DOD, Others Seek To Clarify Small-Biz Contracting Rules

Law360, New York (August 9, 2012, 5:10 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. General Services Administration and NASA want to amend federal acquisition rules to require contracting officers to set aside research and development contracts for small businesses capable of delivering "the best scientific and technological approaches," they said Thursday.

In a notice to the Federal Register, the agencies proposed to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to clarify that contracting officers should set aside contracts when market research shows there are small businesses that can deliver the required services. Interested parties have 60...
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