Title 48 published on 2012-10-01
The following are only the Rules published in the Federal Register after the published date of Title 48.
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DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a correction to the applicability date of FAR Case 2011-028; Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts, which was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 75766, December 21, 2012.
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise the definitions of “contracting activity” and “departments and agencies” found at DFARS subpart 202.101.
DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update the text to reflect the distinction between “certified cost or pricing data” and “data other than certified cost or pricing data.” The DFARS changes are necessary to ensure consistency with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) which had been amended to clarify the distinction between those terms, as well as the requirements for the submission of cost or pricing data.
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add Poland as a qualifying country.
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement an Executive order for nondisplacement of qualified workers under service contracts, as implemented in Department of Labor regulations.
The Department of Energy (DOE) is amending the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) to conform to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), remove out-of date government property coverage, and update references. This rule does not alter substantive rights or obligations under current law.
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an 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.
This final rule amends the HUDAR to implement miscellaneous changes. These changes include, for example, such amendments as removing provisions that are now obsolete, refining provisions to approve requests for deviation from the HUDAR, updating provisions that address the organizational structure of HUD, and adding provisions on contractor record retention.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing a final rule to require contractors to submit payment requests in electronic form in order to enhance customer service, departmental productivity, and adoption of innovative information technology, including the appropriate use of commercial best practices. This document adopts the proposed rule published on April 18, 2012, as a final rule with a non-substantive technical change.
The General Services Administration (GSA) published a document in the Federal Register on October 1, 2012 (77 FR 59790), revising Administrative Matters. The final rule contained a typographical error which needs to be corrected.
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to limit the use of generic substitutes instead of Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) numbers, and update the policies and procedures associated with reporting in the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS). Additionally, this final rule changes the clauses requiring contractor registration in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database and DUNS number reporting.
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to add new requirements specific to the acquisition of supplies and services by nondefense agencies on behalf of the DoD. This rule implements a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, with later amendments.
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing 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.
DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 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.
NASA has adopted as final, with minor changes, a proposed rule amending the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to include authority, under limited conditions, to issue Anchor Tenancy contracts. Anchor Tenancy means “an arrangement in which the United States Government agrees to procure sufficient quantities of a commercial space product or service needed to meet Government mission requirements so that a commercial venture is made viable.”
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to Title 48 after this date.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing to amend its Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement—the HHS Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR)—to add two clauses, “Patent Rights—Exceptional Circumstances” and “Rights in Data—Exceptional Circumstances,” and their prescriptions.
The General Services Administration has agreed to withdraw GSAR Case 2006-G507; Rewrite of General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) Part 538, Federal Supply Schedule Contracting. Due to the variety of issues addressed in the GSAR Part 538 Rewrite, and strong stakeholder interest, the General Services Administration believes that an agency review of the current implementation plan for this GSAR case is appropriate.
The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to revise the GSAR clause and to address the use of the Industrial Funding Fee (IFF) under the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Program. The proposed revisions will reflect the current use of the IFF to include the ability to offset losses in other Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) programs and fund initiatives that benefit other FAS programs. This change will benefit GSA and the MAS Program by facilitating transparency and open government, and more accurately define the current MAS Program operations while simultaneously complying with the recommendations of the GSA Office of Inspector General (OIG). This proposed rule is part of the General Services Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM) rewrite Project, in which all parts of the regulation are being reviewed and updated to include new statutes, legislation, policies, and to delete outdated information and obsolete forms.
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the temporary policy provided by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Policy Memorandum M-12-16, dated July 11, 2012, by adding a new clause to provide for the accelerated payments to small business subcontractors.
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 information collection requirement regarding General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) clause Modifications (Multiple Award Schedule).
The OFPP and CAS Board invite public comments concerning this proposed rule to clarify the exemption for contracts or subcontracts for the acquisition of commercial items (hereafter referred to as the “(b)(6) commercial item exemption”) so that the regulatory text is more consistent with the statutory text. Specifically, the proposed rule clarification will eliminate the detailed listing of permissible contract and subcontract types, and instead the revised provision will contain more generalized language that reads “contracts and subcontracts for the acquisition of commercial items,” which reflects the statutory text.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) amends the EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) to update policy, procedures, and contract clauses. The proposed rule provides updates to outdated information currently in the Printing clause.