This clause has not been authorized for official release. We recommend deferring to the text of the clause in your RFP or contract.
(a) This clause applies to supplies that are stock numbered under Federal Catalog System procedures.
(b) Unless otherwise authorized by the Contracting Officer, in writing, the Contractor shall not deliver any supplies until the supplies have been marked with a National Stock Number. All available National Stock Numbers will be furnished by the Government. If National Stock Numbers are not furnished by the Government in time to meet the delivery schedule for the supplies, the Contractor may present the supplies that are scheduled for delivery to the Contracting Officer for acceptance. The Contracting Officer may accept such supplies without National Stock Numbers and the Government will pay the Contractor, provided that title to the supplies is vested in the Government.
(c) The term “Federal Stock Number” (FSN), which may be referred to in the specifications of this contract or elsewhere in this contract, shall mean “National Stock Number” (NSN), and the term “Federal Item Identification Number”, wherever it appears, shall mean “National Item Identification Number”. (As used in the foregoing clause, the term “Contracting Officer” shall mean the “Administrative Contracting Officer” (ACO) with respect to provisioned items and other supplies ordered by the ACO.)