Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments, 63089-63093 [07-5484]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 7, 2007 / Rules and Regulations provide greater flexibilities for contracting officers when selecting sources of pricing data. DATES: Effective Date: December 7, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ernest Woodson, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 501–3775 for clarification of content. The TTY Federal Relay Number for further information is 1–800–877– 8973. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the FAR Secretariat at (202) 501–4755. Please cite FAC 2005–21, FAR case 2007–001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background FAR 22.404–12(c)(2) allows the contracting officer to include in the contract a separately specified pricing method that permits an adjustment to the contract price or contract labor unit price at the exercise of each option to extend the term of the contract. References to published pricing sources are included to assist the contracting officer in identifying pricing data to support the pricing method used to calculate the contract pricing adjustment. This final rule revises the language at FAR 22.404–12(c)(2) that references published pricing sources available to the contracting officer. The FAR currently references a single commercial product and the intent of this change is to not show favor to any commercial product. The revised language deletes the specified product and allows the contracting officer to choose any commercial product. This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to review under Section 6(b) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES3 B. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the changes to the FAR do not impose information VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:14 Nov 06, 2007 Jkt 214001 Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA amend 48 CFR part 22 as set forth below: SUMMARY: This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to make editorial changes. DATES: Effective Date: November 7, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FAR Secretariat, Room 4035, GS Building, Washington, DC, 20405, (202) 501–4755, for information pertaining to status or publication schedules. Please cite FAC 2005–21, Technical Amendments. PART 22—APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT ACQUISITIONS List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 1, 25, 52, and 53 Government procurement. 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 22 continues to read as follows: Dated: October 31, 2007. Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 22 Government procurement. Dated: October 31, 2007. Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. I I Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 42 U.S.C. 2473(c). 2. Amend section 22.404–12 by revising the third sentence of paragraph (c)(2) to read as follows: I 22.404–12 Labor standards for contracts containing construction requirements and option provisions that extend the term of the contract. * * * * * (c) * * * (2) * * * An example of a contract pricing method that the contracting officer might separately specify is incorporation in the solicitation and resulting contract of the pricing data from an annually published unit pricing book (e.g., the U.S. Army ComputerAided Cost Estimating System or similar commercial product), which is multiplied in the contract by a factor proposed by the contractor (e.g., .95 or 1.1). * * * * * * * * Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA amend 48 CFR parts 1, 25, 52, and 53 as set forth below: I 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 1, 25, 52, and 53 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 42 U.S.C. 2473(c). PART 1—FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM 1.106 [Amended] 2. Amend section 1.106 by removing FAR Segments 52.210–8 with OMB Control Number ‘‘9000–0018’’, 52.210–9 with OMB Control Number ‘‘9000– 0016’’, 52.210–10 with OMB Control Number ‘‘9000–0017’’, and 52.212–1 and 52.212–2 with OMB Control Number ‘‘9000–0043’’; and adding, in numerical order, FAR Segments 52.211– 8 and 52.211–9 with OMB Control Number ‘‘9000–0043’’. I [FR Doc. 07–5483 Filed 11–6–07; 8:45 am] PART 25—FOREIGN ACQUISITION BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S 25.003 [Amended] 3. Amend section 25.003 in the definition ‘‘Caribbean Basin country end product’’ by removing from paragraph (1)(ii)(B) ‘‘http:// www.customs.ustreas.gov/impoexpo/ impoexpo.htm’’ and adding ‘‘http:// www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/’’ in its place. I DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule. This final rule does not constitute a significant FAR revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501 and Public Law 98–577, and publication for public comments is not required. However, the Councils will consider comments from small entities concerning the affected FAR Part 22 in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Interested parties must submit such comments separately and should cite 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. (FAC 2005–21, FAR case 2007– 001), in correspondence. C. Paperwork Reduction Act collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq. 63089 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 1, 25, 52, and 53 [FAC 2005–21; Item VIII; Docket FAR–2007– 0003; Sequence 3] PART 52—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 52.212–5 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Final rule. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 [Amended] 4. Amend section 52.212–5 by— a. Revising date of the clause to read ‘‘(Nov 2007)’’; I b. Removing from paragraph (b)(8)(i) ‘‘(Sep 2007)’’ and adding ‘‘(Nov 2007)’’ in its place; and I c. Removing from paragraph (b)(28) ‘‘(Aug 2007)’’ and adding ‘‘(Nov 2007)’’ in its place. I I E:\FR\FM\07NOR3.SGM 07NOR3 63090 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 7, 2007 / Rules and Regulations 5. Amend section 52.219–9 by revising the date of the clause and paragraph (d)(1) to read as follows: I 52.219–9 Plan. * * Small Business Subcontracting * * * * SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTING PLAN (Nov 2007) * * * * mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES3 Jkt 214001 * * * 6. Amend section 52.225–5 by revising date of the clause to read ‘‘(Nov 2007)’’; and in paragraph (a) in the definition ‘‘Caribbean Basin country end product’’ by removing from paragraph (1)(ii)(B) ‘‘http:/ www.customs.ustreas.gov/impoexpo/ impoexpo.htm’’ and adding ‘‘http:// www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/’’ in its place. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 52.225–17 [Amended] 7. Amend section 52.225–17 by removing from the introductory text ‘‘25.1103(d)’’, and adding ‘‘25.1103(c)’’ in its place. I PART 53—FORMS [Amended] I * 18:14 Nov 06, 2007 * 52.225–5 (d) * * * (1) Goals, expressed in terms of percentages of total planned subcontracting dollars, for the use of small business, veteranowned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, HUBZone small business, small disadvantaged business, and women-owned small business concerns as subcontractors. The offeror shall VerDate Aug<31>2005 include all subcontracts that contribute to contract performance, and may include a proportionate share of products and services that are normally allocated as indirect costs. In accordance with 43 U.S.C. 1626: 53.213 [Amended] 8. Amend section 53.213 by removing from paragraph (f) ‘‘OF 347 (Rev. 3/ 2005)’’ and ‘‘OF 348 (Rev. 10/83 Ed.)’’ and adding ‘‘OF 347 (Rev. 4/06)’’ and ‘‘OF 348 (Rev. 4/06)’’ in its place, respectively. I 9. Revise section 53.302–347 to read as follows: I 53.302–347 E:\FR\FM\07NOR3.SGM Order for Supplies or Services. 07NOR3 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:14 Nov 06, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\07NOR3.SGM 07NOR3 63091 ER07NO07.007</GPH> mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES3 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 7, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 7, 2007 / Rules and Regulations 10. Revise section 53.302–348 to read as follows: I 53.302–348 Order for Supplies or Services Schedule—Continuation. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 215 (Wednesday, November 7, 2007)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 63089-63093]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-5484]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 1, 25, 52, and 53

[FAC 2005-21; Item VIII; Docket FAR-2007-0003; Sequence 3]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR) in order to make editorial changes.

DATES: Effective Date: November 7, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FAR Secretariat, Room 4035, GS 
Building, Washington, DC, 20405, (202) 501-4755, for information 
pertaining to status or publication schedules. Please cite FAC 2005-21, 
Technical Amendments.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 1, 25, 52, and 53

    Government procurement.

    Dated: October 31, 2007.
Al Matera,
Director, Office of Acquisition Policy.

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Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA amend 48 CFR parts 1, 25, 52, and 53 as 
set forth below:
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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 1, 25, 52, and 53 continues 
to read as follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 42 
U.S.C. 2473(c).

PART 1--FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM


1.106  [Amended]

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2. Amend section 1.106 by removing FAR Segments 52.210-8 with OMB 
Control Number ``9000-0018'', 52.210-9 with OMB Control Number ``9000-
0016'', 52.210-10 with OMB Control Number ``9000-0017'', and 52.212-1 
and 52.212-2 with OMB Control Number ``9000-0043''; and adding, in 
numerical order, FAR Segments 52.211-8 and 52.211-9 with OMB Control 
Number ``9000-0043''.

PART 25--FOREIGN ACQUISITION


25.003  [Amended]

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3. Amend section 25.003 in the definition ``Caribbean Basin country end 
product'' by removing from paragraph (1)(ii)(B) ``http://
www.customs.ustreas.gov/impoexpo/impoexpo.htm'' and adding ``http://
www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/'' in its place.

PART 52--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES


52.212-5  [Amended]

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4. Amend section 52.212-5 by--
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a. Revising date of the clause to read ``(Nov 2007)'';
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b. Removing from paragraph (b)(8)(i) ``(Sep 2007)'' and adding ``(Nov 
2007)'' in its place; and
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c. Removing from paragraph (b)(28) ``(Aug 2007)'' and adding ``(Nov 
2007)'' in its place.

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5. Amend section 52.219-9 by revising the date of the clause and 
paragraph (d)(1) to read as follows:


52.219-9  Small Business Subcontracting Plan.

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    SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTING PLAN (Nov 2007)
* * * * *
    (d) * * *
    (1) Goals, expressed in terms of percentages of total planned 
subcontracting dollars, for the use of small business, veteran-owned 
small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, 
HUBZone small business, small disadvantaged business, and women-
owned small business concerns as subcontractors. The offeror shall 
include all subcontracts that contribute to contract performance, 
and may include a proportionate share of products and services that 
are normally allocated as indirect costs. In accordance with 43 
U.S.C. 1626:
* * * * *


52.225-5  [Amended]

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6. Amend section 52.225-5 by revising date of the clause to read ``(Nov 
2007)''; and in paragraph (a) in the definition ``Caribbean Basin 
country end product'' by removing from paragraph (1)(ii)(B) ``http:/
www.customs.ustreas.gov/impoexpo/impoexpo.htm'' and adding ``http://
www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/'' in its place.


52.225-17  [Amended]

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7. Amend section 52.225-17 by removing from the introductory text 
``25.1103(d)'', and adding ``25.1103(c)'' in its place.

PART 53--FORMS


53.213  [Amended]

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8. Amend section 53.213 by removing from paragraph (f) ``OF 347 (Rev. 
3/2005)'' and ``OF 348 (Rev. 10/83 Ed.)'' and adding ``OF 347 (Rev. 4/
06)'' and ``OF 348 (Rev. 4/06)'' in its place, respectively.

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9. Revise section 53.302-347 to read as follows:


53.302-347  Order for Supplies or Services.

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10. Revise section 53.302-348 to read as follows:


53.302-348  Order for Supplies or Services Schedule--Continuation.

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