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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-11; Small Entity Compliance Guide

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AGENCIES:

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

ACTION:

Small Entity Compliance Guide.

SUMMARY:

This document is issued under the joint authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services and the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with Section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-11 which amend the FAR. An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2005-11 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http://www.acquisition.gov/​far.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Laurieann Duarte, FAR Secretariat, (202) 501-4225. For clarification of content, contact the analyst whose name appears in the table below.Start Printed Page 38251

List of Rules in FAC 2005-11

ItemSubjectFAR caseAnalyst
*IEarned Value Management System (EVMS)2004-019Parnell.
IIEmergency Acquisitions2005-038Sochon.
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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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[FR Doc. 06-5965 Filed 7-3-06; 8:45 am]

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