Class Deviation 2013-O0004
Extension of Authority for Use of Simplified Acquisition Procedures for Certain Commercial Items

Effective immediately, contracting officers shall use the attached deviation from Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 13.5, Test Program for Certain Commercial Items.

Currently, FAR 13.500(d) indicates that the authority to issue solicitations under subpart 13.5 expired on January 1, 2012. However, section 822 of the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2013 extends that authority to January 1, 2015.

This class deviation is effective until it is incorporated in the FAR or is otherwise rescinded.

Effective Date: January 15, 2013 (10 years ago)
Expire Date: January 1, 2015 (8 years ago)
Incorporated: February 28, 2013 (10 years ago)
References: 2009-O0016
Official Documents: Memo
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