; or (iii) An order issued under multiple award task and delivery order contracts, follow the procedures at 16.505 (b)(2). (f) Solicitation provisions.
(1) The contracting officer shall insert the provision at 52.216-29 , Time-and- Materials/Labor-Hour Requirements—Non-Commercial Item Acquisitions With Adequate Price Competition, in solicitations contemplating use of a Time-and- Materials or Labor-Hour type of contract for noncommercial items, if the price is expected to be based on adequate price competition. If authorized by agency procedures, the contracting officer may amend the provision to make mandatory one of the three approaches in paragraph (c) of the provision, and/or to require the identification of all subcontractors, divisions, subsidiaries, or affiliates included in a blended labor rate. (2) The contracting officer shall insert the provision at 52.216-30 , Time-and- Materials/Labor-Hour Proposal Requirements—Non-Commercial Item Acquisitions without Adequate Price Competition, in solicitations for noncommercial items contemplating use of a Time-and-Materials or Labor-Hour type of contract if the price is not expected to be based on adequate price competition. (3) The contracting officer shall insert the provision at 52.216-31 , Time-and- Materials/Labor-Hour Proposal Requirements—Commercial Item Acquisitions, in solicitations contemplating use of a Commercial Time-and-Materials or Labor-Hour contract. 16.602 -- Labor-Hour Contracts. Description. A labor-hour contract is a variation of the time-and-materials contract, differing only in that materials are not supplied by the contractor. See 12.207 (b), 16.601 (c) and 16.601 (d) for application and limitations, for time-and-materials contracts that also apply to labor-hour contracts. See 12.207 (b) for the use of labor-hour contracts for certain commercial services. 16.603 -- Letter Contracts. 16.603-1 -- Description. A letter contract is a written preliminary contractual instrument that authorizes the contractor to begin immediately manufacturing supplies or performing services. 16.603-2 -- Application. (a) A letter contract may be used when (1) the Government’s interests demand that the contractor be given a binding commitment so that work can start immediately and (2) negotiating a definitive contract is not possible in sufficient time to meet the requirement. However, a letter contract should be as complete and definite as feasible under the circumstances. (b) When a letter contract award is based on price competition, the contracting officer shall include an overall price ceiling in the letter contract.
(c) Each letter contract shall, as required by the clause at 52.216-25 , Contract Definitization, contain a negotiated definitization schedule including (1) dates for submission of the contractor’s price proposal, required certified cost or pricing data, and data other than certified cost or pricing data; and, if required, make- or-buy and subcontracting plans, (2) a date for the start of negotiations, and (3) a target date for definitization, which shall be the earliest practicable date for definitization. The schedule will provide for definitization of the contract within 180
- Spring '16
- Cost-plus contract