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AID RIN: 0412-AA94 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: United States Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR): Designation of Personal Services Contractors (PSCs) as Contracting Officers and Agreement Officers 

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is publishing a final rule to amend its Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR) to allow for the designation of U.S. Personal Services Contractors (US PSCs) and Cooperating Country National Personal Services Contractors (CCN PSCs) as contracting officers and agreement officers.  The revisions would address a shortage of U.S. direct-hire staff by delegating the proposed authorities to qualified US and CCN PSCs.  The delegation of limited contracting/agreement officer authorities to a select number of CCN PSCs would also bolster the Agency to succeed in terms of building long-term, host country technical capacity to assist our overseas Missions materially with procurement responsibility.

Agency: Agency for International Development(AID)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 701    48 CFR 722    48 CFR 752 (App. J)    3 CFR 1979 Comp., p. 435   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 87-195, sec. 621    75 Stat. 445 (22 U.S.C. 2381) as amended    E.O. 12163    44 FR 56673    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/14/2019  84 FR 27745   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/13/2019 
Final Action  11/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 0412-AA80 
Agency Contact:
Anne Sattgast
Agency for International Development
Phone:202 567-5094