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Evaluation of NRC's Oversight of the Agency's Federally Funded Research and Development Center Contract

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number
OIG-18-A-17
Report Type
Inspection / Evaluation
Joint Report
No
Agency Wide
No (location specific)
Questioned Costs
$0
Funds for Better Use
$0

Recommendations

Develop and implement procedures to use the COR Invoice Review Checklist (Cost-Reimbursement Type Contracts/Orders - required for all contracts and orders exceeding $1M), for all FFRDC invoices to ensure they are prepared in accordance with NRC Billing Instructions for Cost-Reimbursement Type Contracts.

Coordinate among the Office of International Programs (OIP), Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards (NMSS), and regional offices, as appropriate, in developing and implementing an export inspection program to include pre-licensing site visits and periodic post-licensing inspections at Part 110 applicant and licensee locations. The pre-licensing visits may only apply to export applicants who do not already possess another NRC license.

Revise procedures to require delegation memoranda to be signed by CORs, and approved by their supervisor, before the start of the period covered by the designation.

Communicate to export applicants and licensees that U.S. carriers and all other parties to the export, aside from intermediate consignees performing shipping services, are to be listed on future export applications and licenses.

Provide training to FFRDC CORs specific to FFRDC contract administration including, but not limited to, the structure of SwRI and CNWRA, the difference between the Charter and non-Charter contracts, invoice review and delegation memoranda.