FAR 52.250-5 SAFETY Act-Equitable Adjustment. Basic (Feb 2009) (Current)

As prescribed in 50.206(d), insert the clause at 52.250-5, SAFETY Act—Equitable Adjustment—

(1) In the solicitation, if the provision at 52.250-3 or 52.250-4 is used with its Alternate II; and

(2) In any resultant contract, if DHS has not issued SAFETY Act designation or certification to the successful offeror before contract award.

SAFETY Act—Equitable Adjustment (Feb 2009)

(a) Definitions. As used in this clause—

“Act of terrorism” means any act determined to have met the following requirements or such other requirements as defined and specified by the Secretary of Homeland Security:

    (1) Is unlawful.

    (2) Causes harm, including financial harm, to a person, property, or entity, in the United States, or in the case of a domestic United States air carrier or a United States-flag vessel (or a vessel based principally in the United States on which United States income tax is paid and whose insurance coverage is subject to regulation in the United States), in or outside the United States.

    (3) Uses or attempts to use instrumentalities, weapons or other methods designed or intended to cause mass destruction, injury or other loss to citizens or institutions of the United States.

“Block certification” means SAFETY Act certification of a technology class that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has determined to be an approved class of approved products for homeland security.

“Block designation” means SAFETY Act designation of a technology class that the DHS has determined to be a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT).

“Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT)” means any technology designed, developed, modified, procured, or sold for the purpose of preventing, detecting, identifying, or deterring acts of terrorism or limiting the harm such acts might otherwise cause, for which a SAFETY Act designation has been issued. For purposes of defining a QATT, technology means any product, equipment, service (including support services), device, or technology (including information technology) or any combination of the foregoing. Design services, consulting services, engineering services, software development services, software integration services, threat assessments, vulnerability studies, and other analyses relevant to homeland security may be deemed a technology.

“SAFETY Act certification” means a determination by DHS pursuant to 6 U.S.C. 442(d), as further delineated in 6 CFR 25.9, that a QATT for which a SAFETY Act designation has been issued is an approved product for homeland security, i.e., it will perform as intended, conforms to the seller's specifications, and is safe for use as intended.

“SAFETY Act designation” means a determination by DHS pursuant to 6 U.S.C. 441(b) and 6 U.S.C. 443(a) , as further delineated in 6 CFR 25.4, that a particular Anti-Terrorism Technology constitutes a QATT under the SAFETY Act.

(b) Prices for the items covered by the pre-qualification designation notice, block designation, or block certification in the contract were established presuming DHS will issue a SAFETY Act designation (or SAFETY Act certification) for those items.

(c) In order to qualify for an equitable adjustment in accordance with paragraph (d) of this clause the Contractor shall in good faith pursue obtaining—

    (1) SAFETY Act designation (or SAFETY Act certification); and

    (2) The amount of insurance DHS requires for issuing any SAFETY Act designation (or SAFETY Act certification).

(d)(1) If DHS denies the Contractor’s SAFETY Act designation (or certification) application, the Contractor may submit a request for an equitable adjustment within 30 days of DHS’s notification of denial.

    (2) The Contracting Officer shall either—

        (i) Make an equitable adjustment to the contract price based on evidence of the resulting increase or decrease in the Contractor’s costs and/or an equitable adjustment to other terms and conditions based on lack of SAFETY Act designation (or certification); or

        (ii) At the sole option of the Government, terminate this contract for the convenience of the Government in place of an equitable adjustment.

    (3) A failure of the parties to agree on the equitable adjustment will be considered to be a dispute in accordance with the “Disputes” clause of this contract.

    (4) Unless first terminated, the Contractor shall continue contract performance during establishment of any equitable adjustment.

(End of clause)


Subcontractor ✖ (Appplies If DHS has not issued SAFETY Act designation or certification to the successful offeror before contract award.);

52.223-11 Ozone-Depleting Substances and High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons.

52.223-17 Affirmative Procurement of EPA-designated Items in Service and Construction Contracts.

52.223-3 Hazardous Material Identification and Material Safety Data.

52.223-7 Notice of Radioactive Materials.

52.250-1 Indemnification Under Public Law 85-804.

52.250-3 SAFETY Act Block Designation/Certification.

52.250-4 SAFETY Act Pre-qualification Designation Notice.

52.223-22 Public Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Goals-Representation.

252.223-7001 Hazard Warning Labels.

252.223-7002 Safety Precautions for Ammunition and Explosives.

252.223-7003 Change in Place of Performance--Ammunition and Explosives.

252.223-7006 Prohibition on Storage, Treatment, and Disposal of Toxic or Hazardous Materials.

252.223-7007 Safeguarding Sensitive Conventional Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives.

252.223-7008 Prohibition of Hexavalent Chromium.

252.225-7009 Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals.

252.225-7052 Restriction on the Acquisition of Certain Magnets, Tantalum, and Tungsten.



3052.223-70 Removal or disposal of hazardous substances – applicable licenses and permits

3052.223-90 Accident and fire reporting (USCG).

5352.223-9000 Elimination of Use of Class I Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)

5352.223-9001 Health and Safety on Government Installations

552.223-70 Hazardous Substances.

552.223-71 Nonconforming Hazardous Materials.

552.223-72 Hazardous Material Information.

552.223-73 Preservation, Packaging, Packing, Marking, and Labeling of Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) For Shipments.

652.236-70 Accident Prevention.

1452.236-70 Prohibition Against Use of Lead-based Paint.

952.223-78 Sustainable acquisition program.

952.225-70 Subcontracting for nuclear hot cell services.

970.5223-7 Sustainable acquisition program.

970.5223-1 Integration of environment, safety, and health into work planning and execution.

952.204-73 Facility clearance.

952.223-71 Integration of environment, safety, and health into work planning and execution.

952.223-72 Radiation protection and nuclear criticality.

952.223-75 Preservation of individual occupational radiation exposure records.

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