We previously reported on the FAR interim rule that eliminated dollar caps on the anticipated award price of contracts to Economically-Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Businesses (“EDWOSB”) and Women-Owned Small Businesses (“WOSB”). On June 24, 2014, this interim rule was adopted as final, without change. The FAR council received no comments on the interim rule during the comment period – which is understandable given that the interim rule was simply implementing Section 1697 of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. As a result, the dollar caps previously found at FAR 19.1505(b) and (c) are permanently removed.
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