Interim FAR Rule Increases Competition Requirements

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An interim rule was published Friday in the Federal Registrar increasing competition requirements for multiple award contracts and implemented Section 863 of the Fiscal Year 2009 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act.

The interim rule enhances competition requirements for orders placed against multiple award contracts including:

  • Federal Supply Schedules (FSS);
  • FSS Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs);
  • Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) such as ALLIANT, and Networx;
  • Other Multiple Award Indefinite-Delivery-Indefinite-Quantity (MAIDIQ) contracts.

A summary of the changes can be found here.

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