DOE 970.5211-1 Work authorization. Basic (May 2007) (Current)

As prescribed in 970.1170-2, the Contracting Officer shall insert the clause at 970.5211-1, Work authorization, in each solicitation and contract for the management and operation of a DOE site or facility and in other contracts designated by the DOE or NNSA Senior Procurement Executive.

Work Authorization (MAY 2007)

(a) Work authorization proposal. Prior to the start of each fiscal year, the Contracting Officer or designee shall provide the Contractor with program execution guidance in sufficient detail to enable the Contractor to develop an estimated cost, scope, and schedule. In addition, the Contracting Officer may unilaterally assign work. The Contractor shall submit to the Contracting Officer or other designated official, a detailed description of work, a budget of estimated costs, and a schedule of performance for the work it recommends be undertaken during that upcoming fiscal year.

(b) Cost estimates. The Contractor and the Contracting Officer shall establish a budget of estimated costs, description of work, and schedule of performance for each work assignment. If agreement cannot be reached as to scope, schedule, and estimated cost, the Contracting Officer may issue a unilateral work authorization, pursuant to this clause. The work authorization, whether issued bilaterally or unilaterally shall become part of the contract. No activities shall be authorized or costs incurred prior to Contracting Officer issuance of a work authorization or direction concerning continuation of activities of the contract.

(c) Performance. The Contractor shall perform work as specified in the work authorization, consistent with the terms and conditions of this contract.

(d) Modification. The Contracting Officer may at any time, without notice, issue changes to work authorizations within the overall scope of the contract. A proposal for adjustment in estimated costs and schedule for performance of work, recognizing work made unnecessary as a result, along with new work, shall be submitted by the Contractor in accordance with paragraph (a) of this clause. Resolution shall be in accordance with paragraph (b) of this clause.

(e) Increase in estimated cost. The Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer immediately whenever the cost incurred, plus the projected cost to complete work is projected to differ (plus or minus) from the estimate by 10 percent. The Contractor shall submit a proposal for modification in accordance with paragraph (a) of this clause. Resolution shall be in accordance with paragraph (b) of this clause.

(f) Expenditure of funds and incurrence of costs. The expenditure of monies by the Contractor in the performance of all authorized work shall be governed by the “Obligation of Funds” or equivalent clause of the contract.

(g) Responsibility to achieve environment, safety, health, and security compliance. Notwithstanding other provisions of the contract, the Contractor may, in the event of an emergency, take that corrective action necessary to sustain operations consistent with applicable environmental, safety, health, and security statutes, regulations, and procedures. If such action is taken, the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer within 24 hours of initiation and, within 30 days, submit a proposal for adjustment in estimated costs and schedule established in accordance with paragraphs (a) and (b) of this clause.

(End of clause)


Prime’s Interest;

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.

252.232-7012 Performance-Based Payments–Whole-Contract Basis.

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.

552.236-79 Construction-Manager-As-Constructor.

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.

552.270-10 Failure in Performance.

552.238-117 Price Adjustment—Failure To Provide Accurate Information.

552.238-82 Modifications (Federal Supply Schedules).

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.

970.5215-1 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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