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DoD Promulgates Long-Awaited Restrictions on LPTA Procurement

Government Contracts Insights

27 Sep 2019

The Department of Defense (DOD) has promulgated the final rule restricting DOD’s use of Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) acquisition methods. The final rule adopts, without any substantive changes, the proposed rule published last December and implements sections of the National Defense Authorization Acts for FY 2017 and 2018. The final rule can be found here. (Our prior discussion of the proposed rule and the underlying statutory mandate is here.) The new restrictions will be codified primarily at DFARS 215.101-2-70 and will take effect on October 1, 2019.

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