Submission for OMB Review; General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses; Placement of Orders Clause; and Ordering Information Clause
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 solicitation provisions and contract clauses, placement of orders clause, and ordering information clause.
Submission for OMB Review; General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Contract Administration, Quality Assurance (GSA Forms 1678 and 308)
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the General Services Administration 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 contract administration and quality assurance.
Submission for OMB Review; General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Environmental Conservation, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the General Services Administration 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 Environmental Conservation, Occupational Safety, and Drug- Free Workplace.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Accelerated Payments Applicable to Contracts With Certain Small Business Concerns
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 to provide for accelerated payments to small business contractors and subcontractors and a comparable statute applicable only to the Department of Defense.
Office of Asset and Transportation Management; Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States; Notification of Upcoming Public Virtual Meeting and Request for Public Comment
GSA is accepting written public comments on the work of the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States (Commission). Further, GSA is providing notice of an open public virtual meeting of the Commission in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of this meeting is for the Commissioners to deliberate on the report that the Commission is charged with preparing pursuant to Executive Order 14023. For more information on the meeting agenda, please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. This meeting is open to the public and will be live-streamed at www.whitehouse.gov/pcscotus/. Materials relevant to the public meeting will be posted at www.whitehouse.gov/ pcscotus/ prior to the meeting.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Amendments to the FAR Buy American Act Requirements; Extension of Time for Comments
DoD, GSA, and NASA issued a proposed rule on July 30, 2021, amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement an Executive order (E.O.) addressing domestic preferences in Government procurement. The deadline for submitting comments is being extended from September 28, 2021 to October 28, 2021 to provide additional time for interested parties to provide comments on the FAR case.
Federal Management Regulation; Designation of Federal Building
The attached bulletin announces the designation of a Federal building.
Information Collection; CDP Supply Chain Climate Change Information Request
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), GSA will invite the public to comment on a renewal and extension concerning the CDP Supply Chain Climate Change Information Request.
Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Relocation Allowances-Waiver of Certain Provisions of the FTR Chapter 302 for Official Relocation Travel to Locations in Mississippi, Louisiana, New York, and New Jersey Impacted by Hurricane Ida
GSA Bulletin FTR 22-02 informs Federal agencies that certain provisions of the FTR governing official relocation travel are temporarily waived for Mississippi, Louisiana, New York, and New Jersey locations impacted by Hurricane Ida. As a result of the storm damage caused by Hurricane Ida, agencies should consider delaying all non- essential relocations to the affected areas given the statutory 120-day maximum for Temporary Quarters Subsistence Expenses (TQSE). Due to the lasting effects of the storm damage to these affected areas, finding lodging facilities and/or adequate meals may be difficult, and distance involved may be great, resulting in increased cost for relocation per diem expenses.
Federal Travel Regulation; Rental Car Policy Updates and Clarifications
This proposed rule would clarify that agencies can reimburse rental car fees (up to a certain number of days) for Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) relocations as a miscellaneous expense allowance to account for privately owned vehicle (POV) shipping delays at the employee's new official station. The proposed rule also updates rental car insurance policy to state that the Government will pay for both collision damage waiver(s) and theft insurance on rental car used OCONUS and also clarifies that rental cars may be used for the same purposes as a Government vehicle (other than a Government aircraft). Finally, the proposed rule substitutes the terms ``gas'' and ``gasoline'' with the term ``fuel'' where appropriate. The term ``fuel'' is broader as it still includes gasoline as a fuel source and also encompasses alternate vehicle energy sources, like electricity. A definition of the term ``Fuel'' is added to the FTR.
General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2016-G511, Contract Requirements for GSA Information Systems
GSA is proposing to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to streamline and update requirements for contracts that involve GSA information systems. The revision of GSA's cybersecurity and other information technology requirements will lead to the elimination of a duplicative and outdated provision and clause from the GSAR. The proposed rule will replace the outdated text with existing policies of the GSA Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and provide centralized guidance to ensure consistent application across the organization. The updated GSA policy will align cybersecurity requirements based on the items being procured by ensuring contract requirements are coordinated with GSA's Chief Information Security Officer.
Office of Shared Solutions and Performance Improvement (OSSPI); Chief Data Officers Council (CDO); Notification of Upcoming Public Meeting
The Federal Chief Data Officers Council (CDO Council) is having a public meeting which will introduce the public to CDO Council priorities, first year accomplishments and working group updates. Additionally, the CDO Council will host panel discussions of Federal data leaders. The meeting will also share information about Evidence Act Councils data collaboration efforts across the Federal government. The CDO Council will introduce a Request for Information (RFI) for the public to provide input on key questions to support the council's mission and focus areas. Responses to this RFI will inform the Council's efforts and will be shared with the relevant groups in the Council.
Submission for OMB Review; Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 47: Transportation Requirements
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 revision of a previously approved information collection requirements regarding Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 47 transportation requirements.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Updates to Certain Online References in the GSAM
The General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing a final rule amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to update an outdated reference to a legacy website.