[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 152 (Wednesday, August 7, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-16405]

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Vol. 84


No. 152

August 7, 2019

Part III

Department of Defense

General Services Administration

National Aeronautics and Space Administration


48 CFR Chapter 1, et al.

Federal Acquisition Regulations; Federal Acquisition Circular 2019-04; 
Introduction; Ombudsman for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts; Federal 
Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments; Federal Acquisition 
Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2019-04; Small Entity 
Compliance Guide; Final Rules

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48 CFR Chapter 1

[Docket No. FAR 2019-0002, Sequence No. 3]

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 
2019-04; Introduction

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

ACTION: Summary presentation of final rules.


SUMMARY: This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and 
the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal 
Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2019-04. A companion document, the Small 
Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including 
the SECG, is available via the internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

DATES: For effective date see the separate documents, which follows.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The analyst whose name appears in the 
table below in relation to the FAR case. For information pertaining to 
status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat 
Division at 202-501-4755.

                                           Rules Listed in FAC 2019-04
                Item                               Subject                 FAR case              Analyst
I...................................  Ombudsman for Indefinite-               2017-020  Jackson.
                                       Delivery Contracts.
II..................................  Technical Amendments............

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summaries for each FAR rule follow. For the 
actual revisions and/or amendments made by these FAR rules, refer to 
the specific item numbers and subjects set forth in the documents 
following these item summaries. FAC 2019-04 amends the FAR as follows:

Item I--Ombudsman for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (FAR Case 2017-020)

    DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a new clause for use in 
multiple-award indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts 
that identifies the agency task-order and delivery-order ombudsman's 
responsibilities and contact information. This rule implements a 
standardized method to provide the requisite information to contractors 
via a single contract clause for use by all agencies. This rule intends 
to minimize the impact on contractors resulting from the variety of 
ways in which task-order and delivery-order ombudsman information is 
communicated by agencies.

Item II--Technical Amendments

    Editorial changes are made at FAR 1.201-1 and 52.246-21.

Janet M. Fry,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Government-
wide Policy.

    Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2019-04 is issued under the 
authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General 
Services, and the Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space 
    Unless otherwise specified, all Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) and other directive material contained in FAC 2019-04 is 
effective August 7, 2019 except for FAR Case 2017-020, which is 
effective September 6, 2019.

Linda W. Neilson,

Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting, Defense Acquisition 
Regulations System Department of Defense.

Jeffrey A. Koses,

Senior Procurement Executive/Deputy CAO, Office of Acquisition 
Policy, U.S. General Services Administration.

William G. Roets, II,

Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Procurement, National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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