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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-48; 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 DOD, GSA, and NASA. 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) 2005-48, which amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2005-48, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at


For effective dates see separate documents, which follow.

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The analyst whose name appears in the table below. Please cite FAC 2005-48 and the specific FAR case number. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at (202) 501-4755.

List of Rules in FAC 2005-48

ItemSubjectFAR CaseAnalyst
IRepeal of the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program2011-005Morgan.
IIPersonal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel2009-027Jackson.
IIITerminating Contracts2009-031Parnell.
IVPayrolls and Basic Records2009-018McFadden.
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Summaries for each FAR rule follow. For the actual revisions and/or amendments made by these FAR cases, refer to the specific item number and subject set forth in the documents following these item summaries. FAC 2005-48 amends the FAR as specified below:

Item I—Repeal of the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program (FAR Case 2011-005)

This final rule amends the FAR to remove FAR subpart 19.10, Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program. This change is necessary to address the requirements of section 1335 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-240) which repealed the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program.

This final rule also removes the following clauses: FAR 52.219-19, Small Business Concern Representation for the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program; FAR 52.219-20, Notice of Emerging Small Business Set-Aside; and FAR 52.219-21, Small Business Size Representation for Targeted Industry Categories under the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program.

Item II—Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (FAR Case 2009-027)

This final rule amends the FAR to provide additional regulatory coverage in subpart 4.13 and in FAR clause 52.204-9 to reinforce the requirement of collecting from contractors all forms of Government-provided identification once they are no longer needed to support a contract. The contracting officer may delay final payment under a contract if the contractor fails to comply with these requirements.

Item III—Terminating Contracts (FAR Case 2009-031)

This final rule amends the FAR to clarify procedures regarding the applicability of FAR part 49, Termination of Contracts, to commercial item contracts. Minor changes are made to the proposed rule published in the Federal Register at 75 FR 28228 on May 20, 2010.

The rule specifically impacts contracting officers and contractors by clarifying that FAR part 49 does not apply to the acquisition of commercial items when using procedures at FAR part 12. The rule does not have a significant economic impact on small entities because the rule does not impose any additional requirements on small businesses.

Item IV—Payrolls and Basic Records (FAR Case 2009-018)

This rule adopts as final, with a minor change, the interim rule published in the Federal Register at 75 FR 34286 on June 16, 2010. The interim rule amended the FAR at 52.222-8, Payrolls and Basic Records to delete the requirement for submission of full social security numbers and home addresses of individual workers on weekly payroll transmittals by prime contractors. The rule requires contractors and subcontractors to maintain the full social security number and current address of each covered worker, and provide them upon request to the contracting officer, the contractor, or the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor for purposes of an investigation or audit of compliance with prevailing wage requirements. The rule recognizes the Department of Labor's finding that complete social security numbers and home addresses for individual workers are personal information to the worker and that any unnecessary disclosure and submittal of such information creates an exposure to identity theft and the invasion of privacy for workers.

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Dated: December 22, 2010.

Millisa Gary,

Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division.

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[FR Doc. 2010-32888 Filed 12-29-10; 8:45 am]