Model Agreements

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The Division also is responsible for advising and providing clearance on all types of Departmental agreements. Agreement formats most commonly used are the following:

(1) Economy Act Model Agreement (PDF VERSION) permit the Department to purchase goods or services from other Federal agencies if the good or service is actually available, the purchase is in the best interest of the Government, the goods or services cannot be provided more cheaply or conveniently by the private sector, and the supplying agency is able to provide the good or service itself or by contract. (DETAILS)

Economy Act Model Agreement Checklist.pdf

(2) Joint Project Model Agreement (PDF Version) involve equitable sharing of costs with a non-profit or public organization on a matter of mutual interest. The project must be essential to the furtherance of the Department’s programs and could not be accomplished more effectively without the other organization’s collaboration. (DETAILS)

 Joint Project Authority Agreement Checklist.pdf

(3) Intergovernmental Cooperation Act Model Agreementent (PDF Version) involve requests by State or local governments related to statistical and other studies and compilations, development projects, training activities, surveys, reports and documents, where the State or local government pays all identifiable costs. (DETAILS)

 Intergovernmental Cooperation Act Model Agreement Checklist.pdf

(4) Special Studies Agreements (Federal Model Agreement) (PDF Version)/(Non-federal Model Agreement) (PDF Version) concern requests by any personconcern requests by any person, firm, or public or private organization. The studies may include special compilations, lists, bulletins, and report and the person or organization must pay all actual or estimated costs. (DETAILS)

Special Studies Authority Federal Model Agreement Checklist.pdf

Special Studies Authority Non-federal Model Agreement Checklist.pdf

(5) Reimbursable Detail Model Agreement (PDF Version) similar to (1) when reimbursing other Federal agencies detailing employees to the Department; similar to (2) when being reimbursed when detailing Department employees to other agencies. (DETAILS)

 Reimbursable Detail Model Agreement Checklist.pdf

(6)  Non-reimbursable Detail Model Agreement (PDF Version) used to detail employees to and from other Federal agencies on a non-reimbursable basis. (DETAILS)

Non-reimbursable Detail Model Agreement Checklist.pdf

Bureau Specific Authorities

(1) Mutual Education and Cultural Exchange Act (MECEA) Model Agreement (PDF Version) permit the International Trade Administration and the Bureau of Industry and Security to accept contributions of funds or services from any person or organization for the purposes of furthering their respective missions. (DETAILS)

 MECEA Collaborative Model Agreement Checklist.pdf

(2) Coast & Geodetic Survey Act (883e) Agreement (Federal Agencies) (PDF Version)/(Non-federal Agencies) (PDF Version) authorizes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to enter into agreements, with any State or subdivision, any Federal agency, or any public or private organization, or individual for surveys, investigations, and other activities authorized under the Act. (DETAILS)

Coast and Geodetic Survey Act (883e) Model Agreement Checklist.pdf

NOTE: Agreements are subject to legal review and clearance in accordance with your office's policies and procedures. For advice on the proper agreement format to follow contact the General Law Division, at (202) 482-5391.