As prescribed in 511.404(a)(1), the contracting officer shall insert 552.211-79, Acceptable Age of Supplies, if the required shelf-life period is 12 months or less, and lengthy acceptance testing may be involved. For items having a limited shelf-life, substitute Alternate I when required by the program director.
Acceptable Age of Supplies Alternate I (Feb 1996)
The supplies furnished under this contract shall not be more than months old, beginning with the first full month after the date of manufacture marked on the container. For the purpose of this clause, supplies shall be considered to be furnished (1) when they are offered to the Government for inspection and testing, or (2) on the date of shipment if shipment is authorized to be made without prior inspection by the Government. If the age of the supplies furnished under this contract is greater than the specified period, the Government may exercise its right to reject the supplies.
Alternate I (Feb 1996). For items having a limited shelf-life, the sentence below should be substituted for the first sentence of the basic clause when authorized:
The supplies furnished under this contract shall not be more than days old, beginning with the date of manufacture (month, day, year) marked on the container.
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