ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS
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SUBPART 1812.3 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES FOR
THE ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS
1812.301 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses for the acquisition of commercial items.
1812.302 Tailoring of provisions and clauses for the acquisition of commercial items.
SUBPART 1812.70 COMMERCIAL SPACE HARDWARE OR SERVICES
1812.7000 Anchor tenancy contracts.
ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS
Solicitation provisions and contract clauses for the acquisition of commercial
(f)(i) The following clauses are authorized for use in acquisitions of commercial items when required by the clause prescription:
(A) 1852.214-71, Grouping for Aggregate Award.
(B) 1852.214-72, Full Quantities.
(C) 1852.215-84, Ombudsman.
(D) 1852.219-75, Small Business Subcontracting Reporting.
(E) 1852.219-76, NASA 8 Percent Goal.
(F) 1852.223-70, Safety and Health.
(G) 1852.223-71, Frequency Authorization.
(H) 1852.223-72, Safety and Health (Short Form).
(I) 1852.223-73, Safety and Health Plan.
(J) 1852.223-75, Major Breach of Safety and Security.
(L) 1852.228-76, Cross-Waiver of Liability for International Space Station Activities.
(M) 1852.228-78, Cross-Waiver of Liability for Science or Space Exploration Activities.
(N) 1852.246-72, Material Inspection and Receiving Report.
(ii) No other provisions and clauses prescribed in the NFS or center documents shall be used in acquisitions of commercial items, except as permitted by FAR 12.302.
Tailoring of provisions and clauses for the acquisition of commercial items.
(c) The Assistant Administrator for Procurement (Code HS) is the approval authority for waivers. Requests shall be prepared and submitted in accordance with 1801.471.
(b) In acquisitions under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold specified in FAR Part 13, no express warranty should be required other than the offeror's commercial warranty.
(a) Subject to receiving an appropriation that:
(1) Authorizes a multi-year anchor tenancy contract; and
(2) Specifies the commercial space product or service to be developed or used, NASA may enter into a multi-year anchor tenancy contract only if Administrator determines –
(i) The good or service meets the mission requirements of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration;
(ii) The commercially procured good or service is cost effective;
(iii) The good or service is procured through a competitive process;
(iv) Existing or potential customers for the good or service other than the United States Government have been specifically identified;
(v) The long-term viability of the venture is not dependent upon a continued Government market or other nonreimbursable Government support; and
(vi) Private capital is at risk in the venture.
(b) Contracts entered into under such authority may provide for the payment of termination liability in the event that the Government terminates such contracts for is convenience.
(i) Contracts that provide for this payment of termination liability shall include a fixed schedule of such termination liability payments. Liability under such contracts shall not exceed the total payments which the Government would have made after the date of termination to purchase the good or service if the contract were not terminated.
(ii) Subject to appropriations, funds available for such termination liability payments may be used for purchase of the good or service upon successful delivery of the good or service pursuant to the contract. In such case, sufficient funds shall remain available to cover any remaining termination liability.
(1) Contracts entered into under such authority shall not exceed 10 years in duration.
(2) Such contracts shall provide for delivery of the good or service on a firm, fixed price basis.
(3) To the extent practicable, reasonable performance specifications shall be used to define technical requirements in such contracts.
(4) In any such contract, the Administrator shall reserve the right to completely or partially terminate the contract without payment of such termination liability because of the contractor’s actual or anticipated failure to perform its contractual obligations.
(d) The term “anchor tenancy” means an arrangement in which the United States Government agrees to procure sufficient quantities of a commercial space product or service needed to meet Government mission requirements so that a commercial venture is made viable.