552.211-79 Acceptable Age of Supplies.

As prescribed in 511.404 Contract clauses.(a)(1), insert the following clause:

Acceptable Age of Supplies (Feb1996)

The supplies furnished under this contract shall not be more than _____ months old, beginning with the first full month after the date of manufacture marked on the container. For the purpose of this clause, supplies shall be considered to be furnished (1)when they are offered to the Government for inspection and testing, or (2)on the date of shipment if shipment is authorized to be made without prior inspection by the Government. If the age of the supplies furnished under this contract is greater than the specified period, the Government may exercise its right to reject the supplies.

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Alternate I (Feb1996). For items having a limited shelf-life, the sentence below should be substituted for the first sentence of the basic clause when authorized:

The supplies furnished under this contract shall not be more than _____ days old, beginning with the date of manufacture (month, day, year) marked on the container.