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Part Number: 837

Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulations

Subpart 837.70 - Mortuary Services

Subpart 837.70 - Mortuary Services

837.7000 Scope.

This subpart applies to mortuary (funeral and burial) services for beneficiaries of VA as provided in 38 U.S.C. 2302, 2303, and 2308 when it is determined that a contract would be the most efficient and effective method. Contract payment terms for use of the purchase card as a method of payment

837.7001 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

(a) The contracting officer shall insert the basic or the alternate of the provision at 852.237-76, Award to Single Offeror, in solicitations and contracts for mortuary services as follows:

(1) Insert the provision in all sealed bid solicitations for mortuary services; and

(2) Insert the basic provision with its alternate I in all negotiated solicitations for mortuary services.

(b) The contracting officer shall insert in addition to FAR 52.216-21, Requirements, the following VA clauses in all mortuary service solicitations and contracts:

(1) 852.237-77, Area of Performance.

(2) 852.237-78, Performance and Delivery.

(3) 852.237-79, Subcontracting.

(4) 852.237-80, Health Department and Transport Permits.

(c) See also 816.506-70 and 849.504-70 for additional clauses for use in contracts for mortuary services.