GSA solicits input on potential changes to acquisition rules

The General Services Administration officially launched a comprehensive review of its acquisition policies, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation, in an effort to revamp and clarify the agency's purchasing procedures.

In an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, GSA today said it is seeking comments from government and the private sector on whether certain sections of the FAR and the GSA Acquisition Regulation should be streamlined and simplified.

Specifically, GSA wants comments on:
  • Whether the FAR and GSAR need to be more consistent

  • Whether there are duplications between the two

  • Are parts of the GSAR irrelevant because of changes in technology or business practices and

  • Do aspects of both the FAR and GSAR impose unnecessary adverse economic impacts on small entities.

Comments are due April 17.

GSA chief acquisition officer Emily Murphy in a speech said the review will focus on making sure the manual has clear and consistent policies and 'gives the guidance everyone needs so we have a common set of ground rules.'

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