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Barry McVay's FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: June 22, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (NFS); Miscellaneous Administrative Revisions

SOURCE: Federal Register, June 22, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 121, page 38776

AGENCIES: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: NASA is amending the NFS to indicate that award fee determinations are not exempt from the Disputes clause; include task and delivery order ombudsman information; state that precontract costs are allowable precontract costs under broad agency announcement (BAA) awards; and make editorial revisions.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 97-15, see the January 2000 FEDERAL CONTRACTS PERSPECTIVE article "FAC 97-15 Addresses Foreign Acquisition, Contract Bundling, Award Fee Determinations."

For more on FAC 97-17, see the April 25, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 97-17, Miscellaneous Amendments."

For more on BAAs, see FAR 35.016, Broad Agency Announcement, and NFS 1835.016, Broad Agency Announcement.

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 22, 2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Celeste Dalton, NASA Headquarters Office of Procurement, Contract Management Division (Code HK), Washington, DC 20546; 202-358-1645; e-mail: celeste.dalton@hq.nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The following changes are made to the NFS by this final rule:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry McVay at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to BarryMcVay@FedGovContracts.com.

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