Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Material Inspection and Receiving Report (DFARS Case 2003-D085), 75890-75891 [E6-21515]

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Background DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Chapter 2 RIN 0750–AE73 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Material Inspection and Receiving Report (DFARS Case 2003–D085) Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify requirements for preparation of material inspection and receiving reports under DoD contracts. In addition, the rule relocates text to the DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information. DATES: Effective Date: December 19, 2006. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:56 Dec 18, 2006 Jkt 211001 This final rule updates DFARS Appendix F requirements for preparation of DD Form 250, Material Inspection and Receiving Report. The changes to Appendix F include— Æ Clarification of requirements for marking of shipments when a contractor’s certificate of conformance is used as the basis for acceptance; Æ Relocation of the requirement for the contractor to provide sufficient copies of DD Form 250, from F–701 to F–103; and Æ Deletion of procedures for documenting Government contract quality assurance performed at a subcontractor’s facility and for distribution and correction of DD Form 250–1 documents. This text has been relocated to the DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI), at https:// www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/pgi. DoD published a proposed rule at 70 FR 39975 on July 12, 2005. One respondent submitted comments on the proposed rule. The respondent recommended revision of Appendix F and the clause at DFARS 252.246–7000, PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Material Inspection and Receiving Report, to clarify that contractors are required to include a copy of the receiving report (either the paper DD Form 250 or the Wide Area WorkFlowReceipt and Acceptance (WAWF–RA) receiving report) with the shipment. As a result of this comment, the proposed change to F–401(a), which stated that use of WAWF–RA satisfies DD Form 250 distribution requirements, has been excluded from this final rule; and DoD published another proposed rule at 71 FR 65769 on November 9, 2006, to request comments on the recommended revision. This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. B. Regulatory Flexibility Act DoD certifies that this final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., because the rule makes no significant change to DoD policy for the preparation and use of material inspection and receiving reports. C. Paperwork Reduction Act The information collection requirements of DD Form 250, Material Inspection and Receiving Report, have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget under Control Number 0704–0248, for use through March 31, 2008. E:\FR\FM\19DER1.SGM 19DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 243 / Tuesday, December 19, 2006 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 48 CFR Chapter 2 Government procurement. Michele P. Peterson, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Therefore, 48 CFR Appendix F to Chapter 2 is amended as follows: I 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR Appendix F to subchapter I continues to read as follows: I Authority: 41 U.S.C. 421 and 48 CFR Chapter 1. PART 7—DISTRIBUTION OF THE DD FORM 250–1 F–701 Distribution. Follow the procedures at PGI F–701 for distribution of DD Form 250–1. Appendix F to Chapter 2—Material Inspection and Receiving Report F–702 Corrected DD Form 250–1. 2. Appendix F to Chapter 2 is amended in Part 1, Section F–103, by revising paragraph (c) to read as follows: I F–103 ‘‘CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE’’ as required by paragraph (b)(21)(iii) of this section. * * * * * I 5. Appendix F to Chapter 2 is amended by revising Part 7 to read as follows: Follow the procedures at PGI F–702 when corrections to DD Form 250–1 are needed. [FR Doc. E6–21515 Filed 12–18–06; 8:45 am] Use. BILLING CODE 5001–08–P * * * * * (c) The contractor prepares the MIRR, except for entries that an authorized Government representative is required to complete. The contractor shall furnish sufficient copies of the completed form, as directed by the Government representative. * * * * * I 3. Appendix F to Chapter 2 is amended by revising Part 2 to read as follows: PART 2—CONTRACT QUALITY ASSURANCE ON SHIPMENTS BETWEEN CONTRACTORS F–201 Preparation instructions. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with RULES * * * * * (b) * * * (21) * * * (iii) When contract terms provide for use of Certificate of Conformance and shipment is made under these terms, the contractor shall enter in capital letters ‘‘CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE’’ in Block 21a on the next line following the CQA and acceptance statements. * * * (iv) * * * (D) When Certificate of Conformance procedures apply, inspection or inspection and acceptance are at source, and the contractor’s Certificate of Conformance is required, the contractor shall enter in capital letters VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:56 Dec 18, 2006 Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Parts 201, 205, 207, 211, 217, 219, 223, 225, 228, 232, 237, and 252 RIN 0750–AF16 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds (DFARS Case 2004–D022) Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: Procedures. Follow the procedures at PGI F–201 for evidence of required Government contract quality assurance at a subcontractor’s facility. I 4. Appendix F to Chapter 2 is amended in Part 3, Section F–301, by revising paragraph (b)(21)(iii) in the first sentence and paragraph (b)(21)(iv)(D) introductory text to read as follows: F–301 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Jkt 211001 SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to adjust acquisition-related thresholds for inflation. Section 807 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 requires periodic adjustment of statutory acquisitionrelated dollar thresholds, except those established by the Davis-Bacon Act, the Service Contract Act, or trade agreements. This rule also amends other acquisition-related thresholds that are BASED on policy rather than statute. DATES: Effective Date: December 19, 2006. Ms. Amy Williams, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3062. Telephone (703) 602–0328; facsimile (703) 602–0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2004–D022. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 75891 A. Background This final rule implements Section 807 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Pub. L. 108–375). Section 807 provides for adjustment of statutory acquisitionrelated dollar thresholds every 5 years, except for those established by the Davis-Bacon Act, the Service Contract Act, or trade agreements. This case presented an opportunity to review all acquisition-related dollar thresholds, including those that are non-statutory. DoD published a proposed rule at 71 FR 3446 on January 23, 2006. DoD received one comment from a public-private partnership in response to the proposed rule. That comment related to the proposed increase in the micropurchase spending limit for the General Services Administration SmartPay Purchase Card Program. The comment did not specifically relate to this DFARS case and, therefore, has been forwarded to the General Services Administration for consideration. A matrix showing the thresholds reviewed in preparation of this final rule is available at https:// www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfars/ changenotice/index.htm, within the change notice summary containing the same date as this final rule. The statute requires adjustment of acquisitionrelated thresholds for inflation using the Consumer Price Index for all-urban consumers. Acquisition-related thresholds in statutes that were in effect on October 1, 2000, are subject to 5 years of inflation. The inflation adjustment factors in the proposed rule were calculated on the basis of December 2004 data. For the final rule, data through October 2005 was used. This resulted in a slight increase in the calculated inflation adjustment factors. For the 5-year period from October 2000 through October 2005, the inflation adjustment factor increased from 13 percent to 14.5 percent. However, due to rounding, most thresholds shown in the proposed rule did not change. The exceptions are— • DFARS 217.170 and 217.171 (Multiyear Contracting)—Increased from $565.5 million to $572.5 million; and • DFARS 237.170–2 (Service Contracting)—Increased from $77.5 million to $78.5 million. The threshold at DFARS 207.170–3 (Consolidation of Contract Requirements) is the only threshold in the final rule that was not addressed in the proposed rule, because the calculated threshold now rounds up to $5.5 million, from $5 million. The threshold at DFARS 216.203–4, for use of the economic price E:\FR\FM\19DER1.SGM 19DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 243 (Tuesday, December 19, 2006)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: E6-21515]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Chapter 2

RIN 0750-AE73


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Material 
Inspection and Receiving Report (DFARS Case 2003-D085)

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense 
(DoD).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify requirements for 
preparation of material inspection and receiving reports under DoD 
contracts. In addition, the rule relocates text to the DFARS companion 
resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information.

DATES: Effective Date: December 19, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Robin Schulze, Defense Acquisition 
Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-0326; 
facsimile (703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2003-D085.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    This final rule updates DFARS Appendix F requirements for 
preparation of DD Form 250, Material Inspection and Receiving Report. 
The changes to Appendix F include--
    [cir] Clarification of requirements for marking of shipments when a 
contractor's certificate of conformance is used as the basis for 
acceptance;
    [cir] Relocation of the requirement for the contractor to provide 
sufficient copies of DD Form 250, from F-701 to F-103; and
    [cir] Deletion of procedures for documenting Government contract 
quality assurance performed at a subcontractor's facility and for 
distribution and correction of DD Form 250-1 documents. This text has 
been relocated to the DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, 
and Information (PGI), at https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/pgi.
    DoD published a proposed rule at 70 FR 39975 on July 12, 2005. One 
respondent submitted comments on the proposed rule. The respondent 
recommended revision of Appendix F and the clause at DFARS 252.246-
7000, Material Inspection and Receiving Report, to clarify that 
contractors are required to include a copy of the receiving report 
(either the paper DD Form 250 or the Wide Area WorkFlow-Receipt and 
Acceptance (WAWF-RA) receiving report) with the shipment. As a result 
of this comment, the proposed change to F-401(a), which stated that use 
of WAWF-RA satisfies DD Form 250 distribution requirements, has been 
excluded from this final rule; and DoD published another proposed rule 
at 71 FR 65769 on November 9, 2006, to request comments on the 
recommended revision.
    This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review 
under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    DoD certifies that this final rule will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the 
meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., 
because the rule makes no significant change to DoD policy for the 
preparation and use of material inspection and receiving reports.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The information collection requirements of DD Form 250, Material 
Inspection and Receiving Report, have been approved by the Office of 
Management and Budget under Control Number 0704-0248, for use through 
March 31, 2008.

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List of Subjects in 48 CFR Chapter 2

    Government procurement.

Michele P. Peterson,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

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Therefore, 48 CFR Appendix F to Chapter 2 is amended as follows:
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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR Appendix F to subchapter I 
continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 41 U.S.C. 421 and 48 CFR Chapter 1.

Appendix F to Chapter 2--Material Inspection and Receiving Report

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2. Appendix F to Chapter 2 is amended in Part 1, Section F-103, by 
revising paragraph (c) to read as follows:

F-103 Use.

* * * * *
    (c) The contractor prepares the MIRR, except for entries that an 
authorized Government representative is required to complete. The 
contractor shall furnish sufficient copies of the completed form, as 
directed by the Government representative.
* * * * *
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3. Appendix F to Chapter 2 is amended by revising Part 2 to read as 
follows:

PART 2--CONTRACT QUALITY ASSURANCE ON SHIPMENTS BETWEEN CONTRACTORS

F-201 Procedures.

    Follow the procedures at PGI F-201 for evidence of required 
Government contract quality assurance at a subcontractor's facility.
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4. Appendix F to Chapter 2 is amended in Part 3, Section F-301, by 
revising paragraph (b)(21)(iii) in the first sentence and paragraph 
(b)(21)(iv)(D) introductory text to read as follows:

F-301 Preparation instructions.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (21) * * *
    (iii) When contract terms provide for use of Certificate of 
Conformance and shipment is made under these terms, the contractor 
shall enter in capital letters ``CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE'' in Block 
21a on the next line following the CQA and acceptance statements. * * *
    (iv) * * *
    (D) When Certificate of Conformance procedures apply, inspection or 
inspection and acceptance are at source, and the contractor's 
Certificate of Conformance is required, the contractor shall enter in 
capital letters ``CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE'' as required by paragraph 
(b)(21)(iii) of this section.
* * * * *
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5. Appendix F to Chapter 2 is amended by revising Part 7 to read as 
follows:

PART 7--DISTRIBUTION OF THE DD FORM 250-1

F-701 Distribution.

    Follow the procedures at PGI F-701 for distribution of DD Form 250-
1.

F-702 Corrected DD Form 250-1.

    Follow the procedures at PGI F-702 when corrections to DD Form 250-
1 are needed.

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