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Barry McVay's FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: September 28, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); Procurement Information Circular (PIC) 00-20, Individual Procurement Action Reporting, and PIC 00-21, Veteran-Owned Small Business Reporting For Awards Under $25,000

SOURCE: PIC 00-20, September 11, 2000, and PIC 00-21, September 12, 2000.

AGENCIES: NASA

ACTION: Notice

SYNOPSIS: PIC 00-20 provides updated instructions for preparing the Individual Procurement Action Report (the NASA Form 507 series) to implement (1) the replacement of Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes with the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), (2) Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-50), and (3) Multiple Award Contract Fair Opportunity (paragraph (b) of Federal Acquisition Regulation 16.505, Ordering). PIC 00-21 also implements the Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 by requiring that awards under $25,000 to veteran-owned businesses be manually collected and reported.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on FAC 97-17, which added the multiple award contract "fair opportunity" requirement, see the April 25, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 97-17, Miscellaneous Amendments." For more on the replacement of SIC codes with the NAICS, see the May 15, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Small Business Administration -- North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Small Business Size Standards," and the July 26, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 97-19, Miscellaneous Amendments."

EFFECTIVE DATE: Both PICs are effective October 1, 2000, and will remain in effect until cancelled or superseded.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Beverly Smith, Code HS, 202-358-0472, e-mail: Beverly.smith1@hq.nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: PIC 00-20 makes three changes to the NASA Form 507 series of forms, Individual Procurement Action Report, which are required for all acquisitions of $25,000 or more:

With regard to PIC 00-21, the Federal Procurement Data Center (FPDC) requires that agencies report summary level data on awards under $25,000. With the implementation of the Veteran-Owned Small Business program, agencies will need to report the number and dollar amount of these awards to FPDC. Since the NASA Form 507 series of forms are not used to report contract actions of less than $25,000, the only way for NASA to gather this information is for each center to manually collect and report the data to headquarters. Therefore, PIC 00-21 requires that "each NASA center shall report on a quarterly basis, the number and total dollar value of awards to Veteran-Owned Small Business firms under $25,000, and as a subset the number and total dollar value of awards to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. Reports shall be sent to Code HS, NASA Headquarters by the 10th workday after the end of each quarter."

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

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