A proposed rule issued by the Defense Department would allow Congress to put DoD’s multi-year contracts on a shorter leash.
The proposal, which the Federal Register published Dec. 30, 2015 seeks to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and implement a requirement under the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
The proposal would require Congressional defense committees to be notified 30 days before a multi-year contract is terminated.
The NDAA also requires the DFARS to clarify that a multi-year contract can’t be entered into unless the Secretary of Defense certifies in writing no later than 30 days before the contract’s award that it meets certain requirements.
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See the proposed rule in the Federal Register at: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/12/30/2015-32873/defense-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-multiyear-contract-requirements-dfars-case