University of California Office of the President
Senior Vice PresidentóBusiness and Finance
Research Administration Office
Memo Operating Requirement
September 14, 2000
CONTRACT AND GRANT OFFICERS
Subject: National Park Service Pacific West Region Master Cooperative Agreement No. H8530000045
This memo transmits a copy of the subject Master Cooperative Agreement for use by all campuses with the National Park Service Pacific West Region. The list of park units which may use this Master Agreement is provided in Attachment 02 of the Agreement. The term of the Agreement is September 12, 2000 to September 11, 2005 or to the end of the specified term of any Task Agreement (TA) issued under the Master Agreement.
Projects requested under this Agreement will be awarded to campuses directly with individual TAs in accordance
with Article V. Campuses should review and negotiate the terms in the TAs if necessary as they will include TA-specific
payment provisions, deliverables, etc. Any campus Extramural Funds Accounting Office which has not been established
with the Automated Clearing House as a vendor for payments from the National Park Service will need to submit the
ACH Vendor/Miscellaneous Payment Enrollment Form, Attachment 06.
Refer: Samuela A. Evans
David F. Mears
Director, Research Administration
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
PACIFIC WEST REGION
THE REGENTS OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
This Cooperative Agreement is entered into between the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Pacific West Region (hereinafter referred to as "NPS") on behalf of national park areas within the State of California, and participating campuses within the University of California (hereinafter referred to as "UC") system, to conduct educational and scientific research studies and programs.
ARTICLE I Ė BACKGROUND, OBJECTIVES AND AUTHORITIES
WHEREAS, the Act of August 25, 1916, as amended, 16 U.S.C. § 1 et seq., declares that the NPS shall promote and regulate the use of Federal areas known as national parks, monuments and reservations by such means and measures as to conform to the fundamental purposes of the parks, monuments and reservations, which is to preserve the natural and cultural resources of NPS units and to provide for public use and enjoyment of future generations; and
WHEREAS, the Outdoor Recreation Act, as amended, 16 U.S.C. § 460l-1(f), states that the NPS is authorized to sponsor, engage in, and assist in research, undertake studies through cooperative agreements, and cooperate with educational institutions in establishing educational programs and activities relating to outdoor recreation; and
WHEREAS, the UC is organized and maintained in the State of California to conduct a program of education, research and extension designed to investigate the use, conservation, and management of natural and cultural resources; and
WHEREAS, the UC has several disciplines and degree programs which prepare students for careers in environmental management and governmental services and which conduct research over the broad spectrum of natural, cultural, sociological and management sciences; and
WHEREAS, the NPS and the UC are mutually interested in and desire to cooperate in conducting studies of natural, cultural, biological and human resources and their management in natural areas and other components of the national park system; and
WHEREAS, both parties to this Agreement wish to cooperate with one another for their mutual benefit and for the general benefit of the people of the United States and future generations to enjoy the natural and cultural resources of the National Park System, and
WHEREAS, the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997, Public Law 104-208, 16 U.S.C. § 1a-2j and 1g, authorize the NPS to enter into cooperative agreements with educational institutions for the public purpose of conducting scientific research and carrying out NPS programs.
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the above premises and in the interest of the mutual advantage in attainment of common objectives, the parties hereto desire to cooperate and mutually agree as follows:
ARTICLE II - STATEMENT OF WORK
This is a multi-park, multi-campus Agreement whereby activities or projects under this Agreement will be implemented individually and with more detail through the issuance of project orders referred to as Task Agreements (TAís). Each TA will have a separate work plan and budget developed cooperatively between the requesting NPS unit and the servicing UC Campus, as approved by the key officials. Cooperative activities will include the following:
A.The NPS agrees to:
1.Identify and prioritize studies leading to educational programs in the field of natural and cultural resources and provide undergraduate and graduate research opportunities in national park units.
2.Provide consultation services upon request to the faculty and students engaged in related studies without charge to the University.
3.Provide qualified personnel to conduct or supervise field investigations and research, data retrieval and analysis, and report preparation, including recommendations as specified in each individual TA.
4.Participate in planning, development, and execution of cooperative research, education, publications, public information demonstration projects, and other UC activities as appropriate.
5.;Participate in meetings at least annually with UC for the purpose of evaluating progress on individual project tasks and establishing future cooperative efforts.
6.Comply with UC regulations regarding the use of campus services and facilities.
7.Reimburse UC for actual direct and indirect costs incurred in performance of work specified under each separate TA.
B.The UC agrees to:
1.Encourage appropriate faculty, staff and student cooperation in projects to provide professional advice and data to the NPS on natural and cultural research, resources management, and interpretation issues.
2.Obtain permits for collecting biological and environmental samples according to NPS regulations and management policies. (TAís that involve specimen collecting are subject to the curatorial requirements of the NPS.)
3.Provide funding and/or cost-share arrangements, when available, or cooperate in the preparation of research proposals submitted to other potential funding agencies and/or organizations.
4.Provide personnel, facilities, supplies, materials and equipment as available and necessary to perform individual project tasks.
C.Both parties agree:
1.To consider jointly, at such places and at such intervals as may be agreed upon by both parties, general programs of education, research, and instruction related to natural and cultural resources and their management in NPS units within the State of California. This includes:
a. Development and analysis of effective tools, techniques, and data to address evolving threats to natural and cultural resources in parks;
b. Development of methods and guidelines for natural and cultural resource management and for the long term protection of these resources; and
c.Providing technical guidance, extension, and training related to gathering and disseminating information to be used in the solution of park resource management problems and research questions.
2.To develop specific projects for cooperative investigative activities, consultation, and field research related to natural and cultural resources and their management in NPS units.
3.That neither party will publish any project results of joint effort without consulting the other. This is not to be construed as applying to popular publication of previously published technical matter. Publication may be joint or independent as may be agreed upon.
4.To allow the result of any cooperative study to be used in partial fulfillment of requirements for advanced degrees if approved by the UC.
5.To be substantially involved in all phases of research, coordination, and publication and/or dissemination of final results. Substantial involvement shall extend to jointly preparing research proposals, special or permanent exhibition areas, and other items related to natural and cultural resources management and research. Field activities can be considered to be joint ventures with the NPS and UC contributing either primary direction and/or field support to accomplish project objectives. When available, the NPS shall provide the UC with equipment and seasonal housing and/or campsites to further facilitate field investigations.
ARTICLE III - TERM OF AGREEMENT/MODIFICATION
A.Unless earlier terminated pursuant to Article X, this Cooperative Agreement shall become effective on the date of final signature, and shall continue in full force and effect for a period not to exceed five years.
B.This Agreement may be modified by the written mutual agreement made by the signatory officials of ARTICLE XIII.
C.TAís issued during the effective period of this Agreement and not completed within that time shall be completed by the UC within the time specified in the TA, and the rights and obligations of the UC and the NPS shall be governed by the terms of the Cooperative Agreement to the same extent as if completed during the effective period of this Agreement.
ARTICLE IV - KEY OFFICIALS
A.The following are identified as key personnel considered essential to the administration of this Agreement:
For the NPS:
Kristi L. Swofford
Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes, CA 94956
(415) 663-8522 ext. 230
(415) 663-8132 (fax)
For the UC:
Contract & Grant Officer
Office of the President, Research Administration
Regents of the University of California
1111 Franklin Street, 5th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607-5200
B.Each individual TA issued under this Agreement shall designate the NPS Contracting Officer and Government Technical Representative (GTR), and the UC campus Grant Officer and Principal Investigator responsible for implementation and completion of the project. No changes in project key officials shall be made by either the NPS or the UC without prior written notification. The notification shall include a justification in sufficient detail to permit evaluation of the impacts of such a change on the statement of work outlined in ARTICLE II of the TA.
ARTICLE V - AWARD
This Agreement provides the terms and conditions under which the UC system and the NPS will collaborate in research and education programs. The UC shall engage in cooperative efforts with the NPS in accordance with ARTICLE II of this Agreement. Any NPS unit listed in Attachment 2 may directly enter into a cooperative project with any UC Campus listed in Attachment 3. Each project shall be implemented by a written TA, executed by the cooperating parties or their authorized servicing representatives. Each individual TA must contain the following information:
1.Project or activity title and TA number
2.Project Scope of Work, including task objectives, methods and study area
3.Statement of need and priority for the project
4.Period of activity and/or project schedule
5.Deliverables/final products, required Progress or Completion reports
6.Complete budget, (all direct and indirect costs, including travel, if any), method and amount of payment and fund sources, budget contributed by each party (including cost-share or in-kind services, if any), and total project amount
7.Names and positions of the individuals responsible for implementation
8.Publication expectations and authorship agreements, if applicable
(NPS Project Managers/GTR's shall submit the information stated above along with the funding document and completed SF424 to their servicing warranted Contracting Officer (with agreement authority) for review and issuance of the final TA.)
The commitment of funds in furtherance of this Agreement shall be as authorized by each individual TA.
The specific allocation of funding will be identified in each individual TA. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as obligating the NPS or the UC to expend any funds, or as involving either in any contract or other obligation for the future payment of funds, in excess of appropriations authorized by law.
Each individual TA issued under this Agreement shall be executed by the authorizing officials of the NPS and the UC as follows:
1. For the NPS:Park Superintendent
Servicing Contracting Officer
2. For the UC:Principal Investigator/Project Manager
Campus Contract and Grant Officer
Requests for reimbursement shall be made in accordance with the cost principles of OMB Circular A-21, as codified by 43 CFR 12. Payments will be made against an individual TA upon receipt and approval of a proper invoice or Standard Form 270, Request for Advance or Reimbursement, in an original and one copy to the Contracting Officer identified in the TA. Each claim for reimbursement shall contain the following information:
1.Campus name and complete mailing address
2.Date of request
3.Cooperative Agreement and TA number
4.Total amount requested
5.Other substantiating documentation or information as negotiated and specified in a subsequent TA
All payments by the NPS under this Agreement shall be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) pursuant to the Debt Collection Improvement Act (DCIA) of 1996.
ARTICLE VI - PRIOR APPROVAL
Prior written agency approval shall be obtained for budgetary modifications to an individual TA as required by OMB Circular A-110, as codified by 43 CFR 12.
ARTICLE VII Ė REPORTS/DELIVERABLES
A.SF-269, Financial Status Report, shall be prepared and submitted annually, or upon completion of project, to the cognizant Contracting Officer identified in the TA, with a copy to the Contracting Officer identified in ARTICLE IV.
B.The NPS and the UC will mutually agree to an appropriate schedule of progress reports, and/or annual reports to be initiated under an individual TA. The schedule and type of other reports/ deliverables shall be as set forth in each individual TA, as applicable.
C. Copies of all project correspondence and written notices between the NPS and the UC shall be sent to the cognizant Contracting Officer specified in the TA.
ARTICLE VIII - PROPERTY UTILIZATION AND DISPOSITION
Title, use, disposition, and management of property, equipment and supplies shall be in accordance with OMB Circular A-110, as codified by 43 CFR § 12.71 and 12.72.
ARTICLE IX Ė INDEMNIFICATION
The Regents of the UC (The Regents) shall defend, indemnify, and hold the NPS and their respective officers, agents, and employees harmless from and against any and all liability, claims for injury or damages arising out of the performance of this Agreement, but only in proportion to and to the extent such suits, liability, claims, demands, awards or causes of action are due to the negligence or willful misconduct of The Regents, its officers, agents, or employees in The Regentsí participation in or performance of work under this Agreement.
ARTICLE X - TERMINATION
A.This Agreement may be mutually terminated by either party by providing sixty days written notice to the other party.
B.Termination of project work in progress shall be processed in accordance with OMB Circular A-110 as codified by 43 CFR § 12.83 and 12.84.
ARTICLE XI - GENERAL PROVISIONS
A.Non-Discrimination: All activities pursuant to this Agreement shall be in compliance with the requirements of Executive Order 11246, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1967 (78 Stat. 252; 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.); Title V, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (87 Stat. 394; 29 U.S.C. § 794); the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (89 Stat. 728; 42 U.S.C. § 6101 et seq.); and with all other Federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination on grounds of race, color, national origin, handicap, religion or sex.
B.Lobbying Prohibition: Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1913, "Lobbying with Appropriated Moneys", no part of the money appropriated by any enactment of Congress shall, in the absence of express authorization by Congress, be used directly or indirectly to pay for any personal service, advertisement, telegram, telephone, letter, printed or written matter, or other device, intended or designed to influence in any manner a Member of Congress, to favor or oppose, by vote or otherwise, any legislation or appropriation by Congress, whether before or after the introduction of any bill or resolution proposing such legislation or appropriation; but this shall not prevent officers or employees of the United States or of its departments or agencies from communicating to Members of Congress on the request of any Member or to Congress, through the proper official channels, requests for legislation or appropriations which they deem necessary for the efficient conduct of the public business.
The UC shall not publicize or otherwise circulate, promotional material (such as advertisements, sales brochures, press releases, speeches, still and motion pictures, articles, manuscripts or other publications) which states or implies governmental, Departmental, Bureau, or government employee endorsement of a product, service, or position which the UC represents. No release of information relating to this Agreement may state or imply that the Government approves of the UCís work products, or considers the UCís work product to be superior to other products or services.
All information submitted for publication or other public releases of information regarding this Agreement or subsequent projects shall carry the following disclaimer:
The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the U.S. Government. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the U.S. Government.
The UC must obtain prior Government approval for any public information releases concerning this Agreement which refer to the Department of the Interior or any Bureau or employee (by name or title). The specific text, layout, photographs, etc. of the proposed release must be submitted with the request for approval.
The UC further agrees to include this provision in a subaward to any subrecipient, except for a subaward to a State government, a local government, or to a federally recognized Indian tribal government.
D.The following General Provisions are hereby incorporated by reference:
OMB Circular A-110, as codified by 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart F, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and other Non-Profit Organizations".
OMB Circular A-21, "Cost Principles for Educational Institutions"
OMB Circular A-133, "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations".
43 CFR Part 12, Subpart D, "Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants)".
43 CFR Part 12, Subpart E, "Buy American Requirements for Assistance Programs".
Federal Acquisition Regulation Clause 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer--Other
Than Central Contractor Registration (May 1999).
ARTICLE XII - ATTACHMENTS
A.;Attachment 1: Certification, form DI-2010, Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matter, Drug-Free Workplace Requirements and Lobbying, is required in accordance with the provisions of ARTICLE X and forms a part of this Agreement.
B.Attachment 2: List of National Park Service units that may enter into projects under this Agreement.
C.Attachment 3: List of University of California campuses that may enter into projects under this Agreement. (not attached)
D. Attachment 4: Standard Form 269A, Financial Status Report. (not attached)
E. Attachment 5: Standard Form 270, Request for Advance or Reimbursement. (not attached)
F.Attachment 6: Standard Form 3881, EFT Enrollment Form (not attached)
ARTICLE XIII Ė AUTHORIZING SIGNATURES
IN WITNESS HEREOF, the parties hereto have signed their names and executed this Cooperative Agreement.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
John J. Reynolds
Director, Pacific West Region
Kristi L. Swofford
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
Contract & Grant Officer
Office of the President
AMERICAN MEMORIAL PARK
P. O. BOX 5198 CHRB
SAIPAN, MP 96950
BIG HOLE NAT'L BATTLEFIELD
P. O. BOX 237
WISDOM, MT 59761-0137
CABRILLO NAT'L MONUMENT
1800 CABRILLO MEMORIAL DRIVE
SAN DIEGO, CA 92106-3601
CHANNEL ISLANDS NAT'L PARK
1901 SPINNAKER DRIVE
VENTURA, CA 93001
CITY OF ROCKS NAT'L RESERVE
P. O. BOX 169
ALMO, ID 83312
COLUMBIA CASCADES UPPORT OFFICE
909 FIRST AVENUE
SEATTLE, WA 98104-1060
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK
P. O. BOX 7
CRATER LAKE, OR 97604
CRATERS OF THE MOON NATIONAL MONUMENT
P. O. BOX 29
ARCO, ID 83213
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
DEATH VALLEY, CA 92328
DEVILS POSTPILE NATIONAL MONUMENT
C/O SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATL PARKS
THREE RIVERS, CA 93271
EBEYíS LANDING NATIONAL HISTORICAL RESERVE
P. O. BOX 774
COUPEVILLE, WA 98239
EUGENE OíNEILL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
P. O. BOX 280
DANVILLE, CA 94526
FORT CLATSOP NATIONAL MEMORIAL
92343 FORT CLATSOP ROAD
ASTORIA, OR 97103
FORT POINT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
C/O GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
P. O. BOX 29333, BUILDING 988
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94129
FORT VANCOUVER NATíL HISTORIC SITE
612 E. RESERVE STREET
VANCOUVER, WA 98661
GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
BUILDING 201, FORT MASON
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94123
GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK
BAKER, NV 89311
HAGERMAN FOSSIL BEDS NATíL MONUMENT
P. O. BOX 570
HAGERMAN, ID 83332
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK
P. O. BOX 369
MAKAWAO, MAUI, HI 96768
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
P. O. BOX 52
HAWAII NATIONAL PARK, HI 96718
JOHN DAY FOSSIL BEDS NATíL MONUMENT
HC 82 BOX 126
KIMBERLY, OR 97848-9701
JOHN MUIR NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
4202 ALHAMBRA AVENUE
MARTINEZ, CA 94553
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK
74485 NATIONAL PARK DRIVE
TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA 92277
JUAN BAUTISTA de ANZA NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL
600 HARRISON STREET, STE 600
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94107-1372
KALAUPAPA NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
P. O. BOX 2222
KALAUPAPA, HI 96742
73-4786 KANALANI STREET, #14
KAILUA-KONA, HI 96740
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK
C/O SEQUIOA & KINGS CANYON NATL PARKS
THREE RIVERS, CA 93271
KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH NATíL HISTORIC PARK
117 S. MAIN STREET
SEATTLE, WA 98104
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
601 NEVADA HIGHWAY
BOULDER CITY, NV 89005
LAKE ROOSEVELT NATíL RECREATION AREA
1008 CREST DRIVE
COULEE DAM, WA 99116
LASSEN VOLCANIC NAT'L PARK
P. O. BOX 100
MINERAL, CA 96063-0100
LAVA BEDS NAT'L MONUMENT
P. O. BOX 867
TULELAKE, CA 96134
MANZANAR NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
P. O. BOX 426
INDEPENDENCE, CA 93526-0426
MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE
222 E. MAIN STREET #202
BARSTOW, CA 92311
MOUNT RAINIER NAT'L PARK
TAHOMA WOODS, STAR ROUTE
ASHFORD, WA 98304
MUIR WOODS NATIONAL MONUMENT
C/O GOLDEN GATE NATíL RECREATION AREA
MILL VALLEY, CA 94941
NATIONAL PARK OF AMERICAN SAMOA
AMERICAN SAMOA 96799
NEZ PERCE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
ROUTE 1 BOX 100
SPALDING, ID 83540-9715
NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK
2105 HIGHWAY 20
SEDRO WOOLLEY, WA 98284
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK
600 E. PARK AVENUE
PORT ANGELES, WA 98362
OREGON CAVES NATIONAL MONUMENT
CAVE JUNCTION, OR 97523
PACIFIC GREAT BASIN SUPPORT OFFICE
600 HARRISON STREET, STE 600
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94107-1372
PACIFIC ISLANDS SUPPORT OFFICE
300 ALA MOANA BLVD., RM 6-226
HONOLULU, HI 96850
PINNACLES NATIONAL MONUMENT
PAICINES, CA 95043
POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE
POINT REYES, CA 94956
PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO
P. O. BOX 29022
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94129-0022
PUíUHONUA O HONAUNAU NHP
P. O. BOX 129
KONA, HI 96726
PUíUKOHOLA HEIAU NATíL HISTORIC SITE
P. O. BOX 44340
KAWAIHAE, HI 96743
REDWOOD NAT'L & STATE PARKS
1111 SECOND STREET
CRESCENT CITY, CA 95531
SAN FRANCISCO MARITIME NHP
BLDG E, LOWER FORT MASON
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94123
SAN JUAN ISLAND NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
P. O. BOX 429
FRIDAY HARBOR, WA 98250
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
401 WEST HILLCREST DRIVE
THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91360-4223
SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS
THREE RIVERS, CA 93271
USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL
1 ARIZONA MEMORIAL PLACE
HONOLULU, HI 96818
WAR IN THE PACIFIC NHP
115 MARINE DR, HALODA BLDG
ASAN, GUAM 96922
P. O. BOX 188
WHISKEYTOWN, CA 96095
WHITMAN MISSION NATíL HISTORIC SITE
328 WHITMAN MISSION ROAD
WALLA WALLA, WA 99362-9699
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
P. O. BOX 577
YOSEMITE, CA 95389