DATE: December 10, 2018

SUBJECT: Class Deviation to Remove the Requirement for Best Procurement Approach Determination to use an Interagency Acquisition

TO: HCAs/Procurement Directors/Contracting Officers
FROM: Director, Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division, Office of Policy, Office of Acquisition Management

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.

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