Guidance on the Proposed DOE Business System Rule

September 2014

Contractors that work for the Department of Energy (DOE) under agreements that are subject to DOE Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) may soon have to comply with rules proposed by DOE governing the adequacy of company business systems. This latest red tape requirement, if adopted as a final rule, will impose additional compliance burdens on affected companies and ultimately will increase operating costs. In this article, we introduce you to the proposed requirements and highlight the many ways in which this rule will impact your business.