(a) The contracting officer may use the clause at (TAR) 48 CFR 1252.242-70, Dissemination of Information - Educational Institutions, in lieu of the clause at (TAR) 48 CFR 1252.242-72, Dissemination of Contract Information, in DOT research contracts with educational institutions, except contracts that require the release or coordination of information.
(b) The contracting officer shall insert the clause at (TAR) 48 CFR 1252.242-71, Contractor Testimony, in all solicitations and contracts issued by NHTSA. Other OAs may use the clause as deemed appropriate.
(c) The contracting officer may insert the clause at (TAR) 48 CFR 1252.242-72, Dissemination of Contract Information, in all DOT contracts except contracts that require the release or coordination of information.
(a)(13) The assignment of contract administration to a DLA Contract Administration Office (CAO) by the contracting officer does not affect the designation of the paying office unless a transfer of DOT funds to the agency of the CAO is effected, and the funds are converted to the agency's account for payment purposes. When the contracting officer proposes to delegate the contract payment function to another agency (e.g., DLA), the contracting officer shall discuss the transfer of funds procedures with the OA cognizant payment office.
The CAO, the contracting officer, or the designated contract specialist in the contracting office shall review and approve the invoices and vouchers under the assigned contracts. The review and approval of invoices under cost-reimbursement and time and materials contracts can not be delegated to the contracting officers technical representative.
The contracting officer shall insert the clause at (TAR) 48 CFR 1252.242-73, Contracting Officer's Technical Representative, in solicitations and contracts when it is intended that a representative will be assigned to the contract to perform functions of a technical nature.