[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 128 (Wednesday, July 5, 2006)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 38237-38238]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-5963]



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Part III





Department of Defense

General Services Administration

National Aeronautics and Space Administration





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48 CFR Chapter 1, Parts 2, 27, 24, et. al.



Federal Acquisition Regulations; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-11; 
FAR Case 2004-019, Earned Value Management System (EVMS); FAR Case 
2005-038, Emergency Acquisitions; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-11; 
Small Entity Compliance Guide; Final Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Chapter 1

[Docket FAR--2006-0023]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 
2005-11; Introduction

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

ACTION: Summary presentation of final and interim rules.

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SUMMARY: This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and 
the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council in this Federal Acquisition 
Circular (FAC) 2005-11. 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.acquisition.gov/far.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
the analyst whose name appears in the table below in relation to each 
FAR case or subject area. Please cite FAC 2005-11 and specific FAR case 
number(s). Interested parties may also visit our Web site at http://www.acquisition.gov/far. For information pertaining to status or 
publication schedules, contact the FAR Secretariat at (202) 501-4755.

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    Item                      Subject                        FAR case             Analyst
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             Earned Value Management System (EVMS)....  2004-019            Parnell.
II.........  Emergency Acquisitions...................  2005-038            Sochon.
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summaries for each FAR rule follow. For the 
actual revisions and/or amendments to these FAR cases, refer to the 
specific item number and subject set forth in the documents following 
these item summaries.
    FAC 2005-11 amends the FAR as specified below:

Item I--Earned Value Management System (EVMS) (FAR Case 2004-019)

    This final rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to 
implement Earned Value Management System (EVMS) policy in accordance 
with OMB Circular A-11, Part 7 and the supplement to Part 7, the 
Capital Planning Guide. The FAR will require the use of an EVM System 
that complies with the guidelines of ANSI/EIA Standard - 748, in major 
acquisitions for development, and in other acquisitions in accordance 
with agency procedures. An agency shall conduct an Integrated Baseline 
Review (IBR) when EVMS is required. Offerors shall not be eliminated 
from consideration for contract award because they do not have an EVMS 
that is compliant with the ANSI/EIA standards, provided they submit an 
EVMS implementation plan with their proposal.

Item II--Emergency Acquisitions (FAR Case 2005-038)

    This interim rule revises FAR Part 18 to provide a single reference 
to acquisition flexibilities that may be used during emergency 
situations. This change is expected to improve the Government's ability 
to expedite acquisition of supplies and services during emergency 
situations. The FAR Part 18 makes no change to existing contracting 
policy.

    Dated: June 28, 2006.
Ralph De Stefano,
Director, Contract Policy Division.

Federal Acquisition Circular

    Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-11 is issued under the 
authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General 
Services, and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration.
    Unless otherwise specified, all Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) and other directive material contained in FAC 2005-11 is 
effective July 5, 2006.

    Dated: June 26, 2006.
Shay D. Assad,
Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy.

    Dated: June 27, 2006.
Roger D. Waldron,
Acting Senior Procurement Executive, General Services Administration.

    Dated: June 27, 2006.
Tom Luedtke,
Assistant Administrator for Procurement, National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration.
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