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SUBPART 225.8--OTHER INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS AND COORDINATION

(Revised June 6, 2005)

 

 



 225.802 Procedures.
 225.802-70 Contracts for performance outside the United States and Canada
 225.802-71 End use certificates.
 225.870 Contracting with Canadian contractors.
 225.870-1 General.
 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 cooperative projects.
 225.871-1 Scope.
 225.871-2 Definitions.
 225.871-3 General.
 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.
 225.872-1 General.
 225.872-2 Applicability.
 225.872-3 Solicitation procedures.
 225.872-4 Individual determinations.
 225.872-5 Contract administration.
 225.872-6 Audit.
 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
 225.873-1 Policy.
 225.873-2 Procedures.


225.802  Procedures.

 

      (b)  Information on specific agreements is available as follows:

 

              (i)  Memoranda of understanding and other international agreements between the United States and the countries listed in 225.872-1 are maintained in the Office of the Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (Program Acquisition and International Contracting) ((703) 697-9351, DSN 227-9351).

 

              (ii)  Military Assistance Advisory Groups, Naval Missions, and Joint U.S. Military Aid Groups normally have copies of the agreements applicable to the countries concerned.

 

              (iii)  Copies of international agreements covering the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Western European countries, North Africa, and the Middle East are filed with the U.S. European Command.

 

              (iv)  Agreements with countries in the Pacific and Far East are filed with the U.S. Pacific Command.

 

225.802-70  Contracts for performance outside the United States and Canada.

Follow the procedures at PGI 225.802-70 (Pop-up Window or PGI Viewer Mode) when placing a contract requiring performance outside the United States and Canada.  Also see Subpart 225.74, Defense Contractors Outside the United States.

 

225.802-71  End use certificates.

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.

 

225.870  Contracting with Canadian contractors.

 

225.870-1  General.

 

      (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 planning purposes, Canada is part of the defense industrial base (see 225.870-2(b)).

 

      (c)  The Canadian Commercial Corporation will award and administer contracts with contractors located in Canada, except for—

 

              (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

 

              (4)  Acquisitions made by DoD activities located in Canada.

 

      (d)  The Canadian Commercial Corporation uses provisions in contracts with Canadian or U.S. concerns that give DoD the same production rights, data, and information that DoD would obtain in contracts with U.S. concerns.

 

      (e)  The Government of Canada will provide the following services under contracts with the Canadian Commercial Corporation without charge to DoD:

 

              (1)  Contract administration services, including—

 

                    (i)  Cost and price analysis;

 

                    (ii)  Industrial security;

 

                    (iii)  Accountability and disposal of Government property;

 

                    (iv)  Production expediting;

 

                    (v)  Compliance with Canadian labor laws;

 

                    (vi)  Processing of termination claims and disposal of termination inventory;

 

                    (vii)  Customs documentation;

 

                    (viii)  Processing of disputes and appeals; and

 

                    (ix)  Such other related contract administration functions as may be required with respect to the Canadian Commercial Corporation contract with the Canadian supplier.

 

              (2)  Audits.  The Public Works and Government Services Canada performs audits when needed.  Route requests for audit on non-Canadian Commercial Corporation contracts through the cognizant contract management office of the Defense Contract Management Agency.

 

              (3)  Inspection.  The Department of National Defence (Canada) provides inspection personnel, services, and facilities, at no charge to DoD departments and agencies (see 225.870-7).

 

225.870-2  Solicitation of Canadian contractors.

 

      (a)  Except for acquisitions described in 225.870-1(c)(1) through (4), include Canadian firms on solicitation mailing lists and comparable source lists only at the request of the Canadian Commercial Corporation.

 

      (b)  Include Canadian planned producers under the Industrial Preparedness Production Planning Program on solicitation mailing lists for their planned items (see FAR 14.205-1).

 

      (c)  Send solicitations directly to Canadian firms appearing on the appropriate solicitation mailing lists.  Send a complete copy of the solicitation and a listing of Canadian firms solicited to the Canadian Commercial Corporation, 11th Floor, 50 O'Connor Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A-0S6, Canada.

 

      (d)  If requested, furnish a solicitation to the Canadian Commercial Corporation even if no Canadian firm is solicited.

 

      (e)  Handle acquisitions at or below the simplified acquisition threshold directly with Canadian firms and not through the Canadian Commercial Corporation.

 

225.870-3  Submission of offers.

 

      (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 U.S. currency.  Do not adjust contracts awarded under sealed bidding for losses or gains from fluctuation in exchange rates.

 

      (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 U.S. currency, in which case the contract—

 

              (1)  Shall provide for payment in U.S. currency; and

 

              (2)  Shall not be adjusted for losses or gains from fluctuation in exchange rates.

 

225.870-4  Contracting procedures.

 

      (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, 11th Floor, 50 O'Connor Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A-0S6. 

 

      (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)  Identify in the contract, the type of currency, i.e., U.S. or Canadian.  Contracts that provide for payment in Canadian currency shall--

 

              (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.

 

225.870-5  Contract administration.

 

      (a)  Assign contract administration in accordance with Part 242.  When the Defense Contract Management Agency will perform contract administration in Canada, name in the contract the following payment office for disbursement of DoD funds (DoD Department Code:  17-Navy; 21-Army; 57-Air Force; 97-all other DoD components), whether payment is in Canadian or U.S. dollars:

 

DFAS Columbus Center

DFAS-CO/North Entitlement Operations

PO Box 182266

Columbus, OH  43218-2266

 

      (b)  The following procedures apply to cost-reimbursement type contracts:

 

              (1)  The Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) automatically arranges audits on contracts with the Canadian Commercial Corporation.

 

                    (i)  Consulting and Audit Canada (CAC) furnishes audit reports to PWGSC.

 

                    (ii)  Upon advice from PWGSC, the Canadian Commercial Corporation certifies the invoice and forwards it with Standard Form (SF) 1034, Public Voucher, to the administrative contracting officer for further processing and transmittal to the disbursing office.

 

              (2)  For contracts placed directly with Canadian firms, the administrative contracting officer requests audits from the CAC, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  The CAC/PWGSC--

 

                    (i)  Approves invoices on a provisional basis pending completion of the contract and final audit;

 

                    (ii)  Forwards these invoices, accompanied by SF 1034, Public Voucher, to the administrative contracting officer for further processing and transmittal to the disbursing officer; and

 

                    (iii)  Furnishes periodic advisory audit reports directly to the administrative contracting officer.

 

225.870-6  Termination procedures.

 

      (a)  The Canadian Commercial Corporation will continue administering contracts that the U.S. contracting officer terminates.

 

      (b)  The Corporation will settle all Canadian subcontracts in accordance with the policies, practices, and procedures of the Canadian Government.

 

      (c)  The U.S. agency administering the contract with the Canadian Commercial Corporation shall provide any services required by the Canadian Commercial Corporation, including disposal of inventory, for settlement of any subcontracts placed in the United States.  Settlement of such U.S. subcontracts will be in accordance with this regulation.

 

225.870-7  Acceptance of Canadian supplies.

 

      (a)  For contracts placed in Canada, either with the Canadian Commerical Corporation or directly with Canadian suppliers, the Department of National Defence (Canada) will perform any necessary contract quality assurance and/or acceptance, as applicable.

 

      (b)  Signature by the Department of National Defence (Canada) quality assurance representative on the DoD inspection and acceptance form is satisfactory evidence of acceptance for payment purposes.

 

225.870-8  Industrial security.

Industrial security for Canada shall be in accordance with the U.S.-Canada Industrial Security Agreement of March 31, 1952, as amended.

 

225.871  North Atlantic Treaty Organization cooperative projects.

 

225.871-1  Scope.

This section--

 

      (a)  Implements 22 U.S.C. 2767 and 10 U.S.C. 2350b; and

 

      (b)  Provides guidance on awarding contracts for North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) cooperative projects.

 

225.871-2 Definitions.

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;

 

                    (ii)  Concurrent production in the United States and in another member country of a defense article jointly developed; or

 

                    (iii)  Acquisition by the United States of a defense article or defense service from another member country.

 

      (b)  “Other participant” means a cooperative project participant other than the United States.

 

225.871-3  General.

 

      (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.

 

225.871-4  Statutory waivers.

 

      (a)  For contracts or subcontracts placed outside the United States, the Deputy Secretary of Defense may waive any provision of law that specifically prescribes—

 

              (1)  Procedures for the formation of contracts;

 

              (2)  Terms and conditions for inclusion in contracts;

 

              (3)  Requirements or preferences for—

 

                    (i)  Goods grown, produced, or manufactured in the United States or in U.S. Government-owned facilities; or

 

                    (ii)  Services to be performed in the United States; or

 

              (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 United States, including the Military Cargo Preference Act of 1904 (10 U.S.C. 2631) and the Cargo Preference Act of 1954 (46 U.S.C. 1241(b)); or

 

              (4)  Any of the financial management responsibilities administered by the Secretary of the Treasury.

 

      (c)  Forward any request for waiver under a cooperative project to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, through the Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics).  The waiver request shall include a draft Determination and Findings for signature by the Deputy Secretary of Defense establishing that the waiver is necessary to significantly further NATO standardization, rationalization, and interoperability.

 

      (d)  Obtain the approval of the Deputy Secretary of Defense before committing to make a waiver in an agreement or a contract.

 

225.871-5  Directed subcontracting.

 

      (a)  The Director of Defense Procurement 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.

 

      (c)  The agreement is the authority for a contractual provision requiring the contractor to place certain subcontracts with particular subcontractors.  No separate justification and approval during the acquisition process is required.

 

225.871-6  Disposal of property.

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.

 

225.871-7  Congressional notification.

 

      (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 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. 

 

225.872  Contracting with qualifying country sources.

 

225.872-1  General.

 

      (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 Act or the Balance of Payments Program to the acquisition of qualifying country end products from the following qualifying countries:

 

Australia

Belgium

Canada

Denmark

Egypt

Federal Republic of Germany

France

Greece

Israel

Italy

Luxembourg

Netherlands

Norway

Portugal

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

 

      (b)  Individual acquisitions of qualifying country end products from the following qualifying countries may, on a purchase-by-purchase basis (see 225.872-4), be exempted from application of the Buy American Act and the Balance of Payments Program as inconsistent with the public interest:

 

Austria

Finland

 

      (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.

 

225.872-2  Applicability.

 

      (a)  This section applies to all acquisitions of supplies except those restricted by—

 

              (1)  U.S. National Disclosure Policy, DoDD 5230.11, Disclosure of Classified Military Information to Foreign Governments and International Organizations;

 

              (2)  U.S. defense mobilization base requirements purchased under the authority of FAR 6.302-3(a)(2)(i), except for quantities in excess of that required to maintain the defense mobilization base.  This restriction does not apply to Canadian planned producers.

 

                    (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);

 

              (3)  Other U.S. laws or regulations (e.g., the annual DoD appropriations act); and

 

              (4)  U.S. industrial security requirements.

 

      (b)  This section does not apply to construction contracts.

 

225.872-3  Solicitation procedures.

 

      (a)  Include qualifying country sources on solicitation mailing lists upon their request (see FAR 14.205).

 

      (b)  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.

 

      (c)  Send solicitations directly to qualifying country sources.  Solicit Canadian sources through the Canadian Commercial Corporation in accordance with 225.870.

 

      (d)  Use international air mail if solicitation destinations are outside the United States and security classification permits such use.

 

      (e)  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.

 

      (f)  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.

 

              (3)  Apply U.S. test and evaluation standards, policies, and procedures when the department or agency decides that confirmatory tests of qualifying country end products are 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.

 

      (g)  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 U.S. defense equipment needs and requirements.  When practical, structure these meetings to allow attendance by representatives of qualifying country concerns.

 

225.872-4  Individual determinations.

 

      (a)  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 Act and the Balance of Payments Program as inconsistent with the public interest, unless another exception such as the Trade Agreements Act applies.

 

      (b)  Obtain signature of the determination and findings—

 

              (1)  At a level above the contracting officer, for acquisitions valued at or below the simplified acquisition threshold; or

 

              (2)  By the chief of the contracting office, for acquisitions with a value greater than the simplified acquisition threshold.

 

      (c)  Prepare the determination and findings substantially as follows:

 

SERVICE OR AGENCY

 

Exemption of the Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program

 

Determination and Findings

 

Upon the basis of the following findings and determination which I hereby make in accordance with the provisions of FAR 25.103(a), the acquisition of a qualifying country end product may be made as follows:

 

Findings

 

1.

The (contracting office) proposes to purchase under contract number ________________, (describe item) mined, produced, or manufactured in (qualifying country of origin).  The total estimated cost of this acquisition is ____________________.

2.

The United States Government and the Government of _____________ have agreed to remove barriers to procurement at the prime and subcontract level for defense equipment produced in each other's countries insofar as laws and regulations permit.

3.

The agreement provides that the Department of Defense will evaluate competitive offers of qualifying country end products mined, produced, or manufactured in (qualifying country) without imposing any price differential under the Buy American Act or the Balance of Payments Program and without taking applicable U.S. customs and duties into consideration so that such items may better compete for sales of defense equipment to the Department of Defense.  In addition, the Agreement stipulates that acquisitions of such items shall fully satisfy Department of Defense requirements for performance, quality, and delivery and shall cost the Department of Defense no more than would comparable U.S. source or other foreign source defense equipment eligible for award.

4.

To achieve the foregoing objectives, the solicitation contained the clause (title and number of the Buy American Act clause contained in the contract).  Offers were solicited from other sources and the offer received from (offeror) is found to be otherwise eligible for award.

 

Determination

 

I hereby determine that it is inconsistent with the public interest to apply the restrictions of the Buy American Act or the Balance of Payments Program to the offer described in this determination and findings.

 

 

 

 

(Date)

 

225.872-5  Contract administration.

 

      (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 (Program Acquisition and International Contracting), ((703) 697-9351, DSN 227-9351).

 

      (b)  When contract administration services are required on contracts to be performed in qualifying countries, direct the request to the cognizant activity listed in the Federal Directory of Contract Administration Services.  The cognizant activity also will arrange contract administration services for DoD subcontracts that qualifying country sources place in the United States.

 

      (c)  The contract administration activity receiving a delegation shall determine whether any portions of the delegation are covered by memoranda of understanding annexes and, if so, shall delegate those functions to the appropriate organization in the qualifying country's government.

 

      (d)  Information on quality assurance delegations to foreign governments is in Subpart 246.4, Government Contract Quality Assurance.

 

225.872-6  Audit.

 

      (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 (Program Acquisition and International Contracting), ((703) 697-9351, DSN 227-9351).

 

      (c)  Handle requests for audits in qualifying countries in accordance with 215.404-2(c).

 

              (1)  Except for the United Kingdom, send the request to the administrative contracting officer at the cognizant activity listed in Section 2B of the Federal Directory of Contract Administration Services.  Send the request for audit from the United Kingdom directly to their Ministry of Defence.

 

              (2)  Send an advance copy of the request to the focal point identified by the Deputy Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (Program Acquisition and International Contracting).

 

225.872-7  Industrial security for qualifying countries.

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).

 

225.872-8  Subcontracting with qualifying country sources.

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 U.S. laws or regulations (see the clause at 252.225-7002, Qualifying Country Sources as Subcontractors).

 

225.873  Waiver of United Kingdom commercial exploitation levies.

 

225.873-1  Policy.

DoD and the Government of the United Kingdom (U.K.) have agreed to waive U.K. commercial exploitation levies and U.S. nonrecurring cost recoupment charges on a reciprocal basis.  For U.K. levies to be waived, the offeror or contractor shall identify the levies and the contracting officer shall request a waiver before award of the contract or subcontract under which the levies are charged.

 

225.873-2  Procedures.

 

      (a)  The Government of the U.K. shall approve waiver of U.K. levies.  When an offeror or contractor identifies a levy included in an offered or contract price, the contracting officer shall provide written notification to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, ATTN:  PSD-PMD, 1111 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202-4306, telephone (703) 601-3864.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency will request a waiver of the levy from the Government of the U.K.  The notification shall include—

 

              (1)  Name of the U.K. firm;

 

              (2)  Prime contract number;

 

              (3)  Description of item for which waiver is being sought;

 

              (4)  Quantity being acquired; and

 

              (5)  Amount of levy.

 

      (b)  Waiver may occur after contract award.  If levies are waived before contract award, evaluate the offer without the levy.  If levies are identified but not waived before contract award, evaluate the offer inclusive of the levies.

 

 

 

 


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