Contractors must meet the requirements of Spanish legislation for the execution of government works. In case of doubt as to the status of an eligible contractor, the United States authorities shall seek the assistance of the Standing Committee in verifying that status. 4. The provision referred to in the preceding paragraph shall not impede immediate compliance with the final decisions of the Spanish judicial or administrative authorities as long as the Spanish Government has exhausted all judicial and administrative remedies provided for by Spanish law, as requested by the Armed Forces of the United States. 3. The rights and obligations of the contracts referred to in the preceding paragraph, which exist in bases previously concluded by the Armed Forces of the United States, shall be taken over by the Spanish Minister of Defence as the recipient of the service for a period of one year from the entry into force of this Agreement. Existing agreements are maintained for permanent public services that have not been contractually agreed and are directly protected by the United States Armed Forces. 3. Each Party shall bear the costs related to the operation and maintenance of the services and facilities referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article or parts thereof, which it uses exclusively, as well as the identifiable direct costs related to the use of shared facilities and basic general services. The general costs related to the use and maintenance of shared facilities and basic general services shall be shared proportionately by both Parties, in accordance with the service provided by each Contracting Party. The Parties will enter into written agreements on the allocation of costs for approval by the Standing Committee.

In addition to the rights provided for in Articles Fifty-fourth and Sixty of this Agreement, members of the Spanish Armed Forces who, by reason of their official duties, apply to the Embassy of Spain for tasks normally performed at the Embassy and with the agreement of the Government of the United States, shall continue to enjoy the privileges and immunities to which they are entitled under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. . . .