General Services Administration January 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Brand-Name Specifications; Correction
Document Number: 2012-1438
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document contains a correction to the final rule that was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 194 on January 3, 2012.
Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for Proposed Federal Building Kansas City, MO
Document Number: 2012-1429
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice announces the availability, and opportunity for public review and comment, of a draft environmental assessment (EA), that analyzes the environmental impacts of constructing and operating a proposed new Downtown Federal Building in Kansas City, Missouri. Through the project, GSA proposes to relocate its current operations from the Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City, Missouri, and co- locate with other federal tenants at a proposed new Downtown Federal Building. The target property(ies) subject to this proposed action are those within an area bounded by 11th Street on the North, 12th Street on the South, Charlotte Street on the East, and Cherry Street on the West (known as city blocks 99 and 100), and could also include some level of development of 701 E. 12th Street, bounded by 12th Street on the North, 13th Street on the South, Holmes Street on the West and Charlotte Street on the East. City blocks 99 and 100 lie within the downtown East Village development and tax increment financing (TIF) district, on the East-side of downtown, in Missouri's 5th Congressional District. In the EA, GSA discusses impacts that could occur as a result of the construction and operation of the proposed project. GSA also evaluates a ``No Action'' and other reasonable alternatives to the proposed project, or portions of the project, and considers how to lessen or avoid impacts on the various resource areas.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; GSAR 516-506, Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses; 552.216-72, Placement of Orders Clause; and 552.216-73, Ordering Information Clause
Document Number: 2012-1311
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-24
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding solicitation provisions and contract clauses, placement of orders clause, and ordering information clause. 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; Contract Financing Final Payment (GSAR Part 532 and 552.232-72; GSA Form 1142 Release of Claims)
Document Number: 2012-903
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement and the reinstatement of GSA Form 1142, Release of Claims, regarding final payment under construction and building services contract. GSA Form 1142 was inadvertently deleted as part of the rewrite of GSAR regulations on Contract Financing. GSA Contracting Officers have used this form to achieve uniformity and consistency in the release of claims process. 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.
Office of Asset and Transportation Management; Privately Owned Vehicle Mileage Reimbursement Rates
Document Number: 2012-623
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-17
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration's (GSA) annual privately owned vehicle (POV) mileage reimbursement rate review has resulted in no rate changes when employees use their privately owned automobile (POA), their POA when Government owned automobiles (GOA) are authorized, their privately owned airplane, and/or their privately owned motorcycle for official purposes. FTR Bulletin 12-02 indicates that there will be no POV rate changes beginning on January 1, 2012. This notice announcing FTR Bulletin 12-02 is the only notification of this decision. FTR Bulletin 12-02 and all other FTR Bulletins are posted at www.gsa.gov/ftrbulletins. Any further bulletins posted due to adjustments will be announced in the Federal Register. The POV Mileage Reimbursement Rate Web site is www.gsa.gov/mileage.
Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings; the Green Building Advisory Committee; Notification of Upcoming Public Advisory Teleconference Meetings
Document Number: 2012-622
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-17
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice provides the schedule for three teleconference meetings of the Green Building Advisory Committee (the Committee). The teleconference meetings are open to the public. Notice of this meeting is being provided according to the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 10(a)(2).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Set-Asides for Small Business; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2012-455
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-12
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA issued an interim rule on November 2, 2011, amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 1331 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Jobs Act). Section 1331 addresses set-asides of task- and delivery-orders under multiple-award contracts, partial set-asides under multiple-award contracts, and the reserving of one or more multiple-award contracts that are awarded using full and open competition. Within this same context, section 1331 also addresses the Federal Supply Schedules Program managed by GSA. DoD, GSA, and NASA are coordinating with the Small Business Administration (SBA) on the development of an SBA proposed rule that will provide greater detail regarding implementation of section 1331 authorities. The comment period is being extended to provide additional time for interested parties to review the FAR changes of FAR Case 2011- 024, Set-Asides for Small Business, to February 13, 2012.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Public Access to the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System; Correction
Document Number: 2012-291
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-11
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document contains a correction to the final rule that was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 197 on January 3, 2012. An applicability date to the rule was inadvertently omitted.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Implementation of Information Technology Security Provision
Document Number: 2011-33543
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-06
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to implement policy and guidelines to strengthen the security requirements for contracts and orders that include information technology (IT) supplies, services and systems.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-55; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2011-33425
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-03
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. 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 the rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-55, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Interested parties may obtain further information regarding this rule by referring to FAC 2005-55, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2011-33424
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-03
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to make editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Updated Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting References
Document Number: 2011-33423
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-03
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to update references to authoritative accounting standards owing to the Financial Accounting Standards Board's Accounting Standards Codification of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Public Access to the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System
Document Number: 2011-33420
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-03
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2010. This section requires that the information in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS), excluding past performance reviews, shall be made publicly available. The interim rule notified contractors of this new statutory requirement for public access to FAPIIS.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts for Commercial Items
Document Number: 2011-33418
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-03
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommendations to: ensure that time-and- materials and labor-hour contracts are used to acquire commercial services only when no other contract type is suitable; and instill discipline in the determination of contract type with a view toward managing the risk to the Government.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Brand-Name Specifications
Document Number: 2011-33417
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-03
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, with changes, the interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Office of Management and Budget memoranda on brand-name specifications.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Transition to the System for Award Management (SAM)
Document Number: 2011-33414
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-03
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to update certain definitions and clauses pertaining to three procurement systems included in the Integrated Acquisition Environmentthe Central Contractor Registration database, the Excluded Parties List System, and the Online Representations and Certifications Application. These three Integrated Acquisition Environment systems and the Disaster Response Registry will now be accessed through a single Web site.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Preventing Abuse of Interagency Contracts
Document Number: 2011-33409
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-03
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009, to prevent abuse of interagency contracts.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-55; Introduction
Document Number: 2011-33405
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-03
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by DoD, GSA, and NASA in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-55. 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.