Discontinuance of the Looseleaf Version of the General Services Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM), 46824 [2014-18918]

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[Notice: MVA-2014-01; Docket 2014-0002; Sequence 24]


Discontinuance of the Looseleaf Version of the General Services 
Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM)

AGENCY: Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy, 
General Services Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: As part of GSA's effort to increase efficiency and promote 
environmental sustainability, the Office of Government-wide Policy 
(OGP) has determined that it will no longer produce the looseleaf 
version of the General Services Administration Acquisition Manual 
(GSAM).

DATES: Effective: August 11, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
Mr. Nicholas West of the Office of Government-wide Policy at 703-605-
2834.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    Looseleaf pages of the GSAM were originally made available at a 
time when it was the only means to view a change to the regulation in 
comparison with the existing text until the publication of the next 
volume of Title 48 of the Code of Regulations (48 CFR, Chapter 5) on 
the following October 1. Patrons who maintained the regulations in 
looseleaf could purchase subscriptions from the Government Printing 
Office (GPO) and when any change to the GSAM occurred; they would be 
sent the new pages. At best, it could be weeks and even months before 
patrons would receive the latest changes. With the coming of new 
technology, GSA began producing these pages and sending them to patrons 
electronically.
    Because of today's technologies, those who follow the GSAM can view 
and print the latest changes on the day the changes are published in 
the Federal Register. Through the years, GSA continued to produce the 
looseleaf pages for these changes although the need for them has become 
almost nonexistent. GSA has come to the conclusion that the time that 
it takes to produce the pages for information already available is not 
an efficient use of government resources and has decided to discontinue 
the production of the looseleaf versions of the GSAM immediately. In 
addition, printing updated pages for those maintaining looseleaf 
binders of the regulations will no longer be necessary, which supports 
environmental sustainability.

B. Procedures

    The GSAM and related documents can be found at gsa.gov/gsam.

    Dated: August 6, 2014.
Jeffrey Koses,
Senior Procurement Executive, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2014-18918 Filed 8-8-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-61-P