Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Definition of Cost or Pricing Data (DFARS Case 2011-D040), 76939-76941 [2012-31088]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 250 / Monday, December 31, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Corps is a part of the Department of the Navy). The defense agencies are the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Defense Commissary Agency, the Defense Contract Management Agency, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Defense Logistics Agency, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the Defense Security Service, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the Missile Defense Agency, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the United States Special Operations Command, and the United States Transportation Command. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2012–31086 Filed 12–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Parts 204, 215, 217, 219, 225, 239, 241, 242, and 252 RIN 0750–AH49 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Definition of Cost or Pricing Data (DFARS Case 2011–D040) Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update the text to reflect the distinction between ‘‘certified cost or pricing data’’ and ‘‘data other than certified cost or pricing data.’’ The DFARS changes are necessary to ensure consistency with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) which had been amended to clarify the distinction between those terms, as well as the requirements for the submission of cost or pricing data. DATES: December 31, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mark Gomersall, telephone 571–372– 6099. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ebenthall on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with I. Background DoD published a proposed rule in the Federal Register at 77 FR 2680 on January 19, 2012. The comment period closed on March 19, 2012. This final rule updates the DFARS for consistency VerDate Mar<15>2010 01:38 Dec 29, 2012 Jkt 229001 with FAR changes addressing the definition of cost or pricing data which clarified the distinction between ‘‘certified cost or pricing data’’ and ‘‘data other than certified cost or pricing data,’’ as well as the requirements for the submission of cost or pricing data (75 FR 53135, August 30, 2010). II. Discussion and Analysis Two respondents submitted comments. One respondent supported the rule without further comment, and the second respondent’s comment was non-substantive. Therefore, the DFARS is revised as proposed. III. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act DoD does not expect this rule to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., because the rule merely aligns the DFARS with the FAR. However, a final regulatory flexibility analysis has been performed consistent with 5 U.S.C. 604. This rule amends the DFARS to update the text addressing the definition of cost or pricing data by inserting the word ‘‘certified’’ in front of ‘‘cost or pricing data.’’ The DFARS changes are necessary to ensure consistency with the FAR. The rule does not expand or diminish the existing rights of the contracting officer to obtain cost data or pricing data. Instead, this rule will benefit all entities, both large and small, by clarifying the requirements for the submission of ‘‘certified cost or pricing data’’ and ‘‘data other than certified cost or pricing data.’’ No comments were received in response to the initial regulatory flexibility analysis published with the proposed rule on January 19, 2012. No comments were filed by the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 76939 Business Administration in response to the rule. The rule does not require any reporting, recordkeeping, or other compliances, or compel contractors to expend significant effort or cost. No known significant alternatives to the rule have been identified. A copy of the analysis may be obtained from the point of contact specified herein. V. Paperwork Reduction Act The rule does not contain any information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C chapter 35). List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 204, 215, 217, 219, 225, 239, 241, 242, and 252 Government procurement. Manuel Quinones, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Therefore, DoD amends 48 CFR parts 204, 215, 217, 219, 225, 239, 241, 242, 244, and 252 as follows: ■ 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 204, 215, 217, 219, 225, 239, 241, 242, and 252 continues to read as follows: Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303 and 48 CFR chapter 1. PART 204—ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS 204.805 [Amended] 2. Section 204.805 is amended in paragraph (5) by removing ‘‘subject to cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘subject to certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place. ■ PART 215—CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION 3. Section 215.403 is amended by revising the section heading to read as follows: ■ 215.403 data. Obtaining certified cost or pricing 215.403–1 [Amended] 4. Section 215.403–1 is amended by— a. In paragraph (b) and the heading of paragraph (c) removing ‘‘cost or pricing data requirements’’ and adding ‘‘certified cost or pricing data requirements’’ in its place; ■ b. In paragraph (c)(4)(C) and the introductory text of paragraph (c)(4)(D) removing ‘‘cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place; ■ c. In paragraph (c)(4)(D)(1) removing ‘‘information other than cost or pricing ■ ■ E:\FR\FM\31DER1.SGM 31DER1 76940 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 250 / Monday, December 31, 2012 / Rules and Regulations data’’ and adding ‘‘data other than certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place; and ■ d. In paragraph (c)(4)(D)(2) removing ‘‘Cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘Certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place and removing ‘‘cost or pricing data threshold’’ and adding ‘‘certified cost or pricing data threshold’’ in its place. ■ 5. Section 215.403–3 is amended by revising the section heading to read as follows: 215.403–3 Requiring data other than certified cost or pricing data. * * * 215.404–1 * * 6. Section 215.404–1 is amended in paragraph (2)(i) by removing the word ‘‘information’’ and adding the word ‘‘data’’ in its place. 7. Section 215.404–2 is amended by revising the section heading to read as follows: 215.404–2 analysis. Data to support proposal * * 215.404–4 * [Amended] 8. Section 215.404–4 is amended by— a. In the introductory text of paragraph (b)(1) removing ‘‘cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place; and ■ b. In paragraph (c)(2)(C)(1)(i) removing ‘‘cost or pricing data threshold’’ and adding ‘‘certified cost or pricing data threshold’’ in its place. [Amended] 9. Section 215.407–5–70 is amended in paragraphs (b)(2)(i) and (ii) by removing ‘‘cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place. ■ [Amended] 10. Section 215.408 is amended by— a. In paragraphs (1)(i) through (iii) by removing ‘‘Cost or Pricing Data’’ and adding ‘‘Certified Cost or Pricing Data’’ in its place; ■ b. In paragraph (2) by removing ‘‘cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place. ■ ■ PART 217—SPECIAL CONTRACTING METHODS ebenthall on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with 217.7401 PART 225—FOREIGN ACQUISITION [Amended] 11. Section 217.7401 is amended by— a. In the introductory text of paragraph (c) by removing the word ‘‘information’’ and adding the word ‘‘data’’ in its place; ■ ■ VerDate Mar<15>2010 01:38 Dec 29, 2012 [Amended] 14. Section 225.7303 is amended in paragraph (b) by removing ‘‘cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place. ■ ■ ■ 215.408 13. Section 219.806 is amended in paragraph (1) by removing ‘‘cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place and removing ‘‘FAR Subpart 15.4’’ and adding ‘‘FAR subpart 15.4’’ in its place. 225.7303 215.407–5–70 [Amended] ■ [Amended] * [Amended] 12. Section 217.7406 is amended in paragraph (b)(3) by removing ‘‘of cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘of certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place and removing ‘‘and cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘and certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place. 219.806 ■ * 217.7406 PART 219—SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS [Amended] ■ 215.404–2 b. In paragraph (c)(1) by removing ‘‘Information in the proposal’’ and adding ‘‘Data in the proposal’’ in its place; and ■ c. In paragraph (c)(2) by removing the word ‘‘information’’ and adding the word ‘‘data’’ in its place. ■ Jkt 229001 225.7304 [Amended] 15. Section 225.7304 is amended by— a. In paragraph (c) by removing ‘‘cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place, ■ b. In paragraph (e)(3) by removing ‘‘cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place, and removing ‘‘Subpart 201.4’’ and adding ‘‘subpart 201.4’’ in its place, and ■ c. In paragraph (h) by removing ‘‘additional information concerning’’ and adding ‘‘additional data concerning’’ in its place and removing ‘‘sufficient information to’’ and adding ‘‘sufficient data to demonstrate’’ in its place and removing ‘‘This information— ’’ and adding ‘‘This data—’’ in its place. PART 239— ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 16. Section 239.7406 is revised to read as follows: ■ 239.7406 Certified cost or pricing data and data other than certified cost or pricing data. (a) Common carriers are not required to submit certified cost or pricing data before award of contracts for tariffed services. Rates or preliminary estimates quoted by a common carrier for tariffed Frm 00132 Fmt 4700 PART 241— ACQUISITION OF UTILITY SERVICES 241.201 [Amended] 17. Section 241.201 is amended in paragraph (3)(ii) by removing ‘‘cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place and removing ‘‘FAR Subpart 15.4’’ and adding ‘‘FAR subpart 15.4’’ in its place. ■ PART 242— CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND AUDIT SERVICES 242.7203 [Amended] 18. Section 242.7203 is amended in paragraph (b) by removing ‘‘cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place. ■ ■ ■ PO 00000 telecommunications services are considered to be prices set by regulation within the provisions of 10 U.S.C. 2306a. This is true even if the tariff is set after execution of the contract. (b) Rates or preliminary estimates quoted by a common carrier for nontariffed telecommunications services or by a noncommon carrier for any telecommunications service are not considered prices set by law or regulation. (c) Contracting officers shall obtain sufficient data to determine that the prices are reasonable in accordance with FAR 15.403–3 or 15.403–4. See PGI 239.7406 for examples of instances where additional data may be necessary to determine price reasonableness. Sfmt 4700 242.7301 [Amended] 19. Section 242.7301 is amended in paragraph (c) by removing the word ‘‘Subparts’’ and adding the word ‘‘subparts’’ in its place. ■ 242.7302 [Amended] 20. Section 242.7302 is amended by— a. In paragraph (a)(2) by removing ‘‘cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place. ■ b. In paragraph (b)(1) by removing ‘‘Information reveals’’ and adding ‘‘Data reveals’’ in its place. ■ ■ 242.7502 [Amended] 21. Section 242.7502 is amended in paragraph (g)(3)(ii) by removing ‘‘cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place. ■ PART 252—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 252.209–7009 [Amended] 22. Section 252.209–7009 is amended by removing the clause date ‘‘(DEC ■ E:\FR\FM\31DER1.SGM 31DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 250 / Monday, December 31, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 2010)’’ and adding ‘‘(DEC 2012)’’ in its place, redesignating paragraphs (a)(1) and (2) as (a)(i) and (ii), and in newly designated paragraph (a)(i) removing ‘‘cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 252.215–7000 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: New Qualifying Country—Poland (DFARS Case 2012–D049) [Amended] 23. Section 252.215–7000 is amended by removing the clause date ‘‘(DEC 1991)’’ and adding ‘‘(DEC 2012)’’ in its place and removing ‘‘Cost or Pricing Data-Modifications’’ and adding ‘‘Certified Cost or Pricing DataModifications’’ in its place wherever it appears. ■ 252.215–7002 24. Section 252.215–7002 is amended by— ■ a. Removing the clause date ‘‘(FEB 2012)’’ and adding ‘‘(DEC 2012)’’ in its place; ■ b. In the definition of ‘‘Significant Deficiency’’ in paragraph (a), removing ‘‘rely upon information’’ and adding ‘‘rely upon data and information’’ in its place; ■ c. In paragraph (d)(1) removing ‘‘protect the information as privileged’’ and adding ‘‘protect the data and information as privileged’’ in its place; ■ d. In paragraph (d)(4)(ix) removing the word ‘‘information’’ and adding the word ‘‘data’’ in its place; and ■ e. In paragraph (d)(4)(xi) removing ‘‘Integrate information available’’ and adding ‘‘Integrate data and information available’’ in its place. [Amended] 25. Section 252.217–7027 is amended by removing the clause date ‘‘(OCT 1998)’’ and adding ‘‘(DEC 2012)’’ in its place, in paragraph (a) removing ‘‘cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place, and in paragraph (b) removing ‘‘cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place. ■ 252.243–7002 [Amended] 26. Section 252.243–7002 is amended by removing the clause date ‘‘(MAR 1998)’’ and adding ‘‘(DEC 2012)’’ in its place, in paragraph (c)(1) removing ‘‘Cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘Certified cost or pricing data,’’ in its place, and in paragraph (c)(2) removing ‘‘Information other than cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘Data other than certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place and removing ‘‘cost or pricing data’’ and adding ‘‘certified cost or pricing data’’ in its place. ebenthall on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with ■ [FR Doc. 2012–31088 Filed 12–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 01:38 Dec 29, 2012 48 CFR Parts 225 and 252 RIN 0750–AH82 Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add Poland as a qualifying country. DATES: Effective Date: December 31, 2012. SUMMARY: [Amended] ■ 252.217–7027 Defense Acquisition Regulations System Jkt 229001 76941 operating procedures of the agency issuing the policy, regulation, procedure or form, or has a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. This final rule is not required to be published for public comment, because it does not constitute a significant DFARS revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501–1, does not have a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of DoD, and will not have a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. Poland is added to the list of 22 other countries that have similar reciprocal defense procurement agreements with DoD. III. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 I. Background DoD is amending the DFARS to add the Republic of Poland as a qualifying country. On August 27, 2011, the U.S. Secretary of Defense signed a new reciprocal defense procurement agreement with the Polish Minister of National Defense. This agreement was placed into force on July 19, 2012. The agreement removes discriminatory barriers to procurements of supplies and services produced by industrial enterprises of the other country to the extent mutually beneficial and consistent with national laws, regulations, policies, and international obligations. The agreement does not cover construction or construction material. Poland is already a designated country under the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement. Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act Ms. Amy G. Williams, telephone 571–372– 6106. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: II. Publication of This Final Rule for Public Comment Is Not Required by Statute ‘‘Publication of proposed regulations’’, 41 U.S.C. 1707, is the statute which applies to the publication of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Paragraph (a)(1) of the statute requires that a procurement policy, regulation, procedure or form (including an amendment or modification thereof) must be published for public comment if it relates to the expenditure of appropriated funds, and has either a significant effect beyond the internal PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule because this final rule does not constitute a significant DFARS revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501–1 and 41 U.S.C. 1707 does not require publication for public comment. V. Paperwork Reduction Act This rule affects the certification and information collection requirements in the provisions at DFARS 252.225–7000 and 252.225–7035, currently approved under OMB Control Number 0704–0229, titled DFARS Part 225, Foreign Acquisition, and Associated Clauses, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). The impact, however, is negligible, because it merely shifts the category under which items from Poland must be listed. E:\FR\FM\31DER1.SGM 31DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Parts 204, 215, 217, 219, 225, 239, 241, 242, and 252

RIN 0750-AH49


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Definition of 
Cost or Pricing Data (DFARS Case 2011-D040)

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense 
(DoD).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update the text to reflect 
the distinction between ``certified cost or pricing data'' and ``data 
other than certified cost or pricing data.'' The DFARS changes are 
necessary to ensure consistency with the Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) which had been amended to clarify the distinction between those 
terms, as well as the requirements for the submission of cost or 
pricing data.

DATES: December 31, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mark Gomersall, telephone 571-372-
6099.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    DoD published a proposed rule in the Federal Register at 77 FR 2680 
on January 19, 2012. The comment period closed on March 19, 2012. This 
final rule updates the DFARS for consistency with FAR changes 
addressing the definition of cost or pricing data which clarified the 
distinction between ``certified cost or pricing data'' and ``data other 
than certified cost or pricing data,'' as well as the requirements for 
the submission of cost or pricing data (75 FR 53135, August 30, 2010).

II. Discussion and Analysis

    Two respondents submitted comments. One respondent supported the 
rule without further comment, and the second respondent's comment was 
non-substantive. Therefore, the DFARS is revised as proposed.

III. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563

    Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess 
all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 
13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, 
of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. 
This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not 
subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning 
and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule 
under 5 U.S.C. 804.

IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    DoD does not expect this rule to have a significant economic impact 
on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., because the rule 
merely aligns the DFARS with the FAR. However, a final regulatory 
flexibility analysis has been performed consistent with 5 U.S.C. 604. 
This rule amends the DFARS to update the text addressing the definition 
of cost or pricing data by inserting the word ``certified'' in front of 
``cost or pricing data.'' The DFARS changes are necessary to ensure 
consistency with the FAR. The rule does not expand or diminish the 
existing rights of the contracting officer to obtain cost data or 
pricing data. Instead, this rule will benefit all entities, both large 
and small, by clarifying the requirements for the submission of 
``certified cost or pricing data'' and ``data other than certified cost 
or pricing data.'' No comments were received in response to the initial 
regulatory flexibility analysis published with the proposed rule on 
January 19, 2012. No comments were filed by the Chief Counsel for 
Advocacy of the Small Business Administration in response to the rule. 
The rule does not require any reporting, recordkeeping, or other 
compliances, or compel contractors to expend significant effort or 
cost. No known significant alternatives to the rule have been 
identified. A copy of the analysis may be obtained from the point of 
contact specified herein.

V. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The rule does not contain any information collection requirements 
that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C chapter 35).

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 204, 215, 217, 219, 225, 239, 241, 
242, and 252

    Government procurement.

Manuel Quinones,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

    Therefore, DoD amends 48 CFR parts 204, 215, 217, 219, 225, 239, 
241, 242, 244, and 252 as follows:

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 204, 215, 217, 219, 225, 
239, 241, 242, and 252 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303 and 48 CFR chapter 1.

PART 204--ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS


204.805   [Amended]

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2. Section 204.805 is amended in paragraph (5) by removing ``subject to 
cost or pricing data'' and adding ``subject to certified cost or 
pricing data'' in its place.

PART 215--CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION

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3. Section 215.403 is amended by revising the section heading to read 
as follows:


215.403   Obtaining certified cost or pricing data.


215.403-1   [Amended]

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4. Section 215.403-1 is amended by--
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a. In paragraph (b) and the heading of paragraph (c) removing ``cost or 
pricing data requirements'' and adding ``certified cost or pricing data 
requirements'' in its place;
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b. In paragraph (c)(4)(C) and the introductory text of paragraph 
(c)(4)(D) removing ``cost or pricing data'' and adding ``certified cost 
or pricing data'' in its place;
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c. In paragraph (c)(4)(D)(1) removing ``information other than cost or 
pricing

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data'' and adding ``data other than certified cost or pricing data'' in 
its place; and
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d. In paragraph (c)(4)(D)(2) removing ``Cost or pricing data'' and 
adding ``Certified cost or pricing data'' in its place and removing 
``cost or pricing data threshold'' and adding ``certified cost or 
pricing data threshold'' in its place.

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5. Section 215.403-3 is amended by revising the section heading to read 
as follows:


215.403-3   Requiring data other than certified cost or pricing data.

* * * * *


215.404-1   [Amended]

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6. Section 215.404-1 is amended in paragraph (2)(i) by removing the 
word ``information'' and adding the word ``data'' in its place.


215.404-2   [Amended]

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7. Section 215.404-2 is amended by revising the section heading to read 
as follows:


215.404-2   Data to support proposal analysis.

* * * * *


215.404-4   [Amended]

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8. Section 215.404-4 is amended by--
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a. In the introductory text of paragraph (b)(1) removing ``cost or 
pricing data'' and adding ``certified cost or pricing data'' in its 
place; and
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b. In paragraph (c)(2)(C)(1)(i) removing ``cost or pricing data 
threshold'' and adding ``certified cost or pricing data threshold'' in 
its place.


215.407-5-70   [Amended]

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9. Section 215.407-5-70 is amended in paragraphs (b)(2)(i) and (ii) by 
removing ``cost or pricing data'' and adding ``certified cost or 
pricing data'' in its place.


215.408   [Amended]

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10. Section 215.408 is amended by--
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a. In paragraphs (1)(i) through (iii) by removing ``Cost or Pricing 
Data'' and adding ``Certified Cost or Pricing Data'' in its place;
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b. In paragraph (2) by removing ``cost or pricing data'' and adding 
``certified cost or pricing data'' in its place.

PART 217--SPECIAL CONTRACTING METHODS


217.7401   [Amended]

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11. Section 217.7401 is amended by--
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a. In the introductory text of paragraph (c) by removing the word 
``information'' and adding the word ``data'' in its place;
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b. In paragraph (c)(1) by removing ``Information in the proposal'' and 
adding ``Data in the proposal'' in its place; and
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c. In paragraph (c)(2) by removing the word ``information'' and adding 
the word ``data'' in its place.


217.7406  [Amended]

    12. Section 217.7406 is amended in paragraph (b)(3) by removing 
``of cost or pricing data'' and adding ``of certified cost or pricing 
data'' in its place and removing ``and cost or pricing data'' and 
adding ``and certified cost or pricing data'' in its place.

PART 219--SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS


219.806  [Amended]

0
13. Section 219.806 is amended in paragraph (1) by removing ``cost or 
pricing data'' and adding ``certified cost or pricing data'' in its 
place and removing ``FAR Subpart 15.4'' and adding ``FAR subpart 15.4'' 
in its place.

PART 225--FOREIGN ACQUISITION


225.7303  [Amended]

0
14. Section 225.7303 is amended in paragraph (b) by removing ``cost or 
pricing data'' and adding ``certified cost or pricing data'' in its 
place.


225.7304  [Amended]

0
15. Section 225.7304 is amended by--
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a. In paragraph (c) by removing ``cost or pricing data'' and adding 
``certified cost or pricing data'' in its place,
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b. In paragraph (e)(3) by removing ``cost or pricing data'' and adding 
``certified cost or pricing data'' in its place, and removing ``Subpart 
201.4'' and adding ``subpart 201.4'' in its place, and
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c. In paragraph (h) by removing ``additional information concerning'' 
and adding ``additional data concerning'' in its place and removing 
``sufficient information to'' and adding ``sufficient data to 
demonstrate'' in its place and removing ``This information--'' and 
adding ``This data--'' in its place.

PART 239-- ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

0
16. Section 239.7406 is revised to read as follows:


239.7406  Certified cost or pricing data and data other than certified 
cost or pricing data.

    (a) Common carriers are not required to submit certified cost or 
pricing data before award of contracts for tariffed services. Rates or 
preliminary estimates quoted by a common carrier for tariffed 
telecommunications services are considered to be prices set by 
regulation within the provisions of 10 U.S.C. 2306a. This is true even 
if the tariff is set after execution of the contract.
    (b) Rates or preliminary estimates quoted by a common carrier for 
nontariffed telecommunications services or by a noncommon carrier for 
any telecommunications service are not considered prices set by law or 
regulation.
    (c) Contracting officers shall obtain sufficient data to determine 
that the prices are reasonable in accordance with FAR 15.403-3 or 
15.403-4. See PGI 239.7406 for examples of instances where additional 
data may be necessary to determine price reasonableness.

PART 241-- ACQUISITION OF UTILITY SERVICES


241.201  [Amended]

0
17. Section 241.201 is amended in paragraph (3)(ii) by removing ``cost 
or pricing data'' and adding ``certified cost or pricing data'' in its 
place and removing ``FAR Subpart 15.4'' and adding ``FAR subpart 15.4'' 
in its place.

PART 242-- CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND AUDIT SERVICES


242.7203  [Amended]

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18. Section 242.7203 is amended in paragraph (b) by removing ``cost or 
pricing data'' and adding ``certified cost or pricing data'' in its 
place.


242.7301  [Amended]

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19. Section 242.7301 is amended in paragraph (c) by removing the word 
``Subparts'' and adding the word ``subparts'' in its place.


242.7302  [Amended]

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20. Section 242.7302 is amended by--
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a. In paragraph (a)(2) by removing ``cost or pricing data'' and adding 
``certified cost or pricing data'' in its place.
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b. In paragraph (b)(1) by removing ``Information reveals'' and adding 
``Data reveals'' in its place.


242.7502  [Amended]

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21. Section 242.7502 is amended in paragraph (g)(3)(ii) by removing 
``cost or pricing data'' and adding ``certified cost or pricing data'' 
in its place.

PART 252--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES


252.209-7009  [Amended]

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22. Section 252.209-7009 is amended by removing the clause date ``(DEC

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2010)'' and adding ``(DEC 2012)'' in its place, redesignating 
paragraphs (a)(1) and (2) as (a)(i) and (ii), and in newly designated 
paragraph (a)(i) removing ``cost or pricing data'' and adding 
``certified cost or pricing data'' in its place.


252.215-7000  [Amended]

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23. Section 252.215-7000 is amended by removing the clause date ``(DEC 
1991)'' and adding ``(DEC 2012)'' in its place and removing ``Cost or 
Pricing Data-Modifications'' and adding ``Certified Cost or Pricing 
Data-Modifications'' in its place wherever it appears.


252.215-7002  [Amended]

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24. Section 252.215-7002 is amended by--
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a. Removing the clause date ``(FEB 2012)'' and adding ``(DEC 2012)'' in 
its place;
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b. In the definition of ``Significant Deficiency'' in paragraph (a), 
removing ``rely upon information'' and adding ``rely upon data and 
information'' in its place;
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c. In paragraph (d)(1) removing ``protect the information as 
privileged'' and adding ``protect the data and information as 
privileged'' in its place;
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d. In paragraph (d)(4)(ix) removing the word ``information'' and adding 
the word ``data'' in its place; and
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e. In paragraph (d)(4)(xi) removing ``Integrate information available'' 
and adding ``Integrate data and information available'' in its place.


252.217-7027  [Amended]

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25. Section 252.217-7027 is amended by removing the clause date ``(OCT 
1998)'' and adding ``(DEC 2012)'' in its place, in paragraph (a) 
removing ``cost or pricing data'' and adding ``certified cost or 
pricing data'' in its place, and in paragraph (b) removing ``cost or 
pricing data'' and adding ``certified cost or pricing data'' in its 
place.


252.243-7002  [Amended]

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26. Section 252.243-7002 is amended by removing the clause date ``(MAR 
1998)'' and adding ``(DEC 2012)'' in its place, in paragraph (c)(1) 
removing ``Cost or pricing data'' and adding ``Certified cost or 
pricing data,'' in its place, and in paragraph (c)(2) removing 
``Information other than cost or pricing data'' and adding ``Data other 
than certified cost or pricing data'' in its place and removing ``cost 
or pricing data'' and adding ``certified cost or pricing data'' in its 
place.
[FR Doc. 2012-31088 Filed 12-28-12; 8:45 am]
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