[Federal Register: September 30, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 189)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

48 CFR Part 219

[DFARS Case 2005-D020]

 
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Extension of 
Partnership Agreement--8(a) Program

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to reflect an extension in 
the expiration date of a partnership agreement between DoD and the 
Small Business Administration (SBA). The partnership agreement permits 
DoD to award contracts to 8(a) Program participants on behalf of SBA.

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 30, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Deborah Tronic, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DAR), IMD 3C132, 
3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-
0289; facsimile (703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2005-D020.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    By partnership agreement dated February 1, 2002, between the SBA 
and DoD, the SBA delegated to DoD its authority to enter into contracts 
under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(a)). The 
expiration date of the partnership agreement has been extended from 
September 30, 2005, to September 30, 2006. This final rule amends DFARS 
219.800 to reflect the extension.
    This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review 
under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This rule will not have a significant cost or administrative impact 
on contractors or offerors, or a significant effect beyond the internal 
operating procedures of DoD. Therefore, publication for public comment 
is not

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required. However, DoD will consider comments from small entities 
concerning the affected DFARS subpart in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. 
Such comments should cite DFARS Case 2005-D020.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the rule does 
not impose any information collection requirements that require the 
approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, 
et seq.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 219

    Government procurement.

Michele P. Peterson,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

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Therefore, 48 CFR part 219 is amended as follows:

PART 219--SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 219 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 41 U.S.C. 421 and 48 CFR Chapter 1.


219.800  [Amended]

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2. Section 219.800 is amended in paragraph (a), in the last sentence, 
by removing ``2005'' and adding in its place ``2006''.

[FR Doc. 05-19456 Filed 9-29-05; 8:45 am]

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