DATE: March 16, 2011

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-50, Miscellaneous Amendments

SOURCE: Federal Register, March 16, 2011, Vol. 76, No. 51, page 14543

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Interim and Final Rules

SYNOPSIS: The Federal Acquisition Secretariat is issuing FAC 2005-50 to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in the following areas: (1) proper use and management of cost-reimbursement contracts; (2) requirements for acquisitions pursuant to multiple-award contracts; (3) justification and approval of sole-source 8(a) contracts; (4) additional requirements for market research; (5) socioeconomic program parity; (6) use of commercial services item authority; (7) Trade Agreements thresholds; (8) disclosure and consistency of cost accounting practices for contracts awarded to foreign concerns; (9) compensation for personal services; and (10) technical amendments.

DATES: The effective date for these rules is March 16, 2011, except Item IV is effective April 15, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on Items I, II, III, and V on or before May 16, 2011, to: (a) http://www.regulations.gov; or (b) mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), ATTN: Hada Flowers, 1275 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20417. Identify comments on Item I by "FAC 2005-50, FAR case 2008-030"; Item II by "FAC 2005-50, FAR case 2007-012"; Item III by "FAC 2005-50, FAR case 2009-038"; and Item V by "FAC 2005-50, FAR case 2011-004."


      Items I and IV, Lori Sakalos, 202-208-0498.

      Item II, William Clark, 202-219-1813.

      Item III, Anthony Robinson, 202-501-2658.

      Item V, Karlos Morgan, 202-501-2364.

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

      Item VII, Cecelia L. Davis, 202-219-0202.

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

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Item I, Proper Use and Management of Cost-Reimbursement Contracts

Item II, Requirements for Acquisitions Pursuant to Multiple-Award Contracts

Item III, Justification and Approval of Sole-Source 8(a) Contracts

Item IV, Additional Requirements for Market Research

Item V, Socioeconomic Program Parity

Item VI, Use of Commercial Services Item Authority

Item VII, Trade Agreements Thresholds

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

Item IX, Compensation for Personal Services

Item X, Technical Amendments

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