MEMORANDUM FOR CIVILIAN AGENCIES OTHER THAN NASA
January 14, 2013
|TO:||Heads of Contracting Activity|
|FROM:||LAURA AULETTA /s/|
CIVILIAN AGENCY ACQUISITION COUNCIL (CAAC)
|SUBJECT:||Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)13.5, Test Program for Certain Commercial Items|
This memorandum serves as consultation for agency class deviations to extend the Commercial Item Test Program in FAR 13.5. Section 822 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, Public Law 112-239, extended the authority for the test program until January 1, 2015.
An expedited FAR case is being processed to change the date of expiration for the program in FAR 13.500(d). Pending issuance of the final FAR rule, agencies may authorize a class deviation in accordance with FAR 1.404 to change the program expiration date in FAR 13.500(d) to January 1, 2015.
This CAAC memorandum constitutes consultation with the Chair of the CAAC required by FAR 1.404(a)(1). Agencies are reminded that FAR 1.404 requires agencies to furnish a copy of each approved class deviation to the FAR Secretariat, General
Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street, NE, 7th Floor, ATTN: Hada Flowers, Washington, DC, 20417. Agencies may also email the deviation to Ms. Flowers at email@example.com or send by fax to 202-501-4067.
If you have questions or require additional information regarding this memorandum, please contact Michael 0. Jackson at (202) 208-4949 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. General Services Administration
1275 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20417
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