[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 113 (Monday, June 15, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 28425-28426]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-13979]

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Part IV

Department of Defense

General Services Administration

National Aeronautics and Space Administration


48 CFR Chapter 1; Parts 32, et al.

Federal Acquisition Regulations; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-33; 
FAR Case 2008-036, Trade Agreements; Final Rules, Interim Rule, and 
Small Entity Compliance Guide

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48 CFR Chapter 1

[Docket FAR 2009-0001, Sequence 4]

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 
2005-33; Introduction

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

ACTION: Summary presentation of rules.


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) 2005-33. 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.regulations.gov.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The analyst whose name appears in the 
table below in relation to each FAR case. Please cite FAC 2005-33 and 
the specific FAR case numbers. For information pertaining to status or 
publication schedules, contact the FAR Secretariat at (202) 501-4755.

                                          List of Rules in FAC 2005-33
      Item                          Subject                             FAR case                 Analyst
I..............  Trade Agreements--Costa Rica, Oman, and Peru   2008-036                 Murphy.
II.............  Contractor's Request for Progress Payments...  2005-032                 Murphy.

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 2005-33 amends the FAR as specified below:

Item I--Trade Agreements--Costa Rica, Oman, and Peru (FAR Case 2008-
036) (Interim)

    This interim rule allows contracting officers to purchase the goods 
and services of Costa Rica, Oman, and Peru without application of the 
Buy American Act if the acquisition is subject to the applicable trade 
agreements. The free trade agreements with Costa Rica, Oman, and Peru 
join the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Australia, 
Bahrain, Chile, Morocco, and Singapore Free Trade Agreements, and the 
Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement 
(CAFTA-DR) with respect to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, 
Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, which are already in the FAR.
    The threshold for supplies and services is $67,826 for the CAFTA-DR 
and $194,000 for the Oman and Peru FTAs. The threshold for construction 
is $7,443,000 for the CAFTA-DR and the Peru FTA and $8,817,449 for the 
Oman FTA.

Item II--Contractor's Request for Progress Payments (FAR Case 2005-032)

    This final rule converts the proposed rule published at 73 FR 19035 
on April 8, 2008, to a final rule with one editorial change. This final 
rule incorporates improvements related to requests for progress 
payments and the Standard Form (SF) 1443, Contractor's Request for 
Progress Payments, used to request those progress payments.

    Dated: June 9, 2009.
Al Matera,
Director, Office of Acquisition Policy.

Federal Acquisition Circular

    Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-33 is issued under the 
authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General 
Services, and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space 
    Unless otherwise specified, all Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) and other directive material contained in FAC 2005-33 is 
effective June 15, 2009 except for Item II, which is effective July 15, 

    Dated: June 9, 2009.
Shay D. Assad,
Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy.

    Dated: June 5, 2009.
Rodney P. Lantier,
 Acting Senior Procurement Executive, Office of the Chief Acquisition 
Officer, U.S. General Services Administration.

    Dated: June 8, 2009.
William P. McNally,
Assistant Administrator for Procurement, National Aeronautics and Space 
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