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Part V





Department of Housing and Urban Development





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48 CFR Part 2401, et al.



Amendments to HUD Acquisition Regulation (HUDAR); Final Rule

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

48 CFR Parts 2401, 2402, 2406, 2408, 2409, 2411, 2413, 2415, 2416, 
2419, 2422, 2426, 2432, 2437, 2442, 2446, 2448 and 2452

[Docket No. FR-5010-F-01]
RIN 2535-AA27


Amendments to HUD Acquisition Regulation (HUDAR)

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, HUD.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This rule amends the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development Acquisition Regulation (HUDAR) to implement miscellaneous 
changes. The changes include corrections to provisions and the removal 
of obsolete text and clauses. This final rule reflects organizational 
changes within HUD and is limited to provisions that involve internal 
agency procedures.

DATES: Effective Date: February 13, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frederick Graves, Policy and Field 
Operations Division, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (Seattle 
Outstation), Department of Housing and Urban Development, Seattle 
Federal Office Building, 909 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104-1000, 
telephone (206) 220-5259, fax (206) 220-5247 (these are not toll-free 
numbers). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this 
number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay 
Service at (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The uniform regulation for the procurement of supplies and services 
by federal departments and agencies, the Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR), was promulgated on September 19, 1983 (48 FR 42102). The FAR is 
codified in title 48, chapter 1, of the Code of Federal Regulations. 
HUD promulgated its regulation to implement the FAR on March 1, 1984 
(49 FR 7696).
    The HUDAR (title 48, chapter 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations) 
is prescribed under section 7(d) of the Department of HUD Act (42 
U.S.C. 3535(d)); section 205(c) of the Federal Property and 
Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 486(c)); and the general 
authorization in FAR 1.301. HUD published the most recent version of 
the HUDAR on January 21, 2000 (65 FR 3571, 65 FR 3575).

II. This Final Rule

    This final rule revises the HUDAR to better conform to the current 
FAR; correct or remove obsolete text, clauses, and provisions; and make 
other revisions to reflect organizational changes within HUD. The 
following describes HUDAR changes.
    Section 2401.103 is revised to reflect the most recent delegations 
of procurement authority by the Secretary.
    Section 2401.601-70 is revised to clarify that the Chief 
Procurement Officer (CPO), in fulfilling the role of the Department's 
Senior Procurement Executive, is responsible for the oversight of all 
departmental contracting operations, both in Headquarters and in the 
field.
    Section 2401.601-71 is removed in its entirety. As a general rule, 
the Department is removing internal organizational content from its 
regulations.
    Section 2401.602-3 is revised to require that requests for 
ratifications include specific information concerning the individual 
who created the unauthorized commitment and to require that requests be 
signed by the Assistant Secretary or equivalent in Headquarters or by 
the program office director in the field, as applicable; remove 
subparagraph (b)(3), which delegated authority for ratifications below 
the simplified acquisition threshold to one level above the Contracting 
Officer; provide for different receipt points for requests in the field 
and Headquarters; and delegate authority to the Deputy Chief 
Procurement Officer to ratify unauthorized commitments arising in HUD 
Headquarters.
    Section 2401.603-2 is revised to remove agency-specific training 
requirements and to reflect the qualification standards developed by 
the Office of Federal Procurement Policy for GS-1102 occupational 
series employees.
    Section 2402.101 is revised to reflect Head of Contracting Activity 
(HCA) responsibilities.
    Section 2406.304-70 is revised to designate the Deputy Chief 
Procurement Officer as the official responsible for approving 
justifications for other than full and open competition for certain 
field procurements.
    Provisions formerly at section 2437.110(b) have been revised and 
added to a new section 2408.802-70. This section applies to 
solicitations and contracts where the end product is written material 
and requires the clause at section 2452.208-71, redesignated from 
section 2452.237-71, to be used. This clause contains standard 
requirements for the reproduction of written materials.
    Section 2409.507-2 is revised to clarify that the clause at section 
2452.209-71, Limitation on Future Contracts, is to be used in 
solicitations and contracts for services.
    Section 2411.404 is revised to require the insertion of an 
effective date in contract documents for services. This revision does 
not apply to indefinite-delivery contracts.
    Section 2413.307 is removed because the form it prescribes is 
obsolete.
    Section 2415.303 is revised to reflect departmental policy that 
Assistant Secretaries, or their equivalent, for requiring activities be 
designated source selection authorities for selections made using the 
tradeoff process. Assistant Secretaries may delegate this function to 
other departmental officials. The section is also revised to make minor 
corrections in terminology.
    Section 2415.606 is revised to reflect departmental reassignment of 
responsibility for Headquarters contracting operations to the Chief 
Procurement Officer.
    Section 2416.406 is revised to clarify the applicability of clause 
2452.216-70 to cost-type contracts, add a prescription for a new clause 
at 2452.216-71, renumber existing clauses, and differentiate the 
applicability of certain clauses to contracts and individual task or 
delivery orders.
    Section 2416.505 is revised to clarify the circumstances under 
which Contracting Officers may designate ordering officials who may 
place task orders under indefinite-delivery contracts and correct the 
paragraph numbering to correspond to that of the FAR.
    Section 2416.506-70 is revised to add a requirement that the 
Contracting Officer establish a schedule for the definitization of 
unpriced task orders and for the Head of Contracting Activity (HCA) to 
approve definitization periods greater than 180 days; prescribe the use 
of a standard contract clause for specifying the minimum and maximum 
amounts in indefinite quantity and requirements contracts; prescribe 
the use of a standard contract clause for inserting estimated 
quantities for order in requirements solicitations; and prescribe the 
use of a standard contract clause for ordering procedures under 
indefinite delivery contracts. In addition, the paragraphs are 
redesignated.
    Section 2419.708 is revised to delete the prescription for the 
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clause 2452.219-70 (see 2452.219-70 discussion).
    A new section 2419.800 is added to reference HUD's partnership 
agreement with the Small Business Administration (SBA) that permits HUD 
to directly award contracts under the SBA's Section 8(a) Program.
    Section 2422.1408 is revised to clarify that the clause at 
2452.222-70 is applicable when the contract requires the contractor to 
hold meetings, conferences, or seminars.
    Sections 2426.7003 and 2452.226-70 are removed. The certification 
at 2452.226-70, prescribed by this section, is redundant to the 
certification prescribed at FAR section 52.219-1, Alternate I.
    Section 2432.908 is revised to add a new paragraph (c)(3) to permit 
the Contracting Officer to tailor payment clauses for situations where 
payment will not be predicated on the submission of an invoice or 
voucher (e.g., the contractor is paid directly from the proceeds of the 
sale of HUD-owned real estate).
    Section 2437.204 is added to redelegate the authority in FAR 37.204 
to the Senior Procurement Executive.
    Section 2442.1106 is removed. Its content was essentially redundant 
to section 2442.1107.
    Section 2442.1107 is revised to clarify the applicability of clause 
2452.242-71. A new alternate for use in fixed-price contracts for 
similar services is added.
    Section 2446.502-70 is revised to clarify that the clause is 
applicable to all contracts.
    A new part 2448 and subpart 2448.1 are added to implement FAR 
subpart 48.1. This new part consists of three new sections: Section 
2448.102, entitled ``Policies,'' which states which officials have 
authority in the value engineering process; section 2448.103, which 
states rules for processing value engineering change proposals; and 
section 2448.104-3, which delegates authority for calculating and 
tracking collateral savings to the Contracting Officer.
    Section 2452.203-70 is revised to correspond to terminology used in 
the FAR.
    Section 2452.211-70 is revised to include an effective date when 
different from the award date and to provide for setting forth any 
optional ordering periods.
    Section 2452.216-71 is removed and replaced by a new section 
2452.216-71, which provides coverage for fixed-price-award-fee 
contracts.
    In section 2452.216-72, the prescriptive text citation is 
corrected. The statement that the Contracting Officer's decisions are 
not subject to the disputes clause is removed.
    In section 2452.216-73, the prescriptive text citation is 
corrected.
    In section 2452.216-75, the prescriptive text citation is 
corrected.
    New sections 2452.216-76, 2452.216-77, and 2452.216-78 are added to 
provide standard ordering and other terms for indefinite delivery 
contracts.
    Section 2452.219-70 is revised to correct the clause title, correct 
the reference to FAR section 52.219-9, delete Alternate I to the 
clause, and delete information that is redundant to the FAR.
    Section 2452.219-71 is removed. All reporting of subcontracting 
performance data must now be made via the governmentwide Electronic 
Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS).
    Section 2452.222-70 is revised to clarify that the contractor is 
responsible for ascertaining the specific accessibility needs of each 
meeting, seminar, or conference held pursuant to the contract.
    Section 2452.226-70 is removed. See comments regarding section 
2426.7003.
    Section 2452.233-70 is revised to permit the insertion of the Head 
of Contracting Activity's (HCA) name and address.
    Section 2452.237-70 is revised to remove language concerning the 
ratification in writing of the replacement of key personnel by the 
contractor, as well as language permitting amendment of the clause to 
add or subtract personnel. Contractors will still have to obtain prior 
Contracting Officer approval before diverting or replacing key 
personnel. The section is also revised to permit the inclusion of 
specific personnel descriptions, and tasks, duties, efforts, etc., for 
which each key personnel member is responsible. Last, the revision adds 
a definition of personnel that clarifies which personnel are key 
personnel.
    Section 2452.237-71 is redesignated as 2452.208-71. The requirement 
for this clause is more appropriately located under subpart 2408.8, 
Acquisition of Printing and Related Supplies.
    Section 2452.237-73 is revised to clarify that the technical 
representative is identified at time of award to more clearly prohibit 
guidance which causes the contractor to perform work outside the 
statement of work or specifications, to require contractor notification 
of the appointment of lower tier technical representatives, to provide 
for the inclusion of other restrictions on guidance specific to 
individual contracts, and to provide for contractor notification to the 
Contracting Officer if the contractor believes that any guidance is in 
violation of the clause.
    Section 2452.237-77 is revised to remove paragraph (d), which was 
contradictory to the requirements of paragraph (c), and to rename the 
clause, ``Observance of Legal Holidays and Closure of HUD Facilities.'' 
This title more accurately describes the requirements of the clause 
than did its former name, ``Observance of Legal Holidays and 
Administrative Leave.'' Closure of HUD facilities, rather than the 
granting of administrative leave to HUD employees, is the proper 
subject.
    In section 2452.239-71, paragraph (d) is revised to substitute the 
word ``limit'' for the word ``subrogate.'' ``Limit'' reflects the 
intended meaning of the sentence.
    Section 2452.242-71 is revised to simplify the language in 
paragraph (a) and add a new subparagraph (b)(3) in which the 
Contracting Officer can specify the reporting period; edit the clause 
to improve its readability; and clarify that when used with individual 
task orders under contracts, the term contract refers to the task 
order. An Alternate I is added to tailor the clause for use in fixed-
price arrangements.
    Section 2452.246-70 is revised to delete the reference to the 
Standard Form 26, as contract awards may be made on other forms, and to 
clarify that the clause is applicable to all contracts.

III. Findings and Certifications

Justification for Final Rulemaking

    HUD's regulations at 24 CFR 10.1 state that notice and public 
procedure may be omitted with respect to statements of policy, 
interpretative rules, rules governing the Department's organization or 
its own internal practices or procedures. Because this rule is limited 
to updating the Department's internal practices and procedures as 
described in the regulations at 48 CFR chapter 24, HUD is omitting 
notice and comment procedures.

Environmental Impact

    This final rule does not direct, provide for assistance or loan and 
mortgage insurance for, or otherwise govern or regulate real property 
acquisition, disposition, leasing, rehabilitation, alteration, 
demolition, or new construction, or establish, revise or provide for 
standards for construction or construction materials, manufactured 
housing, or occupancy. Accordingly, under 24 CFR 50.19(c)(1), this rule 
is categorically excluded from environmental review under the

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National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321).

Paperwork Reduction Act

    The information collection requirements contained in this final 
rule are currently approved by the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3501-3520) and assigned OMB control number 2535-0091. An agency may not 
conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a 
collection of information unless the collection displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.

Other Matters

    Because this rule is limited to internal agency practices and 
procedures, this rule does not impose unfunded mandates within the 
meaning of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-
1538) or have federalism implications within the meaning of Executive 
Order 13132 (Federalism).

List of Subjects

48 CFR Part 2401

    Government procurement, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

48 CFR Parts 2402, 2406, 2408, 2409, 2411, 2413, 2415, 2416, 2432, 
2437, 2442, 2446, and 2448.

    Government procurement.

48 CFR Part 2419

    Government procurement, Small businesses.

48 CFR Part 2422

    Government procurement, Individuals with disabilities, Labor.

48 CFR Part 2426

    Colleges and universities, Government procurement, Minority 
businesses.

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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, HUD amends title 48, Chapter 
24 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows:

PART 2401--FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION SYSTEM

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1. The authority citation for part 2401 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).


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2. Revise section 2401.103 to read as follows:


2401.103  Authority.

    The HUDAR is prescribed under section 7(d) of the Department of HUD 
Act (42 U.S.C. 3535(d)), section 205(c) of the Federal Property and 
Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 486(c)), the general 
authorization in FAR 1.301, and the Secretary's delegations of 
procurement authority.


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3. Revise section 2401.601-70 to read as follows:


2401.601-70  Senior Procurement Executive.

    Unless otherwise designated by the Secretary through a delegation 
of authority, the Chief Procurement Officer is the Department's Senior 
Procurement Executive and is responsible for all departmental 
procurement policy, regulations, and procedures, and oversight of all 
HUD procurement operations. The Senior Procurement Executive is also 
responsible for the development of HUD's procurement system standards, 
evaluation of the system in accordance with approved criteria, 
enhancement of career management of the procurement workforce, and 
certification to the Secretary that the Department's procurement system 
meets approved criteria.


2401.601-71  [Removed]


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4. Remove section 2401.601-71.
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5. Revise section 2401.602-3 to read as follows:


2401.602-3  Ratification of unauthorized commitments.

    (b)(1) Requests for ratification of unauthorized commitments 
arising in HUD Headquarters shall be submitted in writing to the 
Contracting Officer through the Chief Procurement Officer. The 
Assistant Secretary or equivalent official for the office that created 
the unauthorized commitment shall sign requests. Requests for 
ratification of unauthorized commitments arising in the field shall be 
submitted in writing to the Director of the cognizant FCO. The Director 
of the field-based office that created the unauthorized commitment 
shall sign the request.
    (3) In accordance with FAR 1.602-3(b)(3), the Deputy Chief 
Procurement Officer is delegated authority to ratify unauthorized 
commitments arising in HUD Headquarters.
    (c)(5) Concurrence by legal counsel in the Contracting Officer's 
recommendation for payment of an unauthorized commitment (see FAR 
1.602-3(c)(5)) shall not be required when the value of the payment is 
equal to, or less than, the simplified acquisition threshold.
    (7) Requests shall include:
    (i) An explanation of the need for the services or supplies;
    (ii) The reasons why normal procurement procedures were not 
followed;
    (iii) The circumstances and events associated with the unauthorized 
commitment;
    (iv) The price competition that was obtained or the price otherwise 
justified;
    (v) The amount of any funding needed to meet the obligation created 
by the unauthorized commitment and evidence of funds availability;
    (vi) The name and position of the individual who made the 
unauthorized commitment; and
    (vii) A description of the corrective management measures to 
prevent future unauthorized commitments. If the individual who made the 
unauthorized commitment is no longer available, appropriate program 
personnel shall provide the information described in this paragraph.

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6. Revise section 2401.603-2 to read as follows:


2401.603-2  Selection.

    (a) In selecting Contracting Officers, appointing authorities shall 
consider the experience, education, training, business acumen, 
judgment, character, reputation, and ethics of the individual to be 
appointed. Appointing authorities shall also consider the size and 
complexity of contracts the individual will be required to execute or 
administer, and any other limitations on the scope of the authority to 
be exercised.
    (b) Individuals appointed to a position having Contracting Officer 
authority, and whose primary duties are performed as a Contracting 
Officer, other than contracting authority limited to simplified 
acquisition procedures, shall meet the following requirements:
    (1) The education and specialized experience commensurate with the 
grade of the appointee as set forth in the qualification standards for 
the GS-1102 occupational series developed by the Office of Federal 
Procurement Policy under the authority of 41 U.S.C. 433, and two years 
of experience performing contracting, procurement, or purchasing 
operations in a government or commercial procurement office. 
Alternately, where appointment of a Contracting Officer involves a 
specialized procurement field, experience in that field may be 
considered as a criterion for appointment.
    (2) Successful completion of contracting-related training as 
prescribed by the Senior Procurement Executive.
    (c) The Senior Procurement Executive may waive education and 
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experience requirements as provided for in the qualification standards 
developed by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy under the 
authority of 41 U.S.C. 433.

PART 2402--DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND TERMS

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7. The authority citation for part 2402 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).


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8. In section 2402.101, revise the definition of Head of Contracting 
Activity to read as follows:


2402.101  Definitions.

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    Head of Contracting Activity (HCA) is defined in accordance with 
FAR subpart 2.1. The following HUD officials are designated as HCAs:
    (1) The Chief Procurement Officer, for HUD Headquarters 
procurements. The Chief Procurement Officer may delegate this authority 
to the Deputy Chief Procurement Officer; and
    (2) The Directors, Field Contracting Operations, for procurements 
on behalf of their field-based requiring activities.
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PART 2406--COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS

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9. The authority citation for part 2406 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).


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10. Revise section 2406.304-70 to read as follows:


2406.304-70  Approval of the justification--field procurements.

    (a) The justification for other than full and open competition for 
field procurements shall be approved in writing--
    (3) For a proposed contract with a value of more than $1 million 
but not exceeding $50 million, by the Deputy Chief Procurement Officer.


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11. Add part 2408 to read as follows:

PART 2408--REQUIRED SOURCES OF SUPPLIES AND SERVICES

Subpart 2408.8--Acquisition of Printing and Related Supplies

2408.802-70 Contract clause.

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).


2408.802-70  Contract clause.

    The Contracting Officer shall insert the clause at 2452.208-71, 
Reproduction of Reports, in solicitations and contracts where the 
contractor is required to produce, as an end product, publications or 
other written materials.

PART 2409--CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS

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12. The authority citation for part 2409 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).


0
13. Revise section 2409.507-2 to read as follows:


2409.507-2  Contract clauses.

    The Contracting Officer shall insert a clause substantially the 
same as the clause at 2452.209-71, Limitation on Future Contracts, in 
solicitations and contracts for services above the simplified 
acquisition threshold whenever the Contracting Officer has reason to 
believe that the nature of the proposed contract requirements may 
present an organizational conflict of interest as defined at FAR 
subpart 9.5. The Contracting Officer shall describe in the clause the 
nature of the potential conflict and the negotiated terms and duration 
of the limitation. The Contracting Officer shall insert the clause at 
2452.209-72, Organizational Conflicts of Interest, in all solicitations 
and contracts.

PART 2411--DESCRIBING AGENCY NEEDS

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14. The authority citation for part 2411 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).


0
15. Revise section 2411.404 to read as follows:


2411.404  Contract clause.

    (a) The Contracting Officer shall insert a clause substantially the 
same as the clause at 2452.211-70, Effective Date and Contract Period, 
in all solicitations and contracts for services, other than indefinite-
delivery contracts.
    (b) If the contract includes options to extend the period of the 
contract, the Contracting Officer shall use the clause with its 
Alternate I.

PART 2413--SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES

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16. The authority citation for part 2413 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).


2413.307  [Removed]

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17. Remove section 2413.307.

PART 2415--CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION

0
18. The authority citation for part 2415 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 41 U.S.C. 253; 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).

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19. Revise section 2415.303(a) to read as follows:


2415.303  Responsibilities.

    (a) In accordance with FAR 15.303, the source selection authorities 
are designated as follows:
    (1) The Contracting Officer, for contracts awarded using the lowest 
price technically acceptable proposal process.
    (2) The Assistant Secretary or equivalent for the office initiating 
the procurement for contracts awarded using the tradeoff process. The 
Assistant Secretary or equivalent may delegate this function to 
appropriate departmental personnel.
    (3) For procurements for the performance of legal services by 
outside counsel using either the lowest price technically acceptable or 
tradeoff process, the General Counsel or his/her designee.
* * * * *


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20. Revise section 2415.606 to read as follows:


2415.606  Agency procedures.

    (a) The contact points shall ensure that unsolicited proposals are 
controlled, evaluated, safeguarded, and disposed of in accordance with 
FAR subpart 15.6. Proposals, as used in this section, shall mean 
proposals for procurement contracts with the Department and shall not 
include proposals or applications for assistance, including grants or 
cooperative agreements.
    (b) Unless otherwise specified in a Federal Register announcement, 
unsolicited proposals should be submitted to:
    (1) For research: Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
Office of Policy Development and Research, PD&R Correspondence Unit, 
451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410-0001.
    (2) For all others: Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, 451 Seventh Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20410-0001.
    (c) Individuals or organizations interested in submitting 
unsolicited proposals should contact the appropriate office in 
paragraph (b) of this section for additional information on proposal 
requirements.

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PART 2416--TYPES OF CONTRACTS

0
21. The authority citation for part 2416 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 41 U.S.C. 253; 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).

0
22. Revise section 2416.406 to read as follows:


2416.406  Contract clauses.

    (e)(1) The Contracting Officer shall insert the clause at 2452.216-
70, Estimated Cost, Base Fee and Award Fee, in all cost-plus-award-fee 
solicitations and contracts.
    (2) The Contracting Officer shall insert the clause at 2452.216-71, 
Award Fee, in all fixed-price-award-fee solicitations and contracts.
    (3) The Contracting Officer shall insert the clauses at 2452.216-
72, Determination of Award Fee Earned, 2452.216-73, Performance 
Evaluation Plan, and 2452.216-74, Distribution of Award Fee, in all 
award-fee solicitations and contracts. The Contracting Officer may 
modify the clauses to meet individual situations, and any clause or 
specific requirement therein may be deleted when it is not applicable 
to a given contract. When including the clause at 2452.216-74, 
Distribution of Award Fee, in cost-plus-award-fee contracts, the 
Contracting Officer shall use the clause with its Alternate I.
    (4) When including the clauses at 2452.216-70, Estimated Cost, Base 
Fee and Award Fee, and 2452.216-71 Award Fee, in indefinite-delivery 
solicitations and contracts under which all supplies or services will 
be obtained by issuance of task or delivery orders, the Contracting 
Officer shall substitute the word ``order'' for the word ``contract.''


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23. Revise section 2416.505 to read as follows:


2416.505  Ordering.

    (a) The Contracting Officer shall be the ordering official for all 
task orders when the price or cost, or any other terms, is arrived at 
through a negotiated process. The Contracting Officer may designate an 
ordering official when orders are to be placed on a firm fixed-price 
basis, the prices of the specific services to be performed or the 
supplies to be obtained under the order are set forth in the contract, 
and there is no negotiation of order terms. The Contracting Officer may 
not designate ordering officials:
    (1) For contracts for services where prices are not tied to 
delivery of a completed service;
    (2) For any contracts where discounts need to be negotiated; or
    (3) In any other circumstances where adjustment of contract price 
or any other terms and conditions is necessary.
    (b)(5) The departmental competition advocate also serves as the 
departmental ombudsman for task and delivery order contracts in 
accordance with FAR 16.505(b)(5).
    (i) Each HCA shall designate a contracting activity ombudsman for 
task and delivery order contracts.
    (ii) The contracting activity ombudsman shall:
    (A) Review complaints from contractors concerning task or delivery 
orders placed by the contracting activity;
    (B) Be independent of the Contracting Officer who awarded or is 
administering the contract under which a complaint is submitted;
    (C) Recommend any corrective action to the cognizant Contracting 
Officer; and
    (D) Refer to the departmental ombudsman issues that cannot be 
resolved.
    (iii) Contractors may request that the departmental ombudsman 
review complaints when they disagree with reviews conducted by the 
contracting activity ombudsman.


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24. Revise section 2416.506-70 to read as follows:


2416.506-70  Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

    (a) Unpriced task orders. The Contracting Officer shall insert the 
clause at 2452.216-75, Unpriced Task Orders, in contracts in which task 
orders are individually negotiated and when there may be a need to 
issue unpriced task orders. The Contracting Officer shall ensure that 
the cost of the work authorized by any unpriced task order is not in 
excess of the funds available for the order. The Contracting Officer 
shall establish the time period for the definitization of each unpriced 
order and insert the anticipated date of definitization in the clause. 
The HCA shall approve periods that exceed 180 days.
    (b) Minimum and maximum quantities and amounts for order. The 
Contracting Officer shall insert the clause at 2452.216-76, Minimum and 
Maximum Quantities and Amounts for Order, in all indefinite-quantity 
solicitations and contracts. When the clause is used for definite-
quantity or requirements solicitations and contracts, the Contracting 
Officer shall insert ``none'' for the minimum quantities and minimum 
amounts for order. When the quantity amounts are based upon labor rates 
established in the contract, the Contracting Officer shall use the 
clause with its Alternate I.
    (c) Estimated quantities--requirements contract. The Contracting 
Officer shall insert the provision at 2452.216-77, Estimated 
Quantities--Requirements Contract, in all solicitations for 
requirements contracts.
    (d) Ordering procedures. The Contracting Officer shall insert the 
clause at 2452.216-78, Ordering Procedures, in all indefinite-delivery 
solicitations and contracts. If the supplies or services to be ordered 
under the contract are pre-priced in the contract, the orders will be 
issued on a fixed-price basis, and no order terms are negotiated before 
issuance, the Contracting Officer shall use the clause with its 
Alternate I. If the contract provides for the issuance of task orders 
for services on a negotiated basis (see also 2416.505), the Contracting 
Officer shall use the clause with its Alternate II.

PART 2419--SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS

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25. The authority citation for part 2419 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).

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26. Revise the title of Subpart 2419.7 to read as follows:

Subpart 2419.7--The Small Business Subcontracting Program

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27. Revise section 2419.708 to read as follows:


2419.708  Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses.

    (d) The Contracting Officer shall insert the provision at 2452.219-
70 in negotiated solicitations exceeding $500,000 ($1,000,000 for 
construction) that are not set aside for small business or 8(a) 
concerns.


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28. Add subpart 2419.8 and section 2419.800 to read as follows:

Subpart 2419.8--Small Business Administration Section (8)(a) 
Program


2419.800  General.

    (f) By Partnership Agreement, dated May 21, 2004, the Small 
Business Administration (SBA) has delegated to the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) the authority to directly execute 
contracts awarded under SBA's Section 8(a) program. The Senior 
Procurement Executive has issued internal guidance regarding the direct 
award of 8(a) contracts, consistent with Civilian Agency Acquisition 
Council Letter 98-3, ``Direct 8(a) Contracting,'' dated May 1, 1998.

[[Page 2437]]

PART 2422--APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT ACQUISITIONS

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29. Revise the authority citation for part 2422 to read as follows:

    Authority: 29 U.S.C. 793; 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).


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30. Revise section 2422.1408 to read as follows:


2422.1408  Contract clause.

    (c) The Contracting Officer shall insert the clause at 2452.222-70, 
Accessibility of Meetings, Conferences, and Seminars to Persons with 
Disabilities, in solicitations and contracts when the contract will 
require the contractor (including contractor employees and 
subcontractors) to hold meetings, conferences or seminars.

PART 2426--OTHER SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS

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31. The authority citation for part 2426 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).


2426.7003  [Removed]

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32. Section 2426.7003 is removed.

PART 2432--CONTRACT FINANCING

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33. The authority citation for part 2432 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 31 U.S.C. 3901-3906; 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 42 U.S.C. 
3535(d).


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34. Revise section 2432.908 to read as follows:


2432.908  Contract clauses.

    (c)(1) The Contracting Officer shall insert a clause substantially 
the same as provided at 2452.232-70, Payment Schedule and Invoice 
Submission (Fixed-Price), in all fixed-price solicitations and 
contracts except those for commercial services awarded pursuant to FAR 
Part 12.
    (2) The Contracting Officer shall insert a clause substantially the 
same as provided at 2452.232-71, Voucher Submission (Cost-
Reimbursement), in all cost-reimbursement type solicitations and 
contracts when vouchers are to be sent directly to the paying office. 
The Contracting Officer shall insert the billing period agreed upon 
with the contractor (see also FAR clause 52.216-7, Allowable Cost and 
Payment).
    (3) The Contracting Officer may substitute appropriate language for 
the clauses in (c)(1) and (2) above when payment under the contract 
will be made on the basis of other than the submission of an invoice or 
voucher, e.g., directly from proceeds of property sales.

PART 2437--SERVICE CONTRACTING

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35. The authority citation for part 2437 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).


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36. Add subpart 2437.2 and section 2437.204 to read as follows:

Subpart 2437.2--Advisory and Assistance Services


2437.204  Guidelines for determining availability of personnel.

    (a) The Senior Procurement Executive is the agency head for the 
purpose of FAR 37.204.

PART 2442--CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

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37. The authority citation for part 2442 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).

2442.1106  [Removed]

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38. Section 2442.1106 is removed.


0
39. Revise section 2442.1107 to read as follows:


2442.1107  Contract clause.

    (a) The Contracting Officer shall insert a clause substantially the 
same as the clause at 2452.242-71, Contract Management System, in 
solicitations and contracts when all of the following conditions apply:
    (1) The contract exceeds $500,000, including all options;
    (2) The contract requires services of an analytical nature (e.g., 
applied social science research); and
    (3) The contract requires the delivery of an overall end product 
(e.g., evaluation, study, model).
    (b) The Contracting Officer shall use the basic clause for cost 
type contracts for the services described in paragraph (a) of this 
section. The clause shall be used with its alternate for fixed-price 
type contracts for the services described in paragraph (a) of this 
section.
    (c) The Contracting Officer may use such a clause in contracts with 
a total value of $500,000 or less.
    (d) The clause shall not be used in contracts for information 
technology services.

PART 2446--QUALITY ASSURANCE

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40. The authority citation for part 2446 is as follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).


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41. Revise section 2446.502-70 to read as follows:


2446.502-70  Contract clause.

    The Contracting Officer shall insert the clause at 2452.246-70, 
Inspection and Acceptance, in all solicitations and contracts.


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42. Add part 2448 to read as follows:

PART 2448--VALUE ENGINEERING

Subpart 2448.1--Policies and Procedures
Sec.
2448.102 Policies.
2448.103 Processing value engineering change proposals.
2448.104-3 Sharing collateral savings.

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).


2448.102  Policies.

    (a) The authority of the agency head to exempt contracts from 
including Value Engineering (VE) procedures and processes under 48 CFR 
48.102(a) is delegated to the HCA for individual (case-by-case) 
exemptions and to the Senior Procurement Executive for class 
exemptions.
    (b) The Senior Procurement Executive is responsible for managing 
and monitoring HUD's VE efforts.


2448.103  Processing value engineering change proposals.

    Upon receipt of a Value Engineering Change Proposal (VECP), the 
Contracting Officer shall promptly forward it to the program office 
responsible for the contract, indicating:
    (a) The date the VECP was received;
    (b) The date by which the contractor must be informed of the 
government's acceptance or rejection of the VECP, unless additional 
time is required for evaluation;
    (c) The date by which the Contracting Officer must know of the 
technical officer's decision in order to timely accept or reject the 
VECP;
    (d) The need for information required to inform the contractor if 
the VECP is to be rejected or if additional time is needed to evaluate 
the VECP;
    (e) The potential for awarding concurrent, future, or collateral 
savings to the contractor, if the VECP is accepted;
    (f) That if the VECP is accepted, precise information will be 
needed with regard to the type of savings, and government costs, that 
can be expected from its acceptance;
    (g) The need for a procurement request setting forth the 
specification changes to be used in a contract

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modification accepting the VECP in whole or in part; and
    (h) The need for additional funds, if acceptance of the VECP will 
result in an increase in the cost of contract performance.


2448.104-3  Sharing collateral savings.

    (a) The authority of the HCA to determine that the cost of 
calculating and tracking collateral savings will exceed the benefits to 
be derived under 48 CFR 48.104-3(a) is delegated to the Contracting 
Officer.

PART 2452--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

0
43. The authority citation for part 2452 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).


0
44. Revise section 2452.203-70 to read as follows:


2452.203-70  Prohibition Against the Use of Government Employees.

    As prescribed in 2403.670, insert the following clause in all 
solicitations and contracts:

PROHIBITION AGAINST THE USE OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (FEB 2006)

    In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 3.601, 
contracts are not to be awarded to government employees or a 
business concern or other organization owned or substantially owned 
or controlled by one or more government employees. For the purposes 
of this contract, this prohibition against the use of government 
employees includes any work performed by the contractor or any of 
its employees, subcontractors, or consultants.

(End of clause)



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45. Revise section 2452.211-70 to read as follows:


2452.211-70  Effective Date and Contract Period.

    As prescribed in 2411.404(a), insert the following clause:

EFFECTIVE DATE AND CONTRACT PERIOD (FEB 2006)

    (a) This contract shall be effective on------[Contracting 
Officer insert date at award].
    (b) The contractor shall complete all work including all 
deliveries by------[Contracting Officer insert date at award].
    (c) Delivery dates for specific services and deliverables shall 
be as set forth in the Schedule.

(End of clause)

    Alternate I (FEB 2006). As prescribed in 2411.404(b), add the 
following paragraph (d):
    (d) In accordance with the clause at 52.217-9, ``Option to 
Extend the Term of the Contract,'' the contract may be extended for 
the following periods:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Option No.                             Period
------------------------------------------------------------------------
[list]....................................  [dates].
------------------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
(End of Clause)


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46. Revise section 2452.216-70 to read as follows:


2452.216-70  Estimated Cost, Base Fee and Award Fee.

    As prescribed in 2416.406(e)(1), insert the following clause in all 
cost-plus-award-fee contracts:

ESTIMATED COST, BASE FEE AND AWARD FEE (FEB 2006)

    (a) The estimated cost of this contract is $[insert amount].
    (b) A base fee is payable in the amount of $[insert amount]. The 
government will make payment of the base fee in [insert number] 
increments on the schedule set forth in the Performance Evaluation 
Plan established by the government. The amount payable shall be 
based on the progress toward completion of contract tasks as 
determined by the Contracting Officer. Payment of the base fee is 
subject to any withholdings as provided for elsewhere in this 
contract.
    (c) A maximum award fee available for payment is $[insert 
amount]. The government shall make payments of the award fee in 
accordance with the schedule established in the Performance 
Evaluation Plan and the Evaluation Period(s) set forth in the 
Distribution of Award Fee clause.

(End of clause)


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47. Revise section 2452.216-71 to read as follows:


2452.216-71  Award Fee.

    As prescribed in 2416.406(e)(2), insert the following clause in all 
fixed-price-award-fee contracts:

AWARD FEE (FEB 2006)

    In addition to the fixed-price for this contract set forth in 
the Schedule, a maximum award fee of $[insert amount] is available 
for payment. The government shall make payments of the award fee in 
accordance with the schedule established in the Performance 
Evaluation Plan and the Evaluation Period(s) set forth in the 
Distribution of Award Fee clause.

(End of clause)


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48. Revise section 2452.216-72 to read as follows:


2452.216-72  Determination of Award Fee Earned.

    As prescribed in 2416.406(e)(3), insert the following clause in all 
award fee contracts:

DETERMINATION OF AWARD FEE EARNED (FEB 2006)

    (a) At the conclusion of each evaluation period specified in the 
Performance Evaluation Plan, the government shall evaluate the 
contractor's performance and determine the amount, if any, of award 
fee earned by the contractor. The amount of award fee to be paid 
will be determined by the designated Fee Determination Official's 
(FDO's) judgmental evaluation in accordance with the criteria set 
forth in the Performance Evaluation Plan. This decision will be made 
unilaterally by the government. In reaching this decision, the FDO 
may consider any justification of award fee the contractor submits, 
provided that the justification is submitted within [insert number] 
days after the end of an evaluation period. The FDO determination 
shall be in writing, shall set forth the basis of the FDO's 
decision, and shall be sent to the contractor within [insert number] 
days after the end of the evaluation period.
    (b) The FDO may specify in any fee determination that any amount 
of fee not earned during the evaluation period may be accumulated 
and allocated for award during a later evaluation period. The 
Distribution of Award Fee clause shall be amended to reflect the 
allocation.

(End of clause)


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49. In section 2452.216-73, revise the undesignated introductory 
paragraph to read as follows:


2452.216-73  Performance Evaluation Plan.

    As prescribed in 2416.406(e)(3), insert the following clause in all 
award fee contracts:
* * * * *


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50. Revise section 2452.216-74 to read as follows:


2452.216-74  Distribution of Award Fee.

    As prescribed in 2416.406(e)(3), insert the following clause in all 
award fee contracts:

DISTRIBUTION OF AWARD FEE (FEB 2006)

    (a) The total amount of award fee available under this contract 
is assigned to the following evaluation periods in the following 
amounts:
    Evaluation Period: [insert time period]
    Available Award Fee: [insert dollar amount]
    (b) In the event of contract termination, either in whole or in 
part, the amount of award fee available shall represent a pro-rata 
distribution associated with evaluation period activities or events 
as determined by the Fee Determination Official as designated in the 
contract.

(End of clause)

    Alternate I (FEB 2006). As prescribed in 2416.406(e)(3), add 
paragraph (c):
    (c) The contract clauses required for cost-reimbursement 
contracts shall be modified for use under award fee contracts as 
cited below:
    (1) The term ``base fee and award fee'' shall be substituted for 
``fixed fee'' where it appears in the clause at FAR 52.243-2, 
Changes--Cost Reimbursement.
    (2) The term ``base fee'' shall be substituted for ``fee'' where 
it appears in the clauses at

[[Page 2439]]

FAR 52.232-20, Limitation of Costs, and FAR 52.232-22, Limitation of 
Funds.
    (3) The phrase ``base fee, if any, and such additional fee as 
may be awarded as provided for in the Schedule'' shall be 
substituted for the term ``fee'' whenever it appears in the clause 
at FAR 52.216-7, Allowable Cost and Payment.

(End of clause)


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51. Revise section 2452.216-75 to read as follows:


2452.216-75  Unpriced Task Orders.

    As prescribed in 2416.506-70(a), insert the following clause:

UNPRICED TASK ORDERS (FEB 2006)

    (a) Prior to the issuance of a task order under this contract, 
it is anticipated that the government and the contractor will reach 
agreement on the price or total cost and fee (if applicable) for the 
services to be provided under the order. The Contracting Officer may 
authorize commencement of work prior to final agreement on cost or 
price. In such case, the contractor shall immediately commence 
performance of the services specified in the order and shall submit 
a pricing proposal within 15 days of receipt of the task order. Upon 
completion of negotiations, the final negotiated cost or price will 
be set forth in a supplemental agreement that is executed by the 
contractor and the Contracting Officer. Failure to agree upon the 
cost or price shall be considered a dispute subject to the Disputes 
clause of this contract.
    (b) Unpriced task orders shall indicate a ``not-to-exceed'' 
amount for the order; however, such amount shall not exceed 50 
percent of the estimated cost of the task order. The task order 
shall only require the Contracting Officer's signature, but shall 
also comply with all other task order requirements. Unpriced task 
orders shall indicate the date by which the government anticipates 
that the cost or price of the order will be definitized.

(End of clause)


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52. Add section 2452.216-76 to read as follows:


2452.216-76  Minimum and Maximum Quantities and Amounts for Order.

    As prescribed in 2416.506-70(b), insert the following clause:

MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM QUANTITIES AND AMOUNTS FOR ORDER (FEB 2006)

    The minimum quantity and/or amount to be ordered under this 
contract shall not be less than the minimum quantity and/or amount 
shown in the following table. The maximum quantity and/or amount to 
be ordered under this contract shall not exceed the maximum quantity 
and/or amount shown in the table.

                               Base Period
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Minimum quantity    Minimum amount   Maximum quantity   Maximum amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   $                                    $
------------------------------------------------------------------------


                              Option Period
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Minimum quantity    Minimum amount   Maximum quantity   Maximum amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   $                                    $
------------------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Continue for additional option periods.

(End of clause)

    Alternate I (FEB 2006). As prescribed in 2416.506-70(b), add the 
following paragraph:
    The government is not obligated to order any specific minimum 
number of hours from any labor category or combination of 
categories, nor is the government limited, beyond the maximums set 
forth herein, to ordering any maximum number of hours from any labor 
category or combination of categories.

(End of clause)


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53. Add section 2452.216-77 to read as follows:


2452.216-77  Estimated Quantities--Requirements Contract.

    As prescribed in 2416.506-70(c), insert the following provision:

ESTIMATED QUANTITIES--REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT (FEB 2006)

    In accordance with FAR 52.216-21(a), the government provides the 
following estimates:
    The estimated quantity or amount of supplies or services the 
government may order during the ordering period of this contract is 
------[insert description of item(s) or unit(s) and the estimated 
number of units or the dollar value].
    The maximum quantity or amount of supplies or services the 
government may order during the ordering period of this contract is 
------[insert description of item(s) or unit(s) and the estimated 
number of units or the dollar value].

(End of Provision)


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54. Add section 2452.216-78 to read as follows:


2452.216-78  Ordering Procedures.

    As prescribed in 2416.506-70(d), insert the following provision:

ORDERING PROCEDURES (FEB 2006)

    (a) Orders issued under this contract may be placed in writing 
or via [Contracting Officer to insert authorized ordering methods, 
e.g., telephone, facsimile (fax) machine, electronic mail (e-mail)].

(End of clause)

    Alternate I (FEB 2006). As prescribed in 2416.506-70(d), add 
paragraph (b):
    (b) In addition to the Contracting Officer, the following 
individuals are authorized to issue orders under this contract:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
[Continue as necessary]

(End of clause)

    Alternate II (FEB 2006). As prescribed in 2416.506-70(d), add 
paragraph (b):
    (b) This contract provides for the issuance of task orders on a 
negotiated basis as follows:
    (1) The Contracting Officer will provide the contractor(s) with 
a statement of work or task description. The contractor(s) shall 
provide pricing and other information requested by the Contracting 
Officer (e.g., proposed staffing, plan for completing the task, 
etc.) within the time period specified by the Contracting Officer. 
Failure by any contractor to provide all the requested information 
on time may result in the contractor not being considered or 
selected for issuance of the order.
    (2) The Contracting Officer may require the contractor(s) to 
present and/or discuss (see (3) below) the proposed task order terms 
orally. The Contracting Officer will provide the contractor(s) with 
guidance on the format, location, and duration of any presentations.
    (3) The Contracting Officer may discuss the proposed task order 
terms with the contractor(s) to ensure mutual understanding of the 
contractor(s)'s technical approach and/or costs or price and/or to 
reach mutually acceptable final terms for the task order. If more 
than one contractor is being considered for the task order, any 
discussions will be held individually with each contractor.
    (4) The task order shall be executed by the contractor and the 
Contracting Officer.

(End of clause)


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54. Revise section 2452.219-70 to read as follows:


2452.219-70  Small Business Subcontracting Plan Compliance.

    As prescribed in 2419.708(d), insert the following provision:

SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTING PLAN COMPLIANCE (FEB 2006)

    (a) This provision is not applicable to small business concerns.
    (b) Offerors' attention is directed to the provisions in this 
solicitation at FAR 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business 
Concerns, and the clause at FAR 52.219-9, Small Business 
Subcontracting Plan.
    (c) The government will consider offerors' prior compliance with 
subcontracting plans in determining their responsibility (see FAR 
9.104-3). Therefore, offerors having previous contracts with 
subcontracting plans shall provide the following information: agency 
name; agency point of contact; contract number; total contract 
value; a synopsis of the work required under the contract; the 
role(s) of the subcontractor(s) involved; and the applicable goals 
and actual performance (dollars and percentages) for subcontracting 
with the types of small business concerns listed in the clause at 
FAR 52.219-9. This information shall be provided for the three most 
recently completed contracts with such subcontracting plans.


[[Page 2440]]


(End of provision)

2452.219-71  [Removed]

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55. Remove section 2452.219-71.


0
56. Revise section 2452.222-70 to read as follows:


2452.222-70  Accessibility of meetings, conferences, and seminars to 
persons with disabilities.

    As prescribed in 2422.1408(c), insert the following clause in all 
solicitations and contracts:

ACCESSIBILITY OF MEETINGS, CONFERENCES, AND SEMINARS TO PERSONS WITH 
DISABILITIES (FEB 2006)

    The contractor shall assure that any meeting, conference, or 
seminar held pursuant to the contract meets all applicable standards 
for accessibility to persons with disabilities pursuant to section 
504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794), 
and any implementing regulations of the Department. The contractor 
shall be responsible for ascertaining the specific accessibility 
needs (e.g., sign language interpreters) for each meeting, 
conference, or seminar in light of the known or anticipated 
attendees.

(End of clause)


2452.226-70  [Removed]

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57. Remove section 2452.226-70.


0
58. Revise section 2452.232-70 to read as follows:


2452.232-70  Payment Schedule and Invoice Submission (Fixed-Price).

    As prescribed in 2432.908(c)(1), insert a clause substantially the 
same as the following in all fixed-price solicitations and contracts:

PAYMENT SCHEDULE AND INVOICE SUBMISSION (FIXED-PRICE) (FEB 2006)

    (a) Payment Schedule. Payment of the contract price (see Section 
B of the contract) will be made upon completion and acceptance of 
all work unless a partial payment schedule is included below 
[Contracting Officer insert schedule information]:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     Applicable
 Partial payment      contract        Delivery date      Payment amount
       No.           deliverable
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1. [ ]            ................  .................  .................
2. [ ]            ................  .................  .................
3. [ ]            ................  .................  .................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (Continue as necessary)
    (b) Submission of Invoices.
    (1) Invoices shall be submitted as follows: original to the 
payment office identified on the award document (e.g., in Block 12 
on the SF-26 or Block 25 on the SF-33, or elsewhere in the contract) 
with a copy to the Government Technical Representative (GTR) [if the 
Contracting Officer determines that one copy must be submitted to 
the contracting office, add, ``and a copy to the Contracting 
Officer']. To constitute a proper invoice, the invoice must include 
all items required by FAR clause 52.232-25, Prompt Payment.
    (2) To assist the government in making timely payments, the 
contractor is also requested to include on each invoice the 
appropriation number shown on the contract award document (e.g., in 
Block 14 on the SF-26 or Block 21 on the SF-33). The contractor is 
also requestedto clearly indicate on the mailing envelope that an 
invoice is enclosed.
    (c) Contractor Remittance Information. The contractor shall 
provide the payment office with all information required by other 
payment clauses or other supplemental information (e.g., contracts 
for commercial services) contained in this contract.

(End of clause)


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59. Revise section 2452.232-71 to read as follows:


2452.232-71  Voucher Submission (Cost-Reimbursement).

    As prescribed in 2432.908(c)(2), insert a clause substantially the 
same as the following in all cost-reimbursement solicitations and 
contracts:

VOUCHER SUBMISSION (COST-REIMBURSEMENT) (FEB 2006)

    (a)(1) The contractor shall submit, ------[Contracting Officer 
insert billing period], an original and two copies of each voucher. 
In addition to the items required by the clause at FAR 52.232-25, 
Prompt Payment, the voucher shall show the elements of cost for the 
billing period and the cumulative costs to date. All vouchers shall 
be distributed as follows, except for the final voucher, which shall 
be submitted in all copies to the Contracting Officer: original to 
the payment office, and one copy each to the Government Technical 
Representative (GTR) and the Contracting Officer identified in the 
contract.
    (2) To assist the government in making timely payments, the 
contractor is requested to include on each voucher the applicable 
appropriation number(s) shown on the award or subsequent 
modification document (e.g., Block 14 of the SF-26 or Block 21 of 
the SF-33). The contractor is also requested to clearly indicate on 
the mailing envelope that a payment voucher is enclosed.
    (b) Contractor Remittance Information. The contractor shall 
provide the payment office with all information required by other 
payment clauses contained in this contract.

(End of clause)


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60. Revise section 2452.233-70 to read as follows:


2452.233-70  Review of Contracting Officer Protest Decisions.

    As prescribed in 2433.106, insert the following provision:

REVIEW OF CONTRACTING OFFICER PROTEST DECISIONS (FEB 2006)

    (a) In accordance with FAR 33.103 and HUDAR 2433.103, a 
protester may request an appeal of the Contracting Officer's 
decision concerning a protest initially made by the protester to the 
Contracting Officer. The protestor must submit a written request for 
an appeal to [insert name of HCA and address] not later than 10 days 
after the protestor's receipt of the Contracting Officer's decision 
(see FAR 33.101 for the definition of ``days'').
    (b) The HCA shall make an independent review of the Contracting 
Officer's decision and provide the protester with the HCA's decision 
on the appeal.

(End of provision)

    61. Revise section 2452.237-70 to read as follows:


2452.237-70  Key Personnel.

    As prescribed in 2437.110(a), insert the following clause in 
solicitations and contracts when it is necessary for contract 
performance to identify the contractor's key personnel:

KEY PERSONNEL (FEB 2006)

    (a) Definition. ``Personnel'' means employees of the contractor, 
or any subcontractor(s), affiliates, joint venture partners, or team 
members, and consultants engaged by any of those entities.
    (b) The personnel specified below are considered to be essential 
to the work being performed under this contract. Prior to diverting 
any of the specified individuals to other projects, the contractor 
shall notify the Contracting Officer reasonably in advance and shall 
submit justification (including proposed substitutions) in 
sufficient detail to permit evaluation of the impact on the program. 
No diversion shall be made by the contractor without the written 
consent of the Contracting Officer. Key personnel shall perform as 
follows: [List Key Personnel and/or positions, and tasks, percentage 
of effort, number of hours, etc., for which they are responsible, as 
applicable.]

(End of clause)

2452.237-71  [Redesignated as 2452.208-71]

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62. Redesignate section 2452.237-71 as 2452.208-71.


[[Page 2441]]



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63. Revise section 2452.237-73 to read as follows:


2452.237-73  Conduct of Work and Technical Guidance.

    As prescribed in 2437.110(d), insert the following clause in all 
contracts for services:

CONDUCT OF WORK AND TECHNICAL GUIDANCE (FEB 2006)

    (a) The Government Technical Representative (GTR) for liaison 
with the contractor as to the conduct of work is [to be inserted at 
time of award] or a successor designated by the Contracting Officer. 
The Contracting Officer will notify the contractor in writing of any 
change to the current GTR's status or the designation of a successor 
GTR.
    (b) The GTR will provide guidance to the contractor on the 
technical performance of the contract. Such guidance shall not be of 
a nature which:
    (1) Causes the contractor to perform work outside the statement 
of work or specifications of the contract;
    (2) Constitutes a change as defined in FAR 52.243-1;
    (3) Causes an increase or decrease in the cost of the contract;
    (4) Alters the period of performance or delivery dates; or
    (5) Changes any of the other express terms or conditions of the 
contract.
    (c) The GTR will issue technical guidance in writing or, if 
issued orally, he/she will confirm such direction in writing within 
five calendar days after oral issuance. The GTR may issue such 
guidance via telephone, facsimile (fax), or electronic mail.
    (d) Certain of the GTR's duties and responsibilities may be 
delegated to one or more Government Technical Monitors (GTMs) (see 
HUDAR subpart 2402.1). The Contracting Officer will notify the 
contractor in writing of the appointment of any GTMs.
    (e) Other specific limitations [to be inserted by Contracting 
Officer]:
    (f) The contractor shall promptly notify the Contracting Officer 
whenever the contractor believes that guidance provided by any 
government personnel, whether or not specifically provided pursuant 
to this clause, is of a nature described in paragraph (b) above.

(End of clause)


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64. In section 2452.237-77, revise the undesignated introductory 
paragraph and undesignated introductory heading to read as follows, and 
remove paragraph (d):


2452.237-77  Observance of Legal Holidays and Closure of HUD 
Facilities.

    As prescribed in 2437.110(e), insert the following clause:

OBSERVANCE OF LEGAL HOLIDAYS AND CLOSURE OF HUD FACILITIES (FEB 2006)

* * * * *


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65. In section 2452.239-71, revise the undesignated introductory 
paragraph, the undesignated introductory heading, and paragraph (d) to 
read as follows:


2452.239-71  Information Technology Virus Security.

    As prescribed in 2439.107(b), insert the following clause:

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY VIRUS SECURITY (FEB 2006)

* * * * *
    (d) This clause shall not limit the rights of the government 
under any other clause of this contract.

(End of clause)


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66. Revise section 2452.242-71 to read as follows:


2452.242-71  Contract Management System.

    As prescribed in 2442.1107, insert the following clause:

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (FEB 2006)

    (a) The contractor shall use contract management baseline 
planning and progress reporting as described herein.
    (b) The contract management system shall consist of two parts:
    (1) Baseline plan. The baseline plan shall consist of:
    (i) A narrative portion that:
    (A) Identifies each task and significant activity required for 
completing the contract work, critical path activities, task 
dependencies, task milestones, and related deliverables;
    (B) Describes the contract schedule, including the period of 
time needed to accomplish each task and activity (see paragraph 
(ii)(B) of this section below);
    (C) Describes staff (e.g., hours per individual), financial, and 
other resources allocated to each task and significant activity; 
and,
    (D) Provides the rationale for contract work organization and 
resource allocation.
    (ii) A graphic portion showing:
    (A) Cumulative planned or budgeted costs of work scheduled for 
each reporting period over the life of the contract (i.e., the 
budgeted baseline); and
    (B) The planned start and completion dates of all planned and 
budgeted tasks and activities.
    (2) Progress reports. Progress reports shall consist of:
    (i) A narrative portion that:
    (A) Provides a brief, concise summary of technical progress made 
and the costs incurred for each task during the reporting period; 
and
    (B) Identifies problems, or potential problems, that will affect 
the contract's cost or schedule, the causes of the problems, and the 
contractor's proposed corrective actions.
    (ii) A graphic portion showing:
    (A) The original time-phased, budgeted baseline.
    (B) The schedule status and degree of completion of the tasks, 
activities, and deliverables shown in the baseline plan for the 
reporting period, including actual start and completion dates for 
all tasks and activities in the baseline plan; and
    (C) The costs incurred during the reporting period, the current 
total amount of costs incurred through the end date of the reporting 
period for budgeted work, and the projected costs required to 
complete the work under the contract.
    (3) Reporting frequency. The reports described in (b)(2) shall 
be submitted [insert period, e.g., monthly, quarterly, or schedule 
based on when payments will be made under the contract].
    (c) The formats, forms, and/or software to be used for the 
contract management system under this contract shall be [Contracting 
Officer insert appropriate language ``as prescribed in the 
schedule;'' ``a format, forms and/or software designated by the 
GTR;'' or, ``the contractor's own format, forms and/or software, 
subject to the approval of the GTR.''].
    (d) When this clause applies to individual task orders under the 
contract, the word ``contract'' shall mean ``task order.''

(End of clause)

    Alternate I (FEB 2006). As prescribed in 2442.1107, replace 
paragraph (b) with the following:
    (b) The contract management system shall consist of two parts:
    (1) Baseline plan. The baseline plan shall consist of:
    (i) A narrative portion that:
    (A) Identifies each task and significant activity required for 
completing the contract work, critical path activities, task 
dependencies, task milestones, and related deliverables;
    (B) Describes the contract work schedule, including the period 
of time needed to accomplish each task and activity (see paragraph 
(ii) of this section below);
    (C) Describes key personnel allocated to each task and 
significant activity; and,
    (D) Provides the rationale for contract work organization.
    (ii) A graphic portion showing the planned start and completion 
dates of all planned tasks and activities.
    (2) Progress reports. Progress reports shall consist of:
    (i) A narrative portion that:
    (A) Provides a brief, concise summary of technical progress made 
for each task during the reporting period; and
    (B) Identifies problems, or potential problems, that will affect 
the contract's cost or schedule, their causes, and the contractor's 
proposed corrective actions.
    (ii) A graphic portion showing the schedule status and degree of 
completion of the tasks, activities, and deliverables shown in the 
baseline plan for the reporting period, including actual start and 
completion dates for all tasks and activities in the baseline plan.
    (3) Reporting frequency. The reports described in (b)(2) shall 
be submitted [insert period, e.g., monthly, quarterly, or schedule].

(End of clause)


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67. Revise section 2452.246-70 to read as follows:


2452.246-70  Inspection and acceptance.

    As prescribed in 2446.502-70, insert the following clause in all 
solicitations and contracts:

[[Page 2442]]

INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE (FEB 2006)

    Inspection and acceptance of all work required under this 
contract shall be performed by the Government Technical 
Representative (GTR) or other individual as designated by the 
Contracting Officer or the GTR.

(End of clause)

    Dated: December 21, 2005.
Joseph A. Neurauter,
Chief Procurement Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-301 Filed 1-12-06; 8:45 am]
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