[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 8 (Thursday, January 12, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 1889]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-455]





48 CFR Parts 8, 12, 16, 19, 38, and 52

[FAC 2005-54; FAR Case 2011-024; Item VI; Docket 2011-0024, Sequence 1]
RIN 9000-AM12

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Set-Asides for Small Business; 
Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Interim rule; extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: DoD, GSA, and NASA issued an interim rule on November 2, 2011, 
amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 
1331 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Jobs Act). Section 1331 
addresses set-asides of task- and delivery-orders under multiple-award 
contracts, partial set-asides under multiple-award contracts, and the 
reserving of one or more multiple-award contracts that are awarded 
using full and open competition. Within this same context, section 1331 
also addresses the Federal Supply Schedules Program managed by GSA. 
DoD, GSA, and NASA are coordinating with the Small Business 
Administration (SBA) on the development of an SBA proposed rule that 
will provide greater detail regarding implementation of section 1331 
authorities. The comment period is being extended to provide additional 
time for interested parties to review the FAR changes of FAR Case 2011-
024, Set-Asides for Small Business, to February 13, 2012.

DATES: The comment period for the interim rule published November 2, 
2011, at 76 FR 68032, and effective November 2, 2011, is extended. 
Interested parties should submit written comments to the Regulatory 
Secretariat on or before February 13, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by FAC 2005-54, FAR Case 2011-
024, by any of the following methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ``FAR Case 
2011-024'' under the heading ``Enter Keyword or ID'' and selecting 
``Search.'' Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' that corresponds with 
``FAR Case 2011-024.'' Follow the instructions provided at the ``Submit 
a Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), 
and ``FAR Case 2011-024'' on your attached document.
     Fax: (202) 501-4067.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (MVCB), ATTN: Hada Flowers, 1275 First Street NE., 7th 
Floor, Washington, DC 20417.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite FAC 2005-54, FAR 
Case 2011-024, in all correspondence related to this case. All comments 
received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, 
including any personal and/or business confidential information 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Karlos Morgan, Procurement 
Analyst, at (202) 501-2364, for clarification of content. For 
information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the 
Regulatory Secretariat at (202) 501-4755. Please cite FAC 2005-54, FAR 
Case 2011-024.


I. Background

    DoD, GSA, and NASA published an interim rule in the Federal 
Register at 76 FR 68032, November 2, 2011. The comment period is 
extended to provide additional time for interested parties to review 
and submit comments on the published FAR changes until February 13, 

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 8, 12, 16, 19, 38, and 52

    Government procurement.

    Dated: January 9, 2012.
Laura Auletta,
Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy. Office of Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2012-455 Filed 1-11-12; 8:45 am]