52.213-1 Fast Payment Procedure.


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 Government).
(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) above:
(i) A statement in prominent letters 'NO RECEIVING REPORT PREPARED.'
(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) above:
(i) Ship-To-Point.
(ii) Mark-For-Point.
(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 agreement.
(e) Fast pay container identification. All outer shipping containers shall be marked 'FAST PAY'.
(End of clause)


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