General Services Administration November 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: E6-20201
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-29
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS) proposes to establish a system of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a. The system of records, eLease (GSA/PBS-5), is an electronic system for managing Federal real property leases and for tracking leasing projects and associated documents. The system will ensure that the leasing program collects, assembles, and maintains information necessary for efficient and cost effective operation, control, and management of Federal leasing by PBS. The system will include personal information of individuals who engage in leasing activities with PBS.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-14; Introduction
Document Number: 06-9309
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-14. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-015, Common Identification Standard for Contractors
Document Number: 06-9308
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed to convert the interim rule published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 208 on January 3, 2006, to a final rule with changes. This final rule is amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to add the contractor personal identification requirements identified in the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12, ``Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors,'' and Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Number 201, ``Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors,'' as amended.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-045, Removal of Sanctions Against Certain EU Countries
Document Number: 06-9307
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed to adopt as final, without change, an interim rule that amended the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to remove the sanctions against certain European Union (EU) countries.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-017, Free Trade Agreements-Bahrain and Guatemala
Document Number: 06-9306
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Dominican RepublicCentral AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement with respect to Guatemala and the United StatesBahrain Free Trade Agreement.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-001, Free Trade Agreements-Morocco
Document Number: 06-9305
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) agree to adopt as final, without change, an interim rule that amended the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the new Free Trade Agreement with Morocco as approved by Congress (Public Law 108-302).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 06-9303
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to make editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-14; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 06-9302
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document is issued under the joint authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services and the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with Section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-14 which amend the FAR. An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2005-14 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:/ /www.regulations.gov.
Notification of a Public Meeting of the Small Business Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-19660
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Office of Small Business Utilization; Small Business Advisory Committee;, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is announcing a public meeting of the GSA Small Business Advisory Committee (the Committee).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Notification of Ownership Changes
Document Number: 06-9301
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning notification of ownership changes. This OMB clearance expires on January 31, 2007. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Architect-Engineer Qualifications (SF 330)
Document Number: 06-9299
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement for the ArchitectEngineer Qualifications form (SF 330). The clearance currently expires on December 31, 2006. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection ofinformation on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Preaward Survey Forms (Standard Forms 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1407, and 1408)
Document Number: 06-9268
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning preaward survey forms (Standard Forms 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1407, and 1408.) A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 38867, July 10, 2006. No comments were received. The clearance currently expires on January 31, 2007. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Best Practices Guide for Contractor Performance Data Collection and Use
Document Number: E6-19392
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Director, Integrated Acquisition Environment Division, General Services Administration invites comments on the proposed best practices guide, Contractor Performance in the Acquisition Process, for the collection and usage of contractor performance data.
Board of Contract Appeals; The Establishment of The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals and the Termination of The Boards of Contract Appeals of the General Services Administration and the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs
Document Number: E6-18982
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-09
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In section 847 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006, Pub. L. No. 109-163, Congress established the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) within GSA to hear and decide contract disputes involving executive agencies (other than the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, the Department of the Air Force, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the United States Postal Service, the Postal Rate Commission, and the Tennessee Valley Authority) under the provisions of the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 and regulations and rules issued thereunder. Boards of contract appeals currently exist at the General Services Administration and the departments of Agriculture, Energy, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs. Effective January 6, 2007, all of those boards in existence on that date will terminate, and their cases, Board judges, and other personnel will transfer to the new Civilian Board.
Seventh National Federal Fleet Management Workshop and Information Fair, Including Aviation and Motor Vehicle Workshops (FedFleet 2007)
Document Number: E6-18872
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-08
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is announcing that it will hold its Seventh National Federal Fleet Management Workshop and Information Fair (including Aviation and Motor Vehicle workshops) (FedFleet 2007). FedFleet 2007: Performance Measurement/Navigating Success will take place July 24-26 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida. FedFleet 2007 offers three days of valuable educational opportunities, with sessions being facilitated by fleet and aviation experts as well as invited professional speakers, various networking opportunities, and a first-class exhibit hall. In addition, a Basic Fleet class, optional but included in the registration fee, will be held on Sunday, July 22. A 24-hour ICAP Aircraft Safety Officer's (ASO) training course will begin on Monday, July 23. To attend, exhibit, or hold an agency-wide meeting, visit the FedFleet 2007 web site at www.fedfleet.org.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Examination of Records by Comptroller General and Contract Audit
Document Number: 06-9119
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-08
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning the examination of records by comptroller general and contract audit. The clearance currently expires on January 31, 2007. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Contractors' Purchasing Systems Reviews
Document Number: 06-9106
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-08
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning contractors' purchasing systems reviews. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 38866 on July 10, 2006. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Updated Systems of Records
Document Number: E6-18763
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-07
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is providing notice of a revision to the record system Labor-Management Relations Files (GSA/HRO-4). The system includes records of GSA employees who are union officials or who are in an exclusively recognized union.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Cost Accounting Standards Administration
Document Number: 06-9093
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-07
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning cost accounting standards administration. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 40998, July 19, 2006. No public comments were received. The clearance currently expires on January 31, 2007. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Summary Subcontract Report
Document Number: 06-9092
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-07
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning summary subcontract report. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 42838, July 28, 2006. No comments were received. The OMB clearance currently expires on October 31, 2006. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: E6-18600
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-03
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is publishing a final notice for the Government-wide system of records, GSA SmartPay[reg] Purchase Charge Card Program (GSA/GOVT-6). This final notice incorporates changes from feedback received to the notice originally published for public comment on June 16, 2006, proposing the establishment of the SmartPay[reg] Purchase Charge Care Program as a system of records under the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a. The feedback was provided by Federal agencies' program coordinators and were minor in nature, consisting of requests for clarification of terms and inclusion of certain examples, i.e., an explanation of what constitutes an ``expert, consultant, or contractor'' in routine use h., and inclusion of ``Approving Agency Officials and Federal agency/ organization program coordinators'' to clarify the types of Federal employees covered by the system. Additionally, minor editorial changes were made to ensure clarity. All changes were agreed to by the individuals who provided the feedback. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The GSA SmartPay[reg] Purchase Charge Card Program (GSA/GOVT-6) system of records, for which GSA has Government-wide responsibility, assembles and maintains charge card related information and ensures the efficient and cost effective operation, control, and management of commercial purchasing activities by Federal agencies. The system includes personal information of individuals to enhance the Federal government's ability to monitor official purchases, payments, and expenses involving purchase charge card transactions.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Patents
Document Number: 06-8994
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-01
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork ReductionAct of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation(FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget(OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approvedinformation collection requirement concerning patents. A request forpublic comments was published in the Federal Register at 71FR 40998, on July 19, 2006. No public comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection ofinformation is necessary for the proper performance of functions of theFAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate ofthe public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and basedon valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility,and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we canminimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are torespond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniquesor other forms of information technology.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection;Defense Production Act Amendments
Document Number: 06-8993
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-01
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork ReductionAct of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation(FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget(OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approvedinformation collection requirement concerning Defense Production ActAmendments. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 38866, July 10, 2006. No commentswere received. The clearancecurrently expires on October 31, 2006. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection ofinformation is necessary for the proper performance of functions of theFAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate ofthe public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and basedon valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility,and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we canminimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are torespond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniquesor other forms of information technology.