October 2, 2019

Today, the Department of Defense ("DoD"), General Services Administration ("GSA"), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ("NASA") have published a proposed rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation ("FAR") to provide limitations on the use of lowest price technically acceptable ("LPTA") source selection procedures. 

Notably, this rule comes on the heels of DoD's recent final rule (discussed here) amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement ("DFARS"), whic...

October 1, 2019

On September 26, the Government Accountability Office ("GAO") published a report on lowest price technically acceptable ("LPTA") procurements.  Notably, the study was published on the same day as the Department of Defense ("DOD") published its final rule restricting the use of LPTA procurements (discussed here).

Per GAO, the report discusses:

  1. the status of regulatory changes governing the use of the LPTA process; and

  2. the extent to which DOD and selected civilian agencies used the LPT...

September 26, 2019

Today, the Department of Defense ("DoD") issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement ("DFARS") to implement portions of the FY2017 and FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act ("NDAA"), which provide limitations and prohibitions on DoD's use of lowest price technically acceptable ("LPTA") source selection process. 

Effective Date:  October 1, 2019

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