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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-41; Small Entity Compliance Guide

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


Small Entity Compliance Guide.


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 the summary of the rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-41 which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Interested parties may obtain further information regarding this rule by referring to FAC 2005-41 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at

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The analyst whose name appears in the table below. Please cite FAC 2005-41 and the specific FAR case number. For information pertaining to status or Start Printed Page 19180publication schedules, contact the FAR Secretariat at (202) 501-4755.

Rule Listed in FAC 2005-41

SubjectFAR caseAnalyst
Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects2009-005Woodson.
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A summary for the FAR rule follows. For the actual revisions and/or amendments made by this FAR case, refer to FAR Case 2009-005.

FAC 2005-41 amends the FAR as specified below:

Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects (FAR Case 2009-005)

This final rule amends the FAR to implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13502, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects. The E.O. encourages the use of project labor agreements for Federal construction projects where the total cost to the Government is $25 million or more in order to promote economy and efficiency in Federal procurement. The rule provides that an agency may, if appropriate, require that every contractor and subcontractor engaged in construction on a construction project agree, for that project, to negotiate or become a party to a project labor agreement with one or more labor organizations. The rule identifies factors that agencies may consider to help them decide, on a case-by-case basis, whether the use of a project labor agreement is likely to promote economy and efficiency in the performance of a specific construction project, and multiple strategies for timing the Federal Government's receipt of project labor agreements.

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Dated: April 2, 2010.

Al Matera,

Director, Acquisition Policy Division.

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[FR Doc. 2010-8119 Filed 4-12-10; 8:45 am]