As prescribed in 13.305, insert the following clause:
FAST PAYMENT PROCEDURE (AUG 1988)
(a) General. Invoices will be paid on the basis of the
Contractor's delivery to a post office or common carrier (or, in
shipment by other means, to the point of first receipt by the
(b) Responsibility for supplies. Title to the supplies shall vest
in the Government upon delivery to a post office or common carrier
for shipment to the specific destination. If shipment is by means
other than Postal Service or common carrier, title to the supplies
shall vest in the Government upon delivery to the point of first
receipt by the Government. Notwithstanding any other provision of
the contract, order, or blanket purchase agreement, the Contractor
shall assume all responsibility and risk of loss for supplies (1)
not received at destination, (2) damaged in transit, or (3) not
conforming to purchase requirements. The Contractor shall either
replace, repair, or correct those supplies promptly at the
Contractor's expense, but only if instructions to do so are
furnished by the Contracting Officer within 180 days from the date
title to the supplies vests in the Government.
(c) Preparation of invoice.
(1) Upon delivery of supplies to a post office or common
carrier, (or, in shipments by other means, the point of first
receipt by the Government) the Contractor shall prepare an invoice
as provided in this contract, order, or blanket purchase agreement.
In addition, the invoice shall be prominently marked
(2) If the purchase price excludes the cost of transportation,
the Contractor shall enter the prepaid shipping cost on the invoice
as a separate item. The cost of parcel post insurance will not be
paid by the Government. If transportation charges are separately
stated on the invoice, the Contractor agrees to retain related paid
freight bills or other transportation billings paid separately for a
period of 3 years and to furnish the bills to the Government when
requested for audit purposes.
(3) If this contract, order, or blanket purchase agreement
requires the preparation of a receiving report on a prescribed form,
the Contractor has the option of either preparing the receiving
report on the prescribed form or including the following information
on the invoice, in addition to that required in subparagraph (c)(1)
(i) A statement in prominent letters 'NO RECEIVING REPORT
(ii) Shipment number.
(iii) Mode of shipment.
(iv) At line item level, (A) national stock number and/or
manufacturer's part number, (B) unit of measure, (C) Ship-To Point,
(D) Mark-For Point if in contract, and (E) FEDSTRIP/MILSTRIP
document number if in contract.
(4) If this contract, order or blanket purchase agreement does
not require preparation of a receiving report on a prescribed form,
the invoice will include at the line item level information at the
line item level in addition to that required in subparagraph (c)(1)
(iii) FEDSTRIP/MILSTRIP document number if in contract, in
addition to that required in subparagraph (c)(1) above.
(5) Where a receiving report is not required, a copy of the
invoice will be included in each shipment.
(d) Certification of invoice. The Contractor agrees that the
submission of an invoice to the Government for payment is a
certification that the supplies for which the Government is being
billed have been shipped or delivered in accordance with shipping
instructions issued by the ordering officer, in the quantities shown
on the invoice, and that the supplies are in the quantity and of the
quality designated by the contract, order, or blanket purchase
(e) Fast pay container identification. All outer shipping
containers shall be marked 'FAST PAY'.
(End of clause)