Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Section 823 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (Pub. L. 107-107). Section 823 extends the test of the special simplified procedures for purchases of commercial items greater than the simplified acquisition threshold, but not exceeding $5,000,000, until January 1, 2003.
Effective Date: February 20, 2002.
Applicability Date: FAR Subpart 13.5, as amended by this rule, is applicable to solicitations issued on or after January 1, 2002.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
The FAR Secretariat, Room 4035, GS Building, Washington, DC, 20405, (202) 501-4755, for information pertaining to status or publication schedules. For clarification of content, contact Ms. Victoria Moss, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 501-4764. Please cite FAC 2001-04, FAR case 2002-002.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
This final rule amends FAR Subpart 13.5 to implement section 823 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (Pub. L. 107-107). Section 823 amends section 4202(e) of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (Divisions D and E of Pub. L. 104-106; 110 Stat. 654; 10 U.S.C. 2304 note) to extend, through January 1, 2003, the expiration of the test of special simplified procedures for purchases of commercial items greater than the simplified acquisition threshold, but not exceeding $5,000,000.
This is not a significant regulatory action, and therefore, was not subject to review under Section 6(b) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.
B. Regulatory Flexibility Act
This final rule does not constitute a significant FAR revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501 and Public Law 98-577, and publication for public comments is not required. However, the Councils will consider comments from small entities concerning the affected FAR Subpart 13.5 in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Interested parties must submit such comments separately and should cite 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. (FAC 2001-04, FAR case 2002-002), in correspondence. Start Printed Page 6115
C. Paperwork Reduction Act
The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the changes to the FAR do not impose information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 13End List of Subjects Start Signature
Dated: February 1, 2002.
Director, Acquisition Policy Division.
Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA amend 48 CFR part 13 as set forth below:Start Part
PART 13—SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURESEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part
2. Amend section 13.500 in paragraph (d) by removing “January 1, 2002” and adding “January 1, 2003” in its place.End Amendment Part End Supplemental Information
[FR Doc. 02-2914 Filed 2-7-02; 8:45 am]
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