Federal Acquisition Regulation; Interagency Acquisitions: Compliance by Nondefense Agencies With Defense Procurement Requirements

November 20, 2012

DoD, GSA, and NASA are publishing this interim rule amending the FAR to implement the requirements of section 801 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 (Pub. L. 110-181), as amended, (10 U.S.C. 2304 note).

Section 801 of the NDAA for FY 2008, titled “Internal Controls for Procurement on Behalf of the Department of Defense by Certain Nondefense Agencies,” defines in general terms the “procurement policies, procedures, and internal controls” that constitute compliance with defense procurement requirements by a nondefense agency when it procures supplies and services on behalf of the DoD. Section 801(b) states, in part, that unless waived, a DoD acquisition official may place an order, make a purchase, or otherwise procure property or services for DoD in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold through a nondefense agency only if the nondefense agency conducting the acquisition on DoD's behalf has certified that it will comply with defense procurement requirements for that fiscal year.

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