NASA issued a final rule amending its voucher and invoice submittal and payment process, effective April, 26, 2018.  The rule amends NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (NFS) to ensure that NASA complies with Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M-15-19, which directs federal agencies to transition to electronic invoicing for federal procurements before the end of FY 2018.  This rule revises NASA’s submission-and-payment process requiring invoicing for fixed price contracts and fee vouchers for cost-type contracts to be submitted electronically.

As of April 26, 2018, NASA will only process invoices and vouchers through an electronic eInvoicing Secure File Transfer (SFT).  The transition to exclusively processing invoices and vouchers through electronic eInvoicing SFT is predicted to save NASA $139,964 per year, in addition to creating administrative cost savings for contractors.  (83 Fed. Reg. 13,113, 03/27/2018).