Government Contracts Interior Dept. Amends Small Business Acquisition Regulations
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Interior Dept. Amends Small Business Acquisition Regulations

By Government Contracts Editorial Staff

A proposed rule (¶72,375.03) amending the Department of the Interior Acquisition Regulation has been finalized. The rule amends DIAR Part 1419, Small Business Programs, to implement section 15(k) of the Small Business Act (15 USC 644(k)) and remove outdated references and obsolete information. The changes 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of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, and the appointment of small business specialists, was out of date and inconsistent with statutory requirements and the Federal Acquisition Regulation.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 changes to DIAR 1419.201 ensure the role of the OSDBU director is consistent with section 15(k) of the Act. The rule also simplifies DIAR 1419.202-70 to grant the OSDBU director responsibility for issuing policy on the use and content of Form DI-1886, Acquisition Screening and Review Form. The rule goes into effect on February 18, 2020. See ¶72,350.07 for the text of the rule.

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