As prescribed in 511.404(c), the contracting officer shall insert 552.211-83, Availability for Inspection, Testing, and Shipment/Delivery, in solicitations and contracts that provide for source inspection by Government personnel and that require lengthy testing for which time frames cannot be determined in advance. If the contract is for stock items, the contracting officer shall use Alternate I.
Availability for Inspection, Testing, and Shipment/Delivery (Feb 1996)
(a) The Government requires that the supplies be made available for inspection and testing within * calendar days after receipt of [Insert “Notice of Award” or “order”], and be [Insert “shipped” or “delivered”] within * calendar days after receipt of (1) notice of approval and release by the Government inspector or (2) authorization to ship without Government inspection.
(b) Failure to make supplies available for inspection and testing or to [Insert “ship” or “deliver”] as required by this clause may result in termination of this contract for default.
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