Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Modification of DFARS Clause “Obligation of the Government” (DFARS Case 2018-D046), 58337-58339 [2019-23806]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 211 / Thursday, October 31, 2019 / Rules and Regulations contracts at or below the simplified acquisition threshold or for commercial items, including commercially available off-the-shelf items. analysis is required, and none has been prepared. IV. Publication of This Final Rule for Public Comment Is Not Required by Statute This rule modifies a clause included in a currently approved collection under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0704–0341, DFARS Part 239, Acquisition of Information Technology, and associated clauses at DFARS 252.239–7000. However, this rule does not affect the requirements of the currently approved collection or add any new collection requirements that necessitate OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). The statute that applies to the publication of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is Office of Federal Procurement Policy statute (codified at title 41 of the United States Code). Specifically, 41 U.S.C. 1707(a)(1) requires that a procurement policy, regulation, procedure or form (including an amendment or modification thereof) must be published for public comment if it relates to the expenditure of appropriated funds, and has either a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of the agency issuing the policy, regulation, procedure, or form, or has a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. This final rule is not required to be published for public comment, because DoD is not issuing a new regulation; rather, this rule is merely updating a reference in an existing clause. V. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 E.O. 12866 and E.O. 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. This rule is not subject to E.O. 13771, because this rule is not a significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES VII. Regulatory Flexibility Act Because a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for public comment are not required to be given for this rule under 41 U.S.C. 1707(a)(1) (see section IV. of this preamble), the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are not applicable. Accordingly, no regulatory flexibility 16:08 Oct 30, 2019 List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 239 and 252 Government procurement. Jennifer Lee Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Therefore, 48 CFR parts 239 and 252 are amended as follows: 1. The authority citation for parts 239 and 252 continue to read as follows: ■ Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303 and 48 CFR chapter 1. PART 239—ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 2. Amend section 239.7102–2 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows: ■ 239.7102–2 Compromising emanations— TEMPEST or other standard. * * * * * (a) The required protections, i.e., an established National TEMPEST standard (e.g., NSTISSAM TEMPEST 1–92) or a standard used by other authority; * * * * * PART 252—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 3. Amend section 252.239–7000 by— a. Removing the clause date ‘‘(JUN 2004)’’ and adding ‘‘(OCT 2019)’’ in its place; and ■ b. Revising paragraph (a)(1) to read as follows: ■ VI. Executive Order 13771 VerDate Sep<11>2014 VIII. Paperwork Reduction Act Jkt 250001 ■ 252.239–7000 Protection Against Compromising Emanations. * * * * * (a) * * * (1) The National Security Agency National TEMPEST Standards (NSTISSAM TEMPEST 1–92, Compromising Emanations Laboratory PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 58337 Test Requirements, Electromagnetics (U)); or * * * * * [FR Doc. 2019–23804 Filed 10–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Parts 239 and 252 [Docket DARS–2019–0029] RIN 0750–AK11 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Modification of DFARS Clause ‘‘Obligation of the Government’’ (DFARS Case 2018– D046) Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to modify the text of an existing DFARS clause to include the text of two other DFARS clauses on the same subject, in an effort to streamline contract terms and conditions for contractors, pursuant to action taken by the Regulatory Reform Task Force. DATES: Effective October 31, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Carrie Moore, telephone 571–372–6093. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background DoD published a proposed rule in the Federal Register at 84 FR 30988 on June 28, 2019, to rename and modify DFARS clause 252.239–7013, Obligation of the Government, by: (1) Incorporating the information included in DFARS clause 252.239–7014, Term of Agreement; (2) creating an alternate for DFARS clause 252.239–7013 that is used in certain circumstances, in lieu of the basic clause, and includes the information in DFARS clauses 252.239–7013, –7014, and –7015; and, (3) amending the clause text to align with the termination notification requirement in the Federal Acquisition Regulation. As a result, DFARS clauses 252.239–7014 and 252.239–7015 are removed from the DFARS. No public comments were received in response to the proposed rule. An editorial change is made in the final rule to the clause title of DFARS 252.239–7013 to add a designation of ‘‘Basic’’ or ‘‘Alternate I’’ to the respective clause titles. E:\FR\FM\31OCR1.SGM 31OCR1 58338 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 211 / Thursday, October 31, 2019 / Rules and Regulations II. Applicability to Contracts at or Below the Simplified Acquisition Threshold and for Commercial Items, Including Commercially Available Offthe-Shelf Items This rule does not create any new provisions or clauses. The rulemaking combines three existing clauses on the same topic into a basic and alternate clause and updates a notification timeframe within the clause to comply with existing regulations. This rule does not change the applicability of the affected clause. III. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and E.O. 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES IV. Executive Order 13771 This rule is not subject to E.O. 13771, because this rule is not a significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866. V. Regulatory Flexibility Act A final regulatory flexibility analysis (FRFA) has been prepared consistent with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. The FRFA is summarized as follows: The Department of Defense is amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to: Rename DFARS clause 252.239–7013, Obligation of the Government, to include the information in DFARS clause 252.239–7014, Term of Agreement; create an alternate for DFARS clause 252.239–7013 that is used in certain circumstances, in lieu of the basic clause, and include the information in DFARS clauses 252.239– 7013, –7014, and –7015; and, amend the text of 252.239–7013 to align with the termination notification timeframe in the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Combining these clauses will result in DFARS clauses 252.239–7014 and 252.239–7015 being removed from the DFARS. The objectives of this rule are to streamline contract terms and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Oct 30, 2019 Jkt 250001 conditions pertaining to telecommunications services and update the requisite termination notification timeframe to comply with existing regulations. The modification of these DFARS clauses supports a recommendation from the DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force. No public comments were received in response to the initial regulatory flexibility analysis. This rule is not expected to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., because it is simply combining two existing clauses that address the same topic into a single comprehensive clause, and clarifies the current practices regarding DoD liability to reimburse telecommunication services contractors in certain circumstances. The Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) does not collect information on the number of basic agreements that are negotiated or contracts and orders placed under basic agreements with contractors; instead, FPDS collects data on the orders and contracts awarded for telecommunication services, of which a percentage of those awards incorporate the terms and conditions of a basic agreement. Based on fiscal year 2018 data from FPDS, the Government awarded approximately 8,670 contracts and orders for services to 1,787 unique entities under the product and supply code (PSC) D3—Information Technology and Telecommunications. Of the 8,671 contracts and orders awarded, approximately 2,444 (28%) awards were made to 1,047 (59%) unique small businesses entities. The PSC D3 does not breakdown further into information technology services and telecommunications services; therefore, the number of small business entities affected by this rule is expected to be less than 1,047. This rule does not include any new reporting, recordkeeping, or other compliance requirements for small businesses. This rule does not duplicate, overlap, or conflict with any other Federal rules. There are no known significant alternative approaches to the rule that would meet the stated objectives. VI. Paperwork Reduction Act The rule does not contain any information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 239 and 252 Government procurement. Jennifer Lee Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Therefore, 48 CFR parts 239 and 252 are amended as follows: ■ 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 239 and 252 continues to read as follows: Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303 and 48 CFR chapter 1. PART 239—ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 2. Amend section 239.7411 by revising paragraph (c) to read as follows: ■ 239.7411 Contract clauses. * * * * * (c) Use the basic or alternate of the clause at 252.239–7013, Term of Agreement and Continuation of Services, in basic agreements for telecommunications services. (1) Use the basic clause in basic agreements that do not supersede an existing basic agreement with the contractor. (2) Use the alternate I clause in basic agreements that supersede an existing basic agreement with the contractor. Complete paragraph (c)(1) of the clause with the basic agreement number, date, and contacting office that issued the basic agreement being superseded. * * * * * PART 252—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 3. Revise section 252.239–7013 to read as follows: ■ 252.239–7013 Term of Agreement and Continuation of Services. Basic. As prescribed in 239.7411(c)(1), use the following clause: Term of Agreement and Continuation of Services—Basic (Oct 2019) (a) This basic agreement is not a contract. The Government incurs liability only upon issuance of a communication service authorization, which is a contract that incorporates the terms and conditions of this basic agreement. (b) This agreement shall continue in force from year to year, unless terminated by either party by 30 days’ written notice. Termination of this basic agreement does not terminate or cancel any communication service authorizations issued under this basic agreement prior to the termination. (c) Communication service authorizations issued under this basic agreement may be modified to incorporate the terms and E:\FR\FM\31OCR1.SGM 31OCR1 58339 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 211 / Thursday, October 31, 2019 / Rules and Regulations conditions of a new basic agreement negotiated with the Contractor. 252.239–7015 5. Remove and reserve section 252.239–7015. ■ (End of clause) Alternate I. As prescribed in 239.7411(c)(2), use the following clause, which uses a different paragraph (c) than the basic clause and adds a new paragraph (d). Term of Agreement and Continuation of Services—Alternate I (Oct 2019) (a) This basic agreement is not a contract. The Government incurs liability only upon issuance of a communication service authorization, which is a contract that incorporates the terms and conditions of this basic agreement. (b) This agreement shall continue in force from year to year, unless terminated by either party by 30 days’ written notice. Termination of this basic agreement does not terminate or cancel any communication service authorizations issued under this basic agreement prior to the termination. (c) The Contractor’s current communication services authorizations have been modified to incorporate the terms and conditions of this basic agreement. (1) All current communication service authorizations issued by llll that incorporate Basic Agreement Number llll, dated llll, are modified to incorporate this basic agreement. (2) Current communication service authorizations, issued by the activity in paragraph (c)(1) of this clause, that incorporate other agreements with the Contractor may also be modified to incorporate this basic agreement. (d) Communication service authorizations issued under this basic agreement may be modified to incorporate a new basic agreement with the Contractor. (End of clause) 252.239–7014 [Removed and Reserved] [Removed and Reserved] 4. Remove and reserve section 252.239–7014. ■ [FR Doc. 2019–23806 Filed 10–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 151215999–6960–02] RIN 0648–XX022 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Adjustment to the 2019 Specifications National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; in-season adjustment. AGENCY: NMFS increases the 2019 Atlantic herring annual catch limit and Area 1A sub-annual catch limit by 1,000 mt. This action is required by the herring regulations when, based on data through October 1, the New Brunswick weir fishery lands less than 4,000 mt of herring. This notice is intended to inform the public of these catch limit changes. SUMMARY: Effective October 28, 2019, through December 31, 2019. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alyson Pitts, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9352; or Alyson.Pitts@noaa.gov. NMFS published final 2019 specifications for the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan on February 8, 2019 (84 FR 2760), establishing the 2019 annual catch limit (ACL) and area subACLs. Table 1 shows the original herring specifications for 2019 and the specifications that are revised by this action for the remainder of the calendar year. The NMFS Regional Administrator tracks herring landings in the New Brunswick weir fishery each year. The regulations at 50 CFR 648.201(h) require that if the New Brunswick weir fishery landings through October 1 are less than 4,000 mt, then NMFS subtracts 1,000 mt from the management uncertainty buffer and increases the ACL and Area 1A subACL by 1,000 mt. When such a determination is made, NMFS is required to notify the New England Fishery Management Council and publish the ACL and Area 1A sub-ACL adjustment in the Federal Register. The Regional Administrator has determined, based on the best available information, that the New Brunswick weir fishery landed less than 4,000 mt through October 1, 2019. Therefore, effective October 28, 2019, 1,000 mt will be re-allocated from the management uncertainty buffer to the Area 1A subACL. This increases the Area 1A subACL from 4,354 mt to 5,354 mt and the ACL from 15,065 mt to 16,065 mt. These revised specifications will be used to project when catch will reach 92 percent of the Area 1A sub-ACL or 95 percent of the ACL for the purpose of implementing a 2,000-lb (907-kg) herring possession limit in Area 1A or in all management areas, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: TABLE 1—ATLANTIC HERRING SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2019 [mt] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Original specifications Overfishing Limit ...................................................................................................................................................... Acceptable Biological Catch .................................................................................................................................... Management Uncertainty ......................................................................................................................................... Optimum Yield/ACL ................................................................................................................................................. Domestic Annual Harvest ........................................................................................................................................ Border Transfer ........................................................................................................................................................ Domestic Annual Processing ................................................................................................................................... U.S. At-Sea Processing ........................................................................................................................................... Area 1A Sub-ACL (28.9%) ...................................................................................................................................... Area 1B Sub-ACL (4.3%) ........................................................................................................................................ Area 2 Sub-ACL (27.8%) ......................................................................................................................................... Area 3 Sub-ACL (39%) ............................................................................................................................................ Fixed Gear Set-Aside .............................................................................................................................................. Research Set-Aside ................................................................................................................................................. * 3 percent of sub-ACLs. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Oct 30, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31OCR1.SGM 31OCR1 30,668 21,266 6,200 15,065 15,065 0 15,065 0 4,354 647 4,188 5,876 39 (*) Revised specifications 30,668 21,266 5,200 16,065 15,065 0 15,065 0 5,354 647 4,188 5,876 39 (*)

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 211 (Thursday, October 31, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-23806]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Parts 239 and 252

[Docket DARS-2019-0029]
RIN 0750-AK11


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Modification 
of DFARS Clause ``Obligation of the Government'' (DFARS Case 2018-D046)

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to modify the text of an 
existing DFARS clause to include the text of two other DFARS clauses on 
the same subject, in an effort to streamline contract terms and 
conditions for contractors, pursuant to action taken by the Regulatory 
Reform Task Force.

DATES: Effective October 31, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Carrie Moore, telephone 571-372-
6093.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    DoD published a proposed rule in the Federal Register at 84 FR 
30988 on June 28, 2019, to rename and modify DFARS clause 252.239-7013, 
Obligation of the Government, by: (1) Incorporating the information 
included in DFARS clause 252.239-7014, Term of Agreement; (2) creating 
an alternate for DFARS clause 252.239-7013 that is used in certain 
circumstances, in lieu of the basic clause, and includes the 
information in DFARS clauses 252.239-7013, -7014, and -7015; and, (3) 
amending the clause text to align with the termination notification 
requirement in the Federal Acquisition Regulation. As a result, DFARS 
clauses 252.239-7014 and 252.239-7015 are removed from the DFARS. No 
public comments were received in response to the proposed rule. An 
editorial change is made in the final rule to the clause title of DFARS 
252.239-7013 to add a designation of ``Basic'' or ``Alternate I'' to 
the respective clause titles.

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II. Applicability to Contracts at or Below the Simplified Acquisition 
Threshold and for Commercial Items, Including Commercially Available 
Off-the-Shelf Items

    This rule does not create any new provisions or clauses. The 
rulemaking combines three existing clauses on the same topic into a 
basic and alternate clause and updates a notification timeframe within 
the clause to comply with existing regulations. This rule does not 
change the applicability of the affected clause.

III. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563

    Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and E.O. 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. Executive Order 13771

    This rule is not subject to E.O. 13771, because this rule is not a 
significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866.

V. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    A final regulatory flexibility analysis (FRFA) has been prepared 
consistent with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. 
The FRFA is summarized as follows:
    The Department of Defense is amending the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to: Rename DFARS clause 
252.239-7013, Obligation of the Government, to include the information 
in DFARS clause 252.239-7014, Term of Agreement; create an alternate 
for DFARS clause 252.239-7013 that is used in certain circumstances, in 
lieu of the basic clause, and include the information in DFARS clauses 
252.239-7013, -7014, and -7015; and, amend the text of 252.239-7013 to 
align with the termination notification timeframe in the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation. Combining these clauses will result in DFARS 
clauses 252.239-7014 and 252.239-7015 being removed from the DFARS. The 
objectives of this rule are to streamline contract terms and conditions 
pertaining to telecommunications services and update the requisite 
termination notification timeframe to comply with existing regulations.
    The modification of these DFARS clauses supports a recommendation 
from the DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force. No public comments were 
received in response to the initial regulatory flexibility analysis.
    This rule is not expected to have a significant economic impact on 
a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., because it is simply 
combining two existing clauses that address the same topic into a 
single comprehensive clause, and clarifies the current practices 
regarding DoD liability to reimburse telecommunication services 
contractors in certain circumstances.
    The Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) does not collect 
information on the number of basic agreements that are negotiated or 
contracts and orders placed under basic agreements with contractors; 
instead, FPDS collects data on the orders and contracts awarded for 
telecommunication services, of which a percentage of those awards 
incorporate the terms and conditions of a basic agreement. Based on 
fiscal year 2018 data from FPDS, the Government awarded approximately 
8,670 contracts and orders for services to 1,787 unique entities under 
the product and supply code (PSC) D3--Information Technology and 
Telecommunications. Of the 8,671 contracts and orders awarded, 
approximately 2,444 (28%) awards were made to 1,047 (59%) unique small 
businesses entities. The PSC D3 does not breakdown further into 
information technology services and telecommunications services; 
therefore, the number of small business entities affected by this rule 
is expected to be less than 1,047.
    This rule does not include any new reporting, recordkeeping, or 
other compliance requirements for small businesses. This rule does not 
duplicate, overlap, or conflict with any other Federal rules. There are 
no known significant alternative approaches to the rule that would meet 
the stated objectives.

VI. Paperwork Reduction Act

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

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 239 and 252

    Government procurement.

Jennifer Lee Hawes,
Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

    Therefore, 48 CFR parts 239 and 252 are amended as follows:

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 239 and 252 continues to 
read as follows:

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

PART 239--ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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2. Amend section 239.7411 by revising paragraph (c) to read as follows:


239.7411   Contract clauses.

* * * * *
    (c) Use the basic or alternate of the clause at 252.239-7013, Term 
of Agreement and Continuation of Services, in basic agreements for 
telecommunications services.
    (1) Use the basic clause in basic agreements that do not supersede 
an existing basic agreement with the contractor.
    (2) Use the alternate I clause in basic agreements that supersede 
an existing basic agreement with the contractor. Complete paragraph 
(c)(1) of the clause with the basic agreement number, date, and 
contacting office that issued the basic agreement being superseded.
* * * * *

PART 252--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

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3. Revise section 252.239-7013 to read as follows:


252.239-7013   Term of Agreement and Continuation of Services.

    Basic. As prescribed in 239.7411(c)(1), use the following clause:

Term of Agreement and Continuation of Services--Basic (Oct 2019)

    (a) This basic agreement is not a contract. The Government 
incurs liability only upon issuance of a communication service 
authorization, which is a contract that incorporates the terms and 
conditions of this basic agreement.
    (b) This agreement shall continue in force from year to year, 
unless terminated by either party by 30 days' written notice. 
Termination of this basic agreement does not terminate or cancel any 
communication service authorizations issued under this basic 
agreement prior to the termination.
    (c) Communication service authorizations issued under this basic 
agreement may be modified to incorporate the terms and

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conditions of a new basic agreement negotiated with the Contractor.
(End of clause)
    Alternate I. As prescribed in 239.7411(c)(2), use the following 
clause, which uses a different paragraph (c) than the basic clause and 
adds a new paragraph (d).

Term of Agreement and Continuation of Services--Alternate I (Oct 2019)

    (a) This basic agreement is not a contract. The Government 
incurs liability only upon issuance of a communication service 
authorization, which is a contract that incorporates the terms and 
conditions of this basic agreement.
    (b) This agreement shall continue in force from year to year, 
unless terminated by either party by 30 days' written notice. 
Termination of this basic agreement does not terminate or cancel any 
communication service authorizations issued under this basic 
agreement prior to the termination.
    (c) The Contractor's current communication services 
authorizations have been modified to incorporate the terms and 
conditions of this basic agreement.
    (1) All current communication service authorizations issued by 
____ that incorporate Basic Agreement Number ____, dated ____, are 
modified to incorporate this basic agreement.
    (2) Current communication service authorizations, issued by the 
activity in paragraph (c)(1) of this clause, that incorporate other 
agreements with the Contractor may also be modified to incorporate 
this basic agreement.
    (d) Communication service authorizations issued under this basic 
agreement may be modified to incorporate a new basic agreement with 
the Contractor.
(End of clause)


252.239-7014  [Removed and Reserved]

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4. Remove and reserve section 252.239-7014.

252.239-7015   [Removed and Reserved]

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5. Remove and reserve section 252.239-7015.

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