Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, 16960-16963 [2021-05848]

Download as PDF 16960 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 41 CFR Chapters 101, 102, 105, 300, and 302 48 CFR Chapter 5 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda. AGENCY: This agenda announces the proposed regulatory actions that GSA plans for the next 12 months and those that were completed since the fall 2019 edition. This agenda was developed under the guidelines of Executive Orders 12866 ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review,’’ as amended, Executive Order 13771 ‘‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,’’ and Executive Order 13563 ‘‘Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.’’ GSA’s purpose in publishing this agenda is to allow interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process. GSA also invites interested persons to recommend existing significant regulations for review to determine whether they should be modified or eliminated. Published proposed rules may be SUMMARY: reviewed in their entirety at the Government’s rulemaking website at http://www.regulations.gov. Since the fall 2007 edition, the internet has been the basic means for disseminating the Unified Agenda. The complete Unified Agenda will be available online at www.reginfo.gov, in a format that offers users a greatly enhanced ability to obtain information from the Agenda database. Because publication in the Federal Register is mandated for the regulatory flexibility agendas required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602), GSA’s printed agenda entries include only: (1) Rules that are in the Agency’s regulatory flexibility agenda, in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, because they are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities; and (2) Any rules that the Agency has identified for periodic review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Printing of these entries is limited to fields that contain information required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act’s Agenda requirements. Additional information on these entries is available in the Unified Agenda published on the internet. In addition, for fall editions of the Agenda, the entire Regulatory Plan will continue to be printed in the Federal Register, as in past years, including GSA’s regulatory plan. Lois Mandell, Division Director, Regulatory Secretariat Division, 1800 F Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20405–0001, 202–501–2735. This document of the General Services Administration was signed on September 4, 2020, by Jessica Salmoiraghi, Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy. That document with the original signature and date is maintained by the General Services Administration. For administrative purposes only, and in compliance with requirements of the Office of the Federal Register, the General Services Administration has delegated authority to the undersigned RISC Federal Register Liaison Officer to re-sign and submit the document in electronic format for publication, as an official document of the General Services Administration. This administrative process in no way alters the legal effect of this document upon publication in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: March 16, 2021. Alvin Levi Harrod, Federal Register Liaison Officer, Regulatory Information Service Center. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION—PROPOSED RULE STAGE Title 325 .................... General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2016–G511, Contract Requirements for GSA Information Systems. General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2019–G503, Streamlining GSA Commercial Contract Clause Requirements. General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020–G502, Increasing Order Level Competition for Federal Supply Schedules. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020–G503, Increasing Order Level Competition for Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity Contracts. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020–G504, Federal Supply Schedule Catalog Management. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020–G505, Clarify Commercial Item Contract Terms and Conditions. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020–G509, Extending Federal Supply Schedule Orders Beyond the Contract Term. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020–G510, Federal Supply Schedule Economic Price Adjustment. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020–G511, Updated Guidance for NonFederal Entities Access to Federal Supply Schedules. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020–G512, System for Award Management Representation for Leases. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020–G513, Lease Payment Procedures .... General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020–G517, Contracting Exemption for Regulated Utilities. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020–G534, Extension of Certain Telecommunication Prohibitions to Lease Acquisitions. 326 .................... 327 .................... 328 .................... 329 .................... 330 .................... 331 .................... 332 .................... 333 .................... 334 .................... 335 .................... 336 .................... jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS16 Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. 337 .................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:54 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\31MRP16.SGM 31MRP16 3090–AJ84 3090–AK09 3090–AK15 3090–AK16 3090–AK17 3090–AK18 3090–AK19 3090–AK20 3090–AK21 3090–AK22 3090–AK23 3090–AK24 3090–AK29 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda RIN: 3090–AJ84 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA) Office of Acquisition Policy Proposed Rule Stage 325. General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2016– G511, Contract Requirements for GSA Information Systems E.O. 13771 Designation: Other. Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c) Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to streamline and update requirements for contracts that involve GSA information systems. GSA’s policies on cybersecurity and other information technology requirements have been previously issued and communicated by the Office of the Chief Information Officer through the GSA public website. By incorporating these requirements into the GSAR, the GSAR will provide centralized guidance to ensure consistent application across the organization. Integrating these requirements into the GSAR will also allow industry to provide public comments through the rulemaking process. This rule will require contracting officers to incorporate applicable GSA cybersecurity requirements within the statement of work to ensure compliance with Federal cybersecurity requirements and implement best practices for preventing cyber incidents. Contract requirements for internal information systems, external contractor systems, cloud systems, and mobile systems will be covered by this rule. This rule will also update existing GSAR provision 552.239–70, Information Technology Security Plan and Security Authorization, and GSAR clause 552.239–71, Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources, to only require the provision and clause when the contract will involve information or information systems connected to a GSA network. Timetable: Action Date jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS16 NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. FR Cite 01/00/21 03/00/21 I I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Johnnie McDowell, Procurement Analyst, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 718– 6112, Email: johnnie.mcdowell@gsa.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:54 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 Action 326. General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2019– G503, Streamlining GSA Commercial Contract Clause Requirements E.O. 13771 Designation: Other. Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c) Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to streamline requirements for GSA commercial contracts. This rule will update GSAR Clauses 552.212–71 and 552.212–72 to remove any requirements that are not necessary by law or Executive Order. Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. FR Cite 01/00/21 03/00/21 I I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Johnnie McDowell, Procurement Analyst, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 718– 6112, Email: johnnie.mcdowell@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK09 327. General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– G502, Increasing Order Level Competition for Federal Supply Schedules E.O. 13771 Designation: Other. Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c) Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to streamline and update requirements for contracts that involve GSA information systems. GSA’s policies on cybersecurity and other information technology requirements have been previously issued and communicated by the Office of the Chief Information Officer through the GSA public website. By incorporating these requirements into the GSAR, the GSAR will provide centralized guidance to ensure consistent application across the organization. Integrating these requirements into the GSAR will also allow industry to provide public comments through the rulemaking process. Timetable: Action Date ANPRM ............... ANPRM Comment Period End. PO 00000 Frm 00003 I 08/19/20 09/18/20 Fmt 4701 FR Cite 85 FR 50989 I Sfmt 4702 NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Date 16961 FR Cite 03/00/21 05/00/21 I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Thomas O’Linn, Procurement Analyst, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 445– 0390, Email: thomas.olinn@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK15 328. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– G503, Increasing Order Level Competition for Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity Contracts E.O. 13771 Designation: Other. Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c) Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to implement section 876 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 (Pub. L. 115–232) as it relates to certain indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts. Section 876 amended 41 U.S.C. 3306(c) by providing an exception to the requirement to consider price as an evaluation factor for the award of certain indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts and Federal Supply Schedule contracts. A separate case, GSAR Case 2020–G502, will address the implementation of Section 876 in relation to Federal Supply Schedule contracts. Timetable: Action NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Date FR Cite 03/00/21 05/00/21 I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Thomas O’Linn, Procurement Analyst, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 445– 0390, Email: thomas.olinn@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK16 329. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– G504, Federal Supply Schedule Catalog Management E.O. 13771 Designation: Other. Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c) Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to consolidate all terms related E:\FR\FM\31MRP16.SGM 31MRP16 16962 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda to Federal Supply Schedule catalog management, which are currently spread across multiple clauses, into one consolidated clause. Timetable: program policy titled I–FSS–163 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (Evergreen) will be incorporated. Timetable: Action Action Date NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. FR Cite 02/00/21 04/00/21 I I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Byron Boyer, Procurement Analyst, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 817 850– 5580, Email: byron.boyer@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK17 330. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– G505, Clarify Commercial Item Contract Terms and Conditions E.O. 13771 Designation: Other. Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c) Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to clarify commercial item contract terms and conditions. This rule will update GSAR Clause 552.212–4 to clarify the prescription and language applicable for the different clause alternates. Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. FR Cite E.O. 13771 Designation: Other. Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c) Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to clarify, update, and incorporate existing Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program policies and procedures regarding performance of orders beyond the term of the base FSS contract. Specifically, the local FSS 21:54 Mar 30, 2021 I Jkt 253001 Action I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Thomas O’Linn, Procurement Analyst, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 445– 0390, Email: thomas.olinn@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK19 332. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– G510, Federal Supply Schedule Economic Price Adjustment E.O. 13771 Designation: Other. Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c) Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to clarify, update, and incorporate Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program policies and procedures regarding economic price adjustment. This rule will update GSAR Clause 552.216–70 to incorporate the clause alternates in GSA’s existing class deviation CD–2019–14. Timetable: Date NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. 331. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– G509, Extending Federal Supply Schedule Orders Beyond the Contract Term FR Cite 03/00/21 05/00/21 Action Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Johnnie McDowell, Procurement Analyst, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 718– 6112, Email: johnnie.mcdowell@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK18 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS16 NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. 02/00/21 04/00/21 I I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis VerDate Sep<11>2014 Date I 03/00/21 05/00/21 FR Cite I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Thomas O’Linn, Procurement Analyst, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 445– 0390, Email: thomas.olinn@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK20 333. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– G511, Updated Guidance for NonFederal Entities Access to Federal Supply Schedules E.O. 13771 Designation: Other. Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 40 U.S.C. 502 Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to streamline and clarify the requirements for use of Federal Supply Schedules by eligible Non-Federal PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 Entities, such as state and local governments. Eligible Non Federal Entities are able to use Federal Supply Schedules based on authority from various laws, including 40 U.S.C. 502(c). Timetable: NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Date FR Cite 03/00/21 05/00/21 I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Thomas O’Linn, Procurement Analyst, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 445– 0390, Email: thomas.olinn@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK21 334. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– G512, System for Award Management Representation for Leases E.O. 13771 Designation: Other. Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c) Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to remove the requirement for lease offerors to have an active System for Award Management (SAM) registration when submitting offers and instead allow offers up until the time of award to obtain an active SAM registration. Entities seeking Federal leases differ from the typical entities seeking Federal contracts in that common practice is to form a new entity for every new lease offer. Requiring representations from these entities prior to offer submission restricts competition. In addition, the tools in SAM typically used in the Government’s evaluation of offers do not add value when evaluating lease offers. Timetable: Action NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Date FR Cite 03/00/21 05/00/21 I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Marten Wallace, Procurement Analyst, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 969– 7736, Email: marten.wallace@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK22 E:\FR\FM\31MRP16.SGM 31MRP16 16963 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda 335. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– G513, Lease Payment Procedures E.O. 13771 Designation: Other. Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c) Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to establish a new clause to allow for a pass-through of taxes under payments for lease construction. The real estate tax base for a newly built or renovated building is uncertain until a tax assessment is completed, which can be a year or more after occupancy in some jurisdictions. Removing the tax base from the shell rent of a lease and providing a pass-through of the real estate taxes in lieu of a real estate tax adjustment over a base during the term of the lease will remove an element of risk from the pricing of rent, will result in greater competition, and will lower rental rates. Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. FR Cite 02/00/21 04/00/21 I Action jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS16 336. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– G517, Contracting Exemption for Regulated Utilities E.O. 13771 Designation: Other. 21:54 Mar 30, 2021 Date 337. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– G534, Extension of Certain Telecommunication Prohibitions to Lease Acquisitions E.O. 13771 Designation: Regulatory. Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 5 U.S.C. 801 Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to extend the requirements of section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 19 (Pub. L. 115–232) to lease acquisitions by requiring inclusion of the related Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provisions and clause. Generally, the FAR does not apply to leasehold acquisitions of real property. However, several FAR provisions have been adopted based on statutory requirements through GSAR part 570. Section 889 of the NDAA for FY 19 applies to Government lease acquisitions and extension of the FAR requirements will ensure compliance. Timetable: FR Cite Action I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Marten Wallace, Procurement Analyst, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 969– 7736, Email: marten.wallace@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK23 VerDate Sep<11>2014 Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c) Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to remove the requirement to establish a contract for services provided by regulated public utilities. This rule provides a deviation to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 41.201 to remove the unnecessary and burdensome requirements to seek bilateral written contracts for services provided by public utilities and to implement new, more efficient procedures in the GSAR to streamline the process. This deviation only applies to the acquisition of services from regulated public utilities. Based on review of 31 U.S.C. 1501(a)(8) and opinions from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the procedures set forth at FAR 41.2 are not necessary in order to comply with applicable fiscal law regarding the recording of obligations. Timetable: Jkt 253001 NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. 03/00/21 05/00/21 I NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Clarence Harrison, Procurement Analyst, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 227– 7051, Email: clarence.harrison@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK24 PO 00000 Date I Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Stephen Carroll, Procurement Analyst, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 817 253– 7858, Email: stephen.carroll@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK29 [FR Doc. 2021–05848 Filed 3–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–34–P Frm 00005 02/00/21 04/00/21 FR Cite E:\FR\FM\31MRP16.SGM 31MRP16

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

41 CFR Chapters 101, 102, 105, 300, and 302

48 CFR Chapter 5


Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: General Services Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: This agenda announces the proposed regulatory actions that GSA 
plans for the next 12 months and those that were completed since the 
fall 2019 edition. This agenda was developed under the guidelines of 
Executive Orders 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' as amended, 
Executive Order 13771 ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory 
Costs,'' and Executive Order 13563 ``Improving Regulation and 
Regulatory Review.'' GSA's purpose in publishing this agenda is to 
allow interested persons an opportunity to participate in the 
rulemaking process. GSA also invites interested persons to recommend 
existing significant regulations for review to determine whether they 
should be modified or eliminated. Published proposed rules may be 
reviewed in their entirety at the Government's rulemaking website at 
http://www.regulations.gov.
    Since the fall 2007 edition, the internet has been the basic means 
for disseminating the Unified Agenda. The complete Unified Agenda will 
be available online at www.reginfo.gov, in a format that offers users a 
greatly enhanced ability to obtain information from the Agenda 
database.
    Because publication in the Federal Register is mandated for the 
regulatory flexibility agendas required by the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act (5 U.S.C. 602), GSA's printed agenda entries include only:
    (1) Rules that are in the Agency's regulatory flexibility agenda, 
in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, because they are 
likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities; and
    (2) Any rules that the Agency has identified for periodic review 
under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
    Printing of these entries is limited to fields that contain 
information required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act's Agenda 
requirements. Additional information on these entries is available in 
the Unified Agenda published on the internet. In addition, for fall 
editions of the Agenda, the entire Regulatory Plan will continue to be 
printed in the Federal Register, as in past years, including GSA's 
regulatory plan.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lois Mandell, Division Director, 
Regulatory Secretariat Division, 1800 F Street NW, 2nd Floor, 
Washington, DC 20405-0001, 202-501-2735.
    This document of the General Services Administration was signed on 
September 4, 2020, by Jessica Salmoiraghi, Associate Administrator, 
Office of Government-wide Policy. That document with the original 
signature and date is maintained by the General Services 
Administration. For administrative purposes only, and in compliance 
with requirements of the Office of the Federal Register, the General 
Services Administration has delegated authority to the undersigned RISC 
Federal Register Liaison Officer to re-sign and submit the document in 
electronic format for publication, as an official document of the 
General Services Administration. This administrative process in no way 
alters the legal effect of this document upon publication in the 
Federal Register.

    Dated: March 16, 2021.
Alvin Levi Harrod,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, Regulatory Information Service 
Center.

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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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325.......................  General Services                   3090-AJ84
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2016-
                             G511, Contract
                             Requirements for GSA
                             Information Systems.
326.......................  General Services                   3090-AK09
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2019-
                             G503, Streamlining GSA
                             Commercial Contract
                             Clause Requirements.
327.......................  General Services                   3090-AK15
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G502, Increasing Order
                             Level Competition for
                             Federal Supply Schedules.
328.......................  General Service                    3090-AK16
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G503, Increasing Order
                             Level Competition for
                             Indefinite-Delivery,
                             Indefinite-Quantity
                             Contracts.
329.......................  General Service                    3090-AK17
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G504, Federal Supply
                             Schedule Catalog
                             Management.
330.......................  General Service                    3090-AK18
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G505, Clarify Commercial
                             Item Contract Terms and
                             Conditions.
331.......................  General Service                    3090-AK19
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G509, Extending Federal
                             Supply Schedule Orders
                             Beyond the Contract Term.
332.......................  General Service                    3090-AK20
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G510, Federal Supply
                             Schedule Economic Price
                             Adjustment.
333.......................  General Service                    3090-AK21
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G511, Updated Guidance
                             for Non-Federal Entities
                             Access to Federal Supply
                             Schedules.
334.......................  General Service                    3090-AK22
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G512, System for Award
                             Management Representation
                             for Leases.
335.......................  General Service                    3090-AK23
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G513, Lease Payment
                             Procedures.
336.......................  General Service                    3090-AK24
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G517, Contracting
                             Exemption for Regulated
                             Utilities.
337.......................  General Service                    3090-AK29
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G534, Extension of
                             Certain Telecommunication
                             Prohibitions to Lease
                             Acquisitions.
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Office of Acquisition Policy

Proposed Rule Stage

325. General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2016-
G511, Contract Requirements for GSA Information Systems

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to 
amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) 
to streamline and update requirements for contracts that involve GSA 
information systems. GSA's policies on cybersecurity and other 
information technology requirements have been previously issued and 
communicated by the Office of the Chief Information Officer through the 
GSA public website. By incorporating these requirements into the GSAR, 
the GSAR will provide centralized guidance to ensure consistent 
application across the organization. Integrating these requirements 
into the GSAR will also allow industry to provide public comments 
through the rulemaking process.
    This rule will require contracting officers to incorporate 
applicable GSA cybersecurity requirements within the statement of work 
to ensure compliance with Federal cybersecurity requirements and 
implement best practices for preventing cyber incidents. Contract 
requirements for internal information systems, external contractor 
systems, cloud systems, and mobile systems will be covered by this 
rule. This rule will also update existing GSAR provision 552.239-70, 
Information Technology Security Plan and Security Authorization, and 
GSAR clause 552.239-71, Security Requirements for Unclassified 
Information Technology Resources, to only require the provision and 
clause when the contract will involve information or information 
systems connected to a GSA network.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   01/00/21
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/00/21
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Johnnie McDowell, Procurement Analyst, General 
Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 
202 718-6112, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AJ84

326. General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2019-
G503, Streamlining GSA Commercial Contract Clause Requirements

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to 
amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) 
to streamline requirements for GSA commercial contracts. This rule will 
update GSAR Clauses 552.212-71 and 552.212-72 to remove any 
requirements that are not necessary by law or Executive Order.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   01/00/21
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/00/21
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Johnnie McDowell, Procurement Analyst, General 
Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 
202 718-6112, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK09

327. General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
G502, Increasing Order Level Competition for Federal Supply Schedules

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to 
amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) 
to streamline and update requirements for contracts that involve GSA 
information systems. GSA's policies on cybersecurity and other 
information technology requirements have been previously issued and 
communicated by the Office of the Chief Information Officer through the 
GSA public website. By incorporating these requirements into the GSAR, 
the GSAR will provide centralized guidance to ensure consistent 
application across the organization. Integrating these requirements 
into the GSAR will also allow industry to provide public comments 
through the rulemaking process.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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ANPRM...............................   08/19/20  85 FR 50989
ANPRM Comment Period End............   09/18/20
NPRM................................   03/00/21
NPRM Comment Period End.............   05/00/21
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Thomas O'Linn, Procurement Analyst, General 
Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 
202 445-0390, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK15

328. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
G503, Increasing Order Level Competition for Indefinite-Delivery, 
Indefinite-Quantity Contracts

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to 
amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) 
to implement section 876 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
(NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 (Pub. L. 115-232) as it relates to certain 
indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts. Section 876 amended 
41 U.S.C. 3306(c) by providing an exception to the requirement to 
consider price as an evaluation factor for the award of certain 
indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts and Federal Supply 
Schedule contracts. A separate case, GSAR Case 2020-G502, will address 
the implementation of Section 876 in relation to Federal Supply 
Schedule contracts.
    Timetable:

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Thomas O'Linn, Procurement Analyst, General 
Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 
202 445-0390, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK16

329. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
G504, Federal Supply Schedule Catalog Management

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to 
amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) 
to consolidate all terms related

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to Federal Supply Schedule catalog management, which are currently 
spread across multiple clauses, into one consolidated clause.
    Timetable:

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Byron Boyer, Procurement Analyst, General Services 
Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 817 850-
5580, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK17

330. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
G505, Clarify Commercial Item Contract Terms and Conditions

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to 
amend the General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to clarify 
commercial item contract terms and conditions. This rule will update 
GSAR Clause 552.212-4 to clarify the prescription and language 
applicable for the different clause alternates.
    Timetable:

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Johnnie McDowell, Procurement Analyst, General 
Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 
202 718-6112, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK18

331. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
G509, Extending Federal Supply Schedule Orders Beyond the Contract Term

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to 
amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) 
to clarify, update, and incorporate existing Federal Supply Schedule 
(FSS) program policies and procedures regarding performance of orders 
beyond the term of the base FSS contract. Specifically, the local FSS 
program policy titled I-FSS-163 Option to Extend the Term of the 
Contract (Evergreen) will be incorporated.
    Timetable:

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Thomas O'Linn, Procurement Analyst, General 
Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 
202 445-0390, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK19

332. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
G510, Federal Supply Schedule Economic Price Adjustment

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to 
amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) 
to clarify, update, and incorporate Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) 
program policies and procedures regarding economic price adjustment. 
This rule will update GSAR Clause 552.216-70 to incorporate the clause 
alternates in GSA's existing class deviation CD-2019-14.
    Timetable:

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Thomas O'Linn, Procurement Analyst, General 
Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 
202 445-0390, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK20

333. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
G511, Updated Guidance for Non-Federal Entities Access to Federal 
Supply Schedules

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 40 U.S.C. 502
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to 
amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) 
to streamline and clarify the requirements for use of Federal Supply 
Schedules by eligible Non-Federal Entities, such as state and local 
governments. Eligible Non Federal Entities are able to use Federal 
Supply Schedules based on authority from various laws, including 40 
U.S.C. 502(c).
    Timetable:

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NPRM................................   03/00/21  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Thomas O'Linn, Procurement Analyst, General 
Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 
202 445-0390, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK21

334. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
G512, System for Award Management Representation for Leases

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to 
amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) 
to remove the requirement for lease offerors to have an active System 
for Award Management (SAM) registration when submitting offers and 
instead allow offers up until the time of award to obtain an active SAM 
registration. Entities seeking Federal leases differ from the typical 
entities seeking Federal contracts in that common practice is to form a 
new entity for every new lease offer. Requiring representations from 
these entities prior to offer submission restricts competition. In 
addition, the tools in SAM typically used in the Government's 
evaluation of offers do not add value when evaluating lease offers.
    Timetable:

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Marten Wallace, Procurement Analyst, General 
Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 
202 969-7736, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK22

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335. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
G513, Lease Payment Procedures

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to 
amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) 
to establish a new clause to allow for a pass-through of taxes under 
payments for lease construction. The real estate tax base for a newly 
built or renovated building is uncertain until a tax assessment is 
completed, which can be a year or more after occupancy in some 
jurisdictions. Removing the tax base from the shell rent of a lease and 
providing a pass-through of the real estate taxes in lieu of a real 
estate tax adjustment over a base during the term of the lease will 
remove an element of risk from the pricing of rent, will result in 
greater competition, and will lower rental rates.
    Timetable:

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Marten Wallace, Procurement Analyst, General 
Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 
202 969-7736, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK23

336. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
G517, Contracting Exemption for Regulated Utilities

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to 
amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) 
to remove the requirement to establish a contract for services provided 
by regulated public utilities. This rule provides a deviation to 
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 41.201 to remove the unnecessary 
and burdensome requirements to seek bilateral written contracts for 
services provided by public utilities and to implement new, more 
efficient procedures in the GSAR to streamline the process. This 
deviation only applies to the acquisition of services from regulated 
public utilities. Based on review of 31 U.S.C. 1501(a)(8) and opinions 
from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the procedures set 
forth at FAR 41.2 are not necessary in order to comply with applicable 
fiscal law regarding the recording of obligations.
    Timetable:

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Clarence Harrison, Procurement Analyst, General 
Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 
202 227-7051, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK24

337. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
G534, Extension of Certain Telecommunication Prohibitions to Lease 
Acquisitions

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Regulatory.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 5 U.S.C. 801
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the 
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to extend 
the requirements of section 889 of the National Defense Authorization 
Act (NDAA) for FY 19 (Pub. L. 115-232) to lease acquisitions by 
requiring inclusion of the related Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 
provisions and clause. Generally, the FAR does not apply to leasehold 
acquisitions of real property. However, several FAR provisions have 
been adopted based on statutory requirements through GSAR part 570. 
Section 889 of the NDAA for FY 19 applies to Government lease 
acquisitions and extension of the FAR requirements will ensure 
compliance.
    Timetable:

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NPRM................................   02/00/21  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   04/00/21  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Stephen Carroll, Procurement Analyst, General 
Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 
817 253-7858, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK29

[FR Doc. 2021-05848 Filed 3-30-21; 8:45 am]
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