Procurement Information Circular

March 23, 2005



PURPOSE:  To establish a method of providing accurate and current guidance to the Centers for reporting their procurement data to the Federal Procurement Data System.


REFERENCE:  FAR Subpart 4.6 and NFS Subpart 1804.6, Contract Reporting.


BACKGROUND:  Historically, occasional minor administrative changes to the Federal Procurement Data System necessitated frequent re-issuance of the Procurement Information Circular that provided highly detailed coding instructions.  In order to avoid the administrative burden of those re-issuances, detailed current guidance will be continuously maintained at http://ec.msfc.nasa.gov/hq/library/FPDS-NG/index.html. 


GUIDANCE:  Center FPDS-NG Application Administrators shall advise those individuals responsible for entering data into FPDS-NG to refer to the guidance at the URL above to supplement the instructions available within the FPDS-NG portal.  When any Center FPDS-NG Application Administrator observes that a change/update to any of the documents at that URL is needed, they will notify the Office of Procurement Data Manager at (202) 358-0472, who, after approving the change/update, will pass the action to the Office of Procurement Webmaster who will make the change on the website.


CANCELATION:  PIC 04-08 is hereby canceled.


EFFECTIVE DATE:  This PIC is effective as dated and shall remain in effect until canceled or superseded.


HEADQUARTERS CONTACT:  Beverly Smith, Analysis Division, (202) 358-0472, email: Beverly.Smith@nasa.gov.



James Balinskas

Director, Contract Management Division



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