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97-41

Procurement Notice


February 25, 2000

FOREIGN ACQUISITION

PURPOSE: To conform the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 25 Rewrite, finalized in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 97-15, and to refine internal agency coordination procedures.

BACKGROUND: This PN conforms the NASA FAR Supplement to Item No. II of FAC 97-15, which became final on December 27, 1999, and entered into effect on February 25, 2000.

REGULATION: Changes are made in Parts 1825 and 1852 as set forth in the enclosed replacement pages.

REPLACEMENT PAGES: You may use the enclosed pages to replace 6:3, 6:4, Part 1825, 52:1, 52:2, 52:30.1, 52:30.2, 52-93, 52-94, Part 1853, 53-63 (added), and 53-64 (added). There is no page 53-62. Remove page 52:30.3.

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE: This PN was published as a final rule in the Federal Register (65 FR 10031-10033, February 25, 2000).

EFFECTIVE DATE: This PN is effective as dated and shall remain in effect until canceled or superseded.

HEADQUARTERS CONTACT: Patrick Flynn, NASA Headquarters, Code HK, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-0460, email: partrick.flynn@hq.nasa.gov.

 

R. Scott Thompson
Director, Contract Management Division

Enclosures


4. The exclusion of this source will increase or maintain competition and is likely to result in reduction of     (2)     in overall costs for any anticipated acquisition of the supplies or services being acquired. This estimate is based on     (3)   .

(See Note 4 for the use of Alternates I and II below.)

Alternate I: The exclusion of this source will serve the national defense interest by having an alternative supplier available for furnishing the supplies or services being acquired, in case of a national emergency or industrial mobilization, because     (5)   .

Alternate II: The exclusion of this source will serve the national defense interest by establishing or maintaining an essential engineering, research, or development capability of an educational or other nonprofit institution or a federally funded research and development center, because     (5)     .

Determination

The exclusion of the source identified above will increase or maintain competition and is likely to result in reduced overall costs for any anticipated acquisition of the supplies or services being acquired.

(See Note 4 for the use of Alternates I and II below.)

Alternate I: It is in the interest of the national defense to exclude the source identified above in order to have an alternative supplier available for furnishing the supplies or services being acquired, in case of a national emergency or industrial mobilization.

Alternate II: It is in the interest of national defense to exclude the source identified above in order to establish or maintain an essential engineering, research, or development capability to be provided by an educational or other nonprofit institution or a federally funded research and development center.

Date___________

NOTES:

1. Name of source to be excluded.

2. Description of estimated reduction in overall costs.

3. Description of how estimate was derived.

4. In paragraph 4 and in the Determination, the basic wording is appropriate when FAR 6.202(a)(1) applies; Alternate I is appropriate when FAR 6.202(a)(2) applies; and Alternate II is appropriate when FAR 6.202(a)(3) applies.

5. Description of circumstances necessitating the exclusion of the identified source.

Subpart 1806.3--Other Than Full and Open Competition

1806.302 Circumstances permitting other than full and open competition.

1806.302-4 International agreement.

1806.302-470 Documentation.

Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(f)(2)(E), an individual justification for other than full and open competition under the authority of FAR 6.302-4 is not required when the procurement officer signs a Memorandum for the Record that:

(a) describes the specific terms of the international agreement or treaty that limit acquisitions in support of, or as a result of, the agreement or treaty to less than full and open competition; and

(b) is included in each official contract file in the place for filing a Justification for Other than Full and Open Competition (see NASA Form 1098).

1806.302-7 Public interest.

(c)(2) The notice to Congress shall be made by NASA Headquarters, Office of Legislative Affairs (Code L). Code HS shall request the notice to be made immediately upon approval of a D&F and shall advise the contracting activity of the date upon which the notification period ends.

(3) The contracting officer shall prepare the D&F required by FAR 6.302-7(c)(1) in any format that clearly documents the determination and the supporting findings.

1806.303 Justifications.

1806.303-1 Requirements.

(b) Justifications for using less than full and open competition may be prepared by the technical office initiating the contract action when it is recommending the use of the justification authority, or by the contracting officer if the technical office does not make such a recommendation.

(d) The contracting officer shall send a copy of each approved justification or D&F that cites the authority of FAR 6.302-3(a)(2)(i) or FAR 6.302-7 to NASA Headquarters, Office of Procurement (Code HK), unless one of the exceptions at FAR 25.403 applies to the acquisition. The transmittal shall indicate that the justification is being furnished under FAR 6.303-1(d).

1806.303-170 Sole-source purchases by contractors.

The requirements of FAR Part 6 and NFS Part 1806 apply if NASA directs a prime contractor (by specifications, drawings, parts lists, or otherwise) to purchase items on a sole-source basis. Accordingly, procurement officers shall take necessary actions to ensure that such sole-source acquisitions are properly justified. Where "brand name or equal" purchase descriptions list the salient physical, functional, or other characteristics of the item being procured and are properly used under 1811.104, the justification requirements of FAR Part 6 and NFS Part 1806 do not apply.

1806.303-2 Content.

1806.303-270 Use of unusual and compelling urgency authority.


PART 1825

FOREIGN ACQUISITION

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1825.003 Definitions.

1825.003-70 NASA definitions.

SUBPART 1825.1 BUY AMERICAN ACT--SUPPLIES

1825.103 Exceptions.

SUBPART 1825.4 TRADE AGREEMENTS

1825.400 Scope of subpart.

SUBPART 1825.9 CUSTOMS AND DUTIES

1825.901 Policy.

1825.903 Exempted supplies.

SUBPART 1825.10 ADDITIONAL FOREIGN ACQUISITION REGULATIONS

1825.1001 Waiver of right to examination of records.

1825.1002 Use of foreign currency.

SUBPART 1825.11 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

1825.1101 Acquisition of supplies.

1825.1103 Other provisions and clauses.

1825.1103-70 Export control.

SUBPART 1825.70 FOREIGN CONTRACT AND INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT CLEARANCES

1825.7000 Scope of subpart.

1825.7001 Definition.

1825.7002 Foreign Contracts.

1825.7003 International Agreements.

 

PART 1825
FOREIGN ACQUISITION

1825.003 Definitions.

1825.003-70 NASA definitions.

"Canadian end product", for an item with an estimated value of $25,000 or less, means an unmanufactured end product mined or produced in Canada or an end product manufactured in Canada, if the cost of its components mined, produced, or manufactured in Canada or the United States exceeds 50 percent of the cost of all its components. The cost of components includes transportation costs to the place of incorporation into the end product. For an end product with an estimated value in excess of $25,000, the definition at FAR 25.003 applies.

Subpart 1825.1--Buy American Act--Supplies

1825.103 Exceptions.

(a)(i) The procurement officer must send proposed public interest determinations to the Associate Administrator for Procurement (Code HS) for approval.

(ii) The Associate Administrator for Procurement has determined that it is inconsistent with the public interest to apply restrictions of the Buy American Act to Canadian end products with estimated values of $25,000 or less as defined in 1825.003-70. Accordingly, contracting officers must evaluate all offers for such Canadian end products on a parity with offers for domestic end products, except that applicable duty (whether or not a duty free entry certificate may be issued) must be included in evaluating offers for Canadian end products.

Subpart 1825.4--Trade Agreements

1825.400 Scope of subpart.

(b) The Buy American Act and the Balance of Payments Program apply to all acquisitions of Japanese end products or services in excess of $2,500.

Subpart 1825.9--Customs and Duties

1825.901 Policy.

NASA has statutory authority to exempt certain articles from import duties, including articles that will be launched into space, spare parts for such articles, ground support equipment, and unique equipment used in connection with an international program or launch service agreement. This authority is fully described in 14 CFR 1217.

1825.903 Exempted supplies.

(a) Through delegation from the Associate Administrator for Procurement, Procurement Officers are authorized to certify duty free entry for articles imported into the United States, if those articles are procured by NASA or by other U.S. Government agencies, or by U.S. Government contractors or subcontractors when title to the articles is or will be vested in the U.S. Government in accordance with the terms of the contract or subcontract. Procurement officers shall complete Customs Form 7501, Entry Summary (available from your nearest Service Port (http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/location/ports/index.htm) or from (https://extranet.hq.nasa.gov/nef/user/form_search.cfm)) and the certification set forth in 14 CFR 1217.104(a) or 1217.104(c) (http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-retrieve.html#page1). All duty-free certificates must be coordinated with the center Chief Counsel. Procurement officers must maintain a record of each certification and make this record available for periodic review by NASA Headquarters and the U.S. Customs Service.

Subpart 1825.10--Additional Foreign Acquisition Regulations

1825.1001 Waiver of right to examination of records.

(b) The Administrator is the approval authority for waivers. The contracting officer must submit the waiver request, consisting of the determination and findings prescribed in FAR 25.1001(b) and any relevant supporting information, to the Headquarters Office of Procurement (Code HS).

1825.1002 Use of foreign currency.

(a) The NASA Headquarters Comptroller (Code B) is the designated official for making the determination of the feasibility of using excess or near-excess currency.

Subpart 1825.11--Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses

1825.1101 Acquisition of supplies.

(e) The contracting officer must add paragraph (k) as set forth in 1852.225-8, Duty-Free Entry of Space Articles, in solicitations and contracts when the supplies that will be accorded duty-free entry are identifiable before award. Insert the supplies determined in accordance with FAR Subpart 25.9 and 1825.903.

1825.1103 Other provisions and clauses.

1825.1103-70 Export control.

(a) Background. (1) NASA contractors and subcontractors are subject to U.S. export control laws and regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 22 CFR Parts 120 through 130, and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 CFR Parts 730 through 799. The contractor is responsible for obtaining the appropriate licenses or other approvals from the Department of State or the Department of Commerce when it exports hardware, technical data, or software, or provides technical assistance to a foreign destination or "foreign person", as defined in 22 CFR 120.16, and there are no applicable or available exemptions/exceptions to the ITAR/ EAR, respectively. A person who is lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States is not a "foreign person". (See 22 CFR 120.16 and 15 CFR 734.2(b)(2)(ii).)

(2) The exemption at 22 CFR 125.4(b)(3) of the ITAR provides that a contractor may export technical data without a license if the contract between the agency and the exporter provides for the export of the data. The clause at 1852.225-70, Alternate I, provides contractual authority for the exemption, but the exemption is available only after the contracting officer, or designated representative, provides written authorization or direction enabling its use. It is NASA policy that the exemption at 22 CFR 125.4(b)(3) may only be used when technical data (including software) is exchanged with a NASA foreign partner pursuant to the terms of an international agreement in furtherance of an international collaborative effort. The contracting officer must obtain the approval of the Center Export Administrator before granting the contractor the authority to use this exemption.

(b) Contract clause. Insert the clause at 1852.225-70, Export Licenses, in all solicitations and contracts, except in contracts with foreign entities. Insert the clause with its Alternate I when the NASA project office indicates that technical data (including software) is to be exchanged by the contractor with a NASA foreign partner pursuant to an international agreement.

Subpart 1825.70-- Foreign Contract and International Agreement Clearances

1825.7000 Scope of subpart.

This subpart prescribes policy and procedures for pre-award clearance of foreign contracts, and for coordination of international agreements that contemplate award of contracts using appropriated funds.

1825.7001 Definition.

"Foreign contract acquisition", as used in this subpart, means the acquisition by negotiation of supplies or services, including construction and research and development when the work is to be performed outside the United States, its possessions, and Puerto Rico by a foreign government or instrumentality thereof or by a foreign private contractor. The term does not include--

(a) Negotiation of contracts with domestic concerns involving work to be performed outside the United States, its possessions, and Puerto Rico; or

(b) Contracts with the Canadian Commercial Corporation.

1825.7002 Foreign Contracts.

(a) Policy. Following the procedure in paragraph (b) of this section, the Acquisition Team must coordinate with Headquarters before initiating any foreign contract acquisition if the acquisition is valued above $100,000 or involves export control issues. An acquisition involves export control issues if it entails--

(1) Importing or exporting goods or technical data from or to a country listed in 22 CFR 126.1(a) or 126.1(d) (Subchapter M, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations) (http://www.pmdtc.org/itar2.htm);

(2) Importing or exporting Defense Articles or Defense Services on the United States Munitions List at 22 CFR Part 121 which would require NASA to obtain a license from the State Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls;

(3) Exporting goods or technical data on the Commerce Control List at 15 CFR Part 774 and that require NASA to obtain either a Special or an Individual Validated License;

(4) Importing and/or exporting goods or technical data from or to an entity listed in 15 CFR Part 740, Supplement 1, Country Group D; or

(5) Exporting and/or importing of goods, technology, or services to or from any entity subject to transaction control, embargo, or sanctions pursuant to 31 CFR Chapter V.

(b) Procedure.

(1) The Headquarters or field installation technical office requiring a foreign contract acquisition meeting any of the criteria listed in paragraph (a) of this section must submit the following information to the Headquarters Office of External Relations (Code I) through the contracting officer and the Headquarters Office of Procurement (Code HS) --

(i) The name of the foreign entity, the country or countries involved, and the purpose of the contract;

(ii) The Space Act agreement(s) involved, if any;

(iii) A description of the goods or technical data requiring prior written approval or the issuance of the license for their import or export from the Departments of Commerce, State, or Treasury; and

(iv) The reason why the acquisition is being placed with a foreign entity.

(2) All coordination required between NASA and the Departments of Commerce, State, and Treasury regarding foreign contract acquisitions shall be accomplished through the Headquarters Office of External Relations (Code I).

(3) The lead-time for obtaining an export license is 60 to 90 days. Requests for Headquarters clearance should be initiated as early as possible.

1825.7003 International Agreements.

Office of Procurement (Code HS) concurrence is required for all Memoranda of Understanding with foreign entities and for other types of international agreements which contemplate the procurement of goods or services using U. S. appropriated funds. No Code H concurrence is required for agreements which are done solely on a cooperative basis.


PART 1852

SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1852.000 Scope of part.

SUBPART 1852.1 INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING PROVISIONS AND

CLAUSES

1852.101 Using Part 52.

1852.103 Identification of provisions and clauses.

1852.103-70 Identification of modified provisions and clauses.

1852.104 Procedures for modifying and completing provisions and clauses.

SUBPART 1852.2 TEXTS OF PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES

1852.204-75 Security Classification Requirements.

1852.204-76 Security Requirements for Unclassified Automated Information Resources.

1852.208-81 Restrictions on Printing and Duplicating.

1852.209-70 Product Removal from Qualified Products List.

1852.209-71 Limitation of Future Contracting.

1852.209-72 Composition of the Contractor.

1852.214-70 Caution to Offerors Furnishing Descriptive Literature.

1852.214-71 Grouping for Aggregate Award.

1852.214-72 Full Quantities.

1852.215-77 Preproposal/Pre-bid Conference.

1852.215-78 Make or Buy Program Requirements.

1852.215-79 Price Adjustment for "Make-or-Buy" Changes.

1852.215-81 Proposal Page Limitations.

1852.215-84 Ombudsman.

1852.216-73 Estimated Cost and Cost Sharing.

1852.216-74 Estimated Cost and Fixed Fee.

1852.216-75 Payment of Fixed Fee.

1852.216-76 Award Fee for Service Contracts.

1852.216-77 Award Fee for End Item Contracts.

1852.216-78 Firm Fixed Price.

1852.216-80 Task Ordering Procedure.

1852.216-81 Estimated Cost.

1852.216-83 Fixed Price Incentive.

1852.216-84 Estimated Cost and Incentive Fee.

1852.216-85 Estimated Cost and Award Fee.

1852.216-87 Submission of Vouchers for Payment.

1852.216-88 Performance Incentive.

1852.216-89 Assignment and Release Forms.

1852.217-70 Property Administration and Reporting.

1852.219-73 Small Business Subcontracting Plan.

1852.219-74 Use of Rural Area Small Businesses.

1852.219-75 Small Business Subcontracting Reporting.

1852.219-76 NASA 8 Percent Goal.

1852.219-77 NASA Mentor-Protégé Program.

1852.219-79 Mentor Requirements and Evaluation.

1852.223-70 Safety and Health.

1852.223-71 Frequency Authorization.

1852.223-73 Safety and Health Plan.

1852.223-74 Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workforce.

1852.225-8 Duty-Free Entry of Space Articles.

1852.225-70 Export Licenses.

1852.227-11 Patent Rights--Retention by the Contractor (Short Form).

1852.227-14 Rights in Data--General.

1852.227-17 Rights in Data--Special Works.

1852.227-19 Commercial Computer Software--Restricted Rights.

1852.227-70 New Technology.

1852.227-71 Requests for Waiver of Rights to Inventions.

1852.227-72 Designation of New Technology Representative and Patent Representative.

1852.227-84 Patent Rights Clauses.

1852.227-85 Invention Reporting and Rights--Foreign.

1852.227-86 Commercial Computer Software--Licensing.

1852.227-87 Transfer of Technical Data Under Space Station International Agreements.

1852.228-70 Aircraft Ground and Flight Risk.

1852.228-71 Aircraft Flight Risks.

1852.228-72 Cross-Waiver of Liability for Space Shuttle Services.

1852.228-73 Bid Bond.

1852.228-75 Minimum Insurance Coverage.

1852.228-76 Cross-Waiver of Liability for Space Station Activities.

1852.228-78 Cross-Waiver of Liability for NASA Expendable Launch Vehicle Launches.

1852.231-70 Precontract Costs.

1852.231-71 Determination of Compensation Reasonableness.

1852.232-70 NASA Modification of FAR 52.232-12.

1852.232-77 Limitation of Funds (Fixed-Price Contract).

1852.232-79 Payment for On-Site Preparatory Costs.

1852.232-81 Contract Funding.

1852.232-82 Submission of Requests for Progress Payments.

1852.233-70 Protests to NASA.


employees in sensitive positions for use, in violation of applicable law or Federal regulation, of alcohol or a controlled substance. The Contractor may establish its testing or rehabilitation program in cooperation with other contractors or organizations.

(2) This clause neither prohibits nor requires the Contractor to test employees in a foreign country. If the Contractor chooses to conduct such testing, this clause does not authorize the Contractor to violate foreign law in conducting such testing.

(3) The Contractor's program shall test for the use of marijuana and cocaine. The Contractor's program may test for the use of other controlled substances.

(4) The Contractor's program shall conform to the "Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs" published by the Department of Health and Human Services (59 FR 29908, June 9, 1994) and the procedures in 49 CFR part 40, "Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug Testing Programs," in which references to "DOT" shall be read as "NASA", and the split sample method of collection shall be used.

(c)(1) The Contractor's program shall provide, where appropriate, for the suspension, disqualification, or dismissal of any employee in a sensitive position in any instance where a test conducted and confirmed under the Contractor's program indicates that such individual has used, in violation of applicable law or Federal regulation, alcohol or a controlled substance.

(2) The Contractor's program shall further prohibit any such individual from working in a sensitive position on a NASA contract, unless such individual has completed a program of rehabilitation described in paragraph (d) of this clause.

(3) The Contractor's program shall further prohibit any such individual from working in any sensitive position on a NASA contract if the individual is determined under the Contractor's program to have used, in violation of applicable law or Federal regulation, alcohol or a controlled substance and the individual meets any of the following criteria:

(i) The individual had undertaken or completed a rehabilitation program described in paragraph (d) of this clause prior to such use;

(ii) Following such determination, the individual refuses to undertake such a rehabilitation program;

(iii) Following such determination, the individual fails to complete such a rehabilitation program; or

(iv) The individual used a controlled substance or alcohol while on duty.

(d) The Contractor shall institute and maintain an appropriate rehabilitation program which shall, as a minimum, provide for the identification and opportunity for treatment of employees whose duties include responsibility for safety-sensitive, security, or National security functions who are in need of assistance in resolving problems with the use of alcohol or controlled substances.

(e) The requirements of this clause shall take precedence over any state or local Government laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, standards, or orders that are inconsistent with the requirements of this clause.

(f) For any collective bargaining agreement, the Contractor will negotiate the terms of its program with employee representatives, as appropriate, under labor relations laws or negotiated agreements. Such negotiation, however, cannot change the requirements of this clause. Employees covered under collective bargaining agreements will not be subject to the requirements of this clause until those agreements have been modified, as necessary; provided, however, that if one year after commencement of negotiation the parties have failed to reach agreement, an impasse will be determined to have been reached and the Contractor will unilaterally implement the requirements of this clause.

(g) The Contractor shall insert a clause containing all the terms of this clause, including this paragraph (g), in all subcontracts in which work is performed by an employee in a sensitive position, except subcontracts for commercial items (see FAR parts 2 and 12).

(End of clause)

1852.225-70 Export Licenses.

As prescribed in 1825.1103-70(b), insert the following clause:

EXPORT LICENSES
(FEBRUARY 2000)

(a) The Contractor shall comply with all U.S. export control laws and regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 22 CFR Parts 120 through 130, and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 CFR Parts 730 through 799, in the performance of this contract. In the absence of available license exemptions/exceptions, the Contractor shall be responsible for obtaining the appropriate licenses or other approvals, if required, for exports of hardware, technical data, and software, or for the provision of technical assistance.

(b) The Contractor shall be responsible for obtaining export licenses, if required, before utilizing foreign persons in the performance of this contract, including instances where the work is to be performed on-site at [insert name of NASA installation], where the foreign person will have access to export-controlled technical data or software.

(c) The Contractor shall be responsible for all regulatory record keeping requirements associated with the use of licenses and license exemptions/exceptions.

(d) The Contractor shall be responsible for ensuring that the provisions of this clause apply to its subcontractors.

(End of clause)

ALTERNATE I
(FEBRUARY 2000)

As prescribed in 1825.1103-70(b), add the following paragraph (e) as Alternate I to the clause:

(e) The Contractor may request, in writing, that the Contracting Officer authorize it to export ITAR-controlled technical data (including software) pursuant to the exemption at 22 CFR 125.4(b)(3). The Contracting Officer or designated representative may authorize or direct the use of the exemption where the data does not disclose details of the design, development, production, or manufacture of any defense article.

1852.225-8 Duty-Free Entry of Space Articles.

As prescribed in 1825.1101(e), add the following paragraph (k) to the basic clause at FAR 52.225-8:

(k) The following supplies will be given duty-free entry:

[Insert the supplies that are to be accorded duty-free entry.]

(End of addition)


PART 1853
FORMS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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 507, 507A, 507B, 507G, 507M, 531, 533M, 533Q, 1098, 1356, 1611, 1612, and Department of Defense Form 1593).

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).

1853.271 MidRange Procurement Procedures (NASA Forms 1667 and 1668).

SUBPART 1853.3 ILLUSTRATIONS OF FORMS

1853.300 Scope of subpart.

1853.301 Standard forms.

1853.303 Agency forms.

 

PART 1853

FORMS

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 507, 507A, 507B, 507G, 507M, 531, 533M, 533Q, 1098, 1356, 1611, 1612; and Department of Defense Form 1593).

(a) The following forms are prescribed in 1804.670-3:

(1) NASA Form 507, Individual Procurement Action Report (New Awards).

(2) NASA Form 507A, Individual Procurement Action Report (New Awards) Supplement A.

(3) NASA Form 507B, Individual Procurement Action Report Supplement B.

(4) NASA Form 507G, Individual Procurement Action Report (Grants/Orders).

(5) NASA Form 507M, Individual Procurement Action Report (Modifications).

(b) NASA Form 531, Name Check Request. Prescribed in 1852.204-76.

(c) 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.

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

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

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

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

(1) NASA Form 1612, Contract Closeout Checklist.

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

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 1808.002-72(f).

(c) U.S. Department of Energy Isotope and Technical Service Order Form CA-10-90.COM. Prescribed in 1808.002-70(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)(1)(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).

1853.242-71 Notifications (NASA Form 456).

NASA Form 456, Notice of Contract Costs Suspended and/or Disapproved. Prescribed in 1842.803(b)(2).

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

NASA Form 1680, Evaluation of Performance. Prescribed in 1842.1503.

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

(a) NASA Form 1018, NASA Property in the Custody of Contractors. Prescribed in 1845.505-14. Instructions for form completion are in 1845.7101.

(b) DD Form 1419, DOD Industrial Plant Equipment Requisition. Prescribed in 1852.245-70. Instructions for form completion are in 1845.7102.

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

The following forms are prescribed in 1846.670. Instructions for form completion are in 1846.670:

(a) DD Form 250, Material Inspection and Receiving Report

(b) DD Form 250c, Material Inspection and Receiving Report- Continuation Sheet.

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

(a) NASA Form 1412, Termination Authority. Prescribed in 1849.101-71.

(b) NASA Form 1413, Termination Docket Checklist. Prescribed in 1849.105-70.

1853.271 MidRange Procurement Procedures (NASA Forms 1667 and 1668).

The following forms are prescribed in 1871.105(f):

(a) NASA Form 1667, Request for Offer.

(b) NASA Form 1668, Contract.

Subpart 1853.3--Illustrations of Forms

1853.300 Scope of subpart.

This subpart contains illustrations of NASA forms and other forms used by NASA in acquisitions and not prescribed in the FAR.

1853.301 Standard forms.

This section illustrates standard forms (SFs) specified for use in acquisitions.

1853.303 Agency forms.

This section illustrates NASA and other agency forms specified for use in acquisitions. The other agency forms are arranged numerically by agency following the NASA forms.