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FAR RIN: 9000-AM89 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2015-015; Strategic Sourcing Documentation 

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement section 836 of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, which provides that when the Federal Government makes a purchase of supplies or services offered under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI), but the FSSI is not used, the contract file for the purchase shall include a brief analysis of the comparative value, including price and nonprice factors, between the supplies and services offered under the FSSI and those offered under the source(s) to be used for the purchase. This case is included in the FAR retrospective review of existing regulations under Executive Order 13563. Additional information is located in the FAR final plan (2016), available at: 

Agency: DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)(FAR)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 8   
Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)    10 U.S.C. ch 137    51 U.S.C. 20113   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/20/2016  81 FR 39883   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/19/2016 
Final Rule  03/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Michael O. Jackson
Procurement Analyst
1800 F Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20405
Phone:202 208-4949