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(a) A deviation is required for any of the following:
(1) When a prescribed provision (but not a special condition) set forth verbatim in this part 1260 is modified or omitted.
(2) When a provision is set forth in this part 1260, but not for use verbatim, and the Center substitutes a provision which is inconsistent with the intent, principle, and substance of the provision.
(3) When a form prescribed by this part 1260 is altered or another form is used in its place.
(4) When limitations, imposed by this handbook upon the use of a grant provision, form, procedure, or any other grant action, are changed.
(5) When a form is created for recipient use that constitutes a “Collection of Information” within the meaning of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 35) and its implementation in 5 CFR part 1320.
(b) Requests for authority to deviate from this part 1260 shall be submitted to the Office of Procurement, NASA Headquarters, Procurement Operations Division (HS). Requests, signed by the procurement officer, shall contain:
(1) A full description of the deviation, the circumstances in which it will be used, and identification of the requirement from which a deviation is sought;
(2) The rationale for the request, pertinent background information, and the intended effect of the deviation;
(3) The name of the recipient, identification of the grant affected, and the dollar value;
(4) A statement as to whether the deviation has been requested previously, and, if so, details of that request; and
(5) A copy of legal counsel's concurrence or comments.
(c) Where it is necessary to obtain a deviation on OMB Circular A-110 (subpart B of this part 1260), Code HS will process all necessary documents in accordance with §1260.104.