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DATE: September 30, 2005

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-06, Miscellaneous Amendments

SOURCE: Federal Register, September 30, 2005, Vol. 70, No. 189, page 57447

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 2005-06 to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in the following areas: (1) information technology security; (2) improvements in contracting for architect-engineer services; (3) reference corrections to Title 40 of the U.S. Code; (4) implementation of the anti-lobbying statute; (5) increased justification and approval threshold for DOD, NASA, and the Coast Guard; (6) addition of landscaping and pest control services for the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration program; (7) powers of attorney for bid bonds; (8) expiration of the small disadvantaged business price evaluation adjustment; (9) accounting for unallowable costs; (10) reimbursement of relocation costs on a lump-sum basis; and (11) training and education cost principle.

DATES: The effective date for these rules is September 30, 2005, except the effective date for Items (9), (10), and (11) is October 31, 2005. Comments on Items (1) and (8) should be submitted no later than by November 29, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on Items (1) and (8) to: (a) http://www.regulations.gov; (b) http://www.acqnet.gov/far/ProposedRules/proposed.htm; (c) e-mail: farcase.2004-018@gsa.gov (for Item (1)), and farcase.2005-002@gsa.gov (for Item (8)); (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 2004-018,” and comments on Item (4) by “FAC 2005-05, FAR case 2005-002.”

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The following analysts:

      Items (1), (2), and (7), Cecelia L. Davis, 202-219-0202.

      Item (3), Gerald Zaffos, 202-208-6091.

      Item (4), Ernest Woodson, 202-501-3775.

      Item (5), Michael Jackson, 202-208-4949.

      Item (6), Kimberly Marshall, 202-219-0986.

      Item (8), Rhonda Cundiff, 202-501-0044.

      Items (9), (10), and (11), Jeremy Olson, 202-501-3221.

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

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: (1) Information Technology Security

(2) Improvements in Contracting for Architect-Engineer Services

(3) Reference Corrections to Title 40 of the U.S. Code

(4) Implementation of the Anti-Lobbying Statute

(5) Increased Justification and Approval Threshold for DOD, NASA, and the Coast Guard

(6) Addition of Landscaping and Pest Control Services for the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program

(7) Powers of Attorney for Bid Bonds

(8) Expiration of the Small Disadvantaged Business Price Evaluation Adjustment

(9) Accounting for Unallowable Costs

(10) Reimbursement of Relocation Costs on a Lump-Sum Basis

(11) Training and Education Cost Principle

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

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