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returned by the recipient to the Program.

[55 FR 301.45, July 24, 1990. Redesignated at 59 FR 667, Jan. 6, 1994]

$295.11 Coordination/Cooperation with other Federal agencies.

So as to avoid any unnecessary dupliCation of effort and to increase the posSibilities of joint funding of projects of Common interest with Other agencies, the Secretary intends to Coordinate with other agencies as appropriate, but particularly where the Secretary determines that the subject is of Substantial interest to another agency.

[55 FR 30145, July 24, 1990. Redesignated at 59 FR 667, Jan. 6, 1994]

$295.12 Special reporting and auditing requirements.

Each award by the Program Shall contain procedures regarding technical, business, and financial reporting and auditing requirements to ensure that awards are being used in accordance with the Program’s objectives and applicable Federal cost principles. The purpose of the technical reporting is to monitor “best effort” progress toward overall project goals. The purpose of the business reporting system is to monitor project performance against the Program’s mission as required by the Government, Performance and ReSults Act (GPRA) mandate for program evaluation. The audit standards to be applied to ATP awards are the “Government Auditing Standards” (GAS) issued by the Comptroller General of the United States (also known as yellow book standards) and the ATP program-specified audit guidelines. The ATP program-specific audit guidelines include guidance on the number of audits required under an award. In the interest of efficiency, the recipients are encouraged to retain their Own independent CPA firm to perform these audits. The Department of Commerce’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) reserves the right to conduct audits as deemed necessary and appropriate.

[62 FR 64686, Dec. 9, 1997]

$295.13 NIST technical assistance to recipients of awards.

(a) Under the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986, the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the Technology Administration has the authority to enter into cooperative research and development agreements with non-Federal parties to provide personnel, Services, facilities, equipment, or other resources except funds toward the conduct of specified research or development efforts which are consistent with the missions of the laboratory. In turn, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has the authority to accept funds, personnel, services, facilities, equipment and other resources from the non-Federal party or parties for the joint research effort. Cooperative research and development agreements do not include proCurement COntractS Or COOperative agreements as those terms are used in sections 6303, 6304, and 6305 of title 31, United States Code.

(b) In no event will the National Institute of Standards and Technology enter into a COOperative research and development agreement with a recipient of awards under the Program which provides for the payment of Program funds from the award recipient to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

[55 FR 30145, July 24, 1990. Redesignated at 59 FR 667, Jan. 6, 1994]

Subport B–Assistonce to United Stotes Industry-led Joint ReSedrch dnd Development Ventures

$295.20 Types of assistance available.

This subpart describes the types of assistance that may be provided under the authority of 15 U.S.C. 278n(b)(1). Such assistance includes but is not limited to:

(a) Partial start-up funding for joint research and development ventures.

(b) A minority share of the cost of joint research and development ventures for up to five years.

(c) Equipment, facilities and personnel for joint research and development VentureS.

$295.21 Qualification of proposers.

(a) Assistance under this subpart is available to industry-led joint research and development ventures only, Subject to the limitations set out in $295.3 of these regulations. These ventures may include universities, independent research organizations, and governmental entities; however, the Program will not provide funding directly to any university or governmental organization.

(b) Applications for funding under this subpart may be submitted on behalf of an industry-led joint research and development venture by One or more businesses or independent research organizations that are members of the venture. Applications must, however, include letters of Commitment from all proposed members of the venture, verifying the availability of matching funds, and authorizing the party or parties submitting the proposal to act on behalf of the venture with the Program on all matters pertaining to the proposal.

[59 FR 670, Jan 6, 1994]

$295.22 Limitations on assistance.

(a) An award will be made under this subpart only if the award will facilitate the formation of a joint venture or the initiation of a new research and develOpment project by an existing joint venture.

(b) The total value of any in-kind contributions used to satisfy the cost sharing requirement may not exceed 30 percent of the non-federal share of the total project costs.

[62 FR 64687, Dec. 9, 1997]

$295.23 Dissolution of joint research and development ventures.

Upon dissolution of any joint research and development venture receiving funds under these procedures or at a time otherwise agreed upon, the Federal Government shall be entitled to a share of the residual assets of the joint venture proportional to the Federal share of the costs of the joint venture as determined by independent audit.

$295.24 Registration.

Joint research and development ventures selected for funding must notify the Department of Justice or the Federal Trade Commission under the National Cooperative Research Act of 1984. No funds will be released prior to receipt by the Program of copies of such notification.

[59 FR 670, Jan. 6, 1994]

$295.25 Special rule for the valuation of transfers between separatelyowned joint venture members.

(a) Applicability. This section applies to transfers of goods, including Computer software, and services provided by the transferor related to the maintenance of those goods, when those goods Or Services are transferred from One joint venture member to other Separately-owned joint venture members.

(b) Rule. The greater amount of the actual cost of the transferred goods and Services as determined in accordance with applicable Federal cost principles, or 75 percent of the best customer price of the transferred goods and Services, shall be deemed to be allowable costs; provided, however, that in no event shall the aggregate of these allowable costS exceed 30 percent of the non-Federal share of the total cost of the joint research and development program.

(c) Definition. The term “best customer price” shall mean the GSA Schedule price, or if such price is unavailable, the lowest price at which a Sale was made during the last twelve months prior to the transfer of the particular good or service.

[62 FR 64687, Dec. 9, 1997]

Subport C–Assistance to SingleProposer U.S. Businesses

$295.30 Types of assistance available.

This subpart describes the types of assistance that may be provided under the authority of 15 U.S.C. 278n(b)(2). Such assistance includes but is not limited to entering into cooperative agreements with United States businesses, especially small businesses.

[59 FR 670, Jan. 6, 1994]

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