National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
This final rule amends the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) by revising the definition for “Head of the contracting activity (HCA).”
Effective Date: February 15, 2006.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sheryl Goddard, NASA, Office of Procurement, Program Operations Division; (703) 553-2519; e-mail: Sheryl.Goddard@nasa.gov.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
This final rule revises the definition of “Head of the contracting activity (HCA)” in NFS 1802.101 to designate the Associate Administrator for the Space Operations Mission Directorate (SOMD) as head of the contracting activity for SOMD contracts. Previously, the center director of the NASA installation cognizant for award of an SOMD contract was the designated HCA. This administrative change is consistent with the roles and responsibilities of NASA officials.
B. Regulatory Flexibility Act
The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this final rule. This final rule does not constitute a significant revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501 and Public Law 98-577, and publication for public comment is not required. However, NASA will consider comments from small entities concerning the affected NFS part 1802 in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Interested parties must submit such comments separately and should cite 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., in correspondence.
C. Paperwork Reduction Act
The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the changes do not impose recordkeeping or information collection requirements which require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 1802End List of Subjects Start Signature
Assistant Administrator for Procurement.
Accordingly,End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 1802—DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND TERMSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Amend section 1802.101 by revising the definition of “Head of the contracting activity (HCA)” to read as follows:End Amendment Part
Head of the contracting activity (HCA) means, for field installations, the Director or other head, and for NASA Headquarters, the Assistant Administrator for Management Systems. For Space Operations Mission Directorate (SOMD) contracts, the HCA is the Associate Administrator for SOMD in lieu of the field Center Director(s). For Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) contracts, the HCA is the Associate Administrator for ESMD in lieu of the field Center Director(s). For NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC) contracts, the HCA is the Executive Director of the NSSC in lieu of the field Center Director(s).
[FR Doc. 06-1430 Filed 2-14-06; 8:45 am]
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