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FAR RIN: 9000-AM90 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2013-018; Clarification of Requirement for Justifications for 8(a) Sole Source Contracts 

DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to clarify the guidance for sole-source 8(a) contract awards exceeding $20 million, in response to Government Accounting Office Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, entitled Federal Contracting: Slow Start to Implementation of Justifications for 8(a) Sole-Source Contracts (GAO-13-118 dated December 2012).

Agency: DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)(FAR)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 5    48 CFR 6    48 CFR 19   
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  12/00/2016 
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:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Mahruba Uddowla
Procurement Analyst
1800 F Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20405
Phone:703 605-2868