SECTION B – SUPPLIES OR SERVICES AND PRICES/COSTS
B.3. ADVANCE UNDERSTANDINGS
(j) Sharing Data and Reports: The Contractor will be required to provide data and reports (e.g., manufacturing, supply chain, production rates), which NIH will use to evaluate completion or achievement of milestones, progress toward deliverables, and compliance with the requirements of this Letter Contract. NIH may use the data to coordinate with other U.S. Government Agencies to accelerate development and deployment of innovative COVID-19 diagnostic tests, and ensure effective stewardship of federal funds. Sharing data within the federal government enables NIH to discuss the project’s challenges and progress with federal agencies offering scientific, manufacturing, and logistics expertise. To ensure that innovations are available to the public as quickly as possible, NIH will leverage established partnerships with federal agencies, such as FDA, CDC, CMS, ASPR/BARDA, and the Department of Defense, and partnerships with State agencies to propel technologies developed by RADx into widespread use.
SECTION I – CONTRACT CLAUSES
Selections will be made by the Contracting Officer during definitization.
I.1. ADDITIONAL CONTRACT CLAUSES
This contract incorporates the following clauses by reference, (unless otherwise noted), with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available.
(p) FAR Clause 52.227-11 Patent Rights-Ownership by the Contractor (May 2014).
I.3. ADDITIONAL FAR CONTRACT CLAUSES INCLUDED IN FULL TEXT
a. FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (FAR) (48 CFR CHAPTER 1) CLAUSES
5. FAR 52.214-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Jul 2020)
(d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, as define in FAR 2.101, on the date of award of this contract, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records- Negotiation.
(1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor’s directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract.
(2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved.
(3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law.
SECTION C – DESCRIPTION/SPECIFICATIONS/WORK STATEMENT
C.2. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
All reports required herein shall be submitted in electronic format only. All electronic reports submitted shall be compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Additional information about testing documents for Section 508 compliance, including guidance and specific checklists, by application, can be found at: http://www.hhs.gov/web/508/index.html under “Making Files Accessible.”
The following reporting requirements shall be submitted electronically to the Contracting Officer and Contracting Officer’s Representative in accordance with the due dates specified below: