DATE: December 10, 2018
SUBJECT: Class Deviation to Remove the Requirement for Best Procurement Approach Determination to use an Interagency Acquisition
SUMMARY: The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (Section 875) removed the requirement to make a best procurement approach determination to use an interagency acquisition.
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council (CAAC) issued CAAC Letter 2018-04 on September 27, 2018, authorizing agencies to issue class deviations implementing this provision.
The DOE class deviation and CAAC Letter 2018-04 with the FAR Deviation Text are attached.