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DOD/DARC RIN: 0750-AK93 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
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: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
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  06/05/2020  85 FR 34528   
Final Action Effective  06/05/2020 
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 Johnson
Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Department of Defense
Defense Acquisition Regulations Council
3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B941,
Washington, DC 20301-3060
Phone:571 372-6100