General Services Administration August 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Information Collection; Technology Transformation Services-Candidate Experience Surveys
Document Number: 2020-18959
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-28
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 sending candidate surveys to all applicants who apply to jobs within the Technology Transformation Services (TTS).
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Modifications to Cost or Pricing Data Requirements; Corrections
Document Number: 2020-16975
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-28
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a correction to FAC 2020-07; FAR Case 2018-005; Modifications to Cost or Pricing Data Requirements; Item IV; which published in the Federal Register on July 2, 2020. This correction makes editorial changes to correct erroneous dates to the affected FAR sections.
Information Collection; General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Zero Burden Information Collection Reports
Document Number: 2020-18799
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-27
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) 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 Zero Burden Information Collection Reports.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-09; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2020-18773
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-27
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) 2020-09, 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 this rule by referring to FAC 2020-09, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Prohibition on Contracting With Entities Using Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment
Document Number: 2020-18772
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-27
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a second interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require an offeror to represent annually, after conducting a reasonable inquiry, whether it uses covered telecommunications equipment or services, or any equipment, system, or service that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services. The new annual representation in the provision implements a section of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-09; Introduction
Document Number: 2020-18771
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-27
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-09. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC.
Submission for OMB Review; System for Award Management Registration Requirements for Financial Assistance Recipients
Document Number: 2020-18618
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-25
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Regulatory Secretariat Division has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding the pre-award registration requirements for Prime Grant Recipients. The updated information collection title is based on the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) proposed expansion of SAM registration requirements to include all entities that receive financial assistance.
Information Collection; FFATA Subaward and Executive Compensation Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2020-18613
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-25
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a renewal of the currently approved information collection requirement regarding FFATA Subaward and Executive Compensation Reporting Requirements.
Information Collection; Ombudsman Inquiry/Request Instrument
Document Number: 2020-18494
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the OMB a request to review and approve a renewal to an existing information collection requirement regarding OMB Control No: 3090-0315; Ombudsman Inquiry/ Request Instrument.
Public Availability of Agency Records and Informational Materials; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2020-17050
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is amending the General Services Administration's regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The previous published final rule inadvertently excluded a subpart.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Analysis for Equipment Acquisitions
Document Number: 2020-15769
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-24
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 FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which requires, when acquiring equipment, a case-by-case analysis of cost and other factors associated with certain methods of acquisition, including purchase, short-term rental or lease, long-term rental or lease, interagency acquisition, and, if applicable, acquisition agreements with a State or local government.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Increasing Order Level Competition for Federal Supply Schedules
Document Number: 2020-16681
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing this advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) to seek public comments that can be used to assist in the implementation of Section 876 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 for the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program. Section 876 amended the United States Code by providing an exception to the requirement to consider price as an evaluation factor for the award of certain indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts and Federal Supply Schedule contracts.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman Update
Document Number: 2020-16115
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This direct final rule amends the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to remove text duplicative to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) regarding the Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Update of GSA Forms References
Document Number: 2020-16093
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This direct final rule amends the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to address any references to outdated forms, and updates charts with current forms in use.
Maximum Per Diem Reimbursement Rates for the Continental United States
Document Number: 2020-17938
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The GSA FY 2021 per diem reimbursement rates review has resulted in lodging and meal allowance changes for certain locations within CONUS to provide for reimbursement of Federal employees' subsistence expenses while on official travel.
Information Collection; Prohibition on Contracting With Entities Using Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (FAR Case 2019-009)
Document Number: 2020-17695
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on an extension of information collection 9000-0201 concerning representations and reporting associated with implementation of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule 2019-009, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Using Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. OMB authorized information collection 9000-0201 as an emergency collection. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Assessment for the Appraisers Building and U.S. Custom House Limited Scope Repair & Alteration Project in San Francisco, California
Document Number: 2020-17804
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-14
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice announces the availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Appraisers Building and U.S. Custom House Limited Scope Repair & Alteration Project, San Francisco, California. The Final EA analyzes the potential environmental impacts resulting from proposed limited scope repairs and alterations associated with the Appraisers Building (630 Sansome Street) and U.S. Custom House (555 Battery Street). The proposed action would repair, modify, or replace certain building improvements and systems to improve certain building systems to current building code and safety standards, as well as to prolong their useful life. Based on its finding of no significant impacts, GSA has determined that an Environmental Impact Statement need not be prepared.
Notice of Date Change for GSA Virtual Webinar regarding GSA's Implementation of Section 889 of the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
Document Number: 2020-17606
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-12
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) previously announced in its July 22, 2020 Federal Register notice that it planned to hold a live and recorded virtual webinar on August 12, 2020. That virtual webinar date has been changed to September 10, 2020.
Submission for OMB Review; Federal Management Regulation; Standard Form 94, Statement of Witness
Document Number: 2020-17474
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-11
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 existing information collection requirement regarding OMB Control No: 3090-0118; Standard Form 94, Statement of Witness.