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VAAR 801



Subpart 801.1—Purpose, Authority, Issuance – Change 801.106 OMB table only.

(1) Citations of authority (e.g., statutes or Executive orders) in the VAAR shall follow the Federal Register form guides.

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501- 3521), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the reporting or recordkeeping provisions that are included in the VAAR and has given VA the following approval numbers:

    48 CFR part or section where identified and described

    Current OMB Control Number

    48 CFR part or section where identified and described

    Current OMB Control Number

    809.106-1

    2900-0418

    852.214-70

    2900-0593

    809.504(d)

    2900-0418

    852.236-72

    2900-0422

    813

    2900-0393

    852.236-79

    2900-0208

    832.202-4

    2900-0688

    852.236-80 (Alt. I)

    2900-0422

    836.606-71

    2900-0208

    852.236-84

    2900-0422

    852.207-70

    2900-0590

    852.236-88

    2900-0422

    852.209-70

    2900-0418

    852.236-89

    2900-0622

    852.211-70

    2900-0587

    852.236-91

    2900-0623

    852.211-72

    2900-0586

    852.237-7

    2900-0590

    852.232-70 through

    852.232-71

    2900-0422

   

801.201 Maintenance of the FAR. 801.201-1 The two councils.

Revisions to the FAR are prepared and issued through the coordinated action of two councils, the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council and the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council. A designee of the Office of Acquisition and Materiel Management will represent VA on the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council.

(a) Authority to authorize individual deviations from the FAR and VAAR is delegated to the SPE and is further delegated to the DSPE.

(b) When a contracting officer considers it necessary to deviate from the policies in the FAR or VAAR, the contracting officer, in accordance with Administration or staff office procedures, must submit a request through the HCA to the DSPE for authority to deviate.

(c) The request to deviate must clearly state the circumstances warranting the deviation and the nature of the deviation.

(d) The DSPE may authorize individual deviations from the FAR and VAAR when an individual deviation is in the best interest of the Government. When the DSPE authorizes a deviation, the contracting officer must file the authorization in the purchase order or contract file.

Authority to authorize class deviations from the FAR and VAAR is delegated to the SPE and is further delegated to the DSPE. The DSPE may authorize class deviations from the FAR and VAAR when a class deviation is in the best interest of the Government. The DSPE must comply with the provisions of FAR 1.404 through the SPE.

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