DATE: April 19, 2006

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-09, Miscellaneous Amendments

SOURCE: Federal Register, April 19, 2006, Vol. 71, No. 75, page 20293

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

ACTION: Final and Interim Rules

SYNOPSIS: The Federal Acquisition Secretariat is issuing FAC 2005-09 to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in the following areas: (1) Federal Technical Data Solution (FedTeDS); (2) definition of "information Technology"; (3) Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76, Performance of Commercial Activities; (4) combating trafficking in persons; (5) confirmation of Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) certification; (6) expiration of the Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) price evaluation adjustment; (7) removal of sanctions against certain European Union Member States; (8) Morocco Free Trade Agreement; (9) fast payment procedures; and (10) a technical amendment.

DATES: The effective date for these rules is April 19, 2006, except the effective date for Items (1), (3), and (9) is May 19, 2006. Comments on Items (4), (7), and (8) should be submitted no later than June 19, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on Items (4), (7), and (8) to: (a) http://www.regulations.gov; (b) http://www.acqnet.gov/far/ProposedRules/proposed.htm; (c) e-mail: farcase.2005-012@gsa.gov (for Item (4)), farcase.2005-045@gsa.gov (for Item (7)), and farcase.2006-001@gsa.gov for Item (8)); (d) fax: 202-501-4067; or (e) mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVA), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, ATTN: Laurieann Duarte, Washington, DC 20405. Identify comments on Item (4) by "FAC 2005-09, FAR case 2005-012”; comments on Item (7) by “FAC 2005-09, FAR case 2005-045”; and comments on Item (8) by "FAC 005-09, FAR case 2006-001."


      Items (1) and (3), Gerald Zaffos, 202-208-6091.

      Item (2), Cecelia Davis, 202-219-0202.

      Items (4), (7), and (8), William Clark, 202-219-1813.

      Items (5) and (6), Rhonda Cundiff, 202-501-0044.

      Item (6), Linda Nelson, 202-501-1900.

      Item (9), Jeremy Olson, 202-501-3221.

For general information, contact the FAR Secretariat, Room 4035, GS Building, Washington, DC 20405, 202-501-4755.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: (1) Federal Technical Data Solution (FedTeDS)

(2) Definition of Information Technology

(3) OMB Circular A-76

(4) Combating Trafficking in Persons

(5) Confirmation of HUBZone Certification

(6) Expiration of the SDB Price Evaluation Adjustment

(7) Removal of Sanctions Against Certain European Union Member States

(8) Morocco Free Trade Agreement

(9) Fast Payment Procedures

(10) Technical Amendment

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