OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFEN5E

3000 DEFENSE PENTAGON

WASHINGTON DC 20301-3000

July 25, 1997

DP (DAR)

In reply refer to DAR Tracking Number 97-00006

MEMORANDUM FORDIRECTORS OF DEFENSE AGENCIES DEPUTY FOR ACQUISITION AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, ASN (RD&A) /ABM

DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE (CONTRACTING), SAF/AQC

ASSISTANT DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ~ (PROCUREMENT) IDIRECTOR FOR CONTRACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR (ACQUISITION), DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

SUBJECT: Class Deviation--Evidence of Shipment in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Transactions

Effective immediately, all military departments and defense agencies shall use the attached clause "F.o.b. Destination--Evidence of Shipment" in lieu of the clause at 52.247-48 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). This class deviation eliminates current barriers to full implementation of EDI transactions and streamlines the payment process when supplies are purchased f.o.b. destination, but inspection and acceptance will be at origin.

This class deviation is approved for a 2-year period, ending July 31, 1999, or until the FAR is revised, whichever event occurs first.

Eleanor R. Spector

Director, Defense Procurement

Attachment

cc: DSMC, FT. Belvoir

Class Deviation DAR Tracking Number: 97-00006

Affected FAR Citations

PART 52--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

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5.247-48 F.o.b. Destination--Evidence of Shipment.

As prescribed in 47.305-4(c), insert the following clause:

F.O.B.DESTINATION- -EVIDENCE OF SHIPMENT (JUL 1995)

[(DEVIATION)]

(a) If this contract is awarded on an f.o.b. destination basis and if transportation is accomplished by- -

Cl) Common carrier, the Contractor agrees to furnish in support of the Contractor's invoice, a[written confirmation that] the supplies covered by the invoice [were consigned to a common carrier for shipment] to the destination specified in the contract;

(2) Parcel post5 the Contractor agrees to furnish [written confirmation] of mailing with the Contractor's invoice; and

(3) Other than common carrier or parcel post, the Contractor agrees to [furnish, in support of its invoice, written confirmation that the supplies were received] at the destination specified in the contract.

[(b) The Contractor further agrees to retain for a period of 4 years after completion of this contract a copy of the signed commercial bill of lading indicating, for thesupplies covered by the invoice, the carrier's receipt of the supplies, the evidence of shiprient by parcel post, or a copy of the appropriate delivery document showing receipt at the destination specified in the contract.]

[(c)] Electronic transmission of the [confirmations] required by paragraph (a) of this clause is acceptable [when authorized by the designated paying office specified in this contract].

(End of Clause)