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VA RIN: 2900-AP58 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: VA Acquisition Regulation: Acquisition of Commercial Items and Simplified Acquisition Procedures 
Abstract:

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends and updates its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments to revise or remove any policy superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove procedural guidance internal to VA into the VAAM, and to incorporate any new agency specific regulations or policies. These changes seek to streamline and align the VAAR with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and reduce burden on contractors. The VAAM incorporates portions of the removed VAAR as well as other internal agency acquisition policy. VA will rewrite certain parts of the VAAR and VAAM, and as VAAR parts are rewritten, will publish them in the Federal Register.

 
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  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: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1.3    48 CFR 812    48 CFR 813    48 CFR 852   
Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/11/2018  83 FR 1321   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/12/2018 
Final Action  02/00/2020 
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 
Agency Contact:
Rafael Taylor
Senior Procurement Analyst (003A2A)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Procurement Policy and Warrant Management Services, 425 I Street NW.,
Washington, DC 20001
Phone:202 382-2787
Email: rafael.taylor@va.gov