Government Contracts attorney Aron Beezley was quoted in Bloomberg BNA regarding a proposed rule extending anti-counterfeiting obligations to all contractors that will challenge both industry business practices and the acquisition workforce. Analysts suggest the Sept. 21 proposed rule (104 FCR 981) could make lowest price, technically acceptable (LPTA) contracting more expensive by raising the price of spare parts.
“The government likely will need to replace fewer parts and conduct less maintenance,” said Beezley. Given these competing cost factors, the Department of Defense “will need to educate its procurement officials about the impact of the proposed rule on purchasing,” with the goal of making “informed decisions about whether an LPTA approach or some other approach is most advantageous.”
Read the complete article, “Proposed Rule May Affect LPTA Contracting, Analysts Say,” which first appeared in Bloomberg BNA on October 2, 2015. (Login Required)