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DOI/ASPMB RIN: 1090-AB21 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Department of the Interior Acquisition Regulations, Buy Indian Act Acquisition Regulations  

This proposed rule revises implementation of the Buy Indian Act, which provides the Department with authority to set aside procurement contracts or Indian-owned and controlled businesses. The rule proposes to revise the Department of the Interior Acquisition Regulations to eliminate the restriction on Indian Economic Enterprises from competing on "covered" construction contracts issued under the Buy Indian Act; expand Indian Economic Enterprise's ability to subcontract work subject to the Buy Indian Act consistent with other government socio-economic set-aside programs; give greater preference to Indian Economic Enterprises when a deviation from the Buy Indian Act is necessary; and reduce the potential for fraud and abuse of acquisitions subject to the Buy Indian Act. The rule will enhance business opportunities for Indian Economic Enterprises and assist in the economic development of Indian Country.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1480    48 CFR 1452    48 CFR 1426   
Legal Authority: 25 U.S.C 47   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2020 
NPRM Comment Period End  08/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Christopher Bell
Senior Small Business Specialist
Department of the Interior
Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget
1849 C Street NW,
Washington, DC 20240
Phone:202 208-3458