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SUBPART 217.71--MASTER AGREEMENT FOR REPAIR AND ALTERATION OF VESSELS

(Revised June 21, 2005)

 

 



 217.7100 Scope of subpart.
 217.7101 Definitions.
 217.7102 General.
 217.7103 Procedures.
 217.7103-1 Content and format.
 217.7103-2 Period of agreement.
 217.7103-3 Solicitations for job orders.
 217.7103-4 Award of a job order.
 217.7103-5 Emergency work.
 217.7103-6 Repair costs not readily ascertainable.
 217.7103-7 Modification of master agreements.
 217.7104 Contract clauses.


217.7100  Scope of subpart.

This subpart contains acquisition policies and procedures for master agreements for repair and alteration of vessels.

 

217.7101  Definitions.

 

      (a)  “Master agreement for repair and alteration of vessels”—

 

              (1)  Is a written instrument of understanding, negotiated between a contracting activity and a contractor that—

 

                    (A)  Contains contract clauses, terms, and conditions applying to future contracts for repairs, alterations, and/or additions to vessels; and

 

                    (B)  Contemplates separate future contracts that will incorporate by reference or attachment the required and applicable clauses agreed upon in the master agreement.

 

              (2)  Is not a contract.

 

      (b)  “Job order”—

 

              (1)  Is a fixed price contract incorporating, by reference or attachment, a master agreement for repair and alteration of vessels;

 

              (2)  May include clauses pertaining to subjects not covered by the master agreement; but applicable to the job order being awarded; and

 

              (3)  Applies to a specific acquisition and sets forth the scope of work, price, delivery date, and other appropriate terms that apply to the particular job order.

 

217.7102  General.

 

      (a)  Activities shall enter into master agreements for repair and alteration of vessels with all prospective contractors located within the United States or its outlying areas, which—

 

              (1)  Request ship repair work; and

 

              (2)  Possess the organization and facilities to perform the work satisfactorily.  (Issuance of a master agreement does not indicate approval of the contractor's facility for any particular acquisition and is not an affirmative determination of responsibility under FAR Subpart 9.1 for any particular acquisition.)

 

      (b)  Activities may use master agreements in work with prospective contractors located outside the United States and its outlying areas.


      (c)  Activities may issue job orders under master agreements to effect repairs, alterations, and/or additions to vessels belonging to foreign governments.

 

              (1)  Contractors shall treat vessels of a foreign government as if they were vessels of the U.S. Government whenever requested to do so by the contracting officer.

 

              (2)  Identify the vessel and the foreign government in the solicitation and job order.

 

217.7103  Procedures.

 

217.7103-1  Content and format.

 

      (a)  A Master agreement shall contain all clauses required by 217.7104(a), statute and executive order.

 

      (b)  The following format may be adapted to fit specific circumstances:

 

MASTER AGREEMENT FOR REPAIR AND ALTERATION OF VESSELS

 

              (1)  This agreement is entered into this ____ day of _____________________ 19__, by the United States of America (the “Government”:) represented by _________________, the Contracting Officer, and ___________________________, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of __________________________ (the “Contractor”).

 

              (2)  The clauses in this agreement, shall be incorporated, by reference or attachment, in job orders issued under this agreement to effect repairs, alterations, and/or additions to vessels.

 

              (3)  By giving 30 days written notice, either party to this agreement has the right to cancel it without affecting the rights and liabilities under any job order existing at the time of cancellation.  The Contractor shall perform, under the terms of this agreement, all work covered by any job order awarded before the effective date of the cancellation.

 

              (4)  This agreement may be modified only by mutual agreement of the parties. A modification of this agreement shall not affect any job order in existence at the time of modification, unless the parties agree otherwise.

 

              (5)  The rights and obligations of the parties to this agreement are set forth in this agreement and the clauses of any job orders issued under this  agreement.  In the event there is an inconsistency between this agreement and any job order, the provisions of this agreement shall govern.

 

              (6)  This agreement shall remain in effect until cancelled by either party.

 

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

by

(Contracting Officer)

 

(Contractor)

by

(Authorized Individual)

 

(Title)

217.7103-2  Period of agreement.

 

      (a)  Master agreements remain in effect until cancelled by either the contractor or the contracting officer.

 

      (b)  Master agreements can be cancelled by either the contractor or the contracting officer by giving 30 days written notice to the other.

 

      (c)  Cancellation of a master agreement does not affect the rights and liabilities under any job order existing at the time of cancellation.  The contractor must continue to perform all work covered by any job order issued before the effective date of cancellation of the master agreement.

 

217.7103-3  Solicitations for job orders.

 

      (a)  When a requirement arises within the United States or its outlying areas for the type of work covered by the master agreement, solicit offers from prospective contractors that—

 

              (1)  Previously executed a master agreement; or

 

              (2)  Have not previously executed a master agreement, but possess the necessary qualifications to perform the work and agree to execute a master agreement before award of a job order.

 

      (b)  Prepare the solicitation in the uniform contract format and in accordance with FAR Subpart 14.2 or 15.2, as applicable.

 

      (c)  Include in the solicitation—

 

              (1)  The nature of the work to be performed;

 

              (2)  The date the vessel will be available to the contractor;

 

              (3)  The date the work is to be completed; and

 

              (4)  Whether bulk ammunition is aboard the vessel.

 

      (d)  Unless the solicitation states otherwise, offers are to be based on performance at the contractor's site.

 

      (e)  Solicitations processed under negotiated acquisition procedures shall require offerors to include a breakdown of the price with reasonable supporting detail in whatever format and detail the contracting officer may request.

 

      (f)  Where practicable, afford potential offerors an opportunity to inspect the item needing repair or alteration.

 

217.7103-4  Award of a job order.

Award job orders in accordance with FAR Subpart 14.4 or 15.5.

 

217.7103-5  Emergency work.

 

      (a)  The contracting officer, without soliciting offers, may issue a written job order to a contractor that has previously executed a master agreement when—

 

              (i)  Delay in the performance of necessary repair work would endanger a vessel, its cargo or stores; or

 

              (ii)  Military necessity requires immediate work on a vessel.

 

      (b)  Process this type of undefinitized contract action in accordance with Subpart 217.74.

 

      (c)  Negotiate a price as soon as practicable after the issuance of an undefinitized order and definitize the job order upon completing negotiations.

 

217.7103-6  Repair costs not readily ascertainable.

If the nature of any repairs is such that their extent and probable cost cannot be ascertained readily, the solicitation should—

 

      (a)  Solicit offers for determining the nature and extent of the repairs;

 

      (b)  Provide that upon determination by the contracting officer of what work is necessary, the contractor, if requested by the contracting officer, shall negotiate prices for performance of the repairs; and

 

      (c)  Provide that prices for the repairs, if ordered, will be set forth in a modification of the job order.

 

217.7103-7 Modification of master agreements.

 

      (a)  Review each master agreement at least annually before the anniversary of its effective date and revise it as necessary to conform to the requirements of the FAR and DFARS.  Statutory or other mandatory changes may require review and revision earlier than one year.

 

      (b)  A master agreement shall be changed only by modifying the master agreement itself.  It shall not be changed through a job order.

 

      (c)  A modification to a master agreement shall not affect job orders issued before the effective date of the modification.

 

217.7104  Contract clauses.

 

      (a)  Use the following clauses in solicitations for, and in, master agreements for repair and alteration of vessels:

 

              (1)  252.217-7003, Changes.

 

              (2)  252.217-7004, Job Orders and Compensation.

 

              (3)  252.217-7005, Inspection and Manner of Doing Work.

 

              (4)  252.217-7006, Title.

 

              (5)  252.217-7007, Payments.

 

              (6)  252.217-7008, Bonds.

 

              (7)  252.217-7009, Default.

 

              (8)  252.217-7010, Performance.

 

              (9)  252.217-7011, Access to Vessel.

 

              (10)  252.217-7012, Liability and Insurance.

 

              (11)  252.217-7013, Guarantees.

 

              (12)  252.217-7014, Discharge of Liens.

 

              (13)  252.217-7015, Safety and Health.

 

              (14)  252.217-7016, Plant Protection, as applicable.

 

      (b)(1)  Incorporate in solicitations for, and in, job orders, the clauses in the master agreement, and any other clauses on subjects not covered by the master agreement, but applicable to the job order to be awarded.

 

              (2)  Use the clause at 252.217-7016, Plant Protection, in job orders where performance is to occur at the contractor's facility.

 

 

 

 


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