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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to further implement the inflation adjustment of acquisition-related dollar thresholds. A statute requires an adjustment every five years of acquisition-related thresholds for inflation using the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, except for the Construction Wage Rate Requirements statute (Davis-Bacon Act), Service Contract Labor Standards statute, and trade agreements thresholds. DoD, GSA, and NASA are also proposing to use the same methodology to adjust nonstatutory FAR acquisition-related thresholds in 2015.

DATES:

Interested parties should submit written comments to the Regulatory Secretariat at one of the addresses shown below on or before January 26, 2015 to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

ADDRESSES:

Submit comments in response to FAR Case 2014-022 by any of the following methods:

  • Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for “FAR Case 2014-022”. Select the link “Comment Now” that corresponds with “FAR Case 2014-022.” Follow the instructions provided at the “Comment Now” screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and “FAR Case 2014-022” on your attached document.
  • Fax: 202-501-4067.
  • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), ATTN: Ms. Flowers, 1800 F Street NW., 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20405.

Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite FAR Case 2014-022, in all correspondence related to this case. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Michael O. Jackson, Procurement Analyst, at 202-208-4949, for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202-501-4755. Please cite FAR Case 2014-022.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

This rule proposes to amend multiple FAR parts to further implement 41 U.S.C. 1908. Section 1908 requires an adjustment every five years (on October 1 of each year evenly divisible by five) of statutory acquisition-related thresholds for inflation, using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all urban consumers, except for the Construction Wage Rate Requirements statute (Davis-Bacon Act), Service Contract Labor Standards statute, and trade agreements thresholds (see FAR 1.109). As a matter of policy, DoD, GSA, and NASA are also proposing to use the same methodology to adjust nonstatutory FAR acquisition-related thresholds on October 1, 2015.

This is the third review of FAR acquisition-related thresholds since the statute was passed on October 28, 2004 (section 807 of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005). The last review was conducted under FAR Case 2008-024 during FY 2010. The final rule was published in the Federal Register at 75 FR 53129 on August 30, 2010, and was effective October 1, 2010.

II. Analysis.

A. What is an acquisition-related threshold?

This case builds on the review of FAR thresholds in FY 2005 and FY 2010, using the same interpretation of an acquisition-related threshold. 41 U.S.C. 1908 is applicable to “a dollar threshold that is specified in law as a factor in defining the scope of the applicability of a policy, procedure, requirement, or restriction provided in that law to the procurement of property or services by an executive agency, as the FAR Council determines.”

There are other thresholds in the FAR that, while not specified in law, nevertheless meet all the other criteria. These thresholds may have their origin in Executive order or regulation. Start Printed Page 70142Therefore, the FAR Council has determined, that in this case, “acquisition-related threshold” has a broader meaning, i.e., a threshold that is specified in law, Executive order, or regulation as a factor in defining the scope of the applicability of a policy, procedure, requirement, or restriction provided in that law, Executive order, or regulation to the procurement of property or services by an Executive agency. DoD, GSA, and NASA conclude that acquisition-related thresholds are generally tied to the value of a contract, subcontract, or modification.

Examples of thresholds that are not “acquisition-related,” as defined in this case, are thresholds relating to claims, penalties, withholding, payments, required levels of insurance, small business size standards, liquidated damages, etc. This rule does not address thresholds that are not acquisition-related.

B. What acquisition-related thresholds are not subject to escalation adjustment under this case?

41 U.S.C. 1908 does not permit escalation of acquisition-related thresholds established by the Construction Wage Rate Requirements statute (Davis Bacon Act), the Service Contract Labor Standards statute, or the United States Trade Representative pursuant to the authority of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979.

Also, the statute does not authorize the FAR to escalate thresholds originating in Executive order or the implementing agency (such as the Department of Labor or the Small Business Administration), unless the Executive order or agency regulations are first amended.

C. How do the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council and the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council (the Councils) analyze a statutory acquisition-related threshold?

If an acquisition-related threshold is based on statute, the matrix at http://acquisition.gov/​far/​facsframe.html identifies the statute and the statutory threshold, including the original threshold and any FAR revisions.

With the exception of thresholds set by the Construction Wage Rate Requirements statute (Davis-Bacon Act), Service Contract Labor Standards statute, and the United States Trade Representative pursuant to the authority of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, 41 U.S.C. 1908 requires that the FAR Council adjust the acquisition-related thresholds for inflation using the CPI for all urban consumers. Acquisition-related thresholds in statutes that were in effect on October 1, 2000, are only subject to escalation from that date forward. For purposes of this proposed rule, the matrix includes calculation of escalation based on the estimated CPI value for March 2015 (currently estimated at 243.0) divided by the CPI for the date of enactment of the statute or regulation (October 2000, for statutes enacted prior to October 1, 2000). The Councils will subsequently adjust as necessary before issuance of the final rule.

Once the escalation factor is applied to the acquisition-related threshold, then the threshold must be rounded as follows:

<$10,000Nearest $500.
$10,000-<$100,000Nearest $5,000.
$100,000-<$1,000,000Nearest $50,000.
$1,000,000 or moreNearest $500,000.

The calculations in this proposed rule are all based on the base year amount, because escalated amounts in the 2010 rule were subject to rounding and using those amounts as the base would distort future calculations.

In 2010, some thresholds (e.g., $3,000), although subject to inflation calculation, did not actually change, because the inflation in 2010 was insufficient to overcome the rounding requirements i.e., the escalation factor, when applied, did not cause the escalated values to be high enough to round to the next higher value. However, in FY 2015, thresholds that did not escalate in 2010 will now escalate because of five additional years of inflation. Likewise, some thresholds that were escalated in 2010 (e.g., $150,000) will not escalate in 2015.

The thresholds for defining a major system were previously stated in FY 1990 constant dollars for DoD and in FY 1980 constant dollars for civilian agencies. The 2005 rule converted the base year for these major system thresholds to 2004 dollars, that were then adjusted in October 2005 and also adjusted in October 2010. Although the FAR will continue to escalate the major systems threshold for the civilian agencies, DoD has determined that for DoD, the major systems thresholds in the FAR must be consistent with the major systems thresholds in DoD Instruction 5000.02, established in accordance with the authority in 10 U.S.C. 2302d(c)(1). This allows the Secretary of Defense to adjust the amounts (and the base fiscal year) provided in subsection (a) on the basis of DoD escalation rates (rather than the CPI for all urban consumers). The revised figures were calculated by the DoD Comptroller, and coordinated with the Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) Office and the DoD General Counsel. In accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2302d(c)(3), DoD reported these thresholds to Congress in December 2013.

This proposed rule has been coordinated with the Department of Labor and the Small Business Administration in areas of the regulation for which they are the lead agency. As appropriate, any changes to cost accounting standards (CAS) thresholds will be coordinated with the CAS Board and addressed under a separate case.

D. How do the Councils analyze a nonstatutory acquisition-related threshold?

No statutory authorization is required to escalate thresholds that are policy-based within the FAR. For consistency, escalation of the FAR policy acquisition-related thresholds is recommended using the same formula applied to the statutory thresholds, unless there is a valid reason for not doing so.

E. What is the effect of this proposed rule on the most heavily-used thresholds?

This rule includes the following proposed changes to heavily-used thresholds:

  • The micro-purchase threshold of $3,000 (FAR 2.101) will increase to $3,500. The Title 41 recodification (Pub. L. 111-350, enacted January 4, 2011) relocated the micro-purchase authorization to 41 U.S.C. 1902, and raised the micro-purchase threshold to $3,000 (equivalent to the escalated value in the FAR). However, as Congress stated in House Report 111-42, the recodification statute did not intend to make any substantive changes, therefore the inflation calculation will continue to be calculated based on the October 2000 amount of $2,500, not the January 2011 value of $3,000.
  • The simplified acquisition threshold (FAR 2.101) of $150,000 will not change.
  • The FedBizOpps preaward and post-award notices (FAR Part 5) remain at $25,000 because of trade agreements.
  • Commercial items test program ceiling (FAR 13.500) will increase from $6.5 million to $7 million.
  • The cost or pricing data threshold (FAR 15.403-4) will increase from $700,000 to $750,000.
  • The prime contractor subcontracting plan (FAR 19.702) floor will increase from $650,000 to $700,000, Start Printed Page 70143but the construction threshold of $1.5 million will not change.
  • The threshold for reporting first-tier subcontract information including executive compensation will increase from $25,000 to $30,000 (FAR subpart 4.14 and section 52.204-10).

This proposed rule is based on a projected CPI of 243 for March 2015. If the actual CPI for March 2015 is higher than 243, then additional statutory thresholds may be subject to escalation in the final rule, even though not included in the proposed rule.

F. Other Changes in the Rule

  • FAR 12.102(g) is being deleted as obsolete.
  • The $30,000 threshold at FAR 13.106-2(c)(2) and (d) returns to $25,000 to harmonize with the 5.101(a)(1) threshold for synopsizing preaward notices in FedBizOpps.

III. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563

Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act

DoD, GSA, and NASA do not expect this rule to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., because the rule maintains the status quo by adjusting thresholds for actual inflationary increases in the CPI. However, an Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis has been performed and is summarized as follows:

This rule will amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement 41 U.S.C. 1908 and to amend other acquisition-related dollar thresholds that are based on policy rather than statute in order to adjust for the changing value of the dollar. 41 U.S.C. 1908 requires adjustment every five years of statutory acquisition-related dollar thresholds, except for Construction Wage Rate Requirements statute (Davis-Bacon Act), Service Contract Labor Standards statute, and trade agreements thresholds. While reviewing all statutory acquisition-related thresholds, this case presented an opportunity to also review all nonstatutory acquisition-related thresholds in the FAR that are based on policy.

The objective of the case is to maintain the status quo, by adjusting acquisition-related thresholds for inflation. The legal basis is 41 U.S.C. 1908. The statute does not authorize the FAR to escalate thresholds originating in Executive orders or the implementing agency (such as the Department of Labor or the Small Business Administration), unless the Executive order or agency regulations are first amended.

This rule will have a minimal impact on small business concerns that submit offers or are awarded contracts by the Federal Government. However, most of the threshold changes proposed in this rule are not expected to have any significant economic impact on small business concerns because the threshold changes are intended to maintain the status quo by adjusting for changes in the value of the dollar. Often any impact will be beneficial, by preventing burdensome requirements from applying to more and more acquisitions, as the dollar loses value.

One threshold change in this rule which may temporarily impact small business concerns is the increase in the micro-purchase threshold (FAR 2.101) from $3,000 to $3,500. This will temporarily narrow the dollar range within which acquisitions are automatically set aside for small business concerns, because the simplified acquisition threshold of $150,000 will not increase at this time. To assess the impact of the increase in the micro-purchase threshold from $3,000 to $3,500, data was requested from FPDS-NG. For FY 2013, there were 83,951 contracts and calls/orders between $3,000 and $3,500, with a value of $272,567,926. Of these actions, 34,828 (value of $113,280,333) were awarded to small business concerns. DoD, GSA, and NASA expect that many of these awards will still go to small business concerns, even if there is no longer a requirement to automatically set the procurement aside for small business concerns.

The rule does not impose any new reporting, recordkeeping, or compliance requirements. Changes in thresholds for approved information collection requirements are intended to maintain the status quo and prevent those requirements from increasing over time.

The rule does not duplicate, overlap, or conflict with any other Federal rules.

There are no practical alternatives that will accomplish the objectives of the statute.

The Regulatory Secretariat has submitted a copy of the IRFA to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration. A copy of the IRFA may be obtained from the Regulatory Secretariat. DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments from small business concerns and other interested parties on the expected impact of this rule on small entities.

DoD, GSA, and NASA will also consider comments from small entities concerning the existing regulations in subparts affected by the rule in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Interested parties must submit such comments separately and should cite 5 U.S.C. 610 (FAR Case 2014-022), in correspondence.

V. Paperwork Reduction Act

The Paperwork Reduction Act does apply. The proposed changes to the FAR do not impose new information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq. By adjusting the thresholds for inflation, the status quo for the current information collection requirements are maintained under the following OMB clearance numbers: 9000-0006, titled: Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract Report (SF 294); 9000-0007, titled: Summary Subcontract Report; 9000-0094, titled: Debarment and Suspension; 9000-0164, titled: Contractor Business Ethics Compliance Program and Disclosure Requirements; 9000-0177, titled: Reporting Executive Compensation and First-tier Subcontract Awards; 1250-0004, titled: OFCCP Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements—38 U.S.C. 4212, Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended; and 1293-0005, titled: Federal Contractor Veterans Employment Report, VETS-100/VETS-100A.

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List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 25, 26, 28, 32, 42, 50, 52, and 53

  • Government procurement
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Dated: November 13, 2014.

William Clark,

Acting Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.

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Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA propose amending 48 CFR parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 25, 26, 28, 32, 42, 50, 52, and 53 as set forth below:

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 25, 26, 28, 32, 42, 50, 52, and 53 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 51 U.S.C. 20113.

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PART 1—FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM

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2. Amend section 1.109 by removing from paragraph (d) “FAR Case 2008-024” and adding “FAR Case 2014-022” in its place.

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PART 2—DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND TERMS

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3. Amend section 2.101, in paragraph (b)(2) by:

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a. Revising paragraph (1) of the definition “Major System”;

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b. In the definition “Micro-purchase threshold” by removing from the introductory text “$3,000” and adding “$3,500” in its place, and removing from paragraph (3)(i) “$15,000” and adding “$20,000” in its place;

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c. In the definition “Simplified acquisition threshold” by removing from the introductory text “$150,000,” and adding “$150,000 ( 41 U.S.C. 134),” in its place; removing from paragraph (1) “$300,000” and adding “$350,000” in its place; and removing from paragraph (2) “$1 million” and adding “$1.5 million” in its place; and

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d. In the definition “Small business subcontractor” by removing from paragraphs (1) and (2) “$10,000” and adding “$15,000” in their places.

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The revised text reads as follows:

Definitions.
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(1) The Department of Defense is responsible for the system and the total expenditures for research, development, test, and evaluation for the system are estimated to be more than $185 million based on Fiscal Year 2014 constant dollars or the eventual total expenditure for the acquisition exceeds $835 million based on Fiscal Year 2014 constant dollars (or any update of these thresholds based on a more recent fiscal year, as specified in the DoD Instruction 5000.02, “Operation of the Defense Acquisition System”);

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PART 3—IMPROPER BUSINESS PRACTICES AND PERSONAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

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4. Amend section 3.1004 by removing from paragraphs (a), (b)(1)(i), and (b)(3) “$5,000,000” and adding “$5.5 million” in their places.

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PART 4—ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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5. Amend section 4.605 by removing from paragraphs (c)(2)(i) and (ii) “$25,000” and adding $30,000” in their places.

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6. Amend section 4.1102 by removing from paragraph (a)(6) “$25,000” and adding “$30,000” in its place.

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7. Amend section 4.1401 by removing from paragraph (a) “$25,000” and adding “$30,000” in its place.

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8. Amend section 4.1403 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows:

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Contract clause.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, the contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards, in all solicitations and contracts of $30,000 or more.

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PART 6—COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS

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9. Amend section 6.204 by removing from paragraph (b) “$20 million” and adding “$22.5 million” in its place.

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10. Amend section 6.302-5 by removing from paragraphs (b)(4) and (c)(2)(iii) “$20 million” and adding “$22.5 million” in their places.

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11. Amend section 6.303-1 by removing from paragraph (b), introductory text, “$20 million” and adding “$22.5 million” in its place.

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12. Amend section 6.303-2 by removing from the introductory text of paragraphs (b) and (d) “$20 million” and adding “$22.5 million” in their places.

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13. Amend section 6.304 by:

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a. Removing from paragraph (a)(1) “$650,000” and adding “$700,000” in its place;

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b. Removing from paragraph (a)(2) “$650,000” and “$12.5 million” and adding “$700,000” and “$14 million” in their places, respectively;

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c. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (a)(3) “$12.5 million”, “$62.5 million”, and “85.5 million” and adding “$14 million”, “$70 million”, and “$95.5 million” in their places, respectively; and

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d. Removing from paragraph (a)(4) “$62.5 million” and “$85.5 million” and adding “$70 million” and “$95.5 million” in their places, respectively.

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PART 7—ACQUISITION PLANNING

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14. Amend section 7.104 by:

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a. Removing from paragraph (d)(2)(i)(A) “$8 million” and adding “$9 million” in its place; and

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b. Removing from paragraph (d)(2)(i)(B) “$6 million” and adding “$6.5 million” in its place.

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15. Amend section 7.107 by removing from paragraph (b)(1) “$94 million” and adding “$104.5 million” in its place; and removing from paragraph (b)(2) “$9.4 million” and “$94 million” and adding “$10.45 million” and “$104.5 million” in their places, respectively.

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PART 8—REQUIRED SOURCES OF SUPPLIES AND SERVICES

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16. Amend section 8.404 by removing from paragraph (b)(2) “$500,000” and adding “$550,000” in its place.

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17. Amend section 8.405-3 by

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a. Removing from paragraphs (a)(3)(ii) and (iii) “$103 million” and adding “$115 million” in their places; and

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b. Revising paragraph (a)(7)(v).

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The revision reads as follows:

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(v) Determination for a single-award BPA exceeding $115 million, if applicable (see paragraph (a)(3)(ii) of this section);

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18. Amend section 8.405-6 by:

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a. Removing from paragraph (d)(1) “$650,000” and adding “$700,000” in its place;

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b. Removing from paragraph (d)(2) “$650,000” and “$12.5 million” and adding “$700,000” and “$14 million” in their places, respectively;

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c. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (d)(3) “$12.5 million”, “$62.5 million”, and “$85.5 million”, and adding “$14 million”, “$70 million” and “$95.5 million” in their places, respectively; and

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d. Removing from paragraph (d)(4) “$62.5 million” and “$85.5 million” and adding “$70 million” and “$95.5 million” in their places, respectively.

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PART 9—CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS

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19. Amend section 9.104-5 by removing from paragraph (a)(2) “$3,000” and adding “$3,500” in its place.

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20. Amend section 9.104-7 by removing from paragraphs (b) and (c)(1) “$500,000” and adding “$550,000” in their places.

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21. Amend section 9.405-2 by removing from paragraph (b) “$30,000” and adding “$35,000” in their places (twice).

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22. Amend section 9.406-2 by removing from paragraph (b)(1)(v) “$3,000” and adding “$3,500” in its place.

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23. Amend section 9.407-2 by removing from paragraph (a)(7) “$3,000” and adding “$3,500” in its place.

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24. Amend section 9.409 by removing “$30,000” and adding “$35,000” in its place.

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PART 10—MARKET RESEARCH

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25. Amend section 10.001 by removing from paragraph (d) “$5 million” and adding “$6 million” in its place.

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26. Amend section 10.003 by removing “$5 million” and adding “$6 million” in its place.

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PART 12—ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS

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27. Amend section 12.102 by removing from the introductory text of paragraph (f)(2) “$17.5 million” and adding “$20 million” in its place; and removing paragraph (g).

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28. Amend section 12.203 by removing “$6.5 million” and “$12 million” and adding “$7 million” and “$13 million” in their places, respectively.

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PART 13—SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES

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29. Amend section 13.000 by removing “$6.5 million” and “$12 million” and adding “$7 million” and “$13 million” in their places, respectively.

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30. Amend section 13.003 by:

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a. Removing from paragraph (b)(1) “$3,000”, “$15,000”, and “$300,000” and adding “$3,500”, “$20,000” and “$350,000” in their places, respectively;

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b. Removing from paragraph (c)(1)(ii) “$6.5 million” and “$12 million” and adding “$7 million” and “$13 million” in their places, respectively; and

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c. Removing from paragraph (g)(2) “$6.5 million” and “$12 million” and adding “$7 million” and “$13 million” in their places, respectively.

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31. Amend section 13.005 by removing from paragraph (a)(2) “$30,000” and adding “$35,000” in its place.

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32. Amend section 13.106-1 by removing from paragraphs (c)(2) and (d) “$30,000” and adding “$25,000” in their places.

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33. Amend section 13.201 by removing from paragraph (g)(1)(i) “$15,000” and adding “$20,000” in its place.

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34. Amend section 13.303-5 by:

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a. Removing from paragraph (b)(1) “$6.5 million” and “$12 million” and adding “$7 million” and “$13 million” in their places, respectively; and

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b. Removing from paragraph (b)(2) “$6.5 million” and “$12 million” and adding “$7 million” and “$13 million” in their places, respectively.

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35. Amend section 13.402 by removing from paragraph (a) “$30,000” and adding “$35,000” in its place.

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36. Amend section 13.500 by—

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a. Removing from paragraph (a) “$6.5 million” and “$12 million” and adding “$7 million” and “$13 million” in their places, respectively; and

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b. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (e) “$12 million” and adding “$13 million” in its place.

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37. Amend section 13.501 by:

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a. Removing from paragraph (a)(2)(i) “$650,000” and adding “$700,000” in its place;

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b. Removing from paragraph (a)(2)(ii) ”$650,000” and “$12.5 million” and adding “$700,000” and “$14 million” in their places, respectively;

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c. Removing from paragraph (a)(2)(iii) “$12.5 million”, “$62.5 million”, and “$85.5 million” and adding “$14 million”, “$70 million”, and “$95.5 million” in their places, respectively; and

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d. Removing from paragraph (a)(2)(iv) “$62.5 million” and “$85.5 million” and adding “$70 million” and “$95.5 million” in their places, respectively.

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PART 15—CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION

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38. Amend section 15.403-1 by removing from paragraph (c)(3)(iv) “$17.5 million” and adding “$20 million” in its place.

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39. Amend section 15.403-4 by removing from the introductory text of paragraph (a)(1) and paragraph (a)(1)(iii) “$700,000” and adding “$750,000” in its place.

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40. Amend section 15.404-3 by removing from paragraph (c)(1)(i) “$12.5 million” and adding “$14 million” in its place.

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41. Amend section 15.407-2 by removing from paragraph (c)(1) and the introductory text of paragraph (c)(2) “$12.5 million” and adding “$14 million” in their places.

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42. Amend section 15.408 in Table 15-2, “II. Cost Elements” which follows paragraph (n)(2)(iii), by removing from paragraph “A(2)” “$12.5 million” and adding “$14 million” in its place.

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PART 16—TYPES OF CONTRACTS

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43. Amend section 16.503 by removing from paragraph (b)(2) “$103 million” and adding “$115 million” in its place; and removing from paragraph (d)(1) “$12.5 million” and adding “$14 million” in its place.

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44. Amend section 16.504 by:

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a. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (c)(1)(ii)(D)( 1) “$103 million” and adding “$115 million” in its place;

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b. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (c)(1)(ii)(D)( 3) “$103 million” and adding “$115 million” in its place; and removing from the end of the paragraph the colon and adding an em dash in its place;

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c. Removing from the end of paragraph (c)(1)(ii)(D)( 3)(i) the period and adding “; and” in its place; and

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d. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (c)(2)(i) “$12.5 million” and adding “$14 million” in its place.

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45. Amend section 16.505 by:

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a. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (a)(4)(iii)(A) “$25,000” and adding “$30,000” in its place; Start Printed Page 70146

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b. Removing from paragraph (b)(1)(i) “$3,000” and adding “$3,500” in its place;

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c. Removing from the paragraph (b)(1)(iv) “ $5 million” and “$5 million” and adding “$5.5 million” and “$5.5 million” in their places, respectively;

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d. Removing from paragraph (b)(2)(i) “$3,000” and adding “$3,500” in its place;

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e. Removing from the heading of paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(A) “ $3,000” and adding “$3,500” in its place;

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f. Removing from the paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(C)( 1) “$650,000” and adding “$700,000” in its place;

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g. Removing from paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(C)( 2) “$650,000” and “$12.5 million” and adding “$700,000” and “14 million” in their places, respectively;

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h. Removing from paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(C)( 3) “$12.5 million”, “$62.5 million”, and “$85.5 million” and adding “14 million”, “70 million”, and “95.5 million” in their places, respectively;

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i. Removing from paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(C)( 4) “$62.5 million” and “$85.5 million” and adding “70 million” and “95.5 million” in their places, respectively; and

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j. Removing from the heading of paragraph (b)(6) “ $5 million” and adding “$5.5 million” in its place; and removing from the introductory text “$5 million” and adding “$5.5 million” in its place.

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46. Amend section 16.506 by removing from paragraphs (f) and (g) “$12.5 million” and adding “$14 million” in their places; and removing from paragraph (h) “$5 million” and adding “$6 million” in its place.

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PART 17—SPECIAL CONTRACTING METHODS

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47. Amend section 17.108 by removing from paragraph (a) “$12.5 million” and adding “$14 million” in its place; and removing from paragraph (b) “$125 million” and adding “$139.5 million” in its place.

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48. Amend section 17.500 by removing from paragraph (c)(2) “$500,000” and adding “$550,000” in its place.

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PART 19—SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS

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49. Amend section 19.203 by removing from paragraph (b) “$3,000”, “$15,000”, and “$300,000” and adding “$3,500”, “$20,000”, and “$350,000” in their places, respectively.

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50. Amend section 19.502-1 by removing from paragraph (b) “$3,000” and “$15,000” and adding “$3,500” and “$20,000” in their places, respectively.

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51. Amend section 19.502-2 by:

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a. Removing from paragraph (a) “$3,000”, “$15,000”, and “$300,000” and adding “$3,500”, “$20,000”, and “$350,000” in their places, respectively; and

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b. Removing from the end of paragraph (b) “that:” and adding “that—” in its place.

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52. Amend section 19.702 by removing from paragraphs (a)(1) and (2) “$650,000” and adding “$700,000” in their places.

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53. Amend section 19.704 by removing from paragraph (a)(9) “$650,000” and adding “$700,000” in its place.

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54. Amend section 19.708 by removing from paragraph (b)(1) “$650,000” and adding “$700,000” in its place.

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55. Amend section 19.805-1 by removing from paragraph (a)(2) “$6.5 million” and adding “$7 million” in its place.

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56. Amend section 19.808-1 by removing from paragraph (a) “$20 million” and adding “$22.5 million” in its place.

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57. Amend section 19.1306 by removing from paragraph (a)(2)(i) “$6.5 million” and adding “$7 million” in its place.

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58. Amend section 19.1406 by removing from paragraph (a)(2)(i) “$6 million” and adding “$6.5 million” in its place; and removing from paragraph (a)(2)(ii) “$3.5 million” and adding “$4 million” in its place.

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PART 22—APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT

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59. Amend section 22.1103 by removing “$650,000” and adding “$700,000” in its place.

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60. Amend section 22.1303 by removing from paragraphs (a) and (c) “$100,000” and adding “$150,000” in their places.

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61. Amend section 22.1310 by removing from paragraph (a)(1) “$100,000” and adding “$150,000” in its place.

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PART 25—FOREIGN ACQUISITION

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62. Amend section 25.703-2 by removing from paragraph (a)(2) “$3,000” and adding “$3,500” in its place.

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63. Amend section 25.703-4 by removing from paragraphs (c)(5)(ii), (c)(7)(iii), and (c)(8)(iii) “$3,000” and adding “$3,500” in their places.

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PART 26—OTHER SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS

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64. Amend section 26.404 by removing “$25,000” and adding “$30,000” in its place.

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PART 28—BONDS AND INSURANCE

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65. Amend section 28.102-1 by removing from paragraph (b)(1) “$30,000” and adding “$35,000” in its place.

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66. Amend section 28.102-2 by removing from paragraph (c) “ $30,000” and adding “$35,000” in its place.

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67. Amend section 28.102-3 by removing from paragraph (b) “$30,000” and adding “$35,000” in its place.

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PART 32—CONTRACT FINANCING

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68. Amend section 32.104 by removing from paragraphs (d)(2)(i) and (ii) “$2.5 million” and adding “$3 million” in their places.

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PART 42—CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND AUDIT SERVICES

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69. Amend section 42.709 by removing from paragraph (b) “$700,000” and adding “$750,000” in its place.

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70. Amend section 42.709-6 by removing “$700,000” and adding “$750,000” in its place.

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71. Amend section 42.1502 by removing from paragraph (e) “$650,000” and adding “$700,000” in its place (twice); and removing from paragraph (f) “$30,000” and adding “$35,000” in its place (twice).

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PART 50—EXTRAORDINARY CONTRACTUAL ACTIONS AND THE SAFETY ACT

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72. Amend section 50.102-1 by removing from paragraph (b) “$65,000” and adding “$70,000” in its place.

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73. Amend section 50.102-3 by removing from paragraph (b)(4) “$31.5 million” and adding “$35 million” in its place; and removing from paragraphs (e)(1)(i) and (ii) “$65,000” and adding “$70,000” in their places.

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PART 52—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

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74. Amend section 52.203-13 by revising the date of clause; and removing from paragraph (d)(1) “$5,000,000” and adding “$5.5 million” in its place.

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The revised text reads as follows:

Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct
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Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Date)

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75. Amend section 52.203-14 by revising the date of the clause; and removing from the introductory text of paragraph (d) “$5,000,000” and adding “$5.5 million” in its place.

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The revised text reads as follows:

Display of Hotline Poster(s).
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Display of Hotline Poster(s) (Date)

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76. Amend section 52.204-10 by revising the date of the clause; removing from paragraphs (d)(2) and (3) “$25,000” and adding “$30,000” in their places; and revising paragraph (e).

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The revised text reads as follows:

Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards.
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Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Date)

* * * * *

(e) The Contractor shall not split or break down first-tier subcontract awards to a value less than $30,000 to avoid the reporting requirements in paragraph (d) of this clause.

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77. Amend section 52.209-5 by revising the date of the provision; and removing from paragraph (a)(1)(i)(D) “$3,000” and adding “$3,500” in its place.

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The revised text reads as follows:

Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters.
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Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Date)

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78. Amend section 52.209-6 by revising the date of the clause; and removing from paragraphs (b), (c), and (e)(1) “$30,000” and adding “$35,000” in their places.

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The revised text reads as follows:

Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment.
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Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting With Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Date)

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79. Amend section 52.212-1 by revising the date of the provision; and removing from paragraph (j) “$3,000” and adding “$3,500” in its place (twice).

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The revised text reads as follows:

Instructions to Offerors—Commercial Items.
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Instructions to Offerors—Commercial Items (Date)

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80. Amend section 52.212-3 by revising the date of the provision; and removing from paragraphs (h)(4) and (o)(2)(iii) “$3,000” and adding “$3,500” in their places. The revised text reads as follows:

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Offeror Representations and Certifications—Commercial Items.
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Offeror Representations and Certifications—Commercial Items (Date)

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81. Amend section 52.212-5 by—

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a. Revising the date of the clause;

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b. Revising paragraphs (b)(2), (b)(4), (b)(8), (b)(17)(i), adding paragraph (b)(17)(iv), and revising paragraphs (b)(29), (b)(31), and (b)(33);

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c. Revising paragraph (c)(8);

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d. Revising paragraph (e)(1)(i);

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e. Removing from paragraph (e)(1)(ii) “$650,000” and adding “$700,000” in its place;

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f. Revising paragraphs (e)(1)(v), (vii), (xiii), and (xv); and

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g. Amending Alternate II by revising the date of Alternate II and paragraphs (e)(1)(ii)(A), (C), (E), (L) and (M).

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The revisions read as follows:

Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders—Commercial Items.
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Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders—Commercial Items (Date)

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(b) * * *

_(2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Date) (41 U.S.C. 3509).

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_(4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Date) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).

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_(8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Date) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).

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_(17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Date) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)).

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(iv) Alternate III (Date) of 52.219-9.

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_(29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Date) (38 U.S.C. 4212).

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_(31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Date) (38 U.S.C. 4212).

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_(33) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Date). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.)

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(c) * * *

(8) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (Date) (42 U.S.C. 1792).

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(e)(1)

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(i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Date) (41 U.S.C. 3509).

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(v) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Date) (38 U.S.C. 4212).

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(vii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Date) (38 U.S.C. 4212).

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(xiii) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Date) (Executive Order 12989).

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(xv) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (Date) (42 U.S.C. 1792).

Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6.

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Alternate II (Date).

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(e)(1) * * *

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(A) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Date) (41 U.S.C. 3509).

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(C) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Date) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities.

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(E) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Date) (38 U.S.C. 4212).

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(L) Employment Eligibility Verification (Date) (Executive Order 12989).

(M) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (Date) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6.

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82. Amend section 52.213-4 by—

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a. Revising the date of the clause; and

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b. Revising paragraphs (a)(2)(viii), (b)(1)(i), (iv), (vi), (xi), and (b)(2)(i).

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Terms and Conditions—Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial Items).
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Terms and Conditions—Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial Items) (Date)

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(2) * * *

(viii) 52.244-6, Subcontracts for Commercial Items (Date).

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(i) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Date) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note) (Applies to contracts valued at $30,000 or more).

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(iv) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Date) (38 U.S.C. 4212) (applies to contracts of $150,000 or more).

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(vi) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Date) (38 U.S.C. 4212) (applies to contracts of $150,000 or more).

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(xi) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (Date) (42 U.S.C. 1792) (Applies to contracts greater than $30,000 that provide for the provision, the service, or the sale of food in the United States).

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(2) * * *

(i) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Date) (Applies to contracts over $35,000).

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83. Amend section 52.219-9 by—

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a. Revising the date of the clause;

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b. Removing from paragraph (d)(9) and paragraph (l)(2)(i)(C) “$650,000” and adding “$700,000” in their places;

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c. Amend Alternate III by—

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1. Revising the date of Alternate III;

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2. Removing from paragraph (l)(2)(C) “$550,000” and “$1,000,000” and adding “$700,000” and “$1.5 million” in their places, respectively.

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Small Business Subcontracting Plan.
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Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Date)

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Alternate III (Date).

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84. Amend section 52.222-35 by revising the date of the clause; and removing from paragraph (c) “$100,000” and adding “$150,000” in its place.

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The revised text reads as follows:

Equal Opportunity for Veterans.
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Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Date)

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85. Amend section 52.222-37 by revising the date of the clause; and removing from paragraph (g) “$100,000” and adding “$150,000” in its place. The revised text reads as follows:

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Employment Reports on Veterans.
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Employment Reports on Veterans (Date)

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86. Amend section 52.222-54 by revising the date of the clause; and removing from paragraph (e)(2) “$3,000” and adding “$3,500” in its place. The revised text reads as follows:

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Employment Eligibility Verification.
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Employment Eligibility Verification (Date)

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87. Amend section 52.225-25 by revising the date of the provision; and removing from paragraph (c)(3) “$3,000” and adding “$3,500” in its place.

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The revised text reads as follows:

Prohibition on Contracting With Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran—Representation and Certifications.
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Prohibition on Contracting With Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran—Representation and Certifications (Date)

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88. Amend section 52.226-6 by revising the date of the clause; and removing from paragraph (e) “$25,000” and adding “$30,000” in its place.

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The revised text reads as follows:

Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations.
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Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (Date)

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89. Amend section 52.244-6 by—

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a. Revising the date of the clause;

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b. Revising paragraph (c)(1)(i);

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c. Removing from paragraph (c)(1)(iii) “$650,000” and adding “$700,000” in its place; and

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d. Revising paragraphs (c)(1)(v) and (vii).

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Subcontracts for Commercial Items.
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Subcontracts for Commercial Items (Date)

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(i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Date) (41 U.S.C. 3509), if the subcontract exceeds $5.5 million and has a performance period of more than 120 days. In altering this clause to identify the appropriate parties, all disclosures of violation of the civil False Claims Act or of Federal criminal law shall be directed to the agency Office of the Inspector General, with a copy to the Contracting Officer.

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(v) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Date) (38 U.S.C. 4212(a));

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(vii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Date) (38 U.S.C. 4212).

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90. Amend section 52.248-3 by revising the date of the clause; and removing from paragraph (h) “$65,000” and adding “$70,000” in its place. The revised text reads as follows:

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Value Engineering—Construction.
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Value Engineering—Construction (Date)

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PART 53—FORMS

Subcontracting Report for Individual Contracts.
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91. Revise section 53.301-294 to read as follows:

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