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subpart 242.12--novation and change-of-name agreements

(Revised January 29, 2002)

 

 



 242.1202 Responsibility for executing agreements.
 242.1203 Processing agreements.
 242.1204 Agreement to recognize a successor in interest (novation agreement).


242.1202  Responsibility for executing agreements.

The contracting officer responsible for processing and executing novation and change-of-name agreements shall ensure agreements are executed promptly.

 

242.1203  Processing agreements.

 

      (b)(2)(A)  For contracts awarded by the military departments, provide notices to the following addressees instead of individual contracting or contract administration offices—

 

Army

HQ, U.S. Army Material Command

ATTN:  AMCCC-P

5001 Eisenhower Avenue

Alexandria, VA  22333-0001

 

 

Navy

Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy

Research, Development & Acquisition

Acquisition and Business Management

2211 South Clark Place, Room 578

Arlington, VA  22202-3738

 

 

Air Force

HQ Air Force Materiel Command

ATTN:  HQ AFMC/PKP

4375 Chidlaw Road, Suite 6

Wright Patterson AFB, OH  45433-5006

 

 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Associate Administrator for Procurement

ATTN:  HS

Washington, DC  20546-0001

 

                    (B)  Lists for notices of a successor in interest should include the information at FAR 42.1204(e)(2).

 

                    (C)  Lists for notices of a name change should include the information at FAR 42.1205(a)(3).

 

                    (D)  On notices sent to the addressees in paragraph (b)(2)(A) of this section, include a consolidated list for all subordinate contracting offices of the addressee.

 

      (f)(i)  Before making any substantial alterations or additions to the novation agreement format at FAR 42.1204(i), coordinate with those addressees in paragraph (b)(2)(A) of this section that have contracts with the contractor.  Resolve any objections before executing the agreement.

 

              (ii)  If the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) wants a separate agreement with the contractor, continue to process the agreement only for DoD.

 

      (g)  Also, make distribution to—

 

              (i)  The addressees in paragraph (b)(2)(A) of this section—two copies; and

 

              (ii)  The appropriate Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC) area command for agreements affecting contracts and basic agreements for storage and related services for personal property of military and civilian personnel—two copies—

 

Commander

Eastern Area

Military Traffic Management Command

ATTN:  MTE-LO

Bayonne, NJ  07002

Commander

Western Area

Military Traffic Management Command

Oakland Army Base

ATTN:  MTW-LO

Oakland, CA  94626

 

      (h)(4)  Additional distribution instructions—

 

                    (A)  Send two copies to the address in paragraph (b)(2)(A) of this section.  The list of contracts may be confined to those issued by that department.

 

                    (B)  Do not send copies to NASA or the MTMC commands in paragraph (g)(ii) of this section.  They will issue their own modifications.

 

242.1204  Agreement to recognize a successor in interest (novation agreement).

 

      (i)  When a novation agreement is required and the transferee intends to incur restructuring costs as defined at 231.205-70, the cognizant contracting officer shall include the following provision as paragraph (b)(7) of the novation agreement instead of the paragraph (b)(7) provided in the sample format at FAR 42.1204(i):

 

              “(7)(i)  Except as set forth in subparagraph (7)(ii) below, the Transferor and the Transferee agree that the Government is not obligated to pay or reimburse either of them for, or otherwise give effect to, any costs, taxes, or other expenses, or any related increases, directly or indirectly arising out of or resulting from the transfer or this Agreement, other than those that the Government in the absence of this transfer or Agreement would have been obligated to pay or reimburse under the terms of the contracts.

 

                    (ii)  The Government recognizes that restructuring by the Transferee incidental to the acquisition/merger may be in the best interests of the Government.  Restructuring costs that are allowable under Part 31 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) or Part 231 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) may be reimbursed under flexibly-priced novated contracts, provided the Transferee demonstrates that the restructuring will reduce overall costs to the Department of Defense (DoD) (and to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where there is a mix of DoD and NASA contracts), and the requirements included in DFARS 231.205-70 are met.  Restructuring costs shall not be allowed on novated contracts unless there is an audit of the restructuring proposal; a determination by the contracting officer of overall reduced costs to DoD/NASA; and an Advance Agreement setting forth a cumulative cost ceiling for restructuring projects and the period to which such costs shall be assigned.”

 


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