DATE: August 15, 2003

SUBJECT: Department of Labor Acquisition Regulations (DOLAR) Update

SOURCE: Federal Register, August 15, 2003, Vol. 68, No. 158, page 48995

AGENCIES: Department of Labor (DOL)

ACTION: Proposed Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOL is proposing to update the DOLAR, which was last revised in 1986 and is significantly out-of-date.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The DOLAR is Chapter 29 of Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It is available on the Internet at http://www.dol.gov/oasam/regs/cfr/48cfr/toc_Part2900-2999/Part2900-2999_toc.htm.

DATES: Comments on the proposed updated DOLAR must be submitted on or before October 14, 2003.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be mailed to Jeffrey Saylor, Director, Division of Acquisition Management Services, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-5425, Washington, DC 20210-0001; or e-mailed to: OASAMRegComments@dol.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Saylor, Director, Division of Acquisition Management Services, 202-693-7285.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The DOLAR was last revised in 1986. Since then, the following have taken place:

To address these and other changes, DOL is proposing to revise the DOLAR to: clarify and simplify its language; delete obsolete policies, procedures, and organizations; restructure it to correspond to the organization of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); revise it to correspond to current FAR and DOL policies; incorporate electronic links to references such as the FAR, U.S. Code, the CFR, and FedBizOpps; incorporate Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) letters and Executive Orders; and establish procedures that follow current best practices.

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

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