Rulemaking (Effective April 6, 2020)
A Notice of Final Rulemaking for the current Board rules, published at 67 D.C. Reg. 001734 (February 21, 2020), provides in relevant part:
“The District of Columbia Contract Appeals Board, pursuant to the Contract Appeals Board Rulemaking Amendment Act of 2017, effective December 13, 2017 (D.C. Law 22-0033; D.C. Official Code § 2-361.06(a)(3) (2019 Supp.)), hereby gives notice of the adoption of the following amendments to Chapters l (General Rules of the Contract Appeals Board), 2 (Appeal Procedures of the Contract Board), 3 (Protest Procedures of the Contract Appeals Board), and 4 (Electronic Filing) of Title 27 (Contracts and Procurement) of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR).
The purposes of this rulemaking include harmonizing the Board’s rules with existing District of Columbia procurement statutes, including The Procurement Practices Reform Act of 2010, effective April 8, 2011 (D.C. Law 18-371; D.C. Official Code §§ 2-351.01 et seq. (2016 Repl.)), as amended, and The Procurement Integrity, Transparency, and Accountability Amendment Act of 2016, effective October 8, 2016 (D.C. Law 21-0158, D.C. Official Code §§ 2-221.01 et seq. (2016 Repl. & 2019 Supp.)), as well as clarifying the Board’s existing practices and procedures.
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published in the D.C. Register on November 22, 2019 at 66 DCR 15488. The District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General, Government Contracts Section, submitted comments on the proposed rulemaking. Responses to those comments have resulted in alterations to Subsections 100.3, 104.1(c), 107.7, 107.8, 109.1, 110.7, 202.2, 217.2(a), 305.4, 314.1, 403.1, and 409.1 of the proposed rules that include the addition or deletion of material that serves only to clarify the intent, meaning, or application of this Notice of Final Rulemaking in the D.C. Register. These rules were adopted as final on January 30, 2020 and will be effective on April 6, 2020.”
Prior Rule Versions
The following are prior versions of the Board’s rules:
- 2002 Edition Chapters 1-4 (PDF) 49 D.C. Reg. 2078 (March 8, 2002)
- 1998 Edition Chapters 1-3 (PDF) 45 DC Reg. 1384-1436 (March 13, 1998)
- 1989 Edition Chapter 1 (PDF), Chapter 2 (PDF), Chapter 3 (PDF) 36 DC Reg. 2684-2718 (April 21, 1989)
- 1988 Edition Chapter 1 (PDF) and Chapter 2 (PDF) (27 DCMR bound version)
Although these older versions are now obsolete, they are available for historical research relating to the development of the Board's rules of practice and procedure.