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FAR RIN: 9000-AO51 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR CASE 2023-003, Prohibition on the Use of Reverse Auctions for Complex, Specialized, or Substantial Design and Construction Services 

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a proposed rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement policies addressing the prohibition on the use of a reverse auction for the award of a contract for complex, specialized, or substantial design and construction services. These prohibitions are the result of the Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2021 (Pub. L. 117-28), which amended the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (Pub. L. 116-93), to correct a provision on the prohibition on the use of a reverse auction. Reverse auctions differ from traditional auctions in that sellers compete against one another to provide the lowest price or highest-value offer to a buyer.

Agency: DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)(FAR)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 17    48 CFR 36    48 CFR 52   
Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)    10 U.S.C. ch. 4    10 U.S.C. ch. 137 legacy provisions    10 U.S.C. 3016    51 U.S.C. 20113   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/00/2023 
NPRM Comment Period End  12/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Related RINs: Related to 9000-AN31 
Agency Contact:
Michael O. Jackson
Procurement Analyst
1800 F Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20405
Phone:202 208-4949