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Barred DOD Subs May Use|’Off the Shelf’ Exemption

WASHINGTON (CN) - Contractors that have been barred or suspended from bidding on contracts to provide custom items and services to the Defense Department may continue to supply commercially available off the shelf products to larger contractors without disclosing that they have been barred or suspended.

This temporary rule has been adopted by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council, the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, the General Services Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

It implements provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, and is an exception to the rule that debarred or suspended contractors may not work on Defense Department procurement contracts just by putting another contractor between the two.

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