Acquisition policy library and resources

The Acquisition Policy Library contains active Acquisition Letters  and Class Deviations issued by GSA's Senior Procurement Executive. This library is maintained and updated by the GSA Acquisition Policy Division within the Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP).

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GSA Document number Subject FAR
Date effective
MV-2023-07 [PDF - 237 KB] GSA Form 2689 Flexibilities GSAR 519 2023-12-22
MV-2023-06 [PDF - 345 KB] Lessor Reporting of Green Building Efficiency GSAM 570 2023-09-12
MV-2023-05 [PDF - 190 KB] Placing Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) Priority Rating Contracts and Orders FAR 11.6
GSAM 511.6
MV-2023-04 [PDF - 217 KB] Promoting Responsible Innovation through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program N/A 2024-01-18
MV-2023-02 with Supplement 1 [PDF - 423 KB] Ensuring Only Approved Software is Acquired and Used at GSA FAR 39
GSAM 539
MV-2023-01 with Supplement 1 [PDF - 568 KB] Retention of Certain Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Clauses and Provisions FAR 1.3
GSAM 501.3
MV-2022-06 with Supplement 1 [PDF - 905 KB] Cyber-Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM) Requirements for Leasing FAR 4
GSAM 570
MV-22-02 with Supplements 1-3 [PDF - 491 KB] Temporary Moratorium on Enforcement of Certain Limitations Contained in Certain GSA Economic Price Adjustment (EPA) Contract Clauses GSAM 538 2023-08-30
MV-21-11 [PDF - 151 KB] Pilot to Use Cash Incentives and Enhanced Allowances in Lease Acquisitions GSAM 570 2021-11-03
MV-21-10 [PDF - 198 KB] Promoting Innovation in Sustainability through Contracts FAR 23
GSAM 523
MV-21-08 [PDF - 250 KB] Adjusting Wages to Address Wage Compression Caused by the Federal Minimum Wage Increase FAR 22
GSAM 522
MV-21-06 with Supplement 1 [PDF - 436 KB] Procurement of Cloud Computing on a Consumption Basis under the Federal Supply Schedule Program FAR 8.405 2022-03-18
MV-21-01 [PDF - 240 KB] Promoting Responsible Innovation through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program N/A 2021-02-17
MV-20-10 [PDF - 607 KB] Workforce Guidance on FY2019 NDAA Section 889 “Part B” FAR 4.21 2020-08-13
MV-20-04 with Supplement 1 [PDF - 6 MB] Lease Offeror Registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) GSAM 570 2021-06-14
MV-11-07 [PDF - 288 KB] Emergency Warrant Authority with Attachments A and B FAR 18.2
GSAM 501.603-3(d)
GSA document number Subject FAR GSAM Date effective
CD-2024-02 [PDF - 347 KB] Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Class Deviation Regarding Certification of Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Concerns N/A 2023-12-22
CD-2024-01 [PDF - 694 KB] FAR and GSAR Class Deviation - Next Generation Commercial Platform Contracts

FAR 12.301, 52.212-1, 52.212-3, 52.212-4, 52.212-5

GSAR 512.301

CD-2023-08 [PDF - 332 KB] FAR Class Deviation regarding the Small Business Administration (SBA) Memorandum, “Impact of Recent Court Decision (Ultima Servs. Corp. v. Dep’t. of Ag. (E.D. Tenn.)) on the Use of the 8(a) Program”
Additional information and FAQs available in Acquisition Alert AA-2023-05. [PDF - 648 KB]
FAR 19.804-3 2023-08-25
CD-2023-04 [PDF - 442 KB] GSAM Class Deviation - Default by Lessor Clause GSAM 552.270 2023-07-25
CD-2023-03 [PDF - 807 KB] GSAM Class Deviation - Lease Definitions Clause GSAM 570.102 2023-08-02
CD-2022-08 [PDF - 330 KB] FAR Class Deviation - Exception to the Maximum Quantity Requirement for the Alliant 3 Program FAR 4.1005-2, 16.504, 16.505, 52.216-22 2022-11-08
CD-2022-06 [PDF - 378 KB] FAR Class Justification - Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Source Selection for Certain Lease Acquisitions FAR 15.101-2 2022-05-06
CD-2022-05 [PDF - 271 KB] FAR Class Deviation - Exception to the Maximum Quantity Requirement for the Polaris Program FAR 4.1005-2, 16.504, 16.505, 52.216-22 2022-03-18
CD-2022-04 with Supplement 1 [PDF - 422 KB] FAR Class Deviation - PBS Electric Vehicle Equipment - Fixed Price Contractor Use of Federal Supply Schedules FAR 51 2023-12-18
CD-2022-02 [PDF - 430 KB] GSAM Class Deviation, Revised Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) Requirements for Non-Federal Supply Schedule Contracts GSAM 552.216-75 2023-02-01
CD-2022-01 with Supplement 1 [PDF - 6 MB] FAR and GSAM Class Deviation - Requirements for Nonavailability Determinations Under Buy American Statutes FAR 25
GSAM 525
CD-2021-13 with Supplement 1 [PDF - 573 KB] FAR Class Deviation - Implementation of Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors FAR 52.223-99 2022-03-31
CD-2021-12 [PDF - 369 KB] FAR Class Deviation - Contractor Performance Assessments for Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Contracts, Multi-Agency Contracts (MACs) and Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) FAR 42.15 2021-11-03
CD-2021-11 [PDF - 695 KB] GSAM Class Deviation - Updated GSAM Leasing Clauses GSAM 570 2022-09-16
CD-2021-07 [PDF - 353 KB] FAR and GSAM Class Deviation - Amending Cost-Reimbursable Contract Closeout Audit Procedures FAR 42.705-1
GSAM 542.708
CD-2021-05 [PDF - 215 KB] GSAM Class Deviation - Incremental Funding for Severable Service Contracts GSAM 532.702 2021-01-15
CD-2021-02 [PDF - 239 KB] Class Justification - Other than Full and Open Competition for Urgent Lease Acquisitions FAR 6.302-2 2021-04-01
CD-2021-01 with Supplement 1 [PDF - 424 KB] FAR and GSAM Class Deviation - Public Buildings Service Limited Authority for Ten (10) Year Operations and Maintenance Service Procurements When Using Schedules FAR 8.405-3(d), 17.204(e)
GSAM 517.204
CD-2020-17 [PDF - 314 KB] GSAM Class Deviation: Contract Authority for a Ten (10) Year Period for the ASTRO Program GSAM 517.204 2020-08-14
CD-2020-16 [PDF - 349 KB] FAR Class Deviation: Exception to the Maximum Quantity Requirement for the ASTRO Program  FAR 4.1005-2, 16.504, 16.505, 52.216-22 2020-08-14
CD-2020-15 [PDF - 103 KB] GSAM Class Deviation for GSA’s Lease Acquisitions and CSOs - Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment GSAM 570 2020-08-06
CD-2020-14 with Supplements 1-2 [PDF - 5 MB] FAR Class Deviation - Enhancing Competition at the Order level for Certain Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity Multiple Award Contracts
Note: Supplement 3 to CD-2020-14 was canceled 11/03/2023. The CD and supplements 1-2 remain in effect.
FAR 16.501-3 2023-11-03
CD-2020-10 with Supplement 1 [PDF - 238 KB] FAR Class Deviation - Assignment of Claims and Notary Requirements FAR 28, 32.8 2023-04-27
CD-2020-09 with Supplement 1 [PDF - 239 KB] FAR Class Deviation - Raised Ceiling for Progress Payment Rates FAR 52.232-16 2023-04-27
CD-2020-07 [PDF - 166 KB] FAR and GSAM Class Deviation - Suspension and Debarment Action Meetings FAR 9.4, GSAM 509.4 2020-04-22
CD-2020-06 [PDF - 208 KB] FAR and GSAM Class Deviation - Public Interest Noncompetitive Congressional Notification

FAR 6.302-7

GSAM 506

CD-2020-05 [PDF - 183 KB] FAR and GSAM Class Deviation - Flexibilities for Signatures and Seals on Bonds

FAR 28.1

GSAM 528.1

CD-2020-04 [PDF - 2 MB] FAR and GSAM Class Deviation - Flexibilities for Debarring Official Notification to Contractors

FAR  9.406-3, 9.407-3

GSAM 509.406-3

CD-2020-03 [PDF - 1 MB] FAR Class Justification (Contract Terms/Conditions) & Determinations and Findings for the City Pair Program FAR 12 2020-01-13
CD-2020-02 [PDF - 1010 KB] GSAM Class Deviation - Economic Price Adjustment Clause for Deregulated Electric Supplies GSAM 516.203-4 2020-03-27
CD-2020-01 [PDF - 140 KB] GSAM Class Deviation - Clarifying the Government’s Rights Under the Commercial Items Clause GSAM 538.70 2019-12-04
CD-2019-14 [PDF - 314 KB] GSAM Class Deviation - GSAM Clause 552.216-70 Economic Price Adjustment—FSS Multiple Award Schedule Contracts GSAM 552.216-70 2019-10-25
MV-16-04 [PDF - 84 KB] FAR Class Deviation, Cost Realism Analysis for Multiple-Award IDIQ Contracts FAR 15.404-1(d)(2) 2016-09-23

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Buy America Waivers

The Build America, Buy America Act, enacted as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on November 15, 2021, requires that any infrastructure project receiving federal funding must source iron, steel, manufactured products, and construction materials from the United States. Per section 70914(c) of the Act, GSA may issue a waiver if it finds that:

  • Applying the Buy America preference would be inconsistent with the public interest (a “public interest waiver”).
  • Types of iron, steel, manufactured products, or construction materials are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of a satisfactory quality (a “nonavailability waiver”).
  • The inclusion of iron, steel, manufactured products, or construction materials produced in the United States will increase the cost of the overall project by more than 25 percent (an “unreasonable cost waiver”).

Any waiver GSA intends to issue will be posted to this website for public review and comment for 15 days.

Proposed Waivers

  • None

Approved Waivers

  • None

Expired Waivers

  • None