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DOSAR PART 632 - CONTRACT FINANCING


PART 632 - CONTRACT FINANCING


PART 632 - CONTRACT FINANCING

632.006 Reduction or suspension of contract payments upon finding of fraud.

632.006-1 General.

The Procurement Executive is the agency head for the purpose of FAR 32.006-1.

632.006-2 Definitions.

“Remedy coordination official” means the Procurement Executive.

632.006-3 Responsibilities.

(b) DOS personnel shall report immediately and in writing any apparent or suspected instances where the contractor's request for advance, partial, or progress payments is based on fraud. The report shall be made to the contracting officer and the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations. The report shall outline the events, acts, or conditions which indicate the apparent or suspected violation and include all pertinent documents. The Assistant Inspector General for Investigations will investigate, as appropriate. If appropriate, the Office of the Inspector General will provide a report to the Procurement Executive.

632.006-4 Procedures.

The Procurement Executive is the agency head for the purposes of FAR 32.006-4.

Subpart 632.1 – Non-Commercial Item Purchase Financing

632.114 Unusual contract financing.

The Procurement Executive is the agency head for the purpose of FAR 32.114.

Subpart 632.2 – Commercial Item Purchase Financing

632.201 Statutory authority.

The head of the contracting activity is the agency head for the purpose of FAR 32.201.

Subpart 632.4 - Advance Payments For Non-Commercial Items

632.402 General.

(b) Advance payments shall be authorized sparingly. Contracting officers should consider the use of partial payments, fast payments, or more frequent payments as alternatives to advance payments.

(c)(1)(iii) The authority to make the determination prescribed in FAR 32.402(c)(1)(iii) is delegated, without power of redelegation, to the head of the contracting activity. For acquisitions by overseas posts, the head of the contracting activity shall obtain the concurrence of the Procurement Executive before making a determination pursuant to this section.

632.404 Exclusions.

(a) Total advance payments may be authorized for the items listed in FAR 32.404(a), notwithstanding their designation as a commercial item and acquisition under FAR Part 12 procedures.

632.407 Interest.

(d) The Procurement Executive is the agency head's designee for the purposes of FAR 32.407(d).

Subpart 632.7 - Contract Funding

632.702 Policy.

632.702-70 DOS policy.

The Department's policy is to provide full funding for all contracts, to the maximum extent practicable. FAR 32.704 and 32.705-2 provide for incremental funding of cost-reimbursement contracts. Fixed-price, labor-hour, and time-and-materials contracts for severable services may also be incrementally funded if full funding is not available at the time of contract award and the contracting officer executes a determination and findings, approved by the requirements office, justifying the need for incremental funding due to the unavailability of funds.

632.703 Contract funding requirements.

632.703-3 Contracts crossing fiscal years.

(b) The head of the contracting activity is the agency head for the purpose of FAR 32.703-3(b).

632.706 Contract clauses.

632.706-70 DOSAR contract clause.

The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 652.232-72, Limitation of Funds, in incrementally funded fixed-price, labor-hour, and time-and-materials solicitations and contracts for severable services.

Subpart 632.8 - Assignment of Claims

632.803 Policies.

(b) The assignment of claims shall be prohibited for all personal services contracts. The assignment of claims shall also be prohibited for all contracts awarded and performed overseas, unless approval is received from the Procurement Executive. The Directors, Regional Procurement Support Offices, may approve the assignment of claims for contracts under their administration after obtaining legal consultation.

Subpart 632.9 - Prompt Payment

632.906 Making payments.

(a) General . The authority to make the determination prescribed in FAR 32.906(a) is delegated, without power of redelegation, to the head of the contracting activity. Before making this determination, the head of the contracting activity shall consult with the appropriate financial office.

632.908 Contract clauses.

(a) The contracting officer may insert a clause substantially the same as the clause at 652.232-70, Payment Schedule and Invoice Submission (Fixed-Price), in fixed-price type solicitations and contracts.

(b) The contracting officer may insert a clause substantially the same as the clause at 652.232-71, Voucher Submission (Cost-Reimbursement), in cost-reimbursement type solicitations and contracts.

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