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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements-One-Time Reporting for First-Tier Subcontractors
Document Number: 2013-21529
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-05
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat 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 concerning the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting RequirementsOne Time Reporting for First-tier Subcontractors.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements-One-Time Reporting, Compensation Requirements
Document Number: 2013-21521
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-05
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat, 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 concerning the American Recovery and Reinvestment ActReporting RequirementsOne Time-Reporting, Compensation Requirements.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements-Quarterly Reporting for Prime Contractors
Document Number: 2013-21350
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-03
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat, 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 concerning the American Recovery and Reinvestment ActQuarterly Reporting for Prime Contractors.
Information Collection; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements-One Time Reporting Requirements for Prime Contractors
Document Number: 2013-21286
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-03
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, Regulatory Secretariat, 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 concerning the American Recovery and Reinvestment ActReporting RequirementsOne Time Reporting Requirements for Prime Contractors.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Commercial Item Acquisitions
Document Number: 2013-21183
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-30
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat 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 concerning the clauses and provisions required for use in commercial item acquisitions. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 18349, on March 26, 2013. Comments were received from two respondents.
The Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA); Upcoming Public Advisory Meeting
Document Number: 2013-20664
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA), a Federal Advisory Committee established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App., and Executive Order 13639, as amended by EO 13644, will hold a meeting open to the public on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.
Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Obligating Authority
Document Number: 2013-19948
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) to recommend that agencies, as defined in Sec. 102-117.25, provide written authority to Transportation Officers who acquire transportation services utilizing a rate tender acquisition. This written authority would help agencies manage the billions of dollars that the Government spends annually on transportation. This proposed rule, if adopted, would describe procedures that agencies should follow to delegate authority to Transportation Officers and includes experience and training requirements that a Transportation Officer should meet before being authorized to acquire transportation services.
Information Collection; MyUSA
Document Number: 2013-19633
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), 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 MyUSA.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Report of Shipment
Document Number: 2013-19568
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat 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 concerning report of shipment. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 11885, on February 20, 2013. One comment was received.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Contractor Comment Period, Past Performance Evaluations
Document Number: 2013-18955
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-07
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 provisions of law limiting the periods allowed for contractor comments on past performance evaluations and making past performance evaluations available to source selection officials sooner.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-69; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2013-18466
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-01
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) 2005-69, 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 2005-69, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2013-18465
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-01
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to make editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Update to Biobased Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2013-18464
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-01
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 revise the biobased reporting clause to require the contractor to submit the annual biobased report to a new Governmentwide Web site instead of the agency environmental point of contact.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Least Developed Countries That Are Designated Countries
Document Number: 2013-18463
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-01
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 revision by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to the list of least developed countries that are designated countries under the Trade Agreements Act of 1979.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Repeal of Sunset for Certain Protests of Task or Delivery Order Contracts
Document Number: 2013-18462
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-01
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 (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013. This section removes the sunset date for protests against certain orders under a task-order contract or delivery-order contract for title 10 agencies only.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Documenting Contractor Performance
Document Number: 2013-18461
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-01
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 provide Governmentwide standardized past performance evaluation factors and performance rating categories and require that past performance information be entered into the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS), the single Governmentwide past performance reporting system.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-69; Introduction
Document Number: 2013-18460
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-01
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) 2005-69. 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Iran Threat Reduction
Document Number: 2013-18454
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-01
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, with minor changes, the interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require certifications that implement the expansion of sanctions relating to the energy sector of Iran and sanctions with respect to Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, as contained in titles II and III of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Definition of Contingency Operation
Document Number: 2013-18448
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-01
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the definition of ``contingency operation'' to address the statutory change to the definition made by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.
Submission for OMB Review; Limitations on Pass-Through Charges
Document Number: 2013-18218
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-30
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a previously approved information collection requirement regarding Limitations on Pass- Through Charges. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 69440, on November 19, 2012. One comment was received.
The Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA); Upcoming Public Advisory Meeting
Document Number: 2013-17952
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA), a Federal Advisory Committee established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App., and Executive Order 13639, as amended by EO 13644, will hold a meeting open to the public on Thursday, August 8, 2013.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Rights in Data and Copyrights
Document Number: 2013-17941
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat 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 concerning rights in data and copyrights.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Anti-Kickback Procedures
Document Number: 2013-17939
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat 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 concerning anti- kickback procedures. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 75164, on December 19, 2012. One respondent submitted comments.
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2013-17074
Type: Unknown
Date: 2013-07-23
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
This agenda provides summary descriptions of regulations being developed by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council in compliance with Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' This agenda is being published to allow interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process. The Regulatory Secretariat Division has attempted to list all regulations pending at the time of publication, except for minor and routine or repetitive actions; however, unanticipated requirements may result in the issuance of regulations that are not included in this agenda. There is no legal significance to the omission of an item from this listing. Also, the dates shown for the steps of each action are estimated and are not commitments to act on or by the dates shown. Published proposed rules may be reviewed in their entirety at the Government's rulemaking Web site at http://www.regulations.gov.
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2013-17073
Type: Unknown
Date: 2013-07-23
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, Small Business Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration
This Regulatory Agenda is a semiannual summary of all current and projected rulemakings and completed actions of the Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA expects that this summary information will enable the public to be more aware of, and effectively participate in, SBA's regulatory activity. SBA invites the public to submit comments on any aspect of this Agenda.
Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
Document Number: 2013-17070
Type: Unknown
Date: 2013-07-23
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This agenda announces the proposed regulatory actions that GSA plans for the next 12 months and those that were completed since the fall 2012 edition. This agenda was developed under the guidelines of Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' GSA's purpose in publishing this agenda is to allow interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process. GSA also invites interested persons to recommend existing significant regulations for review to determine whether they should be modified or eliminated. Proposed rules may be reviewed in their entirety at the Government's rulemaking Web site at http://www.regulations.gov. Since the fall 2007 edition, the Internet has been the basic means for disseminating the Unified Agenda. The complete Unified Agenda will be available online at www.reginfo.gov, in a format that offers users a greatly enhanced ability to obtain information from the Agenda database. Because publication in the Federal Register is mandated for the regulatory flexibility agendas required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602), GSA's printed agenda entries include only: (1) Rules that are in the Agency's regulatory flexibility agenda, in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, because they are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities; and (2) Any rules that the Agency has identified for periodic review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Printing of these entries is limited to fields that contain information required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act's Agenda requirements. Additional information on these entries is available in the Unified Agenda published on the Internet. In addition, for fall editions of the Agenda, the entire Regulatory Plan will continue to be printed in the Federal Register, as in past years, including GSA's regulatory plan.
Spring 2013 Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2013-17068
Type: Unknown
Date: 2013-07-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes the semiannual regulatory agenda online (the e-Agenda) at http:// www.reginfo.gov and at www.regulations.gov to update the public about: Regulations and major policies currently under development, Reviews of existing regulations and major policies, and Rules and major policymakings completed or canceled since the last agenda.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Bankruptcy (FAR Subpart 42.9; 52.242-13)
Document Number: 2013-17390
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-19
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, Regulatory Secretariat 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 concerning Bankruptcy. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 73660, December 11, 2012. No comments were received.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Contract Funding-Limitation of Costs/Funds
Document Number: 2013-17389
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-19
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat 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 concerning limitation of costs/funds. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 75163, on December 19, 2012. Two comments were received.
Leasing versus Renting
Document Number: 2013-16920
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-16
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are seeking information that will assist in determining if there is a distinction between leasing and renting that is useful for the purposes stated in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). This Request for Information (RFI) does not address real property or its leasing.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Examination of Records by Comptroller General and Contract Audit
Document Number: 2013-16918
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-15
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat 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 concerning the examination of records by comptroller general and contract audit.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Publicizing Contract Actions; Contracting by Negotiation
Document Number: 2013-16642
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of an Updated System of Records
Document Number: 2013-16124
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-05
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA proposes a new system of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a.
Governmentwide Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC); Upcoming Public Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-16017
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Governmentwide Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC) (the Committee), is a Federal Advisory Committee established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App 2. This notice provides the schedule for the public meeting dates of the GTAC: July 30, 2013 and July 31, 2013. The meeting is open to the public via teleconference.
Submission for OMB Review; Notification of Ownership Changes
Document Number: 2013-15300
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-26
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat 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 concerning notification of ownership changes. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 74663, on December 17, 2012. One respondent submitted comments.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Right of First Refusal of Employment
Document Number: 2013-15298
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-26
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat 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. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 17670, on March 22, 2013. No comments were received.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Preaward Survey Forms (Standard Forms 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1407, and 1408)
Document Number: 2013-15296
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-26
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat 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 concerning preaward survey forms (Standard Forms 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1407, and 1408).
Submission for OMB Review; Tangible Personal Property Report (SF-428A, 428B, and 428C)
Document Number: 2013-15294
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-26
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Office of Governmentwide Policy will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning reporting tangible personal property. In support of OMB's continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, GSA invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the proposed information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning forms that will be used to collect information related to tangible personal property when required by a Federal financial assistance award. To view the form, go to OMB's main Web page at www.OMB.gov and click on the ``Grants Management'' and ``Forms'' links. OMB specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 20644, on April 5, 2013. No comments were received.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Applicability of the Senior Executive Compensation Benchmark
Document Number: 2013-15214
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-26
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 continue the implementation of the requirements of section 803 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. The proposed rule seeks public comments on applying section 803 with respect to that provision's expansion with respect to contracts that had been awarded by DoD, NASA, and the Coast Guard before the date of enactment of section 803 (which was December 31, 2011) of the application of the senior executive compensation benchmark amount. Section 803 expands to a broader group of contractor employees the limitation on reimbursing compensation costs. As section 803 provides, this proposed rule would apply section 803 retroactively to contracts awarded before December 31, 2011, with respect to the contractor compensation costs incurred after January 1, 2012. In addition, also as part of the implementation in the FAR of section 803, DoD, GSA and NASA are separately issuing an interim rule (FAR Case 2012-017) that addresses the prospective application of section 803 to contracts awarded on or after December 31, 2011.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-68; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2013-15213
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-26
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) 2005-68, 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 2005-68, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Expansion of Applicability of the Senior Executive Compensation Benchmark
Document Number: 2013-15212
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-26
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 803 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. In accordance with section 803, the interim rule expands the application to a broader group of contractor employees on contracts awarded by DoD, NASA, and the Coast Guard of the senior executive compensation benchmark amount which limits the reimbursement of compensation costs. This interim rule applies section 803 prospectively to contracts awarded on or after (but not before) the date of enactment of section 803 (which was December 31, 2011), to the contractor compensation costs incurred after January 1, 2012. In addition, also as part of the implementation in the FAR of section 803, DoD, GSA and NASA are separately issuing a proposed rule (FAR Case 2012-025) that addresses the retroactive application of section 803 to contractor compensation costs incurred after January 1, 2012, under contracts that had been awarded before December 31, 2011.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-68; Introduction
Document Number: 2013-15211
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-26
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) 2005-68. 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.
The Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA); Upcoming Public Advisory Meeting; Correction
Document Number: 2013-15104
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-25
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA), is issuing a correction to the Public Advisory Meeting notice, which was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 35272, June 12, 2013.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-67; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2013-14621
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-21
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) 2005-67, 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 2005-67, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2013-14620
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to make editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Updated Postretirement Benefit (PRB) References
Document Number: 2013-14619
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-21
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 remove references to specific paragraphs of an accounting standard that were deleted in the Financial Accounting Standards Board's (FASB's) Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The references no longer exist in the authoritative GAAP (the ASC). This final rule replaces the current GAAP references in the FAR with explicit criteria that generally replicate the substance of the formerly referenced GAAP methodology so that the substance of the FAR does not change as a result of this final rule.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Free Trade Agreement (FTA)-Panama
Document Number: 2013-14618
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement. This Trade Promotion Agreement is a free trade agreement that provides for mutually non-discriminatory treatment of eligible products and services from Panama.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Deletion of Report to Congress on Foreign-Manufactured Products
Document Number: 2013-14617
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-21
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 eliminate an obsolete Congressional reporting requirement on acquisitions of end products manufactured outside the United States.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Contracting With Women-Owned Small Business Concerns
Document Number: 2013-14616
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to remove the dollar limitation for set-asides to economically disadvantaged women-owned small business concerns and to women-owned small business concerns eligible under the Women-owned Small Business Program.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Price Analysis Techniques
Document Number: 2013-14615
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-21
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 clarify and give a precise reference in the use of a price analysis technique in order to establish a fair and reasonable price.