NASA has historically prohibited commercial firms from collecting profit or fee, however that prohibition did not explicitly include other applicants such as universities and non-profits. The proposed rule extends the prohibition on payment of profit or fee to all grant and cooperative agreement recipients.
Comments may be submitted through March 12, 2012 via the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov; search for RIN 2700-AD79. Comments may also be submitted to R. Todd Lacks (Room 5J75), NASA Headquarters, Office of Procurement, Contract Management Division, Washington, DC 20546. Comments may also be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.