DATE: September 28, 2006

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-13, Miscellaneous Amendments

SOURCE: Federal Register, September 28, 2006, Vol. 71, No. 188, page 57355

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 2005-13 to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in the following areas: (1) use of brand name specifications; (2) information technology security; (3) Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) archiving capability; (4) inflation adjustment of acquisition-related thresholds; (5) trade agreements thresholds; (6) reporting of purchases from overseas sources; (7) exception to the Buy American Act for commercial information technology; and (8) technical amendments.

DATES: The effective date for these rules is September 28, 2006. Comments on Items (1), (3), and (6) should be submitted no later than November 27, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on Items (4) and (5) to: (a) http://www.regulations.gov; (b) fax: 202-501-4067; or (c) mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVA), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, ATTN: Laurieann Duarte, Washington, DC 20405. Identify comments on Item (1) by "FAC 2005-13, FAR case 2005-037; comments on Item (3) by "FAC 2005-13, FAR case 2005-025"' and comments on Item (5) by "FAC 2005-13, FAR case 2005-034."


      Items (1) and (2) Cecelia Davis, 202-219-0202.

      Item (3), Ernest Woodson, 202-501-3775.

      Item (4), Michael Jackson, 202-208-4949.

      Item (5), Jeritta Parnell, 202-501-4082.

      Items (6) and (7), 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) Use of Brand Name Specifications

(2) Information Technology Security

(3) Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) Archiving Capability

(4) Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds

(5) Trade Agreements Thresholds

(6) Reporting of Purchases from Overseas Sources

(7) Exception to the Buy American Act for Commercial Information Technology

(8) Technical Amendments

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953.

Copyright 2006 by Panoptic Enterprises. All Rights Reserved.

Return to the Dispatches Library.

Return to the Main Page.