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FAR RIN: 9000-AO08 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2020-005, Explanations to Unsuccessful Offerors on Certain Orders Under Task and Delivery Order Contracts 

This rule will provide unsuccessful offerors for certain task or delivery orders the opportunity to request in writing an explanation as to why the offeror was unsuccessful. Contracting officers are required to provide a brief explanation in response to a written request, which includes the rationale for award and an evaluation of the significant weak or deficient factors in the offeror's offer. This rule is being issued in accordance with section 874 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.

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 16   
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  08/09/2023  88 FR 53855   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/10/2023 
Final Rule  06/00/2024 
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