General Services Administration March 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Record of Decision for the Federal Bureau of Investigation Central Records Complex in Winchester County, Virginia
Document Number: 2016-07161
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-31
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
On March 22, 2016, GSA signed the ROD for the Federal Bureau of Investigation Central Records Complex in Winchester County, Virginia. The ROD states the decision to select the Arcadia Property as the location for the Central Records Complex. GSA will now move forward with the project by acquiring the Arcadia Property via site acquisition. Environmental consequences of implementing the action at the Arcadia Property are discussed in the ROD, along with the required minimization and mitigation measures.
Government-Wide Earth Day Hackathon, April 22, 2016
Document Number: 2016-07032
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-29
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The purpose of this notice is to announce a software programming and data innovation competition hosted by GSA's, Office of Citizen Services, Innovative Technologies and 18F (OCSIT/18F). GSA's OCSIT/18F Organization will be partnering with the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the General Services Administration (GSA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the United States Forest Service (USFS) to present a Government-wide Earth Day Hackathon, on Friday, April 22, 2016. OCSIT/18F is inviting coders, developers, designers, engineers, data scientists, and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from industry, academia, and the federal government to participate. GSA, along with the agencies listed above, will present green and sustainable projects for participants to work on. The competition details can be viewed at http://open.gsa.gov/EarthDayHackathon/. Participants will be competing on teams to develop smart technology solutions in the form of an application, application programming interface (API), web/mobile application, data mashup, etc., that have the capability to provide the federal government with key insights pertaining to data.
Notice of the General Services Administration's Labor-Management Relations Council Meeting
Document Number: 2016-06802
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration's Labor-Management Relations Council (GLMRC), a Federal Advisory Committee established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App., and Executive Order 13522, plans to hold a one and one-half day meeting that is open to the public.
Federal Management Regulation; Best Practices in Warehouse Asset Management
Document Number: 2016-06473
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA's Office of Government-wide Policy is announcing the availability of a warehouse best practices resource page that is publicly available on http://www.gsa.gov. This page features several effective and efficient practices in warehouse asset management. The purpose of this resource page is to provide strategic guidance, best practices and information about successful initiatives. Through the warehouse best practices resource page on www.gsa.gov, GSA will assist federal agencies with their warehouse challenges. GSA will continually supplement this site with current warehouse management efficiency studies, articles and practical information on warehouse space utilization.
Submission for OMB Review; Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States
Document Number: 2016-06358
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division 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 concerning Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 81549 on December 30, 2015. No comments were received.
Submission for OMB Review; Drug-Free Workplace
Document Number: 2016-06357
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division 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 concerning drug-free workplace. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 78232 on December 16, 2015. No comments were received.
Information Collection; Bid Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections
Document Number: 2016-06356
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division 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 concerning bid guarantees, performance and payment bonds, and alternative payment protections.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendment; Corrections
Document Number: 2016-05920
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a correction to FAC 2005-87; Technical Amendment; (Item II), which was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 11988, March 7, 2016.
Information Collection; Travel Costs
Document Number: 2016-05630
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-14
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division 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 concerning Travel Costs.
Submission for OMB Review; Economic Purchase Quantity-Supplies
Document Number: 2016-05629
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-14
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division 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 concerning Economic Purchase QuantitySupplies. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 81532 on December 30, 2015. No comments were received.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Modifications 552.238-81
Document Number: 2016-05392
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an information collection requirement regarding the Modifications clause.
Submission for OMB Review; Qualification Requirements
Document Number: 2016-05205
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-09
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division 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 concerning Qualification Requirements. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 78233 on December 16, 2015. No comments were received.
Information Collection; Make-or-Buy Program
Document Number: 2016-05204
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-09
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division 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 concerning the Make-or-Buy Program.
Submission for OMB Review; Price Redetermination
Document Number: 2016-04943
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division 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 concerning Price Redetermination. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 81533 on December 30, 2015. No comments were received.
Information Collection; Prompt Payment
Document Number: 2016-04942
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension to a previously approved information collection requirement concerning prompt payment.
Information Collection; Quality Assurance Requirements
Document Number: 2016-04941
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, Regulatory Secretariat Division 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 concerning quality assurance requirements.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-87; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2016-04775
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
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 rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-87, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (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 2005-87, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2016-04774
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document makes an amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to make an editorial change.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information on Corporate Contractor Performance and Integrity
Document Number: 2016-04773
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
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 section 852 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 to include in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS), to the extent practicable, identification of any immediate owner or subsidiary, and all predecessors of an offeror that held a Federal contract or grant within the last three years. The objective is to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the performance and integrity of the corporation before awarding a Federal contract.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-87; Introduction
Document Number: 2016-04772
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
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 the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-87. 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Public Buildings Service; Art-in-Architecture Program National Artist Registry, GSA Form 7437
Document Number: 2016-04803
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division 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 Art-in Architecture Program National Artist Registry, GSA Form 7437. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 79897 on December 23, 2015. One comment was received. The Art-in-Architecture Program is the result of a policy decision made in January 1963 by GSA Administrator Bernard L. Boudin, who served on the Ad Hoc Committee on Federal Office Space in 1961-1962. The program has been modified over the years, most recently in 2009, when a requirement was instituted that all artists who want to be considered for any potential GSA commission must be included on the National Artists Registry, which serves as the qualified list of eligible artists. The program continues to commission works of art from living American artists. One-half of one percent of the estimated construction cost of new or substantially renovated Federal buildings and U.S. courthouses is allocated for commissioning works of art.
Information Collection; Indirect Cost Rates
Document Number: 2016-04485
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division 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 concerning Indirect Cost Rates.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Proposal To Lease Space, GSA Form 1364 and Lessor's Annual Cost Statement, GSA Form 1217
Document Number: 2016-04427
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division 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 for Proposal to Lease Space, GSA Form 1364 and Lessor's Annual Cost Statement, GSA Form 1217. The approval requested includes four versions of the GSA Form 1364; GSA Forms 1364, 1364A, 1364A-1, and 1364WH. These forms are used to obtain information for offer evaluation and lease award purposes regarding property being offered for lease to house Federal agencies. This includes financial aspects of offers for analysis and negotiation, such as real estate taxes, adjustments for vacant space, and offeror construction overhead fees. A total of six lease contract models have been developed to meet the needs of the national leased portfolio. Five of the lease models require offerors to complete a GSA Form 1364 and four require a GSA Form 1217. The GSA Form 1364 versions requires the submission of information specifically aligned with certain leasing models and avoids mandating submission of information that is not required for use in evaluation and award under each model. The GSA Form 1217 requires the submission of information specific to the services and utilities of a building in support of the pricing detailed under GSA Form 1364. The forms relate to individual lease procurements and no duplication exists. Three lease models, Streamlined, Standard, and Succeeding/ Superseding, use GSA Form 1364. The 1364 captures all rental components, including the pricing for the initial tenant improvements. The global nature of the 1364 provides flexibility in capturing tenant improvement pricing based on either allowance or turnkey pricing, as required by the solicitation. The Simplified Lease Model uses GSA Forms 1364A and 1364A-1. This model obtains a firm, fixed price for rent, which includes the cost of tenant improvement construction. Therefore, leases using the Simplified model do not include post-award tenant improvement cost information on the form. The 1364A includes rental rate components and cost data that becomes part of the lease contract and that is necessary to satisfy GSA pricing policy requirements. The 1364A-1 is a checklist that addresses technical requirements as referenced in the Request for Lease Proposals. The 1364A-1 is separate from the proposal itself and is maintained in the lease file; it does not become an exhibit to the lease. The 1364A-1 may contain proprietary offeror information that cannot be released under the Freedom of Information Act. The Warehouse Lease Model uses GSA Form 1364WH. This model is specifically designed to accommodate the special characteristics of warehouse space and is optimized for space whose predominant use is for storage, distribution, or manufacturing. The 1364WH captures building characteristics unique to warehouse facilities and allows for evaluation of offers based on either area or volume calculations. The Streamlined, Standard, Succeeding/Superseding, and Warehouse Lease Models use GSA Form 1217. GSA Form 1217 captures the estimated annual cost of services and utilities and the estimated costs of ownership, exclusive of capital charges. These costs are listed for both the entire building and the area proposed for lease to the Government, broken down into specific categories. The GSA Form 1217 was not included in the previous information collection notice and supporting statement. The previous omission was an error that is corrected by inclusion in this information collection request.