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FAR RIN: 9000-AO37 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: ●Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2021-021, Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors 

DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Executive Order (E.O.) 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, dated September 9, 2021.  The Executive Order requires a clause to be included in certain contracts to ensure contractors are adequately protected from COVID-19 by requiring certain contractor and subcontractor compliance with all guidance for contractor and subcontractor workplace locations published by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force. The rule will promote economy and efficiency in procurement by contracting with sources that provide adequate safeguards to their workers which will decrease worker absence, reduce labor costs and therefore, improve contractor and subcontractor performance on Federal procurements.

Agency: DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)(FAR)  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 23    48 CFR 52   
Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)    10 U.S.C. ch. 137    51 U.S.C. 20113   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2022 
NPRM Comment Period End  03/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Zenaida Delgado
Procurement Analyst
1800 F Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20405
Phone:202 969-7207