Contracting – Week 6 Learning Activities

However, The Government has the right to inspect and test all supplies called for by the contract, to the extent practicable, at all places and times, including the period of manufacture, and in any event before acceptance. The Government must perform such inspections and tests in a manner that will not unduly delay the work. The Government assumes no contractual obligation to perform any inspection and test for the benefit of the Contractor unless specifically set forth elsewhere in the contract.Unexpected events which occur during contract performance or during the use of an item after the contract period has expired can create difficulties for both the Government and the Contractor. Various methods exist to allocate such risks through the use of contract language and terms. One of these methods is with the use of warranties. A warranty is an express or implied promise from the Contractor that certain facts about the items or services being sold are true. It provides the Government with legal assurance that the seller is providing an item or service that will perform as represented before the purchase transaction was complete.Complete the following Learning Activities:Learning Activity #1You are preparing a firm fixed price (FFP) solicitation for the fielding of a new system. Do you include a requirement for the winning contractor to provide a warranty? Why or why not? What are some considerations?Learning Activity #2Why are there differing Inspection clauses in FAR Part 52? Pick one and give an example contract where it would be most applicable.Yan, X., Zhao, H.,