Friday, March 11, 2011

Department of Education Reissues Its Procurement Regulations (EDARs)

On March 8th, the Department of Education reissued its FAR supplemental regulations (EDARs). The revised regulations become effective on May 9, 2011. This is a major re-write of the EDARs and were necessitated to accurately implement the current FAR as well as Education Department procurement policies.

If you have Department of Education contracts, you need to review the revised regulations and assess the impact on your organization. You can access them here.

Although we haven't studied the revisions in detail, we do have a few observations.

  • Much of the regulation deals with internal Departmental processes.
  • There are no new cost principles that affect FAR Part 31.
  • There are no significant contract administration requirements imposed on contractors.
  • There are several new reporting requirements for improper business practices and personal conflicts of interest.

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