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DATE: December 31, 2015

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-86, Miscellaneous Amendments

SOURCE: Federal Register, December 31, 2015, Vol. 80, No. 251, page 81885

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 2005-86 to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in the following subject areas: (1) definition of “multiple-award contract"; (2) sole source contracts for women-owned small businesses; (3) new designated countries - Montenegro and New Zealand ; and (4) trade agreements thresholds.

DATES: The effective date for Item II is December 31, 2015; the effective date for Item IV is January 1, 2016; and the effective date for Items I and III is February 1, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on Item II on or before February 29, 2016, by either: (a) the Federal eRulemaking portal at http://www.regulations.gov; or (b) mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), ATTN: Ms. Flowers, 1800 F Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20405-0001. Identify comments on Item II by "FAC 2005-86, FAR Case 2015-032."

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The following analysts:

      Items I and II, Mahruba Uddowla, 703-605-2868.

      Items III and IV, Cecelia Davis, 202-219-0202.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Item I, Definition of “Multiple-Award Contract"

Item II, Sole Source Contracts for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Item III, New Designated Countries - Montenegro and New Zealand

Item IV, Trade Agreements Thresholds



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

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