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(Added July 11, 2006)

 

PGI 208.73—use of government-owned precious metals

(See DFARS 208.7, DFARS/PGI view)

 

PGI 208.7301  Definitions.

 

      As used in this subpart—

 

      “Dual pricing evaluation procedure” means a procedure where offerors submit two prices for precious metals bearing items--one based on Government-furnished precious metals and one based on contractor-furnished precious metals.  The contracting officer evaluates the prices to determine which is in the Government's best interest.

 

      “Precious Metals Indicator Code (PMIC)” means a single-digit, alpha-numeric code assigned to national stock numbered items in the Defense Integrated Data System Total Item Record used to indicate the presence or absence of precious metals in the item.  PMICs and the content value of corresponding items are listed in DoD 4100.39-M, Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) Procedures Manual, Volume 10, Chapter 4, Table 160.

 

PGI 208.7303  Procedures.

 

      (1)  Item managers and contracting officers will use the PMIC and/or other relevant data furnished with a purchase request to determine the applicability of this subpart.

 

      (2)  When an offeror advises of a precious metals requirement, the contracting officer shall use the procedures in Chapter 11 of DoD 4160.21-M, Defense Materiel Disposition Manual, to determine availability of required precious metal assets and current Government-furnished materiel (GFM) unit prices.  If the precious metals are available, the contracting officer shall evaluate offers and award the contract on the basis of the offer that is in the best interest of the Government.

 

      (3)  When the clause prescribed by DFARS 208.7305 is included in a solicitation, the contracting officer shall ensure that Section B, Schedule of Supplies or Services and Prices, is structured to—

 

              (i)  Permit insertion of alternate prices for each deliverable contract line item number that uses precious metals; and

 

              (ii)  Use dual pricing evaluation procedures.

 

PGI 208.7304  Refined precious metals.

 

      The following refined precious metals are currently managed by DSCP:

 

 

Precious Metal

National Stock Number (NSN)

 

 

Gold

9660-00-042-7733

Silver

9660-00-106-9432

Platinum Granules

9660-00-042-7768

Platinum Sponge

9660-00-151-4050

Palladium Granules

9660-00-042-7765

Palladium Sponge

9660-01-039-0320

Rhodium

9660-01-010-2625

Iridium

9660-00-011-1937

Ruthenium

9660-01-039-0313