Expired October 31, 2000

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Procurement Information Circular

July 21, 2000


PURPOSE: To advise contracting officers/contracting specialists that the CCI Guidance document has been updated and its URL address changed.

BACKGROUND: CCI began in November 1996 as a means for NASA to demonstrate its commitment to create, use, and share contracts, wherever practicable, to meet common Agency needs. CCI is incorporated into the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) at 1807.70.

GUIDANCE: The NFS has been changed to reflect the new URL locator address
http://procurement.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/CCI/first.cgi for CCI's Guidance document. You are requested to bookmark or create a desktop icon for the new URL now so it is readily available to you. The CCI Guidance document has been changed to reflect suggestions Code H received for ways to improve the effectiveness of CCI.

One change in the Guidance, which we are pleased to highlight here, is found at Section 7(B) Listing Acquisition Plans on the CCI Home Page. We have eliminated the requirement to post planned requirements on CCI for a minimum of 30 calendar days before a solicitation may be released.

The new guidance permits requirements that were not previously identified on the Center's Annual Acquisition Forecast, or periodic updates, to be posted to CCI concurrent with, and for the same duration as, any public notices required in FAR Part 5- Publishing Contract Actions or FAR Part 12-Acquisition Of Commercial Items, applicable to the particular requirement.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This PIC is effective as dated and shall remain in effect until October 31, 2000.

HEADQUARTERS CONTACT: Ron Crider, Code HC, (202) 358-0428, e-mail: ron.crider@hq.nasa.gov.

R. Scott Thompson
Director, Contract Management Division