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VA RIN: 2900-AQ21 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: VA Acquisition Regulation: Competition Requirements 
Abstract:

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends and updates its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments to revise or remove any policy superseded by changes in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove procedural guidance that is internal to VA into the VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM), and to incorporate any new agency specific regulations or policies. These changes seek to streamline and align the VAAR with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and reduce burden on contractors. The VAAM incorporates portions of the removed VAAR as well as other internal agency acquisition policy. VA will rewrite certain parts of the VAAR and VAAM, and as VAAR parts are rewritten, will publish them in the Federal Register. VA will combine related topics, as appropriate. In particular, this rulemaking revises VAAR concerning Competition Requirements.

 
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  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: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR ch. 8     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501    40 U.S.C. 121(c) and 3304(a)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/01/2019  84 FR 1041   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/02/2019 
Final Rule  03/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Rafael Taylor
Senior Procurement Analyst (003A2A)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Procurement Policy and Warrant Management Services, 425 I Street NW.,
Washington, DC 20001
Phone:202 382-2787
Email: rafael.taylor@va.gov