[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 224 (Tuesday, November 20, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 69726-69727]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27907]





48 CFR Chapter 1

[Docket FAR 2012-0081, Sequence 7]

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 
2005-62; Small Entity Compliance Guide

AGENCY: 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 DOD, GSA, 
and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in 
accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory 
Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rule 
appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-62, which amends 
the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a 
rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been 
prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding 
this rule by referring to FAC 2005-62, which precedes this document. 
These documents are also available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

DATES: November 20, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
the analyst whose name appears in the table below. Please cite FAC 
2005-62 and the FAR case number. For information pertaining to status 
or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202-

                      List of Rules in FAC 2005-62
          Item                Subject         FAR case       Analyst
I......................  Updates to            2010-014  Loeb.
                          Reporting and
II*....................  Interagency           2012-010  Corrigan.
                          Compliance by
                          Agencies with
III....................  Free Trade            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

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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.

    Dated: November 9, 2012.
Laura Auletta,
Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2012-27907 Filed 11-19-12; 8:45 am]