DATE: September 6, 2023

SUBJECT: Revisions to Acquisition Guide Chapter 71.1 Headquarters Business Clearance Review Process

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

SUMMARY: Revisions include clarifying language regarding the Business Clearance Review process, reductions to the annual call submission requirements for actions at/below Head of Contracting Activity delegated thresholds, and incorporation of Business Clearance Review requirements for Non-Availability Waivers, utility contracts, and awards issued using Other Transaction (OT) Authority.

Contracting Officers should review the changes in order to familiarize themselves with the Business Clearance Review process changes associated with these revisions.

Questions concerning this Flash should be directed to Matthew Parker of the Field Assistance and Oversight Division, at (301)250-3086, or at