April 18, 2019
The Department of Defense issues several proposed rules and final rules, amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.
Of the proposed rules, potentially the most consequential would implement a statutory mandate that requires a preference for fixed-price deals in defense contracting, where contracting officers would have to consider a fixed-price contract first when deciding an appropriate contract type for a specific procurement. The contracting officers would also need approval from the head of their contracting office when awarding any cost-reimbursement contract above $50 million through end of Fiscal 2019, and above $25 million after that.
All of the proposed rules and final rules can be found here:
Proposed Rules: 84 Fed. Reg. 62, 12179; 84 Fed. Reg. 62, 12182; 84 Fed. Reg. 62, 12187.
Final Rules: 84 Fed. Reg. 62, 12137; 84 Fed. Reg. 62, 12138; 84 Fed. Reg. 62, 12139; 84 Fed. Reg. 62, 12140; 84 Fed. Reg. 62, 12141.