NASA to change CCDev from SAAs to Traditional Procurement

July 25, 2011 at 11:20 am | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

Source – Space News:

Fri, 22 July, 2011
NASA Shifts Procurement Plan For Upcoming Round of CCDev
By Dan Leone

WASHINGTON ā€” Breaking from the strategy it used in the first two rounds of its commercial crew development (CCDev) program, NASA said it intends to use a traditional procurement process governed by the Federal Acquisition Regulations to fund its contribution to the next phases of work on privately owned human spaceflight systems.

NASA awarded Space Act Agreements (SAA) for the first and second phases of CCDev. Under those arrangements, companies developing launch or crew transportation systems are paid upon meeting self-imposed milestones developed with NASA input. . . . [Full Story]

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