DATE: June 16, 2010

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-42, Miscellaneous Amendments

SOURCE: Federal Register, June 16, 2010, Vol. 75, No. 115, page 34255

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 2005-42 to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in the following areas: (1) the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 whistleblower protections; (2) the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS); (3) publicizing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 contract actions; (4) public disclosure of Justification and Approval documents for noncompetitive contracts; (5) additional requirements for market research; (6) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 -- Government Accountability Office/Inspector General access; (7) new designated country -- Taiwan; (8) nonavailable articles; (9) disclosure and consistency of cost accounting practices for contracts awarded to foreign concerns; (10) compensation for personal services; (11) payrolls and basic records; and (12) technical amendments.

DATES: The effective date for these rules is July 16, 2010, except Items I, V, VII, IX, X, and XI are effective June 16, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on Items IX, X, and XI on or before August 16, 2010, 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 IX by "FAC 2005-42, FAR case 2009-025"; Item X by "FAC 2005-42, FAR case 2009-026"; and Item XI by "FAC 2005-42, FAR case 2009-018".


      Item I, Jeritta Parnell, 202-501-4082.

      Item II, Rhonda Cundiff, 202-501-0044

      Item III, Michael Jackson, 202-208-4949.

      Items IV and XI, Ernest Woodson, 202-501-3775.

      Item V, Warren Blankenship, 202-501-1900

      Items VI, IX, and X, Edward Chambers, 202-501-3221.

      Item VII, Lori Sakalos, 202-208-0498.

      Item VIII, Cecelia Davis, 202-219-0202.

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

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Item I, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Whistleblower Protections

Item II, Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS)

Item III, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 -- Publicizing Contract Actions

Item IV, Public Disclosure of Justification and Approval Documents for Noncompetitive Contracts

Item V, Additional Requirements for Market Research

Item VI, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 -- Government Accountability Office/Inspector General Access

Item VII, New Designated Country -- Taiwan

Item VIII, Nonavailable Articles

Item IX, Disclosure and Consistency of Cost Accounting Practices for Contracts Awarded to Foreign Concerns

Item X, Compensation for Personal Services

Item XI, Payrolls and Basic Records

Item XII, Technical Amendment

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