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FAR RIN: 9000-AN35 Publication ID: Spring 2018 
Title: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2016-011, (S) Revision of Limitations on Subcontracting 
Abstract:

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise and standardize the limitations on subcontracting (LOS), including the nonmanufacturer rule (NMR), which apply to small business concerns under FAR part 19 procurements. This FAR change incorporates SBA’s final rule at 81 FR 34243, which implemented the statutory requirements of section 1651 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. This action is necessary to meet the Congressional intent of clarifying the limitations on subcontracting with which small businesses must comply, as well as the ways in which they can comply. The rule will benefits small businesses and agencies. Prompt implementation of this rule will allow small businesses to take advantage of subcontracts with similarly situated entities. As a result, these small businesses will be able to compete for larger contracts, which would positively affect their potential for growth as well as that of their potential subcontractors.

 
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 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 19    48 CFR 52   
Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)    10 U.S.C. ch. 137    51 U.S.C. 20113   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  08/00/2018 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  10/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Janet Fry
Program Analyst
DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)
1800 F Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20405
Phone:703 605-3167
Email: janet.fry@gsa.gov