FAR 52.217-2 Cancellation Under Multi-year Contracts. Basic (Oct 1997)
As prescribed in 17.109(a), the contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.217-2, Cancellation Under Multi-year Contracts, in solicitations and contracts when a multi-year contract is contemplated. b) Economic price adjustment clauses. Economic price adjustment clauses are adaptable to multi-year contracting needs. When the period of production is likely to warrant a labor and material costs contingency in the contract price, the contracting officer should normally use an economic price adjustment clause (see 16.203). When contracting for services, the contracting officer— (1) Shall add the clause at 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards- Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts), when the contract includes the clause at 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards; (2) May modify the clause at 52.222-43 in overseas contracts when laws, regulations, or international agreements require contractors to pay higher wage rates; or (3) May use an economic price adjustment clause authorized by 16.203, when potential fluctuations require coverage and are not included in cost contingencies provided for by the clause at 52.222-43.
Cancellation Under Multi-year Contracts (Oct 1997)
(a) “Cancellation,” as used in this clause, means that the Government is canceling its requirements for all supplies or services in program years subsequent to that in which notice of cancellation is provided. Cancellation shall occur by the date or within the time period specified in the Schedule, unless a later date is agreed to, if the Contracting Officer—
(1) Notifies the Contractor that funds are not available for contract performance for any subsequent program year; or
(2) Fails to notify the Contractor that funds are available for performance of the succeeding program year requirement.
(b) Except for cancellation under this clause or termination under the Default clause, any reduction by the Contracting Officer in the requirements of this contract shall be considered a termination under the Termination for Convenience of the Government clause.
(c) If cancellation under this clause occurs, the Contractor will be paid a cancellation charge not over the cancellation ceiling specified in the Schedule as applicable at the time of cancellation.
(d) The cancellation charge will cover only—
(i) Incurred by the Contractor and/or subcontractor;
(ii) Reasonably necessary for performance of the contract; and
(iii) That would have been equitably amortized over the entire multi-year contract period but, because of the cancellation, are not so amortized; and
(2) A reasonable profit or fee on the costs.
(e) The cancellation charge shall be computed and the claim made for it as if the claim were being made under the Termination for Convenience of the Government clause of this contract. The Contractor shall submit the claim promptly but no later than 1 year from the date—
(1) Of notification of the nonavailability of funds; or
(2) Specified in the Schedule by which notification of the availability of additional funds for the next succeeding program year is required to be issued, whichever is earlier, unless extensions in writing are granted by the Contracting Officer.
(f) The Contractor’s claim may include—
(1) Reasonable nonrecurring costs (see Subpart 15.4 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation) which are applicable to and normally would have been amortized in all supplies or services which are multi-year requirements;
(2) Allocable portions of the costs of facilities acquired or established for the conduct of the work, to the extent that it is impracticable for the Contractor to use the facilities in its commercial work, and if the costs are not charged to the contract through overhead or otherwise depreciated;
(3) Costs incurred for the assembly, training, and transportation to and from the job site of a specialized work force; and
(4) Costs not amortized solely because the cancellation had precluded anticipated benefits of Contractor or subcontractor learning.
(g) The claim shall not include—
(1) Labor, material, or other expenses incurred by the Contractor or subcontractors for performance of the canceled work;
(2) Any cost already paid to the Contractor;
(3) Anticipated profit or unearned fee on the canceled work; or
(4) For service contracts, the remaining useful commercial life of facilities. “Useful commercial life” means the commercial utility of the facilities rather than their physical life with due consideration given to such factors as location of facilities, their specialized nature, and obsolescence.
(h) This contract may include an Option clause with the period for exercising the option limited to the date in the contract for notification that funds are available for the next succeeding program year. If so, the Contractor agrees not to include in option quantities any costs of a startup or nonrecurring nature that have been fully set forth in the contract. The Contractor further agrees that the option quantities will reflect only those recurring costs and a reasonable profit or fee necessary to furnish the additional option quantities.
(i) Quantities added to the original contract through the Option clause of this contract shall be included in the quantity canceled for the purpose of computing allowable cancellation charges.
(End of clause)
(Applies when a multi-year contract is contemplated.);