Subpart 2101.3 - Agency Acquisition Regulations
(a) Procedures, contract clauses, and other aspects of the acquisition process for contracts in the FEGLI Program shall be consistent with the principles of the FAR. Changes to the FAR that are otherwise authorized by statute or applicable regulation, dictated by the practical realities associated with certain unique aspects of life insurance, or necessary to satisfy specific needs of the Office of Personnel Management, to the extent not otherwise regulated in the FAR, shall be implemented as amendments to the LIFAR and published in the Federal Register, or as deviations to the FAR in accordance with FAR subpart 1.4.
(b) OPM may issue internal procedures, instructions, directives, and guides to clarify or implement the LIFAR within OPM. Clarifying or implementing procedures, instructions, directives, and guides issued pursuant to this section of the LIFAR must:
(1) Be consistent with the policies and procedures contained in this chapter as implemented and supplemented from time to time; and
(2) Follow the format, arrangement, and numbering system of this chapter to the extent practicable.
2101.370 Effective date of LIFAR amendments.
(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, an amendment to the LIFAR is effective when promulgated or as provided in the amendment.
(b) Except as provided in paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section, if the LIFAR is amended in a manner which would increase the contractor's(s') costs or liabilities under the contract(s), the amendment will be made effective the October 1 subsequent to the amendment's promulgation, unless the contractor(s) agree(s) in writing to an earlier date.
(c) Except as provided for in paragraph (d) of this section, if the LIFAR is amended between July 31 and October 1 in a manner which would increase the contractor's(s') costs or liabilities under the contract(s), the amendment will not be effective until the October 1 in the year following the amendment's promulgation, unless the contractor(s) agree(s) in writing to an earlier date.
(d) Paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section are not applicable to amendments that are necessary to implement new or existing legislation.
(e) OPM will not initiate any changes to the LIFAR during a continuity of services period, as discussed in section 2152.237-70 of this chapter.