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Regulatory Coordinating Committee Page

Committee Activities

The Regulatory Coordinating Committee (RCC) monitors regulatory developments affecting federal procurement, principally in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) system, and coordinates preparation of the Section's comments on proposed regulatory changes. This mission is accomplished through the following activities:

  1. Review the Federal Register on a daily basis and identify the regulatory developments that relate to federal acquisition and procurement;
  2. Distribute the relevant regulatory developments to substantive committee(s) within the Section for review and determination of whether the Section should submit comments on the development;
  3. Determine, in coordination with the Section Chair, whether any special coordination or approval is needed for anticipated comments;
  4. Coordinate with the substantive committee(s) regarding preparation of comments and establish deadlines for submission of draft comments to the RCC;
  5. Review and revise draft comments in coordination with the substantive committee(s) and Section Chair, as appropriate;
  6. Distribute final draft of comments to Section Officers and Council members for review and approval;
  7. Coordinate necessary revisions, if any, to final draft comments in coordination with the substantive committee(s) and Section Chair, as appropriate;
  8. Submit final comments to appropriate government agency;
  9. Distribute copies of final comments to Section Officers, Council Members, substantive committee(s), Section Director, and Electronic Access Committee (for posting on homepage);
  10. Maintain file of all correspondence for each regulatory development distributed to substantive committee(s);
  11. Update and maintain the RCC Comments Calendar and the Summary of Federal Register Procurement Actions, which lists all relevant regulatory developments identified in the Federal Register; and
  12. Prepare Quarterly Report to Section of Public Contract Law, including Summary of Federal Register Procurement Actions, Summary of Comments Submitted, and Comment Letters/Proposed and Interim Rules.

Prior Section Comments

Various substantive committees of the Section prepare written comments on procurement-related regualtions in their areas of expertise. These comments are reviewed and approved by the Section's Officers and Council Members, then submitted to the appropriate government agency by the Section's Chair.

The Section's comments from August 1996 to the present are available online and may be accessed through the following topical index. Comments prepared prior to August 1996 are archived and can be obtained by contacting the Chair of the RCC.

Index of Comments by Topics

Many documents available on this site are in Adobe Acrobat format. A free copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader  is available from Adobe.

For information about joining our Committee, contact one of the Officers above, or send e-mail to neforasm@staff.abanet.org

Created by PCLS Electronic Accessv Committee. Updated June 27, 2010