[Federal Register Volume 68, Number 238 (Thursday, December 11, 2003)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 69261-69262]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 03-30694]



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Department of Defense

General Services Administration

National Aeronautics and Space Administration





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48 CFR Part 8



Federal Acquisition Regulation; Procurement List; Proposed Rule

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Part 8

[FAR Case 2003-013]
RIN 9000-AJ82


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Procurement List

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

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are proposing to amend the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to clarify the point that the 
Javits-Wagner O'Day (JWOD) program becomes a mandatory source of 
supplies and services and to update the address for the Committee for 
Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled.

DATES: Interested parties should submit comments in writing on or 
before January 12, 2004 to be considered in the formulation of a final 
rule.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to--General Services Administration, 
FAR Secretariat (MVA), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, ATTN: Laurie 
Duarte, Washington, DC 20405.
    Submit electronic comments via the Internet to--farcase.2003-
013@gsa.gov.
    Please submit comments only and cite FAR case 2003-013 in all 
correspondence related to this case.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FAR Secretariat at (202) 501-4755 
for information pertaining to status or publication schedules. For 
clarification of content, contact Ms. Linda Nelson, Procurement 
Analyst, at (202) 501-1900. Please cite FAR case 2003-013.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    The rule amends the FAR to clarify that the Javits-Wagner O'Day 
(JWOD) program becomes a mandatory source of supplies and services when 
the supplies or services have been added to the Procurement List 
maintained by the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or 
Severely Disabled (``the Committee''). A Web site for the ``Procurement 
List'' is added and the address for the Committee has also been 
updated. These changes are necessary to correct confusion and avoid 
misuse of mandatory source authority.
    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 Councils do not expect this proposed rule to have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the 
meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. While 
we have made changes to clarify when a supply or service becomes a 
mandatory JWOD source, we have not substantively changed procedures for 
award and administration of contracts. An Initial Regulatory 
Flexibility Analysis has, therefore, not been performed. We invite 
comments from small businesses and other interested parties. The 
Councils will consider comments from small entities concerning the 
affected FAR Part 8 in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Interested parties 
must submit such comments separately and should cite 5 U.S.C. 601, et 
seq. (FAR case 2003-013), in correspondence.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the proposed 
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 8

    Government procurement.

    Dated: December 3, 2003.
Laura Auletta,
Director, Acquisition Policy Division.
    Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA propose amending 48 CFR part 8 as set 
forth below:
    1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 8 is revised to read as 
follows:

PART 8--REQUIRED SOURCES OF SUPPLIES AND SERVICES

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

    2. Amend section 8.002 by revising paragraphs (a)(1)(iv) and 
(a)(2)(i) to read as follows:


8.002  Priorities for use of Government supply sources.

    (a) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (iv) Supplies which are on the Procurement List maintained by the 
Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled 
(see Subpart 8.7);
* * * * *
    (2) Services. (i) Services, which are on the Procurement List 
maintained by the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or 
Severely Disabled (see Subpart 8.7);
* * * * *


8.004  [Amended].

    3. Amend section 8.004 by removing ``available from'' and adding 
``on the Procurement List maintained by'' in its place.
    4. Amend section 8.703 by revising the first paragraph to read as 
follows:


8.703  Procurement list.

    The Committee maintains a Procurement List of all supplies and 
services required to be purchased from JWOD participating nonprofit 
agencies. The Procurement List may be accessed at: http://www.jwod.gov/procurementlist. Questions concerning whether a supply item or service 
is on the Procurement List may be submitted at Internet e-mail address: 
info@jwod.gov or referred to the Committee offices at the following 
address and telephone number: Committee for Purchase from People, Who 
Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 
Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202-3259, (703) 603-7740.
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