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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Removal of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces RuleRule2017-2359011/06/2017DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a public law that disapproved the final rule, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (FAR Case 2014-025), and an Executive Order (E.O.) da … DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a public law that disapproved the final rule, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (FAR Case 2014-025), and an Executive Order (E.O.) dated March 27, 2017, that rescinded the prior Executive orders authorizing that rule.federal-acquisition-regulation-removal-of-fair-pay-and-safe-workplaces-ruleFR-Doc-2017-23590
HUBZone and Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) AmendmentsRule2017-2293510/23/2017SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONSmall Business AdministrationThis direct final rule amends the definition of ``qualified census tract'' in the HUBZone program regulations. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is making this change to its regulations to implement section 412(a) of the Pue … This direct final rule amends the definition of ``qualified census tract'' in the HUBZone program regulations. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is making this change to its regulations to implement section 412(a) of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). Section 412(a) of PROMESA amended the definition of ``qualified census tract'' contained in section 3(p)(4)(A) of the Small Business Act.hubzone-and-puerto-rico-oversight-management-and-economic-stability-act-promesa-amendmentsFR-Doc-2017-22935
Small Business Size Standards; Adoption of 2017 North American Industry Classification System for Size StandardsRule2017-2070509/27/2017SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONSmall Business AdministrationThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is adopting, without change, its proposed revisions to small business size standards. With the adoption of the proposed changes, SBA incorporates the U.S. Office of Management and Budget's ( … The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is adopting, without change, its proposed revisions to small business size standards. With the adoption of the proposed changes, SBA incorporates the U.S. Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) revision for 2017, identified as NAICS 2017, into its table of small business size standards. NAICS 2017 created 21 new industries by reclassifying, combining, or splitting 29 existing industries under changes made to NAICS in 2012 (NAICS 2012). SBA's size standards for these 21 new industries have resulted in an increase to size standards for six NAICS 2012 industries and part of one industry, a decrease to size standards for two, a change in the size standards measure from average annual receipts to number of employees for one, and no change in size standards for twenty industries and part of one industry.small-business-size-standards-adoption-of-2017-north-american-industry-classification-system-forFR-Doc-2017-20705
NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Revised Voucher and Invoice Submission & Payment ProcessProposed Rule2017-1954209/18/2017NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATIONNational Aeronautics and Space AdministrationNASA is proposing to amend the NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (NFS) to implement revisions to the voucher and invoice submittal and payment process. These revisions are necessary in order for NASA to comply with the O … NASA is proposing to amend the NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (NFS) to implement revisions to the voucher and invoice submittal and payment process. These revisions are necessary in order for NASA to comply with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Memorandum M-15-19, which directed federal agencies to transition to electronic invoicing for appropriate federal procurements by the end of fiscal year 2018.nasa-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-revised-voucher-and-invoice-submission-and-paymentFR-Doc-2017-19542
NASA FAR Supplement: Preproposal/Pre-Bid Conference (2017-N023)Rule2017-1696208/16/2017NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATIONNational Aeronautics and Space AdministrationNASA is issuing a direct final rule to amend the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to remove reference to the NASA Acquisition Information System (NAIS) electronic posting system and revise titles to agency directives.NASA is issuing a direct final rule to amend the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to remove reference to the NASA Acquisition Information System (NAIS) electronic posting system and revise titles to agency directives.nasa-far-supplement-preproposalpre-bid-conference-2017-n023FR-Doc-2017-16962
NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Award Term (NFS Case 2016-N027)Rule2017-1552007/25/2017NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATIONNational Aeronautics and Space AdministrationNASA is issuing a final rule amending the NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement (NFS) to add policy on the use of additional contract periods of performance or ``award terms'' as a contract incentive.NASA is issuing a final rule amending the NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement (NFS) to add policy on the use of additional contract periods of performance or ``award terms'' as a contract incentive.nasa-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-award-term-nfs-case-2016-n027FR-Doc-2017-15520
Administrative Amendments to Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition RegulationRule2017-1482807/19/2017ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a final rule to amend the Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) to make administrative updates, corrections and minor edits. EPA does not anticipate any adverse comments.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a final rule to amend the Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) to make administrative updates, corrections and minor edits. EPA does not anticipate any adverse comments.administrative-amendments-to-environmental-protection-agency-acquisition-regulationFR-Doc-2017-14828
Library of Congress License AgreementsRule2017-1334206/27/2017LIBRARY OF CONGRESSLibrary of CongressThe Library of Congress is issuing this final rule regarding license agreements and similar agreements and instruments entered into by it. The rule will prevent the Library from potentially violating the Anti-Deficiency Act and other … The Library of Congress is issuing this final rule regarding license agreements and similar agreements and instruments entered into by it. The rule will prevent the Library from potentially violating the Anti-Deficiency Act and other restrictions under Federal law, preserve the Library's rights under copyright law in regard to electronic resources and software, and streamline the Library's contracting and collections acquisitions processes for these electronic resources and software.library-of-congress-license-agreementsFR-Doc-2017-13342
Rules of Procedure Governing Cases Before the Office of Hearings and AppealsRule2017-1047106/02/2017SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONSmall Business AdministrationThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is amending the rules of practice of its Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) to implement section 869 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 and section 1833 of t … The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is amending the rules of practice of its Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) to implement section 869 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 and section 1833 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. This legislation authorizes OHA to decide Petitions for Reconsideration of Size Standards (Size Standard Petitions or Petitions). This rule also revises the rules of practice for OHA appeals of agency employee disputes.rules-of-procedure-governing-cases-before-the-office-of-hearings-and-appealsFR-Doc-2017-10471
Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation To Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles (VAAR Case 2014-V001)Proposed Rule2017-0915805/17/2017DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR). Under this initiative all parts of the regulation are being reviewed in phased increments to revise or remove any p … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR). Under this initiative all parts of the regulation are being reviewed in phased increments to revise or remove any policy that has been superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove any procedural guidance that is internal to the VA, and to incorporate any new regulations or policies Acquisition regulations become outdated over time and require updating to incorporate additional policies, solicitation provisions, or contract clauses that implement and supplement the FAR to satisfy VA mission needs, and to incorporate changes in dollar and approval thresholds, definitions, and VA position titles and offices. This Proposed Rule will correct inconsistencies, remove redundant and duplicate material already covered by the FAR, delete outdated material or information, and appropriately renumber VAAR text, clauses and provisions where required to comport with FAR format, numbering and arrangement. This Proposed Rule will streamline the VAAR to implement and supplement the FAR only when required, and remove internal agency guidance as noted above in keeping with the FAR principles concerning agency acquisition regulations.revise-and-streamline-va-acquisition-regulation-to-adhere-to-federal-acquisition-regulationFR-Doc-2017-09158
Small Business Size Standards; Adoption of 2017 North American Industry Classification System for Size StandardsProposed Rule2017-0770904/18/2017SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONSmall Business AdministrationThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) proposes to amend its small business size regulations to incorporate the U.S. Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) revision for 2017, … The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) proposes to amend its small business size regulations to incorporate the U.S. Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) revision for 2017, identified as NAICS 2017, into its table of small business size standards. NAICS 2017 created 21 new industries by reclassifying, combining, or splitting 29 existing industries under changes made to NAICS in 2012 (NAICS 2012). SBA's proposed size standards for these 21 new industries have resulted in an increase to size standards for six NAICS 2012 industries and part of one industry, a decrease to size standards for two, a change in the size standards measure from average annual receipts to number of employees for one, and no change in size standards for twenty industries and part of one industry. SBA proposes to adopt the updated table of size standards, effective October 1, 2017small-business-size-standards-adoption-of-2017-north-american-industry-classification-system-forFR-Doc-2017-07709
Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation To Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles (VAAR Case 2014-V002-Parts 816, 828)Proposed Rule2017-0487703/13/2017DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR). Under this initiative, all parts of the regulation are being reviewed in phased increments to revise or remove any p … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR). Under this initiative, all parts of the regulation are being reviewed in phased increments to revise or remove any policy that has been superseded by changes in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove any procedural guidance that is internal to the VA, and to incorporate any new regulations or policies. Acquisition regulations become outdated over time and require updating to incorporate additional policies, solicitation provisions, or contract clauses that implement and supplement the FAR to satisfy VA mission needs, and to incorporate changes in dollar and approval thresholds, definitions, and VA position titles and offices. This Proposed Rule will correct inconsistencies, remove redundant and duplicate material already covered by the FAR, delete outdated material or information, and appropriately renumber VAAR text, clauses and provisions where required to comport with FAR format, numbering and arrangement. This Proposed Rule will streamline the VAAR to implement and supplement the FAR only when required, and remove internal agency guidance as noted above in keeping with the FAR principles concerning agency acquisition regulations.revise-and-streamline-va-acquisition-regulation-to-adhere-to-federal-acquisition-regulationFR-Doc-2017-04877
Designation of Product Categories for Federal ProcurementProposed Rule2017-0328802/21/2017DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending by 30 days the deadline to submit comments on the proposed rule to designate 12 product categories for federal procurement, which was published on January 13, 2017 (82 FR 4206) und … The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending by 30 days the deadline to submit comments on the proposed rule to designate 12 product categories for federal procurement, which was published on January 13, 2017 (82 FR 4206) under the authority of section 9002 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (the 2002 Farm Bill), as amended by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill), and further amended by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), 7 U.S.C. 8102. The 60-day comment period in the proposed rule is scheduled to end on March 14, 2017. The extended comment period will now close on April 13, 2017. In this proposed rule, USDA is proposing to amend the Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement (Guidelines) to add 12 sections that will designate the product categories within which biobased products would be afforded procurement preference by Federal agencies and their contractors.designation-of-product-categories-for-federal-procurementFR-Doc-2017-03288
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Effective Communication Between Government and Industry; Extension of Time for CommentsProposed Rule2017-0140501/23/2017DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDoD, GSA, and NASA issued a proposed rule (FAR Case 2016-005) on November 29, 2016, amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. This rule cl … DoD, GSA, and NASA issued a proposed rule (FAR Case 2016-005) on November 29, 2016, amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. This rule clarifies that agency acquisition personnel are permitted and encouraged to engage in responsible and constructive exchanges with industry, so long as those exchanges are consistent with existing law and regulation and do not promote an unfair competitive advantage to particular firms. The deadline for submitting comments is being extended from January 30, 2017 to March 2, 2017 to provide additional time for interested parties to provide comments on the FAR case.federal-acquisition-regulation-effective-communication-between-government-and-industry-extension-ofFR-Doc-2017-01405
Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR); Privacy Training (HSAR Case 2015-003)Proposed Rule2017-0075201/19/2017DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDHS is proposing to amend the Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) to add a new subpart, update an existing clause, and add a new contract clause to require contractors to complete training that addresses the protec … DHS is proposing to amend the Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) to add a new subpart, update an existing clause, and add a new contract clause to require contractors to complete training that addresses the protection of privacy, in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, and the handling and safeguarding of Personally Identifiable Information and Sensitive Personally Identifiable Information.homeland-security-acquisition-regulation-hsar-privacy-training-hsar-case-2015-003FR-Doc-2017-00752
Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR); Safeguarding of Controlled Unclassified Information (HSAR Case 2015-001)Proposed Rule2017-0075801/19/2017DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDHS is proposing to amend the Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) to modify a subpart, remove an existing clause and reserve the clause number, update an existing clause, and add a new contract clause to address r … DHS is proposing to amend the Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) to modify a subpart, remove an existing clause and reserve the clause number, update an existing clause, and add a new contract clause to address requirements for the safeguarding of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).homeland-security-acquisition-regulation-hsar-safeguarding-of-controlled-unclassified-informationFR-Doc-2017-00758
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and GuidelinesRule2017-0039501/18/2017ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARDArchitectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance BoardWe, the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board or Board), are revising and updating, in a single rulemaking, our standards for electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, … We, the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board or Board), are revising and updating, in a single rulemaking, our standards for electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by Federal agencies covered by section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as our guidelines for telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment covered by Section 255 of the Communications Act of 1934. The revisions and updates to the section 508-based standards and section 255-based guidelines are intended to ensure that information and communication technology covered by the respective statutes is accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.information-and-communication-technology-ict-standards-and-guidelinesFR-Doc-2017-00395
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Sustainable AcquisitionProposed Rule2017-0048001/18/2017DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Executive Order, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, and the biobased product acquisition provisions of the Agricultura … DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Executive Order, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, and the biobased product acquisition provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (also known as the 2014 Farm Bill).federal-acquisition-regulation-sustainable-acquisitionFR-Doc-2017-00480
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Uniform Use of Line ItemsRule2016-3149501/13/2017DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to establish uniform use of line items in Federal procurement.DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to establish uniform use of line items in Federal procurement.federal-acquisition-regulation-uniform-use-of-line-itemsFR-Doc-2016-31495
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Acquisition Threshold for Special Emergency Procurement AuthorityRule2016-3149601/13/2017DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 to raise the simplified acquisition threshold fo … DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 to raise the simplified acquisition threshold for special emergency procurement authority.federal-acquisition-regulation-acquisition-threshold-for-special-emergency-procurement-authorityFR-Doc-2016-31496
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