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Barry McVay's FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: January 26, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Drafting Principles

SOURCE: Federal Register, January 26, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 17, page 4345

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Proposed Rule

SYNOPSIS: It is proposed that the FAR be amended to add drafting principles to enhance a common understanding of the FAR among all members of the acquisition community.

DATES: Submit comments on or before March 27, 2000.

ADDRESS: Send comments to General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVRS), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, ATTN: Laurie Duarte, Washington, DC 20405, e-mail: farcase.1999-610@gsa.gov. Cite FAR case 1999-610 in all correspondence related to this proposed rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ralph De Stefano, Procurement Analyst, 202-501-1758.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: To reflect current FAR drafting conventions, this proposed rule would make the following changes (excluding editorial changes, such as revising "is not inconsistent" to "must be consistent", and revising "provisions and clauses shall not be modified" to "the contracting officer must not modify provisions and clauses"):

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

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