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VA RIN: 2900-AQ23 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: VA Acquisition Regulation: Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation System 
Abstract:

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments to revise or remove any policy superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove any procedural guidance internal to VA into the VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM), and to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 These changes streamline and align the VAAR with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and reduce burden on contractors.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 them in the Federal Register.  In particular, this rulemaking revises VAAR parts 801 - Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation System and 835 - Research and Development Contracting 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 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR ch. 8, subpart 801    48 CFR ch. 8, subpart 852    48 CFR 1.301 to 1.304     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501    40 U.S.C. 121(c)    41 U.S.C. 1707   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/00/2022 
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:
Bogdan Vaga
Procurement Analyst
Department of Veterans Affairs
425 I Street NW,
Washington, DC 20001
Phone:202 382-2667
Email: bogdan.vaga@va.gov