DATE: January 27, 2003

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Reimbursement of Relocation Costs on a Lump-Sum Basis

SOURCE: Federal Register, January 27, 2003, Vol. 68, No. 17, page 4053

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

ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting

SYNOPSIS: The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are sponsoring a public meeting on February 6 to discuss revising FAR 31.205-35, Relocation Costs, to permit contractors the option of claiming employee relocation costs based on actual costs or on an appropriate lump-sum basis.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the original request for comments, see the October 24, 2002, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Reimbursement of Relocation Costs on a Lump-Sum Basis."

DATES: The meeting will be held on February 6, 2003, at 9:00 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Rachel Carson Room, Department of Interior, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC. The Rachel Carson Room is in the basement, next to the cafeteria. Closest Metro access is from the Farragut West station.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeremy Olson, 202-501-3221. Cite "FAR Notice on Reimbursement of Relocation Costs on a Lump-Sum Basis (Notice)" in all correspondence related to this meeting.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: A notice requesting comments on whether FAR 31.205-35 should be revised and, if so, how was published on October 24, 2002. Eight comments were received in response to the October 24, 2002, notice. The comments are from:

The eight comments can be viewed or printed from http://www.acqnet.gov/far/ProposedRules/aft58300.pdf.

After reviewing the public comments that were submitted, the two councils have decided they would like to explore further the views of interested parties.

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

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