Federal Acquisition Regulation: Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-101; Introduction, 48690 [2018-20705]

Download as PDF 48690 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 26, 2018 / Rules and Regulations and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACTION: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION SUMMARY: Summary presentation of final rules. 48 CFR Chapter 1 [Docket No. FAR 2018–0001, Sequence No. 5] Federal Acquisition Regulation: Federal Acquisition Circular 2005–101; Introduction Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), AGENCY: The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. ADDRESSES: The analyst whose name appears in the table below in relation to the FAR case. Please cite FAC 2005–101 and the specific FAR case number. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202– 501–4755. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005–101. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. For effective dates see the separate documents, which follow. DATES: RULES LISTED IN FAC 2005–101 Item Subject I ....................................... II ...................................... System for Award Management Registration ............................................................ One Dollar Coins ........................................................................................................ 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 2005–101 amends the FAR as follows: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES2 Item I—System for Award Management Registration (FAR Case 2015–005) This final rule updates the instructions for registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) and corrects an inconsistency involving the timing of registration. In order to correct this inconsistency, the final rule amends FAR 4.1102, 4.1103, and 52.204–7 to require (with some exceptions) offeror registration in SAM prior to submission of an offer. In addition, the rule requires contracting officers to use the name and physical address from the contractor’s SAM registration for the provided ‘‘unique entity identifier’’; removes the term ‘‘division name’’ from the FAR text at FAR 4.1102 and clause 52.204–13; and changes the referenced website ‘‘acquisition.gov’’ to ‘‘sam.gov’’ to be consistent with the rest of the FAR. It is not anticipated that the rule will have a significant economic impact on small entities, because the rule only clarifies that offerors must be registered in SAM prior to submission of an offer, which is already necessary in order to submit the required annual representations and certifications with the offer. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:41 Sep 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 FAR case Item II—One Dollar Coins (FAR Case 2018–009) This final rule amends the FAR to implement section 885 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Pub. L. 115–91). Section 885 amends 31 U.S.C. 5112(p) to provide an exception for business operations conducted by an entity under a Government contract from the requirements to accept and dispense $1 coins. Contracting officers will no longer have to insert FAR clause 52.237–11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin, into solicitations and contracts. Contractors providing services under Government contracts that involve business operations conducted in U.S. coins and currency will no longer be required to accept $1 coins. The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule, because this final rule does not constitute a significant FAR revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501–1, and 41 U.S.C. 1707 does not require publication for public comment. Dated: September 18, 2018. Linda W. Neilson, Director, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Dated: September 18, 2018. Jeffrey A. Koses, Senior Procurement Executive/Deputy CAO, Office of Acquisition Policy, U.S. General Services Administration. Dated: September 18, 2018. William G. Roets, II, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Procurement National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–20705 Filed 9–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005–101 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) Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 C. Glover. C. Glover. and other directive material contained in FAC 2005–101 is effective September 26, 2018 except for items I and II, which are effective October 26, 2018. Dated: September 17, 2018. William F. Clark, Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. PO 00000 2015–005 2018–009 Analyst E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Chapter 1

[Docket No. FAR 2018-0001, Sequence No. 5]


Federal Acquisition Regulation: Federal Acquisition Circular 
2005-101; Introduction

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

ACTION: Summary presentation of final rules.

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SUMMARY: This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and 
the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal 
Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-101. A companion document, the Small 
Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC.

DATES: For effective dates see the separate documents, which follow.

ADDRESSES: The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the internet 
at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The analyst whose name appears in the 
table below in relation to the FAR case. Please cite FAC 2005-101 and 
the specific FAR case number. For information pertaining to status or 
publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 
202-501-4755.

                                          Rules Listed in FAC 2005-101
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                 Item                              Subject               FAR case               Analyst
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I.....................................  System for Award Management         2015-005  C. Glover.
                                         Registration.
II....................................  One Dollar Coins............        2018-009  C. Glover.
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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 2005-101 amends the FAR as follows:

Item I--System for Award Management Registration (FAR Case 2015-005)

    This final rule updates the instructions for registration in the 
System for Award Management (SAM) and corrects an inconsistency 
involving the timing of registration. In order to correct this 
inconsistency, the final rule amends FAR 4.1102, 4.1103, and 52.204-7 
to require (with some exceptions) offeror registration in SAM prior to 
submission of an offer.
    In addition, the rule requires contracting officers to use the name 
and physical address from the contractor's SAM registration for the 
provided ``unique entity identifier''; removes the term ``division 
name'' from the FAR text at FAR 4.1102 and clause 52.204-13; and 
changes the referenced website ``acquisition.gov'' to ``sam.gov'' to be 
consistent with the rest of the FAR. It is not anticipated that the 
rule will have a significant economic impact on small entities, because 
the rule only clarifies that offerors must be registered in SAM prior 
to submission of an offer, which is already necessary in order to 
submit the required annual representations and certifications with the 
offer.

Item II--One Dollar Coins (FAR Case 2018-009)

    This final rule amends the FAR to implement section 885 of the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Pub. L. 115-
91). Section 885 amends 31 U.S.C. 5112(p) to provide an exception for 
business operations conducted by an entity under a Government contract 
from the requirements to accept and dispense $1 coins.
    Contracting officers will no longer have to insert FAR clause 
52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin, into solicitations and 
contracts.
    Contractors providing services under Government contracts that 
involve business operations conducted in U.S. coins and currency will 
no longer be required to accept $1 coins.
    The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule, because 
this final rule does not constitute a significant FAR revision within 
the meaning of FAR 1.501-1, and 41 U.S.C. 1707 does not require 
publication for public comment.

    Dated: September 17, 2018.
William F. Clark,
Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.

    Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-101 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 2005-101 is 
effective September 26, 2018 except for items I and II, which are 
effective October 26, 2018.

    Dated: September 18, 2018.

Linda W. Neilson,

Director, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

    Dated: September 18, 2018.

Jeffrey A. Koses,

Senior Procurement Executive/Deputy CAO, Office of Acquisition 
Policy, U.S. General Services Administration.

    Dated: September 18, 2018.

William G. Roets, II,

Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Procurement National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration.

[FR Doc. 2018-20705 Filed 9-25-18; 8:45 am]
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