48 CFR ยง 44.402 - Policy requirements.

44.402 Policy requirements.

(a) Contractors and sub contractors at all tiers shall, to the maximum extent practicable:

(1) Be required to incorporate commercial products, commercial services, or nondevelopmental items as components of items delivered to the Government; and

(2) Not be required to apply to any of its divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, subcontractors or suppliers that are furnishing commercial products or commercial services any clause, except those -

(i) Required to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to subcontractors furnishing commercial products or commercial services; or

(ii) Determined to be consistent with customary commercial practice for the item being acquired.

(b) The clause at 52.244-6, Subcontracts for Commercial Products and Commercial Services, implements the policy in paragraph (a) of this section. Notwithstanding any other clause in the prime contract, only those clauses identified in the clause at 52.244-6 are required to be in subcontracts for commercial products or commercial services.

(c) Agencies may supplement the clause at 52.244-6 only as necessary to reflect agency unique statutes applicable to the acquisition of commercial products and commercial services.

[60 FR 48249, Sept. 18, 1995, as amended at 75 FR 32479, June 16, 2010; 76 FR 14565, Mar. 16, 2011; 79 FR 24214, Apr. 29, 2014; 86 FR 61030, Nov. 4, 2021]

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