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Recommendation: To help mitigate confusion about the use of reverse auctions in federal acquisitions, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget should take steps to amend the FAR to address agencies' use of reverse auctions.
Agency: Executive Office of the President: Office of Management and Budget Status: Open Priority recommendation
Comments: In providing comments on this report, OMB generally concurred with this recommendation. In the spring of 2019, FAR Council members issued an updated timetable for the proposed regulatory changes to address the use of reverse auctions in response to GAO's recommendation, noting that a notice of proposed rulemaking was planned for August 2019. In September 2019, OFPP officials stated that the proposed rule had been submitted to OFPP for review and that they expected to publish it for public comment fairly quickly, but they did not provide a specific date.