DATE: February 25, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement (NFS); Foreign Acquisition

SOURCE: Federal Register, February 25, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 38, page 10031

AGENCIES: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: NASA is amending NFS Part 1825, Foreign Acquisition, to bring it into conformance with FAR Part 25, which was rewritten and implemented by Federal Acquisition Circular 97-15, which was published on December 27, 1999, and is effective February 25, 2000.

EFFECTIVE DATE: February 25, 2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Flynn, NASA, Office of Procurement, Contract Management Division (Code HK), 202-358-0460, e-mail: patrick.flynn@hq.nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: This final rule conforms NFS Part 1825 to FAR Part 25 as revised by FAC 97-15, which became final on December 27, 1999, and enters into effect on February 25, 2000. While internal coordination procedures have been clarified, no substantive changes have been made to NASA policy.

The following are the revised contents of NFS Part 1825:

     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 BR>

Subpart 1825.11, Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses

     1825.1101 Acquisition of supplies

     1825.1103 Other provisions and clauses

     1825.1103-70 Export control
     (EDITOR'S NOTE: NFS 1825.1103-70 was added to the NFS on February 11, 2000, as NFS 1825.970, Export Control (which consisted of NFS 1825.970-1, Background, and NFS 1825.970-2, Contract Clause). Former NFS 1825.970-1 is now paragraph (a) of NFS 1825.1103-70, and former NFS 1825.970-2 is now paragraph (b) of NFS 1825.1103-70. See the February 11, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "National Aeronautics and Space Administration Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement (NFS); Standard Clause for Export Controlled Technology.")

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

In addition, several NFS cross-references to sections of NFS Part 1825 have been amended to reflect the revised section identifications. Also, the following are added:

The following are removed:

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

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