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DATE: July 27, 2005

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-05, Miscellaneous Amendments

SOURCE: Federal Register, July 27, 2005, Vol. 70, No. 143, page 43575

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 2005-05 to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in the following areas: (1) definition of information technology; (2) documentation requirement for limited sources under Federal Supply Schedules; (3) payment withholding; (4) confirmation of Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) certification; and (5) government property rental and special tooling.

DATES: The effective date for these rules is July 27, 2005, except the effective date for Items (3) and (5) is August 26, 2005. Comments on Items (1) and (4) should be submitted no later than by September 26, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on Items (1) and (4) to: (a) http://www.regulations.gov; (b) http://www.acqnet.gov/far/ProposedRules/proposed.htm; (c) e-mail: farcase.2004-030@gsa.gov (for Item (1)), and farcase.2005-009@gsa.gov (for Item (4)); (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 2005-05, FAR case 2004-030,” and comments on Item (4) by “FAC 2005-05, FAR case 2005-009.”

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The following analysts:

      Item (1), Cecelia L. Davis, 202-219-0202, or Bill Sain, 703-602-0293.

      Item (2), Linda Nelson, 202-501-1900.

      Item (3), Jeremy Olson, 202-501-3221.

      Item (4), Rhonda Cundiff, 202-501-0044.

      Item (5), Jeritta Parnell, 202-501-4082.

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

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: (1) Definition of Information Technology

(2) Documentation Requirement for Limited Sources under Federal Supply Schedules

(3) Payment Withholding

(4) Confirmation of Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Certification

(5) Government Property Rental and Special Tooling

(6) Technical Amendment

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

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