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FAR RIN: 9000-AO50 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2023-001, Subcontracting to Puerto Rican and Covered Territory Small Businesses 

This rule will (1) provide contracting incentives to mentors that subcontract to protege firms that are Puerto Rican or another covered territory business; (2) reaffirm that contractors may rely on the self-certification of their subcontractors; and (2) specify that an Alaska Native Corporation owned firm that does not individually qualify as small but counts as a small business for subcontracting goaling purposes, is not required to submit a subcontracting plan.  This rule is being issued in accordance with section 861 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, as implemented by the Small Business Administration (SBA) final rule published on October 16, 2020, and section 866 of the NDAA for FY 2021, as implemented by the SBA final rule published on August 9, 2022.

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 19    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  01/00/2024 
NPRM Comment Period End  03/00/2024 
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:
Carrie Moore
Procurement Analyst
1800 F Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20405
Phone:571 300-5917