Government Contracts Interior Department Proposes Changes to Small Business Regulations
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Interior Department Proposes Changes to Small Business Regulations

By Government Contracts Editorial Staff

A proposed rule would amend the Department of the Interior Acquisition Regulation at DIAR Part 1419 to implement section 15(k) of the Small Business Act (15 USC 644(k)) and remove outdated references and obsolete information. In particular, the rule would implement a class deviation to DIAR Subpart 1419.2 issued by DOI’s Office of Acquisition and Property Management. DOI issued the deviation because DIAR 1419.201 content on setting goals for small business contracting, the role of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, and the appointment of small business specialists was out of date and inconsistent with statutory requirements and the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The proposed changes to DIAR 1419.201 ensure the role of the OSDBU director is consistent with section 15(k) of the Act. The rule also proposes to simplify DIAR 1419.202 to grant the OSDBU director responsibility for issuing policy on the use and content of Form DI-1886, Acquisition Screening and Review Form. Comments on the rule are due June 24, 2019. For the text of the proposed rule, see ¶72,375.03.

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