Procurement Information Circular
August 12, 2009††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
CLASS DEVIATION FROM FAR 52.204-11, AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
PURPOSE: To provide a class deviation from the requirement at FAR 52.204-11(c) to begin reporting no later than July 10, 2009.†
BACKGROUND: † Development of the on-line reporting tool, which will permit recipient reporting under the Recovery Act, has not been completed and the tool is unavailable for contractorsí use for the first required reporting period under FAR 52.204-11.† The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has posted an announcement at www.FederalReporting.gov notifying Federal contractors that the online recipient reporting tool is expected to be available for the quarterly report due October 10, 2009.† Federal contractors are not required to report information on July 10, 2009.† However, Federal contractors who submit an invoice prior to June 30, 2009, for Recovery Act funded contract performance, should maintain the data required by FAR 52.204-11 so that they will be positioned to report on October 10, 2009.
Because OMB has effectively granted contractors an extension in reporting by posting a revised reporting date at the website, no formal change will be made to the FAR Clause 52.201-11.† Nonetheless, because the clause contains a requirement to begin reporting on July 10, 2009, this deviation is necessary to formally authorize contracting officers to administer performance of the Recovery Act recipient reporting requirements as if the clause required initial reporting on
October 10, 2009.††††
GUIDANCE: † Effective retroactively to the July 10, 2009, initial reporting date, contracting officers are authorized to deviate from FAR 52.204-11 by delaying the requirement for the initial recipient report until October 10, 2009.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This PIC is effective as dated and shall remain in effect until all Recovery Act contracts are completed and closed.†
HEADQUARTERS CONTACT: Leigh Pomponio, Contract Management Division, (202) 358-0592, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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