“The Department of Defense (DoD) relies heavily on warranties to support mission critical needs and must ensure a capability to track warranties for Item Unique Identification (IUID) required items, Government Furnished Property and items covered by the Procurement Data Standard (PDS). Warranties allow the government to benefit of repair or replacement of items without additional cost. Tracking warranties, from the identification of the requirement to the expiration date of the warrantied item, significantly enhance the enforceability of the warranties and improves the warranty data visibility. Today, warranties are required to be tracked using the Warranty Tracking Information (WTI) and Warranty Source of Repair Instructions (SORI) attachments, thereby improving data visibility, integrity and enforceability of the warranty process.”
In order to track warranties contracting officers are now required to include in the solicitations and awards either DFARS Provision 252.246-7005, Notice of Warranty Tracking of Serialized Items or DFARS Clause 252.246-7006, Warranty Tracking of Serialized Items and the Warranty Attachments Warranty Tracking Information (WTI) and Warranty Repair Source Instructions (SORI).
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