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DATE: November 2, 2011

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-54, Miscellaneous Amendments

SOURCE: Federal Register, November 2, 2011, Vol. 76, No. 212, page 68014

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

ACTION: Interim and Final Rules

SYNOPSIS: The Federal Acquisition Secretariat is issuing FAC 2005-54 to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to: (1) notification of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act; (2) preventing personal conflicts of interest for contractor employees performing acquisition functions; (3) small disadvantaged business program self-certification; (4) certification requirement and procurement prohibition relating to Iran sanctions; (5) representation regarding export of sensitive technology to Iran; (6) set-asides for small business; (7) Sudan waiver process; (8) successor entities to the Netherlands Antilles; (9) labor relations costs; and (10) technical amendments.

DATES: The effective date for these rules is November 2, 2011, except Items II, VII, and IX are effective December 2, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on Items V and VI on or before January 3, 2012, to: (a) http://www.regulations.gov; (b) fax: 202-501-4067; or (c) mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), ATTN: Hada Flowers, 1275 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20417. Identify comments on Item V by "FAC 2005-54, FAR Case 2010-018", and on Item VI by "FAC 2005-54, FAR Case 2011-024."

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The following analysts:

      Item I, Clare McFadden, 202-501-0044.

      Item II, Anthony Robinson, 202-501-2658.

      Items III and VI, Karlos Morgan, 202-501-2364.

      Items IV, V, VII, and VIII, Cecelia L. Davis, 202-219-0202.

      Item IX, Edward N. Chambers, 202-501-3221.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Item I, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act

Item II, Preventing Personal Conflicts of Interest for Contractor Employees Performing Acquisition Functions

Item III, Small Disadvantaged Business Program Self-Certification

Item IV, Certification Requirement and Procurement Prohibition Relating to Iran Sanctions

Item V, Representation Regarding Export of Sensitive Technology to Iran

Item VI, Set-Asides for Small Business

Item VII, Sudan Waiver Process

Item VIII, Successor Entities to the Netherlands Antilles

Item IX, Labor Relations Costs

Item X, Technical Amendments



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

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