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42.505 Postaward subcontractor conferences.

42.505 Postaward subcontractor conferences.

      (a) The prime contractor is generally responsible for conducting postaward conferences with subcontractors. However, the prime contractor may invite Government representatives to a conference with subcontractors, or the Government may request that the prime contractor initiate a conference with subcontractors. The prime contractor should ensure that representatives from involved contract administration offices are invited.

      (b) Government representatives-

           (1) Must recognize the lack of privity of contract between the Government and subcontractors;

           (2) Shall not take action that is inconsistent with or alters subcontracts; and

           (3) Shall ensure that any changes in direction or commitment affecting the prime contract or contractor resulting from a subcontractor conference are made by written direction of the contracting officer to the prime contractor in the same manner as described in 42.503-2.