[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 101 (Thursday, May 28, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 25448-25449]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-12375]



48 CFR Part 513

[GSAR Amendment 2009-07; GSAR Case 2007-G502 (Change 35); Docket 2008-
0007; Sequence 6]
RIN 3090-AI67

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 
2007-G502, Rewrite of GSAM Part 513, Simplified Acquisition Procedures

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

ACTION: Final rule.


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SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the 
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) by 
revising and updating the agency's implementation of Federal 
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13, Simplified Acquisition 

DATES: Effective Date: May 28, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
Ms. Meredith Murphy, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 208-6925, or by 
email at [email protected]. For information pertaining to status 
or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 
Room 4041, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20405, (202) 501-4755. 
Please cite Amendment 2009-0007, GSAR case 2007-G502 (Change 35).


A. Background

    This is part of the GSAM Rewrite Project, initiated in 2006 to 
revise, update, and simplify the GSA Acquisition Manual (GSAM). An 
Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR), with a request for 
comments, was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 7910 on 
February 15, 2006. No public comments were received in response to GSAM 
Part 513. Prior to publication of the ANPR, internal comments were 
incorporated. The current GSAM Part 513 implements three of the FAR 
Part 13 subparts and the policy at GSAM 513.003. There are no clauses 
associated with GSAM Part 513, and no supplementary subparts. The 
proposed rule deleted the policy statement at GSAM 513.003 and certain 
GSA-specific forms that are redundant to standard or optional forms in 
the FAR, as well as the GSAM text associated with them.
    The GSA review team noted that the GSAM Part 513 material currently 
coded as regulatory, i.e., GSAR, does not, in fact, contain regulatory 
material. The GSAR 513.302-70, 513.303-3(a) and (b), and 513.307 are 
considered policy, and this material has been converted to GSAM from 
GSAR. This change is shown by lining out the current GSAR text. The 
effect is to remove all of the GSAM Part 513 GSAR material. However, 
this former GSAR material has been retained, with some modifications, 
in the GSAM, which is also available to the public on the GSAM web 
    A notice of proposed rulemaking was published in the Federal 
Register at 73 FR 44955 on August 1, 2008. The public comment period 
for the proposed rule closed September 30, 2008. No comments were 
received. Therefore, the proposed rule is being converted to a final 
rule without change.
    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 General Services Administration certifies that this final rule 
will not 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., because the changes are primarily editorial in 
nature. An Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis has, therefore, not 
been performed. No comments were received in response to the shift from 

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the changes to 
the GSAR do not impose recordkeeping or information collection 
requirements, or otherwise collect information from offerors, 
contractors, or members of the public that require approval of the 
Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, et seq.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 513

    Government procurement.

    Dated: May 14, 2009.
David A. Drabkin,
Acting Chief Acquisition Officer, Office of the Chief Acquisition 
Officer, General Services Administration.

Therefore, GSA amends 48 CFR part 513 as set forth below:

1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 513 is revised to read as 

    Authority:  40 U.S.C. 121(c).

PART 513 [Removed and Reserved]

2. Remove and reserve Part 513 consisting of Subpart 513.3 and sections 
513.302, 513.302-70, 513.303, 513.303-3, and 513.307.
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