Out With the Old, In With the New!
Procurement Document Updates for 2023
Happy New Year!
In addition to the de-cluttering, organizing, and updating you might be doing at home, SpendLogic recommends the same be done with your procurement policies and procedures. The new year is a good time to review what might need updating and/or deleting resulting from legislative and/or regulatory changes that went into effect at the end of 2022.
UPDATES TO U.S.C. TITLE 10 CITATIONS
Effective December 30, 2022, the DoD, GSA, and NASA issued a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to update statutory references to Title 10 of the United States Code. There are no new solicitation or contract clauses created resulting from this rule, but your policies and procedures may now reference an outdated code. SpendLogic recommends reviewing your policies and procedures to ensure any U.S.C. references reflect the updated version. Here is a link to the Federal Register (87 FR 73894) Update to Title 10 Citations (87 FR 73894) to see what is affected.
Reorganization of DFARS
Effective December 30, 2022, DoD issued a final rule amending DFARS to implement sections of the NDAA for FY 2021 and FY 2022. Similar to the FAR updates mentioned above, references to statutes may need to be updated if referenced in your policies and procedures. Click here for link to the Federal Register (87 FR 76988) 87 FR 76988-76998 for more information.
Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) is Now in SAM
Effective December 12, 2022, the integration of the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) with SAM.gov was completed. FAPIIS records are now called Responsibility/Qualification (R/Q) in SAM and are part of entity information. The appearance of entity information may look different than you were used to, but the core information remains unchanged.
CLASS DEVIATION 2023-O0002, REV 1 – SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS THRESHOLD
Small Disadvantaged Business Threshold Class Deviation link
The Class Deviation 2023-O0002 issued December 8, 2022 was revised and effective December 19, 2022 (87 FR 69118) implementing the Small Business Administration’s final rule published on November 17, 2022 which increased the small disadvantaged business threshold for inflation to $850,000 from $750,000. The definition in FAR 2.101(b) shall be updated to reflect the change.
Be sure to update any references to the threshold in your policies and procedures.
Credit for Lower Tier Subcontracting (NDAA of 2020)
The U.S. Small Business Administration is proposing to amend its regulations to implement provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. The proposal would permit a prime contractor with an individual subcontracting plan to apply credit for subcontracts to small businesses at lower tiers toward its subcontracting goals. To do so, the prime contractor would incorporate the lower-tier subcontracting performance into its subcontracting-plan goals. Comments to the proposed rule must be received on or before February 17, 2023. SBA Proposed Rule on Credit for Lower Tier Subcontracting
Watchwords for 2023
An interesting article by the Coalition for Government Procurement discusses 2023 watchwords they expect will drive procurement systems and government operations. Those words are:
- SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCY
- MARKET CONTINUITY
Check out why these may be procurement’s 2023 buzz words at Watchwords for 2023.
SpendLogic is committed to bringing you current and relevant procurement news and information. If you need help updating your policies and procedures, our experts are ready and standing by. Reach out to us today! Wishing you a prosperous, successful, and compliant 2023!