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NASA [Oceo] Comment on a New NASA Grant Term and Condition by April 24, 2022

By SpaceRef Editor
March 25, 2022
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Federal Register Notice (FRN) Title: Requirement for NASA Recipients of Financial Assistance Awards To Obtain a Quotation From Small and/or Minority Businesses, Women’s Business Enterprises and Labor Surplus Area Firms


Original FRN Release Date: February 23, 2022


FRN Comments Due: April 24, 2022


Updated FRN URL:


The Grants Policy and Compliance Branch (GPC) in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Office of the Chief Financial Officer has reissued an invitation for public comment on the Agency’s proposed implementation of a new term and condition that requires recipients of NASA financial assistance, i.e., grants or cooperative agreements, to obtain a quotation from small and/or minority businesses, women’s business enterprises or labor surplus area firms when the acquisition of goods or services exceeds the simplified acquisition threshold (currently $250,000).


This email is not a verbatim or full copy of the original FRN text with the proposed new term and condition. Please read the FRN before commenting. Upon receipt and resolution of all comments, it is NASA’s intention to implement the new term through a revision to the NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Manual (GCAM). These revised terms and conditions will become effective thirty days from the final notice publication date in the Federal Register.


NASA will apply the new term and condition to all new awards and funding amendments to existing grants and cooperative agreements made on or after the effective date.


Please submit feedback via U.S. post addressed to National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, Rm. 6O87, Washington, DC 20546, or on-line by selecting the comment button at


Questions related to this FRN for a new NASA Grant Term and Condition may be directed to



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