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Download as PDF 81896 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 251 / Thursday, December 31, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Supply contract (equal to or exceeding) Trade agreement Israeli Trade Act .......................................................................... 25.603 [Amended] 5. Amend section 25.603 by removing from paragraph (c)(1) ‘‘$7,864,000’’ and adding ‘‘$7,358,000’’ in its place. ■ 25.1101 [Amended] 6. Amend section 25.1101 by— a. Removing from paragraph (b)(1)(i)(A) ‘‘$204,000’’ and adding ‘‘$191,000’’ in its place; ■ b. Removing from paragraphs (b)(1)(iii), (b)(1)(iv), (b)(2)(iii), and (b)(2)(iv) ‘‘$79,507’’ and adding ‘‘$77,533’’ in their places; ■ c. Removing from paragraph (c)(1) ‘‘$204,000’’ and adding ‘‘$191,000’’ in its place; and ■ d. Removing from paragraph (d) ‘‘statute’’ and ‘‘$204,000’’ and adding ‘‘Statute’’ and ‘‘$191,000’’ in their places, respectively. ■ ■ 25.1102 * * Annual Representations and Certifications (JAN 2016) * * * * * * * * * 10. Amend section 52.213–4 by revising the date of the clause and paragraph (b)(1)(ii) to read as follows: ■ 52.213–4 Terms and Conditions— Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial Items). * * * * * Terms and Conditions—Simplified Acquisition (Other Than Commercial Items) (JAN 2016) * * * * * (b) * * * (1) * * * (ii) 52.222–19, Child Labor—Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (JAN 2016) (E.O. 13126). (Applies to contracts for supplies exceeding the micro-purchase threshold.) * * * * * 11. Amend section 52.222–19 by— a. Revising the date of the clause; b. Removing from paragraph (a)(3) ‘‘$79,507’’ and adding ‘‘$77,533’’ in its place; and ■ c. Removing from paragraph (a)(4) ‘‘$204,000’’ and adding ‘‘$191,000’’ in its place. The revision reads as follows: ■ ■ ■ 52.222–19 Child Labor—Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies. * * * * * tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES2 * Jkt 238001 [Docket No. FAR 2015–0051, Sequence No. 6] AGENCY: * ■ 17:22 Dec 30, 2015 48 CFR Chapter 1 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005–86; Small Entity Compliance Guide * VerDate Sep<11>2014 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION * Child Labor—Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (JAN 2016) * * * * 9. Amend section 52.212–5 by revising the date of the clause and paragraph (b)(26) and removing from GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION * 8. Revise section 52.204–8 by— a. Revising the date of the provision; b. Removing from paragraphs (c)(1)(xvii)(C) and (D) ‘‘$79,507’’ and adding ‘‘$77,533’’ in their places; and ■ c. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (c)(2) ‘‘certifications’’ and adding ‘‘representations or certifications’’ in its place. The revision reads as follows: * * DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (b) * * * ll(26) 52.222–19, Child Labor— Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (JAN 2016) (E.O. 13126). PART 52—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES * ........................................ 52.212–5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders—Commercial Items. * 7. Amend section 25.1102 by— a. Removing from the introductory texts of paragraphs (a) and (c) ‘‘$7,864,000’’ and adding ‘‘$7,358,000’’ in their place; and ■ b. Removing from paragraphs (c)(3) and (d)(3) ‘‘$7,864,000’’ and ‘‘$10,335,931’’ and adding ‘‘$7,358,000’’ and ‘‘$10,079,365’’ in their places, respectively. * ........................................ Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders—Commercial Items (JAN 2016) ■ ■ 52.204–8 Annual Representations and Certifications. Construction contract (equal to or exceeding) paragraph (e)(2) ‘‘contractor’’ and adding ‘‘Contractor’’ in its place to read as follows: * [Amended] ■ ■ ■ 50,000 Service contract (equal to or exceeding) * * * * Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Small Entity Compliance Guide. This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005–86, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2005–86, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. SUMMARY: DATES: December 31, 2015. For clarification of content, contact the analyst whose name appears in the table below. Please cite FAC 2005–86 and the FAR case number. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202–501–4755. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2015–32430 Filed 12–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31DER2.SGM 31DER2 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 251 / Thursday, December 31, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 81897 RULES LISTED IN FAC 2005–86 Item Subject *I ....................... *II ...................... III ....................... IV ...................... Definition of ‘‘Multiple-Award Contract’’ ........................................................................................... Sole Source Contracts for Women-Owned Small Businesses (Interim) ......................................... New Designated Countries—Montenegro and New Zealand .......................................................... Trade Agreements Thresholds ......................................................................................................... SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summaries for each FAR rule follow. For the actual revisions and/or amendments made by these rules, refer to the specific item numbers and subjects set forth in the documents following these item summaries. FAC 2005–86 amends the FAR as follows: Item I—Definition of ‘‘Multiple-Award Contract’’ (FAR Case 2015–019) This rule amends the FAR to define ‘‘multiple-award contract.’’ This rule implements the definition established by the Small Business Administration (SBA) in its final rule that published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 61114 on October 2, 2013. SBA’s final rule implements the statutory definition of the term from section 1311 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, Pub. L. 111– 240. This final rule does not place any new requirements on small entities. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES2 Item II—Sole Source Contracts for Women-Owned Small Businesses (FAR Case 2015–032) (Interim) This interim rule amends the FAR to implement regulatory changes made by VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Dec 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 FAR case the Small Business Administration (SBA) in its final rule as published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 55019, on September 14, 2015. SBA’s final rule implements the statutory requirements of paragraph (a)(3) of section 825 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. ‘Buck’ McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, Public Law 113–291, which grants contracting officers the authority to award sole source contracts to economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concerns and to women-owned small business (WOSB) concerns eligible under the WOSB Program. The anticipated price, including options, must not exceed $6.5 million for manufacturing NAICS codes, or $4 million for other NAICS codes. This interim rule may have a positive economic impact on women-owned small businesses. Item III—New Designated Countries— Montenegro and New Zealand (FAR Case 2015–034) This final rule amends the FAR to add Montenegro and New Zealand as new PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 2015–019 2015–032 2015–034 2016–001 Analyst Uddowla. Uddowla. Davis. Davis. designated countries under the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA). The rule also updates the list of parties to the Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft by adding Montenegro. This final rule has no significant impact on the Government and contractors, including small business entities. Item IV—Trade Agreements Thresholds (FAR Case 2016–001) This final rule amends the FAR to adjust the thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements as determined by the United States Trade Representative, according to a predetermined formula under the agreements. Dated: December 17, 2015. William Clark, Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–32431 Filed 12–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P E:\FR\FM\31DER2.SGM 31DER2

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 251 (Thursday, December 31, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 81896-81897]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-32431]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Chapter 1

[Docket No. FAR 2015-0051, Sequence No. 6]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 
2005-86; Small Entity Compliance Guide

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

ACTION: Small Entity Compliance Guide.

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SUMMARY: This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, 
and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in 
accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory 
Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rules 
appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-86, which amends 
the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a 
rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been 
prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding 
these rules by referring to FAC 2005-86, which precedes this document. 
These documents are also available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

DATES: December 31, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
the analyst whose name appears in the table below. Please cite FAC 
2005-86 and the FAR case number. For information pertaining to status 
or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202-
501-4755.

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                       Rules Listed in FAC 2005-86
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         Item                Subject         FAR case        Analyst
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*I....................  Definition of         2015-019  Uddowla.
                         ``Multiple-Award
                         Contract''.
*II...................  Sole Source           2015-032  Uddowla.
                         Contracts for
                         Women-Owned
                         Small Businesses
                         (Interim).
III...................  New Designated        2015-034  Davis.
                         Countries--Monte
                         negro and New
                         Zealand.
IV....................  Trade Agreements      2016-001  Davis.
                         Thresholds.
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summaries for each FAR rule follow. For the 
actual revisions and/or amendments made by these rules, refer to the 
specific item numbers and subjects set forth in the documents following 
these item summaries. FAC 2005-86 amends the FAR as follows:

Item I--Definition of ``Multiple-Award Contract'' (FAR Case 2015-019)

    This rule amends the FAR to define ``multiple-award contract.'' 
This rule implements the definition established by the Small Business 
Administration (SBA) in its final rule that published in the Federal 
Register at 78 FR 61114 on October 2, 2013. SBA's final rule implements 
the statutory definition of the term from section 1311 of the Small 
Business Jobs Act of 2010, Pub. L. 111-240.
    This final rule does not place any new requirements on small 
entities.

Item II--Sole Source Contracts for Women-Owned Small Businesses (FAR 
Case 2015-032) (Interim)

    This interim rule amends the FAR to implement regulatory changes 
made by the Small Business Administration (SBA) in its final rule as 
published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 55019, on September 14, 
2015. SBA's final rule implements the statutory requirements of 
paragraph (a)(3) of section 825 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. `Buck' 
McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, Public 
Law 113-291, which grants contracting officers the authority to award 
sole source contracts to economically disadvantaged women-owned small 
business (EDWOSB) concerns and to women-owned small business (WOSB) 
concerns eligible under the WOSB Program. The anticipated price, 
including options, must not exceed $6.5 million for manufacturing NAICS 
codes, or $4 million for other NAICS codes.
    This interim rule may have a positive economic impact on women-
owned small businesses.

Item III--New Designated Countries--Montenegro and New Zealand (FAR 
Case 2015-034)

    This final rule amends the FAR to add Montenegro and New Zealand as 
new designated countries under the World Trade Organization Government 
Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA). The rule also updates the list of 
parties to the Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft by adding 
Montenegro.
    This final rule has no significant impact on the Government and 
contractors, including small business entities.

Item IV--Trade Agreements Thresholds (FAR Case 2016-001)

    This final rule amends the FAR to adjust the thresholds for 
application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement 
Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements as determined by the United 
States Trade Representative, according to a pre-determined formula 
under the agreements.

    Dated: December 17, 2015.
William Clark,
Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-32431 Filed 12-30-15; 8:45 am]
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