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To provide procedures for authorizing government property under a contract. Government property means all property that is owned by or leased to the government or acquired by the government under the terms of a contract.
FAR Part 45 prescribes policies and procedures for providing government property to contractors, as well as contractors' management and use of government property. It also prescribes policies and procedures for reporting, redistributing, and disposing of contractor inventory. NIH's Office
of Logistics and Acquisition Operations (OLAO) provides additional
There are two types of government property that may be included on a contract. The two types are government-furnished property and contractor-acquired property.
Government-furnished property means
all property owned or leased by the government. Government property includes
both government-furnished property and contractor-acquired property. Government
property also includes material, equipment, special tooling, special test equipment,
and real property. Government property does not include intellectual property
Contractor-acquired property means property
acquired, fabricated, or otherwise provided by the contractor for performing a
contract and to which the government has title.
It is HHS policy that contractors provide all property necessary
for contract performance. However, an exception may be granted to provide
government property (government-furnished or contractor-acquired), but only
when approved by the contracting officer.
Contracting officers determine whether to provide contractors or
subcontractors with government property based on these criteria with input from
the contracting officer's representative (COR) and NIH property administrator.
The contractor’s inability or unwillingness to
supply its own resources is not sufficient reason for the furnishing or
acquisition of property.
If government property is requested by a successful offeror prior
to award and is authorized by the contracting officer, the property will be
included in the contract. After award, contracting officers determine
whether to use a contract modification or a contracting officer's authorization
to authorize newly acquired government property. The authorization process is
the same for processing pre-award or post-award property requests.
See the Office of Acquisitions staff listing for the appropriate contract specialist.
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FAR Part 45, Government Property
NIH Manual Chapter 26101-25-2, Personal Property Management Guide
SF-30, Amendment of Solicitation/Modification of Contract
Form NIH 2321
Contract Closeout SOP
Contract Modifications SOP
Contracting Officer SOP
Last Updated October 02, 2014
Last Reviewed October 02, 2014