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DOD/DARC RIN: 0750-AK93 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Justification and Approval Thresholds for 8(a) Contracts (DFARS Case 2020-D006) 

DoD issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to implement section 823 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. Section 823, the increases the threshold for requiring a justification and approval to award a sole source contract under the 8(a) program to $100 million and updates the associated approval authorities when a procurement exceeds the threshold.  

Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 206    48 CFR 219   
Legal Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303    Pub. L. 116-92, sec. 823   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  90 days after enactment  03/19/2020 
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  11/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Jennifer D. Johnson
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
Department of Defense
Departmental and Others
Defense Pricing and Contracting, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Room 3B938, 3060 Pentagon,
Washington, DC 20301-3060
Phone:571 372-6100