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".
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The following analysts:
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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