DATE: September 16, 2003

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Elimination of Standard Form 1417

SOURCE: Federal Register, September 16, 2003, Vol. 68, No. 179, page 54293

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

ACTION: Proposed Rule

SYNOPSIS: It is proposed that the Standard Form (SF) 1417, Pre-Solicitation Notice (Construction Contract), be eliminated.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The SF 1417 is available at http://www.gsa.gov/forms/farnumer.htm.

DATES: Comments should be submitted on or before November 17, 2003.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on proposed rule to General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVA), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Attn: Laurie Duarte, Washington, DC 20405. Submit e-mail comments to: farcase.2002-008@gsa.gov. Cite "FAR case 2002-017" when referring to this proposed rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cecelia L. Davis, 202-219-0202.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Currently, SF 1417 is required to inform prospective offerors that a solicitation will be released for a proposed construction or dismantling, demolition, or removal of improvements contract estimated to be $100,000 or more, and it may be used if the proposed contract is less than $100,000. However, the use of the form has become unnecessary because contracting officers are required to provide access to presolicitation notices through FedBizOpps (http://www.fedbizopps.gov). Therefore, this proposed change would make the following revisions:

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

Copyright 2003 by Panoptic Enterprises. All Rights Reserved.

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