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DATE: March 19, 2010

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-39, Miscellaneous Amendments

SOURCE: Federal Register, March 19, 2010, Vol. 75, No. 53, page 13411

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

ACTION: Final Rules

SYNOPSIS: The Federal Acquisition Secretariat is issuing FAC 2005-39 to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in the following areas: (1) to extend the use of simplified acquisition procedures for certain commercial items; (2) to clarify the submission of cost or pricing data on non-commercial modifications of commercial items; (3) use of Standard Form 26, Award/Contract; (4) enhanced competition for task- and delivery-order contracts; (5) trade agreements with Costa Rica, Oman, and Peru; (6) payments under fixed-price architect-engineer contracts; and (7) a technical amendment.

DATES: The effective date for these rules is March 19, 2010, except Items III, IV, and VI are effective April 19, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The following analysts:

      Items I and III, Michael Jackson, 202-208-4949.

      Item II, Edward Chambers, 202-501-3221.

      Item IV, William Clark, 202-501-4755.

      Item V, Lori Sakalos, 202-208-0498.

      Item VI, Suzanne Neurauter, 202-219-0310/

For general information, contact the FAR Secretariat, 202-501-4755.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Item I, Extend Use of Simplified Acquisition Procedures for Certain Commercial Items

Item II, Clarification of Submission of Cost or Pricing Data on Non-Commercial Modifications of Commercial Items

Item III, Use of Standard Form 26, Award/Contract

Item IV, Enhanced Competition for Task- and Delivery-Order Contracts in Accordance with Section 843 of the FY 2008 National Defense Authorization Act

Item V, Trade Agreements with Costa Rica, Oman, and Peru

Item VI, Payments Under Fixed-Price Architect-Engineer Contracts

Item VII, Technical Amendment



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

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