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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-11; Introduction

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AGENCIES:

Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION:

Summary presentation of final and interim rules.

SUMMARY:

This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-11. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at http://www.acquisition.gov/​far.

DATES:

For effective dates and comment dates, see separate documents which follow.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For clarification of content, contact the analyst whose name appears in the table below in relation to each FAR case or subject area. Please cite FAC 2005-11 and specific FAR case number(s). Interested parties may also visit our Web site at http://www.acquisition.gov/​far. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the FAR Secretariat at (202) 501-4755.

ItemSubjectFAR caseAnalyst
Earned Value Management System (EVMS)2004-019Parnell.
IIEmergency Acquisitions2005-038Sochon.
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Summaries for each FAR rule follow. For the actual revisions and/or amendments to these FAR cases, refer to the specific item number and subject set forth in the documents following these item summaries.

FAC 2005-11 amends the FAR as specified below:

Item I—Earned Value Management System (EVMS) (FAR Case 2004-019)

This final rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement Earned Value Management System (EVMS) policy in accordance with OMB Circular A-11, Part 7 and the supplement to Part 7, the Capital Planning Guide. The FAR will require the use of an EVM System that complies with the guidelines of ANSI/EIA Standard - 748, in major acquisitions for development, and in other acquisitions in accordance with agency procedures. An agency shall conduct an Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) when EVMS is required. Offerors shall not be eliminated from consideration for contract award because they do not have an EVMS that is compliant with the ANSI/EIA standards, provided they submit an EVMS implementation plan with their proposal.

Item II—Emergency Acquisitions (FAR Case 2005-038)

This interim rule revises FAR Part 18 to provide a single reference to acquisition flexibilities that may be used during emergency situations. This change is expected to improve the Government's ability to expedite acquisition of supplies and services during emergency situations. The FAR Part 18 makes no change to existing contracting policy.

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Dated: June 28, 2006.

Ralph De Stefano,

Director, Contract Policy Division.

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Federal Acquisition Circular

Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-11 is issued under the authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services, and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Unless otherwise specified, all Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other directive material contained in FAC 2005-11 is effective July 5, 2006.

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Dated: June 26, 2006.

Shay D. Assad,

Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy.

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Dated: June 27, 2006.

Roger D. Waldron,

Acting Senior Procurement Executive, General Services Administration.

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Dated: June 27, 2006.

Tom Luedtke,

Assistant Administrator for Procurement, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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[FR Doc. 06-5963 Filed 7-3-06; 8:45 am]

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