Conflict Of Interest Overhaul Would Give Agencies Leeway

Law360, New York (January 7, 2014, 8:53 PM EST) -- The government on Tuesday put a long-dormant overhaul of organizational conflict of interest rules at the top of its semiannual regulatory agenda, reviving a rule that will likely give agencies more flexibility to manage potential conflicts and prevent contractors from being shut out of competitions due to perceived biases.

The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council's semiannual regulatory agenda says that a final OCI rule is expected in April, reviving a reform effort that hasn't seen much official action since it was unveiled as a proposed rule in...
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