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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-33; 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 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) 2005-33. 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.regulations.gov.

DATES:

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

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

The analyst whose name appears in the table below in relation to each FAR case. Please cite FAC 2005-33 and the specific FAR case numbers. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the FAR Secretariat at (202) 501-4755.

List of Rules in FAC 2005-33

ItemSubjectFAR caseAnalyst
ITrade Agreements—Costa Rica, Oman, and Peru (Interim)2008-036Murphy.
IIContractor's Request for Progress Payments2005-032Murphy.
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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 2005-33 amends the FAR as specified below:

Item I—Trade Agreements—Costa Rica, Oman, and Peru (FAR Case 2008-036) (Interim)

This interim rule allows contracting officers to purchase the goods and services of Costa Rica, Oman, and Peru without application of the Buy American Act if the acquisition is subject to the applicable trade agreements. The free trade agreements with Costa Rica, Oman, and Peru join the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Australia, Bahrain, Chile, Morocco, and Singapore Free Trade Agreements, and the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) with respect to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, which are already in the FAR.

The threshold for supplies and services is $67,826 for the CAFTA-DR and $194,000 for the Oman and Peru FTAs. The threshold for construction is $7,443,000 for the CAFTA-DR and the Peru FTA and $8,817,449 for the Oman FTA.

Item II—Contractor's Request for Progress Payments (FAR Case 2005-032)

This final rule converts the proposed rule published at 73 FR 19035 on April 8, 2008, to a final rule with one editorial change. This final rule incorporates improvements related to requests for progress payments and the Standard Form (SF) 1443, Contractor's Request for Progress Payments, used to request those progress payments.

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Dated: June 9, 2009.

Al Matera,

Director, Office of Acquisition Policy.

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Federal Acquisition Circular

Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-33 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 2005-33 is effective June 15, 2009 except for Item II, which is effective July 15, 2009.

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Dated: June 9, 2009.

Shay D. Assad,

Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy.

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Dated: June 5, 2009.

Rodney P. Lantier,

Acting Senior Procurement Executive, Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, U.S. General Services Administration.

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Dated: June 8, 2009.

William P. McNally,

Assistant Administrator for Procurement, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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[FR Doc. E9-13979 Filed 6-12-09; 8:45 am]

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