Cancelled by PIC 98-13

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PIC 98-4

Procurement Information Circular

February 5, 1998


PURPOSE: To adopt for NASA the extension of the class deviation to FAR Part 45 approved on June 20, 1997, by the Director, Defense Procurement (memorandum enclosed).

BACKGROUND: The Department of Defense (DOD) is sponsoring an initiative to rewrite FAR Part 45, Government Property, to improve its clarity and minimize imposed burdens. A deviation was approved on July 14, 1995, as an interim measure to reduce property recordkeeping and physical inventory requirements for low value property. This deviation expired July 14, 1997, and was extended through July 14, 1998, by the enclosed memorandum.

GUIDANCE: This class deviation is mandatory for all solicitations issued after receipt of this PIC, except solicitations for contracts performed entirely, or in substantial part, on NASA installations. In these cases, the deviation may be used at the contracting officer's discretion. Existing contracts may be modified to incorporate the provisions of the deviation only if adequate consideration is obtained. There is no change to the NASA FAR Supplement as a result of this deviation.

CANCELLATION: This PIC supersedes PIC 95-8, dated October 11, 1995.

EFFECTIVE DATE: To ensure continuity of effectivity from the expiration date of PIC 95-8, this PIC is effective July 15, 1997, and shall remain in effect until July 14, 1998, or until FAR Part 45 is revised to include the provisions in the deviation, whichever occurs first.

HEADQUARTERS CONTACT: Tom O'Toole, Code HK, (202) 358-0478.

Deidre A. Lee

Associate Administrator for Procurement