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VA RIN: 2900-AP81 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation to Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles VAAR Case 2014-V004 (Parts 811, 832) 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) to update the VAAR to current FAR requirements, thresholds, definitions, and titles; it provides new definitions, updated VA titles and offices; it corrects inconsistencies, removes redundancies and duplicate material already covered by the FAR; it deletes outdated material or information and appropriately renumbers VAAR text and clauses and provisions where required to comport with FAR format, numbering and arrangement; and, it provides VA acquisition regulations necessary to implement FAR policies and procedures within VA, as well as additional policies, procedures, solicitation provisions, or contract clauses that supplement the FAR to satisfy VA mission needs.

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 801    48 CFR 811    48 CFR 832    48 CFR 852   
Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c)    48 CFR 1.3   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

Included in the proposed changes that are needed are removing a significant portion of subpart 811.1, Selecting and Developing Requirements Documents, as it includes information that is redundant to the FAR.  In addition, we propose to add a new section to implement the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Memorandum M-11-32, dated September 14, 2011, and to encourage making payments to small business contractors within 15 days of receipt of invoice.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

40 U.S.C. 121(c), 48 CFR 1.3


Anticipated Costs and Benefits:


Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ricky L. Clark
Senior Procurement Analyst (003A2A)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Procurement Policy and Warrant Management Services, 425 I Street NW.,
Washington, DC 20001
Phone:202 632-5276