FAR 52.250-1 Indemnification Under Public Law 85-804. Basic (Apr 1984)

As prescribed in 50.104-4, the contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.250-1, Indemnification Under Public Law 85-804, in contracts whenever the approving official determines that the contractor shall be indemnified against unusually hazardous or nuclear risks (also see 50.104-3(b)(3)). In cost-reimbursement contracts, the contracting officer shall use the clause with its Alternate I.

Indemnification Under Public Law 85-804 (Apr 1984)

(a) “Contractor’s principal officials,” as used in this clause, means directors, officers, managers, superintendents, or other representatives supervising or directing—

    (1) All or substantially all of the Contractor’s business;

    (2) All or substantially all of the Contractor’s operations at any one plant or separate location in which this contract is being performed; or

    (3) A separate and complete major industrial operation in connection with the performance of this contract.

(b) Under Public Law 85-804 (50 U.S.C. 1431-1435) and Executive Order 10789, as amended, and regardless of any other provisions of this contract, the Government shall, subject to the limitations contained in the other paragraphs of this clause, indemnify the Contractor against—

    (1) Claims (including reasonable expenses of litigation or settlement) by third persons (including employees of the Contractor) for death; personal injury; or loss of, damage to, or loss of use of property;

    (2) Loss of, damage to, or loss of use of Contractor property, excluding loss of profit; and

    (3) Loss of, damage to, or loss of use of Government property, excluding loss of profit.

(c) This indemnification applies only to the extent that the claim, loss, or damage (1) arises out of or results from a risk defined in this contract as unusually hazardous or nuclear and (2) is not compensated for by insurance or otherwise. Any such claim, loss, or damage, to the extent that it is within the deductible amounts of the Contractor’s insurance, is not covered under this clause. If insurance coverage or other financial protection in effect on the date the approving official authorizes use of this clause is reduced, the Government’s liability under this clause shall not increase as a result.

(d) When the claim, loss, or damage is caused by willful misconduct or lack of good faith on the part of any of the Contractor’s principal officials, the Contractor shall not be indemnified for—

    (1) Government claims against the Contractor (other than those arising through subrogation); or

    (2) Loss or damage affecting the Contractor’s property.

(e) With the Contracting Officer’s prior written approval, the Contractor may, in any subcontract under this contract, indemnify the subcontractor against any risk defined in this contract as unusually hazardous or nuclear. This indemnification shall provide, between the Contractor and the subcontractor, the same rights and duties, and the same provisions for notice, furnishing of evidence or proof, and Government settlement or defense of claims as this clause provides. The Contracting Officer may also approve indemnification of subcontractors at any lower tier, under the same terms and conditions. The Government shall indemnify the Contractor against liability to subcontractors incurred under subcontract provisions approved by the Contracting Officer.

(f) The rights and obligations of the parties under this clause shall survive this contract’s termination, expiration, or completion. The Government shall make no payment under this clause unless the agency head determines that the amount is just and reasonable. The Government may pay the Contractor or subcontractors, or may directly pay parties to whom the Contractor or subcontractors may be liable.

(g) The Contractor shall—

    (1) Promptly notify the Contracting Officer of any claim or action against, or any loss by, the Contractor or any subcontractors that may be reasonably be expected to involve indemnification under this clause;

    (2) Immediately furnish to the Government copies of all pertinent papers the Contractor receives;

    (3) Furnish evidence or proof of any claim, loss, or damage covered by this clause in the manner and form the Government requires; and

    (4) Comply with the Government’s directions and execute any authorizations required in connection with settlement or defense of claims or actions.

(h) The Government may direct, control, or assist in settling or defending any claim or action that may involve indemnification under this clause.

(End of clause)

(e) With the Contracting Officer’s prior written approval, the Contractor may, in any subcontract under this contract, indemnify the subcontractor against any risk defined in this contract as unusually hazardous or nuclear. This indemnification shall provide, between the Contractor and the subcontractor, the same rights and duties, and the same provisions for notice, furnishing of evidence or proof, and Government settlement or defense of claims as this clause provides. The Contracting Officer may also approve indemnification of subcontractors at any lower tier, under the same terms and conditions. The Government shall indemnify the Contractor against liability to subcontractors incurred under subcontract provisions approved by the Contracting Officer.

52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions—Commercial Items.

52.227-17 Rights in Data—Special Works.

52.227-18 Rights in Data—Existing Works.

52.227-2 Notice and Assistance Regarding Patent and Copyright Infringement.

52.227-3 Patent Indemnity.

52.227-4 Patent Indemnity—Construction Contracts.

52.227-5 Waiver of Indemnity.

52.228-8 Liability and Insurance—Leased Motor Vehicles.

52.236-10 Operations and Storage Areas.

52.237-7 Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance.

52.247-21 Contractor Liability for Personal Injury and/or Property Damage.

52.247-23 Contractor Liability for Loss of and/or Damage to Household Goods.

252.204-7014 Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Information by Litigation Support Contractors.

252.204-7015 Notice of Authorized Disclosure of Information for Litigation Support.

252.217-7012 Liability and Insurance.

252.222-7002 Compliance with Local Labor Laws (Overseas).

252.227-7001 Release of Past Infringement.

252.227-7020 Rights in Special Works.

252.227-7021 Rights in Data--Existing Works.

252.227-7025 Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Government-Furnished Information Marked with Restrictive Legends.

252.228-7006 Compliance with Spanish Laws and Insurance.

252.235-7000 Indemnification Under 10 U.S.C. 2354--Fixed Price.

252.235-7001 Indemnification Under 10 U.S.C. 2354--Cost Reimbursement.

252.237-7014 Loss or Damage (Count-of-Articles).

252.237-7015 Loss or Damage (Weight of Articles).

252.247-7016 Contractor Liability for Loss or Damage.

1852.227-86 Commercial Computer Software--Licensing.

1852.227-88 Government-furnished computer software and related technical data.

1852.245-72 Liability for Government property furnished for repair or other services.

3052.217-95 Liability and insurance (USCG).

3052.228-93 Risk and indemnities (USCG).

5352.228-9101 Insurance Certificate Requirement in Spain (USAFE)

5152.228-5900 Government Liability for Non-Tactical Vehicles

552.232-78 Commercial Supplier Agreements –Unenforceable Clauses.

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