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FAC 2001-21, FAR case 2003-023, purchases from Federal Prison Industries-requirement for market research.

The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Section 637 of Division F of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004. Section 637 provides that no fiscal year 2004 funds shall be expended for purchase of a product or service offered by Federal Prison Industries, Inc., unless the agency making the purchase determines that the offered product or service provides the best value to the buying agency. To read the entire text of FAC 2001-21, go to <http://www.arnet.gov/far/fac.html>.
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Title Annotation:Policy & Legislation; Federal Acquisition Circular, Federal Acquisition Regulation
Publication:Defense AT & L
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2004
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