(Revised October 15, 2009)
(a) Contractors shall determine whether a particular subcontract item meets the definition of a commercial item. This requirement does not affect the contracting officer’s responsibilities or determinations made under FAR 15.403-1(c)(3). Contractors are expected to exercise reasonable business judgment in making such determinations, consistent with the guidelines for conducting market research in FAR Part 10.
244.403 Contract clause.
Use the clause at 252.244-7000, Subcontracts for Commercial Items and Commercial Components (DoD Contracts), in solicitations and contracts for supplies or services other than commercial items, that contain any of the following clauses:
(1) 252.225-7009, Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals.
(2) 252.246-7003 Notification of Potential Safety Issues.
(3) 252.247-7023 Transportation of Supplies by Sea.
(4) 252.247-7024 Notification of Transportation of Supplies by Sea.