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government contracts question

Postby portaprokoss » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:47 pm

I'm reviewing a government contract for my SA. The K has been amended about 50 times per year for 10 years. Which version of the FAR applies to which revisions. Does the original FAR control all language, the newest version control all language, or something in between?

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Re: government contracts question

Postby slax » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:20 pm

It depends on whether the clauses in the contract has been updated in the contract. Each FAR clause in the contract should have a date next to it. Whatever clause date is in the contract is the controlling clause. Example:

FAR 52.345 (2005): 2005 is the controlling clause even if the clause was amended in 2008. If the 2008 clause isn't referenced in the contract, then it does not control. Only the clause incorporated in the contract controls.

Most clauses are incorporated by reference in procurement contracts Section I. That's where the dates would be listed - always in parenthesis next to the clause title.

Reference: I used to negotiate contracts for the Navy. My mom has 30 years of government contract experience, and I confirmed the answer with her.

Hope this helps.

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