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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-97; Introduction

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Summary presentation of a final rule.

SUMMARY:

This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-97. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

DATES:

For effective date see the separate document, which follows.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Cecelia Davis, Procurement Analyst, at 202-219-0202 for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202-501-4755. Please cite FAC 2005-97, FAR case 2018-001.

Rule Listed in FAC 2005-97

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Trade Agreements Thresholds2018-001Davis.
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A summary for the FAR rule follows. For the actual revisions and/or amendments made by this FAR Case, refer to the specific item number and subject set forth in the document following this item summary. FAC 2005-97 amends the FAR as follows:

Trade Agreements Thresholds (FAR Case 2018-001)

This final rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to adjust the thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements as determined by the United States Trade Representative, according to predetermined formulae under the agreements.

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Dated: January 18, 2018.

William F. Clark,

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

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Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-97 is issued under the authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services, and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Unless otherwise specified, all Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other directive material contained in FAC 2005-97 is effective January 24, 2018.

Dated: January 11, 2018.

Shay D. Assad,

Director, Defense Pricing/Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy

Dated: January 18, 2018.

Jeffrey A. Koses,

Senior Procurement Executive/Deputy CAO, Office of Acquisition Policy, U.S. General Services Administration.

Dated: January 9, 2018.

William P. McNally,

Assistant Administrator, Office of Procurement National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2018-01198 Filed 1-23-18; 8:45 am]

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