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SUBPART 208.73--USE OF GOVERNMENT-OWNED
(Revised August 31, 2000)
As used in this subpart-
"Dual pricing evaluation procedure" means a procedure where offerors submit two prices for precious metals bearing items--one based on Government-furnished precious metals and one based on contractor-furnished precious metals. The contracting officer evaluates the prices to determine which is in the Government's best interest.
"Precious Metals Indicator Code (PMIC)" means a single-digit, alpha-numeric code assigned to national stock numbered items in the Defense Integrated Data System Total Item Record used to indicate the presence or absence of precious metals in the item. PMICs and the content value of corresponding items are listed in DoD 4100.39-M, Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) Procedures Manual, Volume 10, Chapter 4, Table 160.
"Refined precious metal" means recovered silver, gold, platinum, palladium, iridium, rhodium, or ruthenium, in bullion, granulation or sponge form, which has been purified to at least .999 percentage of fineness.
(b) When an offeror advises of a precious metals requirement, the contracting officer shall use the procedures in Chapter 11 of DoD 4160.21-M, Defense Materiel Disposition Manual, to determine availability of required precious metal assets and current government-furnished materiel (GFM) unit prices. If the precious metals are available, the contracting officer shall evaluate offers and award the contract on the basis of the offer which is in the best interest of the Government.
(c) When the clause prescribed by 208.7305 is included in a solicitation, the contracting officer will ensure that Section B, Schedule of Supplies or Services and Prices, is structured to-
(2) Use dual pricing evaluation procedures.
(2) When the contracting officer knows that the items being acquired do not require precious metals in their manufacture; or
(3) For acquisitions at or below the simplified acquisition threshold.