[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 224 (Tuesday, November 20, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 69713-69714]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27903]

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Vol. 77


No. 224

November 20, 2012

Part III

Department of Defense


General Services Administration


National Aeronautics and Space Administration


48 CFR Chapter 1

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Final Rules

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48 CFR Chapter 1

[Docket FAR 2012-0080, Sequence 7]

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 
2005-62; Introduction

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

ACTION: Summary presentation of a final and interim rule.


SUMMARY: This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and 
the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal 
Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-62. A companion document, the Small 
Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including 
the SECG, is available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

DATES: For effective dates and comment dates see separate documents, 
which follow.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The analyst whose name appears in the 
table below in relation to each FAR case. Please cite FAC 2005-62 and 
the specific FAR case numbers. For information pertaining to status or 
publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202-501-

                                          List of Rules in FAC 2005-62
                  Item                               Subject                 FAR case             Analyst
I......................................  Updates to Contract Reporting          2010-014  Loeb.
                                          and Central Contractor
II.....................................  Interagency Acquisitions:              2012-010  Corrigan.
                                          Compliance by Nondefense
                                          Agencies with Defense
                                          Procurement Requirements.
III....................................  Free Trade Agreement--Panama...        2012-027  Davis.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summaries for each FAR rule follow. For the 
actual revisions and/or amendments made by these FAR cases, refer to 
the specific item numbers and subjects set forth in the documents 
following these item summaries. FAC 2005-62 amends the FAR as specified 

Item I--Updates to Contract Reporting and Central Contractor 
Registration (FAR Case 2010-014)

    GSA, DOD, and NASA published a proposed rule in the Federal 
Register at 76 FR 73564 on November 29, 2011 to revise the practice for 
and limit the use of generic Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) 
Numbers, update policies on reporting into the Federal Procurement Data 
System (FPDS), and revise clauses for Central Contractor Registration 
(CCR) and DUNS Number reporting. The rule increases transparency by 
reducing the use of generic DUNs, but may require more small businesses 
to register in CCR. The rule clarifies that non-appropriated fund 
awards will generally not be included in FPDS. The rule also clarifies 
requirements for agencies to submit and review contract action reports 
in FPDS. This rule uses the existing term ``Central Contractor 
Registration'' rather than ``System for Award Management,'' because FAR 
Case 2012-033 will address the terminology update to ``System for Award 
Management'' throughout the FAR.

Item II--Interagency Acquisitions: Compliance by Nondefense Agencies 
With Defense Procurement Requirements (FAR Case 2012-010)

    This interim rule amends the FAR to implement section 801 of the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Pub. L. 110-
181), as amended (10 U.S.C. 2304 note). Section 801 requires compliance 
certifications by non-defense agencies that purchase on behalf of DoD, 
and clarifies which DoD laws and regulations apply. The agencies must 
comply with new FAR subpart 17.7, in addition to complying with FAR 
subpart 17.5. To provide clarification for small business and 
contracting officers, existing policy for small business goal credit 
for assisted acquisitions is added to section FAR 4.603(c).

Item III--Free Trade Agreement--Panama (FAR Case 2012-027)

    This interim rule implements a new Free Trade Agreement with Panama 
(see the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation 
Act (Pub. L. 112-43) (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)).
    This Trade Promotion Agreement is a free trade agreement that 
provides for mutually non-discriminatory treatment of eligible products 
and services from Panama. This interim rule is not expected to have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
    Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-62 is issued under the 
authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General 
Services, and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space 
    Unless otherwise specified, all Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) and other directive material contained in FAC 2005-62 is 
effective November 20, 2012, except for Item I which is effective 
December 20, 2012.

    Dated: November 9, 2012.
Laura Auletta,
Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy.
    Dated: November 6, 2012.
Richard Ginman,
Deputy Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy.
    Dated: November 5, 2012.
Joseph A. Neurauter,
Senior Procurement Executive/Deputy CAO, Office of Acquisition Policy, 
U.S. General Services Administration.
    Dated: November 5, 2012.
William P. McNally,
Assistant Administrator for Procurement, National Aeronautics and Space 
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