PF 2018-29 Implementation of Division D, Title III and Title V, and Division E, Title VII of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, Pub. L. No. 115-141.

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DATE:           May 24, 2018

TO:                HCAs/Procurement Directors/Contracting Officers

FROM:          Director
                      Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division
                      Office of Policy
                      Office of Acquisition Management

SUBJECT:     Implementation of Division D, Title III and Title V, and Division E,
                      Title VII of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, Pub. L. No.
                      115-141.

SUMMARY: Acquisition Letter (AL) 2018-12 and Financial Assistance Letter (FAL) 2018-04 provide implementing instructions and guidance for Division D, Title III and Title V, and Division E, Title VII of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, Pub. L. No. 115-141.

The AL addresses the following:

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018

  • Section 301(a) Unfunded Requests for Proposals
  • Section 301(c) Multiyear Award Funding for DOE—Energy Programs and Section 306 Multiyear Award Funding for DOE—Energy Programs—Science (From Section 306 of Division D of the 2016 Act)
  • Section 303 Construction of High-hazard Nuclear Facilities
  • Section 304 Independent Cost Estimate (ICE) for Critical Decision (CD)-2 and CD-3 DOE O 413.3B Construction Projects
  • Section 305 Prohibition on Awards to the Russian Federation
  • Section 501 Lobbying Restrictions
  • Section 735 Any Payment for the Election for a Federal Office or to a Political Committee
  • Section 739 Reporting on Conference Spending
  • Section 743 Confidentiality Agreements Prohibiting Whistleblower Activities
  • Section 744 Prohibition on Funding for Certain Nondisclosure Agreements
  • Section 745 Unpaid Federal Tax Liability
  • Section 746 Felony Criminal Violations

The FAL addresses the following:

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018

  • Section 301(a) Unfunded Requests for Proposals
  • Section 301(c) Multiyear Award Funding for DOE—Energy Programs and Section 306 Multiyear Award Funding for DOE—Energy Programs—Science (From Section 306 of Division D of the 2016 Act)
  • Section 305 Prohibition on Awards to the Russian Federation
  • Section 501 Lobbying Restrictions
  • Section 724 Federal Funds Source Information
  • Section 739 Reporting on Conference Spending
  • Section 743 Confidentiality Agreements Prohibiting Whistleblower Activities
  • Section 744 Prohibition on Funding for Certain Nondisclosure Agreements
  • Section 745 Unpaid Federal Tax Liability
  • Section 746 Felony Criminal Violations

Implementing instructions and guidance pertaining to Sections 301(b) and 301(c), which requires advance notification to Congress for certain acquisitions and financial assistance actions, are addressed in a separate Acquisition Letter/Financial Assistance Letter.

For DOE questions concerning the policy flash or AL, please contact Jason Taylor at (202) 287-1560 or jason.taylor@hq.doe.gov or Richard Bonnell at (202) 287-1747 or richard.bonnell@hq.doe.gov for the FAL.

For NNSA questions concerning the policy flash please call (505) 845-4337.

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