DATE: September 17, 2008

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-27, Miscellaneous Amendments

SOURCE: Federal Register, September 17, 2008, Vol. 73, No. 181, page 53989

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 2005-27 to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in the following areas: (1) correcting statutory references related to the Higher Education Act of 1965; (2) changing the name of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization for the Department of Defense; (3) administrative changes to the Federal Prison Industries (FPI) Blanket Waiver and the Javits-Wagner-O'Day (JWOD) Program Name; (4) Local Community Recovery Act of 2006; (5) additional requirements for competition advocate annual reports; (6) contract debts; (7) subcontractor requests for bonds; (8) extension of authority for Use of simplified acquisition procedures for certain commercial items; (9) enhanced competition for task and delivery order contracts; (10) Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) review; (11) Cost Accounting Standards administration and associated Federal Acquisition Regulation clauses; (12) Cost Accounting Standards administration; (13) accepting and dispensing of $1 coin; and (14) technical amendment.

DATES: The effective date for these rules is October 17, 2008, except that the effective date for items (7), (8), (9), (10), (13), and (14) is September 17, 2008. Comments on items (9) and (11) should be submitted no later than November 17, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on items (9) and (11) 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 4041, ATTN: Laurieann Duarte, Washington, DC 20405. Identify comments on item (9) by "FAC 2005-27, FAR case 2008-006," and comments on item (11) by "FAC 2005-27, FAR case 2007-002."


      Items (1) and (2), Rhonda Cundiff, 202-501-0044.

      Items (3), (4), and (9), William Clark, 202-219-1813.

      Items (5) and (10), Ernest Woodson, 202-501-3775;

      Item (6), Meredith Murphy, 202-208-6925.

      Items (7), (8), and (13), Michael Jackson, 202-208-4949.

      Items (11) and (12), Edward Chambers, 202-501-3221.

For general information, contact the FAR Secretariat, 202-501-4755.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: (1) Correcting Statutory References Related to the Higher Education Act of 1965

(2) Changing the Name of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization for DOD

(3) Administrative Changes to the FPI Blanket Waiver and the JWOD Program Name

(4) Local Community Recovery Act of 2006

(5) Additional Requirements for Competition Advocate Annual Reports

(6) Contract Debts

(7) Subcontractor Requests for Bonds

(8) Extension of Authority for Use of Simplified Acquisition Procedures for Certain Commercial Items

(9) Enhanced Competition for Task and Delivery Order Contracts

(10) Online Representations and Certifications Application Review

(11) Cost Accounting Standards Administration and Associated FAR Clauses

(12) Cost Accounting Standards Administration

(13) Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin

(14) Technical Amendment

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

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