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Vol. 79

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No. 241

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Part V





 Agency for International Development





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48 CFR Parts 701, 702, 703, et al.





 Incorporate Various Administrative Changes and Internal Policies in to 
the USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR); Final Rule

Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 241 / Tuesday, December 16, 2014 / 
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AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

48 CFR Parts 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, 707, 709, 711, 713, 714, 
715, 716, 717, 719, 722, 725, 726, 727, 728, 731, 732, 733, 736, 
742, 745, 747, 750 and 752

RIN 0412-AA76


Incorporate Various Administrative Changes and Internal Policies 
in to the USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR)

AGENCY: U.S. Agency for International Development.

ACTION: Direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is 
amending its Agency for International Development Acquisition 
Regulation (AIDAR) to maintain consistency with the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR), incorporate long-standing USAID internal policy into 
the regulation, remove obsolete material and make editorial amendments 
to better clarify the regulation.

DATES: This rule is effective March 16, 2015 without further action, 
unless adverse comments are received by January 15, 2015. If adverse 
comments are received, USAID will publish a timely withdrawal of those 
portion(s) of the rule in the Federal Register. Submit comments on or 
before January 15, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Marcelle J. 
Wijesinghe, Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition and 
Assistance, Policy Division (M/OAA/P), Room 867, SA-44, Washington, DC 
20523-2052. Submit comments, identified by title of the action and 
Regulatory Information Number (RIN) by any of the following methods: 
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments. Email: Submit electronic comments 
to both [email protected] and [email protected]. See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION for file formats and other information about electronic 
filing.
    Mail: USAID, Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition & 
Assistance, Policy Division, Room 867, SA-44, Washington, DC 20523-
2052.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lyudmila Bond, Telephone: 202-567-4753 
or Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Instructions

    All comments must be in writing and submitted through one of the 
methods specified in the Addresses section above. All submissions must 
include the title of the action and RIN for this rulemaking. Please 
include your name, title, organization, postal address, telephone 
number, and email address in the text of the message.
    Comments submitted by email must be included in the text of the 
email or attached as a PDF file. Please avoid using special characters 
and any form of encryption. Please note, however, that because security 
screening precautions have slowed the delivery and dependability of 
surface mail to USAID/Washington, USAID recommends sending all comments 
to the Federal eRulemaking Portal.
    All comments will be made available for public review without 
change, including any personal information provided, from three 
workdays after receipt to finalization of action at http://www.regulations.gov. Do not submit information that you consider to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or any information that is 
otherwise protected from disclosure by statute.
    USAID is publishing this revision as a direct final rule as the 
Agency views this as a conforming and administrative amendment and does 
not anticipate any adverse comments. This rule will be effective on the 
date specified in the Dates section above without further notice unless 
adverse comment(s) are received by the date specified in the Dates 
section above.
    USAID will only address comments that explain why the rule would be 
inappropriate, ineffective or unacceptable without a change. Comments 
that are insubstantial or outside the scope of the rule will not be 
considered.
    If adverse comments are received on the direct final rule, USAID 
will publish a timely partial withdrawal in the Federal Register 
informing the public what sections of the rule will not take effect. 
Any portions of the final rule for which no adverse or critical comment 
is received will become final after the designated period.
    Additionally, USAID is publishing a separate document in the 
``Proposed Rules'' section of this Federal Register that will serve as 
the proposal to approve these AIDAR revisions if adverse comments are 
received. USAID will address all public comments in a subsequent final 
rule based on the proposed rule. USAID will not institute a second 
comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting 
must do so at this time.

B. Background

    This final rule is part of the AIDAR rewrite initiative, in which 
all parts of the regulation are being reviewed and updated to: Align 
with the new statutes and legislation, include previously implemented 
policy, update titles and acronyms and delete outdated information and 
obsolete forms. This rule incorporates updates to the entire AIDAR.
    The following changes are implemented by this final rule:
     Parenthetical reference (48 CFR) is added to (48 CFR) FAR 
and (48 CFR) AIDAR citations.
     The term ``cognizant technical officer(s)'' and acronym 
``CTO(s)'' are replaced with ``contracting officer's 
representative(s)'' and ``COR(s)'' throughout AIDAR to align with the 
FAR definitions under FAR 2.101(b).
     The following nomenclature changes include office name and 
acronym changes throughout (48 CFR) AIDAR, reflecting Agency 
reorganizations over the recent years:
    a. ``Office of Administrative Services'' is renamed to ``The Bureau 
for Management, Office of Management Services (M/MS)'';
    b. ``Director, Office of Acquisition and Assistance (M/OAA 
Director)'' is replaced with ``Director, Bureau for Management, Office 
of Acquisition and Assistance (M/OAA Director);
    c. ``Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Policy Division (M/OAA/
POL)'' or ``Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Policy Division (M/
OAA/P)'' is replaced with ``Bureau for Management, Office of 
Acquisition and Assistance, Policy Division (M/OAA/P);
    d. ``Director, the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance'' is 
renamed to ``Director, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian 
Assistance, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (DCHA/OFDA)'';
    e. Director, Center for Human Capacity Development (G/HCD) is 
renamed to ``Director, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and 
Environment, Office of Education (E3/ED)'';
    f. The acronym ``SDB'' for the Office of Small and Disadvantaged 
Business Utilization is replaced with ``OSDBU'';
    g. ``Overhead and Special Cost and Contract Close-Out Branch, 
Office of Acquisition and Assistance'' is renamed to ``Bureau for 
Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Cost Audit Support 
Division, Overhead and Special Cost and Contract Close-Out Branch (M/
OAA/CAS/OCC)'';
    h. ``Financial Management Office, Cash Management and Payment 
Division'' and its acronym ``FM/CMP'' are replaced with ``Bureau for 
Management, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Cash Management

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and Payment Division'' and ``M/CFO/CMP'' ;
    i. ``Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Evaluation Division (M/
OAA/E)'' is renamed to ``Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition 
and Assistance, Evaluation Division (M/OAA/E)'';
    j. ``Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Transportation Division 
(M/OAA/T)'' is renamed to ``Bureau for Management, Office of 
Acquisition and Assistance, Transportation Division (M/OAA/T);
    k. The Acronym ``M/OP director'' is replaced with ``M/OAA 
Director'';
     The following sections are revised to correct reference to 
their legal citation or a FAR/AIDAR subpart: 701.601, 703.104-10.1, 
706.302-70(a)(1), 706.302-70(c)(4), 714.406-3, 714.406-4, 715.370-
1(d)(4), 722.805-70(a) and (b), 747.507, 750.7109-2, 750.7109-
3,752.242-70 and 752.245-71;
     The following sections are redesignated to maintain 
consistency with the FAR: 701.105, 703.104-5, 703.104-10.1, 713.101, 
714.406-3, 714.406-4, 717.700, 733.270-1, 745.106.
     Numerous errors and omissions have been identified in 
chapter 7 as published and are corrected in this rule, specifically in 
sections 701.601, 704.7004-2, 715.370-2, 715.602, 719-271-3, 733.103-
73, 752.7003;
     Several sections are revised for clarity: 701.470, 
701.602-1, 706.302-70, 715.305, 752.219-8;
     Specific references to sections within ADS chapters are 
replaced with ADS chapter numbers to avoid a future need to revise the 
AIDAR when these ADS chapters are updated;
     Office of Management and Budget approval of the 
information collections in the AIDAR, under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
is published in 701.106. The information requested by USAID, as listed 
in this section, is necessary to allow USAID to prudently administer 
public funds.
     Section 701.601(c)(3) is revised to include an increase in 
the contracting authority delegated to Mission Directors to sign 
personal services contracts in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 and 
other contracts up to the simplified acquisition threshold, as defined 
in (48 CFR) FAR 2.101. This policy, first announced by an Agency 
General Policy Notice in 2005 and later implemented on an interim basis 
through the Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directive (AAPD) 11-02, 
is now incorporated into this rule without changes;
     For ease of use, all section numbers of the definitions in 
part 702 are deleted and the definitions are republished in 
alphabetical order. The following definitions are updated: Automated 
Directives System (ADS), contracting activity, head of agency, head of 
contracting activity, Third Country National (TCN). The definition of 
procuring activity was moved from 706.003 to 702.170;
     The USAID Consultant Registry Information System (ACRIS) 
was superseded by the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), pursuant 
to FAC 2001-16, October 1, 2003. Multiple references to the former 
system are being removed;
     Statutory authorities specific to USAID for contracting 
with disadvantaged enterprises, as contained in numerous appropriation 
acts between 1984 and 1995, have expired; and the provisions for use of 
these authorities in sections 705.202, 705.207, 706.302-5, 706.302-71, 
719.272, 752.226-1, 752.226-2, 752.226-3 and subpart 726.70 are being 
removed and reserved upon the expiration of the contracts funded by 
said authorities;
     Section 706.303-1 is removed pursuant to the removal of 
its counterpart (48 CFR) FAR 6.303-1 requirement by FAC 2001-27, 
December 28, 2004.
     Section 706.501 is revised to reflect changes in the 
designation of the competition advocate resulting from the Agency's 
reorganization over the recent years.
     Information on USAID Automated Directive System Chapter 
300, which covers Agency policies, required procedures, and internal 
guidance on planning of USAID direct acquisition awards is added to 
subpart 707.1;
     The authorities to suspend or debar a contractor, 
previously delegated to the Agency Procurement Executive have been re-
delegated to the Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for 
Management.
     Outdated reference to NIH Contractor Performance System in 
sections 715.305 and 742.1502 is removed.
     Subpart 715.6 on unsolicited proposals is revised for 
clarity and conformity with the requirements in the FAR 15.406. The 
Agency point of contact information was also updated.
     With the addition of a new FAR subpart, 17.7 (77 FR 69722, 
Nov. 20, 2012), section 717.700 is redesignated.
     Section 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns 
is provided with the necessary prescriptive language in the appropriate 
sections of the AIDAR and revised for clarity;
     Revisions to part 725, AIDAR clause at 752.225-70 and 
removal of clause at 752.225-71 reflect changes in 22 CFR part 228, 
Rules for Procurement of Commodities and Services Financed by USAID 
dated January 10, 2012;
     The payment clause at 752.232-7, prescribed in paragraph 
(b) of 732.111, was removed by AIDAC 2007-02, but its prescription in 
subpart 732.1 was inadvertently overlooked and is now removed;
     Subpart 732.4 is revised to reflect procedural changes due 
to the transfer of the LOC process to DHHS;
     Designation of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals 
(CBCA) to hear and determine appeals under USAID contracts in part 733, 
Protests, Disputes and Appeals was mandated by section 847 of the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006, Pub. L. 109-
163. Subpart 733.27 is revised to reflect this change;
     The term ``strategic objective agreement'' wherever found 
is replaced by ``Development Objective Agreement (DOAG)'', pursuant to 
its revision in the Automated Directives System Chapter 200;
     Subpart 752.1 is added to allow contracting officers to 
incorporate (48 CFR) FAR and (48 CFR) AIDAR provisions and clauses by 
reference;
     The following Agency-specific clauses are re-organized to 
follow the clause format used throughout chapter 7 (clause #, title, 
prescription, clause title and date, clause text):
    a. 752.204-2 Security Requirements;
    b. 752.228-3 Worker's Compensation Insurance (Defense Base Act);
    c. 752.228-7 Insurance--liability to Third Persons;
    d. 752.228-9 Cargo Insurance;
    e. 752.245-70 Government Property--USAID Reporting Requirements.
     New contract clause entitled ``Access to USAID Facilities 
and USAID's Information Systems'', previously called ``Personal 
Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel'' was implemented on an 
interim basis through ADS 302 Mandatory Reference, Special Provisions 
for Acquisition and is hereby formally implemented in the AIDAR without 
revision at 752.204-72. The clause supplements the FAR clause 52.204-
9(a) and is mandatory for awards requiring contractor's routine 
physical access to USAID-controlled facilities or logical access to 
USAID's information systems. The clause describes policies and 
procedures for obtaining such access. The Agency believes that the 
transfer of the policy from the internal Agency policy into the AIDAR 
will have no impact on contractors;
     Contract clause 752.216-70, Award fee, is revised to 
remove reference to the disputes clause to conform to the

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revision of (48 CFR) FAR 16.405-2(a), with respect to award fee 
determinations, as specified by FAC 97-15, December 27, 1999;
     Following the requirements in 731.205-71, contract clause 
752.231-71 is revised to require contractors to include the substance 
of this clause in subcontracts that may entail salary supplement 
payments to host government employees;
     New contract clauses entitled ``Patent Reporting 
Procedures'' and ``Standards for Accessibility for the Disabled in 
USAID Construction Contracts'' were implemented on an interim basis 
through the Agency's Contract Information Bulletin (CIB) 99-19, Patent 
Rights and Reporting and ADS 302 Mandatory Reference, Special 
Provisions for Acquisition. The ``Patent Reporting Procedures'' clause 
supplements the FAR clause at 52.227-11, Patent Rights--Ownership by 
the Contractor, and requires contractors to report all inventions to 
the National Institutes of Health (NIH) EDISON Patent Reporting and 
Tracking system. The clause entitled ``Standards for Accessibility for 
the Disabled in USAID Construction Contracts'' is required for all 
USAID-funded contracts for construction or renovation and mandates that 
any new or renovation construction project funded by USAID provide 
access to people with disabilities. Both clauses are hereby formally 
implemented in the AIDAR with minor editorial revisions at 752.227-70 
and 752.236-70 respectively. The Agency believes that the transfer of 
the clauses from the internal agency policy into the AIDAR will have no 
impact on contractors;
     Contract clauses 752.247-70, 752.7002, and 752.7015 are 
revised to conform to section 5164 of the Omnibus Trade and 
Competitiveness Act of 1988 (15 U.S.C. 205), E.O. 12770, and ADS 
chapter 323, which implement the congressional designation of the 
metric system of measurement as the preferred system of weights and 
measures for United States trade and commerce;
     Pursuant to the revision of (48 CFR) FAR clause 52.047-64 
(FAC 2001-13, dated March 18, 2003) Alternate 1 to the AIDAR clause 
752.247-70 has been rendered redundant and is therefore removed;
     The contract clause 752.7005 is retitled ``Submission 
Requirements to the Development Clearinghouse'' and revised to bring it 
into conformity with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974 and 
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. With the launch of the 
updated DEC Web site, contractors are directed to obtain detailed 
submission instructions from the Web site;
     Revisions to the AIDAR sections 731.205-46 and 752.7032 
have been implemented on an interim basis through the Acquisition and 
Assistance Policy Directive (AAPD) 14-01 in April 2014 and are now 
incorporated into the AIDAR. The changes will allow contracting 
officers to delegate to the contracting officer's representative (COR) 
international travel approvals for all travel directly and identifiably 
funded by USAID under the contract;
     New contract clause entitled ``USAID Disability Policy'' 
was implemented on an interim basis through Acquisition and Assistance 
Policy Directive (AAPD) 04-17 and later incorporated into Agency policy 
at ADS 302 Mandatory Reference, Special Provisions for Acquisition. The 
clause requires that the contractors do not discriminate against people 
with disabilities and is hereby formally implemented in the AIDAR 
without revisions at 752.222-70. The Agency believes that the transfer 
of the clause from the internal policy into the AIDAR will have no 
impact on contractors.

C. Regulatory Planning and Review

    This rule has been determined to be ``nonsignificant'' under the 
Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 
30, 1993 and, therefore, is not subject to review. This rule is not a 
major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

D. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The U.S. Agency for International Development 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 revisions of this 
rule will not impose any costs on either small or large businesses; 
therefore, an Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis has not been 
performed.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Chapter 7, Parts 701, 702, 703, 704, 
705, 706, 707, 709, 711, 713, 714, 715, 716, 717, 719, 722, 725, 
726, 727, 728, 731, 732, 733, 736, 742, 745, 747, 750 and 752

    Government procurement.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, USAID amends 48 CFR 
chapter 7 as set forth below:
    Parts 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, 707, 709, 711, 713, 714, 715, 
716, 717, 719, 722, 725, 726, 727, 728, 731, 732, 733, 736, 742, 745, 
747, 750 and 752

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR chapter 7 parts 701, 702, 703, 
704, 705, 706, 707, 709, 711, 713, 714, 715, 716, 717, 719, 722, 725, 
726, 727, 728, 731, 732, 733, 736, 742, 745, 747, 750 and 752 continues 
to read as follows:

    Authority:  Sec. 621, Pub. L. 87-195, 75 Stat. 445, (22 U.S.C. 
2381) as amended; E.O. 12163, Sept. 29, 1979, 44 FR 56673; and 3 CFR 
1979 Comp., p. 435.

CHAPTER 7--[AMENDED]

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2. Amend (48 CFR) chapter 7 as follows:
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a. Remove the word ``FAR'' and add, in its place, the words ``(48 CFR) 
FAR'' each time it appears in the following sections:
    i. 701.704;
    ii. 704.7004-1;
    iii. 702.270-1;
    iv. 704.7004-3(a);
    v. 706.302-70(c)(2) and (3);
    vi. 709.503;
    vii. 711.002-70 (a);
    viii. 715.303-70(b)(3);
    ix. 715.370-1(d)(3);
    x. 715.370-2(d)(4);
    xi. 716.303(c);
    xii. 719.270(c)(2);
    xiii. 719.271-1;
    xiv. 719.273-3 (a), (b), and(c);
    xv. 722.103-4;
    xvi. 722.805-70(c)(1) and (3);
    xvii. 725.170;
    xviii. 725.403;
    xix. 728.105-1(a);
    xx. 728.307-2(c);
    xxi. 728.309(a);
    xxii. 728.313(a);
    xxiii. 731.773;
    xxiv. 733.101(a) and (b);
    xxv. 733.103-70;
    xxvi. 733.103-71(b);
    xxvii. 733.103-72(b);
    xxviii. 736.602-3(b)(9);
    xxix. 736.602-5;
    xxx. 750.7102;
    xxxi. 752.202-1;
    xxxii. 752.204-70(c);
    xxxiii. 752.204-71(h) and 752.204-71 Alt I (h)(1);
    xxxiv. 752.216-71(i) and 752.216-71 Alt 1 (i)(1);
    xxxv. 752.229-70;
    xxxvi. 752.242-70(a);
    xxxvii. 752.245-70;
    xxxviii. 752.7000; and
    xxxix. 752.7018
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b. Remove the word ``AIDAR'' and add, in its place, the words ``(48 
CFR) AIDAR'' each time it appears in the following sections:
    i. 704.7004-1(c);
    ii. 706.302-70(b)(4) and (c)(3);
    iii. 709.503;
    iv. 715.370-1(a);
    v. 719.271-6(a)(3);
    vi. 719.273-11(a) and (b);
    vii. 728.307-2(c);
    viii. 728.309(a);

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    ix. 728.313(a);
    x. 731.205-6(b) and (m);
    xi. 731.371(b)(1) and (3);
    xii. 731.372;
    xiii. 731.373;
    xiv. 731.772;
    xv. 731.774;
    xvi. 742.1502(b);
    xvii. 747.507;
    xviii. 752.200;
    xix. 752.204-70(a) and (b)(2);
    xx. 752.219-71 introductory text;
    xxi. 752.228-3(b); and
    xxii. 752.7000.
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c. Remove the words ``Cognizant technical officer'' and add, in their 
place, the words ``contracting officer's representative'' each time 
they appear in the following sections:
    i. 719.271-5;
    ii. 722.805-70(f);
    iii. 742.1170-1;
    iv. 742.1170-3(b) and (c);
    v. 742.1170-4(b);
    vi. 752.7003(a); and
    vii. 752.7035.
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d. Remove the words ``Cognizant technical officers'' and add, in their 
place, the words ``Contracting officer's representatives'' each time 
they appear in the following sections:
    i. 719.270(c)(1);
    ii. 719.271-4; and
    iii. 719.271-5 section heading.
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e. Remove the words ``Contracting Officer'' and add, in their place, 
the words ``contracting officer'' each time they appear in the 
following sections:
    i. 701.707;
    ii. 715.303-70(b)(3);
    iii. 719.273-11(a) and (b);
    iv. 722.805-70(c)(1);
    v. 731.205-71(c);
    vi. 733.103-71(a);
    vii. 733.103-72(b);
    viii. 733.103-73(c);
    ix. 736.602-2(c);
    x. 752.204-70(b)(2);
    xi. 752.209.71(a) and (b);
    xii. 752.216-70(b);
    xiii. 752.227-14(d)(2) and (3);
    xiv. 752.228-70(a) and (b);
    xv. 752.231-71(b);
    xvi. 752.245-71(c)(2);
    xvii. 752.7001;
    xviii. 752.7002;
    xix. 752.7003;
    xx. 752.7007(b);
    xxi. 752.7008(a) and (b);
    xxii. 752.7009(d);
    xxiii. 752.7011(c);
    xxiv. 752.7025;
    xxv. 752.7027(a)(1), (a)(2), and (f)(1)(iv);
    xxvi. 752.7031(a)(3), (c), and (e);
    xxvii. 752.7033 (b)(1) and (b)(2)(iii); and
    xxviii. 752.7035.
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f. Remove the word ``government'' and add, in its place, the word 
``Government'' each time it appears in the following sections:
    i. 701.106(b);
    ii. 706.302-70(b)(5);
    iii. 715.370-1(d)(2) and (3);
    iv. 719.273-4(b)(3);
    v. 727.404(g);
    vi. 733.103-71(c); and
    vii. 752.227-14(d)(3).

SUBCHAPTER A--GENERAL

PART 701--FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION SYSTEM

Subpart 701.1--Purpose, Authority, Issuance

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3. Redesignate 701.105 as 701.106 and amend newly redesignated 701.106 
by:
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a. Revising paragraph (a); and
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b. Removing the last sentence of paragraph (c).
    The revisions read as follows:


701.106  OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

    (a) The following information collection and record keeping 
requirements established by USAID have been approved by OMB and 
assigned an OMB control number as specified below:

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                                                             OMB control
                   (48 CFR) AIDAR segment                        No.
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752.219-8..................................................    0412-0520
752.245-70.................................................    0412-0520
752.245-71(c)(2)...........................................    0412-0520
752.247-70(c)..............................................    0412-0520
752.7001...................................................    0412-0520
752.7002(j)................................................    0412-0520
752.7003...................................................    0412-0520
752.7004...................................................    0412-0520
752.7032...................................................    0412-0520
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Subpart 701.3--U.S. Agency for International Development 
Acquisition Regulation


701.301  [Amended]

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4. Amend 701.301 by:
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a. In the introductory sentence of paragraph (a), removing the words 
``Director, Office of Acquisition and Assistance (``M/OAA Director'')'' 
and adding, in their place, the words ``Director, Bureau for 
Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance (``M/OAA Director'');
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b. In paragraph (a)(4), removing the words ``General counsel'' and 
adding, in their place, the words ``Office of the General Counsel''; 
and
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c. In the second sentence of paragraph (b)(2), removing the words ``The 
Office of Administrative Services'' and adding, in their place, the 
words ``The Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services (M/
MS)''.

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5. Amend 701.303 by:
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a. In paragraph (b), removing the words ``FAR 1.1'' and add, in their 
place, the words ``FAR subpart 1.1''; and
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b. Revising paragraph (c).
    The revisions read as follows:


701.303  Publication and codification.

* * * * *
    (c) Only the M/OAA Director has the authority to issue internal 
Agency guidance applicable to all Agency contracts. The heads of the 
various Agency contracting activities (see Subparts 701.6 and 702.170) 
may issue operating instructions and procedures consistent with the 
FAR, AIDAR, and other Agency regulations, policies, and procedures for 
application within their organizations. One copy of each such issuance 
must be forwarded to the Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition 
and Assistance, Policy Division (M/OAA/P). Insofar as possible, such 
material must be numerically keyed to the AIDAR.

Subpart 701.4--Deviations from the FAR or AIDAR

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6. Revise 701.402 to read as follows:


701.402  Policy.

    It is USAID policy to approve deviations from the mandatory 
requirements of the FAR and AIDAR only if it is essential to effect 
necessary procurement actions and when special and exceptional 
circumstances make such deviation clearly in the best interest of the 
Government.

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7. Amend 701.470 by:
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a. In paragraph (a)(3), removing the words ``Office of General 
Counsel'' and adding, in their place, the words ``Office of the General 
Counsel''; and
0
b. Revising paragraphs (a)(2), (b)(2), (b)(3)(i), (d), and (f)(1).
    The revisions read as follows:


701.470  Procedures.

    (a) * * *
    (2) Requests for such deviations may be initiated by the 
responsible USAID contracting officer who must obtain clearance and 
approvals as may be required by the head of the contracting activity. 
Prior to submission of the deviation request to the head of the 
contracting activity for approval, the contracting officer must obtain 
written comments from the Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition 
and Assistance, Policy Division (M/OAA/P), hereinafter referred to as 
``M/OAA/P''. M/OAA/P will normally be allowed 10 working days prior to 
the submission of the deviation request to the head of the contracting 
activity to review the

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request and to submit comments. If the exigency of the situation 
requires more immediate action, the requesting office may arrange with 
M/OAA/P for a shorter review period. In addition to a copy of the 
deviation request, M/OAA/P must be furnished any background or 
historical data that will contribute to a more complete understanding 
of the deviation. The comments of M/OAA/P must be made a part of the 
deviation request file, which is forwarded to the head of the 
contracting activity.
* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (2) Class deviations from the FAR will be considered jointly by 
USAID and the Chairperson of the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council 
(C/CAAC) (FAR 1.404) unless, in the judgment of the head of the 
contracting activity, after due consideration of the objective of 
uniformity, circumstances preclude such consultation. The head of the 
contracting activity must certify on the face of the deviation the 
reason for not coordinating with the C/CAAC. In such cases, M/OAA/P 
will be responsible for notifying the C/CAAC of the class deviation.
    (3) * * *
    (i) The request must be processed in the same manner as paragraph 
(a) of this section, except that M/OAA/P will be allowed 15 working 
days, prior to the submission of the deviation request to the head of 
the contracting activity, to effect the necessary coordination with the 
C/CAAC and to submit comments. If the exigency of the situation 
requires more immediate action, the requesting office may arrange with 
M/OAA/P for a shorter review and coordination period. The comments of 
C/CAAC and M/OAA/P must be forwarded to the head of the contracting 
activity along with the deviation request and made a part of the 
deviation request file.
* * * * *
    (d) Register of deviations. Separate registers must be maintained 
by the procuring activities of the deviations granted from the FAR and 
AIDAR. Each deviation must be recorded in its appropriate register and 
be assigned a control number as follows: For USAID Washington 
deviations the symbol of the procuring activity, or for overseas 
mission deviations the relevant geographic code; the abbreviation 
``DEV''; the fiscal year; the type of deviation (from the FAR or 
AIDAR); the serial number [issued in consecutive order during each 
fiscal year] assigned to the particular deviation; and the suffix ``c'' 
if it is a class deviation (e.g., M/OAA-DEV-FAR-14-1, M/OAA-DEV-FAR-14-
2c, 123-DEV-AIDAR-14-1). The control number must be embodied in the 
document authorizing the deviation and must be cited in all references 
to the deviation.
* * * * *
    (f) Semiannual report of class deviations. (1) USAID contracting 
officers must submit a semiannual report to M/OAA/P of all contract 
actions effected under class deviations to the FAR and AIDAR, which 
have been approved pursuant to paragraph (b) of this section.
* * * * *

Subpart 701.6--Career Development, Contracting Authority and 
Responsibilities

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8. Amend 701.601 by:
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a. Revising the section heading;
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b. In paragraph (b), removing the word ``government-wide'' and adding, 
in its place, the word ``Government-wide'';
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c. In the last sentence of paragraph (b), removing the reference ``701-
376-4'' and adding, in its place, the reference ``(48 CFR) AIDAR 
701.601''; and
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d. Revising paragraph (a)(1), the introductory text of paragraph 
(a)(2), the heading of paragraph (c)(1), and paragraphs (c)(2) and (3)
    The revisions read as follows:


701.601  General.

    (a)(1) Pursuant to the delegations in USAID's Automated Directives 
System (ADS) Chapter 103, the M/OAA Director is authorized to act as 
the head of the agency for all purposes described in the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation (FAR, 48 CFR chapter 1), except for the 
authority in (48 CFR) FAR 6.302-7(a)(2), 6.302-7(c)(1), 17.602(a), 
19.201(c), 27.306(a), 27.306(b), and 30.201-5, or where the ``head of 
the agency'' authority is expressly not delegable under the FAR or 
AIDAR. Further, the M/OAA Director is responsible for implementing the 
procurement related aspects of the Foreign Assistance Act, Executive 
Order 11223, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, and other 
statutory and Executive Branch procurement policies and requirements 
applicable to USAID operations, including those authorities and 
responsibilities delegated to the Senior Procurement Executive as 
specified in USAID's internal delegations found in the ADS.
    (2) The M/OAA Director has specific authority to:
* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (1) Director, the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian 
Assistance, the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (DCHA/OFDA). 
* * *
    (2) Director, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and 
Environment, Office of Education (E3/ED). Authority to execute 
simplified acquisitions up to $10,000. Unlimited authority for 
procuring participant training based on published catalog prices. May 
issue warrants for simplified acquisitions up to $10,000 to qualified 
individuals on his or her staff.
    (3) Overseas heads of contracting activities. Authority to sign 
contracts where the cumulative amount of the contract, as amended, does 
not exceed $1,000,000 (or local currency equivalent) for personal 
services contracts; or the simplified acquisition threshold as defined 
in (48 CFR) FAR 2.101 (or local currency equivalent) for all other 
contracts. May issue warrants for simplified acquisitions up to $50,000 
to qualified individuals on his or her staff.

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9. Revise 701.602-1 to read as follows:


701.602-1  Authority of contracting officers in resolving audit 
recommendations.

    With the exception of termination settlements subject to part 749 
of this chapter, Termination of Contracts, contracting officers have 
the authority to negotiate and enter into settlements with contractors 
for costs questioned under audit reports, or to issue a contracting 
officer's final decision pursuant to applicable dispute resolution 
procedures (in the event that questioned costs are not settled by 
negotiated agreement) in accordance with USAID's internal policy found 
in ADS Chapter 591. The negotiated settlement or final decision will be 
final, subject only to a contractor's appeal under the provisions of 
the Contract Disputes Act of 1978, as amended (41 U.S.C. 601-613), or 
other procedures as applicable. Policies and procedures for resolving 
audit recommendations are in accordance with USAID's internal policies 
found in ADS Chapters 591 and 592.

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10. Revise the section heading for 701.603 to read as follows:


701.603  Selection, appointment, and termination of appointment of 
contracting officers.

* * * * *

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11. Revise the last sentence in 701.603-70 to read as follows:


701.603-70  Designation of contracting officers.

    * * * In order to ensure proper accountability, and to preclude 
possible security, conflict of interest, or jurisdiction problems, 
USAID contracting officers must be U.S. citizen

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direct-hire employees of the U.S. Government.

PART 702--DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND TERMS

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12. Subpart 702.170 is revised to read as follows:
Subpart 702.170--Definitions
Sec.
702.170-1 Definitions.

Subpart 702.170--Definitions


702.170-1  Definitions.

    A word or term, defined in this section, has the same meaning 
throughout the AIDAR.
    Administrator means the Administrator or Deputy Administrator of 
the U.S. Agency for International Development.
    Automated Directives System (ADS) sets forth the Agency's policies 
and essential procedures, as well as supplementary informational 
references. It contains six functional series, valid USAID Handbook 
chapters, a resource library, and a glossary. References to ``ADS'' 
throughout 48 CFR chapter 7 are references to the Automated Directives 
System. The entire ADS is accessible to the general public at the 
following USAID Internet address: http://www.usaid.gov/policy/ads/.
    Contracting activities also referred to as ``procuring activities'' 
within USAID are:
    (1) The USAID/Washington activities. The contracting activities 
located in Washington, DC are: The Bureau for Management, Office of 
Acquisition and Assistance (M/OAA); the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict 
and Humanitarian Assistance, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance 
(DCHA/OFDA); and the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and 
Environment, Office of Education (E3/ED). Subject to the limitations in 
701.601 of this chapter, the latter two contracting activities are 
responsible for procurements related to programs and activities for 
their areas. M/OAA is responsible for procurements that do not fall 
within the responsibility of other contracting activities, or that are 
otherwise assigned to it.
    (2) The overseas field contracting activities. Each USAID Mission 
or post overseas is a contracting activity responsible for procurements 
related to its programs and activities, subject to the limitations in 
701.601 of this chapter.
    Cooperating country means a foreign country in which there is a 
program or activity administered by USAID.
    Cooperating country national (CCN) means an individual who is a 
cooperating country citizen or a non-cooperating country citizen 
lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.
    Executive agency includes the U.S. Agency for International 
Development (USAID) and its predecessor agencies, including the 
International Cooperation Administration.
    Foreign Assistance Act means the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as 
amended (22 U.S.C., Chapter 32).
    Government, Federal, State, local and political subdivisions, as 
used in the FAR and AIDAR, do not refer to foreign entities except as 
otherwise stated.
    Head of agency means, for USAID, the Administrator, the Deputy 
Administrator, and in accordance with the responsibilities and 
limitations set forth in (48 CFR) AIDAR 701.601(a)(1), the M/OAA 
Director.
    Head of the contracting activity:
    (1) The heads of USAID contracting activities are listed below. The 
limits of their contracting authority are set forth in 701.601 of this 
chapter.
    (i) USAID/Washington Heads of Contracting Activities:
    (A) Director, Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition and 
Assistance;
    (B) Director, the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian 
Assistance, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (DCHA/OFDA); and
    (C) Director, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and 
Environment, Office of Education (E3/ED).
    (ii) Overseas Heads of Contracting Activities: Each Mission 
Director or principal USAID officer at post (e.g. USAID Representative, 
USAID Affairs Officer, etc.).
    (2) Individuals serving in the positions listed in paragraphs 
(1)(i) and (ii) of this definition in an ``Acting'' capacity may 
exercise the authority delegated to that position.
    Mission means the USAID mission or the principal USAID office or 
representative (including an embassy designated to so act) in a foreign 
country in which there is a program or activity administered by USAID.
    Overseas means outside the United States, its possessions, and 
Puerto Rico.
    Procurement Executive is synonymous with ``Senior Procurement 
Executive'' as defined in FAR 2.101 and means the USAID official who is 
responsible for the management direction of USAID's assistance and 
acquisition (``A&A'') system, as so delegated and more fully described 
in USAID's internal delegations found in the ADS.
    Procuring activity means ``contracting activity'', as defined in 
this subpart.
    Third country national (TCN) means an individual who is neither a 
cooperating country national nor a U.S. national, but is a citizen or 
lawful permanent resident (or equivalent immigration status) of any 
country other than the countries which are prohibited sources. (See 22 
CFR 228.15).
    USAID means the U.S. Agency for International Development and its 
predecessor agencies, including the International Cooperation 
Administration (ICA).
    U.S. national (USN) means an individual who is a U.S. citizen or a 
non-U.S. citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the 
United States.

PART 703--IMPROPER BUSINESS PRACTICES AND PERSONAL CONFLICTS OF 
INTEREST

Subpart 703.1--Safeguards

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13. Redesignate 703.104-5 as 703.104-4 and revise newly redesignated 
703.104-4 to read as follows:


703.104-4  Disclosure, protection, and marking of contractor bid or 
proposal information and source selection information.

    A contracting officer may authorize the release of proprietary and/
or source selection information outside the Government for evaluation 
purposes pursuant to (48 CFR) FAR 15.305(c) and (48 CFR) AIDAR 
715.305(c).

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14. Redesignate 703.104-10.1 as 703.104-7 and revise newly redesignated 
703.104-7 to read as follows:


703.104-7  Violations or possible violations.

    Requests for concurrence under paragraph (a)(1) of (48 CFR) FAR 
3.104-7 must be forwarded to one level above the contracting officer.

PART 704--ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

Subpart 704.4--Safeguarding Classified Information Within Industry

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15. Revise 704.404 to read as follows:


704.404  Contract clauses.

    (a) When the contract includes a requirement for the contractor to 
access classified (``Confidential'', ``Secret'', or ``Top Secret''), or 
administratively controlled (``Sensitive But Unclassified'') 
information, the contracting officer must insert (48 CFR) FAR clause 
52.204-2, Security Requirements and (48 CFR) AIDAR clause 752.204-2, 
Security Requirements, in the solicitation and award.

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    (b) If the contract requires the contractor (or contractor 
employees) to have routine physical access to USAID-controlled 
facilities in the U.S. (i.e., will need an ID for regular entry to 
USAID space), or have logical access to USAID's information systems 
(i.e., access to AIDNet, Phoenix, the Global Acquisition and Assistance 
System (GLAAS,) etc.,) and the solicitation and contract contains (48 
CFR) FAR 52.204-9(a), the contracting officer must also insert (48 CFR) 
AIDAR 752.204-72, Access to USAID Facilities and USAID's Information 
Systems. Only U.S citizen employees or consultants of a U.S.-based 
company may request routine physical access to USAID-controlled 
facilities or logical access to USAID's information systems.


704.7004-2  [Amended]

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16. Amend 704.7004-2(a) by removing the word ``agency'' and adding, in 
its place, the word ``Agency''.


704.7005  [Amended]

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17. Amend 704.7005(c) by removing the words ``(48 CFR) subpart 716.5'' 
and add, in their place, the words ``(48 CFR) AIDAR subpart 716.5''.

SUBCHAPTER B--ACQUISITION PLANNING

PART 705--PUBLICIZING CONTRACT ACTIONS


705.002  [Removed and Reserved]

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18. Remove and reserve 705.002.

Subpart 705.2--Synopsis of Proposed Contract Actions


705.202  [Amended]

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19. Amend 705.202 by:
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a. In paragraph (b), removing the words ``Administrator for Federal 
Procurement Policy '' and adding, in their place, the words 
``Administrator of the Office of Management and Budget's Office of 
Federal Procurement Policy ``; and
0
b. Remove and reserve paragraph (c).


705.207  [Removed and Reserved]

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20. Remove and reserve 705.207.

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21. Add subpart heading 705.5 before 705.502 to read as follows:

Subpart 705.5--Paid Advertisement

* * * * *

PART 706--COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS


706.003  [Removed]

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22. Remove 706.003.

Subpart 706.3--Other than Full and Open Competition


706.302-5  [Removed and Reserved]

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23. Remove and reserve 706.302-5.

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24. Amend 706.302-70 by:
0
a. Removing the reference ``40 U.S.C. 474'' in paragraph (a)(1) and 
adding, in its place, the reference ``40 U.S.C. 113'';
0
b. Revising paragraph (c)(1); and
0
c. Removing the reference ``FAR 6.303-2(a)(12)'' in paragraph (c)(4) 
and adding, in its place, the reference ``(48 CFR) FAR 6.303-2 
(b)(12)''.
    The revision reads as follows:


706.302-70  Impairment of foreign aid programs.

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (1) Proposals must be requested from as many potential offerors as 
is practicable under the circumstances. Additionally, as required in 
(48 CFR) FAR 5.201, the contracting officer must publicize the intended 
award when using the exceptions above, including when using the 
authority at 706.302-70(b)(5) where the contracting officer has 
determined that the incumbent contractor is the only practicable, 
potential offeror.
* * * * *


706.302-71  [Removed and Reserved]

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25. Remove and reserve 706.302-71.


706.303-1  [Removed]

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26. Remove 706.303-1.

Subpart 706.5--Competition Advocates

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27. Revise 706.501 to read as follows:


706.501  Requirement.

    The USAID Administrator delegated the authority to designate the 
Agency Competition Advocate and a competition advocate for each agency 
procuring activity (see 702.170 of this chapter) to the M/OAA Director. 
The M/OAA Director, under the Administrator's delegation, has 
designated the M/OAA Deputy Director for Accountability, Compliance, 
Transparency, and Support as the Agency Competition Advocate and the 
deputy head of each contracting activity as the competition advocate 
for each activity. The competition advocate for USAID/W is the Deputy 
Director for M/OAA Operations. If there is no deputy, the head of the 
contracting activity is designated the competition advocate for that 
activity. The competition advocate's duties may not be redelegated, but 
can be exercised by persons serving as acting deputy (or acting head) 
of the contracting activity. For definitions of contracting activity 
and head of the contracting activity, see 702.170 of this chapter.

PART 707--ACQUISITION PLANING

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28. Add subpart 707.1 to read as follows:
Subpart 707.1--Acquisition Plans
Sec.
707.104 General procedures.

Subpart 707.1--Acquisition Plans


707.104  General procedures.

    Policies, procedures, and internal guidance for acquisition 
planning are found in ADS 300.

PART 709--CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS

Subpart 709.4--Debarment, Suspension, and Ineligibility

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29. Revise 709.403 to read as follows:


709.403  Definitions.

    Debarring official in USAID is the Senior Deputy Assistant 
Administrator, Bureau for Management.
    Suspending official in USAID is the Senior Deputy Assistant 
Administrator, Bureau for Management.

Subpart 709.5--Organizational Conflicts of Interest


709.503  [Amended]

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30. In 709.503:
0
a. Remove the reference ``702.170-10'' and add, in its place, the 
reference ``702-170''; and
0
b. Remove the words ``Agency head'' and add, in their place, the words 
``agency head''.

PART 711--DESCRIBING AGENCY NEEDS


711.002-70  [Amended]

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31. Amend 711.002-70 by:
0
a. In paragraph (b)(1), removing the words ``ADS chapter 323'' and 
adding, in their place, the words ``ADS Chapter 323''; and
0
b. In paragraph (b)(3), removing the acronym ``SDB'' and adding, in its 
place, the acronym ``OSDBU'';

SUBCHAPTER C--CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES

PART 713--SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES

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32. Revise the heading for subpart 713.1 to read as follows:

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Subpart 713.1--Procedures.

* * * * *


713.101  [Redesignated as 713.001]

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33. Redesignate 713.101 as 713.001.

PART 714--SEALED BIDDING

Subpart 714.4--Opening of Bids and Award of Contract


714.406-3  [Redesignated as 714.407-3 and Amended]

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34. Redesignate 714.406-3 as 714.407-3 and amend newly redesignated 
714.407-3 by removing the reference ``FAR 14.406-3'' and adding, in its 
place, the reference ``(48 CFR) FAR 14.407-3''.

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35. Redesignate 714.406-4 as 714.407-4 and amend newly redesignated 
714.407-4 by:
0
a. Revising the section heading; and
0
b. Removing the reference ``FAR 14.406-4'' and adding, in its place, 
the reference ``(48 CFR) FAR 14.407-4''.
    The revision reads as follows:


714.407-4  Mistakes after award.

* * * * *

PART 715--CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION

Subpart 715.3--Source Selection

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36. Amend 715.305 by removing and reserving paragraph (a) and revising 
paragraphs (b) and (c) to read as follows:


715.305  Proposal evaluation.

* * * * *
    (b) A justification must be written by the contracting officer and 
placed in the official file to support the decision to reject all 
proposals and to cancel the procurement.
    (c) The contracting officer may authorize release of proposals 
outside the Government for evaluation--
    (1) When an Evaluation Assistance Contract (EAC) is required to 
provide technical advisory or other services relating to the evaluation 
of proposals; or
    (2) When an individual other than a Government employee, known as a 
Non-Government Evaluator (NGE), is selected to serve as a member of a 
USAID technical evaluation committee.
    (3) Prior to releasing the proposals outside the Government, the 
contracting officer must obtain a signed and dated agreement from each 
NGE and EAC employee that they will safeguard the proposals and 
information in the proposals and that they perceive no actual or 
potential conflict of interests. (An example of such agreement is 
provided in the ADS).


715.370-1  [Amended]

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37. Amend 715.370-1 by:
0
a. In paragraph (d)(2)(iv), removing the abbreviation ``PIO/T'' and 
adding, in its place, the word ``requisition''.
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b. In paragraph (d)(4), remove the phrase ``715.608 of this subpart'' 
and adding, in its place, the reference ``715.303-70''.


715.370-2  [Amended]

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38. In paragraphs (b) and (d)(4) of 715.370-2, remove the references 
``AIDR appendix F'' and ``AIDAR appendix F'' and add, in their place, 
the reference ``(48 CFR) AIDAR appendix F''.

Subpart 715.6--Unsolicited Proposals

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39. Amend 715.602 by:
0
a. In paragraph (a), removing the word ``Futher'' and add, in its 
place, the word ``Further''; and
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b. Revising paragraph (c).
    The revision reads as follows:


715.602  Policy.

* * * * *
    (c) For detailed information on unsolicited proposals including 
point of contact information see (48 CFR) AIDAR 715.604.

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40. Revise 715.604 to read as follows:


715.604  Agency points of contact.

    (a) Information on USAID's policies for unsolicited proposals is 
available from the U.S. Agency for International Development, Bureau 
for Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Evaluation 
Division (M/OAA/E), SA-44, Room 858-E, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20523 or by email to [email protected]. 
Initial inquiries and subsequent unsolicited proposals must be 
submitted to the address specified above.
    (b) The information available includes:
    (1) Contact points within USAID;
    (2) Definitions;
    (3) Information source on USAID objectives and areas of potential 
interest;
    (4) Characteristics of a suitable proposal;
    (5) Determination of contractor responsibility;
    (6) Organizational conflicts of interest;
    (7) Cost sharing; and
    (8) Procedures for submission and evaluation of proposals;
    (9) Guidance on preferred methods for submitting ideas/concepts to 
the Government;
    (10) Instructions for identifying and marking proprietary 
information so that it is projected and restrictive legends conform to 
(48 CFR) FAR 15.609.

PART 716--TYPES OF CONTRACTS

Subpart 716.3--Cost Reimbursement Contracts


716.406  [Amended]

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41. In 716.406, remove the words ``Contracting Officer shall include'' 
and add, in their place, the words ``contracting officer must insert''.

0
42. Revise the section heading for 716.505-70 to read as follows:


716.505-70  Partner vetting--orders under indefinite delivery 
contracts.

* * * * *

PART 717--SPECIAL CONTRACTING METHODS


717.700  [Redesignated as 717.770]

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43. Redesignate 717.700 as 717.770.

SUBCHAPTER D--SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS

PART 719--SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS


719.270, 719.271-2, 719.271-3, 719.271-4, 719.271-5, 719.271-6, and 
719.271-7  [Amended]

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44. In 719.270, 719.271-2, 719.271-3, 719.271-4, 719.271-5, 719.271-6, 
and 719.271-7, remove the acronym ``SDB'' and add, in its place, the 
acronym ''OSDBU'' each time it appears.

Subpart 719.2--Policies


719.270  [Amended]

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45. Amend 719.270 by:
0
a. In paragraph (a), removing the words ``United States small 
business'' and adding, in their place, the words ``U.S. small 
businesses''; and
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b. In paragraph (e), removing the phrase ``subsection 702.170-10'' and 
adding, in its place, the reference ``702-170''.


719.271-1  [Amended]

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46. Amend 719.271-1 by removing the words ``Small Business concerns'' 
each time they appear and add, in their place, the words ``Small 
business concerns''.


719.271-2  [Amended]

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47. Amend 719.271-2 by:
0
a. In paragraph (b), removing the words ``Director SDB'' and adding, in 
their place, the words ``Director, OSDBU''; and
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b. Removing and reserving paragraph (b)(4).


719.271-3  [Amended]

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48. Amend 719.271-3 by:

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a. In the introductory text, removing the word ``jurisidiction'' and 
adding, in its place, the word ``jurisdiction''; and
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b. In paragraphs (a) and (n), removing the words ``part 19 of the FAR'' 
and adding, in their place, the words ``part 19 of the (48 CFR) FAR''.


719.271-4  [Amended]

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49. Amend 719.271-4 by:
0
a. In the introductory text, removing the word ``agency'' and adding, 
in its place, the word ``Agency''; and
0
b. In paragraph (c), removing the words ``cognizant technical 
officers'' and adding, in their place, the words ``contracting 
officer's representatives''.


719.272  [Removed and Reserved]

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50. Remove and reserve 719.272

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51. Add subpart 719-7 after subpart 719.273 to read as follows:
Subpart 719-7--The Small Business Subcontracting Program
Sec.
719.708 Contract clause.

Subpart 719-7--The Small Business Subcontracting Program


719.708  Contract clause.

    The Foreign Assistance Act calls for USAID to give U.S. Small 
Businesses an opportunity to provide supplies and services for foreign 
assistance projects. To help USAID meet this obligation, the 
contracting officer must insert the clause at (48 CFR) AIDAR 752.219-8 
in all solicitations and contracts that contain the (48 CFR) FAR clause 
at 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns.

PART 722--APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT ACQUISITION

Subpart 722.1--Basic Labor Policies

0
52. In 722.170, revise the first sentence of paragraph (a) to read as 
follows:


722.170  Employment of third country nationals (TCN's) and cooperating 
country nationals (CCN'S).

    (a) * * * It is USAID policy that cooperating country nationals 
(CCNs) and third country nationals (TCNs), who are hired abroad for 
work in a cooperating country under USAID-direct contracts, generally 
be extended the same benefits, and be subject to the same restrictions 
as TCNs and CCNs employed by the USAID Mission. * * *
* * * * *

Subpart 722.8--Equal Employment Opportunity

0
53. Amend 722.805-70 by:
0
a. In the first sentence of paragraph (a), removing the reference ``(48 
CFR) FAR 22.804-2'' and adding, in its place, the reference ``(48 CFR) 
FAR 22.804-1''; and
0
b. Revising paragraph (b).
    The revision reads as follows:


722.805-70  Procedures.

* * * * *
    (b) Representations and certifications. The first step in ensuring 
compliance with these requirements is to obtain all necessary 
representations and certifications (Reps and Certs) as required by (48 
CFR) FAR 22.810 and FAR 4.1202. When applicable, the contracting 
officer must review the Reps and Certs to determine whether they have 
been completed and signed as required, and are acceptable.
* * * * *

0
54. Add 722.810 to read as follows:


722.810  Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

    The contracting officer must insert the clause at 752.222-70, USAID 
Disability Policy, in section H of all solicitations and resulting 
contracts.

PART 725--FOREIGN ACQUISITIONS

0
55. Revise subpart 725.70 to read as follows:
Subpart 725.70--Source and Nationality
Sec.
725.701 General.
725.702 Designation of authorized geographic code.
725.703 Source and Nationality requirements--Contract clause.
725.704 Geographic Code waivers.

Subpart 725.70--Source and Nationality


725.701  General.

    USAID's source and nationality requirements for program-funded 
contracts and subcontracts are set forth in 22 CFR part 228, Rules on 
Procurement of Commodities and Services Financed by USAID. 22 CFR part 
228 is supplemented by the policies and procedures in ADS Chapters 310 
and 312.


725.702  Designation of authorized geographic code.

    (a) Unless another geographic code is specified in the Schedule of 
the contract, in accordance with 22 CFR part 228, the authorized code 
for all Agency contracts is Geographic Code 937, which is the U.S., the 
cooperating/recipient country, and developing countries other than 
advanced developing countries, and excluding prohibited sources.
    (b) The list of developing countries is available in ADS Chapter 
310.


725.703  Source and Nationality requirements--Contract clause.

    Insert the clause at 752.225-70, Source and Nationality 
Requirements in all USAID program-funded solicitations and contracts 
for goods or services, unless source and nationality requirements do 
not apply as set forth at 22 CFR 228.02.


725.704  Geographic Code waivers.

    (a) Authority to approve waivers of source, nationality, and 
transportation services requirements, pursuant to 22 CFR part 228, 
subpart D, is set forth in ADS Chapters 103 and 310.
    (b) If a Geographic Code other than Code 937 is authorized by a 
waiver, the contracting officer must insert the authorized geographic 
code approved in the waiver, in the Schedule of the contract as 
required in 725.702. In addition, the contracting officer must place a 
copy of the approved geographic code waiver in the official contract 
file.

PART 726--OTHER SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS

Subpart 726.70--[Removed and Reserved]

0
56. Remove and reserve subpart 726.70.

SUBCHAPTER E--GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS

PART 727--PATENTS, DATA, AND COPYRIGHTS

0
57. Add subpart 727.3 to read as follows:
Subpart 727.3--Patent Rights under Government Contracts
Sec.
727.303 Contract clause.

Subpart 727.3--Patent Rights under Government Contracts


727.303  Contract clause.

    Contracting officers must insert the clause at 752.227-70, Patent 
Reporting Procedures, in all solicitations and contracts that contain 
the clause at (48 CFR) FAR 52.227-11, Patent Rights--Ownership by the 
Contractor.

Subpart 727.4--Rights in Data and Copyrights


727.404  [Amended]

0
58. In paragraph (g) of 727.404, remove the words ``shall incorporate''

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and add in their place, the words ``must insert''.


727.409  [Amended]

0
59. Amend 727.409(a) by:
0
a. Removing the word ``incorporates'' and adding, in its place, the 
word ``inserts''; and
0
b. Removing the words ``(48 CFR) 752.227-14'' and adding, in their 
place, the words ``(48 CFR) AIDAR 752.227-14''.

PART 728--BONDS AND INSURANCE

Subpart 728.1--Bonds

0
60. Revise 728.105-1(b) to read as follows:


728.105-1  Advance payment bonds.

* * * * *
    (b) Whenever a contracting officer considers that an advance 
payment bond is necessary, the contracting officer will:
    (1) Establish a bond penalty that will adequately protect interests 
of the Government;
    (2) Use the USAID Advance Payment Bond format;
    (3) Place bond with a surety currently approved by the U.S. 
Treasury Department according to the latest Treasury Department 
Circular 570; and
    (4) Stipulate that the cost of the bond shall not exceed a rate of 
$7.50 per $1,000 per annum based on the penalty of the bond, without 
the prior written approval of the Bureau for Management, Office of 
Acquisition and Assistance, Policy Division (M/OAA/P).
* * * * *

Subpart 728.3--Insurance


728.307-70  [Amended]

0
61. In 728.307-70, remove the words ``Contracting Officer shall 
insert'' and add, in their place, the words ``contracting officer must 
insert''.

PART 731--CONTRACT COST PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES

Subpart 731.1--Applicability


731.109  [Amended]

0
62. In 731.109, remove the words ``Overhead and Special Cost and 
Contract Close-Out Branch, Office of Acquisition and Assistance'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``Bureau for Management, Office of 
Acquisition and Assistance, Cost Audit Support Division, Overhead and 
Special Cost and Contract Close-Out Branch (M/OAA/CAS/OCC)''.
0
63. Revise 731.205-46 to read as follows:


731.205-46  Travel costs.

    It is USAID policy to require prior written approval of 
international travel by the contracting officer, or the contracting 
officer's representative (COR) if delegated in the Contracting 
Officer's Representative Designation Letter. See (48 CFR) AIDAR 
752.7032 for specific requirements and procedures.


731.205-71  [Amended]

0
64. Revise 731.205-71 by:
0
a. In paragraph (c), removing ``(on ADS-CD under USAID Handbooks, 
Handbook 1)'' and adding, in their place, ``in ADS Chapter 302'';
0
b. In paragraph (d), removing the words ``Contracting Officer'' and 
adding, in their place, the words ``Contracting officer''.

Subpart 731.7--Contracts with Nonprofit Organizations


731.770  [Amended]

0
65. Revise 731.770(a) by:
0
a. Removing the words ``Director, Office of Acquisition and 
Assistance'' and adding, in their place, the words ``Director, Bureau 
for Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance'';
0
b. Removing the words ``Overhead and Special Cost and Contract Close-
Out Branch, Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OCC)'' and adding, in 
their place, the words ``Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition 
and Assistance, Cost Audit Support Division, Overhead and Special Cost 
and Contract Close-Out Branch (M/OAA/CAS/OCC)''; and
0
c. Removing the abbreviation ``OCC'' and adding, in its place, the 
abbreviation ``M/OAA/CAS/OCC''.

PART 732--CONTRACT FINANCING

Subpart 732.1 [Removed]

0
66. Remove subpart 732.1.
0
67. Revise the heading for subpart 732.4 to read as follows:

Subpart 732.4--Advance Payments for Non-Commercial Items

* * * * *
0
68. Revise 732.402 to read as follows:


732.402  General.


(a)-(d)  [Reserved]

    (e)(1) U.S. Dollar advances to for-profit organizations for any 
award, including advances for disbursement to grantees, must be 
processed and approved in accordance with ADS Chapter 636.
    (2) All local currency advances to for-profit organizations for any 
award require the approval of the head of the contracting activity, 
with concurrence of the Mission Controller.
0
69. Revise 732.406-71, 732.406-72, 732.406-73, and 732.406-74 to read 
as follows:


732.406-71  Applicability for use of a Letter of Credit (LOC).

    An LOC must be used when:
    (a) The contracting officer has determined that an advance payment 
is necessary and appropriate in accordance with this subpart and the 
requirements found in (48 CFR) FAR 32.4;
    (b) USAID has, or expects to have, a continuing relationship of at 
least one year with the organization, and the annual amount required 
for advance financing will be at least $50,000; and
    (c) The advance payment is approved in accordance with (48 CFR) 
AIDAR 732.402(e). Additionally, the advance payments made by LOC under 
for fee or profit contracts, must be approved by the Procurement 
Executive.


732.406-72  Establishing an LOC.

    (a) While the contract will provide for the use of an LOC when it 
is applicable under 732.406-71, the LOC is a separate agreement between 
the contractor and USAID. The terms and conditions of the LOC are 
contained in the LOC instructions issued by USAID and the general 
operating requirements are those imposed by the USAID LOC servicing 
agent. LOCs for both USAID/Washington and Mission-executed awards are 
established by the Bureau for Management, Office of the Chief Financial 
Officer, Cash Management and Payment Division (M/CFO/CMP) through the 
Agency LOC servicing agent.
    (b) To establish a new LOC account, the contractor must submit to 
USAID the documentation specified in (48 CFR) AIDAR Clause 752.232-
70(b).


732.406-73  LOC contract clause.

    (a) If payment is to be provided by LOC, the contract must contain 
the clause in 752.232-70.
    (b) Contracting officers must ensure that an appropriate (48 CFR) 
FAR payment clause is also inserted in the contract, in the event that 
the LOC is revoked pursuant to 732.406-74.


732.406-74  Revocation of the LOC.

    If during the term of the contract M/CFO/CMP believes that the LOC 
should be revoked, M/CFO/CMP may, after consultation with the cognizant 
contracting officer(s) and GC, revoke the LOC by written notification 
to the contractor. A copy of any such revocation notice will 
immediately be

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provided to the cognizant contracting officer(s).

PART 733--PROTESTS, DISPUTES AND APPEALS

Subpart 733.1--Protests


733.103-72  [Amended]

0
70. Amend 733.103-72(a) by removing the words ``Assistant General 
Counsel for Litigations and Enforcement (GC/LE)'' and adding, in their 
place, the words ``Office of the General Counsel's Division for 
Litigation and Enforcement (GC/LE)''.
0
71. Amend 733.103-73 by:
0
a. Revising the section heading; and
0
b. In paragraph (d), removing the words ``General Accounting Office 
(GAO)'' and adding, in their place, the words ``Government 
Accountability Office (GAO)''.
    The revision reads as follows:


733.103-73  Protests excluded from Agency consideration.

* * * * *

Subpart 733.27--USAID Procedures for Disputes and Appeals

0
72. Redesignate 733.270-1 as 733.270 and revise newly redesignated 
733.270 to read as follows:


733.270  Designation of Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) to 
hear and determine appeals under USAID contracts.

    (a) The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) was established 
by section 847 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2006 to hear and decide contract disputes between Government 
contractors and executive civilian agencies under the provisions of the 
Contract Disputes Act of 1978, 41 U.S.C. 7101-7109, and regulations and 
rules issued under that statute. The CBCA is USAID's board for hearing 
and deciding appeals to contracting officer decisions.
    (b) USAID must follow CBCA Rules of Procedure (see 
www.cbca.gsa.gov).
    (c) The Office of the General Counsel's Division of Litigation and 
Enforcement (GC/LE) will assure representation of the interests of the 
Government in proceedings before the CBCA.
    (d) All officers and employees of USAID must cooperate with the 
CBCA and GC/LE in the processing of appeals so as to assure their 
speedy and just determination.


733.270-2  [Removed]

0
73. Remove 733.270-2.

SUBCHAPTER F--SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF CONTRACTING

PART 736--CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECT--ENGINEER CONTRACTS

0
74. Add subpart 736.5 to read as follows:
Subpart 736.5--Contract Clauses
Sec.
736.570 Disability Standards in Construction Contracts.

Subpart 736.5--Contract Clauses


736.570  Disability Standards in Construction Contracts.

    Contracting officers must insert the clause at 752.236-70, 
Standards for Accessibility for the Disabled in USAID Construction 
Contracts, in all solicitations and contracts for construction or 
renovations made using program funds.

Subpart 736.6--Architect-Engineer Services


736.603  [Removed and Reserved]

0
75. Remove and reserve 736.603.

SUBCHAPTER G--CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

PART 742--CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

Subpart 742.11--Production, Surveillance, and Reporting


742.1170-2  [Amended]

0
76. Revise 742.1170-2 by:
0
a. In paragraph (b), removing the words ``FAR 48 CFR'' each time they 
appear and adding, in their place, the words ``(48 CFR) FAR''.
0
b. In paragraph (c), removing the words ``FAR 48 CFR'' and adding, in 
their place, the words ``(48 CFR) FAR''.

Subpart 742.15--Contractor Performance Information


742.1502  [Amended]

0
77. Amend 742.1502 by:
0
a. Removing and reserving paragraph (a); and
0
b. In paragraph (b), removing the words ``FAR subpart 42.15'' and 
adding, in their place, the words ``(48 CFR) FAR subpart 42.15''.


742.1503  [Amended]

0
78. Amend 742.1503(b) by removing the words ``FAR 42.1503(b)'' and 
adding, in their place, the words ``(48 CFR) FAR 42.1503''.

PART 745--GOVERNMENT PROPERTY

Subpart 745.1--General

0
79. Redesignate 745.106 as 745.107 and revise newly redesignated 
745.107 to read as follows:


745.107  Contract clauses.

    (a) The contracting officer must insert the clause at (48 CFR) 
AIDAR 752.245-71 in all contracts under which the contractor will 
acquire property for use overseas and the contract funds were obligated 
under a Development Objective Agreement (DOAG) (or similar bilateral 
obligating agreement) with the cooperating country.
    (b) The contracting officer must insert the applicable clause as 
required in (48 CFR) FAR 45.107 and (48 CFR) AIDAR 752.245-70 in all 
contracts under which the contractor will acquire property with funds 
not already obligated under a DOAG (or similar bilateral obligating 
agreement) with the cooperating country.

PART 747--TRANSPORTATION

Subpart 747.5--Ocean Transportation by U.S.-Flag Vessels


747.507  [Amended]

0
80. Amend 747.507 by:
0
a. Removing the reference ``FAR 27.507(a)'' and adding, in its place, 
the reference ``FAR 47.507(a)''; and
0
b. Removing the words ``Contracting Officer shall'' and ``Contracting 
officer shall'' and adding, in their place, the words ``Contracting 
officer must''.

PART 750--Extraordinary Contractual Actions

Subpart 750.71--Extraordinary Contractual Actions to Protect 
Foreign Policy Interests of the United States


750.7109-1  [Amended]

0
81. In 750.7109-1, remove the words ``Office of Acquisition and 
Assistance, Evaluation Division (M/OAA/E)'' and add, in their place, 
the words ``Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition and 
Assistance, Evaluation Division (M/OAA/E)''.


750.7109-2  [Amended]

0
82. In 750.1109-2, remove the reference ``FAR 50.303'' add, in its 
place, the reference ``(48 CFR) FAR 50.103-3''.


750.7109-3  [Amended]

0
83. In 750.1109-3, remove the references ``FAR 50.304'' and add, in its 
place, the reference ``(48 CFR) FAR 50.103-4''.

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750.7110-1  [Amended]

0
84. In 750.7110-1, remove the words ``Evaluation Division of the Office 
of Acquisition and Assistance (M/OAA/E)'' and add, in their place, the 
words ``Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance, 
Evaluation Division (M/OAA/E)''.


750.7110-3  [Amended]

0
85. Amend the section heading for 750.1110-3 by removing the acronym 
``M/OP Director'' and adding, in its place, the acronym ``M/OAA 
Director''.

SUBCHAPTER H--CLAUSES AND FORMS

PART 752--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

0
86. Add subpart 752.1 to read as follows:
Subpart 752.1--Instructions for Using Provisions and Clauses
Sec.
752.102 Incorporating provisions and clauses.
752.107 AIDAR provisions and clauses prescribed in this subpart.

Subpart 752.1--Instructions for Using Provisions and Clauses


752.102  Incorporating provisions and clauses.

    (a) As authorized by FAR 52.102, FAR and AIDAR provisions and 
clauses should be incorporated by reference in solicitations and 
contracts to the maximum practical extent, except as provided in 
paragraph (b) of this section. For provisions that require fill-ins or 
input by the contracting officer, the paragraph that contains the fill-
in information must be included directly below the title of the 
provision or clause.
    (b) If applicable, the following AIDAR provisions and clauses must 
be incorporated in full text in all solicitations and awards:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
 No. AIDAR  (48 CFR chapter 7)          Title                 Date
------------------------------------------------------------------------
752.225-4.....................  Buy American           July 1997.
                                 Act_Trade Agreements.
752.232-70....................  Letter of Credit       Mar 2015.
                                 Advance Payment.
752.245-70....................  Government             July 1997.
                                 property_USAID
                                 reporting
                                 requirements.
752.7003......................  Documentation for      Nov 1998.
                                 payment.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (c) Contracting activities may choose to incorporate provisions in 
full text, when:
    (1) A new clause or significant revisions to an existing clause is 
issued less than six months prior to issuance of a solicitation or a 
contract award;
    (2) Listing a clause in full text will ensure compliance with the 
contract terms and conditions;
    (3) Inclusion of clauses in full text is more practical under the 
local conditions (e.g., situations where doing so will assist small 
local entities, the prospective contractors may have limited Internet 
access, etc.).
    (d) If a solicitation or contract contains one or more FAR 
provisions or clauses incorporated by reference, the contracting 
officer must insert the following Internet address: http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html in FAR clause 52.252-1, 
Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference or 52.252-2, Clauses 
Incorporated by Reference.


752.107  AIDAR provisions and clauses prescribed in this subpart.

    (a) The contracting officer must insert the provision at 752.252-1, 
Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference, in solicitations in 
order to incorporate AIDAR provisions by reference.
    (b) The contracting officer must insert the clause at 752.252-2, 
AIDAR Clauses Incorporated by Reference, in solicitations and contracts 
in order incorporate AIDAR clauses by reference.
    (c) The contracting officer must insert the provision at 752.252-
70, Provisions and Clauses to be Completed by the Offeror, in full text 
in solicitations or contract containing FAR or AIDAR provision(s) or 
clause(s) that must be completed by offerors or prospective contractors 
and submitted with the quotation or offer.

Subpart 752.2--Texts of Provisions and Clauses

0
87. Amend 752.202-1 by:
0
a. In paragraph (c), revising the clause heading and paragraph (b) of 
the clause; and
0
b. In paragraph (d), revising the clause heading and paragraphs (b) and 
(g) of the clause.
    The revisions read as follows:


752.202-1   Definitions.

* * * * *
    (c) Alternate 71. * * *

USAID DEFINITIONS CLAUSE--SUPPLEMENT FOR CONTRACTS WITH AN EDUCATIONAL 
INSTITUTION FOR PARTICIPANT TRAINING (MAY 2011)

* * * * *
    (b) Director shall mean the individual who fills the USAID 
position of Director, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and 
Environment, Office of Education (E3/ED), or authorized 
representative acting within the limits of the individual's 
authority.
* * * * *
    (d) Alternate 72. * * *

USAID Definitions Clause--Supplement for USAID Contracts Involving 
Performance Overseas (JUNE 2009)

* * * * *
    (b) Cooperating Country National (CCN) employee means an 
individual who meets the citizenship requirements of the CCN 
definition in (48 CFR) AIDAR 702.170 and is hired while residing 
outside the United States for work in a cooperating country.
* * * * *
    (g) Third Country National (TCN) employee means an individual 
who meets the citizenship requirements of the TCN definition in (48 
CFR) AIDAR 702.170 and is hired while residing outside the United 
States for work in a Cooperating Country.


0
88. Revise 752.204-2 to read as follows:


752.204-2   Security Requirements.

    As prescribed in (48 CFR) AIDAR 704.404(a), when the clause in (48 
CFR) FAR 52.204-2 is used in USAID contracts, paragraph (a) of the 
clause is revised as follows:

Security Requirements (FEB 1999)

    Pursuant to the Foreign Affairs Manual, 12 FAM 540 (http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/88404.pdf), USAID applies the 
safeguards applicable to ``Confidential'' information to 
administratively controlled information designated as ``Sensitive 
But Unclassified''. Therefore, when the clause in (48 CFR) FAR 
52.204-2 is used in USAID contracts, pursuant to 704.404(a), 
paragraph (a) of the clause is revised as follows:
    (a) This clause applies to the extent that this contract 
involves access to classified (`Confidential', `Secret', or `Top 
Secret'), or

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administratively controlled (`Sensitive But Unclassified') 
information.


0
89. Add 752.204-72 to read as follows:


752.204-72   Access to USAID Facilities and USAID's Information 
Systems.

    As prescribed in (48 CFR) AIDAR 704.404(b), insert the following 
clause in all solicitations and contracts that contain the provision at 
(48 CFR) FAR 52.204-9(a):

Access to USAID Facilities and USAID's Information Systems (AUG 
2013)

    (a) A U.S. citizen or resident alien engaged in the performance 
of this award as an employee, consultant, or volunteer of a U.S firm 
may obtain access to USAID facilities or logical access to USAID's 
information systems only when and to the extent necessary to carry 
out this award and in accordance with this clause. The contractor's 
employees, consultants, or volunteers who are not U.S. citizen as 
well as employees, consultants, or volunteers of non-U.S. firms, 
irrespective of their citizenship, will not be granted logical 
access to U.S. Government information technology systems (such as 
Phoenix, GLAAS, etc.) and must be escorted to use U.S. Government 
facilities (such as office space).
    (b) Before a contractor (or a contractor employee, consultant, 
or volunteer) or subcontractor at any tier may obtain a USAID ID 
(new or replacement) authorizing the individual routine access to 
USAID facilities in the United States, or logical access to USAID's 
information systems, the individual must provide two forms of 
identity source documents in original form to the Enrollment Office 
personnel when undergoing processing. One identity source document 
must be a valid Federal or State Government-issued picture ID. 
Contractors may contact the USAID Security Office to obtain the list 
of acceptable forms of documentation. Submission of these documents, 
to include documentation of security background investigations, are 
mandatory in order for the contractor to receive a PIV/FAC card and 
be granted access to any of USAID's information systems. All such 
individuals must physically present these two source documents for 
identity proofing at their enrollment.
    (c) The contractor or its Facilities Security Officer must 
return any issued building access ID and remote authentication token 
to the contracting officer's representative (COR) upon termination 
of the individual's employment with the contractor or completion of 
the contract, whichever occurs first.
    (d) Individuals engaged in the performance of this award as 
employees, consultants, or volunteers of the contractor must comply 
with all applicable Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 
(HSPD-12) and Personal Identity Verification (PIV) procedures, as 
described above, and any subsequent USAID or Government-wide HSPD-12 
and PIV procedures/policies.
    (e) The contractor is required to insert this clause in any 
subcontracts that require the subcontractor, subcontractor employee, 
or consultant to have routine physical access to USAID space or 
logical access to USAID's information systems.


752.209-71   [Amended]

0
90. In the introductory text of 752.209-71, remove the word ``include'' 
and add, in its place, the word ``insert''.


752.216-70   [Amended]

0
91. Amend 752.216-70 by removing paragraph (c) of the contract clause.

0
92. Revise 752.219-8 to read as follows:


752.219-8   Utilization of small business concerns and small 
disadvantaged business concerns.

    As prescribed in (48 CFR) AIDAR 719.708, insert the following 
clause in solicitations and contracts that contain the clause at 
52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns:

Utilization of Small Business Concerns and Small Disadvantaged 
Business Concerns (MAR 2015)

    In addition to the FAR clause at 52.219-8, Utilization of Small 
Business Concerns, the contractor must comply with the following 
USAID small business provision: To permit USAID, in accordance with 
the small business provisions of the Foreign Assistance Act, to give 
small business firms an opportunity to participate in supplying 
equipment supplies and services financed under this contract, the 
contractor must, to the maximum extent possible, provide the 
following information to the U.S. Agency for International 
Development(USAID), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business 
Utilization (OSDBU), 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., SA-44, Room 848, 
Washington, DC 20523, at least 45 days prior to placing any order in 
excess of the simplified acquisition threshold except where a 
shorter time is requested of, and granted by OSDBU:
    (1) Brief general description and quantity of commodities or 
services;
    (2) Closing date for receiving quotations or bids; and
    (3) Address where invitations or specifications may be obtained.


752.219-70   [Amended]

0
93. In 752.219-70, remove the words ``USAID Mentor-
Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Program (July 13, 2007)'' and add, in their 
place, the words ``USAID Mentor-Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Program (July 
2007)''.


752.219-71   [Amended]

0
94. In 752.219-71, remove the words ``Mentor Requirements and 
Evaluation (July 13, 2007)'' and add, in their place, the words 
``Mentor Requirements and Evaluation (July 2007)''.

0
95. Add 752.222-70 to read as follows:


752.222-70   USAID Disability Policy.

    As prescribed in 722.810, the contracting officer must insert the 
following clause in Section H of all solicitations and resulting 
awards.

USAID Disability Policy (DEC 2004)

    (a) The objectives of the USAID Disability Policy are:
    (1) To enhance the attainment of United States foreign 
assistance program goals by promoting the participation and 
equalization of opportunities of individuals with disabilities in 
USAID policy, country and sector strategies, activity designs and 
implementation;
    (2) To increase awareness of issues of people with disabilities 
both within USAID programs and in host countries;
    (3) To engage other U.S. Government agencies, host country 
counterparts, governments, implementing organizations and other 
donors in fostering a climate of nondiscrimination against people 
with disabilities; and
    (4) To support international advocacy for people with 
disabilities. The full text of USAID's policy can be found at the 
following Web site: http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PDABQ631.pdf.
    (b) USAID therefore requires that the contractor not 
discriminate against people with disabilities in the implementation 
of USAID programs and that it make every effort to comply with the 
objectives of the USAID Disability Policy in performing this 
contract. To that end and within the scope of the contract, the 
contractor's actions must demonstrate a comprehensive and consistent 
approach for including men, women, and children with disabilities.


0
96. Revise 752.225-70 to read as follows:


752.225-70   Source and nationality requirements.

    As prescribed in 725.704, insert the following clause:

Source and Nationality Requirements (FEB 2012)

    (a) Except as may be specifically approved by the contracting 
officer, the contractor must procure all commodities (e.g., 
equipment, materials, vehicles, supplies) and services (including 
commodity transportation services) in accordance with the 
requirements at 22 CFR part 228 ``Rules on Procurement of 
Commodities and Services Financed by USAID.'' The authorized source 
for procurement is Geographic Code 937 unless otherwise specified in 
the schedule of this contract. Guidance on eligibility of specific 
goods or services may be obtained from the contracting officer.
    (b) Ineligible goods and services. The contractor must not 
procure any of the following goods or services under this contract:
    (1) Military equipment;
    (2) Surveillance equipment;
    (3) Commodities and services for support of police and other law 
enforcement activities;

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    (4) Abortion equipment and services;
    (5) Luxury goods and gambling equipment; or
    (6) Weather modification equipment.
    (c) Restricted goods. The contractor must obtain prior written 
approval of the contracting officer or comply with required 
procedures under an applicable waiver as provided by the contracting 
officer when procuring any of the following goods or services:
    (1) Agricultural commodities;
    (2) Motor vehicles;
    (3) Pharmaceuticals and contraceptive items;
    (4) Pesticides;
    (5) Fertilizer;
    (6) Used equipment; or
    (7) U.S. Government-owned excess property.
    If USAID determines that the contractor has procured any of 
these specific restricted goods under this contract without the 
prior written authorization of the contracting officer or fails to 
comply with required procedures under an applicable waiver as 
provided by the contracting officer, and has received payment for 
such purposes, the contracting officer may require the contractor to 
refund the entire amount of the purchase.


752.225-71   [Removed]

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97. Remove 752.225-71.


752.226-1, 752.226-2, 752.226-3  [Removed and Reserved]

0
98. Remove and reserve 752.226-1, 752.226-2, and 752.226-3.

0
99. Add 752.227-70 to read as follows:


752.227-70   Patent reporting procedures.

    As prescribed in (48 CFR) AIDAR 727.303, insert the following 
clause in all solicitations and contracts that contain the clause at 
(48 CFR) FAR 52.227-11.

Patent Reporting Procedures (AUG 1999)

    (a) Reporting inventions. In accordance with 37 CFR part 401, 
each USAID-funded research recipient must disclose each subject 
invention to USAID as required in (48 CFR) FAR 52.227-11(c). Such 
reports must be made via the National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
EDISON Patent Reporting and Tracking system. NIH created EDISON to 
help assist research recipients to comply with the Bayh-Dole Act and 
report in a timely manner all patentable inventions arising out of 
Federally-sponsored research programs. The EDISON system uses Web 
technology to allow research recipients to report and monitor their 
invention reports, with the assurance that proprietary data is 
securely stored. The Web site for EDISON (http://www.iedison.gov) 
provides users with an invention reporting test site, as well as 
applicable instructions for complying with Government regulations, 
and increases the potential for successful commercialization of the 
inventions by helping to ensure that all reporting requirements are 
met and that ownership rights are clearly established.
    (b) Reports on utilization of subject inventions as required 
under (48 CFR) FAR 52.227-11(f) must be provided to the USAID 
contracting officer's technical representative annually, and the 
last report under an agreement must be provided within 90 days of 
the expiration of the agreement.


0
100. In 752.228-3, revise the introductory text and add a clause 
heading and introductory text before paragraph (a) of the clause to 
read as follows:


752.228-3   Worker's Compensation Insurance (Defense Base Act).

    As prescribed in 728.309, the following supplemental coverage must 
be added to the clause specified in (48 CFR) FAR 52.228-3 by the USAID 
contracting officer.

Worker's Compensation Insurance (Defense Base Act) (DEC 1991)

    In addition to the requirements specified in (48 CFR) FAR 
52.228-3, the contractor agrees to the following:
* * * * *

0
101. Amend 752.228-7 by:
0
a. Revising the introductory text;
0
b. Adding a clause heading and introductory text before the clause; and
0
c. In the text of the clause, removing the words ``minimum coverages or 
such other minimum coverages'' and adding, in their place, the words 
``minimum coverage or such other minimum coverage''.
    The addition reads as follows:


752.228-7   Insurance--liability to third persons.

    As prescribed in 728.307-2(c), the following paragraph must be 
added to the clause specified in (48 CFR) FAR 52.228-7 as either 
paragraph (h) (if (48 CFR) FAR 52.228-7 Alternate I is not used) or (i) 
(if (48 CFR) FAR 52.228-7 Alternate I is used):

Insurance--Liability to Third Persons (JULY 1997)

    The following paragraph is added to the clause specified in (48 
CFR) FAR 52.228-7:
* * * * *

0
102. In 752.228-9, revise the introductory text and add a clause 
heading immediately following the introductory text to read as follows:


752.228-9   Cargo insurance.

    As prescribed in 728.313(a), the following preface is to be used 
preceding the text of the clause at (48 CFR) FAR 52.228-9:

Cargo Insurance (DEC 1998)

* * * * *


752.228-70   [Amended]

0
103. In the first sentence of 752.228-70(a), remove the word 
``Contractor'' and add, in its place, the words ``The contractor''.

0
104. In 752.231-71, revise the date in the clause heading and add 
paragraph (c) to read as follows:


752.231-71   Salary supplements for Host Government employees.

    As prescribed in 731.205-71, for use in all contracts with a 
possible need or services of a HG employee. The clause should also be 
inserted in all subsequent sub-contracts.

Salary Supplements for Host Government Employees (MAR 2015)

* * * * *
    (c) The Contractor must insert a clause containing all the terms 
of this clause, including the requirement to obtain the written 
approval of the contracting officer for all salary supplements, in 
all subcontracts under this contract that may entail HG employee 
salary supplements.


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105. Revise 752.232-70 to read as follows:


752.232-70  Letter of Credit Advance Payment.

    As required by 732.406-73, insert the following clause in contracts 
being paid by Letter of Credit.

Letter of Credit Advance Payment (MAR 2015)

    (a) Payment under this contract must be by means of a Letter of 
Credit (LOC) in accordance with the terms and conditions of the LOC 
and any instructions issued by the USAID, Bureau for Management, 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Cash Management and Payment 
Division (M/CFO/CMP).
    (b) Immediately upon award, or as soon as the Letter of Credit 
payment method is approved by the contracting officer, contractors 
without an established LOC account must submit the following forms 
with original signatures, to the address specified below:
    Forms:
    (1) A signed original SF-1199A (Direct Deposit Sign-Up Form); 
and
    (2) ``Division of Payment Management Payment Management System 
Access Form'' found at the Department of State and Human Services 
(DHHS) Web site.
    Address: ATTN: James DuBois, U.S. Agency for International 
Development, M/CFO/CMP--LOC Unit, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., SA-44, 
Room 430-J, Washington, DC 20523-7700.
    Contractors must also submit the forms specified above 
electronically to [email protected].
    (c) As long as the LOC is in effect, the terms and conditions of 
the LOC and any instructions issued by M/CFO/CMP constitute the 
payment conditions of this contract, superseding and taking 
precedence over any other clause of this contract concerning 
payment.
    (d) If the LOC is revoked, payment may be made on a cost-
reimbursement basis, in accordance with the other clauses of this 
contract concerning payment.

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    (e) Revocation of the LOC is at the discretion of M/CFO/CMP 
after consultation with the contracting officer. Notification to the 
contractor of revocation must be in writing and must specify the 
reasons for such action. The contractor may appeal any such 
revocation to the contracting officer, in accordance with the 
Disputes clause of this contract. Pending final decision, payments 
under the contract will be in accordance with paragraph (d) of this 
clause.


0
106. Add 752.236-70 to read as follows:


752.236-70   Standards for Accessibility for the Disabled in USAID 
Construction Contracts.

    As prescribed in 736.570, for contracts for construction or 
renovation using program funds, insert the following clause.

Standards for Accessibility for the Disabled in USAID Construction 
Contracts (July 2007)

    (a) One of the objectives of the USAID Disability Policy is to 
engage other U.S. Government agencies, host country counterparts, 
governments, implementing organizations and other donors in 
fostering a climate of nondiscrimination against people with 
disabilities. As part of this policy USAID has established standards 
for any new or renovation construction project funded by USAID to 
allow access by people with disabilities (PWDs). The full text of 
the policy paper can be found at the following Web site: http://www.usaid.gov/about_usaid/disability/.
    (b) USAID requires the contractor to comply with standards of 
accessibility for people with disabilities in all structures, 
buildings or facilities resulting from new or renovation 
construction or alterations of an existing structure.
    (c) The contractor must comply with the host country or regional 
standards for accessibility in construction when such standards 
result in at least substantially equivalent accessibility and 
usability as the standard provided in the Americans with 
Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Architectural Barriers Act 
(ABA) Accessibility Guidelines of July 2004. Where there are no host 
country or regional standards for universal access or where the host 
country or regional standards fail to meet the ADA/ABA threshold, 
the standard prescribed in the ADA and the ABA must be used.
    (d) New Construction. All new construction must comply with the 
above standards for accessibility.
    (e) Alterations. Changes to an existing structure that affect, 
or could affect, the usability of the structure must comply with the 
above standards for accessibility unless the contractor obtains the 
contracting officer's advance approval that compliance is 
technically infeasible or constitutes an undue burden or both. 
Compliance is technically infeasible where structural conditions 
would require removing or altering a load-bearing member that is an 
essential part of the structural frame or because other existing 
physical or site constraints prohibit modification or addition of 
elements, spaces, or features that are in full and strict compliance 
with the minimum requirements of the standard. Compliance is an 
undue burden where it entails either a significant difficulty or 
expense or both.
    (f) Exceptions. The following construction related activities 
are excepted from the requirements of paragraphs (a) through (d) of 
this section:
    (1) Normal maintenance, re-roofing, painting or wallpapering, or 
changes to mechanical or electrical systems are not alterations and 
the above standards do not apply unless they affect the 
accessibility of the building or facility; and
    (2) emergency construction (which may entail the provision of 
plastic sheeting or tents, minor repair and upgrading of existing 
structures, rebuilding of part of existing structures, or provision 
of temporary structures) intended to be temporary in nature. A 
portion of emergency construction assistance may be provided to 
people with disabilities as part of the process of identifying 
disaster- and crisis-affected people as ``most vulnerable.''


752.242-70   [Amended]

0
107. In 752.242-70, remove the reference ``742.1170-3(c)'' in the 
introductory text, and add, in its place, the reference ``(48 CFR) 
AIDAR 742.1170-4(c)''.

0
108. Amend 752.245-70 by:
0
a. Removing the reference ``FAR 45.106'' in the introductory text, and 
adding, in its place, the reference ``(48 CFR) FAR 45.107'';
0
b. Adding a clause heading immediately following the Preface sentence;
0
c. Removing the words ``government property'' and add, in their place, 
the words ``Government property'';
0
d. Removing the words ``government-furnished'' and ``Government 
furnished'' and adding, in their place, the words ``Government-
furnished''; and
0
e. Revising the annual report.
    The addition and revision read as follows:


752.245-70   Government Property--USAID Reporting Requirements.

* * * * *
    Preface: * * *

Government Property--USAID Reporting Requirements (July 1997)

* * * * *

                          Annual Report of Government Property in Contractor's Custody
                             [Name of contractor as of (end of contract year), 20XX]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  Furniture and furnishings--         Other
                                               Motor vehicles ----------------------------------  nonexpendable
                                                                    Office      Living quarters      property
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A. Value of property as of last report......
B. Transactions during this reporting period
    1. Acquisitions (add):..................
        a. Purchased by contractor \1\......
        b. Transferred from USAID \2\.......
        c. Transferred from others, without
         reimbursement \3\..................
    2. Disposals (deduct):..................
        a. Returned to USAID................
        b. Transferred to USAID_contractor
         purchased..........................
        c. Transferred to other Government
         agencies \3\.......................
        d. Other disposals \3\..............
C. Value of property as of reporting date...
D. Estimated average age of contractor held
 property...................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                       Years            Years            Years            Years
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Property which is complete in itself, does not lose its identity or become a component part of another
  article when put into use; is durable, with an expected service life of two years or more; and which has a
  unit cost of more than $500.
\2\ Government furnished property listed in this Contract as nonexpendable.
\3\ Explain if transactions were not processed through or otherwise authorized by USAID.


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* * * * *

0
109. Amend 752.245-71 by revising the introductory text to read as 
follows:


752.245-71   Title to and Care of Property.

    As prescribed in paragraph (a) of (48 CFR) AIDAR 745.107, the 
following clause must be inserted in all contracts when the contractor 
will acquire property under the contract for use overseas and the 
contract funds were obligated under a Development Objective Agreement 
(DOAG) (or similar bilateral obligating agreement) with the cooperating 
country.
* * * * *

0
110. Amend 752.247-70 by:
0
a. In paragraph (b), removing the last sentence;
0
b. Revising paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2)(viii); and
0
c. Removing Alternate 1, consisting of paragraphs (d) and (e).


752.247-70   Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial 
Vessels.

* * * * *
    (c)(1) The contractor must submit one legible copy of a rated on-
board ocean bill of lading for each shipment to both the Division of 
National Cargo, Office of Cargo Preference, Maritime Administration, 
U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590, and the U.S. 
Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Management, 
Office of Acquisition and Assistance, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., SA-
44, Room 859, Washington, DC 20523 as follows:
    (i) for PL 480 (Food aid shipments) scanned copies must be sent to: 
[email protected].
    (ii) For all Non P.L. 480 (Non Food Aid Shipments) scanned copies 
must be sent to: [email protected].
    (2) * * * * *
    (viii) Gross weight in kilograms/pounds and volume in liters/cubic 
feet, if available.
* * * * *

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111. Add 752.252-1 to read as follows:


752.252-1   AIDAR Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference

    In accordance with 752.107(a), insert the following clause.

AIDAR Solicitation Provisions Incorporated By Reference (MAR 2015)

    This solicitation incorporates one or more provisions by 
reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in 
full text. Upon request, the contracting officer will make their 
full text available. Also, the full text of all AIDAR solicitation 
provisions is contained in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 
located at 48 CFR chapter 7.


0
112. Add 752.252-2 to read as follows:


752.252-2   AIDAR Clauses Incorporated by Reference

    In accordance with 752.107(b), insert the following clause.

AIDAR Clauses Incorporated By Reference (MAR 2015)

    This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, 
with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. 
Upon request, the contracting officer will make their full text 
available. Also, the full text of all AIDAR solicitation provisions 
and contract clause is contained in the Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR) located at 48 CFR chapter 7.


0
113. Add 752.252-70 to read as follows:


752.252-70   Provisions and clauses to be completed by the offeror.

    In accordance with 752.107(c), insert the following clause.

Provisions and Clauses To Be Completed by the Offeror (MAR 2015)

    The following FAR and AIDAR provisions or clauses incorporated 
by reference in this solicitation or contract must be completed by 
the offeror or prospective contactor and submitted with the 
quotation or offer:
NUMBER TITLE DATE
AIDAR (48 CFR chapter 7)

[The contracting officer must list all FAR and AIDAR provisions or 
clauses incorporated by reference that must be completed by the 
offeror or prospective contactor and submitted with the quotation or 
offer.]

Subpart 752.70--Texts of USAID Contract Clauses


752.7001   [Amended]

0
114. In the clause prescription of 752.7001, remove the word 
``included'' and add, in its place, the word ``inserted''.

0
115. Amend 752.7002 by revising the fifth and sixth sentences of 
paragraph (b), the third sentence of paragraph (k), and paragraph 
(p)(1)(i) to read as follows:


752.7002   Travel and transportation.

* * * * *
    (b) International travel. * * * When travel is by economy class 
accommodations, the Contractor will be reimbursed for the cost of 
transporting up to 10 kilograms/22 pounds of accompanied personal 
baggage per traveler in addition to that regularly allowed with the 
economy ticket provided that the total number of kilograms/pounds of 
baggage does not exceed that regularly allowed for first class 
travelers. Travel allowances for travelers must not be in excess of the 
rates authorized in the Department of State Standardized Regulations--
hereinafter referred to as the Standardized Regulations--as from time 
to time amended, for not more than the travel time required by 
scheduled commercial air carrier using the most expeditious route. * * 
*
* * * * *
    (k) Home leave travel. * * * When travel is by economy class 
accommodations, the Contractor will be reimbursed for the cost of 
transporting up to 10 kilograms/22 pounds of accompanied personal 
baggage per traveler in addition to that regularly allowed with the 
economy ticket provided that the total number of kilograms/pounds of 
baggage does not exceed that regularly allowed for first class 
travelers. * * *
* * * * *
    (p)* * *
    (1)* * *
    (i) Transportation of goods. Where U.S. flag vessels are not 
available, or their use would result in a significant delay, the 
Contractor must contact the U.S. Agency for International Development 
(USAID), Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance, 
Transportation Division (M/OAA/T) for required guidance and may obtain 
a release from this requirement from M/OAA/T. The contact email address 
for these matters is [email protected].
* * * * *


752.7003   [Amended]

0
116. In 752.7003, remove the word ``responsiblity'' and add, in its 
place, the word ''responsibility'';


752.7004   [Amended]

0
117. In the clause prescription of 752.7004, remove the word 
''included'' and add, in its place, the word ``inserted''.

0
118. Revise 752.7005 to read as follows:


752.7005   Submission Requirements for Development Experience 
Documents.

    The following clause must be inserted in all USAID professional/
technical contracts in which development experience documents are 
likely to be produced.

Submission Requirements for Development Experience Documents (Sept 
2013)

    (a) Contract Reports and Information/Intellectual Products.
    (1) Within thirty (30) calendar days of obtaining the 
contracting officer representative's approval, the contractor must 
submit to USAID's Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) one 
copy

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each of reports and information products which describe, communicate 
or organize program/project development assistance activities, 
methods, technologies, management, research, results and experience. 
These reports include: Assessments, evaluations, studies, technical 
and periodic reports, annual and final reports, and development 
experience documents (defined as documents that:
    (i) Describe the planning, design, implementation, evaluation, 
and results of development assistance; and
    (ii) Are generated during the life cycle of development 
assistance programs or activities.) The contractor must also submit 
copies of information products including training materials, 
publications, videos and other intellectual deliverable materials 
required under the Contract Schedule. The following information is 
not to be submitted:
    (A) Time-sensitive materials such as newsletters, brochures or 
bulletins.
    (B) The contractor's information that is incidental to award 
administration, such as financial, administrative, cost or pricing, 
or management information.
    (2) Within thirty (30) calendar days after completion of the 
contract, the contractor must submit to the DEC any reports that 
have not been previously submitted and an index of all reports and 
information/intellectual products referenced in paragraph (a)(1) of 
this clause.
    (b) Submission requirements. The contractor must review the DEC 
Web site for the most up-to-date submission instructions, including 
the DEC address for paper submissions, the document formatting and 
the types of documents to be submitted. The submission instructions 
can be found at: https://dec.usaid.gov.
    (1) Standards. (i) Material must not include financially 
sensitive information or personally identifiable information (PII) 
such as social security numbers, home addresses and dates of birth. 
Such information must be removed prior to submission.
    (ii) All submissions must conform to current USAID branding 
requirements.
    (iii) Contract reports and information/intellectual products can 
be submitted in either electronic (preferred) or paper form. 
Electronic documentation must comply with Section 508 of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
    (iv) The electronic submissions must consist of only one 
electronic file, which comprises the complete and final equivalent 
of the paper copy. In the case of databases and computer software 
the submissions must also include necessary descriptive information, 
e.g., special backup or data compression routines, software used for 
storing/retrieving submitted data, or program installation 
instructions.
    (v) Electronic documents must be in one of the National Archives 
and Records Administration (NARA)-approved formats as described in 
NARA guidelines related to the transfer of permanent E-records. (See 
http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/initiatives/transfer-to-nara.html).
    (2) Essential bibliographic information. Descriptive information 
is required for all contractor products submitted. The title page of 
all reports and information products must include the contract 
number(s), contractor name(s), name of the USAID contracting 
officer's representative, the publication or issuance date of the 
document, document title, (if non-English, provide an English 
translation of the title), author name(s), and development objective 
or activity title (if non-English, provide a translation) and 
associated number, and language of the document (if non-English). In 
addition, all hard copy materials submitted in accordance with this 
clause must have, attached as a separate cover sheet, the name, 
organization, address, telephone number, fax number, and internet 
address of the submitting party.


752.7006   [Amended]

0
119. Amend 752.7006 by removing the words ``cognizant Contracting 
Officer'' and adding, in their place, the words ``cognizant contracting 
officer''.

0
120. Amend 752.7014 by:
0
a. In paragraph (a), removing the words ``the Standardized Regulations 
(Government Civilians, Foreign Areas), the Uniform State/USAID/USIA 
Foreign Service Travel Regulations'' and adding, in their place, the 
words ``the Department of State Standardized Regulations, Foreign 
Service Travel Regulations''; and
0
b. Revising paragraphs (b) and (c).
    The revisions read as follows:


752.7014   Notice of Changes in Travel Regulations.

* * * * *
    (b) (1) Department of State Standardized Regulations are available 
at: http://aoprals.state.gov/content.asp?content_id=231&menu_id=92.
    (2)Foreign Service Travel Regulations are available at: 14 FAM 500: 
http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/regs/fam/14fam/500/index.htm.
    (3) Federal Travel Regulations are available at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104790?utm_source=OGP&utm_medium=print-radio&utm_term=ftr&utm_campaign=shortcut.
    (c) Information regarding these regulations as referenced in the 
``Travel and Transportation'' clause of this contract may be obtained 
from the contracting officer.

0
121. Amend 752.7015 by revising paragraphs (a)(1) and (2) to read as 
follows:


752.7015   Use of Pouch Facilities.

* * * * *
    (a) * * *
    (1) Contractors and their employees are authorized use of the pouch 
for transmission and receipt of up to a maximum of 0.9 kilogram/2 
pounds per shipment of correspondence and documents needed in the 
administration of foreign assistance programs.
    (2) U.S. citizen employees of U.S. contractors are authorized use 
of the pouch for personal mail up to a maximum of 0.5 kilogram/one 
pound per shipment (but see paragraph (a)(3) of this section).
* * * * *


752.7018   [Amended]

0
122. Amend 752.7018 by:
0
a. In paragraph (a), removing the words ``Automated Directive System 
(ADS) 253.5.6b`` and adding, in their place, the words ''Automated 
Directive System (ADS) 253''; and
0
b. In paragraph (b), removing the words ``Global Center for Human 
Capacity Development (G/HCD)'' and adding, in their place, the words 
``Director, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, 
Office of Education (E3/ED)''.


752.7019   [Amended]

0
123. Amend 752.7019 by:
0
a. In paragraph (b), removing the words ``The current version of 
Chapter 253 may be obtained directly from the USAID Web site at http://
www.info.usaid.gov/pubs/ads/200'' and adding, in their place, the words 
''The entire ADS is accessible to the general public at the following 
USAID Internet address: http://www.usaid.gov/policy/ads/''; and
0
b. In paragraph (c), removing the words ``ADS 253.5.5'' and adding, in 
their place, the words ''ADS 253''.


752.7028   [Amended]

0
124. Amend 752.7028(e) by removing the word ``allownce'' and adding, in 
its place, the word ``allowance'';

0
125. Revise 752.7032 to read as follows:


752.7032   International Travel Approval and Notification Requirements 
(APR 2014).

    For use in any USAID contract requiring international travel.

International Travel Approval and Notification Requirements (APR 
2014)

    Prior written approval by the contracting officer, or the 
contracting officer's representative (COR) if delegated in the 
Contracting Officer's Representative Designation Letter, is required 
for all international travel directly and identifiably funded by 
USAID under this contract. The Contractor must therefore present to 
the contracting officer or the contracting officer's representative, 
an itinerary for each planned international trip, showing the name 
of the traveler, purpose of the trip, origin/destination (and 
intervening stops), and dates of travel, as far in advanced of the 
proposed travel as possible, but in no event less than three weeks 
before travel is planned to commence. The contracting officer's or

[[Page 75003]]

contracting officer's representative's (if delegated by the 
contracting officer) prior written approval may be in the form of a 
letter or telegram or similar device or may be specifically 
incorporated into the schedule of the contract. At least one week 
prior to commencement of approved international travel, the 
Contractor must notify the cognizant Mission, with a copy to the 
contracting officer or contracting officer's representative, of 
planned travel, identifying the travelers and the dates and times of 
arrival.


752.7033   [Amended]

0
126. In 752.7033(b)(1) remove the second sentence.


753.107   [Amended]

0
127. In 753.107, remove the words ``congnizant Contracting Officer'' 
and add, in their place, the words ``cognizant contracting officer''.

    Dated: October 7, 2014.
Aman S. Djahanbani,
Chief Acquisition Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-26051 Filed 12-15-14; 8:45 am]
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