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(b) Contracts Performed in Canada.

(1) When, in accordance with the provisions of Part 51, Subpart 3, contract administration and related support service functions of the Defense Contract Administration Services are desired on a contract to be performed in Canada (whether placed with Canadian Commercial Corporation or direct with a Canadian firm), a letter of delegation shall be issued to:

Defense Contract Administration

Services Office, Ottawa 123 Slater Street MacDonald Building

Ottawa 4, Ontario, Canada (2) In order that DCASO, Ottawa may utilize the capabilities of the Canadian Government agencies in the performance of contract administration services functions, each letter of delegation shall provide that the DCASO, Ottawa is delegated authority to act as the contracting officer's representative with power of further delegation for the performance of the requested services.

(3) A copy of each letter of delegation issued to the DCASO, Ottawa shall be furnished:

NASA/DCASR Representative
Defense Contract Administration Services

Region, Detroit
1580 East Grand Boulevard

Detroit, Michigan 48211
6.706 Contacts with Foreign Nationals.

(a) Proposals by NASA staff members which involve program or contract possibilities with foreign nationals shall be coordinated with the Office of International Affairs, NASA Headquarters, before any contacts are made with foreign nationals.

(b) Informal discussions between NASA staff members and foreign nationals could give rise to expectations concerning program or contract possibilities which are not supported by program requirements. Such situations must be avoided to preclude possible embarrassment to the United States, as well as to NASA.

(c) Requests or offers by foreign nationals to NASA staff members on program or contract matters shall be reported promptly to the Office of International Affairs. (See NASA Policy Directive 1362.1, "Initiation and Development of International Participation and Cooperation in Aeronautical and Space Programs.")

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Subpart 8 Balance of Payments Program-Offshore Procurement

6.801 Use of Excess Foreign Currencies. It is the policy of NASA to utilize all possible actions to minimize payments and maximize receipts entering into the balance of payments. In carrying out this policy, procurement offices should, to the maximum extent practicable, ensure that contracts and other obligations incurred in excess and near-excess currency countries are made payable in foreign currencies rather than in U.S. dollars. The expenditure, in these countries, of foreign currencies rather than U.S. dollars provides a saving in the budget and improves the balance of payments situation.

6.801-1 Obligations Incurred in Eccess and Near-excess Currency Countries. NASA procurement offices should establish procedures to ensure that contracts and other obligations incurred in excess and near-excess currency countries are made payable in foreign currencies rather than in U.S. dollars, notwithstanding the appropriation or fund that will be used for payment. This should include contracts with American contractors, to the extent that the contractor may be expected to require such currencies for necessary expenses in the country involved.

6.801–2 Designation and Announcement of Excess Currency Countries. Excess and near-excess currency countries are designated by the Treasury Department. The list of countries which the Treasury Department has determined are excess or near-excess to the needs of the United States are announced in Bureau of the Budget Bulletins. The current Bulletin is included as an attachment to NASA Management Instruction 9393.2, "Use of Excess and Near-Excess Foreign Currencies.”

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