This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available.
52.202-01 DEFINITIONS OCT 1995
52.203-03 GRATUITIES APR 1984
52.203-05 COVENANT AGAINST CONTINGENT FEES APR 1984
52.203-06 RESTRICTIONS ON SUBCONTRACTOR SALES
TO THE GOVERNMENT OCT 1995
52.203-07 ANTI-KICKBACK PROCEDURES JUL 1995
52.203-10 PRICE OR FEE ADJUSTMENT FOR ILLEGAL SEP 1990
OR IMPROPER ACTIVITY
52.203-12 LIMITATION ON PAYMENTS TO INFLUENCE JAN 1990
CERTAIN FEDERAL TRANSACTIONS
52.209-06 PROTECTING THE GOVERNMENT'S AUG 1995
INTEREST WHEN SUBCONTRACTING WITH
CONTRACTORS DEBARRED, SUSPENDED, OR
PROPOSED FOR DEBARMENT
52.215-26 INTEGRITY OF UNIT PRICES OCT 1995
52.215-30 FACILITIES CAPITAL COST OF MONEY SEP 1987
52.215-33 ORDER OF PRECEDENCE JAN 1986
52.222-20 WALSH-HEALEY PUBLIC CONTRACTS ACT APR 1984
52.222-26 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY APR 1984
52.222-35 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR SPECIAL APR 1984
DISABLED AND VIETNAM ERA VETERANS
52.222-36 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR HANDICAPPED WORKERS APR 1984
52.222-37 EMPLOYMENT REPORTS ON SPECIAL DISABLED VETERANS
AND VETERANS OF THE VIETNAM ERA JAN 1988
52.223-02 CLEAN AIR AND WATER APR 1984
52.223-06 DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE JUL 1990
52.225-03 BUY AMERICAN ACT - SUPPLIES JAN 1994
52.227-01 AUTHORIZATION AND CONSENT JUL 1995
52.227-02 NOTICE AND ASSISTANCE REGARDING APR 1984
PATENT AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
52.227-14 RIGHTS IN DATA - GENERAL JUN 1987
52.229-03 FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAXES JAN 1991
52.232-01 PAYMENTS APR 1984
52.232-08 DISCOUNTS FOR PROMPT PAYMENT APR 1989
52.232-09 LIMITATION ON WITHHOLDING OF PAYMENTS APR 1984
52.232-11 EXTRAS APR 1984
52.232-23 ASSIGNMENT OF CLAIMS JAN 1986
52.233-03 PROTEST AFTER AWARD OCT 1995
52.243-01 CHANGES - FIXED-PRICE AUG 1987
52.243-07 NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES APR 1984
52.242-13 BANKRUPTCY APR 1991
52.244-01 SUBCONTRACTS (FIXED PRICE CONTRACTS) FEB 1995
52.245-02 GOVERNMENT PROPERTY (FIXED PRICE CONTRACTS) DEC 1989
52.249-02 TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE OF THE APR 1984
52.249-08 DEFAULT (FIXED-PRICE SUPPLY AND SERVICE) APR 1984
52.253-01 COMPUTER GENERATED FORMS JAN 1991
I.2 52.215-2 AUDIT AND RECORDS--NEGOTIATION. (OCT 1995)--AS MODIFIED BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
(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) Examination of costs. If this is a cost-reimbursement, incentive, time-and-materials, labor-hour, or price redeterminable contract, or any combination of these, the Contractor shall maintain and the Contracting Officer, or an authorized representative of the Contracting Officer, shall have the right to examine and audit all records and other evidence sufficient to reflect properly all costs claimed to have been incurred or anticipated to be incurred directly or indirectly in performance of this contract. This right of examination shall include inspection at all reasonable times of the Contractor's plants, or parts of them, engaged in performing the contract.
(c) Cost or pricing data. If the Contractor has been required to submit cost or pricing data in connection with any pricing action relating to this contract, the Contracting Officer, or an authorized representative of the Contracting Officer, 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 contract, subcontract, or modification;
(2) The discussions conducted on the proposal(s), including those related to negotiating;
(3) Pricing of the contract, subcontract, or modification; or
(4) Performance of the contract, subcontract or modification.
(d) The Librarian of Congress or a duly authorized representative of the Library of Congress and the Comptroller General.
(1) The Librarian of Congress or a duly authorized representative of the Library and the Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative, shall have access to and the right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract or a subcontract hereunder.
(2) This paragraph may not be construed to require the Contractor or subcontractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor or subcontractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law.
(e) Reports. If the Contractor is required to furnish cost, funding, or performance reports, the Contracting Officer or an authorized representative of the Contracting Officer shall have the right to examine and audit the supporting records and materials, for the purpose of evaluating (1) the effectiveness of the Contractor's policies and procedures to produce data compatible with the objectives of these reports and (2) the data reported.
(f) Availability. The Contractor shall make available at its office at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence described in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d), and (e) of this clause, for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), or for any longer period required by statute or by other clauses of this contract. In addition--
(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; and
(2) Records relating to appeals under the Disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved.
(g) The Contractor shall insert a clause containing all the terms of this clause, including this paragraph (a), in all subcontracts under this contract that exceed the simplified acquisition threshold in FAR Part 13, and--
(1) That are cost-reimbursement, incentive, time-and-materials, labor-hour, or price-redeterminable type or any combination of these;
(2) For which cost or pricing data are required; or
(3) That require the subcontractor to furnish reports as discussed in paragraph (e) of this clause.
The clause may be altered only as necessary to identify properly the contracting parties and the Contracting Officer under the Government prime contract.
I.3 52.216-18 ORDERING. (OCT 1995)
(a) Any supplies and services to be furnished under this contract shall be ordered by issuance of delivery orders or task orders by the individuals or activities designated in the Schedule. Such orders may be issued from contract award through completion and acceptance of deliverables for the base and options years, if exercised.
(b) All delivery orders or task orders are subject to the terms and conditions of this contract. In the event of conflict between a delivery order or task order and this contract, the contract shall control.
(c) If mailed, a delivery order or task order is considered "issued" when the Government deposits the order in the mail. Orders may be issued orally, by facsimile, or by electronic commerce methods only if authorized in the Schedule.
I.4 52.216-19 ORDER LIMITATIONS. (OCT 1995)
(a) Minimum order. When the Government requires supplies or services covered by this contract in an amount of less than 75 percent of the estimated quantities for the base and each option year as exercised, the Government is not obligated to purchase, nor is the Contractor obligated to furnish, those supplies or services under the contract.
(b) Maximum order. The Contractor is not obligated to honor any order for a combination of items in excess of 50 percent of the estimated quantities for the base and each option year, as exercised.
(c) If this is a requirements contract (i.e., includes the Requirements clause at subsection 52.216-21 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)), the Government is not required to order a part of any one requirement from the Contractor if that requirement exceeds the maximum-order limitations in paragraph (b) above.
(d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (b) and (c) above, the Contractor shall honor any order exceeding the maximum order limitations in paragraph (b), unless that order (or orders) is returned to the ordering office within [ ] days after issuance, with written notice stating the Contractor's intent not to ship the item (or items) called for and the reasons. Upon receiving this notice, the Government may acquire the supplies or services from another source.
I.5 52.216-22 INDEFINITE QUANTITY. (OCT 1995)
(a) This is an indefinite-quantity contract for the supplies or services specified, and effective for the period stated, in the Schedule. The quantities of supplies and services specified in the Schedule are estimates only and are not purchased by this contract.
(b) Delivery or performance shall be made only as authorized by orders issued in accordance with the Ordering clause. The Contractor shall furnish to the Government, when and if ordered, the supplies or services specified in the Schedule up to and including the quantity designated in the Schedule as the "maximum". The Government shall order at least the quantity of supplies or services designated in the Schedule as the "minimum".
(c) Except for any limitations on quantities in the Order Limitations clause or in the Schedule, there is no limit on the number of orders that may be issued. The Government may issue orders requiring delivery to multiple destinations or performance at multiple locations.
(d) Any order issued during the effective period of this contract and not completed within that period shall be completed by the Contractor within the time specified in the order. The contract shall govern the Contractor's and Government's rights and obligations with respect to that order to the same extent as if the order were completed during the contract's effective period; provided, that the Contractor shall not be required to make any deliveries under this contract after the final task order issued in the last option year.
I.6 52.217-6 OPTION FOR INCREASED QUANTITY (MAR 1989)
The Government may increase the quantity of supplies called for in the Schedule at the unit price specified. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 30 days written notification. Delivery of the added items shall continue at the same rate as the like items called for under the contract, unless the parties otherwise agree.
I.7 52.233-1 DISPUTES (NOV 1995)--AS MODIFIED BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
(a) This contract is not 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. A claim arising under a contract, unlike a claim relating to that contract, is a claim that can be resolved under a contract clause that provides for the relief sought by the claimant. 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 as required by subparagraph (d)(2) below. A voucher, invoice, or other routine request for payment that is not in dispute when submitted is not a claim under this clause. The submission may be converted to a claim under this clause, if it is disputed either as to liability or amount or is not acted upon in a reasonable time, by complying with the submission and certification requirements of this clause.
(d) (1) A claim by the Contractor shall be made in writing and unless otherwise stated in this contract submitted to the Contracting Officer for a written decision. A claim by the Government against the Contractor shall be subject to a written decision by the Contracting Officer.
(2) (i) Contractors shall provide the certification specified in subparagraph (d)(2)(iii) of this clause when submitting any claim -
(A) Exceeding $100,000; or
(B) Regardless of the amount claimed, when using -
(1) Arbitration conducted pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 575-580;or
(2) Any other alternative means of dispute resolution (ADR) technique that the agency elects to handle in accordance with the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act (ADRA).
(ii) The certification requirement does not apply to issues in controversy that have not been submitted as all or part 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 Government is liable; and that I am duly authorized to certify the claim on behalf of the Contractor.
(3) 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 Contracting Officer 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 Contracting Officer must, within 60 days, decide the claim or notify the Contractor of the date by which the decision will be made.
(f) The Contracting Officer's decision shall be final unless the Contractor appeals to the Chief of the Contracts and Logistics Division who will serve as the Hearing Officer to review the decision.
(g) If the claim by the Contractor is submitted to the Contracting Officer or a claim by the Government is presented to the Contractor, the parties, by mutual consent, may agree to use ADR. If the Contractor refuses an offer for alternative dispute resolution, the Contractor shall inform the Contracting Officer, in writing, of the Contractor's specific reasons for rejecting the request. When using arbitration pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 575-580, or when using any other ADR technique that the agency elects to handle in accordance with the ADRA, any claim, regardless of amount, shall be accompanied by the certification described in subparagraph (d)(2)(iii) of this clause, and executed in accordance with subparagraph (d)(3) of this clause.
(h) The Government shall pay interest on the amount found due and unpaid from (1) the date the Contracting Officer receives the claim (certified, if required); or (2) 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) 48 CFR 33.201, interest shall be paid from the date that the Contracting Officer 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 Contract Disputes Act (see 41 U.S.C. 611), 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 Contracting Officer.
I.8 FAR 52.222-3 CONVICT LABOR (APR 1984) - As Modified by the Library of Congress
The Contractor agrees not to employ any person undergoing sentence of imprisonment in performing this contract.
I.9 FAR 52.232-25 PROMPT PAYMENTS (NOV 1994)--As Modified by the Library of Congress
Notwithstanding any other payment clause in this contract, the Government will make invoice payments and contract financing payments under the terms and conditions specified in this clause. Payment shall be considered as being made on the day a check is dated or an electronic fund transfer is made. All days referred to in this clause are calendar days, unless otherwise specified.
(a) Invoice Payment.
(1) For purposes of this clause, "invoice payment" means a Government disbursement of monies to a Contractor under a contract or other authorization for supplies of services accepted by the Government. This includes payments for partial deliveries that have been accepted by the Government and final cost or fee payments where amounts owed have been settled between the Government and the Contractor.
(2) The due date for making invoice payment by the designated payment office shall be the later of the following two events:
(i) The 30th day after the designated billing office has received proper invoice from the Contractor.
(ii) The 30th day after Government acceptance of supplies delivered or services performed by the Contractor. On a final invoice where the payment amount is subject to contract settlement actions, acceptance shall be deemed to have occurred on the effective date of the contract settlement. However, if the designated billing office fails to annotate the invoice with the actual date of receipt, the invoice payment due date shall be deemed to be the 30th day after the date the Contractor's invoice is dated, provided a proper invoice is received and there is no disagreement over quantity, quality, or Contractor compliance with contract requirements.
(3) 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.
(4) An invoice is the Contractor's bill or written request for payment under the contract for supplies delivered or services performed. An invoice shall be prepared and submitted to the designated billing office specified in the contract. A proper invoice must include the items listed in subdivisions (a) (4) (i) through (a) (4) (viii) of this clause. If the invoice does not comply with these requirements, than the Contractor will be notified of the defect within seven (7) days after the receipt of the invoice at the designated billing office.
(i) Name and address of the Contractor.
(ii) Invoice date.
(iii) Contract number or other authorization for supplies delivered or services performed (including order number and contract line item number, if possible).
(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, prompt payment discount terms). Bill of lading number and weight of shipment will be shown for shipments on Government bills of lading.
(vi) Name and address of Contractor's official to whom payment is to be sent (must be the same as that in the contract or in a proper notice of assignment).
(vii) Name (where practicable), title, phone number, and mailing address of person to be notified in event of defective invoice.
(viii) Any other information or documentation required by other requirements of the contract (such as evidence of shipment).
(b) Contract Financing Payments.
(1) For purposes of this clause, contract financing payment means a Government disbursement of monies to a Contractor under a contract clause or other authorization prior to acceptance of supplies or services by the Government. Contract financing payments include advance payments; progress payments based on cost under the clause at 52.232-16, Progress Payments; progress payments based on a percentage or stage of completion (32.102(e)(1), other than those made under the clause at 52.232-5, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts, or the clause at 52.232-10, Payments Under Fixed-Price Architect Engineer Contracts; and interim payments on cost type contracts.
(2) For contracts that provide for contract financing, requests for payment shall be submitted to the designated billing office as specified in this contract or as directed by the Contracting Officer. Contract financing payments shall be made on the 30th day after receipt of a proper contract financing request by the designated billing office. In the event that an audit or other review of a specific financing request is required to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract, the designated payment office is not compelled to make payment by this date.
(3) For advance payments, loans, or other arrangements that do not involve recurrent submissions of contract financing requests, payment shall be made in accordance with the corresponding contract terms or as directed by the Contracting Officer.
(4) Contract financing payments shall not be assessed an interest penalty for payment delays.
I.10 52.203-9 REQUIREMENT FOR CERTIFICATE OF PROCUREMENT INTEGRITY-MODIFICATION. (SEP 1995)
(a) Definitions. The definitions set forth in FAR 3.104-4 are hereby incorporated in this clause.
(b) The Contractor agrees that it will execute the certification set forth in paragraph (c) of this clause when requested by the Contracting Officer in connection with the execution of any modification of this contract.
(c) Certification. As required in paragraph (b) of this clause, the officer or employee responsible for the modification proposal shall execute the following certification. The certification in paragraph (c)(2) of this clause is not required for a modification which procures commercial items.
CERTIFICATE OF PROCUREMENT INTEGRITY-MODIFICATION (NOV 1990)
(1) I, _____________________________ (Name of certifier) am the officer or employee responsible for the preparation of this modification proposal and hereby certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, with the exception of any information described in this certification, I have no information concerning a violation or possible violation of subsection 27(a), (b), (d), or (f) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, as amended* (41 U.S.C. 423), (hereinafter referred to as "the Act"), as implemented in the FAR, occurring during the conduct of this procurement _______________________ (contract and modification number).
(2) As required by subsection 27(e)(1)(B) of the Act, I further certify that to the best of my knowledge and belief, each officer, employee, agent, representative, and consultant of _______________________ (Name of Offeror) who has participated personally and substantially in the preparation or submission of this proposal has certified that he or she is familiar with, and will comply with, the requirements of subsection 27(a) of the Act, as implemented in the FAR, and will report immediately to me any information concerning a violation or possible violation of subsections 27(a), (b), (d), or (f) of the Act, as implemented in the FAR, pertaining to this procurement.
(3) Violations or possible violations: (Continue on plain bond paper if necessary and label Certificate of Procurement Integrity-Modification (Continuation Sheet), ENTER NONE IF NONE EXISTS)
(Signature of the officer or employee responsible for the modification proposal and date)
(Typed name of the officer or employee responsible for the modification proposal)
* Subsections 27 (a), (b), and (d) are effective on December 1, 1990. Subsection 27(f) is effective on June 1, 1991.
THIS CERTIFICATION CONCERNS A MATTER WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF AN AGENCY OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE MAKING OF A FALSE, FICTITIOUS, OR FRAUDULENT CERTIFICATION MAY RENDER THE MAKER SUBJECT TO PROSECUTION UNDER TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 1001.
(d) In making the certification in paragraph (2) of the certificate, the officer or employee of the competing Contractor responsible for the offer or bid, may rely upon a one-time certification from each individual required to submit a certification to the competing Contractor, supplemented by periodic training. These certifications shall be obtained at the earliest possible date after an individual required to certify begins employment or association with the contractor. If a contractor decides to rely on a certification executed prior to the suspension of section 27 (i.e., prior to December 1, 1989), the Contractor shall ensure that an individual who has so certified is notified that section 27 has been reinstated. These certifications shall be maintained by the Contractor for a period of 6 years from the date a certifying employee's employment with the company ends or, for an
agency, representative, or consultant, 6 years from the date such individual ceases to act on behalf of the contractor.
(e) The certification required by paragraph (c) of this clause is a material representation of fact upon which reliance will be placed in executing this modification.
The Library will, at its own cost and expense, defend the contractor, its officers, employees, successors and assigns for and hold its and such parties harmless from and against any and all money damages allowed by the Federal Tort Claims Act, as amended (28 USC 2671 et seq), including reasonable attorney's fees which may be payable and limited pursuant to any judgment or settlement thereunder; or any other Act which may allow the Library to pay such fees, resulting from or arising out of any breach by the Library of any of the provisions hereof, or any claim or suit made or brought against the contractor or any of said parties, based, directly or indirectly, upon any of the promises or representations made by the Library in this contract, when such claim, suit or breach is based on the negligent or wrongful act or omission of any employee of the Library while acting within the scope of his or her office or employment, under circumstances where the United States, if a private person, would be liable to the claimant in accordance with the law of the place where the act or omission occurred.