The FAR Council has released an Interim Rule implementing the Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act (FASCSA), which requires contractors to exclude certain products and services from the U.S. Government supply chain. The rule will be effective from December 4, 2023 and includes new FAR clauses that must be incorporated into all solicitations and contracts issued after that date. The FASCSA focuses on the information and communications technology sector and allows the Executive branch to issue removal and exclusion orders without going through a formal rulemaking process. Contractors are encouraged to submit questions and comments regarding the rule.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the Interim Rule Effective in December?
A: The Interim Rule Effective in December establishes requirements for contractors to remove identified products and services from the U.S. Government supply chain.
Q: When does this Interim Rule come into effect?
A: The Interim Rule comes into effect in December.
Q: Who does this Interim Rule apply to?
A: This Interim Rule applies to contractors doing business with the U.S. Government.
Q: What are the requirements for contractors?
A: Contractors are required to remove identified products and services from the U.S. Government supply chain.
Q: Why is this Interim Rule being implemented?
A: This Interim Rule is being implemented to ensure the integrity and security of the U.S. Government supply chain.
Q: Where can I find more information about this Interim Rule?
A: For more detailed information about this Interim Rule and its requirements, please refer to the article on The National Law Review.