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FAR RIN: 9000-AL93 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: FAR Case 2007-012, Requirements for Acquisitions Pursuant to Multiple-Award Contracts 
Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA issued an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 863 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009. Section 863, entitled "Requirements for Purchase of Property and Services Pursuant to Multiple-Award Contracts," mandates enhanced competition for orders placed under multiple-award contracts, including GSA's Federal Supply Schedules (FSS). If an individual order over the simplified acquisition threshold does not follow the section 863 competitive procedures, section 863 requires that a notice of, and the determination to waive competition for, the order be published in FedBizOpps within 14 days after award. These FAR changes support the Administration's commitment to strengthened competition and increased transparency. 
Agency: DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)(FAR)  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 5, 8, 16, 18, and 38     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c)    10 USC ch 137    42 USC 2473(c)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  03/16/2011  76 FR 14548   
Interim Final Rule Effective  03/16/2011    
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  05/16/2011    
Final Rule  03/00/2012    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
William Clark
Procurement Analyst
1275 First Street, NE.,
Washington, DC 20417
Phone:202 219-1813