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General Services Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 2008-G506; Rewrite of GSAR Part 515, Contracting by Negotiation
Document Number: E8-22745
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to revise language that provides requirements for contracting by negotiation.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Federal Acquisition and Community Right-To-Know
Document Number: E8-22740
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
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 reporting requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. 11001-11050) and the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 13101-13109). The clearance currently expires onJanuary 31, 2009. 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 Management Regulation (FMR); Motor Vehicle Management; Notice of GSA Bulletin FMR B-22
Document Number: E8-22643
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice announces Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Bulletin B-22. Bulletin B-22 provides a deviation from the FMR to allow executive agencies to purchase premium fuel for Government owned and leased vehicles when lower grade fuels are not available due to possible nationwide market shortages due to refinery damage caused by Hurricane Ike. GSA Bulletin FMR B-22 may be found at www.gsa.gov/ bulletin.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 2008-G517; Cooperative Purchasing-Acquisition of Security and Law Enforcement Related Goods and Services (Schedule 84) by State and Local Governments Through Federal Supply Schedules
Document Number: E8-21927
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to implement Pub.L. 110-248, The Local Preparedness Acquisition Act. The Act authorizes the Administrator of General Services to provide for the use by State or local governments of Federal Supply Schedules of the General Services Administration (GSA) for alarm and signal systems, facility management systems, firefighting and rescue equipment, law enforcement and security equipment, marine craft and related equipment, special purpose clothing, and related services (as contained in Federal supply classification code group 84 or any amended or subsequent version of that Federal supply classification group).
Federal Management Regulation; Motor Vehicle Management; Notice of GSA Bulletin FMR B-19
Document Number: E8-21921
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice announces GSA Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Bulletin B-19. This bulletin provides guidance to Federal agencies on increasing fuel efficiency for the Federal motor vehicle fleets. GSA Bulletin FMR B-19 may be found at www.gsa.gov/fmrbulletin.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2007-007, Additional Requirements for Competition Advocate Annual Reports
Document Number: E8-21388
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require that annual reviews by executive agency competition advocates be provided in writing to both the agency senior procurement executive and the agency chief acquisition officer, if designated, and that the reports specifically address the quality of planning, executing, and managing of task and delivery orders over $1 million.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-014, Local Community Recovery Act of 2006
Document Number: E8-21387
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 adopted as final, with a minor change to the second interim rule, two interim rules amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement amendments to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. The first interim rule was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 44546, August 4, 2006. The second interim rule was published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 63084, November 7, 2007.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2007-015, Administrative Changes to the FPI Blanket Waiver and the JWOD Program Name
Document Number: E8-21386
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to increase the blanket waiver threshold for small dollar-value purchases from Federal Prison Industries (FPI) by Federal agencies and to change the name of the JWOD Program to the AbilityOne Program.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008-001, Changing the Name of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization for DoD
Document Number: E8-21385
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to change the name of the ``Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization'' to the ``Office of Small Business Programs'' for the Department of Defense.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2007-020, Correcting Statutory References Related to the Higher Education Act of 1965
Document Number: E8-21384
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to correct references to sections of the Higher Education Act of 1965 at FAR 2.101 and 52.2. These sections of the Act contain the definitions of minority institution and Hispanic-serving institution. The citations for these sections changed when the Higher Education Act of 1965 was amended by the Higher Education Amendments of 1998. This final rule updates the FAR accordingly.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-27; Introduction
Document Number: E8-21383
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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) 2005-27. 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 2005-018, Contract Debts
Document Number: E8-21382
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the policies and procedures for contract debts.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2007-022, Subcontractor Requests for Bonds
Document Number: E8-21381
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to clarify that the clause ``Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds'' does not apply to commercial items.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008-002, Extension of Authority for Use of Simplified Acquisition Procedures for Certain Commercial Items
Document Number: E8-21380
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Section 822 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Pub. L. 110-181).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008-006, Enhanced Competition for Task and Delivery Order Contracts-Section 843 of the Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Act
Document Number: E8-21379
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Act, Section 843 ``Enhanced Competition for Task and Delivery Order Contracts'' (FY08 NDAA). Section 843 of the FY08 NDAA stipulates several requirements regarding enhancing competition within Federal contracting.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-025, Online Representations and Certifications Application Review
Document Number: E8-21378
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the prescription for use of clauses for the use of Environmental Protection Agency-designated products and toxic chemical release reporting.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-27; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: E8-21370
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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) 2005-27 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 2005-27 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:/ /www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-027, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin
Document Number: E8-21369
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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, with change, the interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Section 104 of the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005. Section 104 requires that entities that operate any business on any premises owned or controlled by the United States be capable of accepting and dispensing $1 coins on January 1, 2008. Subsequent to this, Pub. L. 110-147 amended 31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)(A), to allow an exception from the $1 coin dispensing capability requirement for vending machines that do not receive currency denominations greater than $1.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendment
Document Number: E8-21368
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation in order to make editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2007-002, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Administration and Associated Federal Acquisition Regulation Clauses
Document Number: E8-21367
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 revise the contract clauses related to the administration of the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) to maintain consistency between the FAR and CAS.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-004, CAS Administration
Document Number: E8-21365
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 a proposed rule, published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 58338, October 3, 2006, as a final rule, with minor changes. The rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement revisions to the regulations related to the administration of the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) as they pertain to contracts with foreign concerns, including United Kingdom (U.K.) concerns.
General Services Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 2008-G503; Rewrite of GSAR Part 505, Publicizing Contract Actions
Document Number: E8-21121
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-16
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to revise language that provides requirements for publicizing contract actions.
Notice of Request for Nominations for Subcommittee on Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), GSA Small Business Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-21455
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Office of Small Business Utilization; Small Business Advisory Committee;, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is requesting the public to submit nominations of individuals for the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Subcommittee of the GSA Small Business Advisory Committee as a part of GSA's initiative to meet and exceed its three percent contracting goal for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.
Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Motor Vehicle Management; Notice of GSA Bulletin FMR B-20
Document Number: E8-21072
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-11
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This bulletin provides a deviation for executive agencies to purchase premium fuel for Government owned and leased vehicles when lower grade fuels are not available due to market shortages in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas due to the flooding and damage from Hurricane Gustav. GSA Bulletin FMR B-20 may be found at www.gsa.gov/bulletin.
Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Notice of GSA Bulletin FTR 08-10
Document Number: E8-21071
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-11
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This Bulletin informs agencies that certain provisions of the FTR governing the authorization of actual subsistence expenses for official travel (both TDY and relocation) are temporarily waived as a result of Hurricane Gustav, because it is expected that finding lodging facilities and/or adequate meals may be difficult, and distances involved may be great resulting in increased costs for per diem expenses. GSA Bulletin FTR 08-10 may be found at www.gsa.gov/bulletin.
Federal Travel Regulation; Relocation Income Tax (RIT) Allowance Tax Tables-2008 Update
Document Number: Z8-10022
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-02
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Federal Management Regulation; FMR Case 2007-102-1, Replacement of Personal Property Pursuant to the Exchange/Sale Authority
Document Number: E8-19892
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration is amending the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) by updating coverage on the replacement of personal property pursuant to the exchange/sale authority. The changes were prompted by recommendations of the Federal Asset Management Evaluation (FAME) interagency working group led by GSA.
Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel; Notification of Public Advisory Panel Meetings
Document Number: E8-19772
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-26
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel (MAS Panel), a Federal Advisory Committee, will hold public meetings on the following dates: Friday, September 19, 2008; Monday, September 22, 2008; Monday, October 6, 2008; and Monday, October 27, 2008. GSA utilizes the MAS program to establish long-term Governmentwide contracts with responsible firms to provide Federal, State, and local government customers with access to a wide variety of commercial supplies (products) and services. The MAS Panel was established to develop advice and recommendations on MAS program pricing policies, provisions, and procedures in the context of current commercial pricing practices. For the next 3 to 4 meetings, the Panel plans to focus on developing recommendations for MAS program pricing provisions for the acquisition of (1) professional services; (2) products; (3) total solutions which consist of professional services and products; and (4) non professional services. In developing the recommendations, the Panel will, at a minimum, address these 5 questions for each of the 4 types of acquisitions envisioned above: (1) Where does competition take place?; (2) If competition takes place primarily at the task/delivery order level, does a fair and reasonable price determination at the MAS contract level really matter?; (3) If the Panel consensus is that competition is at the task order level, are the methods that GSA uses to determine fair and reasonable prices and maintain the price/discount relationship with the basis of award customer(s) adequate?; (4) If the current policy is not adequate, what are the recommendations to improve the policy/guidance; and (5) If fair and reasonable price determination at the MAS contract level is not beneficial and the fair and reasonable price determination is to be determined only at the task/delivery order level, then what is the GSA role? To that end, the Panel would like to hear from the many stakeholders of the MAS program. The MAS program stakeholders include, but not limited to, ordering agency contracting officers, GSA contracting officers, schedule contract holders, Congress, program managers, General Accountability Office, and federal agency Inspector General Offices. The panel is particularly interested in stakeholder views as to how the issues discussed above may relate differently to the purchase of goods, services, or goods and services that are configured to propose an integrated solution to an agency's needs. September 19, 2008, is the last date that the Panel will entertain oral comments. Written comments may be submitted at any time in accordance with the guidance below. I. Acquisition of Services and Solutions Discussion and Recommendations Discussions will take place on Friday, September 19, 2008, and Monday, September 22, 2008. The meetings will be held at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Building, 2nd Floor, 1725 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. The building is located at the corner of 18th Street and New York Avenue, NW. Entrance to the building is on either 18th Street, or New York Avenue. The AIA is within walking distance of the Farragut North and Farragut West metro stops. The meeting start time for each day is 8:00 a.m., and it will adjourn no later than 5:00 p.m. II. Acquisition of Products Discussion and Recommendations Discussions will take place on Monday, October 6, 2008, and Monday, October 20, 2008. Monday, October 6, 2008, Location & Address: The meeting will be held at the Jury's Washington Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. The hotel is within walking distance from the Dupont Circle metro stop. The meeting start time is 9:00 a.m., and it will adjourn no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 27, 2008, Location and Address: The meeting will be held at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Building, 2nd Floor, 1725 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The building is located at the corner of 18th Street and New York Avenue, NW. Entrance to the building is on either 18th Street or New York Avenue. The AIA is within walking distance of the Farragut North and Farragut West metro stops. The meeting start time is 9:00 a.m., and it will adjourn no later than 5:00 p.m. For presentations before the Panel, the following guidance is provided: Oral comments: September 19, 2008 is the last meeting date for oral comments. Requests to present oral comments at this meeting must be in writing (e-mail or fax) and received by the Designated Federal Official, Pat Brooks, at the below address ten (10) business days prior to the meeting date. Each individual or group requesting an oral presentation will be limited to a total time of five minutes. Speakers should bring at least 50 copies of their comments for distribution to the reviewers and public at the meeting. Written Comments: Written comments must be received ten (10) business days prior to the meeting date so that the comments may be provided to the Panel for their consideration prior to the meeting. Comments should be supplied to Ms. Brooks at the address/contact information noted below in the following format: one hard copy with original signature and one electronic copy via email in Microsoft Word. Subsequent meeting dates, locations, and times will be published at least 15 days prior to the meeting date.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer
Document Number: E8-19669
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-25
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 payment by electronic funds transfer. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 73 FR 30611, May 28, 2008. 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.
Federal Management Regulation; FMR Case 2003-102-1; Mail Management
Document Number: E8-19506
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-25
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration is amending the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) by revising the current mail management policy. This final rule incorporates changes made to the current interim rule.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Correction
Document Number: E8-19501
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing a correction to GSAR Amendment 2008-01; GSAR Case 2006-G505; (Change 22), which was published in the Federal Register at 73 FR 46202, August 8, 2008.
General Services Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 2008-G515; Rewrite of GSAR Part 549, Termination of Contracts
Document Number: E8-18722
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to revise language that provides requirements for termination of contracts.
Federal Management Regulation; Federal Real Property Report
Document Number: E8-18720
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In furtherance of Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Bulletin 2007-B4, this notice announces the release of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 edition of the Federal Real Property Report, which provides an overview of the U.S. Government's owned and leased real property as of September 30, 2007. The FY 2007 Federal Real Property Report is now available.
General Services Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 2007-G502; Rewrite of GSAR Part 513, Simplified Acquisition Procedures
Document Number: Z8-17549
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-11
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Maximum Per Diem Rates for the Continental United States (CONUS)
Document Number: E8-18413
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-08
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration's (GSA's) annual per diem review has resulted in lodging and meal allowance changes for locations within the continental United States (CONUS) to provide for the reimbursement of Federal employees' expenses covered by per diem. Per Diem Bulletin 09-01 updates the maximum per diem amounts in existing per diem localities. The CONUS per diem rates prescribed in Bulletin 09-01 may be found at http://www.gsa.gov/perdiem. GSA based the lodging per diem rates on the average daily rate that the lodging industry reports. The use of such data in the per diem rate setting process enhances the Government's ability to obtain policy compliant lodging where it is needed. In conjunction with the annual lodging study, GSA identified two new non-standard areas; Fayetteville, North Carolina (Cumberland) and Fredericksburg, Virginia (City of Fredericksburg), which prompted an out of cycle meal survey for these areas. For a complete listing of pertinent information that must be submitted through a Federal executive agency for GSA to restudy a location, or if a CONUS or standard CONUS per diem rate is insufficient to meet necessary expenses, please review numbers 4 and 5 of our per diem Frequently Asked Questions at http://www.gsa.gov/perdiemfaqs.
Real Property Asset Management Guiding Principles
Document Number: E8-18350
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-08
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This bulletin cancels GSA Bulletin FMR Bulletin 2006-B5, Real Property Asset Management Principles, published in the Federal Register on June 16, 2006, that introduced new Guiding Principles case studies to help Federal agencies manage and improve real property performance effectively in support of Executive Order 13327, ``Federal Real Property Asset Management.'' This bulletin updates the case studies to provide current asset management examples and best practices.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Rewrite of GSAR Part 522, Application of Labor Laws to Government Acquisitions
Document Number: E8-18290
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-08
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to revise language pertaining to application of labor laws to Government acquisitions. This rule is a product of the General Services Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM) Rewrite Initiative, undertaken by GSA to revise the regulation to maintain consistency with the FAR and implement streamlined and innovative acquisition procedures for contractors, offerors, and GSA contracting personnel. The GSAM incorporates the GSAR as well as internal agency acquisition policy.
Information Collection; Federal Management Regulation; Standard Form 151, Deposit Bond, Annual Sale of Government Personal Property
Document Number: E8-18116
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the General Services Administration has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement regarding Standard Form 151, Deposit Bond, Annual Sale of Government Personal Property. A request for public comments was published at 72 FR 20052, April 14, 2008. No comments were received. This OMB clearance expires on September 30, 2008. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary 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.
Information Collection; Standard Form 150, Deposit Bond-Individual Invitation, Sale of Government Personal Property
Document Number: E8-18113
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the General Services Administration 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 regarding Standard Form 150, Deposit Bond- Individual Invitation, Sale of Government Personal Property. The clearance currently expires on September 30, 2008. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary 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; and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Price Reductions Clause
Document Number: E8-17981
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the General Services Administration 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 regarding the GSAR Price Reductions Clause. The clearance currently expires on October 31, 2008. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary 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; and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
General Services Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 2006-G517; Rewrite of GSAR Part 528, Bonds and Insurance
Document Number: E8-17938
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-05
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to revise language that provides requirements for bonds and insurance.
General Services Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 2008-G514; Rewrite of GSAR Part 546, Quality Assurance
Document Number: E8-17902
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-05
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to revise language that provides requirements for quality assurance.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Past Performance Information
Document Number: E8-17901
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-05
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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 past performance information. The clearance currently expires on November 30, 2008. 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.
General Services Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 2008-G502; Improper Personal Conflicts of Interest
Document Number: E8-17790
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-04
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to revise language regarding requirements for improper business practices and personal conflicts of interest.
General Services Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 2007-G502; Rewrite of GSAR Part 513, Simplified Acquisition Procedures
Document Number: E8-17549
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-01
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to revise and update the agency's implementation of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures.
General Services Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 2008-G504; Rewrite of GSAR Part 512, Acquisition of Commercial Items
Document Number: E8-17540
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-01
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to revise the language pertaining to requirements for the acquisition of commercial items.
General Services Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 2006-G520; Rewrite of GSAR Part 525, Foreign Acquisition
Document Number: E8-17373
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to update the text addressing foreign acquisition. This rule is a result of the General Services Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM) Rewrite initiative undertaken by GSA to revise the GSAM to maintain consistency with the FAR, and to implement streamlined and innovative acquisition procedures that contractors, offerors and GSA contracting personnel can utilize when entering into and administering contractual relationships. The GSAM incorporates the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) as well as internal agency acquisition policy. GSA will rewrite each part of the GSAR and GSAM, and as each part is rewritten, will publish it in the Federal Register. This part is a continuance in a series of revisions. It covers the rewrite of GSAR Part 525, Foreign Acquisition.
Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards in Personal Property Management; Notice of GSA Bulletin FMR B-18
Document Number: E8-17184
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice announces GSA Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Bulletin B-18 which provides guidance to Federal agencies on the use of voluntary consensus standards in managing the personal property assets under their control. This bulletin is discretionary to executive agencies. GSA Bulletin FMR B-18 may be found at www.gsa.gov/ fmrbulletin.
Federal Travel Regulation; Privately Owned Vehicle Mileage Reimbursement
Document Number: E8-17183
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule amends the mileage reimbursement rate for use of a privately owned vehicle (POV) when that mode of transportation is authorized or approved as more advantageous to the Government. The governing regulation is revised to increase the cost of operating a privately owned airplane from $1.07 to $1.26 per mile, a privately owned automobile (POA) from $0.505 to $0.585 cents per mile, and a privately owned motorcycle from $0.305 to $0.585 cents per mile.
Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Relocation Allowances-Standard Mileage Rate for Moving Purposes
Document Number: E8-17091
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
On December 11, 2007, the General Services Administration (GSA) published FTR Amendment 2007-06 in the Federal Register (72 FR 70234) specifying that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Standard Mileage Rate for moving purposes would be the rate at which agencies will reimburse an employee for using a privately-owned vehicle for relocation on a worldwide basis. The amendment indicated that the change to the IRS Standard Mileage Rate for moving purposes applied to relocations on and after September 25, 2007, and that GSA would publish a bulletin announcing any changes to that rate made by the IRS thereafter. On June 23, 2008, the IRS announced that as of July 1, 2008, the relocation mileage rate would increase to $0.27 per mile for the 6 month period ending on December 31, 2008. FTR Bulletin 08-06, is attached. FTR Bulletin 08-06 and all other FTR Bulletins may be found at www.gsa.gov/federaltravelregulation.