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VA RIN: 2900-AQ41 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation--Part 839 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments to revise or remove any policy superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove procedural guidance internal to VA into the VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM), and to incorporate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 These changes streamline and align the VAAR with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and reduce burden on contractors.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, we will publish them in the Federal Register. In particular, this rulemaking adds new VAAR part 839 Acquisition of Information Technology, as well as revises affected parts 811 Describing Agency Needs; parts 827 Patents, Data, and Copyrights; part 849, Termination of Contracts; and part 852 Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses.

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 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 811    48 CFR 1.301 to 1.304    48 CFR 827    48 CFR 839   
Legal Authority: 38 U.S.C. 5724 and 5725(a) to (c)    40 U.S.C. 121(c)    40 U.S.C. 11319(b)(1)(C)    41 U.S.C. 1121(c)(3)    41 U.S.C. 1303    41 U.S.C. 1702 and 1707   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/17/2021  86 FR 64132   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/18/2022 
Final Action  01/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
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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