Update of Federal Acquisition Regulation Proposed to Implement Refreshed 508 Standards

Update of Federal Acquisition Regulation Proposed to Implement Refreshed 508 Standards 

The Federal Acquisition Regulations System, which is overseen by the FAR Council, codifies and publishes uniform policies and procedures for acquisition of supplies and services by all executive agencies. The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council is responsible for incorporating the 508 Standards and updates of the standards. The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council is comprised of representatives from the Department of Defense (DOD), the General Services Administration (GAS), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which jointly issued the proposed notice. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy and the Office of Management and Budget are also represented on the Council.

The proposed rule and instructions for submitting comments are posted on regulations.gov. Comments are due June 1, 2020. For further information, contact Camara Francis of GSA’s Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy at (202) 550-0935.