Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, 41286-41289 [2021-14883]

Download as PDF 41286 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 144 / Friday, July 30, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 41 CFR Chapters 101, 102, 105, 300, 301, 302, and 304 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 2020 edition. This agenda was developed under the guidelines of Executive Orders 12866 ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review,’’ 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 SUMMARY: 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. Dated: March 11, 2021. Krystal J. Brumfield, Associate Administrator, Office of Government-Wide Policy. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION—PROPOSED RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 210 .................... 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 Products and Services 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–G534, Extension of Certain Telecommunication Prohibitions to Lease Acquisitions. General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2021–G505, Amending Prescriptions for Including FAR Provisions and Clauses in Lease Procurements. General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2021–G522, Contract Requirements for High-Security Leased Space. 211 .................... 212 .................... 213 .................... 214 .................... 215 .................... 216 .................... 217 .................... 218 .................... 219 .................... 220 .................... 221 .................... 222 .................... 223 .................... 3090–AJ84 3090–AK09 3090–AK15 3090–AK16 3090–AK17 3090–AK18 3090–AK19 3090–AK20 3090–AK21 3090–AK22 3090–AK23 3090–AK29 3090–AK36 3090–AK39 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with PROPOSALS16 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION—COMPLETED ACTIONS Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 224 .................... General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020–G517, Contracting Exemption for Regulated Utilities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Jul 29, 2021 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\30JYP16.SGM 30JYP16 3090–AK24 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 144 / Friday, July 30, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda RIN: 3090–AJ84 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA) Proposed Rule Stage Office of Acquisition Policy 210. General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2016– G511, Contract Requirements for GSA Information Systems 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 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with PROPOSALS16 NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. FR Cite 07/00/21 09/00/21 I I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Johnnie McDowell, Procurement Analyst, GSA Acquisition Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 718– 6112, Email: johnnie.mcdowell@gsa.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Jul 29, 2021 Jkt 250001 Action 211. General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2019– G503, Streamlining GSA Commercial Contract Clause Requirements 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: NPRM Comment Period End. Date 41287 FR Cite 11/00/21 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Thomas O’Linn, Procurement Analyst, GSA Acquisition Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 445– 0390, Email: thomas.olinn@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK15 213. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– G503, Increasing Order Level Competition for Indefinite–Delivery, Indefinite–Quantity Contracts Action Date FR Cite Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); Pub. L. 115–232, sec. 876 NPRM .................. 09/00/21 Abstract: The General Services NPRM Comment 11/00/21 Period End. Administration (GSA) is proposing to I I amend the General Services Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Administration Acquisition Regulation Required: Yes. (GSAR) to implement Section 876 of the Agency Contact: Johnnie McDowell, National Defense Authorization Act Procurement Analyst, GSA Acquisition (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 (Pub. Policy Division, General Services L. 115–232) as it relates to certain Administration, 1800 F Street NW, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 718– contracts. Section 876 amended 41 6112, Email: johnnie.mcdowell@gsa.gov. U.S.C. 3306(c) by providing an RIN: 3090–AK09 exception to the requirement to consider price as an evaluation factor for the 212. General Services Acquisition award of certain indefinite-delivery, Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– indefinite-quantity contracts and G502, Increasing Order Level Federal Supply Schedule contracts. A Competition for Federal Supply separate case, GSAR Case 2020–G502, Schedules will address the implementation of Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); Pub. Section 876 in relation to Federal L. 115–232 sec. 876 Supply Schedule contracts. Abstract: The General Services Timetable: Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Action Date FR Cite Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to implement section 876 of the NPRM .................. 09/00/21 NPRM Comment 11/00/21 National Defense Authorization Act Period End. (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 (Pub. I L. 115–232) as it relates to Federal Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Supply Schedule contracts. Section 876 Required: Yes. amended 41 U.S.C. 3306(c) by providing Agency Contact: Thomas O’Linn, an exception to the requirement to Procurement Analyst, GSA Acquisition consider price as an evaluation factor Policy Division, General Services for the award of certain indefiniteAdministration, 1800 F Street NW, delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts and Federal Supply Schedule contracts. Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 445– A separate case, GSAR Case 2020–G503, 0390, Email: thomas.olinn@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK16 will address the implementation of Section 876 in relation to other 214. General Service Acquisition indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– contracts. G504, Federal Supply Schedule Catalog Timetable: Management Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c) Action Date FR Cite Abstract: The General Services ANPRM ............... 08/19/20 85 FR 50989 Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services ANPRM Comment 09/18/20 Administration Acquisition Regulation Period End. (GSAR) to consolidate all terms related NPRM .................. I 09/00/21 I PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\30JYP16.SGM 30JYP16 41288 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 144 / Friday, July 30, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda to Federal Supply Schedule catalog management, which are currently spread across multiple clauses, into one consolidated clause. Timetable: Action Date 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: FR Cite Action NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. 06/00/21 08/00/21 I NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Thomas O’Linn, Procurement Analyst, GSA Acquisition Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 445– 0390, Email: thomas.olinn@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK17 215. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– G505, Clarify Commercial Products and Services Contract Terms and Conditions 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 products and services 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 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with PROPOSALS16 I 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 Jkt 250001 Action I 217. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– G510, Federal Supply Schedule Economic Price Adjustment 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. 216. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– G509, Extending Federal Supply Schedule Orders Beyond the Contract Term 20:48 Jul 29, 2021 06/00/21 08/00/21 Action Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Johnnie McDowell, Procurement Analyst, GSA Acquisition Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 718– 6112, Email: johnnie.mcdowell@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK18 FR Cite Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Thomas O’Linn, Procurement Analyst, GSA Acquisition Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 445– 0390, Email: thomas.olinn@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK19 08/00/21 10/00/21 I I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis VerDate Sep<11>2014 Date I 09/00/21 11/00/21 FR Cite I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Thomas O’Linn, Procurement Analyst, GSA Acquisition Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 445– 0390, Email: thomas.olinn@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK20 218. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– G511, Updated Guidance for Non– Federal Entities Access to Federal Supply Schedules 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 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4701 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: Sfmt 4702 NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Date FR Cite 09/00/21 11/00/21 I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Thomas O’Linn, Procurement Analyst, GSA Acquisition Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 445– 0390, Email: thomas.olinn@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK21 219. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– G512, System for Award Management Representation for Leases 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 for non-high-security space 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. Timetable: Action NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Date FR Cite 11/00/21 01/00/22 I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Marten Wallace, Procurement Analyst, GSA Acquisition Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 969– 7736, Email: marten.wallace@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK22 220. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– G513, Lease Payment Procedures Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c) E:\FR\FM\30JYP16.SGM 30JYP16 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 144 / Friday, July 30, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda 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 12/00/21 02/00/22 I I lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with PROPOSALS16 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Marten Wallace, Procurement Analyst, GSA Acquisition Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 969– 7736, Email: marten.wallace@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK23 221. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– G534, Extension of Certain Telecommunication Prohibitions to Lease Acquisitions Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 5 U.S.C. 801; Pub. L. 115–232 sec. 889 Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to extend the requirements of section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 (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 applies to Government lease acquisitions and extension of the FAR requirements will ensure compliance. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Jul 29, 2021 Jkt 250001 Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. FR Cite 07/00/21 09/00/21 I I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Stephen Carroll, Procurement Analyst, GSA Acquisition Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 817 253– 7858, Email: stephen.carroll@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK29 222. • General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2021– G505, Amending Prescriptions for Including Far Provisions and Clauses in Lease Procurements 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 revise the prescriptions for FAR provisions and clauses that apply to lease solicitations and contracts. Additionally, GSA is proposing to make conforming changes to some provision and clause titles and numbers listed to align with the FAR, along with other editorial changes. Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. FR Cite 08/00/21 10/00/21 I I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Christina Mullins, Director, GSA Acquisition Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 969– 4066, Email: christina.mullins@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK36 223. • General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2021– G522, Contract Requirements for HighSecurity Leased Space 41289 (GSAR) to incorporate contractor disclosure requirements and access limitations for high-security leased space pursuant to the Secure Federal Leases Act (Pub. L. 116–276). Covered entities are required to identify whether the immediate, highest-level, or beneficial owner of a high-security leased space, including an entity involved in the financing thereof, is a foreign person or entity when first submitting a proposal and annually thereafter. Timetable: Action NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Date FR Cite 09/00/21 11/00/21 I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Marten Wallace, Procurement Analyst, GSA Acquisition Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 969– 7736, Email: marten.wallace@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AK39 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA) Completed Actions 224. General Service Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020– G517, Contracting Exemption for Regulated Utilities Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c) Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is withdrawing this case because it has been determined the changes required are non-regulatory, internally focused guidance. Completed: Action Withdrawn ........... Date FR Cite 02/24/21 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Clarence Harrison, Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); Pub. Phone: 202 227–7051, Email: L. 116–276 clarence.harrison@gsa.gov. Abstract: The General Services RIN: 3090–AK24 Administration (GSA) is proposing to [FR Doc. 2021–14883 Filed 7–29–21; 8:45 am] amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation BILLING CODE 6820–34–P PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\30JYP16.SGM 30JYP16

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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 2020 edition. This agenda was developed under the guidelines of 
Executive Orders 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' 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.

    Dated: March 11, 2021.
Krystal J. Brumfield,
Associate Administrator, Office of Government-Wide Policy.

          General Services Administration--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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210.......................  General Services                   3090-AJ84
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2016-
                             G511, Contract
                             Requirements for GSA
                             Information Systems.
211.......................  General Services                   3090-AK09
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2019-
                             G503, Streamlining GSA
                             Commercial Contract
                             Clause Requirements.
212.......................  General Services                   3090-AK15
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G502, Increasing Order
                             Level Competition for
                             Federal Supply Schedules.
213.......................  General Service                    3090-AK16
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G503, Increasing Order
                             Level Competition for
                             Indefinite-Delivery,
                             Indefinite-Quantity
                             Contracts.
214.......................  General Service                    3090-AK17
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G504, Federal Supply
                             Schedule Catalog
                             Management.
215.......................  General Service                    3090-AK18
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G505, Clarify Commercial
                             Products and Services
                             Contract Terms and
                             Conditions.
216.......................  General Service                    3090-AK19
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G509, Extending Federal
                             Supply Schedule Orders
                             Beyond the Contract Term.
217.......................  General Service                    3090-AK20
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G510, Federal Supply
                             Schedule Economic Price
                             Adjustment.
218.......................  General Service                    3090-AK21
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G511, Updated Guidance
                             for Non-Federal Entities
                             Access to Federal Supply
                             Schedules.
219.......................  General Service                    3090-AK22
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G512, System for Award
                             Management Representation
                             for Leases.
220.......................  General Service                    3090-AK23
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G513, Lease Payment
                             Procedures.
221.......................  General Service                    3090-AK29
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G534, Extension of
                             Certain Telecommunication
                             Prohibitions to Lease
                             Acquisitions.
222.......................  General Services                   3090-AK36
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2021-
                             G505, Amending
                             Prescriptions for
                             Including FAR Provisions
                             and Clauses in Lease
                             Procurements.
223.......................  General Services                   3090-AK39
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2021-
                             G522, Contract
                             Requirements for High-
                             Security Leased Space.
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           General Services Administration--Completed Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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224.......................  General Service                    3090-AK24
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2020-
                             G517, Contracting
                             Exemption for Regulated
                             Utilities.
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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA)

Proposed Rule Stage

Office of Acquisition Policy

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

    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................................   07/00/21  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   09/00/21  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Johnnie McDowell, Procurement Analyst, GSA 
Acquisition Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F 
Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 718-6112, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AJ84

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

    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................................   09/00/21  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/00/21  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Johnnie McDowell, Procurement Analyst, GSA 
Acquisition Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F 
Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 718-6112, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK09

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

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); Pub. L. 115-232 sec. 876
    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 (FY) 2019 (Pub. L. 115-232) as it relates to 
Federal Supply Schedule 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-G503, will address the implementation of 
Section 876 in relation to other indefinite-delivery, indefinite-
quantity contracts.
    Timetable:

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ANPRM...............................   08/19/20  85 FR 50989
ANPRM Comment Period End............   09/18/20  .......................
NPRM................................   09/00/21  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/00/21  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Thomas O'Linn, Procurement Analyst, GSA Acquisition 
Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 445-0390, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK15

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

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); Pub. L. 115-232, sec. 876
    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 (FY) 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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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   09/00/21  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/00/21  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Thomas O'Linn, Procurement Analyst, GSA Acquisition 
Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 445-0390, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK16

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

    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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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   06/00/21  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   08/00/21  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Thomas O'Linn, Procurement Analyst, GSA Acquisition 
Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 445-0390, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK17

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

    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 products and services 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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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   08/00/21  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   10/00/21  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Johnnie McDowell, Procurement Analyst, GSA 
Acquisition Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F 
Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 718-6112, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK18

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

    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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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   06/00/21  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   08/00/21  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Thomas O'Linn, Procurement Analyst, GSA Acquisition 
Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 445-0390, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK19

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

    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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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   09/00/21  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/00/21  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Thomas O'Linn, Procurement Analyst, GSA Acquisition 
Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 445-0390, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK20

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

    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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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   09/00/21  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/00/21  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Thomas O'Linn, Procurement Analyst, GSA Acquisition 
Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 445-0390, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK21

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

    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 for non-high-security 
space 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.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   11/00/21  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   01/00/22  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Marten Wallace, Procurement Analyst, GSA 
Acquisition Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F 
Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 969-7736, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK22

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

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)

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    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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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   12/00/21  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   02/00/22  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Marten Wallace, Procurement Analyst, GSA 
Acquisition Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F 
Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 969-7736, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK23

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

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 5 U.S.C. 801; Pub. L. 115-232 
sec. 889
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to 
amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) 
to extend the requirements of section 889 of the National Defense 
Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 (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 applies to Government 
lease acquisitions and extension of the FAR requirements will ensure 
compliance.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   07/00/21  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   09/00/21  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Stephen Carroll, Procurement Analyst, GSA 
Acquisition Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F 
Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 817 253-7858, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK29

222.  General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 
2021-G505, Amending Prescriptions for Including Far Provisions and 
Clauses in Lease Procurements

    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 revise the prescriptions for FAR provisions and clauses that apply 
to lease solicitations and contracts. Additionally, GSA is proposing to 
make conforming changes to some provision and clause titles and numbers 
listed to align with the FAR, along with other editorial changes.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   08/00/21  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   10/00/21  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Christina Mullins, Director, GSA Acquisition Policy 
Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 969-4066, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK36

223.  General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 
2021-G522, Contract Requirements for High-Security Leased Space

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); Pub. L. 116-276
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to 
amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) 
to incorporate contractor disclosure requirements and access 
limitations for high-security leased space pursuant to the Secure 
Federal Leases Act (Pub. L. 116-276). Covered entities are required to 
identify whether the immediate, highest-level, or beneficial owner of a 
high-security leased space, including an entity involved in the 
financing thereof, is a foreign person or entity when first submitting 
a proposal and annually thereafter.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   09/00/21  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/00/21  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Marten Wallace, Procurement Analyst, GSA 
Acquisition Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F 
Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 969-7736, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK39

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA)

Completed Actions

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

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is withdrawing 
this case because it has been determined the changes required are non-
regulatory, internally focused guidance.
    Completed:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Withdrawn...........................   02/24/21  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Clarence Harrison, Phone: 202 227-7051, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK24

[FR Doc. 2021-14883 Filed 7-29-21; 8:45 am]
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