MAY 6 1997
Commanding Officers/directors of Coast Guard Laboratories shall ensure that
those Coast Guard members and civilian employees involved in each and every
CRADA entered into comply with Standards of Conduct, COMDTINST
M5370.8A, and that former Coast Guard members or civilian employees, working
for a non-Federal CRADA partner on a project associated with the CRADA,
comply with the post-employment conflict of interest regulations at 5 C.F.R. Part
2637. Commanding Officers/directors shall consult with the Coast Guard
Laboratory's servicing deputy ethics official/legal officer as appropriate.
The following steps shall be used in initiating a CRADA:
The CRADA process may be initiated by the Coast Guard Laboratory or any of
the potential CRADA partners (also known as collaborating parties).
It is strongly recommended that the Coast Guard Laboratory announce its
intention to enter into a CRADA by publishing a notice in the Federal
Register. A sample announcement is available electronically from G-SIR.
The CRADA shall be prepared using the standard CRADA form (available
electronically from G-SIR). The cognizant procurement legal authority should
be consulted prior to negotiating any CRADA. Instructions for the completion
of this form and a fictitious example of a completed CRADA form are available
electronically from G-SIR. The example is prepared using the R&D Center as the
Coast Guard Laboratory.
Commanding Officers/directors of Coast Guard Laboratories, in deciding what
CRADAs to enter into, shall give (1) special consideration to small business firms
and (2) give preference to business units located in the United States which agree
that products embodying inventions made under the proposed CRADA or
produced through the use of such inventions will be manufactured substantially in
the United States and, in the case of any industrial organization (including
corporations, partnerships, and limited partnerships and industrial development
organizations) or other person subject to the control of a foreign company or
government, as appropriate, take into consideration whether or not such foreign
government permits United States agencies, organizations, or other persons to
enter into CRADAs and licensing agreements.
Deviations from the standard CRADA form, although not prohibited, should be
minimized and must be approved by the cognizant procurement legal authority.