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STATE RIN: 1400-AE02 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Department of State Acquisition Regulation 

The Department of State (DoS) is making amendments to the Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR) to provide internal agency guidance and procedures. This rulemaking is necessary to update certain provisions of the DOSAR, located in 48 CFR parts 615, 616, 617 and 652 and to add part 626. The amendments being made in this rule are either internal agency procedures or internal agency informational guidance, such as delegations of authority. The changes being made by this rule are to add guidance related to handling of unsolicited proposals; incorporate guidance related to use of letter contracts; bring DOSAR 617.5 into alignment with the FAR structure and incorporate procedures for approving interagency acquisitions; add part 626, to incorporate a delegation of authority at 626.203(b); add a clause at 652.216-72, Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman, and make other administrative edits.

Agency: Department of State(STATE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR ch 1     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 22 U.S.C. 2651a, 40 U.S.C. 121(c)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final rule  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Colleen Kosar
Department of State
Office of the Procurement Executive, Suite 1060 SA-15, 2201 C Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20520
Phone:703 516-1685