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DOD/DARC RIN: 0750-AH11 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: Only One Offer (DFARS Case 2011-D013) 
Abstract: This rule amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to address acquisitions in which only one offer is received. If less than 30 days was allowed for receipt of proposals, the contracting officer must re-solicit for an additional 30 days. If the solicitation allowed at least 30 days for receipt of proposals, then the contracting officer must conduct negotiations. Both of these requirements can be waived by the head of the contracting activity, without power of re-delegation. This rule was initiated to implement the initiative on promoting real competition that was presented by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics in a memorandum dated November 3, 2010. In support of this initiative, DoD is proposing to amend DFARS subparts 215.3 and 215.4. The rule affects only those small entities that respond to a Federal competitive solicitation and no other offer is received. Any impact of this rule on small business is expected to be predominantly positive, by allowing more opportunity for competition. 
Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR ch 2     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 41 USC 1303   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/25/2011  76 FR 44293   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/23/2011    
NPRM Comment Period Extended  09/27/2011  76 FR 59623   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  10/07/2011    
Final Action  03/00/2012    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ynette R. Shelkin
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Department of Defense
Defense Acquisition Regulations Council
OUSD/AT&L DPAP/DARS, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B855,
Washington, DC 20301-3060
Phone:571 372-6089