The college is currently seeking competitive solicitations for the goods and services listed below. Copies of outstanding solicitation may be downloaded from this site and submitted per the solicitation specifications. If additional information or assistance is needed, please contact Purchasing.
The Department of Purchasing, Auxiliary, and Central Services is committed to procuring goods and services with the best quality, delivery, and cost. We provide value-added services through savings and revenue generation, and we facilitate the entire ordering process to ensure college departments can focus on their core business of serving our students.
Entire Agreement: The following terms and conditions shall be observed. Any Vendor terms and conditions included with Vendor’s invoice or any other document provided by Vendor shall be of no effect. Whether construed as an offer, acceptance, or confirmation, these terms and conditions of purchase include all documents and exhibits attached hereto and all other terms incorporated by reference herein. This purchase order shall constitute the final, complete, and exclusive statement of this contract and may not be modified or rescinded except by a written change order issued by the District Board of Trustees, Pensacola State College, Florida (hereinafter referred to as College). Any changes must be made through the College Purchasing Department.
If this purchase order constitutes an offer by College to purchase the goods and/or services specified upon the terms and conditions and at the price(s) and with the delivery date(s) specified herein, Vendor shall indicate its acceptance of this order by verbal acceptance communicated to the College, by written acceptance on the face of this purchase order received by the College, by other manner, expressly conditioned on notice of such commencement of work received by the College, or by the delivery of goods and services within the time for such delivery as stated in this purchase order. Regardless of the manner or medium of acceptance, time is of the essence.
As an offer, this purchase order expressly limits acceptance to its terms and conditions, and notification of objection to any different or additional terms in any response to this offer from the Vendor is hereby given. If this purchase order is construed as an acceptance of the Vendor’s offer, this acceptance is expressly conditioned on the offeror’s assent to any additional or different terms contained in this purchase order. If this purchase order is construed as a confirmation of an existing contract, the parties agree that this purchase order constitutes the final, complete and exclusive terms and conditions of the contract between the parties.
When a formal contract has been entered into by the College and Vendor, the terms and conditions included in the contract shall have preference and this purchase order is used solely to encumber funds and for payment purposes. In the event any conflict or inconsistency between this Purchase Order, a formal contract and/or invitation to bid/request for proposal/intent to negotiate, the order of priority of controlling terms shall be 1) formal contract; 2) invitation to bid/request for proposal; 3) this Purchase Order.
UCC Incorporation: Regardless of its construction as an offer, acceptance, confirmation or used to place orders for goods or services pursuant to an earlier contract, this purchase order incorporates by reference all terms of the Uniform Commercial Code, providing any protection for the College, including, without limitation, all express and implied warranty protection and all College’s remedies under the Uniform Commercial Code.
Website Exclusion: The College expressly states that it will not be bound by any content on the Vendor’s website, even if the Vendor’s documentation specifically references that content and attempts to incorporate it into any other communications, unless the College has actual knowledge of such content and has expressly agreed to be bound by it in writing that has been manually signed by an authorized representative of the College.
Indemnification: The Vendor agrees to indemnify and hold the College, its officer’s, agents, and employees harmless from any and all loss, cost, liability, and expense (including attorney’s fees) arising, growing out of, or in any way connected with, any other claims or litigation now or hereafter asserted with respect to any injury or damages resulting from or arising out of any alleged defect in the work, goods, or materials ordered herein or by reason of the design or construction thereof, and agrees to reimburse College for any and all expenses (including attorney’s fees) in connection thereof. Vendor also agrees to save and hold harmless the College, its officers, directors, Board of Trustees, agents, assigns, and employees for infringement of any US patent, trademark, or copyright due to the use of any product sold to the College or used in performance of the Purchase Order. This paragraph shall survive the expiration or termination of this Purchase Order. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any indemnity and hold harmless provided herein by Pensacola State College shall be limited to and subject to the extent and limitation of Chapter 768.28, Florida Statutes, and shall not exceed the sum of $200,000 per incident and $300,000 for the same incident or occurrence, and the above provision shall in no way act as a waiver of College’s sovereign immunity beyond that provided in Section 768.28, Florida Statutes or as a waiver of any other defense that Vendor may have to such claims.
Insurance: Vendor shall carry comprehensive general liability insurance, including contractual and product liability coverage, with minimum limits acceptable to the College. Vendor agrees to have the College added as additional insured with respect to Commercial General Liability Insurance for purposes of contract performance and incidents arising out of Agreement. Vendor shall, at the request of the College, supply certificates evidencing such coverage.
Governing Law: This contract shall be construed and enforced under the laws of the State of Florida which will be the forum for any legal action between the parties arising from or incident to the agreement. The exclusive venue for any legal proceeding will be Escambia County, Florida. The enumeration herein of certain rights does not exclude others which are given by law.
The parties hereto acknowledge and agree that the District Board of Trustees, College, Florida is a political subdivision of the State of Florida. As such, pursuant to Florida Statute 768.28, the College’s performance under this purchase order agreement and any amendments thereto or attachments connected therewith, shall at all times be subject to any and all Florida state laws, state regulations, and College District Board of Trustee Rules which are applicable to the College’s operations, commitments and/or activities in furtherance of any terms specified in this purchase order.
Supplier attest compliance with all federal and state laws and regulation.
Assignment: Vendor shall not assign or subcontract any portion of this order without prior written approval of the College. If such approval is granted, it shall not relieve the Vendor from liability hereunder. If this order cannot be filled by person or firm to whom it is issued, it shall be returned to the College.
Shipping: Shipping notices and Bills of Lading must accompany shipment, and parcels must be clearly marked with the purchase order number and the address to which the material is to be delivered. Shipment must be properly packaged. Damaged goods will not be accepted. Delivery is “F.O.B. Destination unless specified on the Purchase Order. If the College agrees in writing to reimburse the Vendor for transportation cost, the College shall have the right to designate the method of shipment. In either case, the title and all risk of loss of the goods shall remain with the Vendor until the goods are received and accepted by the College. Rejected materials will be returned to the Vendor at the Vendor’s Risk and expense. The College reserves the right to reject any shipment not meeting the terms, conditions, and specifications as stated. Rejected shipments will be returned to Vendor at Vendor’s expense. Failure to make delivery by or before the required delivery date, if stated on the Purchase order shall constitute cause for cancellation of the order, or any part thereof, without further liability to the College or without prejudice to the College’s rights. Vendors failure to adhere to any term or condition of this order may result in cancellation. Vendor agrees the College may return part or all of any shipment made, and may charge the Vendor for any loss or expense sustained as a results thereof. Partial delivery/payment shall not be made, unless otherwise specified on the Purchase order, per Section 672.307, Florida Statutes.
If freight charges appear on the invoice, the College reserves the right to require receipted transportation invoices.
All purchases must be shipped within 60 days of the order unless otherwise stated. If shipment cannot be made within 60 days, the vendor shall advise the College of an alternate date which may be accepted or rejected by the College.
Receiving is open to receive shipments from 7:30am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday. Deliveries will not be accepted during holidays or breaks. Contact information for Receiving is Receiving@PensacolaState.edu or (850) 484-1910.
Hazardous substances must be shipped with Material Safety Data Sheets.
Payments:Payments to the vendor will be processed upon the submission of correct invoices at the prices stipulated on the purchase order for items delivered and accepted or services rendered, less deduction, if any. Unless otherwise specified, partial payments will not be made. The College’s standard terms for payment shall be Net
30 45 days from the date of receipt of correct invoice and receipt of items/services, whichever is latest.
Pricing: If unit price is omitted on the order, except where the PO is given in acceptance of quoted prices, it is agreed Vendors’ price will be the lowest prevailing market price, and in no event is the order to be filled at a higher price than previously quoted or charged without College written consent. If the College references a contract or purchasing cooperative agreement, all pricing shall reflect the referenced agreement.
Vendor shall provide the new current standard production model available at the time and date of the purchase order.
Severability: The terms of this agreement are severable. If any term or provision is declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, void or unenforceable, the remainder of the provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable.
Tax Exempt Status: Vendor acknowledges that the College is a tax-exempt institution and does not pay Federal Excise or Florida Sales taxes on direct purchases of tangible personal property. College is exempt from all federal, state, and local telecommunication taxes pursuant to Florida Statute #202.12, 202.125, 202.19, 212.08, 365.172 OR Federal USC Title 26, Subtitle D, Chapter 33, Subchapter B, Section 4253.
Compliance/Licenses: Vendor, its employees, subcontractors or assigns shall obtain, at its own expense, all licenses, permits, and other authorizations necessary to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to the performance of this Purchase Order. The College undertakes no duty to ensure such compliance, the Vendor shall indemnify the College and hold harmless from any failure by the Vendor to comply with such laws and regulations relating to performance of this Purchase Order.
Conflict of Interests: The purchase hereunder is subject to provisions of Chapter 112, Florida Statutes. All vendors must disclose the name of any director or agent who is an employee of the College.
Termination: The College reserves the right to cancel all or part of this Purchase Order, without obligation, if unconditioned acceptance is not expressed by the Vendor either through written notice or by delivery of items ordered, within any specified dates and times.
Warranty: All goods furnished by Vendor for any service or installation relating thereto pursuant to this order shall be warranted to be the best quality of their intended purposes. In the event of breach, the Vendor shall take any necessary action, at the Vendor’s expense, to correct such breach in the most expeditious manner possible. This warranty shall also insure to the benefit the user of the goods. Vendor agrees if any defect shall appear in equipment, articles or materials specified in this order, within one year from date of receipt of good or service, the seller, upon notice, shall correct such defects by repair or replacement without expense to the buyer.
Website Exclusion: The terms of this agreement are severable. If any term or provision is declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, void or unenforceable, the remainder of the provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable.
Public Records: College may unilaterally cancel this PO for refusal by vendor to allow public access to all documents and other materials subject to the provisions of Chapter 119, Florida Statutes. The Vendor will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the College’s Board of Trustees, the Florida Board of Education, and the State of Florida, and their officers, employees and agents from and against any and all costs, losses, damages, liabilities, expenses, demands, and judgments, including court costs and attorney fees, that relate to any public records which the Vendor maintained or should have maintained in conjunction with this agreement, or that relates to any public records which the company failed to produce or copy in response to a public records request.
Public Entity Crime: A person or affiliate who has been placed on the State of Florida’s convicted vendor list may not submit a proposal or contract to provide any goods or services, including construction, repairs or leases and may not be awarded or perform work as a contractor, supplier, subcontractor or consultant for College for a period of thirty six (36) months from the date of being placed on the convicted vendor list. See Florida Statutes 287.133.
Equal Opportunity Employer: College is committed to providing an educational and working environment free from discrimination and harassment. All programs, activities, employment and facilities of College are available to all on a non-discriminatory basis, without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or veteran’s status. The College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Questions pertaining to educational equity, equal access or equal opportunity should be addressed to Title IX/Equity Officer, College, 1000 Pensacola, FL 32504
Nondiscrimination: Vendor agrees to abide by the College’s nondiscrimination policy and as such, will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation and genetic information in its educational programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Dr. Gael Frazer, Assoc. Vice President, Institutional Diversity at (850)484-1759, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd. Pensacola, Florida 32504.
Contract Provisions for projects Federally Funded
Contractor agrees to comply with contract provisions below if the contract falls within the parameters of each as outlined and applicable.
Administrative, contractual, or legal remedies in instances where contractors violate or breach contract terms, and provide for such sanctions and penalties as may be appropriate. (Contracts more than $125,000)
Termination for cause and for convenience by the grantee or sub-grantee including the manner by which it will be effected and the basis for settlement. (All contracts in excess of $ 10,000)
Compliance with Executive Order 11246 of September 24, 1965, entitled ~’Equal Employment Opportunity,” as amended by Executive Order 11375 of October 13, 1967, and as supplemented in Department of Labor regulations (41 CFR Chapter 60). (All construction contracts awarded in excess of $10,000 by grantees and their contractors or sub-grantees)
Compliance with the Copeland “Anti-Kickback” Act (18 U.S.C. 874) as supplemented in Department of Labor regulations (29 CFR Part 3). (All contracts and sub-grants for construction or repair)
Compliance with the Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S. C. 276a to 276a-7) as supplemented by Department of Labor regulations (29 CFR Part 5). (Construction contracts in excess of $2000 awarded by grantees and sub-grantees when required by Federal grant program legislation)
Compliance with Sections 103 and 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. 327-330) as supplemented by Department of Labor regulations (29 CFR Part 5). (Construction contracts awarded by grantees and sub-grantees in excess of $2000, and in excess of $2500 for other contracts which involve the employment of mechanics or laborers)
Notice of awarding agency requirements and regulations pertaining to reporting.
Notice of awarding agency requirements and regulations pertaining to patent rights with respect to any discovery or invention which arises or is developed in the course of or under such contract.
Awarding agency requirements and regulations pertaining to copyrights and rights in data.
Access by the grantee, the sub-grantee, the Federal grantor agency, the Comptroller General of the United States, or any of their duly authorized representatives to any books, documents, papers, and records of the contractor which are directly pertinent to that specific contract for the purpose of making audit, examination, excerpts, and transcriptions.
Retention of all required records for three years after grantees or sub-grantees make final payments and all other pending matters are closed.
Compliance with all applicable standards, orders, or requirements issued under section306 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 1857(h)), section 508 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1368), Executive Order 11738, and Environmental Protection Agency regulations (40 CFR part 15). (Contracts, subcontracts, and sub-gr ants of amounts in excess of $100,000)
Mandatory standards and policies relating to energy efficiency which are contained in the state energy conservation plan issued in compliance with the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (Pub. L. 94-163, 89 Stat. 871).
(a) The Director of Purchasing may at any time, by written order, and without notice to the sureties, if any, make changes within the general scope of this contract in any one or more of the following:
Drawings, designs, or specifications when the supplies to be furnished are to be specially manufactured for the College in accordance with the drawings, designs, or specifications.
Method of shipment or packing.
Place of delivery.
(b) If any such change causes an increase or decrease in the cost of, or the time required for, performance of any part of the work under this contract, whether or not changed by the order, the Director of Purchasing shall make an equitable adjustment in the contract price, the delivery schedule, or both, and shall modify the contract.
(c) The Contractor must assert its right to an adjustment under this clause within 30 days from the date of receipt of the written order. However, if the Director of Purchasing decides that the facts justify it, the Director of Purchasing may receive and act upon a proposal submitted before final payment of the contract.
(d) If the Contractor’s proposal includes the cost of property made obsolete or excess by the change, the Director of Purchasing shall have the right to prescribe the manner of the disposition of the property.
(e) Failure to agree to any adjustment shall be a dispute under the Disputes clause. However, nothing in this clause shall excuse the Contractor from proceeding with the contract as changed.
Differing Site Conditions or Changed Conditions
(a) The Contractor shall promptly, and before the conditions are disturbed, give a written notice to the Director of Purchasing of –
Subsurface or latent physical conditions at the site which differ materially from those indicated in this contract; or
Unknown physical conditions at the site, of an unusual nature, which differ materially from those ordinarily encountered and generally recognized as inhering in work of the character provided for in the contract.
(b) The Director of Purchasing shall investigate the site conditions promptly after receiving the notice. If the conditions do materially so differ and cause an increase or decrease in the Contractor’s cost of, or the time required for, performing any part of the work under this contract, whether or not changed as a result of the conditions, an equitable adjustment shall be made under this clause and the contract modified in writing accordingly.
(c) No request by the Contractor for an equitable adjustment to the contract under this clause shall be allowed, unless the Contractor has given the written notice required; PPG Consulting Service, LLC Chapter 116 provided, that the time prescribed in paragraph (a) of this clause for giving written notice may be extended by the Director of Purchasing.
(d) No request by the Contractor for an equitable adjustment to the contract for differing site conditions shall be allowed if made after final payment under this contract.
Suspension of Work
(a) The Director of Purchasing may order the Contractor, in writing, to suspend, delay, or interrupt all or any part of the work of this contract for the period of time that the Director of Purchasing determines appropriate for the convenience of the College.
(ll) If the performance of all or any part of the work is, for an unreasonable period of time, suspended, delayed, or interrupted
by an act of the Director of Purchasing in the administration of this contract, or
by the Director of Purchasing’s failure to act within the time specified in this contract (or within a reasonable time if not specified), an adjustment shall be made for any increase in the cost of performance of this contact (excluding profit) necessarily caused by the unreasonable suspension, delay, or interruption, and the contract modified in writing accordingly. However, no adjustment shall be made under this clause for any suspension, delay, or interruption to the extent that performance would have been so suspended, delayed, or interrupted by any other cause, including the fault or negligence of the Contractor, or for which an equitable adjustment is provided for or excluded under any other term or condition of this contract.
(c) A claim under this clause shall not be allowed-
For any costs incurred more than 20 days before the Contractor shall have notified the Director of Purchasing in writing of the act or failure to act involved (but this requirement shall not apply as to a claim resulting from a suspension order); and
Unless the claim, in an amount stated, is asserted in writing as soon as practicable after the termination of the suspension, delay, or interruption, but not later than the date of final payment under the contract.
Site Investigation and Conditions Affecting the Work
(a) The Contractor acknowledges that it has taken steps reasonably necessary to ascertain the nature and location of the work, and that it has investigated and satisfied itself as to the general and local conditions which can affect the work or its cost, including but not limited to conditions bearing upon transportation, disposal, handling, and storage of materials; the availability of labor, water, electric power, and roads; uncertainties of weather, river stages, tides, or similar physical conditions at the site; the conformation and conditions of the ground; and the character of equipment and facilities needed preliminary to and during work performance. The Contractor also acknowledges that it has satisfied itself as to the character, quality, and quantity of surface and subsurface materials or obstacles to be encountered insofar as this information is reasonably ascertainable from an inspection of the site, including all exploratory work done by the College, as well as from the drawings and specifications made a part of this contract. Any failure of the Contractor to take the actions described and acknowledged in this paragraph will not relieve the Contractor from responsibility for estimating properly the difficulty and cost of successfully performing the work, or for proceeding to successfully perform the work without additional expense to the College.
(b) The Government assumes no responsibility for any conclusions or interpretations made by the Contractor based on the information made available by the College. Nor does the College assume responsibility for any understanding reached or representation made concerning conditions which can affect the work by any of its officers or agents before the execution of this contract, unless that understanding or representation is expressly stated in this contract.
(a) This contract is subject to the Contract Disputes Act of 1978, as amended (41 U.S.C. 601-613).
(b) Except as provided in the Act, all disputes arising under or relating to this contract shall be resolved under this clause.
(c) “Claim” as used in this clause means a written demand or written assertion by one of the contracting parties seeking, as a matter of right, the payment of money in a sum certain, the adjustment or interpretation of contract terms, or other relief arising under or relating to this contract. However, a written demand or written assertion by the Contractor seeking the payment of money exceeding $100,000 is not a claim under the Act until certified. A voucher, invoice, or other routine request for payment that is not in dispute when submitted is not a claim under the Act. The submission may be converted to a claim under the Act, by complying with the submission and certification requirements of this clause, if it is disputed either as to liability or amount or is not acted upon in a reasonable time.
(d) A claim by the Contractor shall be made in writing and, unless otherwise stated in, this contract, submitted within 6 years after accrual of the claim to the Director of Purchasing for a written decision. A claim by the College against the Contractor shall be subject to a written decision by the Director of Purchasing.
(i) The Contractor shall provide the certification specified in paragraph (d)(2)(iii) of this clause when submitting any claim exceeding $100,000.
(ii) The certification requirement does not apply to issues in controversy that have not been submitted as all or any of a claim.
(iii) The certification shall state as follows: “I certify that the claim is made in good faith; that the supporting data are accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief; that the amount requested accurately reflects the contract adjustment for which the Contractor believes the College is liable; and that I am duly authorized to certify the claim on behalf of the Contractor.”
The certification may be executed by any person duly authorized to bind the Contractor with respect to the claim.
(e) For Contractor claims of $100,000 or less, the Director of Purchasing must, if requested in writing by the Contractor, render a decision within 60 days of the request. For Contractor-certified claims over $100,000, the Director of Purchasing must, within 60 days, decide the claim or notify the Contractor of the date by which the decision will be made.
(f) The Director of Purchasing’s decision shall be final unless the Contractor appeals or files a suit as provided in the Act.
(g) If the claim by the Contractor is submitted to the Director of Purchasing or a claim by the College is presented to the Contractor, the parties, by mutual consent, may agree to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR). If the Contractor refuses a11 offer for ADR, the Contractor shall inform the Director of Purchasing, in writing, of the Contractor’s specific reasons for rejecting the offer.
(h) The College shall pay interest on the amount found due and unpaid from the date that the Director of Purchasing receives the claim (certified, if required); or the date that payment otherwise would be due, if that date is later, until the date of payment. With regard to claims having defective certifications, as defined in FAR 33.201, interest shall be paid from the date that the Director of Purchasing initially receives the claim. Simple interest on claims shall be paid at the rate, fixed by the Secretary of the Treasury as provided in the Act, which is applicable to the period during which the Contracting Officer receives the claim and then at the rate applicable for each 6-month period as fixed by the Treasury Secretary during the pendency of the claim.
(i) The Contractor shall proceed diligently with performance of this contract, pending final resolution of any request for relief, claim, appeal, or action arising under the contract, and comply with any decision of the Director of Purchasing.
Notwithstanding any other payment clause in this contract, the College will make invoice payments under the terms and conditions specified in this clause. The College considers payment as being made on the day a check is dated or the date of an electronic funds transfer (EFT). Definitions of pertinent terms are set forth in sections 2.101, 32.001, and 32.902 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. All days referred to in this clause are calendar days, unless otherwise specified. (However, see paragraph (a)(4) of this clause concerning payments due on Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays.)
(a) Invoice payments
(1) Due date.
(i) Except as indicated in paragraphs (a) (2) and (c) of this clause, the due date for making invoice payments by the designated payment office is the later of the following two events:
(A) The 30th day after the designated billing office receives a proper invoice from the Contractor (except as provided in paragraph (a)(1)(ii) of this clause).
(B) The 30th day after College acceptance of supplies delivered or services performed. For a final invoice, when the payment amount is subject to contract settlement actions, acceptance is deemed to occur on the effective date of the contract settlement.
(ii) If the designated billing office fails to am1otate the invoice with the actual date of receipt at the time of receipt, the invoice payment due date is the 30th day after the date of the Contractor’s invoice, provided the designated billing office receives a proper invoice and there is no disagreement over quantity, quality, or Contractor compliance with contract requirements.
(2) Certain food products and other payments.
(i) Due dates on Contractor invoices for meat, meat food products, or fish; perishable agricultural commodities; and dairy products, edible fats or oils, and food products prepared from edible fats or oils are-
(A) For meat or meat food products, as defined in section 2(a)(3) of the Packers and Stockyard Act of 1921 (7 U.S. C. 182(3)), and as further defined in Pub. L. 98-181, including any edible fresh or frozen poultry meat, any perishable poultry meat food product, fresh eggs, and any perishable egg product, as close as possible to, but not later than, the 7th day after product delivery.
(B) For fresh or frozen fish, as defined in section 204(3) of the Fish and Seafood Promotion Act of 1986 (16 U.S. C. 4003(3)), as close as possible to, but not later than, the 7th day after product delivery.
(C) For perishable agricultural commodities, as defined in section 1 (4) of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act of 1930 (7 U.S.C. 499a(4)), as close as possible to, but not later than, the 1Oth day after product delivery, unless another elate is specified in the contract.
(D) For dairy products, as defined in section 111(e) of the Dairy Production Stabilization Act of 1983 (7 U.S. C. 4502(e)), edible fats or oils, and food products prepared from edible fats or oils, as close as possible to, but not later than, the 1Oth day after the date on which a proper invoice has been received. Liquid milk, cheese, certain processed cheese products, butter, yogurt, ice cream, mayonnaise, salad dressings, and other similar products, fall within this classification. Nothing in the Act limits this classification to refrigerated products. When questions arise regarding the proper classification of a specific product, prevailing industry practices will be followed in specifying a contract payment due date. The burden of proof that a classification of a specific product is, in fact, prevailing industry practice is upon the Contractor making the representation. (ii) If the contract does not require· submission of an invoice for payment (e.g., periodic lease payments), the due date will be as specified in the contract.
(3) Contractor’s invoice. The Contractor shall prepare and submit invoices to the designated billing office specified in the contract. A proper invoice must include the items listed in paragraphs (a)(3)(i) through (a)(3)(x) of this clause. If the invoice does not comply with these requirements, the designated billing office will return it within 7 days after receipt (3 days for meat, meat food products, or fish; 5 days for perishable agricultural commodities, dairy products, edible fats or oils, and food products prepared from edible fats or oils), with the reasons why it is not a proper invoice. The College will take into account untimely notification when computing any interest penalty owed the Contractor.
(i) Name and address of the Contractor.
(ii) Invoice date and invoice number. (The Contractor should date invoices as close as possible to the date of the mailing or transmission.)
(iii) Contract number or other authorization for supplies delivered or services performed (including order number and contract line item number).
(iv) Description, quantity, unit of measure, unit price, and extended price of supplies delivered or services performed.
(v) Shipping and payment terms (e.g.,· shipment number and date of shipment, discount for prompt payment terms). Bill of lading number and weight of shipment will be shown for shipments on College bills of lading.
(vi) Name and address of Contractor official to whom payment is to be sent (must be the same as that in the contract and a proper notice of assignment).
(vii) Name (where practicable), title, phone number, and mailing address of person to notify in the event of a defective invoice.
(viii) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). The Contractor shall include its TIN on the invoice only if required elsewhere in this contract.
(ix) Electronic funds transfer (EFT) banking information.
(A) The Contractor shall include EFT banking information on the invoice only if required elsewhere in this contract.
(B) If EFT banking information is not required to be on the invoice, in order for the invoice to be a proper invoice, the Contractor shall have submitted correct EFT banking information in accordance with the applicable solicitation provision (e.g., 52.232-38, Submission of Electronic Funds Transfer Information with Offer), contract clause (e.g.,52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration, or 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than Central Contractor Registration), or applicable agency procedures.
(C) EFT banking information is not required if the College waived the requirement to pay by EFT.
(x) Any other information or documentation required by the contract (e.g., evidence of shipment).
(4) Interest penalty. The designated payment office will pay an interest penalty automatically, without request from the Contractor, if payment is not made by the due date and the conditions listed in paragraphs (a)(4)(i) through (a)(4)(iii) of this clause are met, if applicable. However, when the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the designated payment office may make payment on the following working day without incurring a late payment interest penalty.
(i) The designated billing office received a proper invoice.
(ii) The College processed a receiving report or other College documentation authorizing payment, and there was no disagreement over quantity, quality, or Contractor compliance with any contract term or condition.
(iii) In the case of a final invoice for any balance of funds due the Contractor for supplies delivered or services performed, the amount was not subject to further contract settlement actions between the College and the Contractor.
(5) Computing penalty amount. The College will compute the interest penalty in accordance with the Office of Management and Budget prompt payment regulations at 5CFRpart 1315.
(i) For the sole purpose of computing an interest penalty that might be due the Contractor, College acceptance is deemed to occur constructively on the 7th day (unless otherwise specified in this contract) after the Contractor delivers the supplies or performs the services in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract, unless there is a disagreement over quantity, quality, or Contractor compliance with a contract provision. If actual acceptance occurs within the constructive acceptance period, the College will base the determination of an interest penalty on the actual date of acceptance. The constructive acceptance requirement does not, however compel College officials to accept supplies or services perform contract administration functions, or make payment prior to fulfilling their responsibilities.
(ii) The prompt payment regulations at 5 CFR 1315.1 0( c) do not require the· College to pay interest penalties if payment delays are due to disagreement between the College and the Contractor over the payment amount or other issues involving contract compliance, or on amounts temporarily withheld or retained in accordance with the terms of the contract. The College and the Contractor shall resolve claims involving disputes and any interest that may be payable in accordance with the clause at FAR 52.233-1, Disputes.
(6) Discounts for prompt payment. The designated payment office will pay an interest penalty automatically, without request from the Contractor, if the College takes a discount for prompt payment improperly. The College will calculate the interest penalty in accordance with the prompt payment regulations at 5 CFR part 1315.
(7) Additional interest penalty.
(i) The designated payment office will pay a penalty amount, calculated in accordance with the prompt payment regulations at 5 CFR part 1315 in addition to the interest penalty amount only if-
(A) The College owes an interest penalty of $1 or more;
(B) The designated payment office does not pay the interest penalty within 10 days after the date the invoice amount is paid; and
(C) The Contractor makes a written demand to the designated payment office for additional penalty payment, in accordance with paragraph (a)(7)(ii) of this clause, postmarked no later than 40 days after the invoice amount is paid.
(ii)(A) The Contractor shall support written demands for additional penalty payments with the following data. The College will not request any additional data. The Contractor shall-
(1) Specifically assert that late payment interest is due under a specific invoice, and request payment of all overdue late payment interest penalty and such additional penalty as may be required;
(2) Attach a copy of the invoice on which the unpaid late payment interest is due; and
(3) State that payment of the principal has been received, including the date of receipt.
(B) If there is no postmark or the postmark is illegible-
(1) The designated payment office that receives the demand will annotate it with the date of receipt, provided the demand is received on or before the 40th day after payment was made; or
(2) If the designated payment office fails to make the required annotation, the College will determine the demand’s validity based on the date the Contractor has placed on the demand, provided such date is no later than the 40th day after payment was made.
(iii) The additional penalty does not apply to payments regulated by other College regulations (e.g., payments under utility contracts subject to tariffs and regulation).
(b) Contract financing payment. If this contract provides for contract financing, the College will make contract financing payments in accordance with the applicable contract financing clause.
(c) Fast payment procedure due dates. If this contract contains the clause at 52.213-1, Fast Payment Procedure, payments will be made within15 days after the date of receipt of the invoice.
(d) Overpayments. If the Contractor becomes aware of a duplicate contract financing or invoice payment or that the Govenm1ent has otherwise overpaid on a contract financing or invoice payment, the Contractor shall immediately notify the Director of Purchasing and request instructions for disposition of the overpayment.
Inspection of Construction
(a) Definition. “Work” includes, but is not limited to, materials, workmanship, and manufacture and fabrication of components.
(b) The Contractor shall maintain an adequate inspection system and perform such inspections as will ensure that the work performed under the contract conforms to contract requirements. The Contractor shall maintain complete inspection records and make them available to the College. All work shall be conducted under the general direction of the Director of Purchasing and is subject to College inspection and test at all places and at all reasonable times before acceptance to ensure strict compliance with the terms of the contract.
(c) College inspections and tests are for the sole benefit of the College and do not-
(1) Relieve the Contractor of responsibility for providing adequate quality control measures;
(2) Relieve the Contractor of responsibility for damage to or loss of the material before acceptance;
(3) Constitute or imply acceptance; or
(4) Affect the continuing rights of the College after acceptance of the completed work under paragraph (i) of this section.
(d) The presence or absence of a College inspector does not relieve the Contractor from any contract requirement, nor is the inspector authorized to change any term or condition of the specification without the Director of Purchasing’s written authorization.
(e) The Contractor shall promptly furnish, at i1o increase in contract price, all facilities, labor, and material reasonably needed for performing such safe and convenient inspections and tests as may be required by the Director of Purchasing. The College may charge to the Contractor any additional cost of inspection or test when work is not ready at the time specified by the Contractor for inspection or test, or when prior rejection makes re-inspection or retest necessary. The College shall perform all inspections and tests in a manner that will not necessarily delay the work Special, full size, and performance tests shall be performed as described in the contract.
(f) The Contractor shall, without charge, replace or connect work found by the College not to conform to contract requirements, unless in the public interest the College consents to accept the work with an appropriate adjustment in contract price. The Contractor shall promptly segregate and remove rejected material from the premises.
(g) If the Contractor does not promptly replace or connect rejected work, the College may-
(1) By contract or otherwise, replace or connect the work and charge the cost to the Contractor; or
(2) Terminate for default the Contractor’s right to proceed.
(h) If, before acceptance of the entire work, the College decides to examine already completed work by removing it or tearing it out, the Contractor, on request, shall promptly furnish all necessary facilities, labor, and material. If the work is found to be defective or nonconforming in any material respect due to the fault of the Contractor or its subcontractors, the Contractor shall defray the expenses of the examination and of satisfactory reconstruction. However, if the work is found to meet contract requirements, the Director of Purchasing shall make an equitable adjustment for the additional services involved in the examination reconstruction, including, if completion of the work was thereby delayed, an extension of time.
(i) Unless otherwise specified in the contract, the College shall accept, as promptly as practicable after completion and inspection, all work required by the contract or that portion of the work the Director of Purchasing determines can be accepted separately. Acceptance shall be final and conclusive except for latent defects, fraud, gross mistakes amounting to fraud, or the College’s rights under any warranty or guarantee.
Commencement, Prosecution, and Completion of Work
The Contractor shall be required to (a) commence work under this contract within ____ [Director of Purchasing insert number] calendar days after the date the Contractor receives the notice to proceed, (b) prosecute the work diligently, and (c) complete the entire work ready for use not later than . * The time stated for competition time shall include final cleanup of the premises.
(a) If the Contractor fails to complete the work within the time specified in the contract, the Contractor shall pay liquidated damages to the College in the amount of ______ [Director of Purchasing insert amount] for each calendar day of delay until the work is completed or accepted.
(b) If the College terminates the Contractor’s right to proceed, liquidated damages will continue to accrue until the work is completed. These liquidated damages are in addition to excess costs of repurchase under the Termination clause the notice to proceed by [Director of Purchasing insert date]. The completion date will be extended by the number of calendar days after the above date that the Contractor receives the notice to proceed, except to the extent that the delay in issuance of the notice to proceed results from the failure of the Contractor to execute the contract and give the required performance and payment bonds within the time specified in the offer.
Default (Fixed-Price Construction)
(a) If the Contractor refuses or fails to prosecute the work or any separable part, with the diligence that will insure its completion within the time specified in this contract including any extension, or fails to complete the work within this time, the College may, by written notice to the Contractor, terminate the right to proceed with the work (or the separable part of the work) that has been delayed. In this event, the College may take over the work and complete it by contract or otherwise, and may take possession of and use any materials, appliances, and plant on the work site necessary for completing the work. The Contractor and its sureties shall be liable for any damage to the College resulting from the Contractor’s refusal or failure to complete the work within the specified time, whether or not the Contractor’s right to proceed with the work is terminated. This liability includes any increased costs incurred by the College in completing the work.
(b) The Contractor’s right to proceed shall not be terminated nor the Contractor charged with damages under this clause, if-
(1) The delay in completing the work arises from unforeseeable causes beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of the Contractor. Examples of such causes include-
(i) Acts of God or of the public enemy,
(ii) Acts of the College in either its sovereign or contractual capacity,
(iii) Acts of another Contractor in the performance of a contract with the College,
(vii) Quarantine restrictions,
(ix) Freight embargoes,
(x) Unusually severe weather, or
(xi) Delays of subcontractors or suppliers at any tier arising from unforeseeable causes beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of both the Contractor and the subcontractors or suppliers; and
(2) The Contractor, within 10 days from the beginning of any delay (unless extended by the Director of Purchasing), notifies the Director of Purchasing in writing of the causes of delay. The Director of Purchasing shall ascertain the facts and the extent of delay. If, in the judgment of the Director of Purchasing, the findings of fact warrant such action, the time for completing the work shall be extended. The findings of the Director of Purchasing shall be final and conclusive on the parties, but subject to appeal under the Disputes clause.
(c) If, after termination of the Contractor’s right to proceed, it is determined that the Contractor was not in default, or that the delay was excusable, the rights and obligations of the parties will be the same as if the termination had been issued for the convenience of the Government.
(d) The rights and remedies of the Government in this clause are in addition to any other rights and remedies provided by law or under this contract.
Termination for Convenience of the Government (Services) (Short Form).
The Director of Purchasing, by written notice, may terminate this contract, in whole or in part, when it is in the College’s interest. If this contract is terminated, the College shall be liable only for payment under the payment provisions of this contract for services rendered before the effective date of termination.
Termination for Convenience of the College (Educational and Other Nonprofit Institutions). (All contracts in excess of $10,000)
(a) The College may terminate performance of work under this contract in whole or, from time to time, in part if the Director of Purchasing determines that a termination is in the College’s interest. The Director of Purchasing shall terminate by delivering to the Contractor a Notice of Termination specifying the extent of termination and the effective date.
(b) After receipt of a Notice of Termination and except as directed by the Director of Purchasing, the Contractor shall immediately proceed with the following obligations:
(1) Stop work as specified in the notice.
(2) Place no further subcontracts or orders (referred to as subcontracts in this clause), except as necessary to complete the continued portion of the contract.
(3) Terminate all applicable subcontracts and cancel or divert applicable commitments covering personal services that extend beyond the effective date of termination.
(4) Assign to the College, as directed by the Director of Purchasing, all right, title, and interest of the Contractor under the subcontracts terminated, in which case the College shall have the right to settle or pay any termination settlement proposal arising out of those terminations.
(5) With approval or ratification to the extent required by the Director of Purchasing, settle all outstanding liabilities and termination settlement proposals arising from the termination of subcontracts; approval or ratification will be final for purposes of this clause.
- (6) Transfer title (if not already transferred) and, as directed by the Director of Purchasing, deliver to the College any information and items that, if the contract had been completed, would have been required to be furnished, including-
(i) Materials or equipment produced, in process, or acquired for the work terminated; and
(ii) Completed or partially completed plans, drawings, and information.
(7) Complete performance of the work not terminated.
(8) Take any action that may be necessary, or that the Director of Purchasing may direct, for the protection and preservation of the property related to this contract that is in the possession of the Contractor and in which the College has or may acquire an interest.
(9) Use its best efforts to sell, as directed or authorized by the Director of Purchasing, termination inventory other than that retained by the College under paragraph (b)( 6) of this clause; provided, however, that the Contractor (i) is not required to extend credit to any purchaser and (ii) may acquire the property under the conditions prescribed by, and at prices approved by, the Director of Purchasing. The proceeds of any transfer or disposition will be applied to reduce any payments to be made by the College under this contract, credited to the price or cost of the work, or paid in any other manner directed by the Director of Purchasing.
(c) The Contractor shall submit complete termination inventory schedules no later than 120 days from the effective date of termination, unless extended in writing by the Director of Purchasing upon written request of the Contractor within this 120-day period.
(d) After termination, the Contractor shall submit a final termination settlement proposal to the Director of Purchasing in the form and with the certification prescribed by the Director of Purchasing. The Contractor shall submit the proposal promptly but no later than 1 year from the effective date of termination unless extended in writing by the Director of Purchasing upon written request of the Contractor within this 1-year period. If the Contractor fails to submit the termination settlement proposal within the time allowed, the Director of Purchasing may determine, on the basis of information available, the amount, if any, due the Contractor because of the termination and shall pay the amount determined.
(e) Subject to paragraph (d) of this clause, the Contractor and the Director of Purchasing may agree upon the whole or any part of the amount to be paid because of the termination. This amount may include reasonable cancellation charges included by the Contractor and any reasonable loss on outstanding commitments for personal services that the Contractor is unable to cancel; provided, that the Contractor exercised reasonable diligence in dive1iing such commitments to other operations. The contract shall be amended and the Contractor paid the agreed amount.
(f) The cost principles and procedures in Subpart 31.3 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), in effect on the date of the contract, shall govern all costs claimed, agreed to, or determined under this clause; however, if the Contractor is not an educational institution, and is a nonprofit organization under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-122, 11Cost Principles for Nonprofit Organizations,” July 8, 1980, those cost principles shall apply; provided, that if the Contractor is a nonprofit institution listed in Attachment C of OMB Circular A-122, the cost principles at FAR 31.2 for commercial organizations shall apply to such contractor.
(g) The College may, under the terms and conditions it prescribes, make partial payments against costs incurred by the Contractor for the terminated portion of this contract, if the Director of Purchasing believes the total of these payments will not exceed the amount to which the Contractor will be entitled.
(h) The Contractor has the right of appeal as provided under the Disputes clause, except that if the Contractor failed to submit the termination settlement proposal within the time provided in paragraph (d) of this clause and failed to request a time extension, there is no right of appeal.
Equal Opportunity and Executive Order 11246.(All construction contracts awarded in excess of $10,000)
(a) Definition. “United States,” as used in this clause, means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Pue1io Rico·, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Wake Island.
(b) If, during any 12-month period (including the 12 months preceding the award of this contract), the Contractor has been or is awarded nonexempt Federal contracts and/or subcontracts that have an aggregate value in excess of $10,000, the Contractor shall comply with paragraphs (b)(l) through (b)(ll) of this clause, except for work performed outside the United States by employees who were not recruited within the United States. Upon request, the Contractor shall provide information necessary to determine the applicability of this clause.
(1) The Contractor shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. However, it shall not be a violation of this clause for the Contractor to extend a publicly announced preference in employment to Indians living on or near an Indian reservation, in connection with employment opportunities on or near an Indian reservation, as permitted by 41 CFR 60-1.5.
(2) The Contractor shall take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. This shall include, but not be limited to-
(v) Recruitment or recruitment advertising;
(vi) Layoff or termination;
(vii) Rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and
(viii) Selection for training, including apprenticeship.
(3) The Contractor shall post in conspicuous places available to employees and applicants for employment the notices to be provided by the Director of Purchasing that explain this clause.
(4) The Contractor shall, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of the Contractor; state that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
(5) The Contractor shall send, to each labor union or representative of workers with which it has a collective bargaining agreement or other contract or understanding, the notice to be provided by the Director of Purchasing advising the labor union or workers’ representative of the Contractor’s commitments under this clause, and post copies of the notice in conspicuous places available to employees and applicants for employment.
(6) The Contractor shall comply with Executive Order 11246, as amended, and the rules, regulations, and orders of the Secretary of Labor.
(7) The Contractor shall furnish to the contracting agency all information required by Executive Order 11246, as amended, and by the rules, regulations, and orders of the Secretary of Labor. The Contractor shall also file Standard Form 1 00 (EE0-1), or any successor form, as prescribed in 41 CFR part 60-1. Unless the Contractor has filed within the 12 months preceding the date of contract award, the Contractor shall, within 30 days after contract award, apply to either the regional Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) or the local office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for the necessary forms.
(8) The Contractor shall permit access to its premises, during normal business hours, by the contracting agency or the OFCCP for the purpose of conducting on-site compliance evaluations and complaint investigations. The Contractor shall permit the College to inspect and copy any books, accounts, records (including computerized records), and other material that may be relevant to the matter under investigation and pertinent to compliance with Executive Order 11246, as amended, and rules and regulations that implement the Executive Order.
(9) If the OFCCP determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with this clause or any rule, regulation, or order of the Secretary of Labor, this contract may be canceled, terminated, or suspended in whole or in part and the Contractor may be declared ineligible for further College contracts, under the procedures authorized in Executive Order 11246, as amended. In addition, sanctions may be imposed and remedies invoked against the Contractor as provided in Executive Order 11246, as amended; in the rules, regulations, and orders of the Secretary of Labor; or as otherwise provided by law.
(10) The Contractor shall include the terms and conditions of paragraphs (b)(1) through (11) of this clause in every subcontract or purchase order that is not exempted by the rules, regulations, or orders of the Secretary of Labor issued under Executive Order 11246, as amended, so that these terms and conditions will be binding upon each subcontractor or vendor.
(11) The Contractor shall take such action with respect to any subcontract or purchase order as the Director of Purchasing may direct as a means of enforcing these terms and conditions, including sanctions for noncompliance, provided, that if the Contractor becomes involved in, or is threatened with, litigation with a subcontractor or vendor as a result of any direction, the Contractor may request the United States to enter into the litigation to protect the interests of the United States.(c) Notwithstanding any other clause in this contract, disputes relative to this clause will be governed by the procedures in 41 CFR 60-1.1.
Affirmative Action Compliance Requirements for Construction.
(a) Definitions. “Covered area,” as used in this clause, means the geographical area described in the solicitation for this contract.
“Deputy Assistant Secretary,” as used in this clause, means the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Federal Contract Compliance, U.S. Department of Labor, or a designee.
“Employer identification number,” as used in this clause, means the Federal Social Security number used on the employer’s quarterly Federal tax return, U.S. Treasury Department Form 941.”Minority,” as used in this clause, means-
(1) American Indian or Alaskan Native (all persons having origins in any of the original peoples of North America and maintaining identifiable tribal affiliations through membership and participation or community identification).
(2) Asian and Pacific Islander (all persons having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands);
(3) Black (all persons having origins in any of the black African racial groups not of Hispanic origin); and
(4) Hispanic (all persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race).
(b) If the Contractor, or a subcontractor at any tier, subcontracts a portion of the work involving any construction trade, each such subcontract in excess of $10,000 shall include this clause and the Notice containing the goals for minority and female participation stated in the solicitation for this contract.
(c) If the Contractor is participating in a Hometown Plan (41 CFR 60-4) approved by the U.S. Department of Labor in a covered area, either individually or through an association, its affirmative action obligations on all work in the plan area (including goals) shall comply with the plan for those trades that have unions participating in the plan. Contractors must be able to demonstrate participation in, and compliance with, the provisions of the plan. Each Contractor or subcontractor participating in an approved plan is also required to comply with its obligations under the Equal Opportunity clause, and to make a good faith effort to achieve each goal under the plan in each trade in which it has employees. The overall good-faith performance by other Contractors or subcontractors toward a goal in an approved plan does not excuse any Contractor’s or subcontractor’s failure to make good-faith efforts to achieve the plan’s goals.
(d) The Contractor shall implement the affirmative action procedures in paragraphs (g)(1) through (16) of this clause. The goals stated in the solicitation for this contract are expressed as percentages of the total hours of employment and training of minority and female utilization that the Contractor should reasonably be able to achieve in each construction trade in which it has employees in the covered area. If the Contractor performs construction work in a geographical area located outside of the covered area, it shall apply the goals established for the geographical area where that work is actually performed. The Contractor is expected to make substantially uniform progress toward its goals in each craft.
(e) Neither the terms and conditions of any collective bargaining agreement, nor the failure by a union with which the Contractor has a collective bargaining agreement, to refer minorities or women shall excuse the Contractor’s obligations under this clause, Executive Order 11246, as amended, or the regulations thereunder.
(f) In order for the nonworking training hours of apprentices and trainees to be counted in meeting the goals, apprentices and trainees must be employed by the Contractor during the training period, and the Contractor must have made a commitment to employ the apprentices and trainees at the completion of their training, subject to the availability of employment opportunities. Trainees must be trained pursuant to training programs approved by the U.S. Department of Labor.
(g) The Contractor shall take affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity. The evaluation of the Contractor’s compliance with this clause shall be based upon its effort to achieve maximum results from its actions. The Contractor shall document these efforts fully and implement affirmative action steps at least as extensive as the following:
(1) Ensure a working environment free of harassment, intimidation, and coercion at all sites and in all facilities where the Contractor’s employees are assigned to work. The Contractor, if possible, will assign two or more women to each construction project. The Contractor shall ensure that foremen, superintendents, and other onsite supervisory personnel are aware of and carry out the Contractor’s obligation to maintain such a working environment, with specific attention to minority or female individuals working at these sites or facilities.
(2) Establish and maintain a current list of sources for minority and female recruitment. Provide written notification to minority and female recruitment sources and community organizations when the Contractor or its unions have employment opportunities available, and maintain a record of the organizations’ responses.
(3) Establish and maintain a current file of the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of each minority and female off-the-street applicant, referrals of minorities or females from unions, recruitment sources, or community organizations, and the action taken with respect to each individual. If an individual was sent to the union hiring hall for referral and not referred back to the Contractor by the union or, if referred back, not employed by the Contractor, this shall be documented in the file, along with whatever additional actions the Contractor may have taken.
(4) Immediately notify the Deputy Assistant Secretary when the union or unions with which the Contractor has a collective bargaining agreement has not referred back to the Contractor a minority or woman sent by the Contractor, or woman sent by the Contractor, or when the Contractor has other information that the union referral process has impeded the Contractor’s efforts to meet its obligations.
(5) Develop on-the-job training opportunities and/or participate in training programs for the area that expressly include minorities and women, including upgrading programs and apprenticeship and trainee programs relevant to the. Contractor’s employment needs, especially those programs funded or approved by the Department of Labor. The Contractor shall provide notice of these programs to the sources compiled under paragraph (g)(2) of this clause.
(6) Disseminate the Contractor’s equal employment policy by-
(i) Providing notice of the policy to unions and to training, recruitment, and outreach programs, and requesting their cooperation in assisting the Contractor in meeting its contract obligations;
(ii) Including the policy in any policy manual and in collective bargaining agreements;
(iii) Publicizing the policy in the company newspaper, annual report, etc.;
(iv) Reviewing the policy with all management personnel and with all minority and female employees at least once a year; and
(v) Posting the policy on bulletin boards accessible to employees at each location where construction work is performed.
(7) Review, at least annually, the Contractor’s equal employment policy and affirmative action obligations with all employees having responsibility for hiring, assignment, layoff, termination, or other employment decisions. Conduct review of this policy with all onsite supervisory personnel before initiating construction work at a job site. A written record shall be made and maintained identifying the time and place of these meetings, persons attending, subject matter discussed, and disposition of the subject matter.
(8) Disseminate the Contractor’s equal employment policy externally by including it in any advertising in the news media, specifically including minority and female news media. Provide written notification to, and discuss this policy with, other Contractors and subcontractors with which the Contractor does or anticipates doing business.
(9) Direct recruitment efforts, both oral and written, to minority, female, and community organizations, to schools with minority and female students, and to minority and female recruitment and training organizations serving the Contractor’s recruitment area and employment needs. Not later than 1 month before the date for acceptance of applications for apprenticeship or training by any recruitment source, send written notification to organizations such as the above, describing the openings, screening procedures, and tests to be used in the selection process.
(10) Encourage present minority and female employees to recruit minority persons and women. Where reasonable, provide after-school, summer, and vacation employment to minority and female youth both on the site and in other areas of the Contractor’s workforce.
(11) Validate all tests and other selection requirements where required under 41 CFR 60-3.
(12) Conduct, at least annually, an inventory and evaluation at least of all minority and female personnel for promotional opportunities. Encourage these employees to seek or to prepare for, through appropriate training, etc., opportunities for promotion.
(13) Ensure that seniority practices, job classifications, work assignments, and other personnel practices do not have a discriminatory effect by continually monitoring all personnel and employment-related activities to ensure that the Contractor’s obligations under this contract are being carried out.
(14) Ensure that all facilities and company activities are non-segregated except that separate or single-user rest rooms and necessary dressing or sleeping areas shall be provided to assure privacy between the sexes.
(15) Maintain a record of solicitations for subcontracts for minority and female construction contractors and suppliers, including circulation of solicitations to minority and female contractor associations and other business associations.
(16) Conduct a review, at least annually, of all supervisors’ adherence to and performance under the Contractor’s equal employment policy and affirmative action obligations.
(h) The Contractor is encouraged to participate in voluntary associations that may assist in fulfilling one or more of the affirmative action obligations contained in paragraphs (g)(l) through (16) of this clause. The efforts of a contractor association, joint contractor union, contractor-community, or similar group of which the contractor is a member and participant may be asserted as fulfilling one or more of its obligations under paragraphs (g)(l) through (16) of this clause, provided, the Contractor- (l) Actively participates in the group;
(2) Makes every effort to ensure that the group has a positive impact on the employment of minorities and women in the industry;
(3) Ensures that concrete benefits of the program are reflected in the Contractor’s minority and female workforce participation;
(4) Makes a good-faith effort to meet its individual goals and timetables; and
(5) Can provide access to documentation that demonstrates the effectiveness of actions taken on behalf of the Contractor. The obligation to comply is the Contractor’s, and failure of such a group to fulfill an obligation shall not be a defense for the Contractor’s noncompliance.
(i) A single goal for minorities and a separate single goal for women shall be established. The Contractor is required to provide equal employment opportunity and to take affirmative action for all minority groups, both male and female, and all women, both minority and no11111inority. Consequently, the Contractor may be in violation of Executive Order 11246, as amended, if a particular group is employed in a substantially disparate manner.
(j) The Contractor shall not use goals or affirmative action standards to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
(k) The Contractor shall not enter into any subcontract with any person or firm debarred from College contracts under Executive Order 11246, as amended. (1) The Contractor shall carry out such sanctions and penalties for violation of this clause and of the Equal Opportunity clause, including suspension, termination, and cancellation of existing subcontracts, as may be imposed or ordered under Executive Order 11246, as amended, and its implementing regulations, by the OFCCP. Any failure to carry out these sanctions and penalties as ordered shall be a violation of this clause and Executive Order 11246, as amended.
(m) The Contractor in fulfilling its obligations under this clause shall implement affirmative action procedures at least as extensive as those prescribed in paragraph (g) of this clause, so as to achieve maximum results from its efforts to ensure equal employment opportunity. If the Contractor fails to comply with the requirements of Executive Order 11246, as amended, the implementing regulations, or this clause, the Deputy Assistant Secretary shall take action as prescribed in 41 CFR 60-4.8.
(n) The Contractor shall designate a responsible official to-
(1) Monitor all employment-related activity to ensure that the Contractor’s equal employment policy is being carried out;
(2) Submit reports as may be required by the College; and
(3) Keep records that shall at least include for each employee the name, address, telephone number, construction trade, union affiliation (if any), employee identification number, social security number, race, sex, status (e.g., mechanic, apprentice, trainee, helper, or laborer), dates of changes in status, hours worked per week in the indicated trade, rate of pay, and locations at which the work was performed. Records shall be maintained in an easily understandable and retrievable form; however, to the degree that existing records satisfy this requirement, separate records are not required to be maintained.
(o) Nothing contained herein shall be construed as a limitation upon the application of other laws that establish different standards of compliance or upon the requirements for the hiring of local or other area residents (e.g., those under the Public Works Employment Act of 1977 and the Community Development Block Grant Program).
Anti-Kickback Procedures (All contracts and sub-grants for construction or repair)
“Kickback,” as used in this clause, means any money, fee, commission, credit, gift, gratuity, thing of value, or compensation of any kind which is provided, directly or indirectly, to any prime Contractor, prime Contractor employee, subcontractor, or subcontractor employee for the purpose of improperly obtaining or rewarding favorable treatment in commotion with a prime contractor in connection with a subcontract relating to a prime contract.
“Person,” as used in this clause, means a corporation, partnership, business association of any kind, trust, joint-stock company, or individual. “Prime contract, 11 as used in this clause, means a contract or contractual action entered into by the United States for the purpose of obtaining supplies, materials, equipment, or services of any kind.
“Prime Contractor” as used in this clause, means a person who has entered into a prime contract with the United States.
“Prime Contractor employee,” as used in this clause, means any officer, partner, employee, or agent of a prime Contractor.
“Subcontract,” as used in this clause, means a contract or contractual action entered into by a prime Contractor or subcontractor for the purpose of obtaining supplies, materials, equipment, or services of any kind under a prime contract.
“Subcontractor,” as used in this clause, (1) means any person, other than the prime Contractor, who offers to furnish or furnishes any supplies, materials, equipment, or services of any kind under a prime contract or a subcontract entered into in connection with such prime contract, and (2) includes any person who offers to furnish or furnishes general supplies to the prime Contractor or a higher tier subcontractor.
“Subcontractor employee,” as used iii this clause, means any officer, partner, employee, or agent of a subcontractor.
(b) The Anti-Kickback Act of 1986 (41 U.S. C. 51-58) (the Act), prohibits any person from-
(1) Providing or attempting to provide or offering to provide any kickback;
(2) Soliciting, accepting, or attempting to accept any kickback; or
(3) Including, directly or indirectly, the amount of any kickback in the contract price charged by a prime Contractor to the United States or in the contract price charged by a subcontractor to a prime Contractor or higher tier subcontractor.
(c)(1) The Contractor shall have in place and follow reasonable procedures designed to prevent and detect possible violations described in paragraph (b) of this clause in its own operations and direct business relationships.
(2) When the Contractor has reasonable grounds to believe that a violation described in paragraph (b) of this clause may have occurred, the Contractor shall promptly report in writing the possible violation. Such reports shall be made to the inspector general of the contracting agency, the head of the contracting agency if the agency does not have an inspector general, or the Department of Justice.
(3) The Contractor shall cooperate fully with any Federal agency investigating a possible violation described in paragraph (b) of this clause.
(4) The Director of Purchasing may (i) offset the amount of the kickback against any monies owed by the United States under the prime contract and/or (ii) direct that the Prime Contractor withhold from sums owed a subcontractor under the prime contract the amount of the kickback. The Director of Purchasing may order that monies withheld under subdivision (c)(4)(ii) of this clause be paid over to the College unless the College has already offset those monies under subdivision (c)( 4 )(i) of this clause. In either case, the Prime Contractor shall notify the Director of Purchasing when the monies are withheld.
(5) The Contractor agrees to incorporate the substance of tins clause, including paragraph (c )(5) but excepting paragraph ( c )(1 ), in all subcontracts under this contract which exceed $100,000.
Davis-Bacon Act (Construction contracts in excess of $2000)
(a) All laborers and mechanics employed or working upon the site of the work will be paid unconditionally and not less often than once a week, and without subsequent deduction or rebate on any account (except such payroll deductions as are permitted by regulations issued by the Secretary of Labor under the Copeland Act (29 CFR part 3), the full amount of wages and bona fide fringe benefits (or cash equivalents thereof) due at time of payment computed at rates not less than those contained in the wage determination of the Secretary of Labor which is attached hereto and made a part hereof, regardless of any contractual relationship which may be alleged to exist between the Contractor and such laborers and mechanics. Contributions made or costs reasonably anticipated for bona fide fringe benefits under section 1(b)(2) of the Davis-Bacon Act on behalf of laborers or mechanics are considered wages paid to such laborers or mechanics, subject to the provisions of paragraph (d) of this clause; also, regular contributions made or costs incurred for more than a weekly period (but not less often than quarterly) under plans, funds, or programs which cover the particular weekly period, are deemed to be constructively made or incurred during such period. Such laborers and mechanics shall be paid not less than the appropriate wage rate and fringe benefits .in the wage determination for the classification of work actually performed, without regard to ·skill, except as provided in the clause entitled Apprentices and Trainees. Laborers or mechanics performing work in more than one classification may be compensated at the rate specified for each classification for the time actually worked therein; provided, That the employer’s payroll records accurately set forth the time spent in each classification in which work is performed. The wage determination (including any additional classifications and wage rates conformed under paragraph (b) of this clause) and the Davis-Bacon poster (WH-1321) shall be posted at all times by the Contractor and its subcontractors at the site of the work in a prominent and accessible place where it can be easily seen by the workers.
(b)(1) The Director of Purchasing shall require that any class of laborers or mechanics which is not listed in the wage determination and which is to be employed under the contract shall be classified in conformance with the wage determination. The Director of Purchasing shall approve an additional classification and wage rate and fringe benefits therefore only when all the following criteria have been met:
(i) The work to be performed by the classification requested is not performed by a classification in the wage determination.
(ii) The classification is utilized in the area by the construction industry.
(iii) The proposed wage rate, including any bona fide fringe benefits, bears a reasonable relationship to the wage rates contained in the wage determination.
(2) If the Contractor and the laborers and mechanics to be employed in the classification (if known), or their representatives, and the Director of Purchasing agree on the classification and wage rate (including the amount designated for fringe benefits, where appropriate), a report of the action taken shall be sent by the Director of Purchasing to the Administrator of the: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC 20210. The Administrator or an authorized representative will approve, modify, or disapprove every additional classification action within 30 days of receipt and so advise the Director of Purchasing or will notify the Director of Purchasing within the 30-day period that additional time is necessary.
(3) In the event the Contractor, the laborers or mechanics to be employed in the classification, or their representatives, and the Director of Purchasing do not agree on the proposed classification and wage rate (including the amount designated for fringe benefits, where appropriate), the Director of Purchasing shall refer the questions, including the views of all interested parties and the recommendation of the Director of Purchasing, to the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division for determination. The Administrator, or an authorized representative, will issue a determination within 30 days of receipt and so advise the Director of Purchasing or will notify the Director of Purchasing within the 30- day period that additional time is necessary.
(4) The wage rate (including fringe benefits, where appropriate) determined pursuant to paragraphs (b)(2) and (b)(3) of this clause shall be paid to all workers performing work in the classification under this contract from the first day on which work is performed in the classification.
(c) Whenever the minimum wage rate prescribed in the contract for a class of laborers or mechanics includes a fringe benefit which is not expressed as an hourly rate, the Contractor shall either pay the benefit as stated in the wage~ determination or shall pay another bona fide fringe benefit or an hourly cash equivalent thereof.
(d) If the Contractor does not make payments to a trustee or other third person, the Contractor may consider as part of the wages of any laborer or mechanic the amount of any costs reasonably anticipated in providing bona fide fringe benefits under a plan or program; provided, That the Secretary of Labor has found, upon the written request of the Contractor, that the applicable standards of the Davis-Bacon Act have been met. The Secretary of Labor may require the Contractor to set aside in a separate account assets for the meeting of obligations under the plan or program.
Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act-Overtime Compensation (Construction contracts awarded by grantees and sub-grantees in excess of $2000, and in excess of $2500 for other contracts which involve the employment of mechanics or laborers)
(a) Overtime requirements. No Contractor or subcontractor employing laborers or mechanics (see Federal Acquisition Regulation22.300) shall require or permit them to work over 40 hours in any workweek unless they are paid at least 1 and 1/2 times the basic rate of pay for each hour worked over 40 hours.
(b) Violation; liability for unpaid wages; liquidated damages. The responsible Contractor and subcontractor are liable for unpaid wages if they violate the terms in paragraph (a) of this clause. In addition, the Contractor and subcontractor are liable for liquidated damages payable to the Govenm1ent. The Director of Purchasing will assess liquidated damages at the rate of $10 per affected employee for each calendar day on which the employer required or permitted the employee to work in excess of the standard workweek of 40 hours without paying overtime wages required by the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act.
(c) Withholding/or unpaid wages and liquidated damages. The Director of Purchasing will withhold from payments due under the contract sufficient funds required to satisfy any Contractor or subcontractor liabilities for unpaid wages and liquidated damages. If amounts withheld under the contract are insufficient to satisfy Contractor or subcontractor liabilities, the Director of Purchasing will withhold payments from other Federal or federally assisted contracts held by the same Contractor that are subject to the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act.
(d) Payrolls and basic records.
(1) The Contractor and its subcontractors shall maintain payrolls and basic payroll records for all laborers and mechanics working on the contract during the contract and shall make them available to the College until 3 years after contract completion. The records shall contain the name and address of each employee, social security number, labor classifications, hourly rates of wages paid, daily and weekly number hours worked, deductions made, and actual wages paid. The records need not duplicate those required for construction work by Department of Labor regulations at 29 CFR 5.5(a)(3) implementing the Davis-Bacon Act.
(2) The Contractor and its subcontractors shall allow authorized representatives of the Director of Purchasing or the Department of Labor to inspect, copy, or transcribe records maintained under paragraph (d)(l) of this clause. The Contractor or subcontractor also shall allow authorized representatives of the Director of Purchasing or Department of Labor to interview employees in the workplace during working hours.
(e) Subcontracts. The Contractor shall inse1i the provisions set forth in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this clause in subcontracts exceeding $100,000 and require subcontractors to include these provisions in any lower tier subcontracts. The Contractor shall be responsible for compliance by any subcontractor or lower tier subcontractor with the provisions set forth in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this clause.
Patent Rights-Acquisition by the College.
(a) Definitions. “Invention,” as used in this clause, means any invention or discovery which is or may be patentable or otherwise protectable under title 35 of the United States Code or any novel variety of plant that is or may be protectable under the Plant Variety Protection Act (7 U.S. C. 2321, et seq.). “Practical application,” as used in this clause, means to manufacture, in the case of/a composition or product; to practice, in the case of a process or method; or to operate, in the case of a machine or system; and, in each case, under such conditions as to establish that the invention is being utilized and that its benefits are, to the extent permitted by law or College regulations, available to the public on reasonable terms. “Subject invention,” as used in this clause, means any invention of the Contractor conceived or first actually reduced to practice in the performance of work under this contract; provided, that in the case of a variety of plant, the date of determination (as defined in section 4l(d) of the Plant Variety Protection Act, 7 U.S.C. 240l(d)) must also occur during the period of contract performance.
(b) Allocations of principal rights-.
(1) Assignment to the College. The Contractor agrees to assign to the College the entire right, title, and interest throughout the world in and to each subject invention, except to the extent that rights are retained by the Contractor under paragraph (b )
(2) and paragraph (d) of this clause. (2) Greater rights determinations.
(i) The Contractor, or an employee-inventor after consultation with the Contractor, may retain greater rights than the nonexclusive license provided in paragraph (d) of this clause, in accordance with the procedures of paragraph 27.304-l(a) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). A request for a determination of whether the Contractor or the employee inventor is entitled to retain such greater rights must be submitted to the Head of the Contracting Agency or designee at the time of the first disclosure of the invention pursuant to paragraph (e)(2) of this clause, or not later than 8 months thereafter, unless a longer period is authorized in writing by the Director of Purchasing for good cause shown in writing by the Contractor. Each determination of greater rights under this contract normally shall be subject to paragraph (c) of this clause, and to the reservations and conditions deemed to be appropriate by the Head of the Contracting Agency or designee.
(ii) Upon request, the Contractor shall provide the filing date, serial number and title, a copy of the patent application (including an English-language version if filed in a language other than English), and patent number and issue date for any subject invention in any country for which the Contractor has retained title.
(iii) Upon request, the Contractor shall furnish the College an irrevocable power to inspect and make copies of the patent application file.
(c) Minimum rights acquired by the College.
(1) With respect to each subject invention to which the Contractor retains principal or exclusive rights, the Contractor agrees as follows:
(i) The Contractor hereby grants to the College a nonexclusive, nontransferable, irrevocable, paid-up license to practice or have practiced each subject invention throughout the world by or on behalf of the Government of the United States
(ii) The Contractor agrees that with respect to any subject invention in which it has acquired title, the Federal agency has the right in accordance with the procedures in FAR 27.304-l(g) to require the Contractor, an assignee, or exclusive licensee of a subject invention to grant a nonexclusive, partially exclusive, or exclusive license in any field of use to a responsible applicant or applicants, upon terms that are reasonable under the circumstances, and if the Contractor, assignee, or exclusive licensee refuses such a request, the Federal agency has the right to grant such a license itself if the Federal agency determines that-
(A) Such action is necessary because the Contractor or assignee has not taken, or is not expected to take within a reasonable time, effective steps to achieve practical application of the subject invention in such field of use;
(B) Such action is necessary to alleviate health or safety needs which are not reasonably satisfied by the Contractor, assignee, or their licensees;
(C) Such action is necessarily to meet requirements for public use specified by Federal regulations and such requirements are not reasonably satisfied by the Contractor, assignee, or licensees; or
(D) Such action is necessary because the agreement required by paragraph (i) of this clause has neither been obtained nor waived or because a licensee of the exclusive right to use or sell any subject invention in the United States is in breach of such agreement.
(iii) The Contractor agrees to submit on request periodic reports no more frequently than annually on the utilization of a subject invention or on efforts at obtaining such utilization of a subject invention or on efforts at obtaining such utilization that are being made by the Contractor or its licensees or assignees. Such reports shall include information regarding the status of development, date of first commercial sale or use, gross royalties received by the Contractor, and such other data and information as the agency may reasonably specify. The Contractor also agrees to provide additional reports as may be requested by the agency in connection with any march-in proceedings undertaken by the agency i:p. accordance with subdivision (c)(l)(ii) of this clause. To the extent data or information supplied under this section is considered by the Contractor, its licensee, or assignee to be privileged and confidential and is so marked, the agency agrees that, to the extent permitted by law, it will not disclose such information to persons outside the College.
(iv) The Contractor agrees, when licensing a subject invention, to arrange to avoid royalty charges on acquisitions involving College funds, including funds derived through a Military Assistance Program of the College or otherwise derived through the College, to refund any amounts received as royalty charges on a subject invention in acquisitions for, or on behalf of, the College, and to provide for such refund in any instrument transferring rights in the invention to any party.
(v) The Contractor agrees to provide for the Government’s paid-up license pursuant to subdivision (i) of this clause in any instrument transferring rights in a subject invention and to provide for the granting of licenses as required by subdivision (ii) of this clause, and for the reporting of utilization information as required by subdivision (iii) of this clause, whenever the instrument transfers principal or exclusive rights in a subject invention.
(2) Nothing contained in this paragraph (c) shall be deemed to grant to the College any rights with respect to any invention other than a subject invention.
(d) Minimum rights to the Contractor.
(1) The Contractor is hereby granted a revocable nonexclusive, royalty-free license in each patent application filed in any country on a subject invention and any resulting patent in which the College obtains title, unless the Contractor fails to disclose the subject invention within the times specified in paragraph (e)(2) of this clause. The Contractor’s license extends to its domestic subsidiaries and affiliates, if any, within the corporate structure of which the Contractor is a part and includes the right to grant sublicenses of the same scope to the extent the Contractor was legally obligated to do so at the time the contract was awarded. The license is transferable only with the approval of the funding Federal agency except when transferred to the successor of that pa1i of the Contractor’s business to which the invention pertains.
(2) The Contractor’s domestic license may be revoked or modified by the funding Federal agency to the extent necessary to achieve expeditious practical application of the subject invention pursuant to an application for an exclusive license submitted in accordance with applicable provisions in 37 CFR part 404 and agency licensing regulations. This license will not be revoked in that field of use or the geographical areas in which the Contractor has achieved practical applications and continues to make the benefits of the invention reasonably accessible to the public. The license in any foreign country may be revoked or modified at the discretion of the funding Federal agency to the extent the Contractor, its licensees, or its domestic subsidiaries or affiliates have failed to achieve practical application in that foreign country.
(3) Before revocation or modification of the license, the funding Federal agency will furnish the Contractor a written notice of its intention to revoke or modify the license, and the Contractor will be allowed 30 days (or such other time as may be authorized by the funding Federal agency for good cause shown by the Contractor) after the notice to show cause why the license should not be revoked or modified. The Contractor has the right to appeal, in accordance with applicable agency licensing regulations and 37 CFR 404 concerning the licensing of College-owned inventions, any decision concerning the revocation or modification of its license.
(4) When the College has the right to receive title, and does not elect to secure a patent in a foreign country, the Contractor may elect to retain such rights in any foreign country in which the College elects not to secure a patent, subject to the · College’s rights in paragraph (c )(1) of this clause.
(e) Invent; on identification, disclosures, and reports.
(1) The Contractor shall establish and maintain active and effective procedures to assure that subject inventions are promptly identified and disclosed to Contractor personnel responsible for patent matters within 6 months of conception and/or first actual reduction to practice, whichever occurs first in the performance of work under this contract. These procedures shall include the maintenance of laboratory notebooks or equivalent records and other records as are reasonably necessary to document the conception and/or the first actual reduction to practice of subject inventions, and records that show that the procedures for identifying and disclosing the inventions are followed. Upon request, the Contractor shall furnish the Director of Purchasing a description of such procedures for evaluation and for determination as to their effectiveness.
(2) The Contractor shall disclose each subject invention to the Director of Purchasing within 2 months after the inventor discloses it in writing to Contractor personnel responsible for patent matters or, if earlier, within 6 months after the Contractor becomes aware that a subject invention has been made, but in any event before any on sale, public use, or publication of such invention known to the Contractor. The disclosure to the agency shall be in the form of a written report and shall identify the contract under which the invention was made and the inventor(s). It shall be sufficiently complete in technical detail to convey a clear understanding, to the extent known at the time of the disclosure, of the nature, purpose, operation, and physical, chemical, biological, or electrical characteristics of the invention. The disclosure shall also identify any publication, on sale, or public use of the invention and whether a manuscript describing the invention has been submitted for publication and, if so, whether it has been accepted for publication at the time of disclosure. In addition, after disclosure to the agency, the Contractor shall promptly notify the agency of the acceptance of any manuscript describing the invention for publication or of any on sale or public use planned by the Contractor.
(3) The Contractor shall furnish the Director of Purchasing the following:
(i) Interim reports every 12 months (or such longer period as may be specified by the Director of Purchasing) from the date of the contract, listing subject inventions during that period, and stating that all subject inventions have been disclosed (or that there are not such inventions) and that the procedures required by paragraph (e)( 1) of this section have been followed.
(ii) A final report, within 3 months after completion of the contracted work, listing all subject inventions or stating that there were no such inventions, and listing all subcontracts at any tier containing a patent rights clause or stating that there were no such subcontracts.
(4) The Contractor agrees to require, by written agreement, its employees, other than clerical and nontechnical employees, to disclose promptly in writing to personnel identified as responsible for the administration of patent matters and in a format suggested by the Contractor each subject invention made under contract in order that the Contractor can comply with the disclosure provisions of paragraph (c) of this clause, and to execute all papers necessary to file patent applications on subject inventions and to establish the College’s rights in the subject inventions. This disclosure format should require, as a minimum, the information required by paragraph (2) of this clause.
(5) The Contractor agrees subject to FAR 27.302(i) that the College may duplicate and disclose subject invention disclosures and all other reports and papers furnished or required to be furnished pursuant to this clause.
(f) Examination of records relating to inventions.
(1) The Director of Purchasing or any authorized representative shall, until 3 years after final payment under this contract, have the right to examine any books (including laboratory notebooks), records, and documents of the Contractor relating to the conception or first actual reduction to practice of inventions in the same field of technology as the work under this contract to determine whether-
(i) Any such inventions are subject inventions;
(ii) The Contractor has established and maintains the procedures required by paragraphs (e)(1) and (4) of this clause; and
(iii) The Contractor and its inventors have complied with the procedures. (2) If the Director of Purchasing learns of an unreported Contractor invention which the Director of Purchasing believes may be a subject invention, the Contractor may be required to disclose the invention to the agency for a determination of ownership rights.
(3) Any examination of records under this paragraph will be subject to appropriate conditions to protect the confidentiality of the information involved.
(g) Withholding of payment (this paragraph does not apply to subcontracts).
(1) Any time before final payment under this contract, the Director of Purchasing may, in the College’s interest, withhold payment until a reserve not exceeding $50,000 or 5 percent of the amount of this contract, whichever is less, shall have been set aside if, in the Director of Purchasing’s opinion, the Contractor fails to-
(i) Establish, maintain, and follow effective procedures for identifying and disclosing subject inventions pursuant to paragraph (e)(l) of this paragraph;
(ii) Disclose any subject invention pursuant to paragraph (e)(2) of this clause;
(iii) Deliver acceptable interim reports pursuant to subdivision (e)(3)(i) of this clause; or
(iv) Provide the information regarding subcontracts pursuant to paragraph (h)(4) of this clause.
(2) Such reserve or balance shall be withheld until the Director of Purchasing has determined that the Contractor has rectified whatever deficiencies exist and has delivered all reports, disclosures, and other information required by this clause.
(3) Final payment under this contract shall not be made before the Contractor delivers to the Director of Purchasing all disclosures of subject inventions required by paragraph (e)(2) of this clause, and acceptable final report pursuant to subdivision ( e )(3)(ii) of this clause, and all past due confirmatory instruments.
(4) The Director of Purchasing may decrease or increase the sums withheld up to the· maximum authorized above. No amount shall be withheld under this paragraph while the amount specified by this paragraph is being withheld under other provisions of the contract. The withholding of any amount or the subsequent payment thereof shall not be construed as a waiver of any College rights.
(h) Subcontracts. .
(1) The Contractor shall include this clause (suitably modified to identify the parties) in all subcontracts, regardless of tier, for experimental, developmental, or research work. The subcontractor shall retain all rights provided for the Contractor in this clause, and the Contractor shall not, as part of the consideration for awarding the subcontract, obtain rights in the subcontractor’s subject inventions.
(2) In the event of a refusal by a prospective subcontractor to accept such a clause the Contractor-
(i) Shall promptly submit a written notice to the Director of Purchasing setting forth the subcontractor’s reasons for such refusal and other pertinent information that may expedite disposition of the matter; and
(ii) Shall not proceed with such subcontract without the written authorization of the Director of Purchasing.
(3) In the case of subcontracts at any tier, the agency, subcontractor, and Contractor agree that the mutual obligations of the report created by this clause constitute a contract between the subcontractor and the Federal agency with respect to those matters covered by this Clause.
(4) The Contractor shall promptly notify the Director of Purchasing in writing upon the award of any subcontract at any tier containing a patent rights clause by identifying the subcontractor, the applicable patent rights clause, the work to be performed under the subcontract, and the dates of award and estimated completion. Upon request of the Director of Purchasing, the Contractor shall furnish a copy of such subcontract, and, no more frequently than annually, a listing of the subcontracts that have been awarded.
(i) Preference for United States industry · Unless provided otherwise, no Contractor that receives title to any subject invention and no assignee of any such Contractor shall grant to any person the exclusive right to use or sell any subject invention in the United States unless such person agrees that any products embodying the subject invention will be manufactured substantially in the United States. However, in individual cases, the requirement may be waived by the College upon a showing by the Contractor or assignee that reasonable but unsuccessful efforts have been made to grant licenses on similar terms to potential-licensees that would be likely to manufacture substantially in the United States or that under the circumstances domestic manufacture is not commercially feasible.
Rights in Data-General.
“Computer software,” as used in this clause, means computer programs, computer data bases, and documentation thereof.
“Data,” as used in this clause, means recorded information, regardless of form or the media on which it may be recorded. The term includes technical data and computer software. The term does not include information incidental to contract administration, such as financial, administrative, cost or pricing, or management information.
“Form, fit, and function data,” as used in this clause, means data relating to items, components, or processes that are sufficient to enable physical and functional interchangeability, as well as data identifying source, size, configuration, mating, and attachment characteristics, functional characteristics and performance requirements; except that for computer software it means data identifying source, functional characteristics, and performance requirements but specifically excludes the source code, algorithm, process, formulae, and flow charts of the software.
“Limited rights,” as used in this clause, means the rights of the College in limited rights data as set forth in the Limited Rights Notice of paragraph (g)(2) if included in this clause.
“Limited rights data,” as used in this clause, means data (other than computer software) that embody trade secrets or are commercial or financial and confidential or privileged, to the extent that such data pertain to items, components, or processes developed at private expense, including minor modifications thereof.
“Restricted computer software,” as used in this clause, means computer software developed at private expense and that is a trade secret; is commercial or financial and is confidential or privileged; or is published copyrighted computer software, including minor modifications of such computer software.
“Restricted rights,” as used in this clause, means the rights of the College in restricted computer software, as set forth in a Restricted Rights Notice of paragraph (g)(3) if included in this clause, or as otherwise may be provided in a collateral agreement incorporated in and made part of this contract, including minor modifications of such computer software.
“Technical data,” as used in this clause, means data (other than computer software) which are of a scientific or technical nature.
“Unlimited rights,” as used in this clause, means the right of the Government to use, disclose, reproduce, prepare derivative works, distribute copies to the public, and perform publicly and display publicly, in any manner and for any purpose, and to have or permit others to do so.
(b) Allocation of rights.
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this clause regarding copyright, the College shall have unlimited rights in-
(i) Data first produced in the performance of this contract;
(ii) Form, fit, and function data delivered under this contract; .
(iii) Data delivered under this contract (except for restricted computer software) that constitute manuals or instructional and training material for installation, operation, or routine maintenance and repair of items, components, or processes delivered or furnished for use under this contract; and
(iv) All other data delivered under this contract unless provided otherwise for limited rights data or restricted computer software in accordance with paragraph (g) of this clause.
(2) The Contractor shall have the right to-
(i) Use, release to others, reproduce, distribute, or publish any data first produced or specifically used by the Contractor in the performance of this contract, unless provided otherwise in paragraph (d) of this clause;
(ii) Protect from unauthorized disclosure and use those data which are limited rights data or restricted computer software to the extent provided in paragraph (g) of this clause;
(iii) Substantiate use of, add or connect limited rights, restricted rights, or copyright notices and to take other appropriate action, in accordance with paragraphs (e) and (f) of this clause; and
(iv) Establish claim to copyright subsisting in data first produced in the performance of this contract to the extent provided in paragraph ( c )(1) of this clause.
(1) Data first produced in the performance of this contract. Unless provided otherwise in paragraph (d) of this clause, the Contractor may establish, without prior approval of the Director of Purchasing, claim to copyright subsisting in scientific and technical articles based on or containing data first produced in the performance of tins contract and published in academic, technical or professional journals, symposia proceedings or similar works. The prior, express written permission of the Director of Purchasing is required to establish claim to copyright subsisting in all other data first produced in the performance of this contract. When claim to copyright is made, the Contractor shall affix the applicable copyright notices of 17 U.S.C. 401 or 402 and acknowledgment of College sponsorship (including contract number) to the data when such data are delivered to the College, as well as when the data are published or deposited for registration as a published work in the U.S. Copyright Office. For data other than computer software the Contractor grants to the College and others acting on its behalf, a paid-up, nonexclusive, irrevocable worldwide license in such copyrighted data to reproduce, prepare derivative works, distribute copies to the public, and perform publicly and display publicly, by or on behalf of the College. For computer software, the Contractor grants to the College and others acting in its behalf, a paid-up nonexclusive, irrevocable worldwide license in such copyrighted computer software to reproduce, prepare derivative works, and perform publicly and display publicly by or on behalf of the College.
(2) Data not first produced in the performance of this contract. The Contractor shall not, without prior written permission of the Director of Purchasing, incorporate in data delivered under this contract any data not first produced in the performance of this contract and which contains the copyright notice of 17 U.S. C. 401 or 402, unless the Contractor identifies such data and grants to the Government, or acquires on its behalf, a license of the same scope as set forth in paragraph (c )(1} of this clause; provided, however, that if such data are computer software the College shall acquire a copyright license as set forth in paragraph (g)(3) of this clause if included in this contract or as otherwise may be provided in a collateral agreement incorporated in or made part of this contract.
(3) Removal of copyright notices. The College agrees not to remove any copyright notices placed on data pursuant to this paragraph (c), and to include such notices on all reproductions of the data. (d) Release, publication and use of data.
(1) The Contractor shall have the right to use, release to others, reproduce, distribute, or publish any data first produced or specifically used by the Contractor in the performance of this contract, except to the extent such data may be subject to the Federal exempt control or national security laws or regulations, or unless otherwise provided in ~his paragraph of this clause or expressly set forth in this contract.
(2) The Contractor agrees that to the extent it receives or is given access to data necessary for the performance of this contract which contain restrictive markings, the Contractor shall treat the data in accordance with such markings unless otherwise specifically authorized in writing by the Director of Purchasing. (e) Unauthorized marking of data.
(1) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this contract concerning inspection or acceptance, if any data delivered under thus contract are marked with the notices specified in paragraph (g)(2) or (g)(3) of this clause and use of such is not authorized by this clause, or if such data bears any other restrictive or limiting markings not authorized by this contract, the Director of Purchasing may at any time either return the data to the Contractor, or cancel or ignore the markings. However, the following procedures shall apply prior to canceling or ignoring the markings.
(i) The Director of Purchasing shall make written inquiry to the Contractor affording the Contractor 30 days from receipt of the inquiry to provide written justification to substantiate the propriety of the markings;
(ii) If the Contractor fails to respond or fails to provide written justification to substantiate the propriety of the markings within the 3 0-day period (or a longer time not exceeding 90 days approved in writing by the Director of Purchasing for good cause shown), the College shall have the right to cancel or ignore the markings at any time after said period and the data will no longer be made subject to any disclosure prohibitions.
(iii) If the Contractor provides written justification to substantiate the propriety of the markings within the period set in subdivision (e)(1)(i) of this clause, the Director of Purchasing shall consider such written justification and determine whether or not the markings are to be cancelled or ignored. If the Director of Purchasing determines that the markings are authorized, the Contractor shall be so notified in writing. If the Director of Purchasing determines, with concurrence of the head of the contracting activity; that the markings are not authorized, the Director of Purchasing shall furnish the Contractor a written determination, which determination shall become the final agency decision regarding the appropriateness of the markings unless the Contractor files suit in a competent jurisdiction within 90 days of receipt of the Director of Purchasing’s decision. The College shall continue to abide by the markings under this subdivision ( e )(1 )
(iii) until final resolution of the matter either by the Director of Purchasing’s determination becoming :final (in which instance the Government shall thereafter have the right to cancel or ignore the markings at any time and the data will no longer be made subject to any disclosure prohibitions), or by :final disposition of the matter by court decision if suit is filed.
(2) The time limits in the procedures set forth in paragraph (e)(l) of this clause may be modified in accordance with agency regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) if necessary to respond to a request thereunder.
(3) This paragraph (e) does not apply if this contract is for a major system or for support of a major system by a civilian agency other than NASA and the U.S. Coast Guard agency subject to the provisions of Title III of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949.
(4) Except to the extent the College’s action occurs as the result of final disposition of the matter by a court of competent jurisdiction, the Contractor is not precluded by this paragraph (e) from bringing a claim under the Contract Disputes Act, including pursuant to the Disputes clause of this contract, as applicable, that may arise as the result of the College removing or ignoring authorized markings on data delivered under this contract. –
(f) Omitted or incorrect markings.
(1) Data delivered to the College without either the limited rights or restricted rights notice as authorized by paragraph
(g) of this clause, or the copyright notice required by paragraph (c) of this clause, shall be deemed to have been furnished with unlimited rights, and the Government assumes no liability for the disclosure, use, or reproduction of such data. However, to the extent the data has not been disclosed without restriction outside the College, the Contractor may request, within 6 months (or a longer time approved by the Director of Purchasing for good cause shown) after delivery of such data, permission to have notices placed on qualifying data at the Contractor’s expense, and the Director of Purchasing may agree to do so if the Contractor-
(i) Identifies the data to which the omitted notice is to be applied;
(ii) Demonstrates that the omission of the notice was inadvertent;
(iii) Establishes that the use of the proposed notice is authorized; and
(iv)Acknowledges that the College has no liability with respect to the disclosure, use, or reproduction of any such data made prior to the addition of the notice or resulting from the omission of the notice.
(2) The Director of Purchasing may also (i) permit correction at the Contractor’s expense of incorrect notices if the Contractor identifies the data on which correction of the notice is to be made, and demonstrates that the correct notice is authorized, or (ii) correct any incorrect notices.
(g) Protection of limited rights data and restricted computer software.
(1) When data other than that listed in subdivisions (b )(1 )(i), (ii), and (iii) of this clause are specified to be delivered under this contract and qualify as either limited rights data or restricted computer software, if the Contractor desires to continue protection of such data, the Contractor shall withhold such data and not furnish them to the College under this contract. As a condition to this withholding, the Contractor shall identify the data being withheld and furnish form, fit, and function data in lieu thereof. Limited rights data that are formatted as a computer database for delivery to the College are to be treated as limited rights data and not restricted computer software.
(h) Subcontracting. The Contractor has the responsibility to obtain from its subcontractors all data and rights therein necessary to fulfill the Contractor’s obligations to the College under this contract. If a subcontractor refuses to accept terms affording the College such rights, the Contractor shall promptly bring such refusal to the attention of the Director of Purchasing and not proceed with subcontract award without further authorization.
(i) Relationship to patents. Nothing contained in this clause shall imply a license to the College under any patent or be construed as affecting the scope of any license or other right otherwise granted to the College.
Audit and Records-Sealed Bidding.
(a) As used in this clause, “records” includes books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of whether such items are in written form, in the form of computer data, or in any other form.
(b) Cost or pricing data. If the Contractor has been required to submit cost or pricing data in connection with the pricing of any modification to this contract, the Director of Purchasing, or an authorized representative of the Director of Purchasing, in order to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, and currency of the cost or pricing data, shall have the right to examine and audit all of the Contractor’s records, including computations and projections, related to-
(1) The proposal for the modification;
(2) The discussions conducted on the proposal(s), including those related to negotiating;
(3) Pricing of the modification; or
(4) Performance of the modification.
(c) Comptroller General. In the case of pricing any modification, the Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative, shall have the same rights as specified in paragraph (b) of this clause.
(d) Availability. The Contractor shall make available at its office at all reasonable times the materials described in paragraph (b) of this clause, for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract, or for any other period specified in Subpart 4.7 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, in effect on the date of this contract, is incorporated by reference in its entirety and made a part of this contract.
(1) If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement.
(2) Records pertaining to appeals under the Disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to the performance of this contract shall be made available until disposition of such appeals, litigation, or claims.
(e) The Contractor shall insert a clause containing all the provisions of this clause, including this paragraph (e), in all subcontracts expected to exceed the threshold in FAR 15.403-4(a)(1) for submission of cost or pricing data.
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