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 252.237- Notice
 252.237- Compliance
 252.237- Award
 252.237- Requirements
 252.237- Area
 252.237- Performance
 252.237- Subcontracting
 252.237- Termination
 252.237- Group
 252.237- Permits
 252.237- Facility
 252.237- Preparation
 252.237- Instruction
 252.237- Instruction
 252.237- Loss
 252.237- Loss
 252.237- Delivery
 252.237- Individual
 252.237- Special
 252.237- Training
 252.237- Reserved
 252.237- Reserved
 252.237- Services


252.237-7000  Notice of Special Standards of Responsibility.

As prescribed in 237.270(d)(1), use the following provision:

 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL STANDARDS OF RESPONSIBILITY (DEC 1991)

 

      (a)  To be determined responsible, the Offeror must meet the general standards of responsibility set forth at FAR 9.104-1 and the following criteria, as described in Chapter 3, General Standards, of “Government Auditing Standards.”

 

              (1)  Qualifications;

 

              (2)  Independence; and

 

              (3)  Quality Control.

 

      (b)  “Government Auditing Standards” is issued by the Comptroller General of the United States and is available for sale from the:

 

Superintendent of Documents

U.S. Government Printing Office

Washington, DC  20401

 

Stock number 020-000-00243-3.

 

      (c)  The apparently successful Offeror, before award, shall give the Contracting Officer evidence that it is licensed by the cognizant licensing authority in the state or other political jurisdiction where the Offeror operates its professional practice.

 

(End of provision)

 

252.237-7001  Compliance with Audit Standards.

As prescribed in 237.270(d)(2), use the following clause:

 

COMPLIANCE WITH AUDIT STANDARDS (MAY 2000)

 

The Contractor, in performance of all audit services under this contract, shall comply with “Government Auditing Standards” issued by the Comptroller General of the United States.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.237-7002  Award to Single Offeror.

As prescribed in 237.7004(a), use the following provision:

 

AWARD TO SINGLE OFFEROR (DEC 1991)

 

      (a)  Award shall be made to a single offeror.

 

      (b)  Offerors shall include unit prices for each item.  Failure to include unit prices for each item will be cause for rejection of the entire offer.

 

      (c)  The Government will evaluate offers on the basis of the estimated quantities shown.

 

      (d)  Award will be made to that responsive, responsible offeror whose total aggregate offer is the lowest price to the Government.

 

(End of provision)

 

ALTERNATE I (DEC 1991)

As prescribed in 237.7004(a), substitute the following paragraph (d) for paragraph (d) of the basic provision:

 

      (d)  Award will be made to that responsive, responsible offeror whose total aggregate offer is in the best interest of the Government.

 

252.237-7003  Requirements.

As prescribed in 237.7004(b), use the following clause:

 

REQUIREMENTS (DEC 1991)

 

      (a)  Except as provided in paragraphs (c) and (d) of this clause, the Government will order from the Contractor all of its requirements in the area of performance for the supplies and services listed in the schedule of this contract.

 

      (b)  Each order will be issued as a delivery order and will list—

 

              (1)  The supplies or services being ordered;

 

              (2)  The quantities to be furnished;

 

              (3)  Delivery or performance dates;

 

              (4)  Place of delivery or performance;

 

              (5)  Packing and shipping instructions;

 

              (6)  The address to send invoices; and

 

              (7)  The funds from which payment will be made.

 

      (c)  The Government may elect not to order supplies and services under this contract in instances where the body is removed from the area for medical, scientific, or other reason.

 

      (d)  In an epidemic or other emergency, the contracting activity may obtain services beyond the capacity of the Contractor's facilities from other sources.

 

      (e)  Contracting Officers of the following activities may order services and supplies under this contract—

 

 

 

 

 

(End of clause)

 

252.237-7004  Area of Performance.

As prescribed in 237.7004(b), use the following clause:

 

AREA OF PERFORMANCE (DEC 1991)

 

      (a)  The area of performance is as specified in the contract.

 

      (b)  The Contractor shall take possession of the remains at the place where they are located, transport them to the Contractor's place of preparation, and later transport them to a place designated by the Contracting Officer.

 

      (c)  The Contractor will not be reimbursed for transportation when both the place where the remains were located and the delivery point are within the area of performance.

 

      (d)  If remains are located outside the area of performance, the Contracting Officer may place an order with the Contractor under this contract or may obtain the services elsewhere.  If the Contracting Officer requires the Contractor to transport the remains into the area of performance, the Contractor shall be paid the amount per mile in the schedule for the number of miles required to transport the remains by a reasonable route from the point where located to the boundary of the area of performance.

 

      (e)  The Contracting Officer may require the Contractor to deliver remains to any point within 100 miles of the area of performance.  In this case, the Contractor shall be paid the amount per mile in the schedule for the number of miles required to transport the remains by a reasonable route from the boundary of the area of performance to the delivery point.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.237-7005  Performance and Delivery.

As prescribed in 237.7004(b), use the following clause:

 

PERFORMANCE AND DELIVERY (DEC 1991)

 

      (a)  The Contractor shall furnish the material ordered and perform the services specified as promptly as possible but not later than 36 hours after receiving notification to remove the remains, excluding the time necessary for the Government to inspect and check results of preparation.

 

      (b)  The Government may, at no additional charge, require the Contractor to hold the remains for an additional period not to exceed 72 hours from the time the remains are casketed and final inspection completed.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.237-7006  Subcontracting.

As prescribed in 237.7004(b), use the following clause:

 

SUBCONTRACTING (DEC 1991)

 

The Contractor shall not subcontract any work under this contract without the Contracting Officer's written approval.  This clause does not apply to contracts of employment between the Contractor and its personnel.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.237-7007  Termination for Default.

As prescribed in 237.7004(b), use the following clause:

 

TERMINATION FOR DEFAULT (DEC 1991)

 

      (a)  This clause supplements and is in addition to the Default clause of this contract.

 

      (b)  The Contracting Officer may terminate this contract for default by written notice without the ten day notice required by paragraph (a)(2) of the Default clause if—

 

              (1)  The Contractor, through circumstances reasonably within its control or that of its employees, performs any act under or in connection with this contract, or fails in the performance of any service under this contract and the act or failures may reasonably be considered to reflect discredit upon the Department of Defense in fulfilling its responsibility for proper care of remains;

 

              (2)  The Contractor, or its employees, solicits relatives or friends of the deceased to purchase supplies or services not under this contract.  (The Contractor may furnish supplies or arrange for services not under this contract, only if representatives of the deceased voluntarily request, select, and pay for them.);

 

              (3)  The services or any part of the services are performed by anyone other than the Contractor or the Contractor's employees without the written authorization of the Contracting Officer;

 

              (4)  The Contractor refuses to perform the services required for any particular remains; or

 

              (5)  The Contractor mentions or otherwise uses this contract in its advertising in any way.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.237-7008  Group Interment.

As prescribed in 237.7004(b), use the following clause:

 

GROUP INTERMENT (DEC 1991)

 

The Government will pay the Contractor for supplies and services provided for remains interred as a group on the basis of the number of caskets furnished, rather than on the basis of the number of persons in the group.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.237-7009  Permits.

As prescribed in 237.7004(b), use the following clause:

 

PERMITS (DEC 1991)

 

The Contractor shall meet all State and local licensing requirements and obtain and furnish all necessary health department and shipping permits at no additional cost to the Government.  The Contractor shall ensure that all necessary health department permits are in order for disposition of the remains.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.237-7010  Facility Requirements.

As prescribed in 237.7004(b), use the following clause:

 

FACILITY REQUIREMENTS (DEC 1991)

 

      (a)  The Contractor's building shall have complete facilities for maintaining the highest standards of solemnity, reverence, assistance to the family, and prescribed ceremonial services.

 

      (b)  The Contractor's preparation room shall be clean, sanitary, and adequately equipped.

 

      (c)  The Contractor shall have, or be able to get, catafalques, church trucks, and equipment for Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish services.

 

      (d)  The Contractor's funeral home, furnishings, grounds, and surrounding area shall present a clean and well-kept appearance.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.237-7011  Preparation History.

As prescribed in 237.7004(b), use the following clause:

 

PREPARATION HISTORY (DEC 1991)

 

For each body prepared, or for each casket handled in a group interment, the Contractor shall state briefly the results of the embalming process on a certificate furnished by the Contracting Officer.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.237-7012  Instruction to Offerors (Count-of-Articles).

As prescribed in 237.7102(a), use the following provision:

 

INSTRUCTION TO OFFERORS (COUNT-OF-ARTICLES) (DEC 1991)

 

      (a)  The Offeror shall include unit prices for each item in a lot.  Unit prices shall include all costs to the Government of providing the services, including pickup and delivery charges.

 

      (b)  Failure to offer on any item in a lot shall be cause for rejection of the offer on that lot.  The Contracting Officer will evaluate offers based on the estimated quantities in the solicitation.

 

      (c)  Award generally will be made to a single offeror for all lots.  However, the Contracting Officer may award by individual lot when it is more advantageous to the Government.

 

      (d)  Prospective offerors may inspect the types of articles to be serviced.  Contact the Contracting Officer to make inspection arrangements.

 

(End of provision)

 

252.237-7013  Instruction to Offerors (Bulk Weight).

As prescribed in 237.7102(b), use the following provision:

 

INSTRUCTION TO OFFERORS (BULK WEIGHT) (DEC 1991)

 

      (a)  Offers shall be submitted on a unit price per pound of serviced laundry.  Unit prices shall include all costs to the Government of providing the service, including pickup and delivery charges.

 

      (b)  The Contracting Officer will evaluate bids based on the estimated pounds of serviced laundry stated in the solicitation.

 

      (c)  Award generally will be made to a single offeror for all lots.  However, the Contracting Officer may award by individual lot when it is more advantageous to the Government.

 

      (d)  Prospective offerors may inspect the types of articles to be serviced.  Contact the Contracting Officer to make inspection arrangements.

 

(End of provision)

 

252.237-7014  Loss or Damage (Count-of-Articles).

As prescribed in 237.7102(c), use the following clause:

 

LOSS OR DAMAGE (COUNT-OF-ARTICLES) (DEC 1991)

 

      (a)  The count-of-articles will be—

 

              (1)  The count of the Contracting Officer; or

 

              (2)  The count agreed upon as a result of a joint count by the Contractor and the Contracting Officer at the time of delivery to the Contractor.

 

      (b)  The Contractor shall—

 

              (1)  Be liable for return of the number and kind of articles furnished for service under this contract; and

 

              (2)  Shall indemnify the Government for any loss or damage to such articles.

 

      (c)  The Contractor shall pay to the Government the value of any lost or damaged property using Federal supply schedule price lists.  If the property is not on these price lists, the Contracting Officer shall determine a fair and reasonable price.

 

      (d)  The Contracting Officer will allow credit for any depreciation in the value of the property at the time of loss or damage.  The Contracting Officer and the Contractor shall mutually determine the amount of the allowable credit.

 

      (e)  Failure to agree upon the value of the property or on the amount of credit due will be treated as a dispute under the Disputes clause of this contract.

 

      (f)  In case of damage to any property that the Contracting Officer and the Contractor agree can be satisfactorily repaired, the Contractor may repair the property at its expense in a manner satisfactory to the Contracting Officer, rather than make payment under paragraph (c) of this clause.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.237-7015  Loss or Damage (Weight of Articles).

As prescribed in 237.7102(d), use the following clause:

 

LOSS OR DAMAGE (WEIGHT OF ARTICLES) (DEC 1991)

 

      (a)  The Contractor shall—

 

              (1)  Be liable for return of the articles furnished for service under this contract; and

 

              (2)  Indemnify the Government for any articles delivered to the Contractor for servicing under this contract that are lost or damaged, and in the opinion of the Contracting Officer, cannot be repaired satisfactorily.

 

      (b)  The Contractor shall pay to the Government _________ per pound for lost or damaged articles.  The Contractor shall pay the Government only for losses which exceed the maximum weight loss in paragraph (e) of this clause.

 

      (c)  Failure to agree on the amount of credit due will be treated as a dispute under the Disputes clause of this contract.

 

      (d)  In the case of damage to any articles that the Contracting Officer and the Contractor agree can be satisfactorily repaired, the Contractor shall repair the articles at its expense in a manner satisfactory to the Contracting Officer.

 

      (e)  The maximum weight loss allowable in servicing the laundry is ______ percent of the weight recorded on delivery tickets when the laundry is picked up.  Any weight loss in excess of this amount shall be subject to the loss provisions of this clause.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.237-7016  Delivery Tickets.

As prescribed in 237.7102(e), use the following clause:

 

DELIVERY TICKETS (DEC 1991)

 

      (a)  The Contractor shall complete delivery tickets in the number of copies required and in the form approved by the Contracting Officer, when it receives the articles to be serviced.

 

      (b)  The Contractor shall include one copy of each delivery ticket with its invoice for payment.

 

(End of clause)

 

ALTERNATE I (DEC 1991)

As prescribed 237.7102(e)(1), add the following paragraphs (c), (d), and (e) to the basic clause:

 

      (c)  Before the Contractor picks up articles for service under this contract, the Contracting Officer will ensure that—

 

              (1)  Each bag contains only articles within a single bag type as specified in the schedule; and

 

              (2)  Each bag is weighed and the weight and bag type are identified on the bag.

 

      (d)  The Contractor shall, at time of pickup—

 

              (1)  Verify the weight and bag type and record them on the delivery ticket; and

 

              (2)  Provide the Contracting Officer, or representative, a copy of the delivery ticket.

 

      (e)  At the time of delivery, the Contractor shall record the weight and bag type of serviced laundry on the delivery ticket.  The Contracting Officer will ensure that this weight and bag type are verified at time of delivery.

 

ALTERNATE II (DEC 1991)

As prescribed in 237.7102(e)(2), add the following paragraphs (c), (d), and (e) to the basic clause—

 

      (c)  Before the Contractor picks up articles for service under this contract, the Contracting Officer will ensure that each bag is weighed and that the weight is identified on the bag.

 

      (d)  The Contractor, at time of pickup, shall verify and record the weight on the delivery ticket and shall provide the Contracting Officer, or representative, a copy of the delivery ticket.

 

      (e)   At the time of delivery, the Contractor shall record the weight of serviced laundry on the delivery ticket.  The Contracting Officer will ensure that this weight is verified at time of delivery.

 

252.237-7017  Individual Laundry.

As prescribed in 237.7102(f), use the following clause:

 

INDIVIDUAL LAUNDRY (DEC 1991)

 

      (a)  The Contractor shall provide laundry service under this contract on both a unit bundle and on a piece-rate bundle basis for individual personnel.

 

      (b)  The total number of pieces listed in the “Estimated Quantity” column in the schedule is the estimated amount of individual laundry for this contract.  The estimate is for information only and is not a representation of the amount of individual laundry to be ordered.  Individuals may elect whether or not to use the laundry services.

 

      (c)  Charges for individual laundry will be on a per unit bundle or a piece-rate basis.  The Contractor shall provide individual laundry bundle delivery tickets for use by the individuals in designating whether the laundry is a unit bundle or a piece-rate bundle.  An individual laundry bundle will be accompanied by a delivery ticket listing the contents of the bundle.

 

      (d)  The maximum number of pieces to be allowed per bundle is as specified in the schedule and as follows—

 

              (1)  Bundle consisting of 26 pieces, including laundry bag.  This bundle will contain approximately _______ pieces of outer garments which shall be starched and pressed.  Outer garments include, but are not limited to, shirts, trousers, jackets, dresses, and coats.

 

              (2)  Bundle consisting of 13 pieces, including laundry bag.  This bundle will contain approximately _____ pieces of outer garments which shall be starched and pressed.  Outer garments include, but are not limited to, shirts, trousers, jackets, dresses, and coats.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.237-7018  Special Definitions of Government Property.

As prescribed in 237.7102(g), use the following clause:

 

SPECIAL DEFINITIONS OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY (DEC 1991)

 

Articles delivered to the Contractor to be laundered or dry-cleaned, including any articles which are actually owned by individual Government personnel, are Government-owned property, not Government-furnished property.  Government-owned property does not fall under the requirements of any Government-furnished property clause of this contract.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.237-7019  Training for Contractor Personnel Interacting with Detainees.

As prescribed in 237.171-4, use the following clause:

 

TRAINING FOR CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL INTERACTING WITH DETAINEES (SEP 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.

 

              “Detainee” means a person in the custody or under the physical control of the Department of Defense on behalf of the United States Government as a result of armed conflict or other military operation by United States armed forces.

 

              “Personnel interacting with detainees” means personnel who, in the course of their duties, are expected to interact with detainees.

 

      (b)  Training requirement.  This clause implements Section 1092 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Pub. L. 108-375).

 

              (1)  The Combatant Commander responsible for the area where a detention or interrogation facility is located will provide training for contractor personnel interacting with detainees.  The training will address the international obligations and laws of the United States applicable to the detention of personnel, including the Geneva Conventions.  The Combatant Commander will issue a training receipt document to personnel who have completed the training.

 

              (2)(i)  The Contractor shall arrange for its personnel interacting with detainees to—

 

                    (A)  Receive the training specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this clause prior to interacting with detainees and annually thereafter; and

 

                    (B)  Acknowledge receipt of the training through acknowledgement of the training receipt document specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this clause.

 

              (ii)  To make these arrangements, the following points of contact apply:

 

[Contracting Officer to insert applicable point of contact information cited in PGI 237.171-3(b).]

 

              (3)  The Contractor and its personnel interacting with detainees shall retain a copy of the training receipt document(s) issued and acknowledged in accordance with paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this clause until the contract is closed.

 

      (c)  Subcontracts.  The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c), in all subcontracts that may require contractor personnel to interact with detainees in the course of their duties.

 

(End of clause)

 

252.237-7020  Reserved.

 

252.237-7021  Reserved.

 

252.237-7022  Services at Installations Being Closed.

As prescribed in 237.7402, use the following clause:

 

SERVICES AT INSTALLATIONS BEING CLOSED (MAY 1995)

 

Professional employees shall be used by the local government to provide services under this contract to the extent that professionals are available in the area under the jurisdiction of such government.

 

(End of clause)

 

 

 


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