By Government Contracts Editorial Staff
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has finalized a proposed rule (¶71,460.05) amending the HUD acquisition regulation. The rule adds and amends clauses and makes related changes to the HUDAR matrix. The new HUDAR 2452.237-82 solicitation provision addresses access to controlled unclassified information. CUI is information that, if disclosed, would harm the national interest, the conduct of federal programs, or the privacy to which individuals are entitled under the Privacy Act. The provision requires contractors that obtain CUI from the government to execute a nondisclosure agreement. The rule also codifies a HUD-specific clause, HUDAR 2452.216-81, Level of effort and fee payment, and provision, HUDAR 2452.216-82, Labor categories, requirements, and estimated level of effort.
New Reporting Requirement. In addition, the rule revises the clauses at HUDAR 2452.237-75, Access to HUD facilities, and HUDAR 2452.239-70, Access to HUD systems, to require contractors to report on the status of Personal Identity Verification cards on a quarterly basis. Other amendments change clause and solicitation provision references from “government technical representative” to “contracting officer’s representative,” and remove the definition of “government technical representative” at HUDAR 2402.101. Finally, the rule makes several administrative, nonsubstantive amendments, such as typographical corrections and updated applicability dates. The only changes to the proposed version of the rule were the removal of obsolete definitions. The final rule goes into effect on May 15, 2019. For the text of the final rule, see ¶71,450.07.
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