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VA RIN: 2900-AQ38 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: VA Acquisition Regulation: Contractor Qualifications; Acquisition of Utility Services; and Contract Administration and Audit Services 
Abstract:

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments to revise or remove any policy superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove any procedural guidance internal to VA into the VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM), and to incorporate any new agency specific regulations or policies. These changes streamline and align the VAAR with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and reduce burden on contractors.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 it in the Federal Register.  In particular, this rulemaking revises VAAR parts 809 Contractor Qualifications, 841 Acquisition of Utility Services, and 842 Contract Administration and Audit Services, as well as affected part 852 Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses.

 
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1.301-304    48 CFR 809    48 CFR 841    48 CFR 842   
Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c) and (d)    41 U.S.C. 1707   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/00/2020 
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