrorism/force protection guidance for Contractor and subcontractor personnel.

 

      (c)  The requirements of this clause do not apply to any subcontractor that is¾

 

              (1)  A foreign government;

 

              (2)  A representative of a foreign government; or

 

              (3)  A foreign corporation wholly owned by a foreign government.

 

      (d)  Information and guidance pertaining to DoD antiterrorism/force protection can be obtained from (Contracting Officer to insert applicable information cited in PGI 225.7403-1 (DFARS/PGI view)).

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7044  Balance of Payments Program--Construction Material.

As prescribed in 225.7503(a)(1), use the following clause:

 

BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM—CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL (JUN 2012)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause--

 

“Commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item”--

 

      (1)  Means any item of supply (including construction material) that is--

 

              (i)  A commercial item (as defined in paragraph (1) of the definition of “commercial item” in section 2.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation);

 

              (ii)  Sold in substantial quantities in the commercial marketplace; and

 

              (iii)  Offered to the Government, under a contract or subcontract at any tier, without modification, in the same form in which it is sold in the commercial marketplace; and

 

      (2)  Does not include bulk cargo, as defined in 46 U.S.C. 40102(4), such as agricultural products and petroleum products.

 

 “Component” means any article, material, or supply incorporated directly into construction material.

 

“Construction material” means an article, material, or supply brought to the construction site by the Contractor or a subcontractor for incorporation into the building or work.  The term also includes an item brought to the site preassembled from articles, materials, or supplies.  However, emergency life safety systems, such as emergency lighting, fire alarm, and audio evacuation systems, that are discrete systems incorporated into a public building or work and that are produced as complete systems, are evaluated as a single and distinct construction material regardless of when or how the individual parts or components of those systems are delivered to the construction site.  Materials purchased directly by the Government are supplies, not construction material.

 

“Cost of components” means--

 

              (1)  For components purchased by the Contractor, the acquisition cost, including transportation costs to the place of incorporation into the end product (whether or not such costs are paid to a domestic firm), and any applicable duty (whether or not a duty-free entry certificate is issued); or

 

              (2)  For components manufactured by the Contractor, all costs associated with the manufacture of the component, including transportation costs as described in paragraph (1) of this definition, plus allocable overhead costs, but excluding profit.  Cost of components does not include any costs associated with the manufacture of the construction material.

 

“Domestic construction material” means--

 

              (1)  An unmanufactured construction material mined or produced in the United States; or

 

              (2)  A construction material manufactured in the United States, if--

 

                    (i)  The cost of its components mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States exceeds 50 percent of the cost of all its components.  Components of foreign origin of the same class or kind for which nonavailability determinations have been made are treated as domestic; or

 

                    (ii)  The construction material is a COTS item.

 

United States” means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and outlying areas.

 

      (b)  Domestic preference.  This clause implements the Balance of Payments Program by providing a preference for domestic construction material.  The Contractor shall use only domestic construction material in performing this contract, except for--

 

              (1)  Construction material valued at or below the simplified acquisition threshold in part 2 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation;

 

              (2)  Information technology that is a commercial item; or

 

              (3)  The construction material or components listed by the Government as follows:

 

_________________________________________________________________________________

[Contracting Officer to list applicable excepted materials or indicate “none”]

 

(End of clause)

 

ALTERNATE I (DEC 2010) As prescribed in 225.7503(a)(2), add the following definitions to paragraph (a) and replace the phrase “domestic construction material” in the second sentence of paragraph (b) with the phrase “domestic construction material or SC/CASA state construction material.”

 

      “South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) state” means Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan.

 

      “SC/CASA state construction material” means construction material that-

 

                    (i)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of an SC/CASA state; or

 

                    (ii)  In the case of a construction material that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in an SC/CASA state into a new and different construction material distinct from the material from which it was transformed.

 

252.225-7045  Balance of Payments Program--Construction Material Under Trade Agreements.

As prescribed in 225.7503(b)(1), use the following clause:

 

BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM--CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL UNDER TRADE AGREEMENTS (OCT 2013)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause—

 

Caribbean Basin country construction material” means a construction material that—

 

              (1)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of a Caribbean Basin country; or

 

              (2)  In the case of a construction material that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in a Caribbean Basin country into a new and different construction material distinct from the materials from which it was transformed.

 

“Commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item”

 

      (1)  Means any item of supply (including construction material) that is

 

              (i)  A commercial item (as defined in paragraph (1) of the definition of “commercial item” in section 2.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation);

 

              (ii)  Sold in substantial quantities in the commercial marketplace; and

 

              (iii)  Offered to the Government, under a contract or subcontract at any tier, without modification, in the same form in which it is sold in the commercial marketplace; and

 

      (2)  Does not include bulk cargo, as defined in section 3 of the Shipping Act of 1984 (46 U.S.C. 40102), such as agricultural products and petroleum products.

 

“Component” means any article, material, or supply incorporated directly into construction material.

 

“Construction material” means an article, material, or supply brought to the construction site by the Contractor or a subcontractor for incorporation into the building or work.  The term also includes an item brought to the site preassembled from articles, materials, or supplies.  However, emergency life safety systems, such as emergency lighting, fire alarm, and audio evacuation systems, that are discrete systems incorporated into a public building or work and that are produced as complete systems, are evaluated as a single and distinct construction material regardless of when or how the individual parts or components of those systems are delivered to the construction site.  Materials purchased directly by the Government are supplies, not construction material.

 

“Cost of components” means--

 

              (1)  For components purchased by the Contractor, the acquisition cost, including transportation costs to the place of incorporation into the end product (whether or not such costs are paid to a domestic firm), and any applicable duty (whether or not a duty-free entry certificate is issued); or

 

              (2)  For components manufactured by the Contractor, all costs associated with the manufacture of the component, including transportation costs as described in paragraph (1) of this definition, plus allocable overhead costs, but excluding profit.  Cost of components does not include any costs associated with the manufacture of the construction material.

 

 “Designated country” means—

 

           (1)  A World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA) country (Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan (known in the World Trade Organization as “the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu” (Chinese Taipei)), or the United Kingdom);

 

              (2)  A Free Trade Agreement country (Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Korea (Republic of), Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, or Singapore);

 

              (3)  A least developed country (Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, or Zambia); or

 

              (4)  A Caribbean Basin country (Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saba, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, or Trinidad and Tobago).

 

“Designated country construction material” means a construction material that is a WTO GPA country construction material, a Free Trade Agreement country construction material, a least developed country construction material, or a Caribbean Basin country construction material.

 

“Domestic construction material” means--

 

              (1)  An unmanufactured construction material mined or produced in the United States; or

 

              (2)  A construction material manufactured in the United States, if--

 

                    (i)  The cost of its components mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States exceeds 50 percent of the cost of all its components.  Components of foreign origin of the same class or kind for which nonavailability determinations have been made are treated as domestic; or

 

                    (ii)  The construction material is a COTS item.

 

 “Free Trade Agreement country construction material” means a construction material that--

 

              (1)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of a Free Trade Agreement country; or

 

              (2)  In the case of a construction material that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in a Free Trade Agreement country into a new and different construction material distinct from the material from which it was transformed.

 

“Least developed country construction material” means a construction material that--

 

              (1)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of a least developed country; or

 

              (2)  In the case of a construction material that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in a least developed country into a new and different construction material distinct from the materials from which it was transformed.

 

United States” means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and outlying areas.

 

“WTO GPA country construction material” means a construction material that—

 

              (1)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of a WTO GPA country; or

 

              (2)  In the case of a construction material that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in a WTO GPA country into a new and different construction material distinct from the materials from which it was transformed.

 

      (b)  This clause implements the Balance of Payments Program by providing a preference for domestic construction material.  In addition, the Contracting Officer has determined that the WTO GPA and Free Trade Agreements apply to this acquisition.  Therefore, the Balance of Payments Program restrictions are waived for designated country construction materials.

 

      (c)  The Contractor shall use only domestic or designated country construction material in performing this contract, except for--

 

              (1)  Construction material valued at or below the simplified acquisition threshold in part 2 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation;

 

              (2)  Information technology that is a commercial item; or

 

              (3)  The construction material or components listed by the Government as follows:

 

_________________________________________________________________________________

[Contracting Officer to list applicable excepted materials or indicate “none”]

 

(End of clause)

 

ALTERNATE I (DEC 2010). 
As prescribed  in 225.7503(b)(2), add the following definition of “Bahrainian or Mexican construction material” to paragraph (a) of the basic clause, and substitute the following paragraphs (b) and (c) for paragraphs (b) and (c) of the basic clause:

 

“Bahrainian or Mexican construction material” means a construction material that--

 

              (1)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of Bahrain or Mexico; or

 

              (2)  In the case of a construction material that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in Bahrain or Mexico into a new and different construction material distinct from the materials from which it was transformed.

 

      (b)  This clause implements the Balance of Payments Program by providing a preference for domestic construction material. In addition, the Contracting Officer has determined that the WTO GPA and all Free Trade Agreements except NAFTA and the Bahrain Free Trade Agreement apply to this acquisition. Therefore, the Balance of Payments Program restrictions are waived for designated country construction material other than Bahrainian or Mexican construction material.

 

      (c)  The Contractor shall use only domestic or designated country construction material other than Bahrainian or Mexican construction material in performing this contract, except for--

 

              (1)  Construction material valued at or below the simplified acquisition threshold in part 2 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation;

 

              (2)  Information technology that is a commercial item; or

 

              (3)  The construction material or components listed by the Government as follows:

 

_________________________________________________________________________________

[Contracting Officer to list applicable excepted materials or indicate “none”].

 

ALTERNATE II (JUN 2011). 
As prescribed  in 225.7503(b)(3), add the following definitions to paragraph (a); substitute the following paragraph (b) and the introductory text of paragraph (c) for paragraph (b) and the introductory text of paragraph (c) of the basic clause; and add the following paragraph (d):

 

“South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) state” means Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan.

 

“SC/CASA state construction material” means construction material that-

 

              (i)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of an SC/CASA state; or

 

              (ii)  In the case of a construction material that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in an SC/CASA state into a new and different construction material distinct from the material from which it was transformed.

 

      (b)  This clause implements the Balance of Payments Program by providing a preference for domestic construction material. In addition, the Contracting Officer has determined that the WTO GPA, Free Trade Agreements, and other waivers relating to acquisitions in support of operations in Afghanistan apply to this acquisition. Therefore, the Balance of Payments Program restrictions are waived for SC/CASA state and designated country construction materials.

 

      (c)  The Contractor shall use only domestic, SC/CASA state. or designated country construction material in performing this contract, except for—

 

      (d)  If the Contractor is from an SC/CASA state, the Contractor shall inform its government of its participation in this acquisition and that it generally will not have such opportunity in the future unless its government provides reciprocal procurement opportunities to U.S. products and services and suppliers of such products and services.

 

ALTERNATE III (JUN 2011). 
As prescribed  in 225.7503(b)(4), add the following definitions to paragraph(a); substitute the following paragraph (b) and the introductory text of paragraph (c) for paragraph (b) and the introductory text of paragraph (c) of the basic clause; and add the following paragraph (d):

 

        “South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) state” means Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan.

 

        “SC/CASA state construction material” means construction material that—

 

              (i)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of an SC/CASA state; or

 

              (ii)  In the case of a construction material that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in an SC/CASA state into a new and different construction material distinct from the material from which it was transformed.

 

      (b)  This clause implements the Balance of Payments Program by providing a preference for domestic construction material. In addition, the Contracting Officer has determined that the WTO GPA, all Free Trade Agreements except NAFTA and the Bahrain Free Trade Agreement, and other waivers relating to acquisitions in support of operations in Afghanistan apply to this acquisition. Therefore, the Balance of Payments Program restrictions are waived for SC/CASA state and designated country construction material other than Bahrainian or Mexican construction material.

 

      (c)  The Contractor shall use only domestic, SC/CASA state, or designated country construction material other than Bahrainian or Mexican construction material in performing this contract, except for—

 

      (d)  If the Contractor is from an SC/CASA state, the Contractor shall inform its government of its participation in this acquisition and that it generally will not have such opportunity in the future unless its government provides reciprocal procurement opportunities to U.S. products and services and suppliers of such products and services.

 

252.225-7046  Exports by Approved Community Members in Response to the Solicitation.

As prescribed in 225.7902-5(a), use the following provision:

 

EXPORTS BY APPROVED COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN RESPONSE TO THE SOLICITATION (JUNE 2013)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  The definitions of "Approved Community", “defense articles", Defense Trade Cooperation (DTC) Treaty”, "export", “Implementing Arrangement", “qualifying defense articles”, "transfer", and "U.S. DoD Treaty-eligible requirements" in DFARS clause 252.225-7047 apply to this provision.

 

      (b)  All contract line items in the contemplated contract, except any identified in this paragraph, are intended to satisfy U.S. DoD Treaty-eligible requirements. Specific defense articles that are not U.S. DoD Treaty-eligible will be identified as such in those contract line items that are otherwise U.S. DoD Treaty-eligible.

 

CONTRACT LINE ITEMS NOT INTENDED TO SATISFY
U.S. DoD TREATY-ELIGIBLE REQUIREMENTS:

 

______________________________________________________________

[Enter Contract Line Item Number(s) or enter "None"]

 

      (c)  Approved Community members responding to the solicitation may only export or transfer defense articles that specifically respond to the stated requirements of the solicitation.

 

      (d)  Subject to the other terms and conditions of the solicitation and the contemplated contract that affect the acceptability of foreign sources or foreign end products, components, parts, or materials, Approved Community members are permitted, but not required, to use the DTC Treaties for exports or transfers of qualifying defense articles in preparing a response to this solicitation.

 

      (e)  Any conduct by an offeror responding to this solicitation that falls outside the scope of the DTC Treaties, the Implementing Arrangements, and the implementing regulations of the Department of State in 22 CFR 126.16 (Australia), 22 C.F.R. 126.17 (United Kingdom), and 22 C.F.R. 126 Supplement No. 1 (exempted technologies list) is subject to all applicable International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) requirements, including any criminal, civil, and administrative penalties or sanctions, as well as all other United States statutory and regulatory requirements outside of ITAR.

 

      (f)  If the offeror uses the procedures established pursuant to the DTC Treaties, the offeror agrees that, with regard to the export or transfer of a qualifying defense article associated with responding to the solicitation, the offeror shall—

 

              (1)  Comply with the requirements and provisions of the applicable DTC Treaties, the Implementing Arrangements, and corresponding regulations (including the ITAR) of the U.S. Government and the government of Australia or of the United Kingdom, as applicable;

 

              (2)  Prior to the export or transfer of a qualifying defense article—

 

                    (i)  Mark, identify, transmit, store, and handle any defense articles provided for the purpose of responding to such solicitations, as well as any defense articles provided with or developed pursuant to their responses to such solicitations, in accordance with the DTC Treaties, the Implementing Arrangements, and corresponding regulations of the United States Government and the government of Australia or the government of the United Kingdom, as applicable, including, but not limited to, the marking and classification requirements described in the applicable regulations;

 

                    (ii)  Comply with the re-transfer or re-export provisions of the DTC Treaties, the Implementing Arrangements, and corresponding regulations of the United States Government and the government of Australia or the government of the United Kingdom, as applicable, including, but not limited to, the re-transfer and re-export requirements described in the applicable regulations; and

 

                    (iii)  Acknowledge that any conduct that falls outside or in violation of the DTC Treaties, Implementing Arrangements, and implementing regulations of the applicable government including, but not limited to, unauthorized re-transfer or re- export in violation of the procedures established in the applicable Implementing Arrangement and implementing regulations, remains subject to applicable licensing requirements of the government of Australia, the government of the United Kingdom, and the United States Government, as applicable, including any criminal, civil, and administrative penalties or sanctions contained therein; and

 

      (g)  Representation.  The offeror shall check one of the following boxes and sign the representation:

 

The offeror represents that export(s) or transfer(s) of qualifying defense articles were made in preparing its response to this solicitation and that such export(s) or transfer(s) complied with the requirements of this provision.

______________________________________________________________

Name/Title of Duly Authorized Representative          Date

 

The offeror represents that no export(s) or transfer(s) of qualifying defense articles were made in preparing its response to this solicitation.

______________________________________________________________

Name/Title of Duly Authorized Representative          Date

 

      (h)  Subcontracts.  Flow down the substance of this provision, including this paragraph (h), but excluding the representation at paragraph (g), to any subcontractor at any tier intending to use the DTC Treaties in responding to this solicitation.

 

(End of provision)

 

252.225-7047  Exports by Approved Community Members in Performance of the Contract.

As prescribed in 225.7902-5(b), use the following clause:

 

EXPORTS BY APPROVED COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN PERFORMANCE OF THE CONTRACT (JUNE 2013)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause—

 

      "Approved Community" means the U.S. Government, U.S. entities that are registered and eligible exporters, and certain government and industry facilities in Australia or the United Kingdom that are approved and listed by the U.S. Government.

 

      “Australia Community member” means an Australian government authority or nongovernmental entity or facility on the Australia Community list accessible at http://pmddtc.state.gov/treaties/index.html.

 

      "Defense articles" means articles, services, and related technical data, including software, in tangible or intangible form, listed on the United States Munitions List of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), as modified or amended.

 

      “Defense Trade Cooperation (DTC) Treaty" means—

 

              (1)  The Treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning Defense Trade Cooperation, signed at Washington and London on June 21 and 26, 2007; or

 

              (2)  The Treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Australia Concerning Defense Trade Cooperation, signed at Sydney on September 5, 2007.

 

      "Export" means the initial movement of defense articles from the United States Community to the United Kingdom Community and the Australia Community.

 

      "Implementing Arrangement" means—

 

              (1)  The Implementing Arrangement Pursuant to the Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Concerning Defense Trade Cooperation, signed on February 14, 2008; or

 

              (2)  The Implementing Arrangement Pursuant to the Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Australia Concerning Defense Trade Cooperation, signed on March 14, 2008.

 

      “Qualifying defense articles” means defense articles that are not exempt from the scope of the DTC Treaties as defined in 22 CFR 126.16(g) and 22 CFR 126.17(g).

 

      "Transfer" means the movement of previously exported defense articles within the Approved Community.

 

      “United Kingdom Community member” means a United Kingdom government authority or nongovernmental entity or facility on the United Kingdom Community list accessible at http://pmddtc.state.gov.

 

      "United States Community" means—

 

              (1)  Departments and agencies of the U.S. Government, including their personnel, with, as appropriate, security accreditation and a need-to-know; and

 

              (2)  Nongovernmental U.S. entities registered with the Department of State and eligible to export defense articles under U.S. law and regulation, including their employees, with, as appropriate, security accreditation and a need-to-know.

 

      "U.S. DoD Treaty-eligible requirements" means any defense article acquired by the DoD for use in a combined military or counterterrorism operation, cooperative research, development, production or support program, or DoD end use, as described in Article 3 of the U.S.-U.K. DTC Treaty and sections 2 and 3 of the associated Implementing Arrangement; and Article 3 of the U.S.-Australia DTC Treaty and sections 2 and 3 of the associated Implementing Arrangement.

 

      (b)  All contract line items in this contract, except any identified in this paragraph, are intended to satisfy U.S. DoD Treaty-eligible requirements. Specific defense articles that are not U.S. DoD Treaty-eligible will be identified as such in those contract line items that are otherwise U.S. DoD Treaty-eligible.

 

CONTRACT LINE ITEMS NOT INTENDED TO SATISFY
U.S. DoD TREATY-ELIGIBLE REQUIREMENTS:

 

______________________________________________________________

[Enter Contract Line Item Number(s) or enter "None"]

 

      (c)  Subject to the other terms and conditions of this contract that affect the acceptability of foreign sources or foreign end products, components, parts, or materials, Approved Community members are permitted, but not required, to use the DTC Treaties for exports or transfers of qualifying defense articles in performance of the contract.

 

      (d)  Any conduct by the Contractor that falls outside the scope of the DTC Treaties, the Implementing Arrangements, and 22 CFR 126.16(g) and 22 CFR 126.17(g) is subject to all applicable ITAR requirements, including any criminal, civil, and administrative penalties or sanctions, as well as all other United States statutory and regulatory requirements outside of ITAR, including, but not limited to, regulations issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives found at 27 C.F.R. Parts 447, 478, and 479, which are unaffected by the DTC Treaties.

 

      (e)  If the Contractor is an Approved Community member, the Contractor agrees that—

 

              (1)  The Contractor shall comply with the requirements of the DTC Treaties, the Implementing Arrangements, the ITAR, and corresponding regulations of the U.S. Government and the government of Australia or the government of the United Kingdom, as applicable; and

 

              (2)  Prior to the export or transfer of a qualifying defense article the Contractor—

 

                    (i)  Shall mark, identify, transmit, store, and handle any defense articles provided for the purpose of responding to such solicitations, as well as any defense articles provided with or developed pursuant to their responses to such solicitations, in accordance with the DTC Treaties, the Implementing Arrangements, and corresponding regulations of the United States Government and the government of Australia or the government of the United Kingdom, as applicable, including, but not limited to, the marking and classification requirements described in the applicable regulations;

 

                    (ii)  Shall comply with the re-transfer or re-export provisions of the DTC Treaties, the Implementing Arrangements, and corresponding regulations of the United States Government and the government of Australia or the government of the United Kingdom, as applicable, including, but not limited to, the re-transfer and re-export requirements described in the applicable regulations; and

 

                    (iii)  Shall acknowledge that any conduct that falls outside or in violation of the DTC Treaties, Implementing Arrangements, and implementing regulations of the applicable government including, but not limited to, unauthorized re-transfer or re- export in violation of the procedures established in the applicable Implementing Arrangement and implementing regulations, remains subject to applicable licensing requirements of the government of Australia, the government of the United Kingdom, and the United States Government, including any criminal, civil, and administrative penalties or sanctions contained therein.

 

      (f)  The contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (f), in all subcontracts that may require exports or transfers of qualifying defense articles in connection with deliveries under the contract.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7048  Export-Controlled Items.

As prescribed in 225.7901-4, use the following clause:

 

EXPORT CONTROLLED ITEMS (JUNE 2013)

 

      (a)  Definition.  “Export-controlled items,” as used in this clause, means items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730-774) or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Parts 120-130). The term includes:

 

              (1)  “Defense items,” defined in the Arms Export Control Act, 22 U.S.C. 2778(j)(4)(A), as defense articles, defense services, and related technical data, and further defined in the ITAR, 22 CFR Part 120.

 

              (2)  “Items,” defined in the EAR as “commodities”, “software”, and “technology,” terms that are also defined in the EAR, 15 CFR 772.1.

 

      (b)  The Contractor shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding export-controlled items, including, but not limited to, the requirement for contractors to register with the Department of State in accordance with the ITAR. The Contractor shall consult with the Department of State regarding any questions relating to compliance with the ITAR and shall consult with the Department of Commerce regarding any questions relating to compliance with the EAR.

 

      (c)  The Contractor's responsibility to comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding export-controlled items exists independent of, and is not established or limited by, the information provided by this clause.

 

      (d)  Nothing in the terms of this contract adds, changes, supersedes, or waives any of the requirements of applicable Federal laws, Executive orders, and regulations, including but not limited to—

 

                    (1)  The Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2401, et seq.);

 

                    (2)  The Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751, et seq.);

 

                    (3)  The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701, et seq.);

 

                    (4)  The Export Administration Regulations (15 CFR Parts 730-774);

 

                    (5)  The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 CFR Parts 120-130); and

 

                    (6)  Executive Order 13222, as extended.

 

      (e)  The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (e), in all subcontracts.

 

(End of clause)

 


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