By Government Contracts Editorial Staff
The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration have withdrawn four proposed rules to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Extension of Limitations on Contractor Employee Personal Conflicts of Interest, FAR Case 2013-022 (¶70,006.288), was withdrawn because of the passage of time since the proposed ruled was issued in 2014 and the fact that the underlying statute did not require any changes to the FAR (¶70,006.364). Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance, FAR Case 2018-002 (¶70,006.358), was withdrawn because it implemented the January 23, 2017, Presidential Memorandum regarding “The Mexico City Policy,” which President Biden revoked in the January 29, 2021, Memorandum on Protecting Women’s Health at Home and Abroad (¶70,006.365). Organizational Conflicts of Interest, FAR Case 2011-001 (¶70,006.250), was withdrawn because a significant amount of time had passed since it was published in 2011 (¶70,006.366). Finally, Small Business Set Asides for Research and Development Contracts, FAR Case 2012-015 (¶70,006.269), was withdrawn because of the passage of time and input from respondents indicated the proposed changes were, on balance, unnecessary or unhelpful (¶70,006.367). All of the withdrawals are effective as of March 19, 2021.
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