Effective Date: October 26, 2006
Expiration Date: October 26, 2015
NASA shall make invoice payments subject to the Prompt Payment Act to vendors no more than seven days prior to the payment due date, unless a determination is made, on a case-by-case basis for specific payments, that earlier payment is necessary. This authority must be used cautiously, weighing the benefits to the Government. Written determinations to approve early payments are retained in the payment file. NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) 9631.1, Chapter 3 contains NASA's requirements for making timely and early payments.
This NPD is applicable to NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and Technical and Service Support Center. This language applies to JPL, other contractors, grant recipients, or parties to agreements only to the extent specified or referenced in the appropriate contracts, grants, or agreements.
a. 31 U.S.C 3903, Prompt Payment; Regulations, as amended. b. 5 CFR Part 1315, Prompt Payment.
NPR 9631.1, Chapter 3, Prompt Payment.
The Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Finance) (DCFO(F)) at each Center shall be authorized to approve early payments, as are the Agency CFO and Agency DCFO.
Cash management reviews and analysis will be used to measure compliance with this NPD.
NPD 7410.5D, Approval of Early Payment to Contractors Under the Prompt Payment Act, dated October 26, 2008.