PART 1811

DESCRIBING AGENCY NEEDS

(September 2015)

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1811.002                                 Policy.

 

SUBPART     1811.1             SELECTING AND DEVELOPING REQUIREMENTS

                                                  DOCUMENTS

1811.101                                 Order of precedence for requirements documents.

1811.107                                 Solicitation provisions.

 

SUBPART     1811.4             DELIVERY OR PERFORMANCE SCHEDULES

1811.403                                 Supplies or services.

1811.403-70                            Packaging, handling, and transportation

1811.404                                 Contract clauses.

1811.404-70                            NASA contract clauses.

 

SUBPART     1811.5             LIQUIDATED DAMAGES

1811.501                                 Policy.

 

SUBPART     1811.6             PRIORITIES AND ALLOCATIONS

1811.600                                 Scope of subpart.

1811.602                                 General.

1811.603                                 Procedures.

 


 

PART 1811

DESCRIBING AGENCY NEEDS

 

1811.002  Policy.

 

      (b)  Implementation of the Metric Conversion Act of 1975, as amended, must be in accordance with NPD 8010.2, Use of the Metric System of Measurements in NASA Programs.

 

      (h)  For Space Flight and Ground Support Programs and Projects, the Program or Project Technical Authority(ies) (See NPR 7120.5) must certify that the Technical Standards and Specifications cited in any solicitation or award are:  1) the most recent version, 2) tailored to the needs of the project and its elements, and 3) registered with the NASA Standards Update Notification System (SUNS) at http://standards.nasa.gov .  Exceptions must be approved by the Technical Authorities, and attached hereto.  Program or Project Authority certifications may be obtained and documented through the procurement request process using NASA Form 1707 (See 1804.7301).

 

      (i)  For procurements which include space communications and navigation (SCaN) capabilities, the Program or Project Technical Authorities (See NPD 8074) must certify that the requirement has been coordinated with the SCaN Office in the Space Operations Mission Directorate (SOMD).  Program or Project Authority certifications may be obtained and documented through the procurement request process using NASA Form 1707 (See 1804.7301).

 

Subpart 1811.1--Selecting and Developing Requirements Documents

 

1811.101  Order of precedence for requirements documents.

 

      (a)  Safeguards to ensure safety, security, and environmental protection must be included, as applicable, in requirements documents.

 

      (b)(1)  Requirements for the use of energy efficient motor vehicles will be established in accordance with NPR 6200.1, “NASA Transportation and General Traffic Management”.

 

      (b)(2)  Requirements for the use of environmentally preferable products will be established in accordance with NPR 8530.1, “Affirmative Procurement Program Plan for Environmentally Preferable Products.”  Requirements for the use of energy and water efficient products and the use of renewable energy technology will be established in accordance with NPR 8570.1, “NASA Energy Management Program.”

 

1811.107  Solicitation provisions.

 

      (b)  NASA uses the categorical method to report its use of voluntary consensus standards.  Therefore, use of the provisions at FAR 52.211-7 is not required.  However, contracting officers must include in draft RFPs (DRFPs) the information required by 1815.201(c)(6)(A).

 

Subpart 1811.4--Delivery or Performance Schedules

 

1811.403  Supplies or services.

 

      (a)(3) Contract delivery or performance schedules must not be expressed in terms of a notice of award.  A notice of award as a specific document, separate from the award document itself, is not a contractual document and shall not be used as a reference point for contract performance.  See 1814. 408 for additional information on notices of award.

 

1811.403-70  Packaging, handling, and transportation.

 

      (a)  NPR 6000.1, "Requirements for Packaging, Handling, and Transportation for Aeronautical and Space Systems, Equipment, and Associated Components" provides guidance for shipment of certain NASA items.

 

      (b)  Contracting officers, with the advice of the requiring activity and the Center Transportation Officer, must include a designation of each deliverable item, or groupings of deliverable items, as Class I, II, III, or IV for the purposes of contractor compliance with the NPR.

 

1811.404  Contract clauses.

 

      (a)(2)  FAR 52.211-8, Time of Delivery, Alternates II and III, must not be used in NASA contracts.

            (3)  FAR 52.211-9, Desired and Required Time of Delivery, Alternates II and III, must not be used in NASA contracts.

 

1811.404-70  NASA contract clauses.

The clause at 1852.211-70, Packaging, Handling, and Transportation, must be included in solicitations for contracts for deliverable items, including software, designated as Class I (mission essential), Class II (delicate or sensitive), or Class III (requires special handling or monitoring).

 

Subpart 1811.5--Liquidated Damages

 

1811.501  Policy.

 

      (d)  The procurement officer must forward recommendations concerning remission of liquidated damages to the Headquarters Office of Procurement Program Operations Division.

 

Subpart 1811.6--Priorities and Allocations

 

1811.600 Scope of subpart.

The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (15 CFR Part 700) may be viewed at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_06/15cfr700_06.html .

 

1811.602  General.

 

      (c)  The Department of Defense is the "Delegate Agency" for NASA.  The Headquarters Office of Procurement, Contract & Grant Policy Division, must coordinate with DOD, as necessary, to ensure that any DOD requirements are met.

 

1811.603  Procedures.

 

      (e)(i)  Rated orders may be used by NASA only as provided in Section 700.17 of the DPAS (15 CFR 700.17) and subject to the limitations provided in Section 700.18 of the DPAS (15 CFR 700.18).  Priority ratings are assigned on individual contracts and purchase orders by the contracting officer.

            (ii)  NASA rated orders may only be assigned a DO rating, unless NASA has obtained a DX rating from the Department of Defense.

            (iii)  The following program identification symbols may be used on NASA rated contracts and purchase orders for equipment and services that support authorized programs (see Schedule I of the DPAS):

            A1 -  Aircraft

            A2 -  Missiles

            A3 -  Ships

            A5 -  Weapons

            A6 -  Ammunition

            A7 -  Electronic and Communications Equipment

            B1 -  Military Building Supplies

            B8 -  Production Equipment (For Contractor's Account)

            B9 -  Production Equipment (Government-Owned)

            C2 -  Construction

            C3 -  Maintenance, Repair, and Operating Supplies for Facilities

            C9 -  Miscellaneous/Other

 

      (g)  Installation requests for assistance shall be directed to the Headquarters Office of Procure­ment, Contract & Grant Policy Division.