DATE: April 6, 2018
TO: Procurement Directors (PDs)/Heads of Contracting Activities
(HCAs)Contracting Officers/Contract Specialist
Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division
Office of Policy
Office of Acquisition Management
SUBJECT: Agreements in Commercializing Technologies (ACT)
SUMMARY: Acquisition Letter (AL) 2018-06, revises the ACT H-clause to implement the Secretary of Energy’s decision to make the ACT mechanism permanent. In addition, the Secretary authorized a three-year pilot for Management and Operating (M&O) contractors to undertake ACT projects that include Federal funding, known as FedACT. The previous H-clause had limited ACT as a pilot, to a select number of M&O contractors for use with only non-Federal sponsors.
Incorporation of the H-clause into M&O contracts shall be negotiated locally by the M&O and local Contracting Officer.
Questions concerning this policy flash should be directed to:
Scott Geary of the Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division, Office of Policy, Office of Acquisition Management at (202) 287-1507 or at Andrew.Geary@hq.doe.gov.Department of Energy (DOE) or for NNSA
Kevin Greenaugh, Assistant Deputy Administrator for Strategic Partnership Projects by phone at (202) 586-2026 or by email to Kevin.Greenaugh@NNSA.DOE.GOV