DFARS 252.232-7012 Performance-Based Payments–Whole-Contract Basis. Basic (Apr 2020) (Current)

As prescribed in 232.1005-70(a), the contracting officer shall include the following clauses with appropriate fill-ins in solicitations and contracts that include performance-based payments: 

              (1)  For performance-based payments made on a whole-contract basis, use the clause at 252.232-7012, Performance-Based Payments–Whole-Contract Basis.


      (a)  Performance-based payments shall form the basis for the contract financing payments provided under this contract, and shall apply to the whole contract. The performance-based payments schedule (Contract Attachment ____) describes the basis for payment, to include identification of the individual payment events, evidence of completion, and amount of payment due upon completion of each event.

      (b)  In accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2307(b)(4)(A), the Contractor’s financial statements shall be in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in order to receive performance-based payments.

      (c)(1)  The Contractor shall, in addition to providing the information required by FAR 52.232-32, submit information for all payment requests using the following format: 

Current performance-based payment(s) event(s) addressed by this request:

Contractor shall identify— Amount Totals
(1a) Negotiated value of all previously completed performance-based payment(s) event(s);    
(1b) Negotiated value of the current performance-based payment(s) event(s);    
(1c) Cumulative negotiated value of performance-based payment(s) events completed to date (1a) + (1b); and    
(2) Total costs incurred to date.    

(2)  Incurred cost is determined by the Contractor’s accounting books and records, to which the Contractor shall provide access upon request of the Contracting Officer. An acceptable accounting system in accordance with DFARS 252.242-7006 is not required for reporting of incurred costs under this clause. If the Contractor’s accounting system is not capable of tracking costs on a job order basis, the Contractor shall provide a realistic approximation of the allocation of incurred costs attributable to this contract in accordance with the Contractor’s accounting system. FAR 52.232-32(m) does not require certification of incurred costs.

      (d)  Security for financing.

              (1)  Title to the property described in paragraph (f) of the clause at FAR 52.232-32, Performance-Based Payments, is the preferred security for receipt of performance-based payments.

              (2)(i)  If the Contractor’s accounting system is not capable of identifying and tracking through the build cycle the property that is allocable and properly chargeable to this contract, the Contracting Officer may consider acceptance of one or a combination of the following alternative forms of security sufficient to constitute adequate security for the performance-based payments and so specify in the contract, consistent with FAR 32.202-4:

                            (A)  A paramount lien on assets.

                            (B)  An irrevocable letter of credit from a federally insured financial institution.

                            (C)  A bond from a surety, acceptable in accordance with FAR part 28.

                            (D)  A guarantee of repayment from a person or corporation of demonstrated liquid net worth, connected by significant ownership interest to the Contractor.

                            (E)  Title to identified Contractor assets of adequate worth.

                    (ii)  Paragraph (f) of the clause at FAR 52.232-32 does not apply to the extent that the Contractor and the Contracting Officer agree on alternative forms of security. In the event the Contractor fails to provide adequate security, as required in this contract, no financing payment will be made under this contract. Upon receipt of adequate security, financing payments will be made, including all previous payments to which the Contractor is entitled, in accordance with the terms of the provisions for contract financing. If at any time the Contracting Officer determines that the security provided by the Contractor is insufficient, the Contractor shall promptly provide such additional security as the Contracting Officer determines necessary. In the event the Contractor fails to provide such additional security, the Contracting Officer may collect or liquidate such security that has been provided and suspend further payments to the Contractor; and the Contractor shall repay to the Government the amount of unliquidated financing payments as the Contracting Officer at his sole discretion deems repayable.

(End of clause)



Subcontractor ✖ C/R ✖ Time and Materials ✖ (Applies to solicitations and contracts that include performance-based payments:);
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52.204-2 Security Requirements.

52.215-21 Requirements for Certified Cost or Pricing Data and Data Other Than Certified Cost or Pricing Data-Modifications.

52.216-16 Incentive Price Revision-Firm Target.

52.216-2 Economic Price Adjustment-Standard Supplies.

52.216-3 Economic Price Adjustment-Semistandard Supplies.

52.216-4 Economic Price Adjustment-Labor and Material.

52.216-5 Price Redetermination-Prospective.

52.216-6 Price Redetermination-Retroactive.

52.222-30 Construction Wage Rate Requirements-Price Adjustment (None or Separately Specified Method).

52.222-31 Construction Wage Rate Requirements-Price Adjustment (Percentage Method).

52.222-32 Construction Wage Rate Requirements-Price Adjustment (Actual Method).

52.222-43 Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts).

52.222-44 Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment.

52.222-55 Minimum Wages for Contractor Workers Under Executive Order 14026.

52.229-4 Federal, State, and Local Taxes (State and Local Adjustments).

52.229-6 Taxes-Foreign Fixed-Price Contracts.

52.232-29 Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Products and Commercial Services.

52.232-31 Invitation to Propose Financing Terms.

52.233-3 Protest after Award.

52.236-2 Differing Site Conditions.

52.242-14 Suspension of Work.

52.242-15 Stop-Work Order.

52.243-1 Changes-Fixed-Price.

52.243-2 Changes-Cost-Reimbursement.

52.243-3 Changes-Time-and-Materials or Labor-Hours.

52.243-4 Changes.

52.243-5 Changes and Changed Conditions.

52.243-7 Notification of Changes.

52.250-5 SAFETY Act-Equitable Adjustment.

252.216-7000 Economic Price Adjustment-Basic Steel, Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, or Copper Mill Products.

252.216-7001 Economic Price Adjustment–Nonstandard Steel Items.

252.216-7003 Economic Price Adjustment-Wage Rates or Material Prices Controlled by a Foreign Government.

252.216-7007 Economic Price Adjustment-Basic Steel, Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, or Copper Mill Products-Representation.

252.216-7008 Economic Price Adjustment-Wage Rates or Material Prices Controlled by a Foreign Government-Representation.

252.217-7003 Changes.

252.217-7027 Contract Definitization.

252.227-7002 Readjustment of Payments.

252.232-7000 Advance Payment Pool.

252.232-7013 Performance-Based Payments-Deliverable-Item Basis.

252.236-7003 Payment for Mobilization and Preparatory Work.

252.236-7004 Payment for Mobilization and Demobilization.

252.237-7023 Continuation of Essential Contractor Services .

252.239-7004 Orders for Facilities and Services.

252.241-7000 Superseding Contract.

252.243-7001 Pricing of Contract Modifications.

252.243-7002 Requests for Equitable Adjustment.

252.247-7000 Hardship Conditions.

252.247-7002 Revision of Prices.

252.249-7000 Special Termination Costs.

252.215-7015 Program Should-Cost Review.

252.232-7015 Performance-Based Payments-Representation.

252.232-7016 Notice of Progress Payments or Performance-Based Payments.

1852.215-79 Price Adjustment for "Make-or-Buy" Changes.

1852.242-72 Denied Access to NASA Facilities

1852.243-72 Equitable Adjustments.


5252.216-9200 Payment of Fixed Fee (Completion Type)

5252.216-9201 Payment of Fixed Fee Based on Staff-hours (Term Type)

5252.216-9205 Fee Determination and Payment (Indefinite Delivery Type Contracts)

5252.217-9201 Contract Maximum Amount




3052.216-70 Evaluation of offers subject to an economic price adjustment clause.

3052.216-71 Determination of award fee.

3052.231-70 Precontract costs.

5152.211-9001 Variations in Estimated Quantities-Subline Items.

5152.237-9000 Adjustments to Contractor’s Coefficient for Option Years (Job Order Contracts).

552.236-11 Use and Possession Prior to Completion.

552.238-82 Modifications (Federal Supply Schedules).

552.270-10 Failure in Performance.

552.236-79 Construction-Manager-As-Constructor.

552.215-72 Price Adjustment—Failure to Provide Accurate Information.

552.216-70 Economic Price Adjustment—FSS Multiple Award Schedule Contracts.

552.216-71 Economic Price Adjustment—Special Order Program Contracts.

552.238-81 Price Reductions.

552.243-71 Equitable Adjustments.

552.246-70 Source Inspection by Quality Approved Manufacturer.

552.246-77 Additional Contract Warranty Provisions for Supplies of a Noncomplex Nature.

652.216-71 Price Adjustment.

652.237-70 Compensatory Time Off.

652.237-72 Observance of Legal Holidays and Administrative Leave.

952.204-76 Conditional payment of fee or profit-safeguarding restricted data and other classified information.

952.208-70 Printing.

952.216-7 Allowable cost and payment.

952.216-15 Predetermined indirect cost rates.

952.223-76 Conditional payment of fee or profit-safeguarding restricted data and other classified information and protection of worker safety and health.

970.5211-1 Work authorization.

970.5215-1 Total available fee: Base fee amount and performance fee amount.

970.5215-3 Conditional Payment of Fee, Profit, and Other Incentives-Facility Management Contracts

970.5215-4 Cost reduction.

970.5215-5 Limitation on fee.

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