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Barry McVay's FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: December 19, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Federal Supply Schedule Order Disputes and Incidental Items

SOURCE: Federal Register, December 19, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 244, page 79701

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 policies on disputes and incidental items under Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts and to remove the requirement that contracting officers notify GSA when a schedule contractor refuses to honor an order placed by a government contractor.

DATES: Comments should be submitted on or before February 20, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, ATTN: Laurie Duarte, Washington, DC 20405; e-mail: farcase.1999-614@gsa.gov. Cite FAR case 1999-614 in all correspondence related to this proposed rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Nelson, Procurement Analyst, 202-501-1900.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: To bring FAR policy on FSS orders up-to-date, the following changes are being proposed:

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

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