DATE: July 28, 2021

Class Deviation for Revised and/or Added DEAR Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses for Technology Transfer

TO: HCAs/Procurement Directors/Contracting Officers FROM: Director, Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division, Office of Policy, Office of Acquisition Management

Policy Flash 2021 – 31 provides this Class Deviation for nine (9) DEAR contract clauses, including solicitation provisions for use in contracts, generally management and operating (M&O) contracts, that have technology transfer as part of the mission of the contract while the Notice of Public Rulemaking (NOPR) to update the DEAR is being finalized. This class deviation applies to both DOE and NNSA.

Attached is (1) the Acquisition Letter 2021-04, dated, July 6, 2021 for this Class Deviation; (2) the D&F for this Class Deviation; and, (3) the revised and/or added text for the DEAR Provisions/Contract Clauses this Class Deviation.

For DOE questions concerning this policy flash, please email:

For NNSA questions concerning this policy flash, please contact NNSA at (505) 845-4337.