[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 249 (Friday, December 28, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 76446]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31056]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Part 538

[GSAR Case 2006-G507; Docket 2009-0013; Sequence 1]
RIN 3090-A177


General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); 
GSAR Case 2006-G507; Rewrite of GSAR Part 538, Federal Supply Schedule 
Contracting

AGENCY: Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration 
(GSA).

ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The General Services Administration has agreed to withdraw 
GSAR Case 2006-G507; Rewrite of General Services Acquisition Regulation 
(GSAR) Part 538, Federal Supply Schedule Contracting. Due to the 
variety of issues addressed in the GSAR Part 538 Rewrite, and strong 
stakeholder interest, the General Services Administration believes that 
an agency review of the current implementation plan for this GSAR case 
is appropriate.

DATES: Effective date: December 28, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Dana Munson, Procurement Analyst, 
at 202-357-9652, for clarification of content. For information 
pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1275 First Street, 7th Floor, Washington, 
DC 20417, 202-501-4755. Please cite GSAR Case 2006-G507, Proposed rule; 
withdrawal.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GSA has agreed to withdraw GSAR Case 2006-
G507; Rewrite of General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) Part 
538, Federal Supply Schedule Contracting, which was published in the 
Federal Register at 74 FR 4596, January 26, 2009. There were 36 public 
comments received in response to the Advanced Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking.
    This rule proposed amendments to the GSAR to update text addressing 
GSAR Part 538: Subpart 538.1, Definitions; Subpart 538.4, 
Administrative Matters; Subpart 538.7, Acquisition Planning; Subpart 
538.9, Contractor Qualifications; Subpart 538.12, Acquisition of 
Commercial Items--FSS; Subpart 538.15, Negotiation and Award of 
Contracts; Subpart 538.17, Administration of Evergreen Contracts; 
Subpart 538.19, FSS and Small Business Programs; Subpart 538.25, 
Requirements for Foreign Entities; Subpart 538.42, Contract 
Administration and Subpart 538.43, Contract Modifications.
    GSA is opening a series of new GSAR cases to modernize the Federal 
Supply Schedules (FSS) program. The new GSAR cases will focus on the 
areas that require immediate modernization to maintain currency in the 
FSS program as well as strategically position the FSS program to meet 
the current and future needs of ordering activities.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 538

    Government procurement.

    Dated: December 18, 2012.
Joseph A. Neurauter,
Senior Procurement Executive & Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer, Office 
of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-31056 Filed 12-27-12; 8:45 am]
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