35.017-3 Using an FFRDC.

      (a) All work placed with the FFRDC must be within the purpose, mission, general scope of effort, or special competency of the FFRDC.

      (b) Where the use of the FFRDC by a nonsponsor is permitted by the sponsor, the sponsor shall be responsible for compliance with paragraph (a) of this subsection.

           (1) The nonsponsoring agency shall provide the documentation required by 17.503(e) to the sponsoring agency.

           (2) When a D&F is required pursuant to 17.502-2(c), the nonsponsoring agency shall prepare the D&F and provide the documentation required by 17.503(e) to the sponsoring agency.

           (3) When permitted by the sponsor, a Federal agency may contract directly with the FFRDC, in which case that Federal agency is responsible for compliance with part 6.