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correspondence, shipping documents, work or project orders, and Standard Form 1080 (Voucher for Transfer between Appropriations and/or Funds) billings will reference the NASA-Defense Purchase Request number and the item number when appropriate.
(c) Acceptance by the Military Department is not required for NASADefense Purchase Requests covering deliveries of common-use standard stock items which the supplying department has on hand or on order for prompt delivery at published prices.
Changes in estimated total
crease in funds, change in the specifications or in the part, stock or drawing numbers, etc. Such changes may be made initially by expeditious means such as telegraph or telephone communication, but each change shall be confirmed by a purchase request amendment. The original and five copies of purchase request amendments shall be forwarded to the DOD recipient of the original purchase request. In preparing an amendment, Blocks 1 through 6 must always be completed. Only those remaining blocks of the form that are applicable to the change or revision of the data in the purchase request or prior amendments thereto need be filled in. The unused blocks, however, should have “N/C” inserted to reflect no change.
§ 18-5.1002-2 Retention of property.
In preparing a NASA-Defense Purchase Request, consideration shall be given to NASA's subsequent need for any nonexpendable equipment items acquired by the Military Departments which are reimbursed from NASA funds. When it it determined that retention of such equipment would be to NASA's advantage, the following clause shall be incorporated in the purchase request:
Title to all nonexpendable equipment having a unit cost in excess of $100 acquired in connection with this purchase request and for which reimbursement is made from NASA funds shall remain in NASA. All such items shall be identified and marked as NASA property. Records shall be maintained to the extent that periodic inventory reports can be submitted to NASA upon request. Listings of all excess, residual, and termination inventories shall be submitted to the NASA originating office for disposition instructions. (May 1961)
§ 18-5.1002-3 Acceptance by military department.
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section within 30 days after receipt of a NASA-Defense Purchase Request, the Military Department concerned will forward to the initiator of the request an Acceptance of MIPR form, DD Form 448-2, in quadruplicate. Each DD Acceptance Form will show the action being taken or to be taken to fill the requirement and the name and complete address of the Department of Defense procurement activity for future direct contact by the initiator.
(b) To the extent feasible, all documents including acceptances, contracts,
When a Military Department determines that the estimated total price (Block 9, NASA Form 523) of the items to be procured for NASA is not sufficient to cover the required reimbursement, or is in excess of the amount required, a request for an amendment will be forwarded to the NASA originating office. The request will indicate a specific dollar amount, rather than a percentage, and will include justification for any upward adjustment requested. Upon approval of the request, an amendment to the NASA-Defense Purchase Request shall be forwarded by the NASA procurement office concerned to the DOD procuring activity.
(a) If the order or request or other appropriate document communicating NASA's requirements involves the procurement of items designated as potentially hazardous, copies of required provisions and clauses (see §§ 18-1.351 and 18-9.204-52), together with instructions for their inclusion in IFB's, RFP's and contracts, shall be furnished to the Government agency.
(b) If the order or request or other appropriate document communicating NASA's requirements involves the delivery of items designated as potentially hazardous to the Government or to a Government contractor or subcontractor, the Government agency receiving the request shall be requested to furnish the data required by §§ 18-1.351 and 189.204-52.
PART 18-6-FOREIGN PURCHASES Subpart 18-6.1-Buy American Act-Supply and Service Contracts
18-6.103-1 Use outside the United States.
18-6.103-2 Nonavailability in the United
18-6.103-3 Unreasonable costs or inconsist
Assignment of responsibility for
Assignment of contract administration.
Contracts with foreign nationals.
Subpart 18-6.8-Balance of Payment Program
Use of excess foreign currencies. Obligations incurred in excess and near-excess countries.
18-6.801-2 Designation and announcement of excess currency countries.
Subpart 18-6.10-Exemption of Certain Contracts With Foreign Contractors From the Requirement for an Examination of Records Clause
Scope of subpart.
Requests for determinations and findings.
Determination and findings.
AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 18-6 issued under 42 U.S.C. 2473 (b) (1).
SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 18-6 appear at 36 F.R. 3980, Mar. 3, 19" otherwise noted.
Subpart 18-6.1-Buy American Act
Supply and Service Contracts
§ 18-6.100 Scope of subpart.
This subpart implements the Buy American Act (41 U.S.C. 10 a-d) and the policies set forth in Executive Order 10582, dated December 17, 1954, with respect to supply and service contracts. § 18-6.101 Definitions.
As used in this subpart, the following terms have the meanings set forth below.
(a) "End products" means articles, materials, and supplies which are to be acquired for public use. As to a given contract, the end products are the items to be delivered to the Government, as specified in the contract, including supplies to be acquired by the Government for public use in connection with service contracts.
(b) "Components" means those articles, materials, and supplies which are directly incorporated in end products.
(c) "United States" means the States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Canal Zone, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and any areas subject to the complete sovereignty of the United States.
(d) "Domestic source end product" means an unmanufactured end product which has been mined or produced in the United States, or an end product manufactured in the United States if the cost of its components which are mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States exceeds 50 percent of the cost of all its components. A component shall be considered to have been mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States (regardless of its source in fact) if the end product in which it is incorporated is manufactured in the United States and the component is of a class or kind:
(1) Determined by the Government to be not mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available commercial quantities and of a satisfactory quality,
(2) As to which the Administrator has determined that it would be inconsistent with the public interest to apply the restrictions of the Buy American Act.
(e) "Canadian end product" means an unmanufactured end product, mined or produced in Canada, or an end product manufactured in Canada if the cost of
its components which are mined, produced, or manufactured in Canada or the United States exceeds 50 percent of the cost of all its components.
(f) "Foreign end product" means an end product other than a domestic source end product.
(g) "Domestic bid" means a bid or offered price for a domestic source end product, including transportation to destination.
(h) "Foreign bid" means a bid or offered price for a foreign end product, including transportation to destination, and duty (whether or not a duty-free entry certificate may be issued).
§ 18-6.102 Statutory requirements.
Except as provided in § 18-6.103, the Buy American Act requires that in the procurement of supplies and services only domestic source end products shall be acquired for public use. In determining whether an end product is a domestic source end product, only the end product and its components shall be considered. § 18-6.103 § 18-6.103-1
Use outside the United
(a) The Buy American Act does not apply to articles, materials, or supplies of a class or kind which the Government has determined are not mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available commercial quantities and of a satisfactory quality. Such classes or kinds of articles, materials, or supplies are included in the list set forth in § 18-6.105.
(b) Contracting officers are authorized to make additional determinations of nonavailability both prior to entering into contracts and in the course of contract administration: Provided, however, That in the latter case the Government receives adequate consideration. A copy of each determination of nonavailability will be included in the contract file.
(c) The following is the format for nonavailability determinations made by contracting officers:
DETERMINATION OF NONAVAILABILITY
Pursuant to the authority contained in section 2, title III, of the Act of March 3, 1933 (popularly called the Buy American Act
(41 U.S.C. 10 a-d)), and authority delegated to me by § 18–6.103–2(b), I hereby find:
a. (Insert a description of the item or items to be procured, including unit, quantity, and estimated cost inclusive of duty and transportation costs to destination.)
b. (Enter the name and address of proposed contractor or supplier, and country of origin of the item or items.)
c. (Include a brief statement of the necessity for the procurement.)
d. (Include a statement of facts establishing the nonavailability of a similar item or items of domestic origin. If there is no known domestic item or items which can be used as a reasonable substitute, a statement to this effect will be made.).
Based upon these findings, it is determined that the above described item(s) is (are) not mined, produced, or manufactured, or the articles, materials, or supplies from which it (they) is (are) manufactured, are not mined, produced, or manufactured, as the case may be, in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality.
Accordingly, the requirement of the Buy American Act that procurement be made from domestic sources and that it be of domestic origin is not applicable to this procurement, since said procurement is within the nonavailability exception stated in the Buy American Act. Authority is granted to procure the above-described item(s) of foreign origin (country of origin) at an estimated total cost of $------, including duty and transportation costs to destination.
Unreasonable costs or inconsistency with the public interest. When it is determined by the Administrator that the cost of a domestic source end product would be unreasonable or that its acquisition would be inconsistent with the public interest, the restrictions of the Buy American Act do not apply.
§ 18-6.103-4 Scrap.
Scrap generated in, collected in, and prepared for processing in the United States shall be considered as of domestic origin.
§ 13-6.103-5 Canadian supplies.
(a) The Administrator, by NASA Management Instruction 5106.2, "Determination Under the Buy American ActCanadian Supplies", has determined that it would be inconsistent with the public interest to apply the restrictions of the Buy American Act to the acquisition of certain supplies mined, produced, or manufactured in Canada. Accordingly, contracting officers shall:
(1) Evaluate all bids and proposals offering Canadian end products on a parity with bids and proposals offering domestic source end products, except that applicable duty (whether or not a duty-free entry certificate may be issued) shall be included in evaluating such bids and proposals offering Canadian end products; and
(2) Treat all components mined, produced, or manufactured in Canada as though they were mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States, except that, in evaluating bids and proposals containing such components, applicable duty (whether or not a duty-free entry certificate may be issued) shall be included.
(b) The procedures set forth in paragraph (a) of this section do not apply to or affect (1) items listed in § 18-6.105 or (2) items determined to be nonavailable in accordance with the procedures set forth in § 18-6.103-2.
§ 18-6.104-1 Applicability.
The procedures in this § 18-6.104 apply to all contracts involving the procurement of supplies, except contracts exclusively for articles, materials, or supplies for use outside the United States. -For Canadian supplies, see § 18-6.103-5(a). § 18-6.104-2 Solicitation of bids and proposals.
Invitations for bids and requests for proposals shall state that specific information as to articles, materials, and supplies excepted from the Buy American Act (see § 18-6.105) is available to prospective contractors upon request. § 18-6.104-3 Certificate.
Invitations for bids and requests for proposals shall require that each bid or proposal include a certificate substantially as follows:
BUY AMERICAN CERTIFICATE (JANUARY 1964)
The bidder or offeror hereby certifies that each end product, except the end products excluded below, is a domestic source end product (as defined in the contract clause entitled Buy American Act); and that components of unknown origin have been considered to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. Excluded items:
§ 18-6.104-4 Evaluation of bids and proposals.
(a) The Administrator, by NASA Management Instruction 5106.1, "Deter
minations Under the Buy American Act-End Products and Construction Materials," has determined that where the procedures outlined in paragraphs (b), (c), and (d), of this section, result in the acquisition of foreign end products, the acquisition of domestic source end products would be (1) unreasonable in cost or (2) inconsistent with the public interest (see § 18-6.103-3). These procedures do not apply to the evaluation of bids and proposals offering Canadian end products; such bids and proposals shall be evaluated as provided in § 18-6.103-5 (a)(1).
(b) Except as provided in § 18-6.1035(a)(1), bids and proposals shall be evaluated so as to give preference to domestic bids. Award shall be made to the low acceptable bidder, after applying the procedures set forth in paragraph (c) of this section except for bids or proposals requiring decision of the Administrator, in accordance with paragraph (d) of this section. When more than one line item is offered in response to an invitation for bids or request for proposals, the appropriate percentage factor set forth in paragraph (c) of this section shall be applied, for evaluation purposes, on an item-by-item basis, except that such percentage factor may be applied to any group of items when the invitation for bids or request for proposals specifically provides that award may be made on a particular group of items.
(c) For purposes of evaluating bids and proposals, a factor of 6 percent of the amount of each foreign bid or proposal (which does not offer Canadian end products) shall be added to such bid or proposal. If, after applying such 6 percent factor, the low acceptable domestic bid or proposal is the low bid or proposal, award shall be made to the low domestic bidder or offeror. If, after applying such 6 percent factor, the low acceptable foreign bid or proposal is the low bid or proposal, award shall be made to such low foreign bidder or offeror, except that:
(1) When the firm submitting the low acceptable domestic bid or proposal is a small business or labor surplus area concern, or both, and its bid or proposal exceeds $100,000, the proposed award shall be submitted through the Procurement Office, NASA Headquarters (Code KDP-1) to the Administrator for decision; or
(2) When the firm submitting the low acceptable domestic bid or proposal is a
small business or labor surplus area concern, or both, and its bid or proposal is $100,000 or less, a factor of 12 percent (in lieu of the 6 percent factor) of the amount of the low foreign bid or proposal shall be added to such low foreign bid or proposal, and award made to the low bidder or offeror: Provided, however, That when small purchase procedures (see Subpart 18-3.6, of this chapter) are used, the 6 percent factor shall apply.
(d) The proposed award shall be submitted to the Administrator for decision if:
(1) Required by paragraph (c)(1) of this section;
(2) Rejection of an acceptable low foreign bid or proposal is considered necessary to protect essential national security interests, such as maintenance of a mobilization base; or
(3) Rejection of any bid or proposal is considered necessary for other reasons of the national interest.
(e) The following are examples of evaluation of bids and proposals in accordance with the provisions of paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section:
Example 1. Price differential of 6 percent or less between low foreign (non-Canadian) and low domestic bid or proposal: