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Part Number: 1801

NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement



1801.000 Scope of part.

This part sets forth general information about the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Supplement, also referred to as the NFS.

Subpart 1801.1—Purpose, Authority, Issuance

1801.103 Authority. (NASA supplements paragraph (a))

(a) Under the following authorities, the Administrator has delegated to the Assistant Administrator for Procurement authority to prepare, issue, and maintain the NFS:

(i) The National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 (Public Law 85–568; 42 U.S.C. 2451 et seq.).

(ii) 10 U.S.C. chapter 137.

(iii) Other statutory authority.

(iv) FAR subpart 1.3.

1801.104 Applicability.

The NFS applies to all acquisitions as defined in FAR part 2 except those expressly excluded by the FAR or this chapter.

1801.105 Issuance.

1801.105-1 Publication and code arrangement.

(b)(i) The NFS is an integrated document that contains both acquisition regulations that require public comment and internal Agency guidance and procedures that do not require public comment. NASA personnel must comply with all regulatory and internal guidance and procedures contained in the NFS.

(ii) NFS regulations that require public comment are issued as chapter 18 of title 48, CFR.

(iii) The single official NASA-maintained version of the NFS is on the Internet (

1801.105-2 Arrangement of regulations. (NASA supplements paragraph (b))

(b)(1)(A) Numbering of NFS text implementing the FAR shall be the same as that of the related FAR text, except when the NFS coverage exceeds one paragraph. In such case the NFS text is numbered by skipping a unit in the FAR 1.105–2(b)(2) prescribed numbering sequence. For example, two paragraphs implementing FAR 1.105–2(b)

(1) are numbered 1801.105–2(b)

(1) (A) and (B), rather than

(1) (i) and (ii). Further subdivision of the NFS implementing paragraphs would follow the prescribed sequence in FAR 1.105(b)(2).

(B) NFS text that supplements the FAR is numbered the same as its FAR counterpart with the addition of a number 70 and up. For example, NFS supplement of FAR subsection 1.105–3 is numbered 1801.105–370. Supplemental text exceeding one paragraph is numbered using the FAR 1.105–2(b)(2) prescribed numbering sequence without skipping a unit.

(2) Subdivision numbering below the fourth level repeats the numbering sequence using italicized letters and numbers.

1801.106 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

The following OMB control numbers apply:

NFS segment OMB control No.
1819 2700–0078
1823 2700–0089
1827 2711–0052
1843 2700–0054
1852.223–70 2700–0160
NF533 2700–0003
NF1018 2700–0017