FAC 2005-29 Delay of Applicability

FR Doc E9-8849[Federal Register: April 17, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 73)]

[Rules and Regulations]

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 2, 22, and 52

[FAC 2005-29, Amendment-3; FAR Case 2007-013; Docket 2008-0001;

Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2007-013, Employment Eligibility Verification

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration

(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Amendment to final rule; delay of applicability date.

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration have agreed to delay the applicability date of FAR Case 2007-013, Employment Eligibility Verification, to June 30, 2009.

DATES: Applicability Date: The applicability date of FAC 2005-29, Amendment-2, published January 30, 2009, 74 FR 5621, is delayed until June 30, 2009.

Contracting officers shall not include the new clause at 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification, in any solicitation or contract prior to the applicability date of June 30, 2009.

On or after June 30, 2009, contracting officers--

Shall include the clause in solicitations, in accordance with the clause prescription at 22.1803 and FAR 1.108(d)(1); and

Should modify, on a bilateral basis, existing indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts in accordance with FAR 1.108(d)(3) to include the clause for future orders if the remaining period of performance extends beyond December 30, 2009, and the amount of work or number of orders expected under the remaining performance period is substantial.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FAR Secretariat at (202) 501-4755 for further information pertaining to status or publication schedule. Please cite FAC 2005-29 (delay of applicability date).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document extends to June 30, 2009, the applicability date of the E-Verify rule, in order to permit the new Administration an adequate opportunity to review the rule.

Federal Acquisition Circular

Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-29, Amendment-3, is issued under the authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services, and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) contained in FAC 2005-29 was effective January 19, 2009, and is applicable June 30, 2009.

Dated: April 13, 2009. Linda W. Neilson, Acting Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy.

Dated: April 10, 2009. Rodney P. Lantier, Acting Senior Procurement Executive & Acting Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer, Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, U.S. General Services Administration.

Dated: April 13, 2009William P. McNally, Assistant Administrator for Procurement, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.