DOS 652.216-71 Price Adjustment. Basic (AUG 1999) (Current)

Contracting officers at domestic contracting activities may use an economic price adjustment clause based on cost indexes of labor or material in accordance with the circumstances listed in FAR 16.203-4(d) and after obtaining the approval of the head of the contracting activity. Overseas posts may use the clause at 652.216-71, Price Adjustment, when procuring continuing services (e.g., guard, janitorial, building maintenance, and gardening). Posts shall obtain A/OPE approval for any price adjustment clause that differs from the clause at 652.216-71.

Price Adjustment (AUG 1999)

(a) The contract price may be increased or decreased in actual costs of direct service labor which result directly from laws enacted and effective during the term of this contract by the [insert name of country] Government. Direct service labor costs include only the costs of wages and direct benefits (such as social security, health insurance, unemployment compensation insurance) paid to or incurred for the direct benefit of personnel performing services under one of the categories listed in Section [identify section number] of this contract. Price adjustments will include only changes in direct service labor costs incurred in order to comply with the requirements of the law. No adjustment will be made under this clause with respect to labor costs of personnel not performing direct service labor under the categories of Section [identify section], nor for overhead, profit, general and administrative (G&A) costs, taxes or any other costs whatsoever.

(b) For the contracting officer to consider any request for adjustment, the contractor shall demonstrate in writing:

    (1) That the change in the law occurred during the term of this contract and subsequent to the award date of this contract; and,

    (2) That the change in the law could not have been reasonably anticipated prior to contract award; and,

    (3) How the change in the law directly affects the contractor's costs under this contract.

(c) The contractor shall present data that clearly supports any request for adjustment. This data shall be submitted no later than 30 calendar days after the changes in the law have been made public. This data shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

    (1) The calculation of the amount of adjustment requested; and,

    (2) Documentation which identifies and provides the appropriate portions of the text of the particular law from which the request is derived.

(d) In order to establish the change between the requested adjusted rate and the original rate, the contractor shall support the appropriate data and composition of the original rate and the requested adjusted rate. This shall include details regarding specific hourly rates paid to individual employees. For contracts paid in U.S. dollars, the contractor's request for price adjustment shall present data reflecting:

    (1) The exchange rate in effect on the date of the contractor's proposal that was accepted for the basic contract; and

    (2) The current exchange rate and its effect on payment of workers in local currency. The allowable adjustment shall be limited to the extent to which increases in direct service labor costs due to host country law changes are not offset by exchange rate gains.

(e) Only direct cost changes mandated by enacted laws shall be considered for adjustment under this contract. Changes for purposes of maintaining parity of pay between employees at the minimum mandated levels and employees already paid at levels above the newly mandated minimums shall not be considered. Therefore, if the contractor elects to increase payments to employees who are already being paid at or above the mandated amounts, such increased costs shall be borne solely by the contractor and shall not be justification for an increase in the hourly and monthly rates under this contract.

(f) Any request for adjustment shall be presented by signature of an officer or general partner of the contractor having overall responsibility for the conduct of the contractor's affairs.

(g) No adjustment shall be made to the contract price that relates to any indirect, overhead, or fixed costs, profit or fee. Only the changes in direct service labor wages (and any benefits based directly on wages) shall be considered by the U.S. Government as basis for contract price changes.

(h) No request by the contractor for an adjustment under this clause shall be allowed if asserted after final payment has been made under this contract.

(i) This clause shall only apply to laws enacted by the [insert name of country] Government meeting the criterion set forth above in paragraph (b). No adjustments shall be made due to currency fluctuations in exchange rates.

(End of clause)


Subcontractor ✖ 

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.

552.215-72 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.

552.270-10 Failure in Performance.

552.238-82 Modifications (Federal Supply Schedules).

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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