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Section 252.225-7016: Restriction on Acquisition of Ball and Roller Bearings.

As prescribed in 225.7009-5, use the following clause:


        (a) Definitions. As used in this clause

            (1) “Bearing components” means the bearing element, retainer, inner race, or outer race.

            (2) “Component,” other than bearing components, means any item supplied to the Government as part of an end product or of another component.

            (3) “End product” means supplies delivered under a line item of this contract.

        (b) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this clause, all ball and roller bearings and ball and roller bearing components delivered under this contract, either as end items or components of end items, shall be wholly manufactured in the United States, its outlying areas, or Canada. Unless otherwise specified in this contract, raw materials, such as preformed bar, tube, or rod stock and lubricants, need not be mined or produced in the United States, its outlying areas, or Canada.

        (c) The restriction in paragraph (b) of this clause does not apply to ball or roller bearings that are acquired as-

            (1) Commercial components of a noncommercial end product; or

            (2) Commercial or noncommercial components of a commercial component of a noncommercial end product.

        (d) The restriction in paragraph (b) of this clause may be waived upon request from the Contractor in accordance with subsection 225.7009-4 of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.

        (e) The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (e), in all subcontracts, except those for

            (1) Commercial items; or

            (2) Items that do not contain ball or roller bearings.

(End of clause)

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