Federal Acquisition Regulation: Effective Communication between Government and Industry

A Proposed Rule by the Defense Department, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on 11/29/2016


DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. This rule clarifies that agency acquisition personnel are permitted and encouraged to engage in responsible and constructive exchanges with industry, so long as those exchanges are consistent with existing law and regulation and do not promote an unfair competitive advantage to particular firms.


Interested parties should submit comments to the Regulatory Secretariat Division at one of the addresses shown below on or before January 30, 2017 to be considered in the formulation of a final rule.

Learn more: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/29/2016-28450/federal-acquisition-regulation-effective-communication-between-government-and-industry