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DATE: August 6, 2002

SUBJECT: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement (NFS); Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program

SOURCE: Federal Register, August 6, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 151, page 50824

AGENCIES: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: This final rule revises NFS 1819.1005, Applicability, by removing Research and Development in the Physical Engineering and Life Sciences from the list of targeted industry categories (TICs) for NASA under the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program is covered in FAR Subpart 19.10, Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program.

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 6, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yolande Harden, NASA, Office of Procurement, Contract Management Division (Code HK); (202) 358-1279; e-mail: yharden@hq.nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: NASA's TICs under the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program included SIC 3764, Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Propulsion Units and Propulsion Unit Parts, and SIC 3769, Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Parts and Auxiliary Equipment, Not Elsewhere Classified. The conversion from Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) to NAICS combined several classification categories. As a result, NAICS 54171, Research and Development in the Physical Engineering and Life Sciences, now contains SIC 3764 and SIC 3769 but also SIC 3761, Guided Missiles and Space Vehicles (Research and Development), which is an industry category under the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program. Therefore, NAICS 54171 is removed from the list of TICs in paragraph (b) of NFS 1819.1005, Applicability, to avoid any potential conflicts between the goals of the two programs. (EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the conversion from SIC to NAICS, see the May 15, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Small Business Administration -- North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Small Business Size Standards."

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