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subpart 208.71--acquisition for national aeronautics and space administration (nasa)



 208.7100 Authorization.
 208.7101 Policy.
 208.7102 Procedures.
 208.7103 Purchase request and acceptance.
 208.7104 Changes in estimated total prices.
 208.7105 Payments.

208.7100  Authorization.

NASA is authorized by Pub. L. 85-568 to use the acquisition services, personnel, equipment, and facilities of DoD departments and agencies with their consent, with or without reimbursement, and on a similar basis to cooperate with the departments/ agencies in the use of acquisition services, equipment, and facilities.


208.7101  Policy.

Departments and agencies will—


      (a)  Cooperate fully with NASA in making acquisition services, equipment, personnel, and facilities available on the basis of mutual agreement.


      (b)  Not claim reimbursement for administrative costs incident to acquisitions for NASA, unless agreed otherwise prior to the time services are performed.


208.7102  Procedures.


      (a)  When contracting or performing field service functions for NASA, the departments and agencies will use their own methods, except when otherwise required by the terms of the agreement.


      (b)  Departments and agencies normally will use their own funds when contracting for or performing services for NASA and will not cite NASA funds on any defense obligation or payment document.


208.7103  Purchase request and acceptance.


      (a)  NASA will use NASA Form 523, NASA-Defense Purchase Request, to request acquisition of supplies or services.


      (b)  Except as provided in paragraph (d) of this section, departments and agencies will respond within 30 days to a NASA purchase request by forwarding DD Form 448-2, Acceptance of MIPR.  Forward each DD Form 448-2 in quadruplicate and indicate action status as well as the name and address of the DoD acquisition activity for future use by the NASA initiator.


      (c)  To the extent feasible, all documents related to the NASA action will reference the NASA-Defense Purchase Request number and the item number when appropriate.


      (d)  Departments and agencies are not required to accept NASA-Defense Purchase Requests for common-use standard stock items which the supplying department has on hand or on order for prompt delivery at published prices.


208.7104  Changes in estimated total prices.

When a department or agency determines that the estimated total price (Block 6F, NASA Form 523) for NASA items is not sufficient to cover the required reimbursement, or is in excess of the amount required, the department/agency will forward a request for amendment to the NASA originating office.  Indicate in the request a specific dollar amount, rather than a percentage, and include justification for any upward adjustment requested.  Upon approval of a request, NASA will forward an amendment of its purchase request to the contracting activity.


208.7105  Payments.

Departments and agencies will submit SF 1080, Voucher for Transferring Funds, billings to the NASA office designated in Block 9 of the NASA-Defense Purchase Request, except where agreements provide that reimbursement is not required.  Departments and agencies will support billings in the same manner as billings between departments and agencies.




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