B-228644, Aug 13, 1987, Office of General Counsel

B-228644: Aug 13, 1987

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B-228644, Aug 13, 1987, Office of General Counsel

PROCUREMENT - Noncompetitive Negotiation - Use - Federal procurement regulations/laws - Amendments PROCUREMENT - Small Purchase Method - Federal procurement regulations/laws - Amendments PROCUREMENT - Socio-Economic Policies - Small businesses - Size standards - Federal procurement regulations/laws - Revision DIGEST: General Accounting Office comments on Federal Acquisition Circular 84-28, which (1) amends Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Sec. 5.101, 5.201(a), 5.201(b), 5.205(c), 13.104(g), 13.105, 19.501(f)(1), 19.507, and 52.219-4 concerning thresholds for requirements relating to small purchases, (2) amends FAR Sec. 6.302-1 concerning the use of other than competitive procedures, (3) amends FAR Sec. 15.605(b) concerning evaluating factors, (4) amends FAR Sec. 15.812 and the clause at FAR Sec. 52.215-26 concerning unit prices, and (5) incorporates revised small business size standards previously issued by the Small Business Administration.

Ms. Margaret A. Willis:

This responds to your letter of July 22, 1987, requesting our comments on Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 84-28. The Circular amends various sections of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement statutory changes made by the Defense Acquisition Improvement Act of 1986, Pub.L. Nos. 99-500 and 99-661, concerning (1) the thresholds for requirements relating to small purchases, (2) the use of other than competitive procedures, (3) evaluation factors, and (4) unit prices. The Circular also incorporates revised small business size standards previously issued by the Small Business Administration.

We believe that FAC 84-28 properly implements the statutory changes.