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Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2004-035, Submission of Cost or Pricing Data on Noncommercial Modifications of Commercial Items
Document Number: 06-5710
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
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) regarding prohibition on obtaining cost or pricing data to implement Section 818 of Public Law 108-375, the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-003, Procedures Related to Procurement Center Representatives
Document Number: 06-5709
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
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 internal procedures to cover situations when the FAR requires interaction with a procurement center representative and one has not been assigned to the procuring activity or contract administration office.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-033, Implementation of Wage Determinations OnLine (WDOL)
Document Number: 06-5708
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
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 Wage Determinations OnLine (WDOL) internet website as the source for Federal contracting agencies to obtain wage determinations issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) for service contracts subject to the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) and for construction contracts subject to the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-006, Free Trade Agreements-El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua
Document Number: 06-5707
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
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 Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement with respect to El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2004-014, Buy-Back of Assets
Document Number: 06-5706
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
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 the contract cost principle regarding depreciation costs. The final rule adds language which addresses the allowability of depreciation costs of reacquired assets involved in a sale and leaseback arrangement.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 06-5705
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
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 editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-10; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 06-5704
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
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 of 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) 2005-10 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 2005-10 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http://www.acquisition.gov/far.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Small Disadvantaged Business Procurement Credit Programs
Document Number: 06-5560
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-26
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 and revision of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning small business procurement credit programs. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 16563 on April 3, 2006. No comments were received. 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 thepublic 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.
Public Buildings Service; Information Collection; Art-in-Architecture Program National Artist Registry
Document Number: E6-9769
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-21
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 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 regarding Art-in Architecture Program National Artist Registry. A request for public comments was published at 71 FR 10688, March 2, 2006. No comments were received. This OMB clearance expires on July 31, 2006. The Art-in-Architecture Program is the result of a policy decision made in January 1963 by GSA Administrator Bernard L. Boudin who had served on the Ad Hoc Committee on Federal Office Space in 1961-1962. The program has been modified over the years, most recently in 2000 when a renewed focus on commissioningworks of art that are an integral part of the building's architecture and adjacent landscape was instituted. The program continues to commission works of art from living American artists. One-half of one percent of the estimated construction cost of new or substantially renovated Federal buildings and U.S. courthouses is allocated for commissioning works of art. 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; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
Privacy Act of 1974; Proposed Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: E6-9407
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) proposes to establish a Government-wide system of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a. The system of records, GSA SmartPay[reg] Purchase Charge Card Program (GSA/GOVT-6), will ensure that the Federal Purchase Charge Card Program, for which GSA has Government-wide responsibility, assembles and maintains information necessary for the efficient and cost effective operation, control, and management of commercial purchasing activities by Federal agencies. The system includes personal information of individuals to enhance the Federal Government's ability to monitor official purchases, payments, and expenses involving charge card transactions.
Federal Management Regulation; Real Property Asset Management Guiding Principles
Document Number: 06-5423
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
FMR Bulletin 2006-B5 rescinds and supersedes GSA Bulletin FPMR D-240, Public Buildings and Space, dated October 2, 1996. This Bulletin introduces new guiding principles to manage and improve real property performance in support of Executive Order (EO) 13327.
Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Consolidation of the Two Existing NIOSH Facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio
Document Number: E6-9251
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-14
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, and the President's Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), as implemented by General Services Administration (GSA) Order PBS P 1095.4D, GSA announces its Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed consolidation of the two existing NIOSH facilities, the Robert A. Taft Laboratory and the Alice Hamilton Laboratory buildings, into a single consolidated facility at a new location in Ohio.
Office of Civil Rights; Information Collection; Nondiscrimination in Federal Financial Assistance Programs
Document Number: E6-8999
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-09
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 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 regarding regarding nondiscrimination in Federal financial assistance programs. A request for public comments was published at 71 FR 10687, March 2, 2006. No comments were received. This OMB clearance expires on June 30, 2006. 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. 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; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
Federal Management Regulation; Federal Real Property Profile Summary Report
Document Number: E6-8920
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-08
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In furtherance of FMR Bulletin 2005-B4, this notice announces the FY 2005 release of the new version of the Federal Real Property Profile (FRPP) Summary Report, which provides an overview of the U.S. Government's owned and leased real property as of September 30, 2005. The FY 2005 FRPP Summary Report is now available.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Service Contracting
Document Number: 06-4743
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-23
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 service contracting. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 5818 on February 3, 2006. No comments were received. 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; Central Contractor Registration
Document Number: 06-4742
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-23
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 the Central Contractor Registration database. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 6762, February 9, 2006. No comments were received. 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; Information Collection; Authorized Negotiators
Document Number: 06-4648
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-18
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 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 authorized negotiators. The clearance currently expires on October 31, 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 Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Place of Performance
Document Number: 06-4647
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-18
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 place of performance. The clearance currently expires on October 31, 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; and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. When the On-Line Representation and Certifications Application (ORCA) becomes available, contractors will be able to complete the provision electronically; however, because the data being collected could change for a specific solicitation, contractor's will still be required to submit place of performance information on an exception basis; that is, whenever the place of performance for a specific solicitation is different from the place of performance shown in ORCA.
Federal Management Regulation; Utilization, Donation, and Disposal of Foreign Gifts and Decorations
Document Number: 06-4629
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-18
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 superseded 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; Motor Vehicle Management
Document Number: 06-4430
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) by updating requirements and information on motor vehicle management. This interim rule makes changes to vehicle identification requirements. Specifically, it allows agencies to have limited identification exemptions for motor vehicles that are regularly used for common administrative purposes. Some agencies have expressed a need to exempt even their administrative vehicles from displaying Government identification for situations with specifically identified security risks. Agencies will still need to have a certification of need signed by the agency head or designee before authorizing limited identification exceptions. This interim rule provides information for obtaining U.S. Government license plates from UNICOR, Federal Prison Industries Inc., the current license plate supplier. This interim rule further updates Federal motor vehicle management regulations by replacing the requirement for agencies to provide certain motor vehicle information to GSA on the Standard Form 82 with the requirement to use the Federal Automotive Statistical Tool (FAST), an Internet-based reporting tool. This interim rule also requires agencies to have an agency-wide fleet management information system that will link all fleet data throughout the agency and interface with the Federal Automotive Statistical Tool (FAST). This new FMR requirement implements 40 U.S.C. 17503 that gives the Administrator with others, the authority to prescribe data collection requirements for data on the costs and uses of motor vehicles by executive agencies. Furthermore, the requirement for an agency-wide management information system was a keystone report recommendation for improving agency fleet management made by the Federal Fleet Policy Council's interagency team of fleet professionals following their review of agencies' fleet management programs in 2002. The FMR and any corresponding documents may be accessed at GSA's Web site at http://www.gsa.gov/fmr.
Federal Management Regulation; Real Property Policies Update
Document Number: E6-7221
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-11
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This Notice extends the implementation date of Real Property Policies, titled ``What standards must facilities subject to the Architectural Barriers Act meet?'', published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 67846, on November 8, 2005. The implementation date of the section, currently May 8, 2006, is hereby extended to August 7, 2006, but only with respect to leasing actions. The May 8, 2006 implementation date remains unchanged with respect to Federal construction or alteration projects. Except as expressly modified by this Notice, all other terms and conditions of the Architectural Barriers Act standards remain in full force and effect.
Privacy Act of 1974; Proposed Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: E6-7146
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-10
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is providing notice of the establishment of the Federal Acquisition Institute's FAI Online University (GSA/OAP-5) system of records. The purpose of the system is to develop a professional acquisition workforce by providing online training on Federal government acquisition and procurement to interested public and private individuals. The system is used to maintain and track the individuals' training records, provide course information, and administer the system. The system's online training provides a more flexible alternative to traditional classroom training.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Subcontract Consent
Document Number: E6-7081
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-10
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 subcontract consent. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 7547, on February 13, 2006. No comments were received. 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; Use of Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) as Primary Contractor Identification
Document Number: 06-4212
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-05
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 use of data universal numbering system (DUNS) as primary contractor identification. The Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number is the nine-digit identification number assigned by Dun and Bradstreet Information Services to an establishment. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 75453 on December 20, 2005. 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 Management Regulation; Corrections
Document Number: 06-4127
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-05
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Federal Management Regulation amendment numbers are being corrected to correspond with the effective and publication dates as listed in FMR Case 2006-102-2, Donation of Surplus Personal Property, which was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 23867, April 25, 2006 and FMR Case 2006-102-3, Replacement of Personal Property Pursuant to the Exchange/Sale Authority, which was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 20900, April 24, 2006.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Hold a Public Scoping Meeting for the Master Site Plan, Denver Federal Center in Lakewood, CO
Document Number: E6-6715
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-03
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) announces its intention to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 to assess the potential environmental effects of the proposed action and its alternatives described in the Master Site Plan to enable GSA to make an informed analysis and conclusion leading to the preparation of a Final Master Site Plan and Final EIS for the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood, Colorado. The existing Master Site Plan was completed in 1997. Since that time, potential development and redevelopment opportunities and the changing real estate market make the 1997 Master Site Plan outdated. The analysis will include a review of all existing buildings on site, all existing and planned infrastructure systems and improvements, necessary capital investment needs and all vacant land. A primary focus will be on short and long term planning for Federal agency needs and requirements. A No Action alternative will also be studied that will evaluate the consequences of not implementing an action alternative. This alternative is included to provide a basis for comparison to the action alternatives described above as required under NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1002.14(d)). GSA invites individuals, organizations and agencies to submit comments concerning the scope of the EIS. The public scoping period starts with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register and will continue for forty five (45) days from the date of this notice. GSA will consider all comments received or postmarked by that date in defining the scope of the EIS. GSA expects to issue a Draft EIS by January 2007 at which time its availability will be announced in the Federal Register and local media. A public comment period will commence upon the publication of the Notice of Availability. The GSA will consider and respond to comments received on the Draft EIS in preparing the Final EIS.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Corrections
Document Number: 06-4068
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-01
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 are issuing corrections to FAR Case 2004-031, Fast Payment Procedures (Item IX), which was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 20308 and 20309, April 19, 2006.
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.