General Services Administration April 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notification of a Public Meeting of the Small Business Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-6360
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-27
Agency: Office of Small Business Utilization; Small Business Advisory Committee, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is announcing a public meeting of the GSA Small Business Advisory Committee (the Committee).
Federal Travel Regulation; Conference Planning-Prepayment of Registration Fee
Document Number: 06-3931
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule amends the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) by clarifying that advance payment of discounted conference fees may be treated as an allowable travel advance, and by adding a new section to allow for the reimbursement of the prepayment of ``early bird'' discounted registration fees to attend a conference or training seminar. This clarification is added to allow agencies to take advantage of discounted ``early bird'' registration discounts, thereby saving Government funds. The FTR and any corresponding documents may be accessed at GSA's website at http://www.gsa.gov/ftr.
Federal Travel Regulation; Travel of an Employee with Special Needs-Services of Attendants
Document Number: 06-3913
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), to clarify existing authority under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 701-796l, and 5 U.S.C. 3102, that allows agencies to reimburse employees with special needs for expenses incurred for the services of an attendant while on official travel. Specifically, this final rule amends the FTR by adding reimbursement for ``services of an attendant traveling with an employee with special needs'' as a miscellaneous expense item. The FTR and any corresponding documents may be accessed at GSA's website at http:// www.gsa.gov/ftr.
Federal Management Regulation; Donation of Surplus Personal Property
Document Number: 06-3881
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-25
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration is amending the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) language that pertains to personal property by correcting references to outdated or superceded provisions of law or regulation; correcting text to be in conformance with revised laws, regulation, or Federal agency responsibilities; and clarifying text where the intended meaning could be updated or made clearer. The FMR and any corresponding documents may be accessed at GSA's Web site at http://www.gsa.gov/fmr.
Federal Management Regulation; Replacement of Personal Property Pursuant to the Exchange/Sale Authority
Document Number: 06-3845
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-24
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration is amending the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) language that pertains to personal property by correcting references to outdated or superceded provisions of law or regulation; correcting text to be in conformance with revised laws, regulation, or Federal agency responsibilities; and clarifying text where the intended meaning could be updated or made clearer. The FMR and any corresponding documents may be accessed at GSA's Web site at http://www.gsa.gov/fmr.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Novation/Change of Name Requirements
Document Number: 06-3768
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-20
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning novation/change of name requirements. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 7546, on February 13, 2006. No comments were received. This OMB clearance expires on June 30, 2006. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Corporate Aircraft Costs
Document Number: 06-3767
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-20
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning corporate aircraft costs. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 7743, on February 14, 2006. No comments were received. This OMB clearance expires on June 30, 2006. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2004-021, OMB Circular A-76
Document Number: 06-3689
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to provide language that is consistent with OMB Circular A-76 (Revised), Performance of Commercial Activities, dated May 29, 2003.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-09; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 06-3688
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document is issued under the joint authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 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 rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-09 which amend the 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 2005-09 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http://www.acqnet.gov/far.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 06-3687
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to make an editorial correction.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2004-031, Fast Payment Procedures
Document Number: 06-3686
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by revising fast payment procedures. The revision permits, but does not require, fast payment when invoices and/or outer shipping containers are not marked ``Fast Pay'' provided the contract includes the ``Fast Payment Procedure'' clause. As highlighted in the clause, if the clause is in the contract, the invoices will no longer be rejected, as is the current practice. Instead, they will be paid using either fast payment or normal payment procedures. In addition, the revision deletes the requirement for marking invoices ``No Receiving Report Prepared.''
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-001, Free Trade Agreements-Morocco
Document Number: 06-3685
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the new Free Trade Agreement with Morocco as approved by Congress (Public Law 108-302). This Free Trade Agreement went into effect January 1, 2006.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Removal of Sanctions Against Certain European Union Member States
Document Number: 06-3684
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to remove the sanctions against certain European Union (EU) countries.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-002; Expiration of the Price Evaluation Adjustment
Document Number: 06-3683
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed to adopt as final, without change, the interim rule published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 57462, September 30, 2005, to cancel for civilian agencies (except NASA and Coast Guard) the Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) price evaluation adjustment which was originally authorized under the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994. Civilian agencies (except NASA and Coast Guard) are not authorized to apply the price evaluation adjustment to their acquisitions.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-009, Confirmation of HUBZone Certification
Document Number: 06-3682
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed to adopt as final without change, the interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to clarify that prime contractors must confirm that a subcontractor representing itself as a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small business concern is certified, consistent with the requirements of 15 U.S.C. 632 et. seq., as amended.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-012, Combating Trafficking in Persons
Document Number: 06-3681
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement 22 U.S.C. 7104(g). This statute requires that contracts must include a provision that authorizes the department or agency to terminate the contract, if the Contractor or any subcontractor engages in trafficking in persons.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2004-030, Definition of Information Technology
Document Number: 06-3679
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed to convert to a final rule without change, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the definition of ``Information technology'' to reflect the changes to the definition resulting from the enactment of Public Law 108-199, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004. Section 535(b) of Division F of Public Law 108-199 permanently revises the term ``Information technology'', which is defined at 40 U.S.C. 11101, to add ``analysis and evaluation'' and to clarify the term ``ancillary equipment.''
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2004-007, Federal Technical Data Solution (FedTeDS)
Document Number: 06-3678
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require contracting officers to use the Federal Technical Data Solution (FedTeDS) for electronic posting of solicitation-related materials that require control over availability or distribution unless certain exceptions apply.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-09; Introduction
Document Number: 06-3677
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-09. 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.acqnet.gov/far.
National Travel Forum 2006: Where the Travel Stars Shine (NTF 2006)
Document Number: E6-5544
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-14
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is announcing that it will hold its fourth National Travel Forum. The National Travel Forum 2006: Where the Travel Stars Shine (NTF 2006) will take place June 26-29, 2006 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Nearly 1,500 travel, relocation, financial and other professionals within Federal, State, and local governments, as well as the private sector will attend. NTF 2006 is co-sponsored by the Interagency Travel Management Committee (ITMC) and the National Business Travel Association (NBTA). To register, exhibit, or hold an agency-wide meeting, visit the NTF 2006 Web site at http:// www.nationaltravelforum.org.
Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Maximum Per Diem Rates for the States of California, Georgia, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Washington
Document Number: E6-5322
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-11
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) has reviewed the lodging rates for certain non-standard locations in the States of California, Georgia, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Washington, using more current lodging industry data, as well as data on where Federal travelers actually stay when visiting these locations. Also, GSA has reviewed the meals and incidental expenses (M&IE) rate for Aiken, South Carolina. The per diems prescribed in Bulletin 06-06 may be found at http://www.gsa.gov/ perdiem.
National Contact Center; Information Collection; National Contact Center Customer Evaluation Survey
Document Number: E6-5226
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-11
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the General Services Administration will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a renewal of a currently approved information collection requirement regarding the National Contact Center customer evaluation survey. The clearance currently expires on June 30, 2006. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate and based on valid assumptions and methodology; and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
Federal Management Regulation; Asset Management; Notice of GSA Bulletin FMR B-10
Document Number: E6-5178
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-10
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice announces GSA Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Bulletin B-10. This bulletin provides guidance to Federal agencies that sell personal property. GSA Bulletin FMR B-10 may be found at www.gsa.gov/fmrbulletin.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Small Disadvantaged Business Procurement Credit Programs
Document Number: 06-3167
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-03
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning Small Business Procurement Credit Programs. This OMB clearance expires on June 30, 2006. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.