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Acquisition Panels Beef Up Interagency Contract Rules

Law360 (December 14, 2010, 4:54 PM EST) -- The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and Defense Acquisition Regulations Council have published a proposed rule to strengthen oversight of interagency contracts, requiring governmental bodies to create business plans justifying agreements.

The proposed rule follows a mandate in the fiscal 2009 National Defense Authorization Act aimed at “preventing abuse” of interagency contracts, according to a posting in Monday’s Federal Register.

The business plans must show that the “use of an interagency acquisition represents the best procurement approach,” the posting said, and must include “the concurrence of the...
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