DOC 1352.201-71 Ratification release. Basic (Apr 2010) (Current)

As prescribed in 48 CFR 1301.602-3,

(a) Insert clause 1352.201-71, Ratification Release, in a contract document under which payment is made for unauthorized commitments after a ratification has been processed.

(b) (1) Unauthorized commitments occur when the Department accepts goods or services in the absence of an enforceable contract entered into by an authorized official. It is the policy of DOC that all acquisitions are to be made only by Government officials having authority to make such acquisitions. Acquisitions made by other than authorized personnel are contrary to Departmental policy and the Department is not bound by any formal or informal type of agreement or contractual commitment which is made by persons who are not delegated contracting authority. Payment for goods or services accepted in the absence of an authorized commitment may be made only through the ratification process. Unauthorized commitments may be considered matters of serious misconduct and may subject the responsible employees to appropriate disciplinary actions.

     (2) The delegation of the ratification authority is set forth in CAM 1301.70. All requests for ratification must fully explain the circumstances that gave rise to the unauthorized commitment and detail, if appropriate, any disciplinary action taken with respect to any responsible employee. Ratifications may be approved only if all criteria in FAR 1.602-3 have been met.

Ratification Release (APR 2010)

(a) The Government agrees to pay the contractor $____ for the following items/services:

(b) In consideration for the sum stated above, which is to be paid to the Contractor, or its assignees, the Contractor, upon payment of the said sum by the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (hereinafter called the Government), does remise, release, and discharge the Government, its officers, agents, and employees of and from all liabilities, obligations, claims, and demands whatsoever under or arising from the said contract, except:

(1) Specified claims in stated amounts or in estimated amounts where the amounts are not susceptible of exact statement by the Contractor, as follows: (or state “None”).

(2) Claims, together with reasonable expenses incidental thereto, based upon the liabilities of the Contractor to third parties arising out of the performance of this contract, which are not known to the Contractor on the date of the execution of this release and of which the Contractor gives notice in writing to the Contracting Officer within the period specified in said contract.

(3) Claims for reimbursement of costs (other than expenses of the Contractor by reason of his indemnification of the Government against patent liability) including reasonable expenses incidental thereto, incurred by the Contractor under any provisions of the said contract relating to patents.

(c) The Contractor agrees, in connection with patent matters and with claims which are not released as set forth above, that it will comply with provisions of the said contract, including without limitation, those provisions relating to notification to the Contracting Officer and relating to the defense or prosecution of litigation.

Contractor's Signature:


(End of clause)


Applies to a contract document under which payment is made for unauthorized commitments after a ratification has been processed.

52.227-1 Authorization and Consent.

52.227-10 Filing of Patent Applications-Classified Subject Matter.

52.227-11 Patent Rights-Ownership by the Contractor.

52.227-13 Patent Rights-Ownership by the Government.

52.227-14 Rights in Data-General.

52.227-15 Representation of Limited Rights Data and Restricted Computer Software.

52.227-16 Additional Data Requirements.

52.227-17 Rights in Data-Special Works.

52.227-19 Commercial Computer Software License.

52.227-2 Notice and Assistance Regarding Patent and Copyright Infringement.

52.227-20 Rights in Data-SBIR Program.

52.227-21 Technical Data Declaration, Revision, and Withholding of Payment-Major Systems.

52.227-22 Major System-Minimum Rights.

52.227-23 Rights to Proposal Data (Technical).

52.227-3 Patent Indemnity.

52.227-4 Patent Indemnity-Construction Contracts.

52.227-6 Royalty Information.

52.227-7 Patents-Notice of Government Licensee.

52.227-9 Refund of Royalties.

252.217-7026 Identification of Sources of Supply.

252.227-7000 Non-Estoppel.

252.227-7001 Release of Past Infringement.

252.227-7002 Readjustment of Payments.

252.227-7003 Termination.

252.227-7004 License Grant.

252.227-7005 License Term.

252.227-7006 License Grant---Running Royalty.

252.227-7007 License Term--Running Royalty.

252.227-7008 Computation of Royalties.

252.227-7009 Reporting and Payment of Royalties.

252.227-7010 License to Other Government Agencies.

252.227-7011 Assignments.

252.227-7013 Rights in Technical Data—Other Than Commercial Products and Commercial Services.

252.227-7014 Rights in Other Than Commercial Computer Software and Other Than Commercial Computer Software Documentation.

252.227-7015 Technical Data–Commercial Products and Commercial Services.

252.227-7016 Rights in Bid or Proposal Information.

252.227-7017 Identification and Assertion of Use, Release, or Disclosure Restrictions.

252.227-7018 Rights in Other Than Commercial Technical Data and Computer Software—Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.

252.227-7019 Validation of Asserted Restrictions--Computer Software.

252.227-7020 Rights in Special Works.

252.227-7021 Rights in Data--Existing Works.

252.227-7022 Government Rights (Unlimited).

252.227-7023 Drawings and Other Data to Become Property of Government.

252.227-7024 Notice and Approval of Restricted Designs.

252.227-7025 Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Government-Furnished Information Marked with Restrictive Legends.

252.227-7026 Deferred Delivery of Technical Data or Computer Software.

252.227-7027 Deferred Ordering of Technical Data or Computer Software.

252.227-7028 Technical Data or Computer Software Previously Delivered to the Government.

252.227-7032 Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software (Foreign).

252.227-7037 Validation of Restrictive Markings on Technical Data.

252.227-7038 Patent Rights-Ownership by the Contractor (Large Business).

252.227-7039 Patents--Reporting of Subject Inventions.

252.246-7001 Warranty of Data.

1852.227-11 Patent Rights--Retention by the Contractor (Short Form).

1852.227-14 Rights in Data--General.

1852.227-19 Commercial Computer Software--Restricted Rights.

1852.227-70 New Technology-Other than a Small Business Firm or Nonprofit Organization.

1852.227-71 Requests for Waiver of Rights to Inventions.

1852.227-72 Designation of New Technology Representative and Patent Representative.

1852.227-84 Patent Rights Clauses.

1852.227-85 Invention Reporting and Rights--Foreign.

1852.227-86 Commercial Computer Software--Licensing.

1852.227-88 Government-furnished computer software and related technical data.



5252.227-9501 Invention Disclosures and Reports (NAVAIR) (May 1998)

5252.227-9511 Disclosure, Use and Protection of Proprietary Information (NAVAIR) (Feb 2009)

5252.227-9216 Pre-award Identification and Assertion of Restrictions on Technical Data Pertaining to a Commercial Item and Commercial Computer Software


552.227-70 Government Rights (Unlimited).

552.227-71 Drawings and Other Data to Become Property of Government.

1452.227-70 Appeals of Use or Exceptions.

752.227-14 Rights in Data-general.

752.227-70 Patent reporting procedures.

952.227-84 Notice of right to request patent waiver.

970.5204-3 Access to and ownership of records.

970.5227-1 Rights in Data-Facilities

970.5227-2 Rights in Data-Technology Transfer.

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