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NASA [Smd] Comment on a New NASA Grant Term and Condition by February 10, 2022

By SpaceRef Editor
February 3, 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

FRN Release Date: January 11, 2022

FRN Comments Due: February 10, 2022


In response to the Executive Order, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government, NASA has been working to identify and address barriers that underserved communities and individuals may face in taking advantage of procurement, contracting, or grant opportunities.

The Grants Policy and Compliance Branch (GPC) in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Office of the Chief Financial Officer is soliciting public comment on the Agency’s proposed implementation of a new term and condition that requires recipients of NASA financial assistance 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 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. The new terms and conditions will be applied to all new NASA awards and funding amendments to existing awards made on or after the effective date.

By February 10th submit comments addressed to National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, Rm. 6O87, Washington, DC 20546, or email

SpaceRef staff editor.