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

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Rewrite of GSAR Part 515, Contracting by Negotiation; Corrections
Document Number: 2016-15238
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-29
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing a correction to Change 72; GSAR Case 2008-G506; Rewrite of GSAR Part 515, Contracting by Negotiation, which was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 36423, June 6, 2016.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Acquisition Threshold for Special Emergency Procurement Authority; Correction
Document Number: 2016-15237
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a correction to FAR Case 2016- 004; Acquisition Threshold for Special Emergency Procurement Authority, which was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 39882, June 20, 2016.
Submission for OMB Review; Prohibition on Contracting With Corporations With Delinquent Taxes or a Felony Conviction
Document Number: 2016-15204
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-28
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 has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a new information collection requirement regarding Prohibition on Contracting with Corporations with Delinquent Taxes or a Felony Conviction. A notice and request for comments was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 75903 on December 4, 2015, as part of an interim rule under FAR case 2015-011. No public comments were received on the information collection.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Transactional Data Reporting
Document Number: 2016-14728
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to include clauses that require vendors to report transactional data from orders placed against certain Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts, Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), and Governmentwide Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contracts. Transactional data refers to the information generated when the Government purchases goods or services from a vendor. It includes specific details such as descriptions, part numbers, quantities, and prices paid for the items purchased. GSA has experimented with collecting transactional data through some of its contracts and found it instrumental for improving competition, lowering pricing, and increasing transparency. Accordingly, GSA will now test these principles on a broader base of its contracting programs. This move supports the Government's shift towards category management by allowing it to centrally analyze what it buys and how much it pays, and thereby identify the most efficient solutions, channels, and sources to meet its mission critical needs. GSA will introduce a new Transactional Data Reporting clause to its FSS contracts in phases, beginning with a pilot for select Schedules and Special Item Numbers. Participating vendors will no longer be subject to the existing requirements for Commercial Sales Practices (CSP) disclosures and Price Reductions clause (PRC) basis of award monitoring, resulting in a substantial burden reduction. Stakeholders have identified the CSP and PRC requirements as some of the most burdensome under the Schedules program. These actions represent the most significant change to the Schedules program in the past two decades. GSA has also created a Transactional Data Reporting clause for all new GWACs and Governmentwide IDIQ contracts and may apply the clause to any existing contracts in this class that do not contain other transactional data requirements.
Submission for OMB Review; General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2016-14509
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-20
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 the Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Acquisition Threshold for Special Emergency Procurement Authority
Document Number: 2016-14413
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-20
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 to raise the simplified acquisition threshold for special emergency procurement authority.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Strategic Sourcing Documentation
Document Number: 2016-14412
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-20
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the Carl Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 that provides that the contract file shall contain certain documentation if the Federal Government makes a purchase of supplies and services offered under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI), but the FSSI is not used.
Submission for OMB Review; Bid Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections
Document Number: C1-2016-13860
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-17
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Information Collection; Report of Shipment
Document Number: 2016-14119
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-15
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 report of shipment.
Submission for OMB Review; Bid Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections
Document Number: 2016-13860
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-13
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.
Information Collection; Nondiscrimination in Federal Financial Assistance Programs, GSA Form 3702
Document Number: 2016-13396
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-07
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 a new information collection requirement regarding OMB Control No: 3090-XXXX; Nondiscrimination in Federal Financial Assistance Programs, GSA 3702. This information is needed to facilitate nondiscrimination in GSA's Federal Financial Assistance Programs, consistent with Federal civil rights laws and regulations that apply to recipients of Federal financial assistance.
Submission for OMB Review; Travel Costs
Document Number: 2016-13222
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-06
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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Removal of Regulations Relating to Telegraphic Communication
Document Number: 2016-13189
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-06
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to delete the use of ``telegram'', ``telegraph'', and related terms. The objective is to delete reference to obsolete technologies no longer in use and replace with references to electronic communications. In addition, conforming changes are proposed covering expedited notice of termination and change orders.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Purchasing by Non-Federal Entities
Document Number: 2016-13115
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-06
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing a final rule amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) regulation, Describing Agency Needs, to implement the Federal Supply Schedules Usage Act of 2010 (FSSUA), the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2008 (NAHASDA), the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (NDAA), and the Local Preparedness Acquisition Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (LPAA). GSA is also amending the GSAR, Federal Supply Schedule Contracting, and Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses, in regard to this statutory implementation to clarify the application of these laws and access privileges of certain Non-Federal Entities purchasing off of Federal Supply Schedules (FSS). Additionally, prescriptions in the GSAR are amended to reflect the correct prescription numbers. This final rule also updates the web address to correct an inoperable link.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Rewrite of GSAR Part 515, Contracting by Negotiation
Document Number: 2016-13114
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-06
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing a final rule to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to clarify and update the contracting by negotiation GSAR section. The rule updates GSAR part 515 by eliminating out of date references and reorganizes the text to align with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). The final rule incorporates many of the changes of the proposed rule and makes additional modifications to the text.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Rewrite of GSAR Part 517, Special Contracting Methods
Document Number: 2016-13113
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-06
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing a final rule, with editorial revisions to the second proposed rule, amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to update requirements for special contracting methods by eliminating out of date references and reorganizing the text to align with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Relocation Allowances-Requirement To Report Agency Payments for Relocation
Document Number: 2016-12888
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-02
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The purpose of this notice is to inform agencies that FTR Bulletin 16-04, pertaining to the Requirement to Report Agency Payments for Relocation, is now available online at www.gsa.gov/ftrbulletin.
Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings; Green Building Advisory Committee; Notification of Upcoming Teleconferences
Document Number: 2016-12836
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-01
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of these teleconferences is being provided according to the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 10(a)(2). This notice provides the schedule for a teleconference/web meeting of the full Committee, and separately for a series of teleconferences/web meetings for two task groups of the Committee. These teleconferences are open for the public to listen in. Interested individuals must register to attend as instructed below under Supplementary Information.