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AGENCY:

General Services Administration (GSA).

ACTION:

Semiannual regulatory agenda.

SUMMARY:

This agenda announces the proposed regulatory actions that GSA plans for the next 12 months and those that were completed since the spring 2014 edition. This agenda was developed under the guidelines of Executive Order 12866 “Regulatory Planning and Review.” GSA's purpose in publishing this agenda is to allow interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process. GSA also invites interested persons to recommend existing significant regulations for review to determine whether they should be modified or eliminated. Proposed rules may be reviewed in their entirety at the Government's rulemaking Web site at http://www.regulations.gov. In addition GSA's retrospective plan and all plan updates can be viewed at: www.gsa.gov/​improvingregulations.

The complete Unified Agenda will be available online at www.reginfo.gov.

Because publication in the Federal Register is mandated for the regulatory flexibility agendas required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602), GSA's printed agenda entries include only:

(1) Rules that are in the Agency's regulatory flexibility agenda, in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, because they are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities; and

(2) Any rules that the Agency has identified for periodic review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Printing of these entries is limited to fields that contain information required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act's Agenda requirements. Additional information on these entries is available in the Unified Agenda published on the Internet. In addition, for fall editions of the Agenda, the entire Regulatory Plan will continue to be printed in the Federal Register, as in past years, including GSA's regulatory plan.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Hada Flowers, Division Director, Regulatory Secretariat Division at (202) 501-4755.

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Dated: September 23, 2014.

Christine Harada,

Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy.

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General Services Administration—Proposed Rule Stage

Sequence No.TitleRegulation Identifier No.
392General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2013-G504, Transactional Data Reporting3090-AJ51
393General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2013-G502, Federal Supply Schedule Contracting (Administrative Changes)3090-AJ41

General Services Administration—Final Rule Stage

Sequence No.TitleRegulation Identifier No.
394General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2010-G511, Purchasing by Non-Federal Entities3090-AJ43

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA)

Office of Acqusition Policy

Proposed Rule Stage

392. • General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2013-G504, Transactional Data Reporting

Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)

Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) announces a public meeting and request for comment on its proposal to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to require vendors to report transactional data from orders and prices paid by ordering activities. This includes orders placed against both Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract vehicles and GSA's non-FSS contract vehicles—Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) and Multi-Agency Contracts (MACs). The proposed amendment to the GSAR will add an Alternate version of the existing GSAR clause 552.238-74 Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting (IFF) (Federal Supply Schedule) and a new GSAR clause 552.216-75 Sales Reporting and Fee Remittance. Both clauses include the new reporting requirement. Under the FSS program, vendors that agree to the new transactional reporting requirement will have their contracts modified with an alternate version of clause 552.238-75 Price Reductions; the alternate version of clause 552.238-75 does not require the vendor to monitor and provide price reductions to the Government when the customer or category of customer upon which the contract was predicated receives a discount. GSA will implement the new transactional data reporting requirements in phases, beginning with specific contract vehicles, including a few select Federal Supply Schedules, or Special Item Numbers that show the greatest potential to optimize transactional data via category management and reduced price variability. GSA will engage stakeholders throughout the phases of the implementation.

Once implemented, the new GSAR transactional data reporting clauses will enable GSA to provide Federal agencies with further market intelligence and expert guidance in procuring goods and services in each category of GSA acquisition vehicles. The new requirement will not affect the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) FSS contract holders.

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Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM01/00/15

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Dana L Munson, Procurement Analyst, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 357-9652, Email: dana.munson@gsa.gov.

RIN: 3090-AJ51

Office of Governmentwide Policy

393. General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2013-G502, Federal Supply Schedule Contracting (Administrative Changes)

Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)

Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to clarify and update the contracting by negotiation GSAR section and incorporate existing Federal Supply Schedule Contracting policies and procedures, and corresponding provisions and clauses.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM09/10/1479 FR 54126
NPRM Comment Period End11/10/14
Final Rule03/00/15

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Dana L Munson, Procurement Analyst, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 357-9652, Email: dana.munson@gsa.gov.

RIN: 3090-AJ41

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA)

Office of Acquisition Policy

Final Rule Stage

394. General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2010-G511, Purchasing by Non-Federal Entities

Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)

Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) issued a proposed rule amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR), Describing Agency Needs, to implement the Federal Supply Schedules Usage Act of 2010 (FSSUA), the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2008 (NAHASDA), the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (NDAA), and the Local Preparedness Acquisition Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (LPAA), to provide increased access to GSA's Federal Supply Schedules (Schedules). GSA is also amending GSAR regarding Federal Supply Schedule Contracting and Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses, in regard to this statutory implementation.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM04/17/1479 FR 21691
NPRM Comment Period End06/16/14
Final Rule04/00/15

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Dana L Munson, Procurement Analyst, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 357-9652, Email: dana.munson@gsa.gov.

RIN: 3090-AJ43

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