Use of Brand Specifications

A joint memorandum issued by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) and the Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), reminds ordering activities of the need to maintain vendor and technology-neutral specifications. The memorandum also addresses the need to comply with the requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) regarding the use of brand name specifications. 


A subsequent memorandum issued by OFPP provides additional guidance regarding the publication of brand name justifications.


Name Format Size Publish Date
Use of Brand Name Specifications
Requirements and guidance when using brand name specifications
PDF 33K 4/11/2005
Publication of Brand Name Justifications
Additional guidance when publicizing brand name justifications
PDF 30K 4/17/2006
Last Reviewed 2015-05-27