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DFARS 252.225-7049 Prohibition on Acquisition of Commercial Satellite Services from Certain Foreign Entities—Representations. Basic (Jan 2018)

As prescribed in 225.772-5, use the provision at 252.225-7049, Prohibition on Acquisition of Commercial Satellite Services from Certain Foreign Entities—Representations, in solicitations for the acquisition of commercial satellite services. If the solicitation includes the provision at FAR 52.204-7, do not separately list the provision 252.225-7049 in the solicitation.

PROHIBITION ON ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL SATELLITE SERVICES FROM CERTAIN FOREIGN ENTITIES—REPRESENTATIONS (JAN 2018)

      (a)  Definitions.  As used in this provision—

          “Covered foreign country” means—

              (i)  The People’s Republic of China;

              (ii)  North Korea; or

              (iii)  Any country that is a state sponsor of terrorism. (10 U.S.C. 2279)

          “Foreign entity” means—

              (i)  Any branch, partnership, group or sub-group, association, estate, trust, corporation or division of a corporation, or organization organized under the laws of a foreign state if either its principal place of business is outside the United States or its equity securities are primarily traded on one or more foreign exchanges.

              (ii)  Notwithstanding paragraph (i) of this definition, any branch, partnership, group or sub-group, association, estate, trust, corporation or division of a corporation, or organization that demonstrates that a majority of the equity interest in such entity is ultimately owned by U.S. nationals is not a foreign entity. (31 CFR 800.212)

          “Government of a covered foreign country” includes the state and the government of a covered foreign country, as well as any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality thereof.

          “Satellite services” means communications capabilities that utilize an on-orbit satellite for transmitting the signal from one location to another.

          “State sponsor of terrorism” means a country determined by the Secretary of State, under section 6(j)(1)(A) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. App. 2405(j)(1)(A)), to be a country the government of which has repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism. As of the date of this provision, state sponsors of terrorism subject to this provision are Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. (10 U.S.C. 2327)

      (b)  Prohibition on award.  In accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2279, unless an exception is determined to apply in accordance with DFARS 225.772-4, no contract for commercial satellite services may be awarded to—

              (1)  A foreign entity if the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics or the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy reasonably believes that the foreign entity—

                    (i)  Is an entity in which the government of a covered foreign country has an ownership interest that enables the government to affect satellite operations; or

                    (ii)  Plans to, or is expected to, provide or use launch or other satellite services under the contract from a covered foreign country; or

              (2)  An offeror that is offering to provide the commercial satellite services of a foreign entity as described in paragraph (b)(1) of this section.

      (c)  Representations.  The Offeror represents that—

              (1)  It [ ] is, [ ] is not a foreign entity in which the government of a covered foreign country has an ownership interest that enables the government to affect satellite operations;

              (2)  It [ ] is, [ ] is not a foreign entity that plans to provide or use launch or other satellite services under the contract from a covered foreign country;

              (3)  It [ ] is, [ ] is not offering commercial satellite services provided by a foreign entity in which the government of a covered foreign country has an ownership interest that enables the government to affect satellite operations; and

              (4)  It [ ] is, [ ] is not offering commercial satellite services provided by a foreign entity that plans to or is expected to provide or use launch or other satellite services under the contract from a covered foreign country.

      (d)  Disclosure.  If the Offeror has responded affirmatively to any of the above representations, provide the following information, as applicable:

              (1)  Identification of the foreign entity proposed to provide the commercial satellite services, if other than the Offeror.

              (2)  To the extent practicable, a description of any ownership interest that the government of a covered foreign country has in the foreign entity proposed to provide the satellite services, including identification of the covered foreign country.

              (3)  Identification of any covered foreign country in which launch or other satellite services will be provided or used, and a description of any satellite services planned to be provided or used in that country.

      (e)  The representations in paragraph (c) of this provision are a material representation of fact upon which reliance will be placed when making award. If it is later determined that the Offeror knowingly rendered an erroneous representation, in addition to other remedies available to the Government, the Contracting Officer may terminate the contract resulting from this solicitation for default.

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Prime’s Interest;
Non-commercial items ✖ Contracts ✖   DFARS 212.301 Construction ✖ (SAM.gov clause) ✔ (Applies when providing commercial satellite services);
⚠ <52.204-7 Basic

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