Federal Acquisition Regulation; Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds, 38293-38306 [2015-16206]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Rules and Regulations no change to the groups covered, and the new descriptions better reflect product coverage. This final rule is not required to be published for public comment, because it does not change the Federal Supply Groups covered, but just updates the descriptions of the listed product service groups to reflect the current Product and Service Codes Manual. It does not impact which products are subject to the service contract labor standards or trade agreements. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Item IV—Clarification on Justification for Urgent Noncompetitive Awards Exceeding One Year (FAR Case 2014– 020) DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the FAR to clarify when a justification for noncompetitive contracts based on urgency, exceeding one year, is needed. The rule comes as a response to Government Accountability Office (GAO) report GAO–14–304, entitled Federal Contracting: Noncompetitive Contracts Based on Urgency Need Additional Oversight, dated March 2014. This rule is not expected to have a significant impact on small businesses. Contracting officers will benefit from this rule because it clarifies when determinations of exceptional circumstances are needed when awarding a noncompetitive contract on the basis of unusual and compelling urgency, exceeding one year, either at time of award or modified after contract award. Item V—Prohibition on Contracting With Inverted Domestic Corporations (FAR Case 2014–017) This rule converts to a final rule, without change, an interim rule that amended the provisions of the FAR that address the continuing Governmentwide statutory prohibition (in effect since fiscal year 2008) on the award of contracts using appropriated funds to any foreign incorporated entity that is an inverted domestic corporation (under section 835 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, codified at 6 U.S.C. 395) or to any subsidiary of such entity. The interim rule amended FAR 9.108 to revise the FAR coverage, including the language of solicitation provisions and contract clauses, so that it more clearly reflects the ongoing, continuing nature of the statutory prohibition on contracting with inverted domestic corporations and their subsidiaries. This rule does not have an effect on small business because this rule will only impact an offeror that is a foreign incorporated entity that is treated as an VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:24 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 inverted domestic corporation and wants to do business with the Government. Small business concerns are unlikely to have been incorporated in the United States and then reincorporated in a tax haven. Item VI—Permanent Authority for Use of Simplified Acquisition Procedures for Certain Commercial Items (FAR Case 2015–010) This is a final rule to amend FAR subparts 13.5 and 18.2 to implement section 815 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. ‘Buck’ McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Pub. L. 113–291). Section 815 amends section 4202(e) of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (Divisions D and E of Pub. L. 104–106; 10 U.S.C. 2304 note) to make permanent the test program for special simplified procedures for purchases of commercial items greater than the simplified acquisition threshold, but not exceeding $6.5 million ($12 million for certain acquisitions). This final rule is not required to be published for public comment because it makes permanent a statutory authority that currently exists within the FAR. The rule will not have a significant impact on small business or on Government contracting officers. Item VII—Technical Amendments Editorial changes are made at FAR 15.404–2(b)(2), 52.204–16(b)(3), 52.204– 18(d), and 52.212–5(e)(1)(ii)(E). Dated: June 18, 2015. William Clark, Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005–83 is issued under the authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services, and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Unless otherwise specified, all Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other directive material contained in FAC 2005–83 is effective July 2, 2015 except for item I which is effective October 1, 2015; item II which is effective November 1, 2015; and items III, IV, and VI which are effective August 3, 2015. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 38293 Dated: June 25, 2015. LeAntha D. Sumpter, Acting Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy. Dated: June 25, 2015. Jeffrey A. Koses, Senior Procurement Executive/Deputy CAO, Office of Acquisition Policy, U.S. General Services Administration. Dated: June 24, 2015. William P. McNally, Assistant Administrator, Office of Procurement National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–16205 Filed 7–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION; 48 CFR Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 30, 42, 50, 52, and 53 [FAC 2005–83; FAR Case 2014–022; Item I; Docket No. 2014–0022, Sequence No. 1] RIN 9000–AM80 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Inflation Adjustment of AcquisitionRelated Thresholds Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing this final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the inflation adjustment of acquisition-related dollar thresholds. A statute requires an adjustment every five years of acquisition-related thresholds for inflation using the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, except for the Construction Wage Rate Requirements statute (formerly DavisBacon Act), Service Contract Labor Standards statute, and trade agreements thresholds. DoD, GSA, and NASA have also used the same methodology to adjust nonstatutory FAR acquisitionrelated thresholds. DATES: Effective: October 1, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael O. Jackson, Procurement Analyst, at 202–208–4949, for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202–501–4755. Please cite FAC 2005–83, FAR Case 2014–022. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02JYR3.SGM 02JYR3 38294 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Rules and Regulations SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background This rule amends multiple FAR parts to further implement 41 U.S.C. 1908. Section 1908 requires an adjustment every five years (on October 1 of each year evenly divisible by five) of statutory acquisition-related thresholds for inflation, using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all urban consumers, except for the Construction Wage Rate Requirements statute (Davis-Bacon Act), Service Contract Labor Standards statute, and trade agreements thresholds (see FAR 1.109). As a matter of policy, DoD, GSA, and NASA also use the same methodology to adjust nonstatutory FAR acquisition-related thresholds. DoD, GSA, and NASA published a proposed rule in the Federal Register at 79 FR 70141 on November 25, 2014. The preamble to the proposed rule contained detailed explanation of— • What an acquisition-related threshold is; • What acquisition-related thresholds are not subject to escalation adjustment under this case; • How the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council and the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council (Councils) analyze statutory and non-statutory acquisition-related thresholds; and • The effect of this rule on the most heavily-used thresholds. Two respondents submitted comments on the proposed rule, which are addressed in the following section. The final rule has been coordinated with the Department of Labor and the Small Business Administration in areas of the regulation for which they are the lead agency. II. Discussion and Analysis The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (the Councils) reviewed the comments in the development of the final rule. A discussion of the comments is provided as follows: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES A. Summary of Changes Between the Proposed Rule and the Final Rule. Although there were no changes between the proposed rule and the final rule as the result of public comments, some of the thresholds in the final rule are lower than proposed, due to lower inflation than was projected at the time of publication of the proposed rule. There is no change in the final rule from the proposed frequently-used thresholds identified in the proposed rule: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:24 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 • The micro-purchase base threshold of $3,000 (FAR 2.101) is increased to $3,500. • The simplified acquisition threshold (FAR 2.101) of $150,000 is unchanged. • The FedBizOpps preaward and post-award notices (FAR part 5) remain at $25,000 because of trade agreements. • The threshold for use of simplified acquisition procedures for acquisition of commercial items (FAR 13.500) is raised from $6.5 million to $7 million. • The cost or pricing data threshold (FAR 15.403–4) and the statutorily equivalent Cost Accounting Standard threshold are raised from $700,000 to $750,000. • The prime contractor subcontracting plan (FAR 19.702) floor is raised from $650,000 to $700,000, and the construction threshold of $1,500,000 stays the same. • The threshold for reporting first-tier subcontract information including executive compensation will increase from $25,000 to $30,000 (FAR subpart 4.14 and section 52.204–10). The URL for the location of the current matrix of threshold escalation is provided at FAR 1.109(d). B. Analysis of Public Comments 1. Inclusion of Specific Dollar Thresholds in Clauses Comment: One respondent was of the opinion that when a dollar threshold is stated in the body of the clause, the threshold applies for the life of the contract, but if the clause instead refers to the threshold in the underlying FAR text, the threshold in the clause would automatically adjust when there was a change to the threshold in the FAR text. Response: The Councils note that the Definitions clause at FAR 52.202–1, as prescribed at FAR 2.201, is to be included in all solicitations and contracts that exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. This clause specifies that, with a few limited exceptions, when a solicitation provision or contract clause uses a word or term that is defined in the FAR, the word or term has the same meaning as that definition in FAR 2.101 in effect at the time the solicitation was issued. Therefore, since the dollar value of the simplified acquisition threshold is included in the definition of ‘‘simplified acquisition threshold’’ in FAR part 2, the dollar threshold that is in effect at the time of issuance of the solicitation stays in effect for the life of the contract, unless the contracting parties agree otherwise. Likewise, when a clause refers to a threshold in the FAR that is not PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 included in a definition, the Councils generally presume that the threshold stays fixed for the life of the contract, unless the parties specify otherwise. Therefore, it should not create discrepancies, whether a clause includes the dollar threshold, or references a definition or other text in the FAR to establish the value of the threshold. 2. Rounding Methodology Comment: One respondent noted an apparent disproportionate inflation adjustment between the lower and higher dollar thresholds, particularly in the under $1 million range. The respondent suggested that Congress should use smaller dollar intervals to analyze the adjustment, or adjustments more frequent than every five years. Response: The Councils have adjusted the thresholds in accordance with the statutory requirement, and cannot use different dollar intervals or adjustment periods unless Congress amends the statute. C. Other Changes 1. Some Lower Thresholds in Final Rule The proposed rule was based on a projected CPI of 245 for March 2015. The final rule is based on an actual CPI of 236.119 for March 2015. The CPI as of the end of March, six months before the effective date of the rule, is used as the cutoff in order to allow time for approval and publication of the final rule. Because the actual CPI index for March 2015 is about ten points lower than the CPI index projected for that date at the time of the proposed rule, thresholds of at least 10 million dollars are generally proportionally lower than the proposed thresholds. Thresholds of less than $10 million are frequently unchanged, due to rounding. 2. Thresholds Related to Substantial Bundling The thresholds at FAR 7.107(b) are nonstatutory thresholds passed based on policy, which were previously escalated by the FAR Council in October 2010. However, subsequent to the publication of the proposed rule under this FAR case 2014–022, the Councils became aware that the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a final rule in the Federal Register at 78 FR 61114 on October 2, 2013, entitled ‘‘Acquisition process: Task and Delivery Order Contracts, Bundling, Consolidation’’, which incorporated these thresholds into the SBA regulations at 13 CFR 125.2(d)(2)(ii). It is therefore now outside the authority of E:\FR\FM\02JYR3.SGM 02JYR3 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Rules and Regulations the FAR Council to escalate these thresholds, unless SBA first revises their regulations. 3. Cost Accounting Standards Threshold By law (41 U.S.C. 1502(b)(1)(B)), the threshold for application of the Cost Accounting Standards equals the threshold of cost or pricing data, as escalated. The proposed rule included escalation of the cost or pricing data threshold from $700,000 to $750,000, which is retained in the final rule. Therefore, the final rule also includes equivalent escalation of the Cost Accounting Standards threshold at FAR 30.201–4 and the clauses at 52.230–1 through 52.230–5 from $700,000 to $750,000. 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. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act DoD, GSA, and NASA have prepared a Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (FRFA) consistent with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. The FRFA is summarized as follows: This final rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement 41 U.S.C. 1908 and to amend other acquisitionrelated dollar thresholds that are based on policy rather than statute in order to adjust for the changing value of the dollar. 41 U.S.C. 1908 requires adjustment every five years of statutory acquisition-related dollar thresholds, except for Construction Wage Rate Requirements statute (Davis-Bacon Act), Service Contract Labor Standards statute, and trade agreements thresholds. While reviewing all statutory acquisition-related thresholds, this case presented an opportunity to also review all nonstatutory acquisition-related thresholds in the FAR that are based on policy. The objective of the case is to maintain the status quo, by adjusting acquisition-related thresholds for inflation. There were no significant issues raised by the public comments in response to the initial regulatory flexibility analysis. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:24 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 This rule will likely affect to some extent all small business concerns that submit offers or are awarded contracts by the Federal Government. However, most of the threshold changes in this rule are not expected to have any significant economic impact on small business concerns because they are intended to maintain the status quo by adjusting for changes in the value of the dollar. Often any impact will be beneficial, by preventing burdensome requirements from applying to more and more small dollar value acquisitions, which are the acquisitions in which small business concerns are most likely to participate. One threshold change in this rule that may temporarily impact small business concerns is the increase of the micro-purchase threshold (FAR 2.101) from $3,000 to $3,500. This will temporarily narrow the range of acquisitions automatically set aside for small business concerns, because the simplified acquisition threshold of $150,000 will not increase at this time (although it may increase to $200,000 in 2020). To assess the impact of the increase in the micro-purchase threshold from $3,000 to $3,500, data was requested from the Federal Procurement Data System–Next Generation (FPDS–NG). For Fiscal Year 2013, there were 83,951 contracts and calls/orders between $3,000 and $3,500, with a value of $272,567,926. Of these actions, 34,828 (value of $113,280,333) went to small business concerns. We expect that many of these awards will still go to small business concerns, even if there is no longer a requirement to automatically set the procurement aside for small business concerns. The rule does not impose any new reporting, recordkeeping, or compliance requirements. Changes in thresholds for approved information collection requirements are intended to maintain the status quo and prevent those requirements from increasing over time. There are no practical alternatives that will accomplish the objectives of the statute. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the FRFA from the Regulatory Secretariat. The Regulatory Secretariat has submitted a copy of the FRFA to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration. V. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act does apply. The changes to the FAR do not impose new information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq. By adjusting the thresholds for inflation, the status quo for the current information collection requirements are maintained under the following OMB clearance numbers: 9000–0006, titled: Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract Report (SF 294); 9000– 0007, titled: Summary Subcontract Report; 9000–0027, titled: Value Engineering Requirements; FAR Sections Affected: Subparts 48.1 and PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 38295 48.2; 52.248–2 and 52.248–3. 9000– 0094, titled: Debarment and Suspension; 9000–0164, titled: Contractor Business Ethics Compliance Program and Disclosure Requirements; 9000–0177, titled: Reporting Executive Compensation and First-tier Subcontract Awards; 1250–0004, titled: OFCCP Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements—38 U.S.C. 4212, Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended; and 1293– 0005, titled: Federal Contractor Veterans Employment Report, VETS–100/VETS– 100A. List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 30, 42, 50, 52, and 53 Government procurement. Dated: June 18, 2015. William F. Clark, Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA amend 48 CFR parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 30, 42, 50, 52, and 53 as set forth below: ■ 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 30, 42, 50, 52, and 53 continues to read as follows: Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 51 U.S.C. 20113. PART 1—FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM 1.109 [Amended] 2. Amend section 1.109 by removing from paragraph (d) ‘‘FAR Case 2008– 024’’ and adding ‘‘FAR Case 2014–022’’ in its place. ■ PART 2—DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND TERMS 3. Amend section 2.101, in paragraph (b)(2) by— ■ a. Revising paragraph (1) of the definition ‘‘Major System’’; ■ b. In the definition ‘‘Micro-purchase threshold’’ by removing from the introductory text ‘‘$3,000’’ and adding ‘‘$3,500’’ in its place; and removing from paragraph (3)(i) ‘‘$15,000’’ and adding ‘‘$20,000’’ in its place; ■ c. In the definition ‘‘Simplified acquisition threshold’’ by removing from the introductory text ‘‘$150,000,’’ and adding ‘‘$150,000 (41 U.S.C. 134),’’ in its place; and ■ d. In the definition ‘‘Small business subcontractor’’ by removing from paragraphs (1) and (2) ‘‘$10,000’’ and adding ‘‘$15,000’’ in their places. The revision reads as follows. ■ E:\FR\FM\02JYR3.SGM 02JYR3 38296 2.101 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Definitions. 6.302–5 * * * * * (b) * * * (2) * * * Major system * * * (1) The Department of Defense is responsible for the system and the total expenditures for research, development, test, and evaluation for the system are estimated to be more than $185 million based on Fiscal Year 2014 constant dollars or the eventual total expenditure for the acquisition exceeds $835 million based on Fiscal Year 2014 constant dollars (or any update of these thresholds based on a more recent fiscal year, as specified in the DoD Instruction 5000.02, ‘‘Operation of the Defense Acquisition System’’); * * * * * [Amended] 10. Amend section 6.302–5 by removing from paragraphs (b)(4) and (c)(2)(iii) ‘‘$20 million’’ and adding ‘‘$22 million’’ in their places. ■ 6.303–1 [Amended] 11. Amend section 6.303–1 by removing from paragraph (b), introductory text, ‘‘$20 million’’ and adding ‘‘$22 million’’ in its place. ■ 6.303–2 [Amended] 12. Amend section 6.303–2 by removing from the introductory text of paragraphs (b) and (d) ‘‘$20 million’’ and adding ‘‘$22 million’’ in their places. ■ 6.304 [Amended] 5. Amend section 4.605 by removing from paragraphs (c)(2)(i) and (c)(2)(ii) ‘‘$25,000’’ and adding ‘‘$30,000’’ in their places. 13. Amend section 6.304 by— a. Removing from paragraph (a)(1) ‘‘$650,000’’ and adding ‘‘$700,000’’ in its place; ■ b. Removing from paragraph (a)(2) ‘‘$650,000’’ and ‘‘$12.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$700,000’’ and ‘‘$13.5 million’’ in their places, respectively; ■ c. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (a)(3) ‘‘$12.5 million’’, ‘‘$62.5 million’’, and ‘‘85.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$13.5 million’’, ‘‘$68 million’’, and ‘‘$93 million’’ in their places, respectively; and ■ d. Removing from paragraph (a)(4) ‘‘$62.5 million’’ and ‘‘$85.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$68 million’’ and ‘‘$93 million’’ in their places, respectively. 4.1102 PART 7—ACQUISITION PLANNING PART 3—IMPROPER BUSINESS PRACTICES AND PERSONAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST 3.1004 [Amended] 4. Amend section 3.1004 by removing from paragraphs (a), (b)(1)(i), and (b)(3) ‘‘$5,000,000’’ and adding ‘‘$5.5 million’’ in their places. ■ PART 4—ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS 4.605 [Amended] ■ [Amended] 6. Amend section 4.1102 by removing from paragraph (a)(6) ‘‘$25,000’’ and adding ‘‘$30,000’’ in its place. ■ 4.1401 [Amended] 7. Amend section 4.1401 by removing from paragraph (a) ‘‘$25,000’’ and adding ‘‘$30,000’’ in its place. ■ 8. Amend section 4.1403 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows: ■ asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES 4.1403 Contract clause. 9. Amend section 6.204 by removing from paragraph (b) ‘‘$20 million’’ and adding ‘‘$22 million’’ in its place. ■ Jkt 235001 Blanket purchase agreements (a) * * * (7) * * * (v) Determination for a single-award BPA exceeding $112 million, if applicable (see (a)(3)(ii)) of this section); * * * * * 8.405–6 [Amended] 18. Amend section 8.405–6 by— a. Removing from paragraph (d)(1) ‘‘$650,000’’ and adding ‘‘$700,000’’ in its place; ■ b. Removing from paragraph (d)(2) ‘‘$650,000’’ and ‘‘$12.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$700,000’’ and ‘‘$13.5 million’’ in their places, respectively; ■ c. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (d)(3) ‘‘$12.5 million’’, ‘‘$62.5 million’’, and ‘‘$85.5 million’’, and adding ‘‘$13.5 million’’, ‘‘$68 million’’ and ‘‘$93 million’’ in their places, respectively; and ■ d. Removing from paragraph (d)(4) ‘‘$62.5 million’’ and ‘‘$85.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$68 million’’ and ‘‘$93 million’’ in their places, respectively. ■ ■ PART 9—CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS 9.104–5 [Amended] 19. Amend section 9.104–5 by removing from paragraph (a)(2) ‘‘$3,000’’ and adding ‘‘$3,500’’ in its place. [Amended] 9.104–7 [Amended] 20. Amend section 9.104–7 by removing from paragraphs (b) and (c)(1) ‘‘$500,000’’ and adding ‘‘$550,000’’ in their places. ■ 15. Amend section 7.107 by removing from paragraph (b)(1) ‘‘$94 million’’ and adding ‘‘$102 million’’ in its place; and removing from paragraph (b)(2) ‘‘$9.4 million’’ and ‘‘$94 million’’ and adding ‘‘$10.2 million’’ and ‘‘$102 million’’ in their places, respectively. 9.405–2 PART 8—REQUIRED SOURCES OF SUPPLIES AND SERVICES ■ [Amended] 16. Amend section 8.404 by removing from paragraph (b)(2) ‘‘$500,000’’ and adding ‘‘$550,000’’ in its place. ■ 17. Amend section 8.405–3 by— ■ a. Removing from paragraphs (a)(3)(ii) and (a)(3)(iii) ‘‘$103 million’’ and ■ [Amended] 21:24 Jul 01, 2015 14. Amend section 7.104 by— a. Removing from paragraph (d)(2)(i)(A) ‘‘$8 million’’ and adding ‘‘$9 million’’ in its place; and ■ b. Removing from paragraph (d)(2)(i)(B) ‘‘$6 million’’ and adding ‘‘$6.5 million’’ in its place. 7.107 8.405–3 (BPAs). ■ [Amended] ■ ■ 8.404 PART 6—COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS VerDate Sep<11>2014 7.104 ■ (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, the contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.204–10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards, in all solicitations and contracts of $30,000 or more. * * * * * 6.204 ■ ■ adding ‘‘$112 million’’ in their places; and ■ b. Revising paragraph (a)(7)(v). The revision reads as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 [Amended] 21. Amend section 9.405–2 by removing from paragraph (b) ‘‘$30,000’’ and adding ‘‘$35,000’’ in their places (twice). ■ 9.406–2 [Amended] 22. Amend section 9.406–2 by removing from paragraph (b)(1)(v) ‘‘$3,000’’ and adding ‘‘$3,500’’ in its place. 9.407–2 [Amended] 23. Amend section 9.407–2 by removing from paragraph (a)(7) ‘‘$3,000’’ and adding ‘‘$3,500’’ in its place. ■ E:\FR\FM\02JYR3.SGM 02JYR3 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 9.409 [Amended] 13.201 24. Amend section 9.409 by removing ‘‘$30,000’’ and adding ‘‘$35,000’’ in its place. ■ [Amended] 25. Amend section 10.001 by removing from paragraph (d) ‘‘$5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$5.5 million’’ in its place. ■ 10.003 [Amended] 26. Amend section 10.003 by removing ‘‘$5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$5.5 million’’ in its place. ■ 27. Amend section 12.102 by removing from the introductory text of paragraph (f)(2) ‘‘$17.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$19 million’’ in its place. ■ 12.203 [Amended] 28. Amend section 12.203 by removing ‘‘$6.5 million’’ and ‘‘$12 million’’ and adding ‘‘$7 million’’ and ‘‘$13 million’’ in their places, respectively. ■ PART 13—SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES 13.000 [Amended] 29. Amend section 13.000 by removing ‘‘$6.5 million’’ and ‘‘$12 million’’ and adding ‘‘$7 million’’ and ‘‘$13 million’’ in their places, respectively. ■ 13.003 [Amended] 30. Amend section 13.003 by— a. Removing from paragraph (b)(1) ‘‘$3,000’’, ‘‘$15,000’’, and ‘‘$300,000’’ and adding ‘‘$3,500’’, ‘‘$20,000’’ and ‘‘$350,000’’ in their places, respectively; ■ b. Removing from paragraph (c)(1)(ii) ‘‘$6.5 million’’ and ‘‘$12 million’’ and adding ‘‘$7 million’’ and ‘‘$13 million’’ in their places, respectively; and ■ c. Removing from paragraph (g)(2) ‘‘$6.5 million’’ and ‘‘$12 million’’ and adding ‘‘$7 million’’ and ‘‘$13 million’’ in their places, respectively. ■ ■ 13.005 15.407–2 [Amended] 34. Amend section 13.303–5 by— a. Removing from paragraph (b)(1) ‘‘$6.5 million’’ and ‘‘$12 million’’ and adding ‘‘$7 million’’ and ‘‘$13 million’’ in in their places, respectively; and ■ b. Removing from paragraph (b)(2) ‘‘$6.5 million’’ and ‘‘$12 million’’ and adding ‘‘$7 million’’ and ‘‘$13 million’’ in their places, respectively. ■ ■ [Amended] 35. Amend section 13.402 by removing from paragraph (a) ‘‘$30,000’’ and adding ‘‘$35,000’’ in its place. [Amended] 13.500 36. Amend section 13.500 by— a. Removing from paragraph (a) ‘‘$6.5 million’’ and ‘‘$12 million’’ and adding ‘‘$7 million’’ and ‘‘$13 million’’ in their places, respectively; and ■ b. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (c) ‘‘$12 million’’ and adding ‘‘$13 million’’ in its place. ■ ■ 13.501 [Amended] 37. Amend section 13.501 by— ■ a. Removing from paragraph (a)(2)(i) ‘‘$650,000’’ and adding ‘‘$700,000’’ in its place; ■ b. Removing from paragraph (a)(2)(ii) ’’$650,000’’ and ‘‘$12.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$700,000’’ and ‘‘$13.5 million’’ in their places, respectively; ■ c. Removing from paragraph (a)(2)(iii) ’’$12.5 million’’, ‘‘$62.5 million’’, and ‘‘$85.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$13.5 million’’, ‘‘$68 million’’, and ‘‘$93 million’’ in their places, respectively; and ■ d. Removing from paragraph (a)(2)(iv) ’’$62.5 million’’ and ‘‘$85.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$68 million’’ and ‘‘$93 million’’ in their places, respectively. ■ PART 15—CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION 15.403–1 [Amended] 38. Amend section 15.403–1 by removing from paragraph (c)(3)(iv) ‘‘$17.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$19 million’’ in its place. ■ 15.403–4 13.106–1 ■ [Amended] 32. Amend section 13.106–1 by removing from paragraphs (c)(2) and (d) ‘‘$30,000’’ and adding ‘‘$25,000’’ in their places. ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:24 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 [Amended] 39. Amend section 15.403–4 by removing from the introductory text of paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(1)(iii) ‘‘$700,000’’ and adding ‘‘$750,000’’ in its place. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 [Amended] 41. Amend section 15.407–2 by removing from paragraph (c)(1) and the introductory text of paragraph (c)(2) ‘‘$12.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$13.5 million’’ in their places. ■ 15.408 [Amended] 42. Amend section 15.408 in Table 15–2, ‘‘II. Cost Elements’’ which follows paragraph (n)(2)(iii), by removing from paragraph ‘‘A(2)’’ ‘‘$12.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$13.5 million’’ in its place. ■ PART 16—TYPES OF CONTRACTS 16.503 [Amended] 31. Amend section 13.005 by removing from paragraph (a)(2) ‘‘$30,000’’ and adding ‘‘$35,000’’ in its place. ■ asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES ■ ■ [Amended] [Amended] 40. Amend section 15.404–3 by removing from paragraph (c)(1)(i) ‘‘$12.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$13.5 million’’ in its place. 33. Amend section 13.201 by removing from paragraph (g)(1)(i) ‘‘$15,000’’ and adding ‘‘$20,000’’ in its place. ■ 13.402 PART 12—ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS 12.102 15.404–3 13.303–5 PART 10—MARKET RESEARCH 10.001 [Amended] 38297 [Amended] 43. Amend section 16.503 by removing from paragraph (b)(2) ‘‘$103 million’’ and adding ‘‘$112 million’’ in its place; and removing from paragraph (d)(1) ‘‘$12.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$13.5 million’’ in its place. ■ 16.504 [Amended] 44. Amend section 16.504 by— a. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (c)(1)(ii)(D)(1) ‘‘$103 million’’ and adding ‘‘$112 million’’ in its place; ■ b. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (c)(1)(ii)(D)(3) ‘‘$103 million’’ and adding ‘‘$112 million’’ in its place; and removing from the end of the paragraph the colon and adding an em dash in its place; ■ c. Removing from the end of paragraph (c)(1)(ii)(D)(3)(i) the period and adding ‘‘; and’’ in its place; and ■ d. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (c)(2)(i) ‘‘$12.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$13.5 million’’ in its place. ■ ■ 16.505 [Amended] 45. Amend section 16.505 by— a. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (a)(4)(iii)(A) ‘‘$25,000’’ and adding ‘‘$30,000’’ in its place; ■ b. Removing from paragraph (b)(1)(i) ‘‘$3,000’’ and adding ‘‘$3,500’’ in its place; ■ c. Removing from the paragraph (b)(1)(iv) ‘‘$5 million’’ and ‘‘$5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$5.5 million’’ and ‘‘$5.5 million’’ in their places, respectively; ■ d. Removing from paragraph (b)(2)(i) ‘‘$3,000’’ and adding ‘‘$3,500’’ in its place; ■ e. Removing from the heading of paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(A) ‘‘$3,000’’ and adding ‘‘$3,500’’ in its place; ■ ■ E:\FR\FM\02JYR3.SGM 02JYR3 38298 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Rules and Regulations f. Removing from the paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(C)(1) ‘‘$650,000’’ and adding ‘‘$700,000’’ in its place; ■ g. Removing from paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(C)(2) ‘‘$650,000’’ and ‘‘$12.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$700,000’’ and ‘‘13.5 million’’ in their places, respectively; ■ h. Removing from paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(C)(3) ‘‘$12.5 million’’, ‘‘$62.5 million’’, and ‘‘$85.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘13.5 million’’, ‘‘68 million’’, and ‘‘93 million’’ in their places, respectively; ■ i. Removing from paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(C)(4) ‘‘$62.5 million’’ and ‘‘$85.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘68 million’’ and ‘‘93 million’’ in their places, respectively; and ■ j. Removing from the heading of paragraph (b)(6) ‘‘$5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$5.5 million’’ in its place; and removing from the introductory text ‘‘$5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$5.5 million’’ in its place. ‘‘$3,500’’ and ‘‘$20,000’’ in their places, respectively; and ■ b. Removing from the end of paragraph (b) ‘‘that:’’ and adding ‘‘that— ’’ in its place. 16.506 ■ ■ [Amended] 46. Amend section 16.506 by removing from paragraphs (f) and (g) ‘‘$12.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$13.5 million’’ in their places; and removing from paragraph (h) ‘‘$5 million’’ and adding ‘‘5.5 million’’ in its place. ■ 19.702 [Amended] 52. Amend section 19.702 by removing from paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(2) ‘‘$650,000’’ and adding ‘‘$700,000’’ in their places. ■ 19.704 [Amended] 53. Amend section 19.704 by removing from paragraph (a)(9) ‘‘$650,000’’ and adding ‘‘$700,000’’ in its place. ■ 19.708 55. Amend section 19.805–1 by removing from paragraph (a)(2) ‘‘$6.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$7 million’’ in its place. 19.808–1 ■ [Amended] 57. Amend section 19.1306 by removing from paragraph (a)(2)(i) ‘‘$6.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$7 million’’ in its place. ■ 19.1406 [Amended] PART 19—SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS PART 22—APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT 19.203 22.1103 [Amended] PART 28—BONDS AND INSURANCE [Amended] 64. Amend section 28.102–1 by removing from paragraph (b)(1) ‘‘$30,000’’ and adding ‘‘$35,000’’ in its place. ■ [Amended] 59. Amend section 22.1103 by removing ‘‘$650,000’’ and adding ‘‘$700,000’’ in its place. 49. Amend section 19.203 by removing from paragraph (b) ‘‘$3,000’’ and ‘‘$15,000’’ and adding ‘‘$3,500’’ and ‘‘$20,000’’ in their places, respectively. 19.502–1 ■ [Amended] 65. Amend section 28.102–2 by removing from paragraph (c) ‘‘$30,000’’ and adding ‘‘$35,000’’ in its place. ■ [Amended] 66. Amend section 28.102–3 by removing from paragraph (b) ‘‘$30,000’’ and adding ‘‘$35,000’’ in its place. ■ PART 30—COST ACCOUNTING STANDARDS ADMINISTRATION 30.201–4 [Amended] 67. Amend section 30.201–4 by removing from paragraph (b)(1) ‘‘$700,000’’ and adding ‘‘$750,000’’ in its place. ■ PART 42—CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND AUDIT SERVICES 42.709 [Amended] 68. Amend section 42.709 by removing from paragraph (b) ‘‘$700,000’’ and adding ‘‘$750,000’’ in its place. ■ ■ ■ asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES 63. Amend section 25.703–4 by removing from paragraphs (c)(5)(ii), (c)(7)(iii), and (c)(8)(iii) ‘‘$3,000’’ and adding ‘‘$3,500’’ in their places. 28.102–3 [Amended] 48. Amend section 17.500 by removing from paragraph (c)(2) ‘‘$500,000’’ and adding ‘‘$550,000’’ in its place. ■ [Amended] ■ 28.102–2 [Amended] 58. Amend section 19.1406 by removing from paragraph (a)(2)(i) ‘‘$6 million’’ and adding ‘‘$6.5 million’’ in its place; and removing from paragraph (a)(2)(ii) ‘‘$3.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$4 million’’ in its place. [Amended] 25.703–4 19.805–1 19.1306 17.500 62. Amend section 25.703–2 by removing from paragraph (a)(2) ‘‘$3,000’’ and adding ‘‘$3,500’’ in its place. ■ 17.108 47. Amend section 17.108 by removing from paragraph (a) ‘‘$12.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$13.5 million’’ in its place; and removing from paragraph (b) ‘‘$125 million’’ and adding ‘‘$135.5 million’’ in its place. [Amended] ■ 54. Amend section 19.708 by removing from paragraph (b)(1) ‘‘$650,000’’ and adding ‘‘$700,000’’ in its place. ■ PART 17—SPECIAL CONTRACTING METHODS ■ 25.703–2 28.102–1 [Amended] 56. Amend section 19.808–1 by removing from paragraph (a) ‘‘$20 million’’ and adding ‘‘$22 million’’ in its place. [Amended] PART 25—FOREIGN ACQUISITION [Amended] 50. Amend section 19.502–1 by removing from paragraph (b) ‘‘$3,000’’ and ‘‘$15,000’’ and adding ‘‘$3,500’’ and ‘‘$20,000’’ in their places, respectively. ■ 19.502–2 [Amended] 21:24 Jul 01, 2015 [Amended] 60. Amend section 22.1303 by removing from paragraphs (a) and (c) ‘‘$100,000’’ and adding ‘‘$150,000’’ in their places. 22.1310 [Amended] 61. Amend section 22.1310 by removing from paragraph (a)(1) ‘‘$100,000’’ and adding ‘‘$150,000’’ in its place. ■ 51. Amend section 19.502–2 by— a. Removing from paragraph (a) ‘‘$3,000’’ and ‘‘$15,000’’ and adding ■ ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 22.1303 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 42.709–6 [Amended] 69. Amend section 42.709–6 by removing ‘‘$700,000’’ and adding ‘‘$750,000’’ in its place. ■ 42.1502 [Amended] 70. Amend section 42.1502 by removing from paragraph (e) ‘‘$650,000’’ and adding ‘‘$700,000’’ in its place (twice); and removing from paragraph (f) ‘‘$30,000’’ and adding ‘‘$35,000’’ in its place (twice). ■ E:\FR\FM\02JYR3.SGM 02JYR3 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 38299 PART 50—EXTRAORDINARY CONTRACTUAL ACTIONS AND THE SAFETY ACT ‘‘$3,000’’ and adding ‘‘$3,500’’ in its place. The revision reads as follows: (e)(1)(ii)(A), (e)(1)(ii)(C), (e)(1)(ii)(F), and (e)(1)(ii)(M). The revisions read as follows: 50.102–1 52.209–5 Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters. 52.212–5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders—Commercial Items. [Amended] 71. Amend section 50.102–1 by removing from paragraph (b) ‘‘$65,000’’ and adding ‘‘$70,000’’ in its place. ■ 50.102–3 [Amended] 72. Amend section 50.102–3 by removing from paragraph (b)(4) ‘‘$31.5 million’’ and adding ‘‘$34 million’’ in its place; and removing from paragraphs (e)(1)(i) and (e)(1)(ii) ‘‘$65,000’’ and adding ‘‘$70,000’’ in their places. ■ PART 52—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 73. Amend section 52.203–13 by revising the date of clause; and removing from paragraph (d)(1) ‘‘$5,000,000’’ and adding ‘‘$5.5 million’’ in its place. The revision reads as follows: ■ 52.203–13 Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct * * * * * * * * * * Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Oct 2015) * * * * * 77. Amend section 52.209–6 by revising the date of the clause; and removing from paragraphs (b), (c), and (e)(1) ‘‘$30,000’’ and adding ‘‘$35,000’’ in their places. The revision reads as follows: ■ 52.209–6 Protecting the Government’s Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. * * * * * * * * * * 78. Amend section 52.212–1 by revising the date of the provision; and removing from paragraph (j) ‘‘$3,000’’ and adding ‘‘$3,500’’ in its place (twice). The revision reads as follows: * * * * 74. Amend section 52.203–14 by revising the date of the clause; and removing from the introductory text of paragraph (d) ‘‘$5,000,000’’ and adding ‘‘$5.5 million’’ in its place. The revision reads as follows: 52.212–1 Instructions to Offerors— Commercial Items. 52.203–14 Display of Hotline Poster(s). * * * ■ * * * Display of Hotline Poster(s) (Oct 2015) * * * * * 75. Amend section 52.204–10 by— a. Revising the date of the clause; b. Removing from paragraphs (d)(2) and (d)(3) ‘‘$25,000’’ and adding ‘‘$30,000’’ in their places; and ■ c. Revising paragraph (e). The revisions read as follows: ■ ■ ■ * * * * * Instructions to Offerors—Commercial Items (Oct 2015) * * * * ■ 79. Amend section 52.212–3 by revising the date of the provision; and removing from paragraphs (h)(4) and (o)(2)(iii) ‘‘$3,000’’ and adding ‘‘$3,500’’ in their places. The revision reads as follows: 52.212–3 Offeror Representations and Certifications—Commercial Items. * * * * * 52.204–10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards. Offeror Representations and Certifications—Commercial Items (Oct 2015) * * * * * * asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (e) The Contractor shall not split or break down first-tier subcontract awards to a value less than $30,000 to avoid the reporting requirements in paragraph (d) of this clause. * * * * * ■ 76. Amend section 52.209–5 by revising the date of the provision; and removing from paragraph (a)(1)(i)(D) VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:24 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 * * * * ■ 80. Amend section 52.212–5 by— ■ a. Revising the date of the clause; ■ b. Revising paragraphs (b)(2), (b)(4), (b)(8), (b)(17)(i), (b)(17)(iv), (b)(29), (b)(31), (b)(34), and (e)(1)(i); ■ c. Removing from paragraph (e)(1)(ii) ‘‘$650,000’’ and adding ‘‘$700,000’’ in its place; ■ d. Revising paragraphs (e)(1)(vi), (e)(1)(viii), and (e)(1)(xiv); and ■ e. Amending Alternate II by revising the date of Alternate II and paragraphs PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 * * * * Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders—Commercial Items (Oct 2015) * * * (b) * * * * * ll(2) 52.203–13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509). * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Protecting the Government’s Interest When Subcontracting With Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Oct 2015) ■ Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ll(4) 52.204–10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub. L. 109–282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). ll(8) 52.209–6, Protecting the Government’s Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). ll(17)(i) 52.219–9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). * ll(iv) Alternate III (Oct 2015) of 52.219– 9. ll(29) 52.222–35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). ll(31) 52.222–37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). ll(34) 52.222–54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015). (E. O. 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) (e)(1) * * * (i) 52.203–13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509). * * * * * (vi) 52.222–35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). * * * * * (viii) 52.222–37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). * * * * * (xiv) 52.222–54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015) (E. O. 12989). * * * * * Alternate II (Oct 2015). * * * * * * (e)(1) * * * (ii) * * * E:\FR\FM\02JYR3.SGM 02JYR3 * * 38300 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Rules and Regulations (A) 52.203–13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509). * * * * * 1. Revising the date of Alternate III; 2. Removing from paragraph (l)(2)(i)(C) ‘‘$550,000’’ and ‘‘$1,000,000’’ and adding ‘‘$700,000’’ and ‘‘$1.5 million’’ in their places, respectively. The revision reads as follows: ■ ■ (C) 52.219–8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219–8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. 52.219–9 Plan. * * * * * * * * * * * * Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2015) * * * * Alternate III (Oct 2015). * * * * * * * * * (F) 52.222–35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). * * Small Business Subcontracting * 83. Amend section 52.222–35 by revising the date of the clause; and removing from paragraph (c) ‘‘$100,000’’ and adding ‘‘$150,000’’ in its place. The revision reads as follows: ■ (M) 52.222–4, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015) (Executive Order 12989). * * * * * 81. Amend section 52.213–4 by revising the date of the clause and paragraphs (a)(2)(viii), (b)(1)(i), (b)(1)(iv), (b)(1)(vi), and (b)(2)(i) to read as follows: 52.222–35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans. * * 52.213–4 Terms and Conditions— Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial Items). * ■ * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) * * * * 84. Amend section 52.222–37 by revising the date of the clause; and removing from paragraph (g) ‘‘$100,000’’ and adding ‘‘$150,000’’ in its place. The revision reads as follows: Employment Reports on * * * * * * * 85. Amend section 52.222–54 by revising the date of the clause; and removing from paragraph (e)(2) ‘‘$3,000’’ and adding ‘‘$3,500’’ in its place. The revision reads as follows: * * asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES * * * * * (2) * * * (i) 52.209–6, Protecting the Government’s Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Oct 2015) (Applies to contracts over $35,000). * * * * * ■ 82. Amend section 52.219–9 by— ■ a. Revising the date of the clause; ■ b. Removing from paragraph (d)(9) and paragraph (l)(2)(i)(C) ‘‘$650,000’’ and adding ‘‘$700,000’’ in their places; ■ c. Amending Alternate III by— VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:24 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 * * * * Cost Accounting Standards Notices and Certification (Oct 2015) * * * * * ■ 88. Amend section 52.230–2 by revising the date of the clause; and removing from paragraph (d) ‘‘$700,000’’ and adding ‘‘$750,000’’ in its place. The revision reads as follows: 52.230–2 * Cost Accounting Standards. * * * Cost Accounting Standards (Oct 2015) * * * * * 89. Amend section 52.230–3 by revising the date of the clause; and removing from paragraph (d)(2) ‘‘$700,000’’ and adding ‘‘$750,000’’ in its place. The revision reads as follows: ■ * * ■ (vi) 52.222–37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212) (applies to contracts of $150,000 or more). * * * * * 52.230–1 Cost Accounting Standards Notices and Certification. 52.230–3 Disclosure and Consistency of Cost Accounting Practices. 52.222–54 Employment Eligibility Verification. * * * * * 87. Amend section 52.230–1 by revising the date of the provision; and removing from paragraph (a) ‘‘$700,000’’ and adding ‘‘$750,000’’ in its place. The revision reads as follows: Employment Reports on Veterans (Oct 2015) * (iv) 52.222–35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212) (applies to contracts of $150,000 or more). * * ■ * * (b) * * * (1) * * * (i) 52.204–10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub. L. 109–282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note) (Applies to contracts valued at $30,000 or more). * * 52.222–37 Veterans. (a) * * * (2) * * * (viii) 52.244–6, Subcontracts for Commercial Items (Oct 2015). * * ■ Terms and Conditions—Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial Items) (Oct 2015) * * Prohibition on Contracting With Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran— Representation and Certifications (Oct 2015) * * * * Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015) * * * * * 86. Amend section 52.225–25 by revising the date of the provision; and removing from paragraph (c)(3) ‘‘$3,000’’ and adding ‘‘$3,500’’ in its place. The revision text reads as follows: ■ 52.225–25 Prohibition on Contracting With Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran— Representation and Certifications. * PO 00000 * Frm 00010 * * Fmt 4701 * Sfmt 4700 * * * * Disclosure and Consistency of Cost Accounting Practices (Oct 2015) * * * * * 90. Amend section 52.230–4 by revising the date of the clause; and removing from paragraph (d)(2) ‘‘$700,000’’ and adding ‘‘$750,000’’ in its place. The revision reads as follows: ■ 52.230–4 Disclosure and Consistency of Cost Accounting Practices-Foreign Concerns. * * * * * Disclosure and Consistency of Cost Accounting Practices-Foreign Concerns (Oct 2015) * * * * * 91. Amend section 52.230–5 by revising the date of the clause; and removing from paragraph (d)(2) ‘‘$700,000’’ and adding ‘‘$750,000’’ in its place. The revision reads as follows: ■ E:\FR\FM\02JYR3.SGM 02JYR3 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 52.230–5 Cost Accounting Standards— Educational Institution. Subcontracts for Commercial Items (Oct 2015) * * * * * * Cost Accounting Standards— Educational Institution (Oct 2015) * * * * * 92. Amend section 52.244–6 by— a. Revising the date of the clause; ■ b. Revising paragraph (c)(1)(i); ■ c. Removing from paragraph (c)(1)(iii) ‘‘$650,000’’ and adding ‘‘$700,000’’ in its place; and ■ d. Revising paragraphs (c)(1)(vi) and (c)(1)(viii). The revisions read as follows: ■ ■ 52.244–6 Items. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES * * Subcontracts for Commercial * * * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * 21:24 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 removing from paragraph (h) ‘‘$65,000’’ and adding ‘‘$70,000’’ in its place. The revision reads as follows: (c)(1) * * * (i) 52.203–13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509), if the subcontract exceeds $5.5 million and has a performance period of more than 120 days. In altering this clause to identify the appropriate parties, all disclosures of violation of the civil False Claims Act or of Federal criminal law shall be directed to the agency Office of the Inspector General, with a copy to the Contracting Officer. 52.248–3 * ■ * * * * (vi) 52.222–35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015)(38 U.S.C. 4212(a)); * * * * * (viii) 52.222–37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Oct 2015)(38 U.S.C. 4212). * * * * * 93. Amend section 52.248–3 by revising the date of the clause; and ■ * 38301 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 * * Value Engineering-Construction. * * * Value Engineering-Construction (Oct 2015) * * * * * PART 53—FORMS 53.219 [Amended] 94. Amend section 53.219 by removing ‘‘(Rev. 8/2014)’’ and adding ‘‘(Rev. 10/2015)’’ in its place. ■ 95. Revise section 53.301–294 to read as follows: 53.301–294 Subcontracting Report for Individual Contracts. BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P E:\FR\FM\02JYR3.SGM 02JYR3 38302 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Rules and Regulations SUBCONTRAC G REPORT FOR INDIVIDU L CONTRACTS OMB Control Number. 9000-0006 Expiration Dal!r. 04131112018 Public reportino burden for this oolleclion of infonnation is estimated to aveJaQe 55.34 hours per response, including the time for r8'olie'MJIO lnstroolions, searching emtlng data souroes, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and r8'oliewlng the caledion of lnfonnation. Send oomments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this colledllln tllnformatlon, Including suggestions for lnsttuctlons on IVVenJe reducing this burden, to the 1\tlquisition Policy Division, Regulatory Secretariat. GSA, Wehington, 00 20405. 1. CORPORATION, COIIIPAHY, OR SUBCMSION CO\IEREO L 3. DATE SUBMITTED COIIIPNIY NMI E ..................u ........ 4, ~INGI'OIOOI'ROM t<CePT101101' COtmW:T THIW: D I"' 15TATE I'" ZIP CODE o.otTY .-~0-0VRO~O . . D ~ I"''"' REGULAR 0FtW. D RIMSED OTHER I'EDERAl AGI!NeY ~ DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY AI'! FORCE 8. AGI!NeY OR CONTRACTOR AWARDIIICI CONTRACT 7. R£l'ORTSUIIIITTEDAS rc---_.w.o~IJIIII'IINNj D SEPT30 a- §- ARMY NAW D I. lYl'E OF REPORT -O ...... NUOI..IOI< § MAR31 PRIIIECONTRACTOR -- D SUBCONTRACTOR ..,~,,.u"'""" '••m<RI """"""" D rSTATI\i r-ZIPCCDI< C.Cfl' 8. DOUARS AND PERCENTAGES IN THE FOLI.OINIICI BLOCKS: D DO INCWCE INDIRECT COSTS '"""'e ··-'"""' '"""'m"" DD NOT INClUDE INDIRECT COSTS SUBCONTRACT AWARDS Peroent of10c.) (SEE SPECIFIC 100.0% 16. 17. THAT HAVE NOT BEEN CERTIFIED BY THE SMALL BUS NESS ADMINISTRATION AS SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESSES EE SPECIAC INSTRUCTIO 1& ALASKA NATIVE CORPORATIONS (ANCs) AND INDIAN TRIBES THAT ARE NOT SMALL BUSINESSES (Dollar Amount) (SEE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS) PnMcus Bmlon Is Nell UHI!Ie STANDARD FORM 214 (REV.1ctl201&) VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:24 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\02JYR3.SGM 02JYR3 ER02JY15.095</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES PreSCIIbed by GSA-FAR 148 CFR 53.219(a)) Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 38303 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:24 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\02JYR3.SGM 02JYR3 ER02JY15.096</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES 19.REMARKS 38304 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Rules and Regulations GENERAL INSlRucnoMS 1. This ropat Is not re~J~ired for lllll8ll b u " - . 2. This rapat Is not n~q~~lnld forconmordll ltemsforwhlcll a ccmrnerdal plen has been app~ norfrcm large businesses in llle Department of Defense (DOD) Test Program for Negollallon d Comprohenslve SUbconlnu:llng pialiS. The SUrrmary Ropolt (SSR) is reiJ!Inld for <>Oillraclors cperaling under one of Ill-two conditions and should be submilted to the Gcwemment In """"""'""" wilh the lnsbudbls on that farm. 3. This form cdleclssubconlnlclaward dalefrcm pllme c:onlraclonll suboonlradors that : (a) hold one or more contracts over $700,000 (01118f $1,500,000 for conslruc6cn of a pubic fac1111W; and (b) are required lo report suboonllacls awan:lad toSmaU Busill- (SB), Small DlsadllanlaQad Business (SDB), Women-owned Smal Business (WOSB), HUIIZ<Ine Sma1l Business (HUIIZ<Ine SB), Veteran-owned Small Business (VOSB) 8lld Servlce-lllsallled Veteran-Owned Small Bulslness CCIIIl!IIJIS undar e subconlnlc6ng plan. Forllle Department of Defense (DOD), IIIII National Aeralaullcs end !$pace~ (NASA). and lhe ec.st Guard, lllls form also cdlecls subconlnlclaward dale for Hlslollcely Black Cclleges end Unlvmilies (HBCUs) and Mll'lorlly lnslllullons (Mis). su- BLOCK 7: lndk:ale 'Wtlelherthe reporting ccnll:actor is submWngthls rep at H a prJn-oe contractor or subcontractor and the prime contract or subCCIIInlcl numbor. BLOCK 8: Enter the name snd adcftss of the Federal depat1menl or agency awanlng the ccnlnld or the pt1me ccnlnlctor I.W8rdlngthe suboontJaet. BLOCK 8: Check the apprq:nlete block to lndcate 'Wtlelhor indirect costs are Included ill the dellar amculll$ln lllocks 1011 thrwgh 16. To ensure canpuabllly between the goll and actual coi~MV~S. the conlrsclor mey Include indlred cools In the edual cclumn onlY If the subconlnlding plan Included lndlred costs In lhe gcal. BLOCK810a througtl18: lklder "Curront Goal." enter the dcllar and percent goals In each calagay (SS, SDS WOSB, 1/0SB, ....-1-<llsebled VOSB, and HUI!Zone sB) hill the subcontmoling plan ~~t!";.=~~M'!.th.:su~=~=.:c.~~~ llflsllnll! golls In Block 19. The amounts antered In Blocks 10.. thrwltl 16 should reftect the mised golls.) There ara no goals fer Blocks 17 and 18. Under"Adull! Cumulatlvej" enter aduelsubccnllacl actllevemenls (dollars and perQelll korn the illcellllon d the ccntra.:t lllrwghthedeledtheropOrtshoWII In Block4. In eeseswheralndred cools are inctudad, the amounts should lhctude bolh drad awards and an appropriate prorated portim cllndract awards. the doller amounts repaled under "Actual Cumutatille" rrust be far lhe ssme period ofUme as t h e - amounts shown under "Current Goal." For a contract wltll opllo!IS.Ihe c:urrent goal sh<lllld l8jli'8SIIllt the aggregate goll since lhe lncep1kln d the C«<lracl. For example, If the con1rsc1or Is submllllhg the rep at Olrlng Oj:lllon 2 of a mulllpleyeer oonlnlcl, the current goel wculd be the cumJialiw goal far llle !:Ia sa porlod plus the goal fer Opllcn 1 end llle goll for Opllcn2. 4. This mpartls raqulred far each CCIIInlcl containing a su-.c&ng plan and mustbesu-edlolhe · - - CCIIInlcllngoJRcer(ACO)or ccnlnlding oJRcerlfno/lCO Is assigned, semi-annually, during CCIIInlcl l*farmanee for the periods ended March 31st and Stptembar 30111. A sepanote reporlls required far each ccnlnld el ccnlnld CCl!njllellcn. Repoots are lile 30 days after the dose d eech rwporang pellod unless otherwise dreded by the contracting oflcw. Reports are required when due, 18gen:less Q'whelberlllere has been any IJUbconlnu:llng aciMiy since the JncepUon d the CCIIInlcl or sincellle pHNicus rep«~. 5. OnlY subconlnlds lnvoMng performance In the Un&ed SJalea or lis ~~~ areas should be Included In lllls reporlwilhllle e!Cceplion of subCCIIInlcls under a BLOCK 10ll: ~atlllsubconlnlds awsrded toSBs lnctudng subcontl'lds CCIIInlciiiWirded by llle State Department or any other agen~ that has lo SOBs, WOSS, VOSS, seN!ce-dsabled VOSB, and HUBZcna SBs. stllluklly or 181Julalory aulhorly lo raqulra subconlnldlng plans for subconlrads For 000, NASA. end Coast Qlard conlnldi,IDSillUilsubconlradlng awardS performed GUtslde llle United stales and Is cullylng areas. to HBCUs and Mls. InClude subconlradl awarded loANCs and lnllsn ll1beS that aro net smal businesses and that aro net cerllfied by the SBA as soes 6. Pulllh- hills corporation, COI!l'BDY. or subdvlslon that is an dilate d whera ycu hava been designlled to racelve lllelr SB 111d SDS credit Wllera llle pllmclaubCCIIInlclor are JKil included In lhls mpart. ycur COfi1I8FIY and dher ~les hiMI been designated by an ANC or 1. Subconlract award diiJa rapoded on this farm by prima conlnlctorsl lndfen lllbe to~ SB end SOB cl8dHfor • subccnlnld awarded to the SUbcCIIInlclors sha& be lmlled to awards made to their Immediate subconl!raclors. ANC or Indian Ill be, ropo~t onlY lha pallm dthelotal amount d the Cleclllllllllllll be liken for awards made to lowerlier subccnllactors unless ycu subccnllad that has been desl;neted lo ycur company. hava been designated to receive en SB and SOB credt korn an lfaska Naliw Colpomlion (ANC) or Indian tribe. BLOCK 10b: Reportllll su~ awarded to lmga businesses tLBs) and 8. FAR 19.703 salsfarlhllllleiiQibiiiY requlnlments farpmtlclpellng In lhe any olhlll'than-smalll:lllm-. Do net InClude subeclllrads swerdlld to su-.c&ngpn>gnun. ANCs and lndan lrlbas lhat have been rapaled In 101. llbove. 9. Aclual echlevmlenls must be reporled on the same basis as the golls set BLOCK 101:: ~atcnlhls llnathelolal of Ill subccnlnlctsiiWirded farlhln the conlrac:l. For ...,mple, If goeiS In llle plen do nat lnctuda lndlracl under this ccnlnld(lheSIIm ofHnes 101.and 10b). end.,.....ead Items, the achl_,_ls """""on this ropoltshould nat BLOCKS 11 ·1 8: Each ollhese Items Is a subcllegory d Block 10a. Ncle lnctuda them either. thelln some cases the Slll1lll dollars mey be reported In mara lhan one blod< 8P!CII'IC IN8TRUC'IION8 {e.g .. SOBs <1M1ed byW<ll!len orveklrans). BLOCK 2: For lhe Conlnlclor ldenllllcallcn Number, enter Iiiii nlne-<lglt I!ILOCK 11: Repoll aU subccnllacls ""'ardedlo SOBs QnctudngWOSS, Data Unillersal Numbering System (DUNS) nurd>orlllal ideniiJies llle VOSS. seroice-disabled VOSBs. and HUBZone SB SOBs). Include specilc coninoclor ostablfstunent. lflharo Is no DUNS number awilatlle subccnllacls awarded lo ANCs and Indian tribes lhat h,_ not been certlled lbetldenlllles the axact neme and address en!Bed In Block 1. contact Dun by SBAas SOBs whlra ycu hava been designated to racelve their SOB and -lnfarmallcn SeMceset 1-888-70s.5711 or via the lntemet credl. 'Miera yau company and other COI!l'llnles h""" been desl;nated by at hllp;/lwww.dnb.oom. Tha conllaclor shculd be prope!lld to piO\IIdethe an ANC or indian !Jibe lo racelvethelr SOB credl far 11 subccnlraciiiWIIrded follGWing inf'ormatlon: (I) Compeny legll business nome. (II) Trodeslyle, lo lila ANC or lndlllllrllle, repoll onlY the partlcn oflllelolallmounl of the doing business. or other name bywhleh ycur enllly lsClUillllOilly subccnlnlcl that has been deslgnetedto ya~r company. For DeO, NASA. and RI(:OIInized. (Ill) eon.>eny physlcel sb:eel eddrass, dty, state end ZIP Coast Qlard ccntracls, lndllde subeonllaoling awallls to HBCUs and Mls. Coda. (lv) Company melllng eddJus, dty, stala and ZIP Coda (If separate hill pbyslcll). (v) Coq>enylelephcne number. (vi) Data the COI!l'llny BLOCK 12: Report aft subccnlrads awarded lo WOSBs On eluding SOBs. -s started. (1111) Number of amptoyees Ill yau loclllon. (viii) Chief VOSBs (lnclvdng seNlce-dsib!ed 1/0SBs). and HUIIZ<Ine SBs that are oxeculiw oJRcerlkey manager. (lx) Uned business (lnduslly). (X) lllsoWOSSs). Coqlany Headquarters nemeand addrass (rwporting Allallonshlp wlhln BLOCK 13: (Fer conllaels wllll DoD, NASA. snd Cout Guard): Ropolt l/IXII' ently). all subconllacls with HBCUsiMis. c~ the cdunm under "Current Goal" only lOt! en the subconlradlng pllln eslabfishas a goll. BLOCK 14: Repoll a.H subC«<Iracts awarded to HUI!Zone Sl!s (IIICiudng on th WOSBs. VOSI!s (lndudng Hnltce-dl&bled VOSBs), and SOBs thll are also HUBZone SSs). BLOCK 5: Check whelber lhls ropolt Is a "Regular,• "Final," andfor "Rillllsed" BLOCK 15: ~at aiiiiUbconlrads awsrded lo 1/0SBs including ..vlce18porl. A "Finaa" . _ t should be checked onlY If the CCIIInlclor has completed diHbled 1/0SBs {and lncudng SOBs. WOSBs. and HUBZone SBs that aro the CCIIInlcl or subconlnlct mparlad In Block 7. A "Reeiised" mpartls a chenga also VOSBs). to a repoll pnwlously submlllad for the same period. BLOCK 18: ~at allsuboonllaels awarded to seMce-diHble4 V0SBs (lncludng soes, WOSBs, and HUBZcne SBs that ara ll!so SIIIVIce-diHbkld BLOCK B: ldanllfy lila daperlmenlor ~~~~ llllmlnlslertngthellllljorlly of subconllactlng plans. VOSSs). Howe-. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:24 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\02JYR3.SGM 02JYR3 ER02JY15.097</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES STANDARD FORM 284 (REV. 1012015) PAGE3 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 38305 BLOCK 17: Repa:td subc<lnlm:ls awardeGioAI!!Cs and Indian lllbeslllatare repated In Block 11, but haw net been certHied by SBAasSDBs. BLOCK 18: Report aD subc<lnlm:ls awarded to NICs and Indian tribes thai...,III)>CI'Ied In Block 10., but ...., net small busln-s. BLOCK 18: Enter a stlort narrall>le exptanllicn if (a) 88, SOB, WOSB, voss. ~sabltd\IOSB, cr HU~cne SB accomp!llllmm r.u b4ik~W that Wbktl Wllllld be expected using s slnlg,J.Jine )li"Ciedlcn r:l gOlds throughtlleperlodofconllactperfclmance; or (b) lflhl$li a final report, any one cf the sllc goals were net met. DEFINiliONS DI8TRIBUnoN 01' THIS REPORT For the AWIIldlnG Agency or Contrador: The ortdnel ccpy cf this report sllculd be ~ded to the contredlna ollie..- 8i the agency cr ....tractor ldentlllid in Block 8. Fer conlraofs ='~~~sll~~~~dedJ~~~ Ma.._..ent Area ~llms (DC~olllce. For the and BullnessAdmlmlriiiGn ISEIA): A ccpy of this report must bo pi'O\'Ided to !lie cegnlz!lnt Comrnemal Maillet~ (CMRj at !lie time of I oCmplllnce mlew. ft Js fWJ;:!:Ifrryto mill the SF 294to SBA unlesS speclllcally requaslad VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:24 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\02JYR3.SGM 02JYR3 ER02JY15.098</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES STANDARD FORM 294 (REV. 1012015) PAGE 4 38306 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 127 / Thursday, July 2, 2015 / Rules and Regulations contracting officer if the contractor becomes an inverted domestic corporation, or a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation, during performance of the contract. One respondent submitted a comment in response to the proposed rule. [FR Doc. 2015–16206 Filed 7–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–C DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 1 and 52 [FAC 2005–83; FAR Case 2015–006; Item II; Docket No. 2015–0006, Sequence No. 1] RIN 9000–AM85 A. Summary of Significant Changes There is no change from the proposed rule in response to the public comment received. Federal Acquisition Regulation; Prohibition on Contracting With Inverted Domestic Corporations— Representation and Notification Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCIES: DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require additional actions by contractors to assist contracting officers in ensuring compliance with the Governmentwide statutory prohibition on the use of appropriated (or otherwise made available) funds for contracts with any foreign incorporated entity that is an inverted domestic corporation or to any subsidiary of such entity. DATES: Effective: November 1, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael O. Jackson, Procurement Analyst, at 202–208–4949, for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202–501–4755. Please cite FAC 2005–83, FAR Case 2015–006. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES I. Background DoD, GSA, and NASA published a proposed rule in the Federal Register at 79 FR 74558 on December 15, 2014, to revise the provisions of the FAR that address the continuing Governmentwide statutory prohibition (in effect since fiscal year 2008) on the use of appropriated (or otherwise made available) funds for contracts with any foreign incorporated entity that is an inverted domestic corporation (under section 835 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, codified at 6 U.S.C. 395) or any subsidiary of such entity. The rule modifies the existing representation and adds a requirement to notify the VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:24 Jul 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 II. Discussion and Analysis The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (the Councils) reviewed the comments in the development of the final rule. A discussion of the comments is provided as follows: B. Analysis of Public Comments Comment: The respondent stated that a particular contract is in violation of Federal law, because the contractor merged with a corporation outside the United States. Response: The Councils are not enforcement agencies, and are not in a position to assess whether the merger of two companies resulted in an entity that meets all the criteria in the applicable definition of ‘‘inverted domestic corporation.’’ This comment does not address the substance of the proposed rule, which proposed to require additional actions by contractors to assist contracting officers in ensuring compliance with the Governmentwide statutory prohibition on the use of appropriated (or otherwise made available) funds for contracts with any foreign incorporated entity that is an inverted domestic corporation (under 6 U.S.C. 395) or to any subsidiary of such entity. Contractors with the modified clause in their contracts will be required to make a positive representation with the offer as to their status as an inverted domestic corporation, and notify the contracting officer if they become an inverted domestic corporation during contract performance, as defined in the statute. The contracting activity will take appropriate action if the contractor notifies the Government in accordance with the clause that it has become an inverted domestic corporation, or if investigation by the appropriate Government agency determines that the contractor became an inverted domestic corporation during contract performance and failed to notify the Government of its change in status. III. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 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, GSA, and NASA certify that this rule will not 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 this rule will only impact an offeror that is an inverted domestic corporation or a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation and wants to do business with the Government. It is expected that the number of small entities impacted by this rule will be minimal. Small business concerns are unlikely to have been incorporated in the United States (or, if a partnership, established in the United States) and then subsequently incorporated in a foreign country; the major participants in these transactions are reportedly large multinational corporations. For the definition of ‘‘small business’’, the Regulatory Flexibility Act refers to the Small Business Act, which in turn allows the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator to specify detailed definitions or standards (5 U.S.C. 601(3) and 15 U.S.C. 632(a)). The SBA regulations at 13 CFR 121.105 discuss who is a small business: ‘‘(a)(1) Except for small agricultural cooperatives, a business concern eligible for assistance from SBA as a small business is a business entity organized for profit, with a place of business located in the United States, and which operates primarily within the United States or which makes a significant contribution to the U.S. economy through payment of taxes or use of American products, materials or labor’’. V. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) applies. The rule contains information collection requirements. OMB has cleared this information collection requirement under OMB Control Number 9000–0190, E:\FR\FM\02JYR3.SGM 02JYR3

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION; 48 CFR Parts 1, 2, 
3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 30, 42, 
50, 52, and 53

[FAC 2005-83; FAR Case 2014-022; Item I; Docket No. 2014-0022, Sequence 
No. 1]
RIN 9000-AM80


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Inflation Adjustment of 
Acquisition-Related Thresholds

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing this final rule amending the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the inflation 
adjustment of acquisition-related dollar thresholds. A statute requires 
an adjustment every five years of acquisition-related thresholds for 
inflation using the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, 
except for the Construction Wage Rate Requirements statute (formerly 
Davis-Bacon Act), Service Contract Labor Standards statute, and trade 
agreements thresholds. DoD, GSA, and NASA have also used the same 
methodology to adjust nonstatutory FAR acquisition-related thresholds.

DATES: Effective: October 1, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael O. Jackson, Procurement 
Analyst, at 202-208-4949, for clarification of content. For information 
pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory 
Secretariat at 202-501-4755. Please cite FAC 2005-83, FAR Case 2014-
022.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    This rule amends multiple FAR parts to further implement 41 U.S.C. 
1908. Section 1908 requires an adjustment every five years (on October 
1 of each year evenly divisible by five) of statutory acquisition-
related thresholds for inflation, using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) 
for all urban consumers, except for the Construction Wage Rate 
Requirements statute (Davis-Bacon Act), Service Contract Labor 
Standards statute, and trade agreements thresholds (see FAR 1.109). As 
a matter of policy, DoD, GSA, and NASA also use the same methodology to 
adjust nonstatutory FAR acquisition-related thresholds.
    DoD, GSA, and NASA published a proposed rule in the Federal 
Register at 79 FR 70141 on November 25, 2014. The preamble to the 
proposed rule contained detailed explanation of--
     What an acquisition-related threshold is;
     What acquisition-related thresholds are not subject to 
escalation adjustment under this case;
     How the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council and the 
Civilian Agency Acquisition Council (Councils) analyze statutory and 
non-statutory acquisition-related thresholds; and
     The effect of this rule on the most heavily-used 
thresholds.
    Two respondents submitted comments on the proposed rule, which are 
addressed in the following section. The final rule has been coordinated 
with the Department of Labor and the Small Business Administration in 
areas of the regulation for which they are the lead agency.

II. Discussion and Analysis

    The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition 
Regulations Council (the Councils) reviewed the comments in the 
development of the final rule. A discussion of the comments is provided 
as follows:

A. Summary of Changes Between the Proposed Rule and the Final Rule.

    Although there were no changes between the proposed rule and the 
final rule as the result of public comments, some of the thresholds in 
the final rule are lower than proposed, due to lower inflation than was 
projected at the time of publication of the proposed rule.
    There is no change in the final rule from the proposed frequently-
used thresholds identified in the proposed rule:
     The micro-purchase base threshold of $3,000 (FAR 2.101) is 
increased to $3,500.
     The simplified acquisition threshold (FAR 2.101) of 
$150,000 is unchanged.
     The FedBizOpps preaward and post-award notices (FAR part 
5) remain at $25,000 because of trade agreements.
     The threshold for use of simplified acquisition procedures 
for acquisition of commercial items (FAR 13.500) is raised from $6.5 
million to $7 million.
     The cost or pricing data threshold (FAR 15.403-4) and the 
statutorily equivalent Cost Accounting Standard threshold are raised 
from $700,000 to $750,000.
     The prime contractor subcontracting plan (FAR 19.702) 
floor is raised from $650,000 to $700,000, and the construction 
threshold of $1,500,000 stays the same.
     The threshold for reporting first-tier subcontract 
information including executive compensation will increase from $25,000 
to $30,000 (FAR subpart 4.14 and section 52.204-10).
    The URL for the location of the current matrix of threshold 
escalation is provided at FAR 1.109(d).

B. Analysis of Public Comments

1. Inclusion of Specific Dollar Thresholds in Clauses
    Comment: One respondent was of the opinion that when a dollar 
threshold is stated in the body of the clause, the threshold applies 
for the life of the contract, but if the clause instead refers to the 
threshold in the underlying FAR text, the threshold in the clause would 
automatically adjust when there was a change to the threshold in the 
FAR text.
    Response: The Councils note that the Definitions clause at FAR 
52.202-1, as prescribed at FAR 2.201, is to be included in all 
solicitations and contracts that exceed the simplified acquisition 
threshold. This clause specifies that, with a few limited exceptions, 
when a solicitation provision or contract clause uses a word or term 
that is defined in the FAR, the word or term has the same meaning as 
that definition in FAR 2.101 in effect at the time the solicitation was 
issued. Therefore, since the dollar value of the simplified acquisition 
threshold is included in the definition of ``simplified acquisition 
threshold'' in FAR part 2, the dollar threshold that is in effect at 
the time of issuance of the solicitation stays in effect for the life 
of the contract, unless the contracting parties agree otherwise.
    Likewise, when a clause refers to a threshold in the FAR that is 
not included in a definition, the Councils generally presume that the 
threshold stays fixed for the life of the contract, unless the parties 
specify otherwise.
    Therefore, it should not create discrepancies, whether a clause 
includes the dollar threshold, or references a definition or other text 
in the FAR to establish the value of the threshold.
2. Rounding Methodology
    Comment: One respondent noted an apparent disproportionate 
inflation adjustment between the lower and higher dollar thresholds, 
particularly in the under $1 million range. The respondent suggested 
that Congress should use smaller dollar intervals to analyze the 
adjustment, or adjustments more frequent than every five years.
    Response: The Councils have adjusted the thresholds in accordance 
with the statutory requirement, and cannot use different dollar 
intervals or adjustment periods unless Congress amends the statute.

C. Other Changes

1. Some Lower Thresholds in Final Rule
    The proposed rule was based on a projected CPI of 245 for March 
2015. The final rule is based on an actual CPI of 236.119 for March 
2015. The CPI as of the end of March, six months before the effective 
date of the rule, is used as the cutoff in order to allow time for 
approval and publication of the final rule.
    Because the actual CPI index for March 2015 is about ten points 
lower than the CPI index projected for that date at the time of the 
proposed rule, thresholds of at least 10 million dollars are generally 
proportionally lower than the proposed thresholds. Thresholds of less 
than $10 million are frequently unchanged, due to rounding.
2. Thresholds Related to Substantial Bundling
    The thresholds at FAR 7.107(b) are nonstatutory thresholds passed 
based on policy, which were previously escalated by the FAR Council in 
October 2010. However, subsequent to the publication of the proposed 
rule under this FAR case 2014-022, the Councils became aware that the 
Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a final rule in the Federal 
Register at 78 FR 61114 on October 2, 2013, entitled ``Acquisition 
process: Task and Delivery Order Contracts, Bundling, Consolidation'', 
which incorporated these thresholds into the SBA regulations at 13 CFR 
125.2(d)(2)(ii). It is therefore now outside the authority of

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the FAR Council to escalate these thresholds, unless SBA first revises 
their regulations.
3. Cost Accounting Standards Threshold
    By law (41 U.S.C. 1502(b)(1)(B)), the threshold for application of 
the Cost Accounting Standards equals the threshold of cost or pricing 
data, as escalated. The proposed rule included escalation of the cost 
or pricing data threshold from $700,000 to $750,000, which is retained 
in the final rule. Therefore, the final rule also includes equivalent 
escalation of the Cost Accounting Standards threshold at FAR 30.201-4 
and the clauses at 52.230-1 through 52.230-5 from $700,000 to $750,000.

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, GSA, and NASA have prepared a Final Regulatory Flexibility 
Analysis (FRFA) consistent with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 
U.S.C. 601, et seq. The FRFA is summarized as follows:

    This final rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to 
implement 41 U.S.C. 1908 and to amend other acquisition-related 
dollar thresholds that are based on policy rather than statute in 
order to adjust for the changing value of the dollar. 41 U.S.C. 1908 
requires adjustment every five years of statutory acquisition-
related dollar thresholds, except for Construction Wage Rate 
Requirements statute (Davis-Bacon Act), Service Contract Labor 
Standards statute, and trade agreements thresholds. While reviewing 
all statutory acquisition-related thresholds, this case presented an 
opportunity to also review all nonstatutory acquisition-related 
thresholds in the FAR that are based on policy. The objective of the 
case is to maintain the status quo, by adjusting acquisition-related 
thresholds for inflation.
    There were no significant issues raised by the public comments 
in response to the initial regulatory flexibility analysis.
    This rule will likely affect to some extent all small business 
concerns that submit offers or are awarded contracts by the Federal 
Government. However, most of the threshold changes in this rule are 
not expected to have any significant economic impact on small 
business concerns because they are intended to maintain the status 
quo by adjusting for changes in the value of the dollar. Often any 
impact will be beneficial, by preventing burdensome requirements 
from applying to more and more small dollar value acquisitions, 
which are the acquisitions in which small business concerns are most 
likely to participate.
    One threshold change in this rule that may temporarily impact 
small business concerns is the increase of the micro-purchase 
threshold (FAR 2.101) from $3,000 to $3,500. This will temporarily 
narrow the range of acquisitions automatically set aside for small 
business concerns, because the simplified acquisition threshold of 
$150,000 will not increase at this time (although it may increase to 
$200,000 in 2020). To assess the impact of the increase in the 
micro-purchase threshold from $3,000 to $3,500, data was requested 
from the Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation (FPDS-NG). 
For Fiscal Year 2013, there were 83,951 contracts and calls/orders 
between $3,000 and $3,500, with a value of $272,567,926. Of these 
actions, 34,828 (value of $113,280,333) went to small business 
concerns. We expect that many of these awards will still go to small 
business concerns, even if there is no longer a requirement to 
automatically set the procurement aside for small business concerns.
    The rule does not impose any new reporting, recordkeeping, or 
compliance requirements. Changes in thresholds for approved 
information collection requirements are intended to maintain the 
status quo and prevent those requirements from increasing over time.
    There are no practical alternatives that will accomplish the 
objectives of the statute.

    Interested parties may obtain a copy of the FRFA from the 
Regulatory Secretariat. The Regulatory Secretariat has submitted a copy 
of the FRFA to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business 
Administration.

V. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does apply. The changes to the FAR do 
not impose new information collection requirements that require the 
approval of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under 44 U.S.C. 
3501, et seq. By adjusting the thresholds for inflation, the status quo 
for the current information collection requirements are maintained 
under the following OMB clearance numbers: 9000-0006, titled: 
Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract Report (SF 294); 9000-0007, 
titled: Summary Subcontract Report; 9000-0027, titled: Value 
Engineering Requirements; FAR Sections Affected: Subparts 48.1 and 
48.2; 52.248-2 and 52.248-3. 9000-0094, titled: Debarment and 
Suspension; 9000-0164, titled: Contractor Business Ethics Compliance 
Program and Disclosure Requirements; 9000-0177, titled: Reporting 
Executive Compensation and First-tier Subcontract Awards; 1250-0004, 
titled: OFCCP Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements--38 U.S.C. 4212, 
Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended; 
and 1293-0005, titled: Federal Contractor Veterans Employment Report, 
VETS-100/VETS-100A.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 
13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 30, 42, 50, 52, and 53

    Government procurement.

    Dated: June 18, 2015.
William F. Clark,
Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.

    Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA amend 48 CFR parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 
8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 30, 42, 50, 52, and 53 as 
set forth below:

0
1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 
12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 30, 42, 50, 52, and 53 continues to 
read as follows:

    Authority:  40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 51 
U.S.C. 20113.

PART 1--FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM


1.109  [Amended]

0
2. Amend section 1.109 by removing from paragraph (d) ``FAR Case 2008-
024'' and adding ``FAR Case 2014-022'' in its place.

PART 2--DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND TERMS

0
3. Amend section 2.101, in paragraph (b)(2) by--
0
a. Revising paragraph (1) of the definition ``Major System'';
0
b. In the definition ``Micro-purchase threshold'' by removing from the 
introductory text ``$3,000'' and adding ``$3,500'' in its place; and 
removing from paragraph (3)(i) ``$15,000'' and adding ``$20,000'' in 
its place;
0
c. In the definition ``Simplified acquisition threshold'' by removing 
from the introductory text ``$150,000,'' and adding ``$150,000 (41 
U.S.C. 134),'' in its place; and
0
d. In the definition ``Small business subcontractor'' by removing from 
paragraphs (1) and (2) ``$10,000'' and adding ``$15,000'' in their 
places.
    The revision reads as follows.

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2.101  Definitions.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (2) * * *
    Major system * * *
    (1) The Department of Defense is responsible for the system and the 
total expenditures for research, development, test, and evaluation for 
the system are estimated to be more than $185 million based on Fiscal 
Year 2014 constant dollars or the eventual total expenditure for the 
acquisition exceeds $835 million based on Fiscal Year 2014 constant 
dollars (or any update of these thresholds based on a more recent 
fiscal year, as specified in the DoD Instruction 5000.02, ``Operation 
of the Defense Acquisition System'');
* * * * *

PART 3--IMPROPER BUSINESS PRACTICES AND PERSONAL CONFLICTS OF 
INTEREST


3.1004  [Amended]

0
4. Amend section 3.1004 by removing from paragraphs (a), (b)(1)(i), and 
(b)(3) ``$5,000,000'' and adding ``$5.5 million'' in their places.

PART 4--ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS


4.605  [Amended]

0
5. Amend section 4.605 by removing from paragraphs (c)(2)(i) and 
(c)(2)(ii) ``$25,000'' and adding ``$30,000'' in their places.


4.1102  [Amended]

0
6. Amend section 4.1102 by removing from paragraph (a)(6) ``$25,000'' 
and adding ``$30,000'' in its place.


4.1401  [Amended]

0
7. Amend section 4.1401 by removing from paragraph (a) ``$25,000'' and 
adding ``$30,000'' in its place.

0
8. Amend section 4.1403 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows:


4.1403  Contract clause.

    (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, the 
contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.204-10, Reporting 
Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards, in all 
solicitations and contracts of $30,000 or more.
* * * * *

PART 6--COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS


6.204  [Amended]

0
9. Amend section 6.204 by removing from paragraph (b) ``$20 million'' 
and adding ``$22 million'' in its place.


6.302-5  [Amended]

0
10. Amend section 6.302-5 by removing from paragraphs (b)(4) and 
(c)(2)(iii) ``$20 million'' and adding ``$22 million'' in their places.


6.303-1  [Amended]

0
11. Amend section 6.303-1 by removing from paragraph (b), introductory 
text, ``$20 million'' and adding ``$22 million'' in its place.


6.303-2  [Amended]

0
12. Amend section 6.303-2 by removing from the introductory text of 
paragraphs (b) and (d) ``$20 million'' and adding ``$22 million'' in 
their places.


6.304  [Amended]

0
13. Amend section 6.304 by--
0
a. Removing from paragraph (a)(1) ``$650,000'' and adding ``$700,000'' 
in its place;
0
b. Removing from paragraph (a)(2) ``$650,000'' and ``$12.5 million'' 
and adding ``$700,000'' and ``$13.5 million'' in their places, 
respectively;
0
c. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (a)(3) ``$12.5 
million'', ``$62.5 million'', and ``85.5 million'' and adding ``$13.5 
million'', ``$68 million'', and ``$93 million'' in their places, 
respectively; and
0
d. Removing from paragraph (a)(4) ``$62.5 million'' and ``$85.5 
million'' and adding ``$68 million'' and ``$93 million'' in their 
places, respectively.

PART 7--ACQUISITION PLANNING


7.104  [Amended]

0
14. Amend section 7.104 by--
0
a. Removing from paragraph (d)(2)(i)(A) ``$8 million'' and adding ``$9 
million'' in its place; and
0
b. Removing from paragraph (d)(2)(i)(B) ``$6 million'' and adding 
``$6.5 million'' in its place.


7.107  [Amended]

0
15. Amend section 7.107 by removing from paragraph (b)(1) ``$94 
million'' and adding ``$102 million'' in its place; and removing from 
paragraph (b)(2) ``$9.4 million'' and ``$94 million'' and adding 
``$10.2 million'' and ``$102 million'' in their places, respectively.

PART 8--REQUIRED SOURCES OF SUPPLIES AND SERVICES


8.404  [Amended]

0
16. Amend section 8.404 by removing from paragraph (b)(2) ``$500,000'' 
and adding ``$550,000'' in its place.

0
17. Amend section 8.405-3 by--
0
a. Removing from paragraphs (a)(3)(ii) and (a)(3)(iii) ``$103 million'' 
and adding ``$112 million'' in their places; and
0
b. Revising paragraph (a)(7)(v).
    The revision reads as follows:


8.405-3  Blanket purchase agreements (BPAs).

    (a) * * *
    (7) * * *
    (v) Determination for a single-award BPA exceeding $112 million, if 
applicable (see (a)(3)(ii)) of this section);
* * * * *


8.405-6  [Amended]

0
18. Amend section 8.405-6 by--
0
a. Removing from paragraph (d)(1) ``$650,000'' and adding ``$700,000'' 
in its place;
0
b. Removing from paragraph (d)(2) ``$650,000'' and ``$12.5 million'' 
and adding ``$700,000'' and ``$13.5 million'' in their places, 
respectively;
0
c. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (d)(3) ``$12.5 
million'', ``$62.5 million'', and ``$85.5 million'', and adding ``$13.5 
million'', ``$68 million'' and ``$93 million'' in their places, 
respectively; and
0
d. Removing from paragraph (d)(4) ``$62.5 million'' and ``$85.5 
million'' and adding ``$68 million'' and ``$93 million'' in their 
places, respectively.

PART 9--CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS


9.104-5  [Amended]

0
19. Amend section 9.104-5 by removing from paragraph (a)(2) ``$3,000'' 
and adding ``$3,500'' in its place.


9.104-7  [Amended]

0
20. Amend section 9.104-7 by removing from paragraphs (b) and (c)(1) 
``$500,000'' and adding ``$550,000'' in their places.


9.405-2  [Amended]

0
21. Amend section 9.405-2 by removing from paragraph (b) ``$30,000'' 
and adding ``$35,000'' in their places (twice).


9.406-2  [Amended]

0
22. Amend section 9.406-2 by removing from paragraph (b)(1)(v) 
``$3,000'' and adding ``$3,500'' in its place.


9.407-2  [Amended]

0
23. Amend section 9.407-2 by removing from paragraph (a)(7) ``$3,000'' 
and adding ``$3,500'' in its place.

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9.409  [Amended]

0
24. Amend section 9.409 by removing ``$30,000'' and adding ``$35,000'' 
in its place.

PART 10--MARKET RESEARCH


10.001  [Amended]

0
25. Amend section 10.001 by removing from paragraph (d) ``$5 million'' 
and adding ``$5.5 million'' in its place.


10.003  [Amended]

0
26. Amend section 10.003 by removing ``$5 million'' and adding ``$5.5 
million'' in its place.

PART 12--ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS


12.102  [Amended]

0
27. Amend section 12.102 by removing from the introductory text of 
paragraph (f)(2) ``$17.5 million'' and adding ``$19 million'' in its 
place.


12.203  [Amended]

0
28. Amend section 12.203 by removing ``$6.5 million'' and ``$12 
million'' and adding ``$7 million'' and ``$13 million'' in their 
places, respectively.

PART 13--SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES


13.000  [Amended]

0
29. Amend section 13.000 by removing ``$6.5 million'' and ``$12 
million'' and adding ``$7 million'' and ``$13 million'' in their 
places, respectively.


13.003  [Amended]

0
30. Amend section 13.003 by--
0
a. Removing from paragraph (b)(1) ``$3,000'', ``$15,000'', and 
``$300,000'' and adding ``$3,500'', ``$20,000'' and ``$350,000'' in 
their places, respectively;
0
b. Removing from paragraph (c)(1)(ii) ``$6.5 million'' and ``$12 
million'' and adding ``$7 million'' and ``$13 million'' in their 
places, respectively; and
0
c. Removing from paragraph (g)(2) ``$6.5 million'' and ``$12 million'' 
and adding ``$7 million'' and ``$13 million'' in their places, 
respectively.


13.005  [Amended]

0
31. Amend section 13.005 by removing from paragraph (a)(2) ``$30,000'' 
and adding ``$35,000'' in its place.


13.106-1  [Amended]

0
32. Amend section 13.106-1 by removing from paragraphs (c)(2) and (d) 
``$30,000'' and adding ``$25,000'' in their places.


13.201  [Amended]

0
33. Amend section 13.201 by removing from paragraph (g)(1)(i) 
``$15,000'' and adding ``$20,000'' in its place.


13.303-5  [Amended]

0
34. Amend section 13.303-5 by--
0
a. Removing from paragraph (b)(1) ``$6.5 million'' and ``$12 million'' 
and adding ``$7 million'' and ``$13 million'' in in their places, 
respectively; and
0
b. Removing from paragraph (b)(2) ``$6.5 million'' and ``$12 million'' 
and adding ``$7 million'' and ``$13 million'' in their places, 
respectively.


13.402  [Amended]

0
35. Amend section 13.402 by removing from paragraph (a) ``$30,000'' and 
adding ``$35,000'' in its place.


13.500  [Amended]

0
36. Amend section 13.500 by--
0
a. Removing from paragraph (a) ``$6.5 million'' and ``$12 million'' and 
adding ``$7 million'' and ``$13 million'' in their places, 
respectively; and
0
b. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (c) ``$12 million'' 
and adding ``$13 million'' in its place.


13.501  [Amended]

0
37. Amend section 13.501 by--
0
a. Removing from paragraph (a)(2)(i) ``$650,000'' and adding 
``$700,000'' in its place;
0
b. Removing from paragraph (a)(2)(ii) ''$650,000'' and ``$12.5 
million'' and adding ``$700,000'' and ``$13.5 million'' in their 
places, respectively;
0
c. Removing from paragraph (a)(2)(iii) ''$12.5 million'', ``$62.5 
million'', and ``$85.5 million'' and adding ``$13.5 million'', ``$68 
million'', and ``$93 million'' in their places, respectively; and
0
d. Removing from paragraph (a)(2)(iv) ''$62.5 million'' and ``$85.5 
million'' and adding ``$68 million'' and ``$93 million'' in their 
places, respectively.

PART 15--CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION


15.403-1  [Amended]

0
38. Amend section 15.403-1 by removing from paragraph (c)(3)(iv) 
``$17.5 million'' and adding ``$19 million'' in its place.


15.403-4  [Amended]

0
39. Amend section 15.403-4 by removing from the introductory text of 
paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(1)(iii) ``$700,000'' and adding ``$750,000'' 
in its place.


15.404-3  [Amended]

0
40. Amend section 15.404-3 by removing from paragraph (c)(1)(i) ``$12.5 
million'' and adding ``$13.5 million'' in its place.


15.407-2  [Amended]

0
41. Amend section 15.407-2 by removing from paragraph (c)(1) and the 
introductory text of paragraph (c)(2) ``$12.5 million'' and adding 
``$13.5 million'' in their places.


15.408  [Amended]

0
42. Amend section 15.408 in Table 15-2, ``II. Cost Elements'' which 
follows paragraph (n)(2)(iii), by removing from paragraph ``A(2)'' 
``$12.5 million'' and adding ``$13.5 million'' in its place.

PART 16--TYPES OF CONTRACTS


16.503  [Amended]

0
43. Amend section 16.503 by removing from paragraph (b)(2) ``$103 
million'' and adding ``$112 million'' in its place; and removing from 
paragraph (d)(1) ``$12.5 million'' and adding ``$13.5 million'' in its 
place.


16.504  [Amended]

0
44. Amend section 16.504 by--
0
a. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (c)(1)(ii)(D)(1) 
``$103 million'' and adding ``$112 million'' in its place;
0
b. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (c)(1)(ii)(D)(3) 
``$103 million'' and adding ``$112 million'' in its place; and removing 
from the end of the paragraph the colon and adding an em dash in its 
place;
0
c. Removing from the end of paragraph (c)(1)(ii)(D)(3)(i) the period 
and adding ``; and'' in its place; and
0
d. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (c)(2)(i) ``$12.5 
million'' and adding ``$13.5 million'' in its place.


16.505  [Amended]

0
45. Amend section 16.505 by--
0
a. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (a)(4)(iii)(A) 
``$25,000'' and adding ``$30,000'' in its place;
0
b. Removing from paragraph (b)(1)(i) ``$3,000'' and adding ``$3,500'' 
in its place;
0
c. Removing from the paragraph (b)(1)(iv) ``$5 million'' and ``$5 
million'' and adding ``$5.5 million'' and ``$5.5 million'' in their 
places, respectively;
0
d. Removing from paragraph (b)(2)(i) ``$3,000'' and adding ``$3,500'' 
in its place;
0
e. Removing from the heading of paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(A) ``$3,000'' and 
adding ``$3,500'' in its place;

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0
f. Removing from the paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(C)(1) ``$650,000'' and adding 
``$700,000'' in its place;
0
g. Removing from paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(C)(2) ``$650,000'' and ``$12.5 
million'' and adding ``$700,000'' and ``13.5 million'' in their places, 
respectively;
0
h. Removing from paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(C)(3) ``$12.5 million'', ``$62.5 
million'', and ``$85.5 million'' and adding ``13.5 million'', ``68 
million'', and ``93 million'' in their places, respectively;
0
i. Removing from paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(C)(4) ``$62.5 million'' and 
``$85.5 million'' and adding ``68 million'' and ``93 million'' in their 
places, respectively; and
0
j. Removing from the heading of paragraph (b)(6) ``$5 million'' and 
adding ``$5.5 million'' in its place; and removing from the 
introductory text ``$5 million'' and adding ``$5.5 million'' in its 
place.


16.506  [Amended]

0
46. Amend section 16.506 by removing from paragraphs (f) and (g) 
``$12.5 million'' and adding ``$13.5 million'' in their places; and 
removing from paragraph (h) ``$5 million'' and adding ``5.5 million'' 
in its place.

PART 17--SPECIAL CONTRACTING METHODS


17.108  [Amended]

0
47. Amend section 17.108 by removing from paragraph (a) ``$12.5 
million'' and adding ``$13.5 million'' in its place; and removing from 
paragraph (b) ``$125 million'' and adding ``$135.5 million'' in its 
place.


17.500  [Amended]

0
48. Amend section 17.500 by removing from paragraph (c)(2) ``$500,000'' 
and adding ``$550,000'' in its place.

PART 19--SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS


19.203  [Amended]

0
49. Amend section 19.203 by removing from paragraph (b) ``$3,000'' and 
``$15,000'' and adding ``$3,500'' and ``$20,000'' in their places, 
respectively.


19.502-1  [Amended]

0
50. Amend section 19.502-1 by removing from paragraph (b) ``$3,000'' 
and ``$15,000'' and adding ``$3,500'' and ``$20,000'' in their places, 
respectively.


19.502-2  [Amended]

0
51. Amend section 19.502-2 by--
0
a. Removing from paragraph (a) ``$3,000'' and ``$15,000'' and adding 
``$3,500'' and ``$20,000'' in their places, respectively; and
0
b. Removing from the end of paragraph (b) ``that:'' and adding ``that--
'' in its place.


19.702  [Amended]

0
52. Amend section 19.702 by removing from paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(2) 
``$650,000'' and adding ``$700,000'' in their places.


19.704  [Amended]

0
53. Amend section 19.704 by removing from paragraph (a)(9) ``$650,000'' 
and adding ``$700,000'' in its place.


19.708  [Amended]

0
54. Amend section 19.708 by removing from paragraph (b)(1) ``$650,000'' 
and adding ``$700,000'' in its place.


19.805-1  [Amended]

0
55. Amend section 19.805-1 by removing from paragraph (a)(2) ``$6.5 
million'' and adding ``$7 million'' in its place.


19.808-1  [Amended]

0
56. Amend section 19.808-1 by removing from paragraph (a) ``$20 
million'' and adding ``$22 million'' in its place.


19.1306  [Amended]

0
57. Amend section 19.1306 by removing from paragraph (a)(2)(i) ``$6.5 
million'' and adding ``$7 million'' in its place.


19.1406  [Amended]

0
58. Amend section 19.1406 by removing from paragraph (a)(2)(i) ``$6 
million'' and adding ``$6.5 million'' in its place; and removing from 
paragraph (a)(2)(ii) ``$3.5 million'' and adding ``$4 million'' in its 
place.

PART 22--APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT


22.1103  [Amended]

0
59. Amend section 22.1103 by removing ``$650,000'' and adding 
``$700,000'' in its place.


22.1303  [Amended]

0
60. Amend section 22.1303 by removing from paragraphs (a) and (c) 
``$100,000'' and adding ``$150,000'' in their places.


22.1310  [Amended]

0
61. Amend section 22.1310 by removing from paragraph (a)(1) 
``$100,000'' and adding ``$150,000'' in its place.

PART 25--FOREIGN ACQUISITION


25.703-2  [Amended]

0
62. Amend section 25.703-2 by removing from paragraph (a)(2) ``$3,000'' 
and adding ``$3,500'' in its place.


25.703-4  [Amended]

0
63. Amend section 25.703-4 by removing from paragraphs (c)(5)(ii), 
(c)(7)(iii), and (c)(8)(iii) ``$3,000'' and adding ``$3,500'' in their 
places.

PART 28--BONDS AND INSURANCE


28.102-1  [Amended]

0
64. Amend section 28.102-1 by removing from paragraph (b)(1) 
``$30,000'' and adding ``$35,000'' in its place.


28.102-2  [Amended]

0
65. Amend section 28.102-2 by removing from paragraph (c) ``$30,000'' 
and adding ``$35,000'' in its place.


28.102-3   [Amended]

0
66. Amend section 28.102-3 by removing from paragraph (b) ``$30,000'' 
and adding ``$35,000'' in its place.

PART 30--COST ACCOUNTING STANDARDS ADMINISTRATION


30.201-4   [Amended]

0
67. Amend section 30.201-4 by removing from paragraph (b)(1) 
``$700,000'' and adding ``$750,000'' in its place.

PART 42--CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND AUDIT SERVICES


42.709   [Amended]

0
68. Amend section 42.709 by removing from paragraph (b) ``$700,000'' 
and adding ``$750,000'' in its place.


42.709-6   [Amended]

0
69. Amend section 42.709-6 by removing ``$700,000'' and adding 
``$750,000'' in its place.


42.1502   [Amended]

0
70. Amend section 42.1502 by removing from paragraph (e) ``$650,000'' 
and adding ``$700,000'' in its place (twice); and removing from 
paragraph (f) ``$30,000'' and adding ``$35,000'' in its place (twice).

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PART 50--EXTRAORDINARY CONTRACTUAL ACTIONS AND THE SAFETY ACT


50.102-1   [Amended]

0
71. Amend section 50.102-1 by removing from paragraph (b) ``$65,000'' 
and adding ``$70,000'' in its place.


50.102-3   [Amended]

0
72. Amend section 50.102-3 by removing from paragraph (b)(4) ``$31.5 
million'' and adding ``$34 million'' in its place; and removing from 
paragraphs (e)(1)(i) and (e)(1)(ii) ``$65,000'' and adding ``$70,000'' 
in their places.

PART 52--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

0
73. Amend section 52.203-13 by revising the date of clause; and 
removing from paragraph (d)(1) ``$5,000,000'' and adding ``$5.5 
million'' in its place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.203-13   Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct

* * * * *

Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015)

* * * * *

0
74. Amend section 52.203-14 by revising the date of the clause; and 
removing from the introductory text of paragraph (d) ``$5,000,000'' and 
adding ``$5.5 million'' in its place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.203-14   Display of Hotline Poster(s).

* * * * *

Display of Hotline Poster(s) (Oct 2015)

* * * * *

0
75. Amend section 52.204-10 by--
0
a. Revising the date of the clause;
0
b. Removing from paragraphs (d)(2) and (d)(3) ``$25,000'' and adding 
``$30,000'' in their places; and
0
c. Revising paragraph (e).
    The revisions read as follows:


52.204-10   Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract 
Awards.

* * * * *

Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 
2015)

    (e) The Contractor shall not split or break down first-tier 
subcontract awards to a value less than $30,000 to avoid the 
reporting requirements in paragraph (d) of this clause.
* * * * *

0
76. Amend section 52.209-5 by revising the date of the provision; and 
removing from paragraph (a)(1)(i)(D) ``$3,000'' and adding ``$3,500'' 
in its place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.209-5   Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters.

* * * * *

Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Oct 2015)

* * * * *

0
77. Amend section 52.209-6 by revising the date of the clause; and 
removing from paragraphs (b), (c), and (e)(1) ``$30,000'' and adding 
``$35,000'' in their places.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.209-6   Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting 
with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment.

* * * * *

Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting With 
Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Oct 2015)

* * * * *

0
78. Amend section 52.212-1 by revising the date of the provision; and 
removing from paragraph (j) ``$3,000'' and adding ``$3,500'' in its 
place (twice).
    The revision reads as follows:


52.212-1   Instructions to Offerors--Commercial Items.

* * * * *

Instructions to Offerors--Commercial Items (Oct 2015)

* * * * *

0
79. Amend section 52.212-3 by revising the date of the provision; and 
removing from paragraphs (h)(4) and (o)(2)(iii) ``$3,000'' and adding 
``$3,500'' in their places.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.212-3   Offeror Representations and Certifications--Commercial 
Items.

* * * * *

Offeror Representations and Certifications--Commercial Items (Oct 2015)

* * * * *

0
80. Amend section 52.212-5 by--
0
a. Revising the date of the clause;
0
b. Revising paragraphs (b)(2), (b)(4), (b)(8), (b)(17)(i), (b)(17)(iv), 
(b)(29), (b)(31), (b)(34), and (e)(1)(i);
0
c. Removing from paragraph (e)(1)(ii) ``$650,000'' and adding 
``$700,000'' in its place;
0
d. Revising paragraphs (e)(1)(vi), (e)(1)(viii), and (e)(1)(xiv); and
0
e. Amending Alternate II by revising the date of Alternate II and 
paragraphs (e)(1)(ii)(A), (e)(1)(ii)(C), (e)(1)(ii)(F), and 
(e)(1)(ii)(M).
    The revisions read as follows:


52.212-5   Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes 
or Executive Orders--Commercial Items.

* * * * *

Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or 
Executive Orders--Commercial Items (Oct 2015)

* * * * *
    (b) * * *

    __(2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct 
(Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509).
* * * * *
    __(4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier 
Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 
note).
* * * * *
    __(8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When 
Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for 
Debarment. (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).
* * * * *
    __(17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 
2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)).
* * * * *
    __(iv) Alternate III (Oct 2015) of 52.219-9.
* * * * *
    __(29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 
U.S.C. 4212).
* * * * *
    __(31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 
U.S.C. 4212).
* * * * *
    __(34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 
2015). (E. O. 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of 
commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of 
commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.)
* * * * *
    (e)(1) * * *
    (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct 
(Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509).
* * * * *
    (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 
U.S.C. 4212).
* * * * *
    (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 
U.S.C. 4212).
* * * * *
    (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015) 
(E. O. 12989).
* * * * *
    Alternate II (Oct 2015). * * *
* * * * *
    (e)(1) * * *
    (ii) * * *

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    (A) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct 
(Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509).
* * * * *
    (C) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2015) 
(15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer 
further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except 
subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 
million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor 
must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer 
subcontracting opportunities.
* * * * *
    (F) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 
U.S.C. 4212).
* * * * *
    (M) 52.222-4, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015) 
(Executive Order 12989).
* * * * *

0
81. Amend section 52.213-4 by revising the date of the clause and 
paragraphs (a)(2)(viii), (b)(1)(i), (b)(1)(iv), (b)(1)(vi), and 
(b)(2)(i) to read as follows:


52.213-4   Terms and Conditions--Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than 
Commercial Items).

* * * * *

Terms and Conditions--Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial 
Items) (Oct 2015)

* * * * *
    (a) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (viii) 52.244-6, Subcontracts for Commercial Items (Oct 2015).
* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (i) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier 
Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 
note) (Applies to contracts valued at $30,000 or more).
* * * * *
    (iv) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 
U.S.C. 4212) (applies to contracts of $150,000 or more).
* * * * *
    (vi) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 
U.S.C. 4212) (applies to contracts of $150,000 or more).
* * * * *
    (2) * * *
    (i) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When 
Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for 
Debarment (Oct 2015) (Applies to contracts over $35,000).
* * * * *

0
82. Amend section 52.219-9 by--
0
a. Revising the date of the clause;
0
b. Removing from paragraph (d)(9) and paragraph (l)(2)(i)(C) 
``$650,000'' and adding ``$700,000'' in their places;
0
c. Amending Alternate III by--
0
1. Revising the date of Alternate III;
0
2. Removing from paragraph (l)(2)(i)(C) ``$550,000'' and ``$1,000,000'' 
and adding ``$700,000'' and ``$1.5 million'' in their places, 
respectively.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.219-9   Small Business Subcontracting Plan.

* * * * *

Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2015)

* * * * *
    Alternate III (Oct 2015). * * *
* * * * *

0
83. Amend section 52.222-35 by revising the date of the clause; and 
removing from paragraph (c) ``$100,000'' and adding ``$150,000'' in its 
place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.222-35   Equal Opportunity for Veterans.

* * * * *

Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015)

* * * * *

0
84. Amend section 52.222-37 by revising the date of the clause; and 
removing from paragraph (g) ``$100,000'' and adding ``$150,000'' in its 
place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.222-37   Employment Reports on Veterans.

* * * * *

Employment Reports on Veterans (Oct 2015)

* * * * *

0
85. Amend section 52.222-54 by revising the date of the clause; and 
removing from paragraph (e)(2) ``$3,000'' and adding ``$3,500'' in its 
place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.222-54   Employment Eligibility Verification.

* * * * *

Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015)

* * * * *

0
86. Amend section 52.225-25 by revising the date of the provision; and 
removing from paragraph (c)(3) ``$3,000'' and adding ``$3,500'' in its 
place.
    The revision text reads as follows:


52.225-25   Prohibition on Contracting With Entities Engaging in 
Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran--Representation and 
Certifications.

* * * * *

Prohibition on Contracting With Entities Engaging in Certain Activities 
or Transactions Relating to Iran--Representation and Certifications 
(Oct 2015)

* * * * *

0
87. Amend section 52.230-1 by revising the date of the provision; and 
removing from paragraph (a) ``$700,000'' and adding ``$750,000'' in its 
place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.230-1   Cost Accounting Standards Notices and Certification.

* * * * *

Cost Accounting Standards Notices and Certification (Oct 2015)

* * * * *

0
88. Amend section 52.230-2 by revising the date of the clause; and 
removing from paragraph (d) ``$700,000'' and adding ``$750,000'' in its 
place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.230-2  Cost Accounting Standards.

* * * * *

Cost Accounting Standards (Oct 2015)

* * * * *

0
89. Amend section 52.230-3 by revising the date of the clause; and 
removing from paragraph (d)(2) ``$700,000'' and adding ``$750,000'' in 
its place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.230-3   Disclosure and Consistency of Cost Accounting Practices.

* * * * *

Disclosure and Consistency of Cost Accounting Practices (Oct 2015)

* * * * *

0
90. Amend section 52.230-4 by revising the date of the clause; and 
removing from paragraph (d)(2) ``$700,000'' and adding ``$750,000'' in 
its place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.230-4  Disclosure and Consistency of Cost Accounting Practices-
Foreign Concerns.

* * * * *

Disclosure and Consistency of Cost Accounting Practices-Foreign 
Concerns (Oct 2015)

* * * * *

0
91. Amend section 52.230-5 by revising the date of the clause; and 
removing from paragraph (d)(2) ``$700,000'' and adding ``$750,000'' in 
its place.
    The revision reads as follows:

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52.230-5  Cost Accounting Standards--Educational Institution.

* * * * *

Cost Accounting Standards--Educational Institution (Oct 2015)

* * * * *

0
92. Amend section 52.244-6 by--
0
a. Revising the date of the clause;
0
b. Revising paragraph (c)(1)(i);
0
c. Removing from paragraph (c)(1)(iii) ``$650,000'' and adding 
``$700,000'' in its place; and
0
d. Revising paragraphs (c)(1)(vi) and (c)(1)(viii).
    The revisions read as follows:


52.244-6  Subcontracts for Commercial Items.

* * * * *

Subcontracts for Commercial Items (Oct 2015)

* * * * *
    (c)(1) * * *
    (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct 
(Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509), if the subcontract exceeds $5.5 million 
and has a performance period of more than 120 days. In altering this 
clause to identify the appropriate parties, all disclosures of 
violation of the civil False Claims Act or of Federal criminal law 
shall be directed to the agency Office of the Inspector General, 
with a copy to the Contracting Officer.
* * * * *
    (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015)(38 
U.S.C. 4212(a));
* * * * *
    (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Oct 2015)(38 
U.S.C. 4212).
* * * * *

0
93. Amend section 52.248-3 by revising the date of the clause; and 
removing from paragraph (h) ``$65,000'' and adding ``$70,000'' in its 
place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.248-3  Value Engineering-Construction.

* * * * *

Value Engineering-Construction (Oct 2015)

* * * * *

PART 53--FORMS


53.219  [Amended]

0
94. Amend section 53.219 by removing ``(Rev. 8/2014)'' and adding 
``(Rev. 10/2015)'' in its place.

0
95. Revise section 53.301-294 to read as follows:


53.301-294  Subcontracting Report for Individual Contracts.

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