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 252.225-7000 Buy American Act--Balance of Payments Program Certificate.
 252.225-7001 Buy American Act 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 Reserved
 252.225-7008 Reserved.
 252.225-7009 Reserved.
 252.225-7010 Reserved.
 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 Preference for Domestic Specialty Metals.
 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 Reserved.
 252.225-7018 Notice of Prohibition of Certain Contracts with Foreign Entities for the Conduct of Ballistic Missile Defense Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation.
 252.225-7019 Restriction on Acquisition of Anchor and Mooring Chain.
 252.225-7020 Trade Agreements Certificate.
 252.225-7021 Trade Agreements.
 252.225-7022 Restriction on Acquisition of Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) Carbon Fiber.
 252.225-7023 Restriction on Acquisition of Vessel Propellers.
 252.225-7024 Reserved.
 252.225-7025 Restriction on Acquisition of Forgings.
 252.225-7026 Reserved.
 252.225-7027 Restriction on Contingent Fees for Foreign Military Sales.
 252.225-7028 Exclusionary Policies and Practices of Foreign Governments.
 252.225-7029 Reserved.
 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 Act--Free Trade Agreements--Balance of Payments Program Certificate.
 252.225-7036 Buy American Act--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 Supporting a Force 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
 252.225-7044 Balance of Payments Program--Construction Material.
 252.225-7045 Balance of Payments Program--Construction Material Under Trade Agreements.


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

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

 

BUY AMERICAN ACT--BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM CERTIFICATE
(JUN 2005)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  “Domestic end product,” “foreign end product,” “qualifying country,” “qualifying country end product,” and “United States” have the meanings given in the Buy American Act 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 Act or the Balance of Payments Program.

 

      (c)  Certifications and identification of country of origin.

 

              (1)  For all line items subject to the Buy American Act 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)  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:

 

Line Item Number

 

Country of Origin (If known)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(End of provision)

 

252.225-7001  Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program.

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

 

BUY AMERICAN ACT AND BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM (JUN 2005)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause¾

 

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

 

              (2)  “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 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—

 

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

 

                           (B)  It is inconsistent with the public interest to apply the restrictions of the Buy American Act.

 

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

 

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

 

              (5)  “Qualifying country” means any country set forth in subsection 225.872-1 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).

 

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

 

              (7)  “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 the cost of the following types of components exceeds 50 percent of the cost of all its components:

 

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

 

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

 

                            (C)  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.

 

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

 

      (b)  This clause implements the Buy American Act (41 U.S.C. Section 10a-d).  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 Act¾Balance 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)

 

252.225-7002  Qualifying Country Sources as Subcontractors.

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

 

QUALIFYING COUNTRY SOURCES AS SUBCONTRACTORS (APR 2003)

 

      (a)  Definition.  “Qualifying country,” as used in this clause, means any country set forth in subsection 225.872-1 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement.

 

      (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 (JUN 2005)

 

      (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 $10 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 $500,000 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 (JUN 2005)

 

      (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 $500,000 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 (Program Acquisition and International Contracting), OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(PAIC), 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 (JUN 2005)

 

      (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 (Program Acquisition and International Contracting), OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(PAIC), 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 $500,000, 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  Reserved.

 

252.225-7008  Reserved.

 

252.225-7009  Reserved.

 

252.225-7010  Reserved.

 

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 (JUN 2004)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

              (4)  “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.

 

              (3)  Tents, tarpaulins, or 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 end products incidentally incorporating cotton, other natural fibers, or wool, 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 the countries listed in subsection 225.872-1 of the Defense FAR Supplement; 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 yarns manufactured in the Netherlands.

 

      (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 (JUN 2005)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause—

 

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

 

              (2)  “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” as defined in the Trade Agreements clause of this contract;

 

                    (iii)  “End product of Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, or Singapore” as defined in the Buy American Act—Free Trade Agreements—Balance of Payments Program clause of this contract; or

 

                     (iv)  “Canadian end product” as defined in Alternate I of the Buy American Act—Free Trade Agreements—Balance of Payments Program clause of this contract.

 

              (3)  “Qualifying country” and “qualifying country end product” have the meanings given in the Trade Agreements clause, the Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program clause, or the Buy American Act--Free Trade Agreements--Balance of Payments Program clause of this contract.

 

      (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  Preference for Domestic Specialty Metals.

As prescribed in 225.7002-3(b)(1), use the following clause:

 

PREFERENCE FOR DOMESTIC SPECIALTY METALS (JUN 2005)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause—

 

              (1)  “Qualifying country” means any country listed in subsection 225.872-1 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.

 

              (2)  “Specialty metals” 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, columbium, molybdenum, nickel, titanium, tungsten, or vanadium;

 

                    (ii)  Metal alloys consisting of nickel, iron-nickel, and cobalt base alloys containing a total of other alloying metals (except iron) in excess of 10 percent;

 

                    (iii)  Titanium and titanium alloys; or

 

                    (iv)  Zirconium and zirconium base alloys.

 

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

 

      (c)  This clause does not apply to specialty metals—

 

              (1)  Melted in a qualifying country or incorporated in an article manufactured in a qualifying country; or

 

              (2)  Purchased by a subcontractor at any tier.

 

(End of clause)

 

ALTERNATE I (APR 2003)

As prescribed in 225.7002-3(b)(2), substitute the following paragraph (c) for paragraph (c) of the basic clause, and add the following paragraph (d) to the basic clause:

 

      (c)  This clause does not apply to specialty metals melted in a qualifying country or incorporated in an article manufactured in a qualifying country.

 

      (d)  The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (d), in all subcontracts for items containing specialty metals.

 

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

As prescribed in 225.7002-3(c), 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 225.7009-4(a), use the following clause:

 

RESTRICTION ON ACQUISITION OF BALL AND ROLLER BEARINGS (JUN 2005)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause¾

 

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

 

              (2)  “Miniature and instrument ball bearings” means all rolling contact ball bearings with a basic outside diameter (exclusive of flange diameters) of 30 millimeters or less, regardless of material, tolerance, performance, or quality characteristics.

 

      (b)  Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this clause, all ball and roller bearings and ball and roller bearing components (including miniature and instrument ball bearings) delivered under this contract, either as end items or components of end items, shall be wholly manufactured in the United States, its outlying areas, or Canada.  Unless otherwise specified, raw materials, such as preformed bar, tube, or rod stock and lubricants, need not be mined or produced in the United States, its outlying areas, or Canada.

 

      (c)(1)  The restriction in paragraph (b) of this clause does not apply to ball or roller bearings that are acquired as components if--

 

                    (i)  The end items or components containing ball or roller bearings are commercial items; or

 

                    (ii)  The ball or roller bearings are commercial components manufactured in the United Kingdom.

 

              (2)  The commercial item exception in paragraph (c)(1) of this clause does not include items designed or developed under a Government contract if the end item is bearings or bearing components.

 

      (d)  The restriction in paragraph (b) of this clause may be waived upon request from the Contractor in accordance with subsection 225.7009-3 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.  If the restriction is waived for miniature and instrument ball bearings, the Contractor shall acquire a like quantity and type of domestic manufacture for nongovernmental use.

 

      (e)  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.

 

      (f)  The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (f), in all subcontracts, except those for¾

 

              (1)  Commercial items other than ball or roller bearings; or

 

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

 

(End of clause)

 

ALTERNATE I (APR 2003)

As prescribed in 225.7009-4(b), substitute the following paragraph (c)(1)(ii) for paragraph (c)(1)(ii) of the basic clause:

 

      (c)(1)(ii)  The ball or roller bearings are commercial components.

 

252.225-7017  Reserved.

 

252.225-7018  Notice of Prohibition of Certain Contracts with Foreign Entities for the Conduct of Ballistic Missile Defense Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation.

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

 

NOTICE OF PROHIBITION OF CERTAIN CONTRACTS WITH FOREIGN ENTITIES FOR THE CONDUCT OF BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST, AND EVALUATION
(JUN 2005)

 

      (a)  Definitions.

 

              (1)  “Competent” means the ability of an offeror to satisfy the requirements of the solicitation.  This determination is based on a comprehensive assessment of each offeror's proposal including consideration of the specific areas of evaluation criteria in the relative order of importance described in the solicitation.

 

              (2)  “Foreign firm” means a business entity owned or controlled by one or more foreign nationals or a business entity in which more than 50 percent of the stock is owned or controlled by one or more foreign nationals.

 

              (3)  U.S. firm” means a business entity other than a foreign firm.

 

      (b)  Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this provision, the Department of Defense will not enter into or carry out any contract, including any contract awarded as a result of a broad agency announcement, with a foreign government or firm if the contract provides for the conduct of research, development, test, or evaluation in connection with the Ballistic Missile Defense Program.  However, foreign governments and firms are encouraged to submit offers, since this provision is not intended to restrict access to unique foreign expertise if the contract will require a level of competency unavailable in the United States or its outlying areas.

 

      (c)  This prohibition does not apply to a foreign government or firm if—

 

              (1)  The contract will be performed within the United States or its outlying areas;

 

              (2)  The contract is exclusively for research, development, test, or evaluation in connection with antitactical ballistic missile systems;

 

              (3)  The foreign government or firm agrees to share a substantial portion of the total contract cost.  The foreign share is considered substantial if it is equitable with respect to the relative benefits that the United States and the foreign parties will derive from the contract.  For example, if the contract is more beneficial to the foreign party, its share of the costs should be correspondingly higher; or

 

              (4)  The U.S. Government determines that a U.S. firm cannot competently perform the contract at a price equal to or less than the price at which a foreign government or firm can perform the contract.

 

      (d)  The offeror (_____) is (_____) is not a U.S. firm.

 

(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

(JUN 2005)

 

      (a)  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.

 

      (b)  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.

 

      (c)  The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c), 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), 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)

 

252.225-7021  Trade Agreements.

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

 

TRADE AGREEMENTS (JUN 2005)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause¾

 

              (1)  Caribbean Basin country end product”¾

 

                    (i)  Means an article that¾

 

                            (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 or instrumentality, 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 of¾

 

                            (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.

 

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

 

              (3)  “Designated country” means—

 

        (i)  A World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA) country (Aruba, Austria, Belgium, Canada, 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, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom);

 

                     (ii)  A Free Trade Agreement country (Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Morocco, or Singapore);

 

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

 

                    (iv)  A Caribbean Basin country (Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, or Trinidad and Tobago).

 

              (4)  “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.

 

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

 

              (6)  “Free Trade Agreement country end product” means an article that¾

 

                    (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 or instrumentality, 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.

 

              (7)  “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 or instrumentality, 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.

 

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

 

              (9)  “Qualifying country” means any country set forth in subsection 225.872-1 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.

 

              (10)  “Qualifying country end product” means¾

 

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

 

                    (ii)  An end product manufactured in a qualifying country if the cost of the following types of components exceeds 50 percent of the cost of all its components:

 

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

 

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

 

                            (C)  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.

 

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

 

              (12)  “U.S.-made end product” means an article that¾

 

                    (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.

 

      (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 end products or qualifying, designated, Caribbean Basin, or Free Trade Agreement 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.customs.ustreas.gov/impoexpo/impoexpo.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 States--Caribbean 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)

 

252.225-7022  Restriction on Acquisition of Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) Carbon Fiber.

As prescribed in 225.7103-3, use the following clause:

 

RESTRICTION ON ACQUISITION OF POLYACRYLONITRILE (PAN)
CARBON FIBER (JUN 2005)

 

      (a)  This clause applies if the end product furnished under this contract contains polyacrylonitrile carbon fibers (alternatively referred to as PAN-based carbon fibers or PAN-based graphite fibers).

 

      (b)  PAN carbon fibers contained in the end product shall be manufactured in the United States, its outlying areas, or Canada using PAN precursor produced in the United States, its outlying areas, or Canada.

 

      (c)  The Contracting Officer may waive the requirement in paragraph (b) of this clause in whole or in part.  The Contractor may request a waiver from the Contracting Officer by identifying the circumstances and including a plan to qualify U.S. or Canadian sources expeditiously.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7023  Restriction on Acquisition of Vessel Propellers.

As prescribed in 225.7010-4, use the following clause:

 

RESTRICTION ON ACQUISITION OF VESSEL PROPELLERS (JUN 2005)

 

      (a)  Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this clause, the Contractor shall deliver under this contract, whether as end items or components of end items, vessel propellers--

 

              (1)  Manufactured in the United States, its outlying areas, or Canada; and

 

              (2)  For which all component castings were poured and finished in the United States, its outlying areas, or Canada.

 

      (b)  The restriction in paragraph (a) of this clause--

 

              (1)  Does not apply to vessel propellers that are commercial items; and

 

              (2)  For other than commercial items, may be waived upon request from the Contractor in accordance with subsection 225.7020-3 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7024  Reserved.

 

252.225-7025  Restriction on Acquisition of Forgings.

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

 

RESTRICTION ON ACQUISITION OF FORGINGS (JUN 2005)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause¾

 

              (1)  “Domestic manufacture” means manufactured in the United States, its outlying areas, or Canada if the Canadian firm—

 

                    (i)  Normally produces similar items or is currently producing the item in support of DoD contracts (as a contractor or a subcontractor); and

 

                    (ii)  Agrees to become (upon receiving a contract/order) a planned producer under DoD's Industrial Preparedness Production Planning Program, if it is not already a planned producer for the item.

 

              (2)  “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 items 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  Reserved.

 

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

As prescribed in 225.7308(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 225.7308(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  Reserved.

 

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 (APR 2003)

 

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—

 

      (a)  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

 

      (b)  Will be delivered to the Government or will be purchased by the Contractor as a raw material for use in a Government-owned facility or a facility under the control of the Department of Defense.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7031  Secondary Arab Boycott of Israel.

As prescribed in 225.1103(2), 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 Act--Free Trade Agreements--Balance of Payments Program Certificate.

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

 

BUY AMERICAN ACT--FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS--BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM CERTIFICATE (JAN 2005)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  “Domestic end product,” “end product of Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, or Singapore,” “foreign end product,” “qualifying country end product,” and “United States” have the meanings given in the Buy American Act--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 end products of Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, or Singapore without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American Act or the Balance of Payments Program.

 

      (c)  Certifications and identification of country of origin.

 

              (1)  For all line items subject to the Buy American Act—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 end products of Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, or Singapore:

 

                     (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.

 

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

 

(End of provision)

 

ALTERNATE I (JAN 2005)

As prescribed in 225.1101(9), substitute the phrase “Canadian end product” for the phrase “end product of Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, or Singapore” in paragraph (a) of the basic provision; and substitute the phrase “Canadian end products” for the phrase “end products of Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, or Singapore” in paragraphs (b) and (c)(2)(ii) of the basic provision.

 

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

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

 

 

BUY AMERICAN ACT--FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS--BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM (JUN 2005)

 

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this clause—

 

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

 

              (2)  “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 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 that¾

 

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

 

                            (B)  It is inconsistent with the public interest to apply the restrictions of the Buy American Act.

 

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

 

              (4)  “End product of Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, or Singapore” means an article that—

 

                     (i)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, or Singapore; or

 

                     (ii)  In the case of an article that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country or instrumentality, has been substantially transformed in Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, or Singapore 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.

 

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

 

              (6)  “Qualifying country” means any country set forth in subsection 225.872-1 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.

 

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

 

              (8)  “Qualifying country end product” means¾

 

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

 

                    (ii) An end product manufactured in a qualifying country if the cost of the following types of components exceeds 50 percent of the cost of all its components:

 

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

 

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

 

                            (C)  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.

 

              (9)  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, end products of Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, or Singapore, or other foreign end products in the Buy American Act--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 an end product of Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, or Singapore, the Contractor shall deliver a qualifying country end product, an end product of Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, or Singapore, 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 2005)

As prescribed in 225.1101(10)(i)(B), substitute the following paragraphs (a)(4) and (c) for paragraphs (a)(4) and (c) of the basic clause:

 

      (a)(4)  “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 or instrumentality, 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 Act--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.

 

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 Supporting a Force Deployed Outside the United States.

As prescribed in 225.7402-4(a), use the following clause:

 

CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL SUPPORTING A FORCE DEPLOYED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES (JUN 2005)

      (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.

 

      “Theater of operations” means an area defined by the combatant commander for the conduct or support of specified operations.

 

      (b)  General. 

 

              (1)  This clause applies when contractor personnel deploy with or otherwise provide support in the theater of operations to U.S. military forces deployed outside the United States in—

 

                    (i)  Contingency operations;

 

                    (ii)  Humanitarian or peacekeeping operations; or

 

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

 

              (2)  Contract performance in support of U.S. military forces may require work in dangerous or austere conditions.  The Contractor accepts the risks associated with required contract performance in such operations.

 

              (3)  Contractor personnel are not combatants and shall not undertake any role that would jeopardize their status.  Contractor personnel shall not use force or otherwise directly participate in acts likely to cause actual harm to enemy armed forces.

 

      (c)  Support.

 

              (1)  The Combatant Commander will develop a security plan to provide protection, through military means, of Contractor personnel engaged in the theater of operations unless the terms of this contract place the responsibility with another party.

 

              (2)(i)  All Contractor personnel engaged in the theater of operations are authorized 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 theater of operations under this contract.

 

      (d)  Compliance with laws and regulations.  The Contractor shall comply with, and shall ensure that its personnel supporting a force deployed outside the United States as specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this clause are familiar with and comply with, all applicable—

 

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

 

              (2)  Treaties and international agreements;

 

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

 

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

 

      (e)  Pre-deployment requirements.  The Contractor shall ensure that the following requirements are met prior to deploying personnel in support of U.S. military forces.  Specific requirements for each category may be specified in the statement of work or elsewhere in the contract.

 

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

 

              (2)  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.

 

              (3)  Deploying personnel have all necessary passports, visas, and other documents required to enter and exit a theater of operations and have a Geneva Conventions identification card from the deployment center.

 

              (4)  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.

 

      (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;

 

              (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 theater of operations entrance requirements are met, and brief contractor personnel on theater-specific policies and procedures.

 

      (g)  Personnel data list. 

 

              (1)  The Contractor shall establish and maintain with the designated Government official a current list of all contractor personnel that deploy with or otherwise provide support in the theater of operations to U.S. military forces as specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this clause.  The Contracting Officer will inform the Contractor of the Government official designated to receive this data and the appropriate automated system(s) to use for this effort.

 

              (2)  The Contractor shall ensure that all employees on the list have a current DD Form 93, Record of Emergency Data Card, on file with both the Contractor and the designated Government official.

 

      (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 clause.  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.

 

      (i)  Military clothing and protective equipment. 

 

              (1)  Contractor personnel supporting a force deployed outside the United States as specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this clause are prohibited from wearing military clothing unless specifically authorized in writing by the Combatant Commander.  If authorized to wear military clothing, contractor personnel must wear distinctive patches, arm bands, nametags, or headgear, in order to be distinguishable from military personnel, consistent with force protection measures and the Geneva Conventions.

 

              (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 clothing.

 

              (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 theater of operations be authorized to carry weapons, the request shall be made through the Contracting Officer to the Combatant Commander.  The Combatant Commander will determine whether to authorize in-theater contractor personnel to carry weapons and what weapons will be allowed.

 

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

 

                    (i)  Are adequately trained;

 

                    (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.

 

              (3)  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 theater of operations.

 

      (l)  Purchase of scarce goods and services.  If the Combatant Commander has established an organization for the theater of operations 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 missing, captured, or abducted.

 

              (2)  In the case of missing, captured, or abducted contractor personnel, the Government will assist in personnel recovery actions in accordance with DoD Directive 2310.2, Personnel Recovery.

 

      (o)  Mortuary affairs.  Mortuary affairs for contractor personnel who die while providing support in the theater of operations to U.S. military 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 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 that require subcontractor personnel to be available to deploy with or otherwise provide support in the theater of operations to U.S. military forces deployed outside the United States in—

 

              (1)  Contingency operations;

 

              (2)  Humanitarian or peacekeeping operations; or

 

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

 

(End of clause)

 

252.225-7041  Correspondence in English.

As prescribed in 225.1103(3), 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(4), 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 (JUN 2005)

 

      (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 225.7401).

 

(End of clause)

 

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

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

 

BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM--CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL (JUN 2005)

 

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

 

“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 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.

 

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; or

 

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

 

_________________________________________________________________________________

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

 

(End of clause)

 

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

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

 

BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM--CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL UNDER TRADE AGREEMENTS (JUN 2005)

 

      (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.

 

“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 (Aruba, Austria, Belgium, Canada, 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, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom);

 

              (2)  A Free Trade Agreement country (Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Morocco, or Singapore);

 

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

 

              (4)  A Caribbean Basin country (Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 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 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.

 

 “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; or

 

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

 

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

 

(End of clause)

 

ALTERNATE I (JAN 2005).  As prescribed  in 225.7503(b), delete the definitions of “designated country” and “designated country construction material” from the definitions in paragraph (a) of the basic clause, add the following definition of “Australian, Chilean, or Moroccan 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:

 

“Australian, Chilean, or Moroccan construction material” means a construction material that—

 

              (1)  Is wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of Australia, Chile, or Morocco; 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 Australia, Chile, or Morocco 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 apply to this acquisition.  Therefore, the Balance of Payments Program restrictions are waived for WTO GPA country, Australian, Chilean, or Moroccan, least developed country, or Caribbean Basin country construction material.

 

      (c)  The Contractor shall use only domestic, WTO GPA country, Australian, Chilean, or Moroccan, least developed country, or Caribbean Basin 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; or

 

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

 

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

 


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