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Contractors Can Review and Object to Public Release of Information in FAPIIS

January 3, 2012

On January 3, 2012, the FAR Council issued a final rule to implement a congressional mandate that the public have access to all information (excluding past performance reviews) in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System ("FAPIIS"), which was created in 2010 as a one-stop shop for contracting officers to review information about contractors' business ethics, integrity, and performance.  In response to concerns raised about the disclosure of a contractor's proprietary and confidential information, the final rule added a requirement that contractors be given a seven-calendar-day review period to object to the public release of information on the grounds that such information is exempt from disclosure under FOIA.

For more information, please contact the professional(s) listed below, or your regular Crowell & Moring contact.

Peter Eyre
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2807