B-238919, Apr 13, 1990, 90-1 CPD ***, Office of General Counsel

B-238919: Apr 13, 1990

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Edda Emmanuelli Perez
(202) 512-2853
EmmanuelliPerezE@gao.gov

 

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

This is FAR case No. 90-09. We have no objection to the proposed changes.

B-238919, Apr 13, 1990, 90-1 CPD ***, Office of General Counsel

PROCUREMENT - Contract Types - Subcontracts - Federal procurement regulations/laws - Revision DIGEST: General Accounting Office has no objection to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) case No. 90-09, a proposal to revise FAR section 44.201- 1(d) and the contract clause at FAR section 52.244-1 effectively to raise from $25,000 to $100,000 the threshold for requiring consent to specified types of subcontracts.

Margaret A. Willis

FAR Secretariat

General Services Administration:

This responds to your letter of March 2, 1990, requesting our comments on a proposal to amend Parts 44 and 52 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) concerning consent to subcontracts. This is FAR case No. 90-09.

FAR case 90-09 would eliminate the provision currently contained both in FAR section 44.201-1(d)(1) and in subparagraph (b)(1) of the contract clause at FAR section 52.244-1 requiring a prime contractor to notify and obtain the consent of the contracting officer before entering into specified types of subcontracts that exceed $25,000. The effect of this change would be that the specified types of subcontracts (cost- reimbursement, time and materials, and labor hour) generally would require government consent only when they exceed $100,000.

We have no objection to the proposed changes. To be consistent with these changes, however, the instructions that precede the clause at FAR section 52.244-1 should be changed to refer to subparagraphs (b)(1) and (b)(2), not (b)(2) and (b)(3).

Oct 19, 2017

Oct 18, 2017

Oct 17, 2017

Oct 13, 2017

Looking for more? Browse all our products here