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DATE: March 2, 2012

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-56, Miscellaneous Amendments

SOURCE: Federal Register, March 2, 2012, Vol. 77, No. 42 page 12912

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 2005-56 to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in the following subject areas: (1) women-owned small business (WOSB) program; (2) proper use and management of cost-reimbursement contracts; (3) requirements for acquisitions pursuant to multiple-award contracts; (4) socioeconomic program parity; (5) Trade Agreements thresholds; (6) new Designated Country (Armenia) and other Trade Agreements updates; (7) government property; and (8) technical amendments.

DATES: The effective date for these rules is April 2, 2012, except Items V and VIII are effective March 2, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The following analysts:

      Items I and IV, Karlos Morgan, 202-501-2364

      Items II and III, William Clark, 202-219-1813.

      Items V and VI, Cecelia L. Davis, 202-219-0202.

      Item VII, Curtis E. Glover, 202-501-1448.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Item I, Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program

Item II, Proper Use and Management of Cost-Reimbursement Contracts

Item III, Requirements for Acquisitions Pursuant to Multiple-Award Contracts

Item IV, Socioeconomic Program Parity

Item V, Trade Agreements Thresholds

Item VI, New Designated Country (Armenia) and Other Trade Agreements Updates

Item VII, Government Property

Item VIII, Technical Amendments



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

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