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Defence Reform Act 2014

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21Final price adjustment

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(1)Single source contract regulations may provide for adjustments to be made to the total price payable by the Secretary of State under a qualifying defence contract.

(2)The regulations must specify the procedure to be followed in determining the amount of any adjustment.

(3)Provision made under subsection (2) must include provision for the amount of any adjustment to be determined—

(a)by agreement between the Secretary of State, or an authorised person, and the primary contractor, or

(b)by the SSRO, where the matter is referred to it by the Secretary of State, an authorised person or the primary contractor.

(4)Provision under this section may be expressed so as to apply—

(a)to particular kinds of qualifying defence contracts;

(b)to qualifying defence contracts the value of which is of or above the amount specified for the purposes of this paragraph.

(5)The Secretary of State may direct that provision under this section does not apply in relation to a qualifying defence contract the value of which is—

(a)of or above the amount specified for the purposes of subsection (4)(b), but

(b)less than the amount specified for the purposes of this paragraph in the regulations.

(6)The regulations may specify matters to which the Secretary of State must have regard in deciding whether to make a direction under subsection (5).

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