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52.244-6 Subcontracts for Commercial Items.

52.244-6 Subcontracts for Commercial Items.

As prescribed in 44.403 , insert the following clause:

Subcontracts for Commercial Items (Aug 2019)

      (a) Definitions. As used in this clause—

     “Commercial item” and “commercially available off-the-shelf item” have the meanings contained in Federal Acquisition Regulation 2.101, Definitions.

     “Subcontract” includes a transfer of commercial items between divisions, subsidiaries, or affiliates of the Contractor or subcontractor at any tier.

      (b) To the maximum extent practicable, the Contractor shall incorporate, and require its subcontractors at all tiers to incorporate, commercial items or non-developmental items as components of items to be supplied under this contract.


(1) The Contractor shall insert the following clauses in subcontracts for commercial items:

                (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509), if the subcontract exceeds $5.5 million and has a performance period of more than 120 days. In altering this clause to identify the appropriate parties, all disclosures of violation of the civil False Claims Act or of Federal criminal law shall be directed to the agency Office of the Inspector General, with a copy to the Contracting Officer.

                (ii) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Jun 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5), if the subcontract is funded under the Recovery Act.

                (iii) 52.203-19, Prohibition on Requiring Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements or Statements (Jan 2017).

                (iv) 52.204-21, Basic Safeguarding of Covered Contractor Information Systems (Jun 2016), other than subcontracts for commercially available off-the-shelf items, if flow down is required in accordance with paragraph (c) of FAR clause 52.204-21.

                (v) 52.204-23, Prohibition on Contracting for Hardware, Software, and Services Developed or Provided by Kaspersky Lab and Other Covered Entities (Jul 2018) (Section 1634 of Pub. L. 115-91).

                (vi) 52.204-25, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. (Aug 2019) (Section 889(a)(1)(A) of Pub. L. 115-232).

                (vii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2018) (15 U.S.C.637(d)(2) and (3)), if the subcontract offers further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities.

                (viii) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).

                (ix) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Sept 2015) (E.O.11246).

                (x) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C.4212(a));

                (xi) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul2014) (29 U.S.C.793).

                (xii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) (38 U.S.C.4212)

                (xiii) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496), if flow down is required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40.


(A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Jan 2019) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).

                     (B) Alternate I (Mar2015) of 52.222-50(22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).

                (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages under Executive Order 13658 (Dec2015), if flow down is required in accordance with paragraph (k) of FAR clause 52.222-55.

                (xvi) 52.222-62, Paid Sick Leave Under Executive Order 13706 (Jan 2017) (E.O. 13706), if flow down is required in accordance with paragraph (m) of FAR clause 52.222-62.


(A) 52.224-3, Privacy Training (Jan 2017) (5 U.S.C. 552a) if flow down is required in accordance with 52.224-3(f).

                     (B) Alternate I (Jan 2017) of 52.224-3, if flow down is required in accordance with 52.224-3(f) and the agency specifies that only its agency-provided training is acceptable).

                (xviii) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Oct2016) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).

                (xix) 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec2013), if flow down is required in accordance with paragraph (c) of FAR clause 52.232-40.

                (xx) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb2006) (46 U.S.C. App.1241 and 10 U.S.C.2631), if flow down is required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64).

           (2) While not required, the Contractor may flow down to subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations.

      (d) The Contractor shall include the terms of this clause, including this paragraph (d), in subcontracts awarded under this contract.

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