Part 810 will apply to your company’s ability to bid on a foreign tender if the bidding or pre-bidding process requires releasing business proprietary or export-controlled information. If bidding on a foreign tender does not require your company to release business proprietary or export-controlled information, you do not need 810 Authorization; but to be certain, your company should consult the National Nuclear Security Administration.
In some instances companies may seek an 810 Authorization before submitting a bid, so as not to run the risk of licensing issues arising after having already won a contract.
Agency: Department of Energy
Name: Richard Goorevich
Address: Office of International Regimes and Agreements
National Nuclear Security Administration
1000 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20585
Part 810 refers to the process set forth in 10 Code of Federal Regulations Part 810. Under the authority of section 57.b of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and in accordance with established procedures, only the Secretary of Energy may authorize, through the Part 810 process, persons to engage, directly or indirectly, in the production of special nuclear material outside the United States. This provision applies to technology transfers and technical assistance to all activities of the nuclear fuel-cycle, including non-power reactors.