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Part Number: 1512

Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation

Subpart 1512.1 - Special Requirements for the Acquisition of Commercial Items

1512.101 Unenforceability of unauthorized obligations.

EPA deviates from FAR 52.212-4 by using the term Commercial Supplier Agreements (defined in 1502.100) for commercial contracts instead of supplier license agreements. Paragraph (u) of clause 1552.332-39 (FAR DEVIATION) prevents violations of the Anti-Deficiency Act (31 U.S.C. 1341) for the acquisition of supplies or services subject to a Commercial Supplier Agreement.

1512.1070 Contract clause.

EPA deviates from FAR 52.212-4 by revising paragraphs (s) and (u) and adding paragraph (w). Contracting officers shall use clause 1552.332-39, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (FAR DEVIATION), for acquisitions of commercial items in lieu of 52.212-4 or 52.212-4 Alternate I. The contracting officer may tailor this clause in accordance with FAR 12.302.