Agency transportation personnel shall evaluate overall transportation costs before authorizing any movement to ensure savings to the Government consistent with other contract and traffic management considerations. Origin, with Differentials). The Government (2) (ii) In the absence of specifications, prepare the shipment for air transportation in conformance with carrier requirements to protect the goods; (d) The procedures in this subpart are applicable to the transportation of household goods of persons being relocated at Government expense except when acquired-. (2) The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.247-8, Estimated Weights or Quantities Not Guaranteed, when weights or quantities are estimates. origin only (see 47.305-5). 47.002 Applicability. (i) The Government; (ii) A contractor; or. (2) The contracting officer shall insert the provision at 52.247-47, Evaluation-F.o.b. (a) Explanation of delivery term."F.o.b. (ii) In the absence of specifications, prepare the shipment for air transportation in conformance with carrier requirements to protect the goods and to ensure assessment of the lowest applicable transportation charge; (2) If an applicable statute requires, or if it has been determined under agency procedures, that the supplies to be furnished under the contracts must be transported exclusively in privately owned U.S.-flag commercial vessels (see 47.502(a)(1) and 47.503(b)), use the clause with its AlternateI. (2) The award document shall show the shipping characteristics used in the evaluation. (a) The contracting officer shall specify- origin offers, as f.o.b. (b) If the nature of the supplies or safety, environmental, or transportability factors require special methods for securing the supplies on the carrier’s equipment, or if only a special mode of transportation or type vehicle is appropriate, the contracting officer shall include in solicitations detailed specifications that have been coordinated with the transportation office. (a) The contracting officer shall specify- (c) Contract clause. (3) Provide a clean bill of lading and/or air waybill; Origin-Carload and Truckload Shipments, when it is contemplated that they may result in f.o.b. 47.303-15 F.o.b. Tanker means a vessel used primarily for the carriage of bulk liquid cargoes such as liquid petroleum products, vegetable oils, and molasses. (a) For domestic shipments, the contracting officer shall authorize shipments on commercial bills of lading (CBL’s). Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site. "This system is subject to monitoring. (i) Pack and mark the shipment to comply with contract specifications; or to the tremendous price savings, the Airline City Pair Program has many features which allow Government travelers all the (3) When the offeror’s shipping point does not have a private siding, the names and addresses of the nearest public rail siding and of the carrier serving it. (b) Contractor responsibilities. The contracting officer shall insert a clause substantially the same as the clause at 52.247-13, Accessorial Services-Moving Contracts, in contracts for the transportation of household goods or office furniture. (i) Government contracts or agreements for ocean transportation services; or (d) Specific quantities unknown. (d) Subcontracts for the acquisition of commercial items or commercial components (see 12.504(a)(1) and (a)(11)). a. (a) Explanation of delivery term."F.o.b. (a) Explanation of delivery term."F.o.b. (2) To, and placed on, the carrier’s wharf (at shipside, within reach of the ship’s loading tackle, when the shipping point is within a port area having water transportation service) or the carrier’s freight station; (4) Perishable or medical supplies are subject to in-transit deterioration. (2) A time schedule for the performance of segments of a major job; e.g., an office relocation for which the work phases must be coordinated to meet other needs of the agency. 47.305-8 Consolidation of small shipments and the use of stopoff privileges. The following are examples: (1) The name and address of the specified agency; (2) The contract number, including any alpha-numeric prefix identifying the contracting office; (3) The name and address of the contracting office; (4) The total number of bills submitted with the statement; and. (iv) The minimum leadtime required to make supplies available for loading to vessel; and 47.102 Transportation insurance. (ii) In the absence of specifications, prepare the shipment for ocean transportation in conformance with carrier requirements to protect the goods; The contractor’s responsibilities are the same as those listed in 47.303-1(b), except that the contractor shall prepare commercial bills of lading or other transportation receipts and shall prepay all freight charges to the extent specified in the contract. The contracting officer shall insert in solicitations and contracts the clause at 52.247-34, F.o.b. (e) When the size or quantity of supplies with confidential or higher security classification requires commercial transportation services, the contracting officer shall generally specify f.o.b. For example, if a single location is shown, furnish the shipper’s name, street address, city, State, and ZIP code. (1) Offerors may nominate additional ports (including ports in Alaska and Hawaii) more favorably located to their shipping points; and (i) Local transportation of supplies between Government installations; (ii) Pickup and delivery services that commercial carriers do not perform in connection with line-haul transportation; (iii) Transportation of supplies to meet emergencies; and. destination solicitations. The clause at 52.247-1, Commercial Bill of Lading Notations, will ensure that the Government in this type of arrangement obtains the benefit of 49 U.S.C. (1) An inventory if the freight consists of nonbulk items; and destination. Include additional details necessary to ensure that the prospective offerors have complete information about the freight; e.g., size, weight, hazardous material, whether packed for export, or unusual value. designated air carrier’s terminal, point of importation. destination, within consignee’s premises. 47.305-3 F.o.b. GSA will acknowledge receipt of the shipment by signing and returning the copy of the statement. If motor carrier (including "piggyback") is used, supplies shall be delivered to truck tailgate at the unloading platform of the consignee, except when the supplies delivered meet the requirements of Item568 of the National Motor Freight Classification for "heavy or bulky freight." The quantity to be awarded must be of sufficient tonnage to ensure that carload/truckload shipments can be made by the contractor, and there should be reasonable certainty that shipments out of the transit point will be requested in carload/truckload quantities. (3) The travel is not part of the trip to or from the United States and the use of a U.S.-flag air carrier would extend the time in a travel status by at least 6 hours more than travel by a foreign-flag air carrier including delay at origin, delay en route, and accelerated arrival at destination. (e) The transportation office shall-, (1) Advise and assist contracting officers and contractors; and. (2) The contracting officer shall insert in solicitations and contracts the clause at 52.247-55, F.o.b. (ii) Pay and bear all applicable charges to the point of destination specified in the contract, including transportation costs and export taxes or other fees or charges levied because of exportation; (i) The contractor cannot reasonably provide a receipted freight bill; and (a) Required shipping weights. There are a few exceptions, but in general, only Federal All Government personnel concerned with the following activities shall follow the regulations in part 47 as applicable: (a) Acquisition of supplies. origin and f.o.b. When it is the usual practice of a requiring activity to acquire supplies in large quantities for shipment to a central point and subsequent distribution to using activities, as needed, consideration shall be given, if sufficient quantities are involved to warrant scheduling direct delivery, to the feasibility of providing for direct delivery from the contractor to the using activity, thereby reducing the cost of transportation and handling. (ii) The seals affixed to the conveyance with their serial numbers or other identification; The clause need not be used when a Federal office move is intrastate and the contracting officer determines that it is in the Government’s interest not to apply the requirement for holding or obtaining State authority to operate within the State. (5) A listing of the respective amounts paid or, in lieu of such listing, an adding machine tape of the amounts paid showing the Contractor’s voucher or check numbers. (b) Solicitations shall specify whether offerors must submit offers f.o.b. If charges are based on weight and shipments will vary in weight, request rates on a graduated weight basis. (ii) The contracting officer shall insert in solicitations the provision at 52.247-56, Transit Arrangements, when benefits may accrue to the Government because transit arrangements may apply. (b) U.S.-flag air carrier service is considered available even though- (2) Acquiring transportation or transportation-related services by contract methods other than bills of lading, transportation requests, transportation warrants, and similar transportation forms. (b) The number of railroad cars, motor trucks, or other conveyances that can be loaded per day. 10721 and 1 3712 rates may be applied to the movement of household goods and personal effects of contractor employees who are relocated for the convenience and at the direction of the Government and whose total transportation costs are reimbursed by the Government. (1) Contractors are responsible for loading, blocking, and bracing carload shipments as specified in standards published by the Association of American Railroads. (a) 49 U.S.C. (1) When the supplies are to move in the Defense Transportation System (DTS) (see 47.301-3), the contract shall specify that- (2) Justification for the solicitation of offers on other than an f.o.b. discount off comparable commercial fares; saving the Federal Government approximately $2 billion annually. (3) The contractor shall show the transportation and transit charges as separate amounts on the invoice for each individual shipment. (i) Exportation; or (1) When the delivery term is "f.a.s. (i) The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.247-18, Multiple Shipments, when multiple shipments are tendered at one time to the contractor for transportation from one origin to two or more consignees at the same destination. (1) Clearly identify any freight or types of shipments that are subject to exclusion; e.g., bulk freight, hazardous commodities, or shipments under or over specified weights; and 10721 and 1 3712 rates in appropriate situations. When all of the shipping characteristics listed in paragraph (a) of the clause at 52.247-60 are not required to evaluate offers as to transportation costs, the contracting officer shall delete the characteristics not required from the clause. (b) Performance capability for Federal office moving contracts. (c) Except as provided in paragraph 47.403-1(a), U.S.-flag air carrier service shall be used for U.S. Government-financed commercial foreign air travel if service provided by U.S.-flag air carriers is available. 47.303-2 F.o.b. Household goods in accordance with 49 U.S.C. (4) If stated in the solicitation, to any Government-designated point located within the same city or commercial zone as the f.o.b. (3) If it is necessary to control subsequent shipping weights, the solicitation shall state that subsequent shipments shall be made in carloads or truckloads (see the clause at 52.247-59, F.o.b. Contract carrier means a person providing transportation for compensation under continuing agreements with one person or a limited number of persons. (1) The contracting officer shall insert in solicitations and contracts, excluding those at or below the simplified acquisition threshold, the clause at 52.247-60, Guaranteed Shipping Characteristics, when shipping and other characteristics are required to evaluate offers as to transportation costs. 47.305-11 Options in shipment and delivery. The contractor shall- The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.247-26, Government Direction and Marking, when office relocations are involved. (a) Establish a specific expiration date (month, day, and year) for the contract or state the length of time that the contract will remain in effect; e.g.,6 months commencing from the date of award; and (ii) The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.247-19, Stopping in Transit for Partial Unloading, when multiple shipments are tendered at one time to the contractor for transportation from one origin to two or more consignees along the route between origin and last destination. If you've been dying to get a bumper sticker that says "My other car is an aircraft carrier," then now's the time to open the checkbook. origin offers a contingency to compensate for unfavorable routing conditions by the Government at the time of shipment. In such cases, the contractor shall use a commercial bill of lading and be reimbursed for the direct and actual transportation cost as a separate item in the invoice. Policy and procedures applicable to DoD appear in DFARS Subpart 247.5. Federal government employee shopping is easy and convenient. (c) The agency designated in paragraph (a)(3) of the clause at 52.247-67 shall forward original copies of paid freight bills/invoices, bills of lading, passenger coupons, and supporting documents as soon as possible following the end of the month, in one package for postpayment audit to the General Services Administration, Transportation Audit Division (QMCA), Crystal Plaza 4, Room 300, 2200 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. (b) Under 31 U.S.C. origin or f.o.b. (1) When applicable rates for charter cargoes are not in published tariffs, a determination as to whether the rates are fair and reasonable shall be obtained from the Maritime Administration. (d) Receipt of shipment. (2) Justification for the solicitation of offers on other than an f.o.b. 10721 and 13712 means an offer by a common carrier to the United States at a rate below the regulated rate offered to the general public. If Designated Air Carrier’s Terminal, Point of Importation, when the delivery term is f.o.b. The contracting officer shall include in solicitations- origin offers only are desired, a statement that offers submitted on any other basis will be rejected as nonresponsive. (ii) Pay and bear all charges up to the point of delivery specified in the contract, including transportation costs; export, import, or other fees or taxes; costs of wharfage and landing, if any; customs duties; and costs of certificates of origin, consular invoices, or other documents that may be required for exportation or importation; and Although the clauses prescribed in subpart 43.2 allow certain changes to be made in regard to shipment and delivery, it may be desirable to provide specifically for certain options in the solicitation. (6) Pay and bear all charges to the specified point of delivery. The supplies become Government property when loaded on the carrier’s equipment and the contractor has obtained the carrier’s receipt. (i) Exportation; or The contracting officer shall use the provision with its- Origin, when the delivery term is f.o.b. origin with transportation costs to be paid by the Government, the contractor shall make shipments on bills of lading, or on other shipping documents prescribed by Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) in the case of seavan containers, either at the direction of or furnished by the CAO or the appropriate agency transportation office. Complete and insert the clause at 52.247-67, Submission of Transportation Documents for Audit, in solicitations and contracts when a cost-reimbursement contract is contemplated and the contract or a first-tier cost-reimbursement subcontract thereunder will authorize reimbursement of transportation as a direct charge to the contract or subcontract. The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.247-68, Report of Shipment (REPSHIP), in solicitations and contracts when advance notice of shipment is required for safety or security reasons, or where carload or truckload shipments will be made to DoD installations or, as required, to civilian agency facilities. (iii) The contractor’s f.o.b. How It Works for Current Federal Civilian Employees and Retirees. Such conditions or circumstances include, but are not limited to- The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.247-16, Contractor Responsibility for Returning Undelivered Freight, when the contractor is responsible for returning undelivered freight. Also, agencies may have export licensing privileges for shipments to foreign destinations. (a) Contracting officers shall obtain from traffic management offices transportation factors required for- (a) Explanation of delivery term."F.a.s. (2) Permit diversions to new destinations without price adjustment for transportation (see 47.305-11); destination, or both; or whether offerors may choose the basis on which they make an offer. (a) When determining the transportation capabilities of an offeror, the contracting officer shall consider the type and adequacy of the offeror’s shipping facilities, including the ability to consolidate and ship in carload or truckload lots. (d) For travel between a gateway airport in the United States and a gateway airport abroad, passenger service by U.S.-flag air carrier shall not be considered available if-, (1) The gateway airport abroad is the traveler’s origin or destination airport and the use of U.S.-flag air carrier service would extend the time in a travel status, including delay at origin and accelerated arrival at destination, by at least 24 hours more than travel by a foreign-flag air carrier; or. (b) The contract administration office (CAO) shall ensure that instructions to contractors result in the most efficient and economical use of transportation services and equipment. (a) For the evaluation of offers, the transportation officer shall give to the contracting officer, and the contracting officer shall use, the lowest available freight rates and related accessorial and incidental charges that-, (1) Are in effect on, or become effective before, the expected date of the initial shipment; and. The contracting officer shall insert in solicitations and contracts the clause at 52.247-36, F.a.s. 47.104-2 Fixed-price contracts. The terms and conditions contained in this subpart are applicable to fixed-price contracts. (1) The port of export; and The contracting officer shall insert the provision at 52.247-6, Financial Statement, to ensure that offerors are prepared to furnish financial statements. (6) Estimated quantities or weights. (b) Agency personnel shall inform international air freight forwarders that to facilitate prompt payments of their bills, they shall submit with their bills-, (1) A copy of the airway bill or manifest showing the air carriers used; and. 47.104-1 Government rate tender procedures. (3) Provide a clean dock or ship’s receipt; (c) Contract clause. (c) Contract clause. (1) (2) The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.247-10, Net Weight—General Freight, when the weight of shipments of freight other than household goods or office furniture is not known at the time of shipment and the contractor is responsible for determining the net weight of the shipments. Destination, when the delivery term is c.&f. Federal Traveler, the Best Value in the Sky. (b) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, this subpart does not apply to- Thank you for visiting the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program's carrier application and information web pages. A lower priced commercial fare is available. origin delivery term. (c) Type of packaging; e.g., box, carton, crate, drum, bundle, skids, and when applicable, package number from the governing freight classification. This establishes uniform procedures and documents for the generation, documentation, communication, and use of transportation information, thus providing the capability for control of shipments moving in the DTS. The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.247-2, Permits, Authorities, or Franchises, when regulated transportation is involved. (ii) Construction contracts; or Origin Offers, when price evaluation for shipments from various shipping points is contemplated. (2) The transportation element of the contract administration office designated in the contract. 47.104-2 Fixed-price contracts. origin shipments are to be made. origin" means free of expense to the Government delivered- (i) Occurring before delivery to the carrier; How come contractors can not use it? origin contracts (other than contracts at or below the simplified acquisition threshold) (see 47.104-2(b) and 47.104-3). A transit credit represents the transportation costs for a recorded tonnage from the initial point to an intermediate point. (a) Required shipping weights. (2) "Government bill of lading (GBL)" is an accountable transportation document, authorized and prepared by a Government official. Vessel, Port of Shipment, when the delivery term is f.a.s. (i) A delivery schedule number of units, type of package, and individual weight and dimensions of each package; (ii) Minimum leadtime required to make supplies available for loading into aircraft; (iii) Name of airport and location to which shipment will be delivered; and. (i) The quantity of supplies to be shipped from each shipping point. origin shipments under one or more Government contracts have been consolidated initially. (b) If rates or related charges become available after the bid opening or the due date of offers, they shall not be used in the evaluation unless they cover transportation for which no applicable rates or accessorial or incidental costs were in existence at the time of bid opening or due date of the offers. (See subpart 47.5-Ocean Transportation by U.S.-Flag Vessels.). flexibility possible in planning official travel. This was meant to save both the Government and service providers money while also expediting the entire contract process. (5) At the Government’s request and expense, assist in obtaining the documents required for- (b) The contracting officer may authorize the shipments under paragraph (a) of this subsection to be consolidated with the contractor’s own prepaid shipments for delivery to one or more destinations, if all appropriate f.o.b. (a) (a) The contracting officer shall determine f.o.b. (1) Commercial bills of lading endorsed to show that total transportation charges are assignable to, and will be reimbursed by, the Government (see the clause at 52.247-1, Commercial Bill of Lading Notations); and (2) Government equipment with or without operators. (ii) Shipped in direct support of U.S. military- (b) Reduced rates offered in a Government rate tender are authorized for transportation provided by a rail carrier, for the movement of household goods, and for movement by or with a water carrier in noncontiguous domestic trade. (b) When sufficient reasons exist not to follow this policy, the contract file shall be documented to include the reasons. (c) The following guidelines apply to the composition of a tabulation of transportation or of transportation-related services and their rate (price) bases: (1) Combination of pricing bases. (3) Be responsible for any loss of and/or damage to the goods until their arrival on or in the carrier’s conveyance at the specified inland point. (2) The contracting officer shall insert in solicitations and contracts the clause at 52.247-62, Specific Quantities Unknown, when total requirements and destinations to which shipments will be made are known, but the specific quantity to be shipped to each destination cannot be predetermined. carrier’s equipment, wharf, or freight station. vessel, port shipment" means free of expense to the Government loaded, stowed, and trimmed on board the ocean vessel at the specified port of shipment. 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