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DATE: November 12, 2002

SUBJECT: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement (NFS); Authorization of Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System (IFMS) Vehicles

SOURCE: Federal Register, November 12, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 218, page 68533

AGENCIES: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: This final rule adds NFS Subpart 1851.2, Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System (IFMS) Vehicles, which requires an internal agency clearance before authorizing contractors' use of interagency fleet management system (IFMS) vehicles.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on Executive Order 13149, Greening the Government through Federal Fleet and Transportation Efficiency, see the April 26, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "'Greening the Government' Executive Orders."

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 12, 2002.

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: Executive Order 13149 requires "each agency operating 20 or more motor vehicles within the United States shall reduce its entire vehicle fleet's annual petroleum consumption by at least 20% by the end of FY [fiscal year] 2005, compared with FY 1999 petroleum consumption levels" (Section 201, Reduced Petroleum Fuel Consumption). To achieve this goal, more centralized management and reporting is required. Therefore, NASA is adding NFS Subpart 1851.2, consisting of NFS 1851.202, Authorization, which states:

"(a) The contracting officer shall obtain concurrence from the Transportation Officer before authorizing a cost-reimbursement contractor to obtain interagency fleet management system (IFMS) vehicles or related services."

Also included in this final rule is an editorial change in which NFS 1808.002, Use of Other Government Supply Sources (and all its subsections) is redesignated as NFS 1808.003 to conform to the FAR section numbering change made by Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2001-09 (for more on FAC 2001-09, see the August 30, 2002, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2001-09, Miscellaneous Amendments," particularly Item 1, Task-Order and Delivery-Order Contracts).

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