Accession Number : ADP002777

Title :   Nailing Down the Liability Issue Once and for All,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Pursch,W. C.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This paper contrast the present Defense Acquisition Regulation requirements for liability determinations for loss, damage, or destruction of government property in the hands of contractors, with new guidance in the Federal Acquisition Regulation for property administrators and administrative contracting officers. Discussion includes the cumbersome method of shifting the liability for loss, damage, or destruction of government property by disapproving the contractor's property control system, and the liability clauses used in government contracts. The rationale behind the government's position as a self-insurer is presented, along with the procedure to follow in making liability decisions. Finally, certain conclusions are drawn with respect to strengthening the function of the property administrator, and the need for the support of the administrative contracting officer. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Government procurement, *Contract administration, *Management planning and control, Regulations, Requirements, Specifications, Acquisition, Industries, Operational effectiveness, Cost effectiveness, Resources, Contracts, Management, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE