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    We never required the delivery of technical data, the development of which was paid for on a different DoD contract. We wanted to find out if we need to pay for any additional costs other than the repackaging and delivery of the data we already paid for to be developed, since it was produced under a different contract and never asked to be delivered. I cannot find FAR clauses pertaining directly to this scenario.


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    There is no time limitation on when the government can exercise its rights to obtain the data for which it paid to have developed. As you point out, now that the contract is completed the contractor may rightfully bill the government for reasonable costs associated with collecting and delivering the data. Please consult with your organization's legal counsel for a more authoritative opinion on this legal matter.

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