[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 227 (Monday, November 25, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 70481-70482]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28055]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 31 and 52

[FAC 2005-71; Item III; Docket No. 2013-0080; Sequence No. 5]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR) in order to make editorial changes.

DATES: Effective: November 25, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Regulatory Secretariat Division 
(MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20405, 202-501-
4755, for information pertaining to status or publication schedules. 
Please cite FAC 2005-71, Technical Amendments.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In order to update certain elements in 48 
CFR parts 31 and 52, this document makes editorial changes to the FAR.

List of Subject in 48 CFR Parts 31 and 52

    Government procurement.

    Dated: November 18, 2013.
William Clark,
Acting Director, Office of Government-Wide Acquisition Policy, Office 
of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-Wide Policy.

    Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA amend 48 CFR parts 31 and 52 as set 
forth below:

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 31 and 52 continues to read 
as follows:

    Authority:  40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 51 
U.S.C. 20113.

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PART 31--CONTRACT COST PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES


31.205-6  [Amended]

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2. Amend section 31.205-6 by removing from paragraph (p)(2)(ii) 
``January 1, 1998'' and adding ``January 1, 2012'' in its place, (two 
times).

PART 52--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

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3. Revise section 52.202-1 to read as follows:


52.202-1  Definitions.

    As prescribed in 2.201, insert the following clause:
Definitions (Nov 2013)
    When a solicitation provision or contract clause uses a word or 
term that is defined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), 
the word or term has the same meaning as the definition in FAR 2.101 
in effect at the time the solicitation was issued, unless--
    (a) The solicitation, or amended solicitation, provides a 
different definition;
    (b) The contracting parties agree to a different definition;
    (c) The part, subpart, or section of the FAR where the provision 
or clause is prescribed provides a different meaning; or
    (d) The word or term is defined in FAR Part 31, for use in the 
cost principles and procedures.


(End of clause)

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4. Amend section 52.212-3 by revising the date of the provision and 
paragraphs (g)(5) and (h)(3) to read as follows:


52.212-3  Offeror Representations and Certifications--Commercial Items.

* * * * *
Offeror Representations and Certifications--Commercial Items (Nov 2013)
* * * * *
    (g) * * *
    (5) Trade Agreements Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at 
FAR 52.225-5, Trade Agreements, is included in this solicitation.)
    (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those 
listed in paragraph (g)(5)(ii) of this provision, is a U.S.-made or 
designated country end product, as defined in the clause of this 
solicitation entitled ``Trade Agreements''.
    (ii) The offeror shall list as other end products those end 
products that are not U.S.-made or designated country end products.
    Other End Products:

 
              Line item No.                        Country of origin
 
 
-----------------------------------------    ---------------------------
 
-----------------------------------------    ---------------------------
 
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                           [List as necessary]
 

    (iii) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the 
policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. For line items covered by the 
WTO GPA, the Government will evaluate offers of U.S.-made or designated 
country end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy 
American Act. The Government will consider for award only offers of 
U.S.-made or designated country end products unless the Contracting 
Officer determines that there are no offers for such products or that 
the offers for such products are insufficient to fulfill the 
requirements of the solicitation.
    (h) * * *
    (3) [square] Are, [square] are not presently indicted for, or 
otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a Government entity with, 
commission of any of these offenses enumerated in paragraph (h)(2) of 
this clause; and
* * * * *

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5. Amend section 52.212-5 by--
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a. Revising the date of the clause;
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b. Revising paragraphs (b)(34) and (e)(1)(xii); and
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c. Amending Alternate II by revising the date of the Alternate and 
paragraph (e)(1)(ii)(L).
    The revised text reads as follows:


52.212-5  Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes 
or Executive Orders--Commercial Items.

* * * * *
Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or 
Executive Orders--Commercial Items (Nov 2013)
* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Aug 2013). 
(Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of 
commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of 
commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.)
* * * * *
    (e) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (xii) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Aug 2013).
* * * * *
    Alternate II (Nov 2013). * * *
    (e)(1) * * *
    (ii) * * *
    (L) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Aug 2013).
* * * * *

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6. Amend section 52.213-4 by--
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a. Revising the date of the clause;
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b. Redesignating paragraphs (a)(2)(v) through (a)(2)(viii) as 
paragraphs (a)(2)(vi) through (a)(2)(ix);
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c. Adding a new paragraph (a)(2)(v);
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d. Removing the newly redesignated paragraph (a)(2)(ix); and
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e. Revising paragraph (b)(2)(i).
    The revised and added text reads as follows:


52.213-4  Terms and Conditions--Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than 
Commercial Items).

* * * * *
Terms and Conditions--Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial 
Items) (Nov 2013)
    (a) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (v) 52.232-39, Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (Jun 
2013).
* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (i) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When 
Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for 
Debarment (Aug 2013) (Applies to contracts over $30,000).
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