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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-18; 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 the rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-18 which amends the FAR. An asterisk (*) next to the rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding this rule by referring to FAC 2005-18 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

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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.

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Rule listed in FAC 2005-18

ItemSubjectFAR caseAnalyst
*ISmall Business Size Rerepresentation2006-032Cundiff.
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Item I-Small Business Size Rerepresentation (FAR Case 2006-032)

This interim rule amends the FAR to implement the Small Business Administration's (SBA) final rule published on November 15, 2006 (71 FR 66434), entitled “Small Business Size Regulations; Size for Purposes of Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts, Multiple Award Schedule Contracts and Other Long-Term Contracts; 8(a) Business Development/Small Disadvantaged Business; Business Status Determinations.” The purpose of the SBA rule and this FAR rule is to improve the accuracy of small business size status reporting, at the prime contract level, over the life of certain contracts (long-term contracts, contracts involving novations, acquisitions, and mergers). Contractors will be required to rerepresent their size status on contracts prior to the end of the fifth year of a contract that is more than five years in duration (long-term contract); prior to exercising any option thereafter; following execution of a novation agreement; or following a merger or acquisition of the contractor, regardless of whether there is a novation agreement. A change in the size status does not change the terms and conditions of the contract, but the agency may no longer include the value of options exercised or orders issued against the contract in its small business prime contracting goal achievements.

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Dated: June 29, 2007.

Michael Jackson,

Acting Director, Contract Policy Division.

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[FR Doc. 07-3278 Filed 7-2-07; 11:18 am]

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