[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 167 (Wednesday, September 1, 2021)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 48915-48916]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-18847]



48 CFR Part 570

[GSAR Case 2021-G524; Docket No. GSA-GSAR 2021-0019; Sequence No. 1]
RIN 3090-AK49

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); 
Updates to Certain Online References in the GSAM

AGENCY: Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration 

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing a final 
rule amending the General Services Administration Acquisition 
Regulation (GSAR) to update an outdated reference to a legacy website.

DATES: Effective October 1, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Tyler Piper or Mr. Stephen Carroll 
at 817-253-7858 or [email protected], for clarification of content. 
For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact 
the Regulatory Secretariat at 202-501-4755. Please cite GSAR Case 2021-


I. Background

    GSA's Integrated Award Environment integrated the legacy SAM.gov 
into the beta.SAM.gov environment on May 24, 2021, migrating the 
functionality of SAM.gov into beta.SAM.gov. The term ``beta'' is 
retired, and there is now only one SAM.gov.

II. Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 40 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 121 authorizes 
GSA to issue regulations, including the GSAR, to control the 
relationship between GSA and contractors.

III. Discussion and Analysis

    The System for Award Management (SAM) has officially gone live, and 
as such the URL to reach it has changed from https://beta.sam.gov to 
https://www.sam.gov. This rule simply updates an outdated URL reference 
to the new website.

IV. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563

    Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess 
all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 
13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, 
of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. 
This rule has been reviewed and determined by OMB not to be a 
significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to review 
under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated 
September 30, 1993.

V. Congressional Review Act

    The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as amended by 
the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, 
generally provides that before a ``major rule'' may take effect, the 
agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report, which includes 
a copy of the rule, to each House of the Congress and to the 
Comptroller General of the United States. A major rule cannot take 
effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. 
This rule has been reviewed and determined by OMB not to be a ``major 
rule'' under 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

VI. Notice for Public Comment

    The statute that applies to the publication of the GSAR is the 
Office of Federal Procurement Policy statute (codified at title 41 of 
the United States Code). Specifically, 41 U.S.C. 1707(a)(1) requires 
that a procurement policy, regulation, procedure or form (including an 
amendment or modification thereof) must be published for public comment 
if it relates to the expenditure of appropriated funds, and has either 
a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of the 
agency issuing the policy, regulation, procedure, or form, or has a 
significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. 
This rule is not required to be published for public comment, because 
it does not have a significant effect or impose any new requirements on 
contractors or offerors. The rule simply replaces website references.

VII. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) does not 
apply to this rule, because an opportunity for public comment is not 
required to be given for this rule under 41 U.S.C. 1707(a)(1) (see 
Section VI. of this preamble). Accordingly, no regulatory flexibility 
analysis is required and none has been prepared.

VIII. Paperwork Reduction Act

    This rule does not contain any information collection requirements 
that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 570

    Government procurement.

Jeffrey Koses,
Senior Procurement Executive, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Government-wide Policy, General Services Administration.

    Therefore, GSA amends 48 CFR part 570 as set forth below:


1. The authority citation for part 570 continues to read as follows:

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

570.106   [Amended]

2. Amend section 570.106 in paragraph (a) by removing ``Governmentwide 
Point of Entry (GPE) at https://beta.sam.gov or successor system'' and 
adding ``System for Award

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Management Contract Opportunities at https://www.sam.gov'' in its 

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