FAR 52.216-19, DELIVERY-ORDER LIMITATIONS (APR 1984)
(a) Minimum order. When the Government requires
supplies or services
covered by this contract in an amount of less than . . . . .
[insert dollar figure or quantity], the Government is
not obligated to
purchase, nor is the Contractor obligated to furnish,
those supplies or
services under the contract.
(b) Maximum order.
The Contractor is not obligated to honor--
(1) Any order for a single item in excess of . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[insert dollar figure or quantity);
(2) Any order for a combination of items in excess of . . . . . . . .
[insert dollar figure or quantity]; or
(3) A series of orders from the same ordering office within
. . . . days that together call for quantities exceeding the limitation in
subparagraph (1) or (2) above.
(c) If this is a requirements contract (i.e., includes the
Requirements clause at subsection 52.216-21 of the Federal Acquisition
Regulation (FAR)), the Government is not required to order a part of any
one requirement from the Contractor if that requirement exceeds the
maximum-order limitations in paragraph (b) above.
(d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (b) and (c) above, the Contractor shall
honor any order exceeding the maximum order limitations in paragraph (b),
unless that order (or orders) is returned to the ordering office within
. . . . . . days after issuance, with written notice stating the Contractor's
intent not to ship the item (or items) called for and the reasons. Upon
receiving this notice, the Government may acquire the supplies or services
from another source.
FAR 52.216-22, INDEFINITE QUANTITY (APR 1984)
(a) This is an indefinite-quantity contract for the supplies or
services specified, and effective for the period stated, in the Schedule.
The quantities of supplies and services specified in the Schedule are
estimates only and are not purchased by this contract.
(b) Delivery or performance shall be made only as authorized by orders
issued in accordance with the Ordering clause. The Contractor shall
furnish to the Government, when and if ordered, the supplies or services
specified in the Schedule up to and including the quantity designated in
the Schedule as the "maximum." The Government shall order at least the
quantity of supplies or services designated in the Schedule as the
(c) Except for any limitations on quantities in the Delivery-Order
Limitations clause or in the Schedule, there is no limit on the number of
orders that may be issued. The Government may issue orders requiring
delivery to multiple destinations or performance at multiple locations.