Government Contracts DoD Rule Revises Procedures for Use of Interagency Contracts
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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

DoD Rule Revises Procedures for Use of Interagency Contracts

By Government Contracts Editorial Staff

The Department of Defense has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement. The final rule in DFARS Case 2018-D073 removes the requirement to make a best procurement approach determination to use an interagency acquisition. The rule implements section 875 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (PL 115-232), which amended section 865 of the NDAA for FY 2009 (PL 110-417) by removing the requirement for agencies, prior to requesting another agency to conduct an acquisition on its behalf, to decide that the use of an interagency acquisition represents the best procurement approach. Accordingly, this rule removes supplemental text from DFARS 217.502-1 that advises contracting officers, when providing acquisition assistance to deployed DoD units or personnel from another DoD Component, to obtain the determination from the requiring DoD unit or personnel. A corresponding change removes PGI 217.502-1. For the text of this final rule, which went into effect December 4, 2018, see ¶70,016.962.

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