B-234816, B-234829, Jun 16, 1989

B-234816,B-234829: Jun 16, 1989

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A proposal to revise FAR section 42.302(a)(39) and the clause at FAR section 52.223-3 to remove the implication that the Contract Administration Services are responsible for administering statutory and regulatory requirements for hazardous materials. These are FAR case Nos. 89-06 and 89-15. FAR case 89-15 would revise FAR section 42.302(a)(39) and the clause at FAR section 52.223-3 to remove the implication that the Contract Administration Services are responsible for administering statutory and regulatory requirements for hazardous materials. We have no objection to these two FAR cases.

B-234816, B-234829, Jun 16, 1989

PROCUREMENT - Contract Management - Contract administration - Hazardous substances - Federal procurement regulations/laws - Revision DIGEST: 1. General Accounting Office has no objection to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) case No. 89-15, a proposal to revise FAR section 42.302(a)(39) and the clause at FAR section 52.223-3 to remove the implication that the Contract Administration Services are responsible for administering statutory and regulatory requirements for hazardous materials. PROCUREMENT - Contract Management - Contract administration - Multiple/aggregate awards - Federal procurement regulations/laws - Revision 2. General Accounting Office has no objection to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) case No. 89-06, a proposal to revise the clauses at FAR sections 52.214-22 and 52.215-34 to increase from $250 to $500 the assumed contract administration costs used by an agency to determine whether a multiple award would be economically advantageous to the government.

Ms. Margaret A. Willis

FAR Secretariat General Services Administration:

This responds to your letter of March 6, 1989 requesting our comments on two proposed changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). These are FAR case Nos. 89-06 and 89-15.

FAR Case 89-06 proposes raising from $250 to $500 the assumed contract administration costs used by an agency to determine whether a multiple award would be economically advantageous to the government. The change would be made to the clauses at FAR sections 52.214-22 and 52.215-34. FAR case 89-15 would revise FAR section 42.302(a)(39) and the clause at FAR section 52.223-3 to remove the implication that the Contract Administration Services are responsible for administering statutory and regulatory requirements for hazardous materials, the enforcement of which rests with other federal agencies and state and local governments.

We have no objection to these two FAR cases.