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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-44; 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) 2005-44 which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Interested parties may obtain further information regarding this rule by referring to FAC 2005-44 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 2005-44 and the specific FAR case number. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Start Printed Page 39421Regulatory Secretariat at (202) 501-4755.

Rule Listed in FAC 2005-44

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Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards2008-039Woodson
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A summary for the FAR rule follows. For the actual revisions and/or amendments to this FAR case, refer to FAR case 2008-039.

FAC 2005-44 amends the FAR as specified below:

Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (FAR Case 2008-039)

This interim rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement section 2 of Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-282), as amended by section 6202 of the Government Funding Transparency Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-252), which requires the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to establish a free, public, Web site containing full disclosure of all Federal contract award information. This rule will require contractors to report executive compensation and first-tier subcontract awards on contracts and orders expected to be $25,000 or more (including all options), except classified contracts and contracts with individuals. This information will be available to the public. To minimize the burden implementing the Transparency Act will impose on both Federal agencies and contractors, the Councils intend to implement the reporting requirements in a phased approach:

1. Until September 30, 2010, any newly awarded subcontract must be reported if the prime contract award amount was $20,000,000 or more.

2. From October 1, 2010, until February 28, 2011, any newly awarded subcontract must be reported if the prime contract award amount was $550,000 or more.

3. Starting March 1, 2011, any newly awarded subcontract must be reported if the prime contract award amount was $25,000 or more.

The rule is applicable to all solicitations and contracts with a value of $25,000 or more. The clause is required in commercial item contracts, including commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item contracts, as well as actions under the simplified acquisition threshold, meeting the $25,000 threshold. The clause is not required in classified solicitations and contracts, and contracts with individuals.

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Dated: July 2, 2010.

Edward Loeb,

Director, Acquisition Policy Division.

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[FR Doc. 2010-16684 Filed 7-7-10; 8:45 am]