FAR 52.215-14 Integrity of Unit Prices. Alt I (Oct 1997) (Current)

As prescribed in 15.408(f), 

The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.215-14, Integrity of Unit Prices, in solicitations and contracts except for-

                (i) Acquisitions at or below the simplified acquisition threshold;

                (ii) Construction or architect-engineer services under part  36;

                (iii) Utility services under part  41;

                (iv) Service contracts where supplies are not required;

                (v) Acquisitions of commercial items; and

                (vi) Contracts for petroleum products.

           (2) The contracting officer shall insert the clause with its Alternate I when contracting without adequate price competition or when prescribed by agency regulations.

 

Integrity of Unit Prices (Jun 2020) Alternate I (Oct 1997).

      (a) Any proposal submitted for the negotiation of prices for items of supplies shall distribute costs within contracts on a basis that ensures that unit prices are in proportion to the items’ base cost (e.g., manufacturing or acquisition costs). Any method of distributing costs to line items that distorts unit prices shall not be used. For example, distributing costs equally among line items is not acceptable except when there is little or no variation in base cost. Nothing in this paragraph requires submission of certified cost or pricing data not otherwise required by law or regulation.

      (b) The Offeror/Contractor shall also identify those supplies that it will not manufacture or to which it will not contribute significant value.

      (c) The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, less paragraph (b) of this clause, in all subcontracts for other than: acquisitions at or below the simplified acquisition threshold, as defined in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 2.101 on the date of subcontract award; construction or architect-engineer services under FAR part  36; utility services under FAR part  41; services where supplies are not required; commercial items; and petroleum products.

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      (c) The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, less paragraph (b) of this clause, in all subcontracts for other than: acquisitions at or below the simplified acquisition threshold, as defined in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 2.101 on the date of subcontract award; construction or architect-engineer services under FAR part  36; utility services under FAR part  41; services where supplies are not required; commercial items; and petroleum products.

Mandatory (Exception);
Commercial items ✖ Competitive ✖ Services ✖ Construction ✖ Architect-Eng ✖ Except for utility services under FAR Part 41 and petroleum products. (Applies when contracting without adequate price competition or when prescribed by agency regulations.);

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