As prescribed in 47.305-16(b)(1), the contracting officer shall insert in solicitations and contracts, excluding those at or below the simplified acquisition threshold, the clause at 52.247-60, Guaranteed Shipping Characteristics, when shipping and other characteristics are required to evaluate offers as to transportation costs. When all of the shipping characteristics listed in paragraph (a) of the clause at 52.247-60 are not required to evaluate offers as to transportation costs, the contracting officer shall delete the characteristics not required from the clause.
Guaranteed Shipping Characteristics (Jan 2017)
(a) The offeror is requested to complete paragraph (a)(1) of this clause, for each part or component which is packed or packaged separately. This information will be used to determine transportation costs for evaluation purposes. If the offeror does not furnish sufficient data in paragraph (a)(1) of this clause, to permit determination by the Government of the item shipping costs, evaluation will be based on the shipping characteristics submitted by the offeror whose offer produces the highest transportation costs or in the absence thereof, by the Contracting Officer’s best estimate of the actual transportation costs. If the item shipping costs, based on the actual shipping characteristics, exceed the item shipping costs used for evaluation purposes, the Contractor agrees that the contract price shall be reduced by an amount equal to the difference between the transportation costs actually incurred, and the costs which would have been incurred if the evaluated shipping characteristics had been accurate.
(1) To be completed by the offeror:
(i) Type of container: Wood Box □ Fiber Box □, Barrel □, Reel □, Drum □, Other (Specify) _________;
(ii) Shipping configuration: Knocked-down □, Set-up □, Nested □, Other (specify) _____________;
(iii) Size of container: ____” (Length), × ___” (Width), × ___” (Height) = ___ Cubic Ft;
(iv) Number of items per container ________ each;
(v) Gross weight of container and contents ____ Lbs;
(vi) Palletized/skidded □ Yes □ No;
(vii) Number of containers per pallet/skid ______;
(viii) Weight of empty pallet bottom/skid and sides _______ Lbs;
(ix) Size of pallet/skid and contents _______ Lbs Cube ________;
(x) Number of containers or pallets/skids per railcar __________ *
(A) Size of railcar _____________
(B) Type of railcar _____________
(xi) Number of containers or pallets/skids per trailer ________*
(A) Size of trailer _________ Ft
(B) Type of trailer _________
* Number of complete units (line item) to be shipped in carrier's equipment.
(2) To be completed by the Government after evaluation but before contract award:
(i) Rate used in evaluation __________;
(ii) Tender/Tariff __________;
(iii) Item _________.
(b) The guaranteed shipping characteristics requested in paragraph (a)(1) of this clause do not establish actual transportation requirements, which are specified elsewhere in this solicitation. The guaranteed shipping characteristics will be used only for the purpose of evaluating offers and establishing any liability of the successful offeror for increased transportation costs resulting from actual shipping characteristics which differ from those used for evaluation in accordance with paragraph (a) of this clause.
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