Agencies Propose New Conflict Of Interest Rule

Law360, New York (April 26, 2011, 8:02 PM EDT) -- Federal agencies proposed a new rule Tuesday that would clarify the regulations on organizational conflicts of interest in government contracts, providing a possible alternative to a rule the U.S. Department of Defense proposed in 2010.

The new rule, supported by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council, the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to help the government manage OCIs, under which contractor access to nonpublic information may compromise their ability to give impartial assistance or advice...
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