Procurement Notice

December 6, 2007



BACKGROUND:  This Procurement Notice (PN) revises the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to make the following administrative changes:

            1.  Record requirements at 1804.601 are revised to reflect the automated system, Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), in lieu of individual Procurement Action Reports (NASA Form 507 Series.)

            2.  The reference to NPD 1620.1, Security Procedural Requirements, in 1807.104 is changed to NPD 1600.1, Security Program Procedural Requirements, as 1620.1 has been superseded by 1600.1.

            3.  1808.405-3 is added to clarify that the limitations on individuals authorized to order under a Blanket Purchase Agreement, currently set forth in 1813.303-3(a)(4), apply to Blanket Purchase Agreements established under a Federal Supply Schedule.

            4.  NASA Shared Service Center is corrected to read NASA Shared Services Center at 1813 -73.

            5.  1815.406-3 is supplemented to include the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) as a recipient of a copy of the price negotiation memorandum when that agency has provided field pricing assistance.

            6.  Sections (c) and (d) of 1819.201 are renumbered (d) and (e) respectively to correspond to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and the reference in (d) is changed from FAR 19.201(c) to FAR 19.201(d).

            7.  Consistent with a NASA organizational change, The Director, Acquisition Integrity Program, replaces the Assistant Administrator of Procurement as the Agency Remedy Coordination Official, in the definition at 1832.006-2.

            8.  1842.7302 is supplemented to include DCAA as a recipient of disposition documentation when that agency has issued a reportable audit.

            9.  The prescription for use of forms at 1853.204-70 is revised by deleting the requirement for NASA Form 531, Name Check, and adding DD Form 1594, Contract Completion Statement.

            10. The prescription for use of forms at 1853.208-70 is corrected to change the reference from 1808.002-72 to 1808.003-72.







PARTS AFFECTED:  Parts 1804, 1807, 1808, 1813, 1815, 1819, 1832, 1842, and 1853.


REPLACEMENT PAGES:  You may use the enclosed pages to replace 4:5, 4:6, 7:1, 7:2, Part 1808, 13:3, 13:4, 15:27, 15:28, 15:29, 15:30, 19:3, 19:4, 32:1, 32:2, 42:1, 42:2, 42:13, 42:14, 53:1, 53:2, 53:3, and 53:4 of the NFS.


TYPE OF RULE AND PUBLICATION DATE:   These changes do not have a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of NASA and do not have a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors, and therefore do not require codification in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) or publication for public comment.    


HEADQUARTERS CONTACT:  Leigh Pomponio, Office of Procurement, Contract Management Division, (202) 358-0592, email: Leigh.Pomponio-1@nasa.gov.



/s/ James Balinskas  for

Wiliam P. McNally

Assistant Administrator for Procurement







  PN List 

Subpart 1804.5--Electronic Commerce in Contracting


1804.570  NASA Acquisition Internet Service (NAIS).


1804.570-1  General.

   The NASA Acquisition Internet Service (NAIS) provides an electronic means for posting procurement synopses, solicitations, and associated  information on the NAIS Internet site which in turn, automatically posts relevant information onto the Governmentwide point of entry (GPE).


1804.570-2  Electronic Posting System.

  (a) The NAIS Electronic Posting System (EPS) enables the NASA procurement staff to --

          (1)  Electronically create and post synopses on the NAIS Internet site and the GPE; and

          (2)  Post solicitation documents, including solicitation amendments or cancellations, and other procurement information on the NAIS Internet site with linked references on the GPE.

   (b) The EPS maintains an on-line index linking the posted synopses and solicitations for viewing and downloading.

   (c) The EPS shall be used to --

          (1)  Create and post all synopses in accordance with FAR Part 5 and NFS 1805; and

          (2)  Post all competitive solicitation files, excluding large construction and other drawings, for acquisitions exceeding $25,000.

   (d) The NAIS is the official site for solicitation postings which in turn, automatically posts relevant information onto the Government-wide point of entry (GPE).  In the event supporting materials, such as program libraries, cannot be reasonably accommodated by the NAIS, Internet sites external to NAIS may be established after coordination with the contracting officer.  Such sites must be linked from the NAIS business opportunities index where the solicitation resides.  External sites should not duplicate any of the files residing on the NAIS.


Subpart 1804.6--Contract Reporting


1804.601  Record requirements.

   The Headquarters Office of Procurement, Analysis Division, is responsible for meeting the requirements of FAR 4.601, based on installation validation and approval of data entered into the Federal Procurement Data System.


1804.604 Responsibilities.

  (c)  Centers must perform a statistically-valid verification and validation of FPDS-NG data twice per year on a minimum of 25 percent of center actions.  The procurement officer must certify data accuracy and completeness.  Specific process requirements are as follows:

         (i)  A cross-section of contract actions (delivery orders, purchase orders, funding actions, new contract awards, grants, cooperative agreements, etc.) shall be reviewed to provide visibility into the various types of actions that the center executes.  The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) requires a statistically-valid data verification and validation process, and each center is responsible for developing a statistically-valid method of contract action selection. If the center reviews greater than 25 percent of its actions per center guidance, the reviews should continue at the level required by the center.   

         (ii) Validation and verification must be conducted by an organization or person that did not award the contracts being reviewed.  The reviews may be performed by contractor personnel as long as the individual was not involved in the award of the contract action under review and the review function is within the scope of the contract with NASA. 

         (iii)  The review shall include the following fields in FPDS-NG:

               (A)  Extent Competed – was competition recorded correctly?

               (B)  Type of Set-Aside – was the correct type of set-aside chosen?

               (C)  Contracting Officer’s Business Size Selection – was the correct business size selected?

               (D)  Type of Small Business Award (SWOB, SVOB, HUBZONE, etc.).

               (E)  Dollar Amount of the Action.

               (F)  Place of Manufacture.

               (G)  Advisory and Assistance Services – was the field checked if the contract action was for advisory and assistance services?

               (H)  Description of Requirement – is there a meaningful description provided?  A meaningful description is one that includes something other than the effort title and/or the type of effort (e.g., “Phase II SBIR” or “Space Shuttle Engine Modification”). 

               (I)  Performance-Based Acquisition – was the field checked if the contract action was performance-based?  (This field must be checked in the basic and in each modification).

               (J)  Procurement Placement Code (PPC) – was the correct PPC used? 

               (K)  Vendor Data in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) – does data displayed in FPDS-NG match data in CCR?

               (L)  Product/Service Code – when multiple codes apply, does the code selected adequately describe the preponderance of work being performed under the contract?

         (iv)  Errors or discrepancies identified during the review must be documented and corrected in FPDS-NG and PRISM/CMM.  Current year awards must be reviewed, but if an error is identified that has been carried forward from the basic award, the basic award must be corrected.           (v)  Errors identified in CCR data and the basic contract award information input by another agency (when placing orders) cannot be corrected by NASA, but must still be reported. 

         (vi)  The procurement officer shall submit the review results and the certification to the Office of Procurement Analysis Division on or before the 30th of May and November of each year.  The May review covers the period from October 1 through March 31, and the November review covers the period from April 1 through September 30.  The reviews may be included as a part of center self-assessment activities or as stand alone activities.  Centers may elect to conduct reviews on a more frequent basis (e.g., quarterly or monthly) and include this data in the report accompanying the twice-yearly certifications.       

         (vii)  The procurement officer must sign the certification letter.  The letter must state that the verification and validation review has been accomplished and must certify data accuracy and completeness.  The certification letter must be accompanied by an Excel spreadsheet which identifies the contract actions reviewed, the findings for each field identified in 1804.604(c)(iii), the changes (if any) required, and the date that the changes were accomplished in FPDS-NG and/or CMM/PRISM. 

         (viii)  Each center must identify a primary focal point and one alternate for FPDS-NG data verification and validation responsibility.  The focal point is responsible for establishing and coordinating the center’s review process and ensuring that reviews comply with the requirements of this section and the OFPP mandate for independent review of contract actions.  The focal

PART 1807





SUBPART     1807.1              ACQUISITION PLANS

1807.103                                  Agency-head responsibilities.

1807.104                                  General procedures.

1807.105                                  Contents of written acquisition plans.

1807.107                                  Additional requirements for acquisitions involving bundling.

1807.107-70                            Orders against Federal Supply Schedule contracts or other indefinite-delivery contracts awarded by another agency.

1807.170                                  Procurement Strategy Meeting (PSM).



                                                    ECONOMIC QUANTITIES

1807.204                                  Responsibilities of contracting officers.



1807.503                                  Policy.



1807.7000                                General.


SUBPART     1807.71            MASTER BUY PLAN

1807.7100                               General.

1807.7101                               Applicability.

1807.7102                               Submission, selection, and notification procedures.

1807.7102-1                           Submission of Master Buy Plan.

1807.7102-2                           Submission of amendments to the Master Buy Plan.

1807.7102-3                           Selection and notification procedures.

1807.7103                               Format of Master Buy Plan.



1807.7200                               Policy.

1807.7201                               Definitions.

1807.7202                               Responsibilities.

1807.7203                               Forecast data.



PART 1807



Subpart 1807.1--Acquisition Plans


1807.103  Agency-head responsibilities.

   (d)(i)   Except as provided in paragraph (d)(iii) of this section, acquisition plans shall be prepared according to the following: 

               (A)  For acquisitions requiring Headquarters approval, by an Procurement Strategy Meeting (PSM) (see 1807.170);

               (B)  For acquisitions not requiring Headquarters approval and expected to exceed $10 million, by installation-approved PSMs or written acquisition plans; and,

               (C)  For acquisitions not expected to exceed $10 million, in accordance with installation procedures.

         (ii)  The estimated dollar amounts shall include all options and later phases of the same program or project.

         (iii) Acquisition plans are not required for the following acquisitions:

               (A)  Architect-engineering services;

               (B)  Broad agency announcements (see 1835.016) or unsolicited proposals;

               (C)  Basic research from nonprofit organizations;

               (D)  Utility services available from only one source;

               (E)  From or through other Government agencies except when the value of the acquisition meets the Master Buy Plan threshold (see 1807.7101); or

               (F)  Industrial facilities required in support of related contracts.                                  

         (iv) Acquisition plans shall be approved before soliciting proposals.

         (v)  Approval of an acquisition plan does not constitute approval of any special conditions, or special clauses that may be required unless the plan so specifies, and the individual having approval authority is a signatory of the plan.  All required deviations shall be approved through the procedures described in FAR 1.4 and 1801.4.

         (vi) A single acquisition plan may be used for all phases of a phased acquisition provided the plan fully addresses each phase, and no significant changes occur after plan approval to invalidate the description of the phases.  If such significant changes do occur, the plan shall be amended and approved at the same level as the original plan. 

   (e)  Acquisition plans should be prepared on a program or system basis when practical.  In such cases, the plan should fully address all component acquisitions of the program or system.


1807.104  General procedures.

   (a)  The acquisition planning team shall obtain input from the center offices responsible for matters of safety and mission assurance, occupational health, environmental protection, information technology, export control, and security  to ensure that all NASA acquisitions are structured in accordance with NASA policy in these areas.  As part of this process, the team shall recommend any appropriate solicitation or contract requirements for implementation of safety, occupational health, environmental, information technology, export control, and security concerns.  (See NPR 8715.3, NASA Safety Manual; NPR 7120.5, NASA Program and Project Management Processes and Requirements; NPR 2810.1, Security of Information Technology, and NPR 1600.1, Security Program Procedural Requirements, all available at http://nodis3.gsfc.nasa.gov/).


1807.105  Contents of written acquisition plans.

   Acquisition plans shall address each applicable topic listed in FAR 7.105, as supplemented by this section.  Plans shall be structured by subject heading using each italicized topic heading in

PART 1808





1808.003                                 Use of other Government supply sources.

1808.003-70                           Acquisition of radioisotopes.

1808.003-71                           Acquisition of liquid hydrogen.

1808.003-72                           Acquisition of propellants.

1808.003-73                           Acquisition of mercury.



1808.103                                 Information on available excess personal property.



1808.404                                 Using schedules.

1808.404-3                             Requests for waivers.

1808.405                                Ordering Procedures for Federal Supply Schedules.

1808.405-3                            Blanket purchase agreements (BPAs)




1808.602                                 Policy

1808.604                                 Waivers.


SUBPART      1808.7            ACQUISITION FROM NONPROFIT AGENCIES              

                                                   EMPLOYING PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR

                                                   SEVERELY DISABLED

1808.705                                 Procedures.

1808.705-1                             General.



1808.802                                 Policy.

1808.870                                 Contract clause.



1808.1100                               Scope of subpart.



PART 1808



1808.003  Use of other Government supply sources.


1808.003-70  Acquisition of radioisotopes.

   (a)  U.S. Department of Energy Isotope and Technical Service Order Form CA-10-90.COM,  and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Application for Material License, NRC Form 313, shall be used to acquire radioisotopes.

   (b)  NRC Form 313 shall be filed with the Chief, Radioisotopes Licensing Branch, Division of Fuel Cycle and Material Safety, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555. If the application meets all regulatory requirements and applicable standards, the Radioisotopes Licensing Branch, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will issue a license to the applicant. After receipt of the license, a completed DOE Form CA-10-90.COM (in duplicate, if the contracting office wants an accepted copy of the form back from the supplier), the license, and a Government bill of lading shall be sent to the appropriate DOE laboratory. If a bill of lading is not furnished, shipment shall be made collect on a commercial bill of lading, to be converted at destination.

   (c)  NRC Form 313 and DOE Form CA-10-90.COM may be requisitioned directly from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Attn: Radioisotopes Licensing Branch, Division of Fuel Cycle and Material Safety, Washington, DC 20555.

   (d)  Guidance is available from DOE at URL http://www.ornl.gov/isotopes/catalog.htm.


1808.003-71  Acquisition of liquid hydrogen.

   Requests for liquid hydrogen shall be submitted to the John F. Kennedy Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Kennedy Space Center, FL  32899, Attn:  Director of Logistics Operations.


1808.003-72  Acquisition of propellants.

   (a)  General.  NASA (and its contractors when authorized in accordance with 1851.1) may acquire the items listed in paragraph (j) of this section (except for liquid hydrogen; see 1808.003-71) on a reimbursable basis from the San Antonio Air Logistics Center (SA-ALC), Kelly Air Force Base, Texas, under the Air Force Missile Procurement Fund (MPF). The Air Force MPF shall be used as a supply source for propellants whenever there are economic or other advantages to the Government. Field installations and offices obtaining supplies from the MPF shall comply with the reporting requirements of paragraph (f) of this section.

   (b)  Requests for acquisition. To obtain the materials listed in paragraph (j) of this section from the Air Force MPF, NASA contracting offices will execute a NASA-Interagency Purchase Request (NASA Form 523) and forward it to Headquarters, SA-ALC, Kelly Air Force Base, TX  78241, Attention: SFS.  The following additional information should be provided on the form:

         (1)  Contract number (when material is required for use by a NASA contractor).

         (2)  Delivery address.

         (3)  Mode of transportation (rail, trailer, barge, etc.). When the procurement request covers requirements for materials not previously forecasted or covers significant changes to previously reported requirements, SA-ALC should be notified immediately of such requirements.

   (c)  Delivery requests.

         (1)  A delivery request is a call on the Air Force, made against a NASA-Interagency Purchase Request (NASA Form 523), specifying the time and place of delivery.  On the basis of the estimated requirements, the Air Force will notify NASA field installations and contractors of the name and address of the Air Force office or producing contractor's plant to which requests for delivery of materials shall be made.  Delivery requests may be placed by any means of communication that time justifies; however, all verbal requests for delivery must be confirmed in writing within 24 hours. The delivery request, whether oral or written, must cite the NASA-Interagency Purchase Request number under which the material is being ordered and contain the following information:

             (i) Nomenclature and National Stock Number.

             (ii) Quantity.

             (iii) Program, project, and task.

             (iv) Contract number (when material is required for use by a NASA contractor).

             (v) Delivery address.

             (vi) Dates of delivery.

             (vii) Mode of transportation.

             (viii) Location of weighing stations and scales (if weighing of the products before delivery is required).     

         (2)  Each delivery request shall be numbered as follows to simplify identification and control:  the last two digits of the calendar year; a dash; and a consecutive number beginning with 1 to run throughout the year (e.g., 89-5, for the fifth request made in 1989).  Changes to a request are identified by adding an alphabetical designator beginning with (A) to the number.  

   (d)  Receiving procedures.     

         (1)  Receiving documents.  Receipt of materials shall be evidenced on the receiving document received with the shipment by the signature of an individual authorized by NASA to receive materials from the Air Force.  Every effort should be made to ensure that the NASA-Interagency Purchase Request number is recorded on the receiving document before signing.

         (2)  Weighing facilities.  Local weighing facilities (NASA-owned, contractor-owned, commercial, or State-operated) may be used to determine quantities of product received.  If a discrepancy exists between the quantities shown on receiving documents and the quantities actually received --         

               (i)   A certified weighing ticket evidencing actual weight at destination shall be obtained; and

               (ii)  A copy of the receiving document (AF Form 857 or DD Form 250) and the original weighing ticket shall be forwarded to Headquarters, SA-ALC, Kelly Air Force Base, TX  78241, Attention:  ACFOM, identifying the discrepancy.    

         (3)  Distribution of receipts.  Copies of all receiving documents except the AF Form 857 shall be transmitted to the Headquarters, SA-ALC, Kelly Air Force Base, TX  78241, Attention:  SACAOM.  Receiving documents may be accumulated and submitted on the 10th, 20th, and last day of each month. 

   (e)  Billing.  The costs of materials obtained through the MPF are reimbursable. After delivery, a Standard Form 1080 (Voucher for Transfers Between Appropriations and/or Funds (Disbursement)), supported by documentary evidence of delivery, will be submitted by Headquarters, SA-ALC to the NASA installation designated in the NASA Form 523.

   (f)   Reporting requirements.

         (1)  Field installations shall submit periodic estimates of requirements for materials listed in paragraph (j) of this section  for all programs under their cognizance, including in-house contractor requirements.  Reports shall be submitted in duplicate on AF Form 858, Forecast of Propellant Requirements.

         (2)  The reports shall be forwarded no later than June 1 and December 1 to reach Headquarters, SA-ALC, Kelly AFB, TX 78241, Attn:  SFS.  Supplemental reports advising of additions to or significant changes in previous reports may be submitted at any time.  The reports, covering all materials listed in paragraph (j) of this section, due in June and December, shall begin with requirements as of the following July 1 and January 1, respectively, and shall cover a 3-year period.  Requirements shall be shown by month for the first 6 months, and by quarters for the remaining 2-1/2-year period.

         (3)  Estimated requirements and other pertinent data required from contractors shall be obtained on Air Force Form 858. 

   (g)  Report content.  Reports shall be made using a separate report form for each material and shall provide, for each item of material, the --     

         (1)  Contract number;

         (2)  Program and/or project;

         (3)  Specific task within the project;

         (4)  End use when not associated with the named program or project;

         (5)  Contractor's name;

         (6)  Specific location of use (shipping destination); and

         (7)  Planned source of supply.

   (h)  Basis for developing materials requirements.  In computing requirements, consideration shall be given to such elements as lead time, waste factors, transfer, and storage losses so that phased requirements reflect the total gross quantities required to be delivered to the use or storage site.  Since the requirements estimates are being used by other Government agencies acting as supply sources to contract for materials, estimates must be as accurate as possible.

   (i)   NASA coordination.  The Kennedy Space Center shall coordinate the review of all data and establish NASA policy and procedures. The data shall be used as the basis for NASA requirements reports to various Government agencies for planning and supply support.

   (j)   Table of reportable materials.

   Ammonia, Technical (Anhydrous) (Low Oil Content) 99.97 percent purity, Spec 0-A- 445

   Argon Gas, 6000 PSI, AFPID 6830-5

   Propellant, Ammonia, Liquid, Anhydrous 99.5 percent purity, Spec MIL-P-27406

   Propellant, Chlorine Trifluoride, Spec MIL-P-81399

   Propellant, Deuterium, Gaseous, AFPID 9135-20

   Propellant, Fluorine, Gaseous, Spec MIL-P-27405

   Propellant, Fluorine, Liquid, Spec MIL-P-27405

   Helium, Technical Grade A, Spec BB-H-1168

   Propellant, Isopropyl Alcohol, AFPID 9135-18

   Propellant, Hydrazine, Standard Grade, Spec MIL-P-26536

   Propellant, Hydrazine, Monopropellant Grade, Spec MIL-P-26536

   Propellant, Hydrazine/Unsymmetrical Dimethylhydrazine, Spec MIL-P-27402

   Propellant, Hydrogen, Gaseous, Type I, Spec MIL-P-27201

   Propellant, Hydrogen, Liquid, Type II, Spec MIL-P-27201

   Propellant, Hydrogen Peroxide, Spec MIL-P-16005

   Propellant, Hydrogen Peroxide, Electrolytic Process, Spec MIL-P-16005

   Propellant, Jet Fuel, Grade RJ-1, Spec MIL-F-25558

   Propellant, JPX, 50 percent UDMH-50 percent JP-4, Spec MIL-P-26694

   Propellant, JPX, 17 percent UDMH-83 percent JP-4, Spec MIL-P-26694

   Propellant, Kerosene, Grade RP-1, Spec MIL-P-25576

   Propellant, Monomethyl Hydrazine, Spec MIL-P-27404

   Propellant, Neon, Liquid, AFPID 9135-16

   Propellant, Nitric Acid, Type IIIB, Spec MIL-P-7254

   Propellant, Nitric Acid, Type III LS, Spec MIL-P-7254

   Propellant, Nitric Acid, Type IV (High Density Acid), Spec MIL-P-7254

   Propellant, Nitrogen Tetroxide (NTO)  (MON-1) (MON-3), Spec MIL-P-26539

   Propellant, Nitrogen Tetroxide (NTO), MIL-P-26539

   Propellant, Nitrogen Tetroxide (MON-1), Spec MIL-P-26539

   Propellant, Nitrogen Tetroxide (MON-3), Spec MIL-P-26539

   Propellant, Oxygen, Grade B, Spec MIL-P-25508

   Propellant, Oxygen, Grade A, Spec MIL-P-25508

   Propellant, Oxygen, Grade F, Spec MIL-P-25508

   Propellant Pressurizing Agent, Helium, Spec MIL-P-27407, 99.995 pct min assay

   Propellant Pressurizing Agent, Nitrogen, Type II, Liquid Grade C, Spec MIL-P-27401

   Propellant Pressurizing Agent, Nitrogen, Type I, Gaseous Grade A, Spec MIL-P-27401

   Propellant Pressurizing Agent, Nitrogen, Type I, Grade B, Spec MIL-P-27401

   Propellant Pressurizing Agent, Nitrogen, Type II, Grade A, Spec MIL-P-27401

   Propellant Pressurizing Agent, Nitrogen, Type II, Grade B, Spec MIL-P-27401

   Propellant, Unsymmetrical Dimethyl-hydrazine, Spec MIL-P-25604

   Propellant, Nitrogen Trifluoride Spec MIL-P-87896

   Propellant Pressurizing Agent, Argon, Liquid, AFPID 9135-19


1808.003-73  Acquisition of mercury.

   (a)  Requests for mercury by NASA installations for their use or for use by their cost-reimbursement type contractors shall be made to the Mercury Contract Specialist, Directorate of Stockpile Contracts, DLA, Defense National Stockpile Center, 8725 John J. Kingman Rd., #3339, Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-6223.  DLA will furnish the current fair market value to NASA.  The unit of issue is a 76-pound flask.

   (b)  Requests for clearance to purchase quantities of 76 pounds or more from sources other than DLA shall be submitted to the office in paragraph (a) of this section and must be accompanied by a statement of reasons why the available excess mercury is unsuitable for use by the requesting field installation.


Subpart 1808.1--Excess Personal Property


1808.103  Information on available excess personal property.

   In addition to the sources identified in FAR 8.103, information on availability of NASA excess property is maintained by the Installation Property Disposal Officer and the NASA Equipment Management System (NEMS) Coordinator.


Subpart 1808.4--Federal Supply Schedules


1808.404  Using schedules.


1808.404-3  Requests for waivers.

   (a)  The head of the NASA office initiating the procurement request or a designated representative shall furnish the NASA contracting office a signed statement identifying the supplies or services to be purchased and explaining why similar items listed in the applicable schedule will not meet the requirement.

   (b)  If a waiver is not granted, the case shall be referred to the Assistant Administrator for Procurement (Code HS) for a final decision as to whether the non-schedule item will be purchased. The Assistant Administrator for Procurement shall promptly notify the Commissioner, Federal Supply Service, GSA, and the contracting office of the decision.


1808.405 Ordering Procedures for Federal Supply Schedules.


1808.405-3 Blanket purchase agreements (BPAs)

   The limitations in 1813.303(a)(4) on the individuals authorized to purchase under a BPA apply to BPAs established under Federal Supply Schedule contracts.


Subpart 1808.6--Acquisition from Federal Prison Industries, Inc.


1808.602 Policy.

  (e) When disputes occur, the contracting officer shall refer the matter to the Assistant Administrator for Procurement (Code HS) for review and any further action. Such referrals shall include a complete statement of the attempts made to resolve the matter.


1808.604  Waivers.

   (a)  NASA purchase orders or contracts written pursuant to a general or blanket waiver need not be supported by a copy of the waiver, but the waiver number must be cited on the purchase order or contract as well as on the initial voucher.  A copy of the waiver certificate must be attached to the initial voucher.


Subpart 1808.7--Acquisition from Nonprofit Agencies Employing

People Who are Blind or Severely Disabled


1808.705  Procedures.


1808.705-1  General.

   The Federal Standard Requisitioning and Issue Procedure (Federal Property Management Regulation, Subpart 101-26.2) shall be used to obtain nonprofit agency-produced supplies from GSA supply distribution facilities.


Subpart 1808.8--Acquisition of Printing and Related Supplies


1808.802  Policy.

   (b)(i) The Headquarters Chief Information Officer (Code AO) is the NASA central printing authority. 

         (ii) Requests for approval to contract for printing supplies or services shall be addressed to Code AO.  Approval to contract for such supplies or services is restricted to those requirements meeting the following conditions:

             (A) An individual order is under $1,000;

             (B) The order is not of a continuing or repetitive nature; and,

             (C) The Public Printer certifies it cannot be provided more economically through the GPO.


1808.870  Contract clause.

   The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 1852.208-81, Restrictions on Printing and Duplicating, in solicitations and contracts where there is a requirement for any printing, and/or any duplicating/copying in excess of that described in paragraph (c) of the clause.


Subpart 1808.11--Leasing of Motor Vehicles


1808.1100  Scope of subpart.

   NASA procedures for leasing motor vehicles from GSA or commercial sources are contained in NPD 6000.1, Transportation Management.

   (iv) Implementation of the applicable contract clauses. This requirement may be satisfied by forwarding a completed SF 1449, appropriately modified to reflect purchase card terms, to the awardee after placing the order via the card, provided that the awardee must be notified of, and agree to, the applicability of the SF 1449 clauses when the order is placed.


1813.301-70 Purchase card documentation.

   Documentation of purchases shall be minimized.  For transactions below the micro-purchase threshold, the card holder shall maintain a brief log of purchases and a file of monthly purchase card statements indicating whether item receipt has occurred. For purchases above the micro-purchase threshold, see 1813.106-3(b)(3)(ii).


1813.301-71 Training.

   All cardholders and approving officials must complete training prior to receiving a purchase card.  Training will address the responsibilities of the cardholder and approving official, prohibited purchases, purchase limitations, and sources of supply.


1813.301-72 Approving official.

   The approving official is the individual who reviews and approves a cardholder's monthly statement of purchases. The approving official shall be the cardholder's immediate or higher level supervisor; in no case shall cardholders approve their own statement of purchases. Unless center procedures otherwise provide for their designation, the procurement officer shall designate approving officials.


1813.301-73 Program officials.

   (a) The NASA Shared Services Center, Procurement Division, is the agency program coordinator.

   (b) The procurement officer shall identify the center program coordinator and the center billing office point of contact, and provide their names to the agency program coordinator.


1813.302 Purchase orders.


1813.302-1 General.

(a) See 1813.003(g).


1813.302-570  NASA solicitation provisions.

   (a)(1) The contracting officer may use the provision at 1852.213-70, Offeror Representations and Certifications—Other Than Commercial Items, in simplified acquisitions exceeding the mircro-purchase threshold that are for other than commercial items.  This provision shall not be used for acquisition of commercial items as defined in FAR 2.101.

   (2) This provision provides a single, consolidated list of certifications and representations for the acquisition of other than commercial items using simplified acquisition procedures and is attached to the solicitation for offerors to complete and return with their offer.

            (i) Use the provision with its Alternate I in solicitations for acquisitions that are for, or specify the use of recovered materials (see FAR 23.4).

            (ii) Use the provision with its Alternate II in solicitations for the acquisition of research, studies, supplies, or services of the type normally acquired from higher education institutions (see FAR 26.3). 

            (iii) Use the provision with its Alternate III in solicitation which include the clause at FAR 52.227-14, Rights in Data—General (see FAR 27.404(d)(2) and 1827.404(d)).

       (b)        The contracting officer may insert a provision substantially the same as the provision at 1852.213-71, Evaluation—Other than Commercial Items, in solicitations using simplified acquisition procedures for other than commercial items when a trade-off source selection process will be used, that is, factors in addition to technical acceptability and price will be considered.  (See FAR 13.106.)


1813.302-70 Purchase orders under section 8(a) of the Small Business Act.

   Purchase orders made using simplified acquisition procedures are authorized for 8(a) acquisitions under the simplified acquisition threshold.


1813.303 Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs)


1813.303-3 Preparation of BPAs.

   (a)(4) Non-GS-1102 or -1105 personnel shall not be authorized to place individual orders under a BPA in an amount greater than $5,000.  For sole source orders above $2,500, a contracting officer’s determination is required in accordance with FAR 13.106-1(b)(1).


1813.307 Forms.

   (b) Installations may use locally prescribed forms.

   (c) Installations may use locally prescribed forms.

   (d) The SF 44 may be used for purchases of aviation fuel and oil of $10,000 or less.

       (1)  A parallel tabulation, by element of cost and profit/fee, of the contractor's proposal and the Government's negotiation objective.  The negotiation objective represents the fair and reasonable price the Government is willing to pay for the supplies/services.  For each element of cost, compare the contractor's proposal and the Government position, explain the differences and how the Government position was developed, including the estimating assumptions and projection techniques employed, and how the positions differ in approach.  Include a discussion of excessive wages found (if applicable) and their planned resolution.  Explain how historical costs, including costs incurred under a letter contract (if applicable), were used in developing the negotiation objective.

       (2)  Significant differences between the field pricing report (including any audit reports) and the negotiation objectives and/or contractor's proposal shall be highlighted and explained.  For each proposed subcontract meeting the requirement of FAR 15.404-3(c), there shall be a discussion of the price and, when appropriate, cost analyses performed by the contracting officer, including the negotiation objective for each such subcontract.  The discussion of each major subcontract shall include the type of subcontract, the degree of competition achieved by the prime contractor, the price and, when appropriate, cost analyses performed on the subcontractor's proposal by the prime contractor, any unusual or special pricing or finance arrangements, and the current status of subcontract negotiations.

       (3)  The rationale for the Government's profit/fee objectives and, if appropriate, a completed copy of the NASA Form 634, Structured Approach--Profit/Fee Objective, and DD Form 1861, Contract Facilities Capital Cost of Money, should be included.  For incentive and award fee contracts, describe the planned arrangement in  terms of share lines, ceilings, and cost risk.

   (e)  Negotiation approval sought.   The PPM represents the Government's realistic assessment of the fair and reasonable price for the supplies and services to be acquired.  If negotiations subsequently demonstrate that a higher dollar amount (or significant term or condition) is reasonable, the contracting officer shall document the rationale for such a change and request approval to amend the PPM from the original approval authority.


1815.406-171    Installation reviews.

   Each contracting activity shall establish procedures to review all prenegotiation position memoranda.  The scope of coverage, exact procedures to be followed, levels of management review, and contract file documentation requirements  should be directly related to the dollar value and complexity of the acquisition.  The primary purpose of these reviews is to ensure that the negotiator, or negotiation team, is thoroughly prepared to enter into negotiations with a well-conceived, realistic, and fair plan.


1815.406-172    Headquarters reviews. 

   (a)  When a prenegotiation position has been selected for Headquarters review and approval, the contracting activity shall submit to the Office of Procurement (Code HS) one copy each of the prenegotiation position memorandum, the contractor's proposal, the Government technical evaluation, and all pricing reports (including any audit reports).

   (b)  The required information described in paragraph (a) of this section shall be furnished to Headquarters as soon as practicable and sufficiently in advance of the planned commencement of negotiations to allow a reasonable period of time for Headquarters review.  Electronic submittal is acceptable.


1815.406-3  Documenting the negotiation.  

   (a)(i)  The price negotiation memorandum (PNM) serves as a detailed summary of:  the technical, business, contractual, pricing (including price reasonableness), and other elements of the contract negotiated; and the methodology and rationale used in arriving at the final negotiated agreement.

       (ii)  A PNM is not required for a contract awarded under competitive negotiated procedures.  However, the information required by FAR 15.406-3 shall be reflected in the evaluation and selection documentation to the extent applicable.

       (iii) When the PNM is a "stand-alone" document, it shall contain the information required by the FAR and NFS for both PPMs and PNMs. However, when a PPM has been prepared under 1815.406-1, the subsequent PNM need only provide any information required by FAR 15.406-3 that was not provided in the PPM, as well as any changes in the status of factors affecting cost elements (e.g., use of different rates, hours, or subcontractors; wage rate determinations; or the current status of the contractor's systems).

   (b) When field pricing assistance has been obtained from the Defense Contract Audit Agency, the contracting officer shall send a copy of the PNM documentation to the audit office that provided the assistance.


1815.407    Special cost or pricing areas.


1815.407-2    Make-or-buy programs.  

   (e)(1)  Make-or-buy programs should not include items or work efforts estimated to cost less than $500,000.


1815.408    Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.


1815.408-70    NASA solicitation provisions and contract clauses. 

   (a)  The contracting officer shall insert the provision at 1852.215-78, Make-or-Buy Program Requirements, in solicitations requiring make-or-buy programs as provided in FAR 15.407-2(c).  This provision shall be used in conjunction with the clause at FAR 52.215-9, Changes or Additions to Make-or-Buy Program.  The contracting officer may add additional paragraphs identifying any other information required in order to evaluate the program.

   (b)  The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 1852.215-79, Price Adjustment for "Make-or-Buy" Changes, in contracts that include FAR 52.215-9 with its Alternate I or II.  Insert in the appropriate columns the items that will be subject to a reduction in the contract value.


Subpart 1815.5--Preaward, Award, and Postaward

Notifications, Protests, and Mistakes


1815.504  Award to successful offeror.

   The reference to notice of award in FAR 15.504 on negotiated acquisitions is a generic one.  It relates only to the formal establishment of a contractual document obligating both the Government and the offeror.  The notice is effected by the transmittal of a fully approved and executed definitive contract document, such as the award portion of SF 33, SF 26, SF 1449, or SF 1447, or a letter contract when a definitized contract instrument is not available but the urgency of the requirement necessitates immediate performance.  In this latter instance, the procedures for approval and issuance of letter contracts shall be followed.


1815.506  Postaward debriefing of offerors.


1815.506-70  Debriefing of offerors - Major System acquisitions.  

   (a)  When an acquisition is conducted in accordance with the Major System acquisition procedures in Part 1834 and multiple offerors are selected, the debriefing will be limited in such a manner that it does not prematurely disclose innovative concepts, designs, and approaches of the successful offerors that would result in a transfusion of ideas.

   (b)  When Phase B awards are made for alternative system design concepts, the source selection statements shall not be released to competing offerors or the general public until the release of the source selection statement for Phase C/D without the approval of the Assistant Administrator for Procurement (Code HS).


Subpart 1815.6--Unsolicited Proposals


1815.602  Policy.

   (1)  An unsolicited proposal may result in the award of a contract, grant, cooperative agreement, or other agreement.  If a grant or cooperative agreement is used, the NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook (NPR 5800.1) applies.

   (2)  Renewal proposals, (i.e., those for the extension or augmentation of current contracts)  are subject to the same FAR and NFS regulations, including the requirements of the Competition in Contracting Act, as are proposals for new contracts.


1815.604  Agency points of contact.  

  (a)(6) Information titled "Guidance for the Preparation and Submission of Unsolicited Proposals" is available on the Internet at http://ec.msfc.nasa.gov/hq/library/unSol-Prop.html. A deviation is required for use of any modified or summarized version of the Internet information or for alternate means of general dissemination of unsolicited proposal information.


1815.606  Agency procedures.  

   (a)  NASA will not accept for formal evaluation unsolicited proposals initially submitted to another agency or to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) without the offeror's express consent.

  (b)(i)   NASA Headquarters and each NASA field installation shall designate a point of contact for receiving and coordinating the handling and evaluation of unsolicited proposals.

       (ii)  Each installation shall establish procedures for handling proposals initially received by other offices within the installation.  Misdirected proposals shall be forwarded by the point of contact to the proper installation.  Points of contact are also responsible for providing guidance to potential offerors regarding the appropriate NASA officials to contact for general mission-related inquiries or other preproposal discussions.

       (iii) Points of contact shall keep records of unsolicited proposals received and shall provide prompt status information to requesters.  These records shall include, at a minimum, the number of unsolicited proposals received, funded, and rejected during the fiscal year; the identity of the offerors; and the office to which each was referred.  The numbers shall be broken out by source (large business, small business, university, or nonprofit institution).


1815.606-70  Relationship of unsolicited proposals to NRAs.

   An unsolicited proposal for a new effort or a renewal, identified by an evaluating office as being within the scope of an open NRA, shall be evaluated as a response to that NRA (see 1835.016-71), provided that the evaluating office can either:

   (a)  State that the proposal is not at a competitive disadvantage, or

   (b)  Give the offeror an opportunity to amend the unsolicited proposal to ensure compliance with the applicable NRA proposal preparation instructions.  If these conditions cannot be met, the proposal must be evaluated separately.


1815.609  Limited use of data.


1815.609-70  Limited use of proposals.

   Unsolicited proposals shall be evaluated outside the Government only to the extent authorized by, and in accordance with, the procedures prescribed in, 1815.207-70.

1815.670  Foreign proposals.

   Unsolicited proposals from foreign sources are subject to NPD 1360.2, Initiation and Development of International Cooperation in Space and Aeronautics Programs.


Subpart 1815.70--Ombudsman


1815.7001  NASA Ombudsman Program.

   NASA's implementation of an ombudsman program is in NPR 5101.33, Procurement Advocacy Programs.


1815.7002  Synopses of solicitations and contracts.

   In all synopses announcing competitive acquisitions, the contracting officer shall indicate that the clause at 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable.  This may be accomplished by referencing the clause number and identifying the installation Ombudsman.


1815.7003  Contract clause. 

   The contracting officer shall insert a clause substantially the same as the one at 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, in all solicitations (including draft solicitations) and contracts.  Use the clause with its Alternate I when a task or delivery order contract is contemplated.

   “High-Tech” as used in this part means research and/or development efforts that are within or advance the state-of-the-art in a technology discipline and are performed primarily by professional engineers, scientists, and highly skilled and trained technicians or specialists.


Subpart 1819.2--Policies


1819.201 General policy.

   (a)(i) NASA is committed to providing to small, veteran-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, HUBZone, small disadvantaged, and women-owned small business concerns, maximum practicable opportunities to participate in Agency acquisitions at the prime contract level.  The participation of NASA prime contractors in providing subcontracting opportunities to such entities is also an essential part of the Agency's commitment.  The participation of these entities is particularly emphasized in high-technology areas where they have not traditionally dominated.

      (ii) NASA annually negotiates Agency small, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, HUBZone, small disadvantaged, and women-owned small business prime and subcontracting goals with the Small Business Administration pursuant to section 15(g) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644).  In addition, NASA has the following statutory goals based on the total value of prime and subcontract awards:

              (A) Under Public Laws 101-144, 101-507, and 102-389, an annual goal of at least 8 percent for prime and subcontract awards to small disadvantaged business (SDB) concerns, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), minority institutions (MIs), and women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) (see 1819.7000); and

              (B) Under 10 U.S.C. 2323, an annual goal of 5 percent for prime and subcontract awards to SDBs, HBCUs, and WOSBs.  

   (d)  The Assistant Administrator for Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization is the Agency official responsible for carrying out the duties in FAR 19.201(d). 

   (e)(i)  The center director shall designate a qualified individual in the contracting office as a small business specialist to provide a central point of contact to which small business concerns may direct inquiries concerning small business matters and participation in NASA acquisitions.  The small business specialist shall also perform other functions specifically set forth in this section 1819.201 or that the procurement officer may prescribe, with the concurrence of the Assistant Administrator for Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, for implementing the Small Business Program.  When the center director considers that the volume of acquisitions or the functions relating to acquisitions at the center do not warrant a full-time small business specialist, these duties may be assigned to procurement personnel on a part-time basis.

         (ii)  Small business specialists appointed under paragraph (d)(i) of this section shall perform the following duties, as the procurement officer determines appropriate to the installation:

             (A)  Maintain a program designed to locate capable small business sources, including those located in labor surplus areas, for current and future acquisitions.

             (B)  Coordinate inquiries and requests for advice from small business concerns on acquisition matters.

             (C)  Before issuance of solicitations or contract modifications for additional supplies or services, determine that small business concerns will receive adequate consideration, including making recommendations for initiation of set-asides (see FAR 19.5 and 19.8) and for taking action in accordance with FAR 19.506(b) and 1819.502-70.  Participate and provide input early in the acquisition planning phase of proposed acquisitions, including procurement strategy meetings.

             (D)  If small business concerns cannot be given an opportunity to compete because adequate specifications or drawings are not available, work with appropriate technical and contracting personnel to ensure that necessary specifications or drawings for current or future acquisitions will be available.

             (E)  Review acquisitions for possible breakout of items suitable for acquisition from small business concerns.

             (F)  Advise small business concerns regarding financial assistance available under laws and regulations, assist such concerns in applying for such assistance, and ensure that small business concerns' requests for financial assistance are not treated as a handicap in securing the award of contracts.

             (G)  Participate in responsibility determinations (see FAR 9.103) when small business concerns are involved.

             (H)  Participate in the evaluation of prime contractors' small business subcontracting programs (see FAR 19.705-4).

             (I)   Review and make appropriate recommendations to the contracting officer on any proposal to furnish Government-owned facilities to a contractor if such action may hurt the Small Business Program.

             (J)   Ensure that participation of small business concerns is accurately reported.

             (K)  Make available to SBA copies of solicitations when requested.

             (L)  Act as liaison between contracting officers and SBA area offices and representatives in connection with set-asides, certificates of competency, and any other matters in which the Small Business Program may be involved.

             (M)  In cooperation with contracting officers and technical personnel, seek and develop information on the technical competence of small business concerns for research and development contracts.  Regularly bring to the attention of contracting officers and technical personnel descriptive data, brochures, and other information regarding small business concerns that are apparently competent to perform research and development work in fields in which NASA is interested.

             (N)  When a small business concern's offer has been rejected for nonresponsiveness or nonresponsibility, assist that concern, upon its request, in understanding such requirements for future awards.

             (O)  Advise center personnel, as necessary, on new Governmentwide and Agency-approved small business programs and initiatives.

   (f) (1)  The NASA Ombudsman, the Director of the Contract Management Division, is the designated official for determining whether the use of the SDB mechanism in FAR Subpart 19.11 has resulted in an undue burden on non-SDB firms in the Department of Commerce designated NAICS Major Groups, or is otherwise inappropriate.


Subpart 1819.3--Determination of Small Business Status for Small Business Programs


1819.302 Protesting a small business representation. 

   (d)(1)  The contracting officer shall not make awards of small business set-aside acquisitions before the expiration of the period for receipt of a size standard protest.

PART 1832





1832.006-2                            Definition.

1832.007                                Contract financing payments.



1832.111                                          Contractor clauses for non-commercial purchases.

1832.111-70                          NASA contract clause.



1832.202-1                                       Policy.

1832.206                                 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.



1832.402                                          General.

1832.406                               Letters of credit.

1832.407                               Interest.

1832.409                               Contracting officer action.

1832.409-1                            Recommendation for approval.

1832.409-170                        NASA procedure for approval.

1832.410                               Findings, determination, and authorization.

1832.412                               Contract clause.

1832.412-70                          NASA contract clauses.



1832.501                               General.

1832.501-1                            Customary progress payment rates.

1832.501-2                                       Unusual progress payments.

1832.502                               Preaward matters.

1832.502-2                            Contract finance office clearance.

1832.502-4                            Contract clauses.

1832.502-470                          NASA contract clause.

1832.503                                 Postaward matters.                             

1832.503-5                            Administration of progress payments.

1832.504                               Subcontracts.


SUBPART     1832.7            CONTRACT FUNDING

1832.702                                          Policy.

1832.702-70                          NASA policy.

1832.704                               Limitation of cost or funds.

1832.704-70                            Incrementally funded fixed-price contracts.

1832.705                                          Contract clauses.

1832.705-2                              Clauses for limitation of cost or funds.

1832.705-270                         NASA clauses for limitation of cost or funds.


SUBPART     1832.9              PROMPT PAYMENT

1832.908                                          Contract clauses.



1832.1001                               Policy.

1832.1004                               Procedure.

1832.1005                                        Contract clauses.

1832.1009                                        Title.


1832.1110                               Solicitation provision and contract clauses.



PART 1832



1832.006-2  Definition.

   The Director, Acquisition Integrity Program is the Agency remedy coordination official.


1832.007  Contract financing payments.

   (a)(1) Except as authorized in 1832.908, it is NASA’s policy to make contract financing payments on the 30th day after the designated billing office has received a proper request.  However, the due date for making contract financing payments for a specific contract may be earlier than the 30th day, but not earlier than 7 days, after the designated billing office has received a proper request, provided that:     

            (i)    The contractor provides consideration whose value is determined to be greater than the cost to the United States Treasury of interest on funds paid prior to the 30th day, calculated using the Current Value of Funds Rate published annually in the Federal Register (subject to quarterly revision);

            (ii)   The contracting officer approves the payment date change, with the concurrence of the installation Financial Management Officer; and

            (iii)  The contract file includes documentation regarding the value of the consideration and the analysis determining that value.


Subpart 1832.1--Non-Commercial Item Purchase Financing


1832.111  Contract clauses for non-commercial purchases.


1832.111-70  NASA contract clause.

   The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 1852.232-79, Payment for On-Site Preparatory Costs, in solicitations and contracts for construction on a fixed-price basis when progress payments are contemplated and pro rata payment of on-site preparatory costs to the contractor is appropriate.

PART 1842






1842.101                                 Contract audit responsibilities.

1842.102                                 Assignment of contract audit services.

1842.102-70                            Review of administration and audit services.

1842.170                                 Assignment of NASA personnel at contractor plants.



1842.202                                 Assignment of contract administration.

1842.202-70                            Retention of contract administration.

1842.270                                 Contracting officer technical representative (COTR) delegations.

1842.271                                 NASA clause.



1842.302                                 Contract administration functions.



1842.503                                 Postaward conferences.


SUBPART      1842.7             INDIRECT COST RATES

1842.705                                 Final indirect cost rates.

1842.705-1                              Contracting officer determination procedure.

1842.708                                 Quick-closeout procedure.

1842.708-70                            NASA Quick-closeout procedure.


SUBPART      1842.8             DISALLOWANCE OF COSTS

1842.803                                 Disallowing costs after incurrence.



1842.1203                               Processing agreements.

1842.1203-70                          DOD processing of novation and change-of-name agreements on

                                                  behalf of NASA.



1842.1305                               Contract clauses.



1842.1501                               General.

1842.1502                               Policy.

1842.1503                               Procedures.



1842.7001                               Observance of legal holidays.

1842.7002                               Travel outside of the United States.

1842.7003                               Emergency medical services and evacuation.



1842.7101                               Submission of vouchers.




1842.7201                               General.

1842.7202                               Contract clause.



1842.7301                               NASA external audit follow-up system.

1842.7302                               Reportable audit disposition documentation.



PART 1842



Subpart 1842.1--Contract Audit Services


1842.101  Contract audit responsibilities. 

   (a)(i)  The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) has been designated as the DOD agency responsible for the performance of audit functions for NASA contracts, except those awarded to educational institutions for which other agencies have audit cognizance under OMB Circular No. A-133, those with Canadian contractors, and those for which NASA will perform audits.

       (ii) Cross-servicing arrangements are the responsibility of the Headquarters Office of External Relations (Code ID).  Contracting officers should direct questions to the Headquarters Office of Procurement (Code HK).


1842.102  Assignment of contract audit services.


1842.102-70  Review of administration and audit services. 

   NASA contracting activities shall assess their delegations to DOD semiannually to determine changes in delegation patterns that could result in significant changes in DOD manpower requirements or have other important impacts on DOD contract administration activities.  Events such as major program cutbacks or expansions, changes in locations of major programs, and sizable new acquisitions should be considered in the assessment.  Contracting activities shall advise the Headquarters Office of Procurement Contract Management Division when an assessment indicates a significant change in required DOD support.


1842.170  Assignment of NASA personnel at contractor plants. 

   (a)(1) NASA personnel normally shall not be assigned at or near a contractor's facility to perform any contract administration functions listed in FAR 42.302(a). Before such an assignment is made,

   (b)     The external audit followup system tracks all contract and OMB Circular No. A-133 audits where NASA has resolution and disposition authority.  The objective of the tracking system is to ensure that audit recommendations are resolved within 6 months after receipt of the audit report and corrected as expeditiously as possible.

   (c)(1) The identification and tracking of contract audit reports under NASA cognizance are accomplished in cooperation with the DCAA.

       (2) Identification and tracking of OMB Circular No. A-133 audit reports are accomplished in cooperation with the NASA Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

   (d)(1) All reportable contract audit reports as defined by Chapter 15, Section 6, of the DCAA Contract Audit Manual (CAM) shall be entered into NASA’s Corrective Action Tracking System (CATS), with the information updated at least quarterly until the audit recommendations are all resolved and dispositioned (see paragraph (e) (1) of this section); and

       (2) Only OMB Circular No. A-133 audit reports involving the following shall be reported quarterly to the Headquarters Office of Procurement Analysis Division:

            (i)    A significant management control issue; or

            (ii)   Questioned costs of $10,000 or more due to an audit finding (see Subpart E-Auditor, paragraph 510 of OMB Circular No. A-133).

       (3) NASA contracting officers will maintain a dialogue with DOD Administrative Contracting Officers (ACO) who have been delegated activities on NASA contracts.  A review will be conducted no less frequently than semiannually, and the status and disposition of significant audit findings will be documented in the contract file.  During this review, NASA contracting officers should discuss with the ACO both prime and subcontract audit reports that have been delegated to DOD.  Should these reports contain any findings or recommendations, the NASA contracting officer should obtain their status and document the contract file accordingly.

   (e)(1) The terms “resolution” and “corrective action/disposition” are defined as follows:

            (i)    Resolution - The point at which the IG and Management agree on the action to be taken on audit report findings and recommendations.

            (ii)   Corrective action/disposition - Management action responsive to an agreed upon audit recommendation.

       (2) The resolution and disposition of DCAA audit reports issued to NASA contracting officers are handled as follows:

            (i) Audit findings pertaining to an individual NASA contract are the responsibility of the NASA contracting officer.

            (ii) Audit findings impacting more than one NASA contract are the responsibility of the NASA contracting officer providing the preponderance of funding to the particular contractor for the contractor fiscal year covered by the audit report (lead contracting officer).  The lead contracting officer should furnish a copy of the audit report to all NASA contracting officers with contracts impacted by the audit report.  Those contracting officers should be provided the opportunity to participate in the negotiations or provide input into the negotiation strategy.  At the conclusion of the negotiations, the lead contracting officer is to provide a copy of the negotiation memorandum to the DCAA office that issued the audit report, as well as to the contracting officers for the other impacted NASA contracts.


       (3) The resolution and disposition of OMB Circular No. A-133 audits are handled as follows:

            (i)    Audit findings pertaining to an individual NASA award are the responsibility of the procurement officer for the Center that awarded the contract.

            (ii)   Audit findings having a Governmentwide impact are the responsibility of the cognizant Federal agency responsible for oversight.  For organizations subject to OMB Circular No. A-133, there is either a cognizant agency or an oversight agency.  The cognizant agency is the Federal agency that provides the predominant amount of direct funding to the recipient organization unless OMB makes a specific cognizant agency for audit assignment.  To provide for the continuity of cognizance, the determination of the predominant amount of direct funding will be based on the direct Federal awards expended in the recipient’s fiscal years ending in 1995, 2000, 2005, and every fifth year thereafter.  When there is no direct funding, the Federal agency with the predominant indirect funding is to assume the oversight responsibilities.  In cases where NASA is the cognizant or oversight Federal agency, audit resolution and disposition is the responsibility of the procurement officer for the Center having the largest amount of direct funding, or, if there is no direct funding, the largest amount of indirect funding for the audited

 period.  A copy of the memorandum dispositioning the findings shall be provided by each Center having resolution responsibility for the particular report to the Headquarters OIG office, the Headquarters Office of Procurement Analysis Division, and each Center procurement office that has awards impacted by the dispositioned findings.


1842.7302   Reportable audit disposition documentation.

   For each reportable audit provided by DCAA, the contracting officer shall submit disposition documentation to the office that provided the report.

PART 1853





SUBPART      1853.1             GENERAL

1853.100                                 Scope of subpart.

1853.101                                 Requirements for use of forms.

1853.103                                 Exceptions.

1853.105                                 Computer generation.

1853.107                                 Obtaining forms.

1853.108                                 Recommendations concerning forms.


SUBPART      1853.2             PRESCRIPTION OF FORMS

1853.200                                 Scope of subpart.

1853.204                                 Administrative matters.

1853.204-70                            General (NASA Forms 533M, 533Q, 1098, 1356, 1611, 1612,

                                                and Department of Defense Forms 1593 and 1594).

1853.208                                 Required sources of supplies and services.

1853.208-70                            Other Government sources (Standard Form 1080, Air Force

                                                  Form 858, Department of Energy Form CA-10-90.COM, Nuclear

                                                  Regulatory Commission Form 313).

1853.215                                 Contracting by negotiation.

1853.215-70                            Price negotiation (NASA Form 634 and Department of Defense

                                                  Form 1861).

1853.216                                 Types of contracts.

1853.216-70                            Assignees under cost-reimbursement contracts (NASA Forms

                                                  778, 779, 780, and 781).

1853.217                                 Special contracting methods (NASA Form 523).

1853.225                                 Foreign Acquisition (Customs Form 7501).

1853.232-70                            Contract financing (Standard Forms 272, 272A).

1853.242                                 Contract administration.

1853.242-70                            Delegation (NASA Forms 1430, 1430A, 1431, 1432, 1433, and

                                                  1634) and service request (NASA Form 1434).

1853.242-71                            Notifications (NASA Form 456).

1853.242-72                            Evaluation of Performance (NASA Form 1680).

1853.245-70                            Property (NASA Form 1018, Department of Defense Form 1419).

1853.246                                 Quality assurance (Department of Defense Forms 250 and 250c).

1853.249-70                            Termination of contracts (NASA Forms 1412, 1413).


SUBPART      1853.3             ILLUSTRATIONS OF FORMS

1853.300                                 Scope of subpart.

1853.301                                 Standard forms.

1853.303                                 Agency forms.



PART 1853



Subpart 1853.1--General


1853.100  Scope of subpart.

   This subpart contains information regarding the forms prescribed in this Regulation.  Unless specified otherwise, the policies in FAR Part 53 apply to NASA-prescribed forms.


1853.101  Requirements for use of forms.

   The requirements for use of the forms in this part are contained in Parts 1801 through 1852 where the subject matter applicable to each form is addressed.  The specific location of each form's prescription is identified in subpart 1853.2.


1853.103  Exceptions.

   (1)     Requests for exceptions to stan­dard or optional forms shall be forwarded through the center forms manager to the Headquarters Office of Procurement (Code HK).

   (2)     Alteration of any form in this part is prohibited unless prior ap­proval has been obtained from the Headquarters Office of Management Systems and Facilities, Information Resources Management Division (Code JT).  Requests for alteration shall be coordinated with the center forms manager before transmittal to Code JT.

   (3)     Use for the same purpose of any form other than one pre­scribed by this Regulation requires prior approval of Code HK.


1853.105  Computer generation.

   Forms prescribed by this Regulation may be adapted for computer prepara­tion pro­viding there is no change to the name, content, or sequence of the data elements, and the form carries the form number and edition date.


1853.107  Obtaining forms.

   (c)(i)  NASA centers and offices may obtain forms prescribed in the FAR or in this Regulation from Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 239.  Orders should be placed on a NASA Form 2, Request for Blank Forms, Publications and Issuances.

       (ii)        Contracting officers, at the time of contract award, shall ensure that contrac­tors are notified of the procedures for obtaining NASA forms required for performance under the contract.


1853.108  Recommendations concerning forms. 

   Code HK is the office responsible for submitting form recommendations.


Subpart 1853.2--Prescription of Forms


1853.200  Scope of subpart.

   This subpart summarizes the prescrip­tions of NASA forms and other forms adop­ted by NASA for use in acquisition.


1853.204  Administrative matters.


1853.204-70  General (NASA Forms 533M, 533Q, 1098, 1356, 1611, 1612, and Department of Defense Forms 1593 and 1594).

   (a)     The following forms are prescribed in 1842.72:

       (1)  NASA Form 533M, Monthly Contrac­tor Financial Management Report.

       (2)  NASA Form 533Q, Quarterly Con­trac­tor Financial Management Report.

   (b)  NASA Form 1098, Checklist for Con­tract Award File Content.  Prescribed in 1804.803-70.

   (c) NASA Form 1356, C.A.S.E. Report on College and University Projects.  Prescribed in 1804.671.

   (d) NASA Form 1611, Contract Comple­tion Statement.  Prescribed in 1804.804-2 and 1804.804-5.

   (e)  The following forms are prescribed in 1804.804-5:

       (1)  NASA Form 1612, Contract Closeout Checklist.

       (2) DD Form 1593, Contract Adminis­tra­tion Completion Record.

       (3) DD Form 1594, Contract Completion Statement.


1853.208  Required sources of supplies and services.


1853.208-70  Other Government sources (Standard Form 1080, Air Force Form 858,

Department of Energy Form CA-10-90.COM, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Form 313).

   (a) SF 1080, Voucher for Transfers Between Appropriations and/or Funds (Disbursement).  Prescribed in 1808.002-72(e).

   (b)     Air Force Form 858, Forecast of Re­quirements (Missile Propellants and Pressu­rants).  Prescribed in 1808.003-72(f).

   (c) U.S. Department of Energy Isotope and Technical Service Order Form CA-10-90.COM. Prescribed in 1808.003-70(a).

   (d)     Nuclear Regulatory Commission Form 313, Application for Material License. Prescribed in 1808.002-70(a).


1853.215  Contracting by negotiation.


1853.215-70  Price negotiation (NASA Form 634 and Department of Defense Form 1861).

   (a) NASA Form 634, Structured Ap­proach--Profit/Fee Objective.  Prescribed in 1815.404-470.

   (b)     DD Form 1861, Contract Facilities Capital Cost of Money.  Prescribed in 1830.70, and instructions for completion are in 1830.7001-2.


1853.216  Types of contracts.


1853.216-70  Assignees under cost-reim­bursement contracts (NASA Forms 778, 779, 780, and 781).

   The following forms are prescribed in 1852.216-89:

   (a) NASA Form 778, Contractor's Re­lease.

   (b)     NASA Form 779, Assignee's Release.

   (c) NASA Form 780, Contractor's Assign­ment of Refunds, Rebates, Credits, and Other Amounts.

   (d)     NASA Form 781, Assignee’s Assign­ment of Refunds, Rebates, Credits, and Other Amounts.


1853.217  Special contracting methods (NASA Form 523).

   NASA Form 523, NASA-Defense Purchase Request.  Prescribed in 1808.002-72(b) and 1817.7002.


1853.225  Foreign Acquisition (Customs Form 7501).

   Customs Form 7501, Entry Summary.  Prescribed in 1825.903 and 14 CFR 1217.104.


1853.232-70  Contract financing (Standard Forms 272, 272A).

   The following forms are prescribed in 1832.412(a)(ii):

   (a) SF 272, Federal Cash Transactions Report.

   (b)     SF 272A, Federal Cash Transactions Report Continuation.


1853.242  Contract administration.


1853.242-70  Delegation (NASA Forms 1430, 1430A, 1431, 1432, 1433, and 1634) and service request (NASA Form 1434).

   (a) NASA Form 1430, Letter of Contract Administration Delegation, General.  Prescribed in 1842.202(d)(ii).

   (b)     NASA Form 1430A, Letter of Contract Administration Delegation, Special Instruc­tions.  Prescribed in 1842.202(d)(ii).

   (c) NASA Form 1431, Letter of Acceptance of Contract Administration Delegation.  Prescribed in 1842.202(d)(iii).

   (d)     NASA Form 1432, Letter of Contract Administration Delegation, Termination.  Prescribed in 1842.202(b)(i)(G).

   (e) NASA Form 1433, Letter of Audit Delegation.  Prescribed in 1842.202(d)(iv).

   (f) NASA Form 1634, Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) Delegation.  Prescribed in 1842.270(b).

   (g) NASA Form 1434, Letter of Request for Pricing-Audit-Technical Evaluation Servic­es.  Prescribed in 1815.404-2(a)(1)(D).