In 2007, as part of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) property updates, 18 obsolete clauses were deleted from the FAR. However, one clause escaped relatively unchanged: FAR clause 52.245-9, “Use and Charges.”
In their recent article published in NCMA’s Contract Management magazine, Alex Mikhelson and Thomas Ruckdaschel discuss why this standard FAR clause is confusing, counterproductive and in desperate need of an overhaul. Mikhelson and Ruckdaschel urge the FAR Council to contemplate the current language and application to protect the interest of the government, streamline implementation and ensure correct application.
Visit page 48 of the publication to read the full article. (Subscription required.)