MAY 6 1997
A procurement legal review of the proposed CRADA is mandatory. The legal
review ensures the CRADA does not circumvent the contracting process and that
the CRADA is in compliance with the FTTA.
The CRADA shall be signed by all parties.
A copy of the CRADA shall be sent directly (not via the chain of command) to the
"disapproval authority", Commandant (G-CFP), with a copy to the cognizant
Headquarters Program office. A sample forwarding letter is available
electronically from G-SIR.
The disapproval authority, Commandant (G-CFP), in consultation with the
cognizant Program office, may disapprove or require modification of any
CRADA. A written explanation of disapproval or modification shall be forwarded
within a thirty day period from receipt of the CRADA to the director of the
Laboratory with a copy to the cognizant Program office. Failure to transmit
such disapproval or modification within the thirty day period will constitute tacit
approval of the CRADA.
(10) If the disapproval authority (Commandant (G-CFP)) requires the modification of
any CRADA, the CRADA partner(s) shall have thirty days from their receipt of
the notification of such modification to ratify the modifications or terminate the
(11) A copy of the CRADA shall be retained by the Coast Guard Laboratory.
Upon completion or termination of a CRADA, Commanding Officers/directors of
Retain records of the CRADA.
Inform, in writing, Commandant (G-CFP) and the cognizant Program office of
the following: that the CRADA has been terminated or completed; the benefits
accrued, the contributions of the Government, and the contributions by the
/s/ J.M. Loy
Chief of Staff
Encl: (1) Summary Comparison of Types of Agreements