[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 15, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 7910-7911]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-2185]



48 CFR Chapter 5

[GSAR ANPR 2006-N01]
RIN 3090-00XX

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; GSAR 
Revision Initiative

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking with request for 


SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is requesting 
comments from both Government and industry on areas in which the 
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) can be 
revised to improve clarity and simplify procedures.

DATES: Interested parties should submit comments in writing on or 
before April 17, 2006 to be considered in the formulation of a proposed 

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments identified by GSAR ANPR2006-N01, by 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Agency Web Site: http://www.acqnet.gov/GSAM/gsamproposed.html. Click on the GSAR case number to submit comments.
     E-mail: [email protected]. Include GSAR ANPR 2006-
N01 in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: 202-501-4067.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, ATTN: Laurieann 
Duarte, Washington, DC 20405. Instructions: Please submit comments only 
and cite GSAR ANPR 2006-N01 in all correspondence related to this case. 
All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.acqnet.gov/GSAM/gsamcomments.html, including any personal and/or 
business confidential information provided.

Building, Washington, DC, 20405, at (202) 501-4755 for information 
pertaining to status or publication schedules. For clarification of 
content, contact Mrs. Althea Kireilis at 202-208-4724. Please cite GSAR 
ANPR 2006-N01 notice on GSAR Revision Initiative.



    GSA is beginning the review and update of the General Services 
Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR). The GSAR is the 
regulatory part of the General Services Administration Acquisition 
Manual (GSAM). The GSAM contains both regulatory and non-regulatory 
acquisition guidance. The GSAR contains GSA's agency acquisition 
policies and practices, contract clauses, solicitation provisions, and 
forms that control the relationship between GSA and contractors and 
prospective contractors. The GSAM can be found online at 
www.acqnet.gov/GSAM/gsam.html. The regulatory parts making up the GSAR 
are the shaded parts of the document at this site. In this ANPR, GSA is 
seeking comments on the regulatory, or shaded parts, only.
    Revisions to the GSAR are necessary to maintain consistency with 
the FAR, and to implement streamlined and innovative acquisition 
procedures that contractors, offerors and GSA contracting personnel can 
utilize when entering into and administering contractual relationships.
    In this effort, GSA is asking industry and other interested 
parties, including Government personnel, to submit suggestion on which 
parts of the GSAR--
    Should be clarified to provide consistency with the FAR;
     Should be eliminated because they duplicate the FAR or 
create inconsistencies within the GSAR;
     Have inappropriate references listed to indicate the basis 
for the regulation;
     Have become irrelevant because of changes in technology or 
business processes;

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     Place unnecessary administrative burdens on contractors 
and the Government;
     Can be streamlined or simplified;
     Need to be revised to provide new and/or augmented 
coverage; and
     Unnecessarily impose an adverse significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities.
    Interested parties are requested to provide a rationale for their 
recommendation and, if possible, suggested language or examples.
    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.

    Dated: February 10, 2006.
Roger D. Waldron,
Acting Senior Procurement Executive, General Services Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-2185 Filed 2-14-06; 8:45 am]