Fill in for 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract

What terminology do you typically use to fill in the period of time in FAR clause 52.217-9?

52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (Mar 2000)
(a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within _____ [insert the period of time within which the Contracting Officer may exercise the option];

Which definition of “within” do you think applies?

  • a. before the end of, e.g. gone within a week
  • b(4). used as a function word to indicate a specified difference or margin, e.g. within 1 mile of the town

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I argue that ‘within 30 days’ makes sense because of how funding works … you usually won’t have funding on October 1st, but you will have funding within 30 days (i.e., Sep 1st - Oct 30th).

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