GSA 552.246-71 Source Inspection by Government. Basic (Jun 2009) (Current)

As prescribed in 546.302-71, for solicitations and contracts issued by FAS, if Government personnel at the source will perform inspection, insert 552.246-71, Source Inspection by Government.

Source Inspection by Government (June 2009)

(a) Inspection by Government personnel.

(1) Supplies to be furnished under this contract will be inspected at source by the Government before shipment from the manufacturing plant or other facility designated by the Contractor, unless the Contractor is otherwise notified in writing by the Contracting Officer or a designated representative. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Government may perform any or all tests contained in the contract specifications at a Government facility without prior written notice by the Contracting Officer before release of the supplies for shipment. Samples sent to a Government testing facility will be disposed of as follows: Samples from an accepted lot, not damaged in the testing process, will be returned promptly to the Contractor after completion of tests. Samples damaged in the testing process will be disposed of as requested by the Contractor. Samples from a rejected lot will be returned to the Contractor or disposed of in a time and manner agreeable to both the Contractor and the Government.

(2) Government inspection responsibility will be assigned to the GSA quality assurance office which has jurisdiction over the State in which the Contractor’s or subcontractor’s plant or other designated point for inspection is located. The Contractor shall notify or arrange for subcontractors to notify the designated GSA quality assurance office 7 workdays before the date when supplies will be ready for inspection. Shipment shall not be made until after inspection by the Government is completed and shipment is authorized by the Government.

(b) Inspection and receiving reports. For each shipment, the Contractor shall be responsible for preparation and distribution of inspection documents as follows: (1) DD Form 250, Material Inspection and Receiving Report, or computer formatted equivalent for deliveries to military agencies; or (2) GSA Form 308, Notice of Inspection for deliveries to GSA or other civilian agencies. When required, the Contractor will be furnished a supply of GSA Form 308 and/or DD Form 250, and complete instructions for their preparation and distribution.

(c) Inspection facilities.

(1) The inspection system required to be maintained by the Contractor in accordance with FAR 52.246-2, Inspection of Supplies—Fixed Price, may be the Contractor’s own facilities or any other facilities acceptable to the Government. These facilities shall be utilized to perform all inspections and tests of materials and components before incorporation into end articles, and for the inspection of such end articles before shipment. The Government reserves the right to evaluate the acceptability and effectiveness of the Contractor’s inspection system before award and periodically during the contract period.

(2) Offerors are required to specify, in the spaces provided elsewhere in the solicitation, the name and address of each manufacturing plant or other facility where supplies will be available for inspection, indicating the item number(s) to which each applies.

(3) The Contractor shall deliver the items specified in this contract from a plant or warehouse located within the United States (including Puerto Rico and the the U.S. Virgin Islands) that is equipped to perform all inspections and tests required by this contract or specifications to evidence conformance therewith, or shall arrange with a testing laboratory or other facility in the United States, acceptable to the Government, to perform the required inspections and tests.

(d) Availability of records.

(1) In addition to any other requirement of this contract, the Contractor shall maintain records showing the following information for each order received under the contract:

(i) Order number;

(ii) Date order received by the Contractor;

(iii) Quantity ordered;

(iv) Date scheduled into production;

(v) Batch or lot number, if applicable;

(vi) Date inspected and/or tested;

(vii) Date available for shipment;

(viii) Date shipped or date service completed; and

(ix) National Stock Number (NSN), or if none is provided in the contract, the applicable item number or other contractual identification.

(2) These records should be maintained at the point of source inspection and shall be available to the Contracting Officer, or an authorized representative, for (i) 3 years after final payment; or (ii) 4 years from the end of the Contractor’s fiscal year in which the record was created, whichever period expires first.

(e) Additional cost for inspection and testing. The Contractor will be charged for any additional cost for inspecting/testing or reinspection/ retesting supplies for the reasons stated in paragraph (e) of FAR 52.246-2, Inspection of Supplies—Fixed Price. When inspection or testing is performed by or under the direction of GSA, charges will be at the rate of $ * per man-hour or fraction thereof if the inspection is at a GSA distribution center; $ * per man-hour or fraction thereof, plus travel costs incurred, if the inspection is at any other location; and $ * per man-hour or fraction thereof for laboratory testing, except that when a testing facility other than a GSA laboratory performs all or part of the required tests, the Contractor shall be assessed the actual cost incurred by the Government as a result of testing at such facility. When inspection is performed by or under the direction of any agency other than GSA, the charges indicated above may be used, or the agency may assess the actual cost of performing the inspection and testing.

(f) Responsibility for rejected supplies. When the Contractor fails to remove or provide instructions for the removal of rejected supplies under FAR 52.246-2(h) pursuant to the Contracting Officer’s instructions, the Contractor shall be liable for all costs incurred by the Government in taking such measures as are expedient to avoid unnecessary loss to the Contractor. In addition to the remedies provided in FAR 52.246-2, supplies may be—

(1) Stored for the Contractor’s account;

(2) Reshipped to the Contractor at its expense (any additional expense incurred by the Government or the freight carrier caused by the refusal of the Contractor to accept their return also shall be for the Contractor’s account); or

(3) Sold to the highest bidder on the open market and the proceeds applied against the accumulated storage and other costs, including the cost of the sale.

(End of clause)

*The rates to be inserted are established by the Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service or a designee.


Prime’s Interest;
Services ✖ Construction ✖ Architect-Eng ✖ 

52.209-1 Qualification Requirements.

52.211-14 Notice of Priority Rating for National Defense, Emergency Preparedness, and Energy Program Use.

52.211-16 Variation in Quantity.

52.211-18 Variation in Estimated Quantity.

52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications—Commercial Products and Commercial Services.

52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders—Commercial Products and Commercial Services.

52.222-18 Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products.

52.223-3 Hazardous Material Identification and Material Safety Data.

52.225-1 Buy American-Supplies

52.225-11 Buy American-Construction Materials under Trade Agreements.

52.225-23 Required Use of American Iron, Steel, and Manufactured Goods-Buy American Statute-Construction Materials under Trade Agreements.

52.225-3 Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act.

52.225-5 Trade Agreements.

52.225-7 Waiver of Buy American Statute for Civil Aircraft and Related Articles.

52.225-8 Duty-Free Entry.

52.225-9 Buy American-Construction Materials.

52.227-19 Commercial Computer Software License.

52.227-20 Rights in Data-SBIR Program.

52.246-11 Higher-Level Contract Quality Requirement.

52.246-15 Certificate of Conformance.

52.247-36 F.a.s. Vessel, Port of Shipment.

52.247-37 F.o.b. Vessel, Port of Shipment.

52.247-38 F.o.b. Inland Carrier, Point of Exportation.

52.247-39 F.o.b. Inland Point, Country of Importation.

52.247-40 Ex Dock, Pier, or Warehouse, Port of Importation.

52.247-41 C.& f. Destination.

52.247-42 C.i.f. Destination.

52.247-43 F.o.b. Designated Air Carrier’s Terminal, Point of Exportation.

52.247-44 F.o.b. Designated Air Carrier’s Terminal, Point of Importation.

52.247-51 Evaluation of Export Offers.

52.204-24 Representation Regarding Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment.

52.204-25 Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment

52.246-26 Reporting Nonconforming Items.

52.204-26 Covered Telecommunications Equipment or Services-Representation.

52.223-23 Sustainable Products and Services.

252.225-7055 Representation Regarding Business Operations with the Maduro Regime.

252.225-7056 Prohibition Regarding Business Operations with the Maduro Regime.

252.225-7059 Prohibition on Certain Procurements from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region–Representation..

252.225-7060 Prohibition on Certain Procurements from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

252.225-7061 Restriction on the Acquisition of Personal Protective Equipment and Certain Other Items from Non-Allied Foreign Nations.

252.232-7018 Progress Payments-Multiple Lots.

252.225-7053 Representation Regarding Prohibition on Use of Certain Energy Sourced from Inside the Russian Federation.

252.225-7054 Prohibition on Use of Certain Energy Sourced from Inside the Russian Federation.

252.225-7051 Prohibition on Acquisition of Certain Foreign Commercial Satellite Services.

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

252.225-7017 Photovoltaic Devices.

252.225-7021 Trade Agreements.

252.225-7036 Buy American—Free Trade Agreements--Balance of Payments Program.

252.206-7000 Domestic Source Restriction.

252.208-7000 Intent to Furnish Precious Metals as Government-Furnished Material.

252.217-7001 Surge Option.

252.217-7026 Identification of Sources of Supply.

252.225-7001 Buy American and Balance of Payments Program.

252.225-7013 Duty-Free Entry.

252.225-7018 Photovoltaic Devices—Certificate.

252.225-7038 Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers.

252.225-7044 Balance of Payments Program--Construction Material.

252.225-7045 Balance of Payments Program--Construction Material Under Trade Agreements.

252.229-7001 Tax Relief.

252.229-7002 Customs Exemptions (Germany).

252.235-7011 Final Scientific or Technical Report.

252.239-7017 Notice of Supply Chain Risk.

252.239-7018 Supply Chain Risk.

252.246-7007 Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance System.

1852.225-8 Duty-Free Entry of Space Articles.

1852.235-73 Final Scientific and Technical Reports.

1852.242-73 NASA Contractor Financial Management Reporting.

1852.245-73 Financial reporting of NASA property in the custody of contractors.

1852.246-71 Government Contract Quality Assurance.

1852.247-73 Bills of Lading.








5252.204-9501 National Stock Numbers (NAVAIR) (Mar 2007)

5252.247-9507 Packaging and Marking of Reports (NAVAIR)

5252.247-9508 Prohibited Packing Materials (NAVAIR)

5252.247-9509 Preservation, Packaging, Packing, and Marking (NAVAIR) (Jul 1998)

5252.247-9510 Preservation, Packaging, Packing, and Marking for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Requirements (NAVAIR) (Oct 2005)

5252.247-9514 Technical Data Packing Instructions (NAVAIR)

3052.217-98 Delays (USCG).

5352.217-9000 Long Lead Limitation of Government Liability

5152.225-5914 Commodity Shipping Instructions

5152.236-5900 Electrical and Structural Building Standards for Construction Projects

5152.247-5900 Inbound/Outbound Cargo and Contractor Equipment Census

552.211-10 Commencement, Prosecution, and Completion of Work.

552.236-11 Use and Possession Prior to Completion.

552.236-15 Schedules for Construction Contracts.

552.236-21 Specifications and Drawings for Construction.

552.238-86 Delivery Schedule.

552.238-87 Delivery Prices.

552.238-89 Deliveries to the U.S. Postal Service.

552.238-90 Characteristics of Electric Current.

552.238-91 Marking and Documentation Requirements for Shipping.

552.238-92 Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Program.

552.238-94 Accelerated Delivery Requirements.

552.238-95 Separate Charge for Performance Oriented Packaging (POP).

552.238-96 Separate Charge for Delivery within Consignee's Premises.

552.238-97 Parts and Service.

552.238-99 Delivery Prices Overseas.

552.238-100 Transshipments.

552.238-107 Export Traffic Release (Supplies).

552.238-108 Spare Parts Kit.

552.238-109 Authentication Supplies and Services.

552.238-110 Commercial Satellite Communication (COMSATCOM) Services.

552.238-111 Environmental Protection Agency Registration Requirement.

552.211-13 Time Extensions.

552.211-70 Substantial Completion.

552.211-73 Marking.

552.211-75 Preservation, Packaging and Packing.

552.211-76 Charges for Packaging, Packing, and Marking.

552.211-77 Packing List.

552.211-79 Acceptable Age of Supplies.

552.211-80 Age on Delivery.

552.211-81 Time of Shipment.

552.211-83 Availability for Inspection, Testing, and Shipment/Delivery.

552.211-85 Consistent Pack and Package Requirements.

552.211-86 Maximum Weight per Shipping Container.

552.211-87 Export Packing.

552.211-88 Vehicle Export Preparation.

552.211-89 Non-Manufactured Wood Packaging Material for Export.

552.211-90 Small Parts.

552.211-91 Vehicle Decals, Stickers, and Data Plates.

552.211-92 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Using Passive Tags.

552.211-94 Time of Delivery.

552.242-70 Status Report of Orders and Shipments.

552.246-70 Source Inspection by Quality Approved Manufacturer.

552.246-72 Final Inspection and Tests.

552.246-77 Additional Contract Warranty Provisions for Supplies of a Noncomplex Nature.

552.246-78 Inspection at Destination.

652.247-70 Notice of Shipments.

652.247-71 Shipping Instructions

752.247-70 Preference for privately owned U.S.-flag commercial vessels.

952.211-70 Priorities and allocations for energy programs (solicitations).

952.211-71 Priorities and allocations for energy programs (contracts).

1352.201-72 Contracting Officer's Representative (COR).

1352.208-70 Restrictions on printing and duplicating.

1352.216-71 Level of effort (cost-plus-fixed-fee, term contract).

1352.216-70 Estimated and allowable costs.

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