CANCELLED BY PIC 09-08A
Procurement Information Circular
July 1, 2009
CLASS DEVIATION – FIVE YEAR TERM OF CONTRACT
PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE EXTENSIONS FOR CONTRACTS
THAT CONTAIN REQUIRMENTS THAT WILL BE AWARDED UNDER THE
NASA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE
INTEGRATION PROGRAM (I3P)
PURPOSE: To provide a class deviation from the requirements of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 17.204(e) and NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) 1817.204(e)(iii). This class deviation applies only to existing contracts containing requirements that will ultimately be provided under the NASA Information Technology Infrastructure Integration Program (I3P) when the contracts are awarded. As part of the I3P effort, five Agency-wide procurements are underway including: Agency Consolidated End User Services (ACES) Contract, NASA Integrated Communications Services (NICS) contract, NASA Enterprise Data Center (NEDC) contract, Web Enterprise Service Technologies (WEST) contract, and Enterprise Applications Service Technologies (EAST). The I3P contracts are expected to be available for use in mid-2010.
BACKGROUND: FAR 17.204(e) and NFS 1817.204(e)(iii) limit the terms of service contracts to five (5) years including the basic contract and all options.
The I3P contracts, which will provide consolidated, agency-wide information technology infrastructure services, will not begin until 2010. Consequently, it is necessary to extend the period of performance for several existing IT services contracts at various locations to ensure continuation of service until the I3P contracts are available. In some cases, the extensions will cause existing contracts to exceed the five year maximum period of performance. Since the five (5) I3P competitive procurements are underway, it is in NASA’s best interest to bridge the period between current contract expirations and award of the I3P contracts.
GUIDANCE: A class deviation from FAR 17.204(e) and NFS 1817.204(e)(iii) is hereby provided to authorize contracting officers, with the approval of the procurement officer, to extend the period of performance on existing contracts that contain requirements that will be ultimately performed under the I3P Program.
The contracting officer is authorized to extend existing contract periods of performance as follows:
- For contracts that expire between the effective date of this deviation and June 30, 2009, an incremental extension may be made to June 30, 2010.
- For all contracts expiring on or after June 30, 2009, including those that were extended to June 30, 2010, incremental, one-month extensions may be granted up to a total of six extensions, not to exceed a December 31, 2010, completion date.
- Accordingly, the total maximum extension permitted under this class deviation is 18 months. The maximum 18 month period would be available only for those contracts expiring in June 2009.
- Extensions beyond the periods described in this deviation must be supported by an additional deviation and approved by the Assistant Administrator for Procurement.
Other regulatory requirements, such as synopsis, JOFOC, etc., are still applicable.
This deviation also applies to contracts initially awarded for a period of more than five (5) years.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This PIC is effective as dated and shall remain in effect until the I3P contract(s) period of performance begins.
HEADQUARTERS CONTACT: Veronica Lansey, Program Operations Division, (202) 358-0278, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
William P. McNally
Assistant Administrator for Procurement