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VA RIN: 2900-AR06 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: VA Acquisition Regulation: Acquisition Planning; Required Sources of Supplies and Services; Market Research; and Small Business Programs 
Abstract:

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending and updating its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments to revise or remove any policy superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove any procedural guidance internal to VA into the VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM), and to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. 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. This Final rule revises VAAR part 807, Acquisition Planning; part 808, Required Sources of Supplies and Services; part 810, Market Research and part 819, Small Business Programs, as well as affected VAAR parts 801, Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation System; part 802, Definitions of Words and Terms; part 832, Contract Financing; part 852, Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses; and part 853, Forms.

 
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 801    48 CFR 802    48 CFR 807    48 CFR 808    48 CFR 810    48 CFR 819    48 CFR 832    48 CFR 852    48 CFR 853   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)    38 U.S.C. 8127 and 8128    40 U.S.C. 121(c)    41 U.S.C. 1121(c)(3)    1303    1702    1707    48 CFR 1.301 to 1.304   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/09/2022  87 FR 13598   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/09/2022 
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 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov  
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