DATE: June 20, 2002

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Withdrawal of Proposed Rule on "Applied Research" and "Development" Definitions

SOURCE: Federal Register, June 20, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 119, page 42173

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Withdrawal of Proposed Rule

SYNOPSIS: The FAR Council is withdrawing the proposed rule published September 11, 2000, that would have moved the definitions of “applied research” and “development” to FAR 2.101, Definitions. Upon further consideration, it was decided that the rule was unnecessary.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the proposed rule being withdrawn, see the September 11, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Definitions of "Applied Research" and "Development."

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ralph De Stefano, Procurement Analyst, 202-501-1758. Cite FAR case 2000-401, withdrawal, when referring to this proposed rule withdrawal.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: On September 11, 2000, the FAR Council published a proposed rule to remove the definitions of "Applied Research" and "Development" found in FAR 31.205-18, Independent Research and Development and Bid and Proposal Costs, and FAR 35.001, Definitions, and place them in FAR 2.101, Definitions. No public comments were received. After further review, it was concluded that the current coverage is clear and the proposed reorganization is unnecessary. Therefore, the proposed rule is withdrawn.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.

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