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Welcome to the Federal Vehicle Standards Website! The Federal Vehicle Standards classifies various types and sizes of commercially available vehicles, and establishes minimum technical, quality, and optional equipment specifications. The standards ensure vehicles purchased by GSA are safe, durable, and economical, and provide uniformity in the acquisition process. These standards are developed by GSA and are published annually to cover current model year vehicles. The Federal Vehicle Standards are posted for comments from interested parties for approximately 45 days during certain parts of the year as part of the annual development, coordination, and maintenance of the standards. NOTE! Please watch this page for notifications regarding comment period times and the applicable standards.
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2021 Draft Federal Vehicle Standards Bus Comment Collection Period Opening The 2021 Federal Vehicle Standards comment collection period for Buses is open. It will close on February 13, 2020. NOTE: Comments submitted for vehicles other than buses will not be considered. The comment collection periods support the development and improvement of federal vehicle standards and specifications. Interested parties can view federal vehicle standard items, specifications, and documentation and submit their comments online. This is your opportunity to suggest changes to bus options, minimum requirements, bus descriptions, available standard item numbers, and much more. Please take advantage of this opportunity. It only comes once a year. To submit comments to the DRAFT 2021 Standards, go to the Federal Vehicle Standards website at Log in using your existing account information or create a new account with a valid email address before submitting comments. Existing accounts from the legacy website have been transferred to the new Federal Vehicle Standards site.Select the year 2021 and click on the tabs to select the Standard Item or Documentation you wish to comment on and add comments. If you have any questions, please contact John Hampson, Branch Chief, Vehicle Engineering Branch at


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