(Revised June 26, 2015)
225.802-70 Contracts for performance outside the United States and Canada.
225.802-71 End use certificates.
225.870 Contracting with Canadian contractors.
225.870-2 Solicitation of Canadian contractors.
225.870-3 Submission of offers.
225.870-4 Contracting procedures.
225.870-5 Contract administration.
225.870-6 Termination procedures.
225.870-7 Acceptance of Canadian supplies.
225.870-8 Industrial security.
225.871 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) cooperative projects.
225.871-4 Statutory waivers.
225.871-5 Directed subcontracting.
225.871-6 Disposal of property.
225.871-7 Congressional notification.
225.872 Contracting with qualifying country sources.
225.872-3 Solicitation procedures.
225.872-4 Individual determinations.
225.872-5 Contract administration.
225.872-7 Industrial security for qualifying countries.
225.872-8 Subcontracting with qualifying country sources.
225.873-Waiver of United Kingdom commercial exploitation levies.
Follow the procedures at PGI 225.802-70 (DFARS/PGI view) when placing a contract requiring performance outside the United States and Canada. Also see subpart 225.3, Contracts Performed Outside the United States.
Contracting officers considering the purchase of an item from a foreign source may encounter a request for the signing of a certificate to indicate that the Armed Forces of the United States is the end user of the item, and that the U.S. Government will not transfer the item to third parties without authorization from the Government of the country selling the item. When encountering this situation, refer to DoD Directive 2040.3, End Use Certificates, for guidance.
(a) The Canadian government guarantees to the U.S. Government all commitments, obligations, and covenants of the Canadian Commercial Corporation under any contract or order issued to the Corporation by any contracting office of the U.S. Government. The Canadian government has waived notice of any change or modification that may be made, from time to time, in these commitments, obligations, or covenants.
(b) For production
(c) The Canadian
Commercial Corporation will award and administer contracts with contractors
(1) Negotiated acquisitions for experimental, developmental, or research work under projects other than the Defense Development Sharing Program;
(2) Acquisitions of unusual or compelling urgency;
(3) Acquisitions at or below the simplified acquisition threshold; or
made by DoD activities located in
(a) If requested, furnish a solicitation to the Canadian Commercial Corporation even if no Canadian firm is solicited.
(b) Handle acquisitions at or below the simplified acquisition threshold directly with Canadian firms and not through the Canadian Commercial Corporation.
(a) As indicated in 225.870-4, the Canadian Commercial Corporation is the prime contractor. To indicate acceptance of offers by individual Canadian companies, the Canadian Commercial Corporation issues a letter supporting the Canadian offer and containing the following information:
(1) Name of the Canadian offeror.
(2) Confirmation and endorsement of the offer in the name of the Canadian Commercial Corporation.
(3) A statement that the Corporation shall subcontract 100 percent with the offeror.
(b) When a Canadian offer cannot be processed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation in time to meet the date for receipt of offers, the Corporation may permit Canadian firms to submit offers directly. However, the contracting officer shall receive the Canadian Commercial Corporation's endorsement before contract award.
(c) The Canadian
Commercial Corporation will submit all sealed bids in terms of
(d) Except for sealed
bids, the Canadian Commercial Corporation normally will submit offers and
quotations in terms of Canadian currency.
The Corporation may, at the time of submitting an offer, elect to quote
and receive payment in terms of
(1) Shall provide
for payment in
(2) Shall not be adjusted for losses or gains from fluctuation in exchange rates.
(a) Except for contracts described in 225.870-1(c)(1) through (4), award individual contracts covering purchases from suppliers located in Canada to the Canadian Commercial Corporation, 350 Albert Street, Suite 700, Ottawa, ON, K1R-1A4.
(b) Direct communication with the Canadian supplier is authorized and encouraged in connection with all technical aspects of the contract, provided the Corporation's approval is obtained on any matters involving changes to the contract.
(c) Requirement for data other than certified cost or pricing data.
(1) DoD has waived the requirement for submission of certified cost or pricing data for the Canadian Commercial Corporation and its subcontractors (see 215.403-1(c)(4)(C)).
(2) The Canadian Commercial Corporation is not exempt from the requirement to submit data other than certified cost or pricing data, as defined in FAR 2.101. In accordance with FAR 15.403-3(a)(1)(ii), the contracting officer shall require submission of data other than certified cost or pricing data from the offeror, to the extent necessary to determine a fair and reasonable price.
(i) No further approval is required to request data other than certified cost or pricing data from the Canadian Commercial Corporation in the following circumstances:
(A) In a solicitation for a sole source acquisition that is—
(1) Cost-reimbursement, if the contract value is expected to exceed $700,000; or
(2) Fixed-price, if the contract value is expected to exceed $500 million.
(B) If the Canadian Commercial Corporation submits the only offer in response to a competitive solicitation that meets the thresholds specified in paragraph (c)(2)(i)(A) of this section.
(C) For modifications that exceed $150,000 in contracts that meet the criteria in paragraph (c)(2)(i)(A) or (B) of this section.
(D) In competitive solicitations in which data other than certified cost or pricing data are required from all offerors.
(ii) In any circumstances other than those specified in paragraph (2)(i) of this section, the contracting officer shall only require data other than certified cost or pricing data from the Canadian Commercial Corporation if the head of the contracting activity, or designee no lower than two levels above the contracting officer, determines that data other than certified cost or pricing data are needed (or in the case of modifications that it is reasonably certain that data other than certified cost or pricing data will be needed) in order to determine that the price is fair and reasonable) (see FAR 15.403-3(a).
(3) The contracting officer shall use the provision at 252.215-7003, Requirement for Data Other Than Certified Cost or Pricing Data—Canadian Commercial Corporation, and the clause at 252.215-7004, Requirement for Data Other Than Certified Cost or Pricing Data—Modifications—Canadian Commercial Corporation, as prescribed at 215.408(3)(i) and (ii), respectively.
(4) Except for contracts described in 225.870-1(c)(1) through (4), Canadian suppliers will provide required data other than certified cost or pricing data exclusively through the Canadian Commercial Corporation.
(5) As specified in FAR 15.403-3(a)(4), an offeror who does not comply with a requirement to submit data that the contracting officer has deemed necessary to determine price reasonableness or cost realism is ineligible for award, unless the head of the contracting activity determines that it is in the best interest of the Government to make the award to that offeror, based on consideration of the following:
(i) The effort made to obtain the data.
(ii) The need for the item or service.
(iii) Increased cost or significant harm to the Government if award is not made.
(d) Identify in the
contract, the type of currency, i.e.,
(1) Quote the contract price in terms of Canadian dollars and identify the amount by the initials “CN”, e.g., $1,647.23CN; and
(2) Clearly indicate on the face of the contract the U.S./Canadian conversion rate at the time of award and the U.S. dollar equivalent of the Canadian dollar contract amount.
When contract termination is necessary, follow the procedures at 249.7000.
Industrial security for
This section implements 22 U.S.C. 2767 and 10 U.S.C. 2350b.
As used in this section--
(a) “Cooperative project” means a jointly managed arrangement—
(1) Described in a written agreement between the parties;
(2) Undertaken to further the objectives of standardization, rationalization, and interoperability of the armed forces of NATO member countries; and
(3) Providing for—
(i) One or more of the other participants to share with the United States the cost of research and development, testing, evaluation, or joint production (including follow-on support) of certain defense articles;
Concurrent production in the
Acquisition by the
(b) “Other participant”
means a cooperative project participant other than the
(a) Cooperative project authority.
(1) Departments and agencies, that have authority to do so, may enter into cooperative project agreements with NATO or with one or more member countries of NATO under DoDD 5530.3, International Agreements.
(2) Under laws and regulations governing the negotiation and implementation of cooperative project agreements, departments and agencies may enter into contracts, or incur other obligations, on behalf of other participants without charge to any appropriation or contract authorization.
(3) Agency heads are authorized to solicit and award contracts to implement cooperative projects.
(b) Contracts implementing cooperative projects shall comply with all applicable laws relating to Government acquisition, unless a waiver is granted under 225.871-4. A waiver of certain laws and regulations may be obtained if the waiver—
(1) Is required by the terms of a written cooperative project agreement;
(2) Will significantly further NATO standardization, rationalization, and interoperability; and
(3) Is approved by the appropriate DoD official.
(a) For contracts or
subcontracts placed outside the
(1) Procedures for the formation of contracts;
(2) Terms and conditions for inclusion in contracts;
(3) Requirements or preferences for—
grown, produced, or manufactured in the
to be performed in the
(4) Requirements regulating the performance of contracts.
(b) There is no authority for waiver of—
(1) Any provision of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751);
(2) Any provision of 10 U.S.C. 2304;
(3) The cargo
preference laws of the
(4) Any of the financial management responsibilities administered by the Secretary of the Treasury.
(d) Obtain the approval of the Deputy Secretary of Defense before committing to make a waiver in an agreement or a contract.
(a) The Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy and Acquisition Policy may authorize the direct placement of subcontracts with particular subcontractors. Directed subcontracting is not authorized unless specifically addressed in the cooperative project agreement.
(b) In some instances, it may not be feasible to name specific subcontractors at the time the agreement is concluded. However, the agreement shall clearly state the general provisions for work sharing at the prime and subcontract level. For additional information on cooperative project agreements, see PGI 225.871-5 (DFARS/PGI view) .
Dispose of property that is
jointly acquired by the members of a cooperative project under the procedures
established in the agreement or in a manner consistent with the terms of the
agreement, without regard to any laws of the
(a) Congressional notification is required when DoD makes a determination to award a contract or subcontract to a particular entity, if the determination was not part of the certification made under 22 U.S.C. 2767(f) before finalizing the cooperative agreement.
(1) Departments and agencies shall provide a proposed Congressional notice to the Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy and Acquisition Policy in sufficient time to forward to Congress before the time of contract award.
(2) The proposed notice shall include the reason it is necessary to use the authority to designate a particular contractor or subcontractor.
(b) Congressional notification is also required each time a statutory waiver under 225.871-4 is incorporated in a contract or a contract modification, if such information was not provided in the certification to Congress before finalizing the cooperative agreement.
(a) As a result of memoranda of understanding and other international agreements, DoD has determined it inconsistent with the public interest to apply restrictions of the Buy American statute or the Balance of Payments Program to the acquisition of qualifying country end products from the following qualifying countries:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
(b) Individual acquisitions of qualifying country end products from the following qualifying country may, on a purchase-by-purchase basis (see 225.872-4), be exempted from application of the Buy American statute and the Balance of Payments Program as inconsistent with the public interest:
(c) The determination in paragraph (a) of this subsection does not limit the authority of the Secretary concerned to restrict acquisitions to domestic sources or reject an otherwise acceptable offer from a qualifying country source when considered necessary for national defense reasons.
(a) This section applies to all acquisitions of supplies except those restricted by—
(i) Review individual solicitations to determine whether this restriction applies.
(ii) Information concerning restricted items may be obtained from the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Industrial Affairs);
(b) This section does not apply to construction contracts.
(a) Except for items developed under the U.S./Canadian Development Sharing Program, use the criteria for soliciting and awarding contracts to small business concerns under FAR Part 19 without regard to whether there are potential qualifying country sources for the end product. Do not consider an offer of a qualifying country end product if the solicitation is identified for the exclusive participation of small business concerns.
(b) Send solicitations directly to qualifying country sources. Solicit Canadian sources through the Canadian Commercial Corporation in accordance with 225.870.
(c) Use international
air mail if solicitation destinations are outside the
(d) If unusual technical or security requirements preclude the acquisition of otherwise acceptable defense equipment from qualifying country sources, review the need for such requirements. Do not impose unusual technical or security requirements solely for the purpose of precluding the acquisition of defense equipment from qualifying countries.
(e) Do not automatically exclude qualifying country sources from submitting offers because their supplies have not been tested and evaluated by the department or agency.
(1) Consider the adequacy of qualifying country service testing on a case-by-case basis. Departments or agencies that must limit solicitations to sources whose items have been tested and evaluated by the department or agency shall consider supplies from qualifying country sources that have been tested and accepted by the qualifying country for service use.
(2) The department or agency may perform a confirmatory test, if necessary.
(4) If it appears that these provisions might adversely delay service programs, obtain the concurrence of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics), before excluding the qualifying country source from consideration.
(f) Permit industry
representatives from a qualifying country to attend symposia, program
briefings, prebid conferences (see FAR 14.207 and 15.201(c)), and similar
meetings that address
If the offer of an end product from a qualifying country source listed in 225.872-1(b), as evaluated, is low or otherwise eligible for award, prepare a determination and findings exempting the acquisition from the Buy American statute and the Balance of Payments Program as inconsistent with the public interest, unless another exception such as the Trade Agreements Act applies. Follow the procedures at PGI 225.872-4 (DFARS/PGI view) .
(a) Arrangements exist with some qualifying countries to provide reciprocal contract administration services. Some arrangements are at no cost to either government. To determine whether such an arrangement has been negotiated and what contract administration functions are covered, contact the Deputy Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy and Acquisition Policy (Contract Policy and International Contracting), ((703) 697-9351, DSN 227-9351).
(c) Information on quality assurance delegations to foreign governments is in Subpart 246.4, Government Contract Quality Assurance.
(a) Memoranda of understanding with some qualifying countries contain annexes that provide for reciprocal “no-cost” audits of contracts and subcontracts (pre- and post-award).
(b) To determine if such an annex is applicable to a particular qualifying country, contact the Deputy Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (Contract Policy and International Contracting), ((703) 697-9351, DSN 227-9351).
The required procedures for safeguarding classified defense information necessary for the performance of contracts awarded to qualifying country sources are in the DoD Industrial Security Regulation DoD 5220.22-R (implemented for the Army by AR 380-49; for the Navy by SECNAV Instruction 5510.1H; for the Air Force by AFI 31-601; for the Defense Information Systems Agency by DCA Instruction 240-110-8; and for the National Imagery and Mapping Agency by NIMA Instruction 5220.22).
In reviewing contractor
subcontracting procedures, the contracting officer shall ensure that the
contract does not preclude qualifying country sources from competing for
subcontracts, except when restricted by national security interest reasons,
mobilization base considerations, or applicable
DoD and the Government of the
United Kingdom (U.K.) have agreed to waive