On the last day of fiscal year 2016, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Councils issued ten FAR amendments — nine final and one interim — on a broad range of topics.
One rule imposes new risks for contractors with delinquent taxes or felony convictions. Other rules address small business concerns by providing new authority for women-owned small business sole source awards and amending the current policy against unnecessary or unjustified consolidation. Another confirms a previously imposed cap on allowable employee compensation and another may open up new sources of services and supplies in Ukraine and Moldova.
Many of these final rules are implementations of previously issued “interim” rules that have been in effect for the past year or two. All of the new rules were published on Sept. 30, 2016.
A summary of these ten amendments, with links to the Federal Register, appears here: http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=533410.