As prescribed in 538.273(d)(7) insert the provision 552.238-83, Examination of Records by GSA (Federal Supply Schedules) in all FSS solicitations and contracts. With the Senior Procurement's Executive approval, the contracting officer may modify this clause to provide for post-award access to and the right to examine records to verify that the pre-award/modification pricing, sales or other data related to the supplies or services offered under the contract which formed the basis for the award/modification was accurate, current, and complete. The following procedures apply:
(i) Such a modification of the clause must provide for the right of access to expire 2 years after award or modification.
(ii) Before modifying the clause, the contracting officer must make a determination that absent such access there is a likelihood of significant harm to the Government and submit it to the Senior Procurement Executive for approval.
(iii) The determinations under paragraph (9)(ii) must be made on a schedule-by-schedule basis.
Examination of Records by GSA (May 2019)
The Contractor agrees that the Administrator of General Services or any duly authorized representative shall have access to and the right to examine any books, documents, papers and records of the contractor involving transactions related to this contract for overbillings, billing errors, compliance with contract clauses 552.238-81, Price Reductions and 552.238-80, Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting. This authority shall expire 3 years after final payment. The basic contract and each option shall be treated as separate contracts for purposes of applying this clause.
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