As prescribed in 37.304(b), the contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.237-5, Payment by Contractor to Government in solicitations and contracts for dismantling, demolition, or removal of improvements whenever the contractor is to receive title to dismantled or demolished property and a net amount of compensation is due to the Government, except if the contracting officer determines that it would be advantageous to the Government for the contractor to pay in increments and the Government to transfer title to the contractor for increments of property only upon receipt of those payments.
Payment by Contractor to Government (Apr 1984)
(a) The Contractor shall receive title to all property to be dismantled, demolished, or removed under this contract and not specifically designated in the Schedule as being retained by the Government. The title shall vest in the Contractor immediately upon the Government’s issuing the notice of award, or if a performance bond is to be furnished, upon the Government’s issuing a notice to proceed with the work. The Government shall not be responsible for the condition of, or any loss or damage to, the property.
(b) The Contractor shall promptly remove from the site all property acquired by the Contractor. The Government shall not permit storage of property on the site beyond the completion date. If the Contractor does not wish to remove from the site any of the property acquired, the Contracting Officer may, upon written request, grant the Contractor permission to leave the property on the premises. As a condition of the granting of the permission, the Contractor agrees to waive any right, title, claim, or interest in and to the property.
(c) The Contractor shall perform the work called for under this contract and within ________ days of receipt of notice of award, unless otherwise provided in the Schedule and before proceeding with the work, shall pay _________ [fill in amount]. Checks shall be made payable to the office designated in the contract and shall be forwarded to the Contracting Officer.
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