[Federal Register: October 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 197)]
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48 CFR Chapter 1

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Small Entity Compliance Guide

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

ACTION: Small Entity Compliance Guide.


SUMMARY: This document is issued under the joint authority of the 
Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services and the

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Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 
This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with 
Section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act 
of 1996 (Public Law 104-121). It consists of a summary of rules 
appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 97-20 which amend the 
FAR. An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory 
flexibility analysis has been prepared in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 604. 
Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules 
by referring to FAC 97-20 which precedes this document. These documents 
are also available via the Internet at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.arnet.gov/far.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat, (202) 
501-4225. For clarification of content, contact the analyst whose name 
appears in the table below.

                                           List of Rules in FAC 97-20
                  Item                               Subject                FAR case            Analyst
I......................................  Veterans Entrepreneurship And       2000-302  Moss.
                                          Small Business Development Act
II.....................................  Truth in Negotiations Act           2000-300  Olson.

Item I--Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development 
Act of 1999 (FAR Case 2000-302)

    This interim rule amends the FAR to implement sections 501(c), 
502(a)(2), and 604(d) of the Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small 
Business Development Act of 1999 (Pub. L. 106-50). This Act established 
new assistance programs for veterans and service-disabled veterans who 
own and operate small businesses. This interim rule--
     Defines the terms ``veteran-owned small business 
concerns'' and ``service-disabled veteran-owned small business 
     Establishes that veteran-owned and service-disabled 
veteran-owned small businesses be afforded maximum practical 
opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts and 
subcontracts awarded by any Federal agency;
     Establishes a requirement to include a goal for veteran-
owned small businesses in subcontracting plans under FAR 52.219-9; and
     Amends the SF 294 and SF 295 to add data collection 
requirements for subcontract awards to veteran-owned small businesses 
and service disabled veteran-owned small business concerns.

Item II--Truth in Negotiations Act Threshold (FAR Case 2000-300)

    This final rule amends FAR 15.403-4 to increase the threshold for 
obtaining cost or pricing data from $500,000 to $550,000. This 
implements the requirements of 10 U.S.C. 2306a(a)(7) and 41 U.S.C. 
254b(a)(7). These statutes require review of the Truth in Negotiations 
Act threshold every 5 years, starting October 1, 1995.

    Dated: October 3, 2000.
Al Matera,
Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division.
[FR Doc. 00-25876 Filed 10-10-00; 8:45 am]