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FAR RIN: 9000-AN31 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: FAR Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2015-038, Reverse Auction Guidance 

This rule will create standard governmentwide policies addressing the effective use of reverse auctions. Reverse auctions are a tool used by Federal agencies to obtain competitive prices for an acquisition. 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. This rule will incorporate guidance from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy memorandum, Effective Use of Reverse Auctions,” which was issued in response to recommendations from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, Reverse Auctions: Guidance is Needed to Maximize Competition and Achieve Cost Savings” (GAO-14-108).

Agency: DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)(FAR)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 2    48 CFR 3    48 CFR 7    48 CFR 13    48 CFR 15    48 CFR 17    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  12/07/2020  85 FR 78815   
NPRM Comment Period End  02/05/2021 
Final Rule  11/00/2023 
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 
Agency Contact:
Michael O. Jackson
Procurement Analyst
1800 F Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20405
Phone:202 208-4949