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FAR RIN: 9000-AO28 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2021-011, Past Performance of First-Tier Subcontractors 
Abstract:

DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the statutory requirements (15 U.S.C. 644(e)(4)(B)(i)) and (15 U.S.C. 644(q)(1)(B)) as implemented by the Small Business Administration’s final rule published October 16, 2020 (85 FR 66146). 15 U.S.C. 644(e)(4)(B)(i) requires contracting officers to consider the capabilities and past performance of first tier subcontractors for bundled or consolidated contracts, and 15 U.S.C. 644(q)(1)(B) requires contracting officers to consider the capabilities and past performance of first tier subcontractors for multiple award contracts valued above the substantial bundling threshold of the Federal agency.  SBA’s final rule also gives contracting officers discretion to consider past performance and experience of first-tier subcontractors for other procurements as appropriate where the first-tier subcontractors are specifically identified in the proposal, and the capabilities and past performance of the small business prime do not independently demonstrate capabilities and past performance necessary for award.

 
Agency: DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)(FAR)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 15   
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
NPRM  11/00/2022 
NPRM Comment Period End  01/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions  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:
Malissa Jones
Procurement Analyst
DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)
1800 F Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20405
Phone:703 605-2815
Email: malissa.jones@gsa.gov