General Services Administration January 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Effective Communication Between Government and Industry; Extension of Time for Comments
Document Number: 2017-01405
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA issued a proposed rule (FAR Case 2016-005) on November 29, 2016, amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. This rule clarifies that agency acquisition personnel are permitted and encouraged to engage in responsible and constructive exchanges with industry, so long as those exchanges are consistent with existing law and regulation and do not promote an unfair competitive advantage to particular firms. The deadline for submitting comments is being extended from January 30, 2017 to March 2, 2017 to provide additional time for interested parties to provide comments on the FAR case.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Department of Labor Headquarters Consolidation and Exchange of the Frances Perkins Building
Document Number: 2017-01380
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), GSA plans to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Department of Labor Headquarters (DOL HQ) Consolidation to guide the evaluation of alternatives for a new permanent location for the DOL HQ, and to look at the impacts from the exchange of the Frances Perkins Building. GSA also will be initiating related consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) for the project.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Sustainable Acquisition
Document Number: 2017-00480
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-18
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 Executive Order, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, and the biobased product acquisition provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (also known as the 2014 Farm Bill).
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting
Document Number: 2017-00687
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division is submitting a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection associated with General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation clause 552.238-74, Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting. GSA uses this information to collect the Industrial Funding Fee and administer the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2016-31500
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-13
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) 2005-95, 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 2005-95, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Prohibition on Reimbursement for Congressional Investigations and Inquiries
Document Number: 2016-31499
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 857 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. `Buck' McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015. This section provides additional requirements relative to the allowability of costs incurred by a contractor in connection with a Congressional investigation or inquiry.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Contracts Under the Small Business Administration 8(a) Program
Document Number: 2016-31498
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-13
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 regulatory clarifications made by the Small Business Administration regarding the 8(a) program.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Contractor Employee Internal Confidentiality Agreements or Statements
Document Number: 2016-31497
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-13
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 a section of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, that prohibits the use of funds, appropriated or otherwise made available, for a contract with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors to sign an internal confidentiality agreement that restricts such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated Government representative authorized to receive such information.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Acquisition Threshold for Special Emergency Procurement Authority
Document Number: 2016-31496
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-13
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 a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 to raise the simplified acquisition threshold for special emergency procurement authority.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Uniform Use of Line Items
Document Number: 2016-31495
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-13
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 establish uniform use of line items in Federal procurement.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95; Introduction
Document Number: 2016-31494
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-13
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) 2005-95. 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; Alliant2 Greenhouse Gas Disclosure
Document Number: 2017-00483
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-12
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: 3090-00XX; Alliant2 Greenhouse Gas Disclosure. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 57911 on August 24, 2016. Three comments were received.
Submission for OMB Review; USA.gov and All Related Subdomains
Document Number: 2017-00482
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-12
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 for comments regarding an existing OMB clearance concerning USA.gov and all related subdomains.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Fair Opportunity Complaints on GSA Contracts
Document Number: 2016-31932
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-09
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) to clarify that the ordering-agency task and delivery order Ombudsman has jurisdiction and responsibility to review and resolve fair opportunity complaints on tasks and delivery orders placed against GSA multiple-award contracts.
Federal Management Regulations; Transportation Prepayment Audit Requirements
Document Number: 2016-31786
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA has issued a guidance for agencies and wholly-owned Government corporations, which provides a deadline to comply with recent regulatory changes that prohibit agencies from using prepayment auditors that have any affiliation with, or financial interest, in the transportation company (providing the transportation services) for which a prepayment audit is being conducted.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Update Contract Reporting Responsibilities
Document Number: 2016-31529
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to remove the section regarding contract reporting in the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) and to add a nonregulatory section in the General Services Acquisition Manual (GSAM).