Federal agencies, particularly the General Services Administration (GSA), continue to publish guidance relating to the prohibitions of Section 889 of the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Section 889 prohibits the federal government from obtaining, and federal contractors from using, certain telecommunications equipment and services offered by Chinese companies, such as Huawei and ZTE. Previous posts on Section 889 are available here, here, here, and here.
More recently, GSA published a series of resources for federal contractors, including webinar slides and an updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) guide to provide details regarding GSA’s implementation of Section 889.
These resources give federal contractors insight into GSA’s strategy for implementing Section 889, and they help to resolve some of the ambiguities and administrative uncertainties contained in the interim rule.
Read some of the highlights from these resources at: https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/government-contracts-procurement-ppp/1013820/more-gsa-guidance-on-section-88939s-prohibition-on-contracting-with-entities-using-certain-telecommunications-equipment-and-services