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DATE: June 8, 2005

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-04, Miscellaneous Amendments

SOURCE: Federal Register, June 8, 2005, Vol. 70, No. 109, page 33653

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

ACTION: Final and Interim Rules

SYNOPSIS: The Federal Acquisition Secretariat is issuing FAC 2005-04 to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in the following areas: (1) notification of employee rights concerning payment of union dues or fees; (2) telecommuting for federal contractors; (3) incentives for use of performance-based contracting for services; (4) submission of cost or pricing data on noncommercial modifications of commercial items; (5) applicability of small disadvantaged business and HUBZone price evaluation factor; (6) labor standards for contracts involving construction; (7) deferred compensation and postretirement benefits other than pensions; and (8) gains and loses.

DATES: The effective date for Items (1), (2), (3), and (4) is June 8, 2005. The effective date for Items (5), (6), (7), and (8) is July 8, 2005. Comments on Item (4) should be submitted no later than by August 8, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on Item (4) to: (a) http://www.regulations.gov; (b) http://www.acqnet.gov/far/ProposedRules/proposed.htm; (c) e-mail: farcase.2004-035@gsa.gov; (d) fax: 202-501-4067; or (e) mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVA), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, ATTN: Laurieann Duarte, Washington, DC 20405. Identify comments on Item (1) by "FAC 2005-03, FAR case 2004-035.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The following analysts:

      Items (1) and (5), Kimberly A. Marshall, 202-219-0986.

      Item (2), Gerald Zaffos, 202-208-6091.

      Item (3), Julia Wise, 202-208-1168.

      Items (4), (7), and (8), Jeremy Olson, 202-501-3221.

      Item (6), Linda Nelson, 202-501-1900.

For general information, contact the FAR Secretariat, Room 4035, GS Building, Washington, DC 20405, 202-501-4755.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: (1) Notification of Employee Rights Concerning Payment of Union Dues or Fees

(2) Telecommuting for Federal Contractors

(3) Incentives for Use of Performance-Based Contracting for Services

(4) Submission of Cost or Pricing Data on Noncommercial Modifications of Commercial Items

(5) Applicability of Small Disadvantaged Business and HUBZone Price Evaluation Factor

(6) Labor Standards for Contracts Involving Construction

(7) Deferred Compensation and Postretirement Benefits Other Than Pensions

(8) Gains and Losses

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953.

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