FAR councils seek changes to bundling rule

The Federal Acquisition Regulation councils late last month issued a proposed rule to curtail the bundling of contracts by agencies.

The change would implement the Office of Management and Budget's recommendations for increasing federal contracting opportunities for small businesses by unbundling contracts where possible and mitigating the effects of bundling when it is necessary. The Small Business Administration has issued a companion rule amending its regulations.

SBA said the proposed change would affect about $3 billion in orders placed against Federal Supply Service schedule and governmentwide acquisition contracts.

GSA will accept comments on the proposed rule until April 1. The comments can be sent via
e-mail to farcase.2002029@gsa.gov.

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