DATE: October 14, 2009

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-37, Miscellaneous Amendments

SOURCE: Federal Register, October 14, 2009, Vol. 74, No. 197, page 52846

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 2005-37 to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in the following areas: (1) Registry of Disaster Response Contractors; (2) limiting length of noncompetitive contracts in "unusual and compelling urgency" circumstances; (3) Government Accountability Office access to contractor employees; (4) use of commercial services item authority; (5) limitations on pass-through charges; (6) award fee language revision; (7) National Response Framework; and (8) technical amendments.

DATES: The effective date for these rules is October 14, 2009, except Item VII is effective November 13, 2009. Comments on Items I, IV, V, and VI should be submitted no later than December 14, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on Items I, IV, V, and VI to: (a) http://www.regulations.gov; (b) fax: 202-501-4067; or (c) mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4041, ATTN: Hada Flowers, Washington, DC 20405. Identify comments on Item I by "FAC 2005-37, FAR case 2008-035"; Item IV by "FAC 2005-37, FAR case 2008-034"; Item V by "FAC 2005-37, FAR case 2008-031"; and Item VI by "FAC 2005-37, FAR case 2008-008".


      Items I, III, and VII, Ed Loeb, 202-501-0650.

      Item II, Ernest Woodson, 202-501-3775.

      Items IV, V, and VI, Edward Chambers, 202-501-3221.

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

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Item I, Registry of Disaster Response Contractors

Item II, Limiting Length of Noncompetitive Contracts in "Unusual and Compelling Urgency" Circumstances

Item III, Government Accountability Office (GAO) Access to Contractor Employees

Item IV, Use of Commercial Services Item Authority

Item V, Limitations on Pass-Through Charges

Item VI, Award Fee Language Revision

Item VII, National Response Framework

Item VIII, Technical Amendments

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

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