[Federal Register: April 5, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 65)]
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48 CFR Part 4

[FAC 2001-22; FAR Case 2002-025; Item III]
RIN 9000-AJ70

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Unique Contract and Order 
Identifier Numbers

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

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on a final rule 
amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to convert the 
interim rule published at 68 FR 56679, October 1, 2003, to a final rule 
without change. The final rule requires that Federal agencies assign a 
unique identifier for every contract, purchase order, BOA, Basic 
Agreement, and BPA reported to the Federal Procurement Data System 

DATES: Effective Date: April 5, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FAR Secretariat at (202) 501-4755 
for information pertaining to status or publication schedules. For 
clarification of content, contact Mr. Gerald Zaffos, Procurement 
Analyst, at (202) 208-6091. Please cite FAC 2001-22, FAR case 2002-025.


A. Background

    DoD, GSA, and NASA published an interim rule implementing this 
requirement in the Federal Register at 68 FR 56679, October 1, 2003. 
The interim rule required agencies to be in compliance by October 1, 
2003. The 30-day public comment period for the interim rule ended 
October 31, 2003. No comments were received in response to the interim 
    This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not 
subject to review under Section 6(b) of Executive Order 12866, 
Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is 
not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., does not 
apply because the rule applies to the internal process of Federal 
agencies. An Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis has, therefore, 
not been prepared.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the changes to 
the FAR do not impose information collection requirements that require 
the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 
3501, et seq.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 4

    Government procurement.

    Dated: March 26, 2004.
Laura Auletta,
Director, Acquisition Policy Division.

Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without Change

Accordingly, DoD, GSA, and NASA adopt the interim rule amending 48 CFR 
part 4, which was published in the Federal Register at 68 FR 56679, 
October 1, 2003, as a final rule without change.

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 42 
U.S.C. 2473(c).

[FR Doc. 04-7407 Filed 4-2-04; 8:45 am]