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Barry McVay's FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: January 21, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: Housing and Urban Development Acquisition Regulation (HUDAR); Miscellaneous Revisions

SOURCE: Federal Register, January 21, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 14, pages 3571 and 3575

AGENCIES: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: HUD is finalizing, with changes, the August 23, 1999, interim rule that revised the HUDAR to implement changes made to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) since the HUDAR's last issuance in 1996, and to implement requirements of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-106). Also, HUD is adopting as final, without changes, the proposed rule dated August 23, 1999, to make miscellaneous revisions to the HUDAR.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The HUDAR is Chapter 24 of Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

EFFECTIVE DATE: February 22, 2000, except for the addition of a part heading and authority citation for HUDAR Part 2439, which is effective September 22, 1999.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frederick Graves, Policy and Field Operations Division, Office of Procurement and Contracts (Seattle Outstation), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Seattle Federal Office Building, 909 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104-1000; 206-220-5122, extension 3450, fax: 206-220-5406.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: On August 23, 1999, HUD published an interim rule which amended the HUDAR to bring it up-to-date and to conform with the many changes made to the FAR (the previous version of the HUDAR was published on May 1, 1996), and a proposed rule to make other miscellaneous changes to the HUDAR. No comments were received on either the interim rule or the proposed rule. Therefore, the interim rule is adopted as final except for several technical corrections, and the proposed rule is adopted as final without change.

The following are the changes between the interim rule and the final rule:


The following are the other significant changes being made to the HUDAR by the finalizing of the proposed rule:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry McVay at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to BarryMcVay@FedGovContracts.com.

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