If you are not sure if you are bound by a change, avoid signing it, but do the work in question, unless there has been a material violation or other extreme situation. If you do not perform the work, you are responsible for a: 43,101 definitions. As used in this Part – Administrative Amendment means a unilateral amendment (see 43.103(b)) of the Contract in writing that does not affect the substantive rights of the parties (e.g. B a change in paying agent or assignment dates). Effective Date – (1) In the case of an application amendment, an order to amend or an administrative amendment, the effective date is the date of issue of the amendment, order of amendment or administrative amendment. (2) In the case of a supplementary agreement, the date of entry into force shall be the date agreed by the Contracting Parties. (3) In the case of an amendment issued as a confirmatory notice of termination for the convenience of the government, the effective date of the confirmatory notice is the same as the effective date of the original notice. (4) For an amendment that transforms a notice of termination for delay into a termination for the convenience of the government, the effective date is the same as the effective date of the notice of termination for default. (5) For an amendment confirming the prior determination of the amount by the agent of the termination contract, the date of entry into force of the previous letter shall, for reasons of expediency, be the same as the date of entry into force of the previous finding. 43.102 Directive. (a) Only officials acting within the limits of their powers are entitled to amend the Contract on behalf of the Government. Other government employees may not – (1) make changes to the contract; (2) act in such a way that the contractor believes that he has the power to bind the Government; or (3) order or encourage the Contractor to perform work that should be subject to an amendment to the Contract.
(b) Amendments to the Treaty, including amendments that may be adopted unilaterally, shall be evaluated prior to their implementation if this can be done without prejudice to the interests of the Government. If a contract change can lead to a significant increase in costs and time does not allow price negotiation, at least a maximum price is negotiated, unless possible. 43,103 Types of contract amendments. The amendments to the treaties are as follows: (a) Bilateral. A bilateral amendment (additional agreement) is a contractual amendment signed by the contractor and the client. Bilateral amendments shall be used to: – (1) make fair negotiated adjustments resulting from the issuance of a change order; (2) Define contract letters; and (3) reflect other agreements of the parties that modify the terms of the agreement. (b) Unilaterally. A unilateral amendment is an amendment to the Treaty which is signed only by the contract agent. Unilateral amendments are used, for example, to – (1) make administrative changes; (2) the issuance of change orders; (3) make changes permitted by clauses other than a modification clause (e.B.
ownership clause, option clause or suspension of work); and (4) issue notices of termination. 43.104 Notification of changes to the contract. (a) Where a contractor considers that the Government has made or may make an amendment to the contract that has not been designated as such in writing and signed by the contracting authority, it is necessary that the contractor inform the Government in writing as soon as possible. This will allow the government to assess the alleged change and – (1) confirm that it is a change, determine the nature of future performance and plan its funding; (2) against the alleged modification; or (3) inform the Contractor that no changes will be deemed to have occurred. (b) Clause 52.243-7, Notification of Changes Required by 43.107 – (1) contains the policy expressed in paragraph (a) of this Section; (2) Require the Contractor to promptly notify the Government of any government conduct contemplated by the Contractor for an amendment to the Contract, and (3) specify the responsibilities of the Contractor and the Government with respect to such notices. 43,105 Availability of funds. (a) the procuring entity does not make any changes to the contract which results or will result in an increase in appropriations without first obtaining a certificate of availability of funds, with the exception of contract amendments which, (1) depend on the availability of funds (see 32.703-2); or (2) include a clause limiting costs or means (see 32.704). (b) the certificate required under point (a) of this Section shall be based on the negotiated price, except that changes made before the price agreement may be based on the best estimate of available costs. (c) Pursuant to U.S. Section 10.C.
983, not to provide funds by contract or contract amendment, or to make contractual payments to a college that has the policy or practice of obstructing units of the Superior Reserve Officer Training Corps or military recruitment on campus as described in Section 9.110. . . .