Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Contract Actions Supporting Contingency Operations or Facilitating Defense Against or Recovery From Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, or Radiological Attack (DFARS Case 2008-D026), 2407 [E9-676]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 10 / Thursday, January 15, 2009 / Rules and Regulations B. Regulatory Flexibility Act DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Parts 202 and 218 RIN 0750–AG19 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Contract Actions Supporting Contingency Operations or Facilitating Defense Against or Recovery From Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, or Radiological Attack (DFARS Case 2008–D026) AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address determination requirements with regard to the use of emergency acquisition flexibilities for contract actions supporting contingency operations or facilitating defense against or recovery from nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack. The rule lowers the DoD level of approval for such determinations. DATES: Effective Date: January 15, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Angie Sawyer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3062. Telephone 703–602–8384; facsimile 703–602–7887. Please cite DFARS Case 2008–D026. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES A. Background Subpart 18.2 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provides for certain flexibilities in the execution of contracts for supplies and services that are determined by the head of the agency to be used to support a contingency operation or to facilitate defense against or recovery from nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack. In accordance with the delegation of authority provision at FAR 1.108(b), this final rule adds a new section at DFARS 218.270 to authorize heads of DoD contracting activities to make the determination addressed in FAR Subpart 18.2. The rule will facilitate the use of streamlined acquisition procedures in emergency situations. This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:54 Jan 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 This rule will not have a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors, or a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of DoD. Therefore, publication for public comment under 41 U.S.C. 418b is not required. However, DoD will consider comments from small entities concerning the affected DFARS subparts in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Such comments should cite DFARS Case 2008–D026. C. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply, because the rule does not impose any information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq. List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 202 and 218 Government procurement. Michele P. Peterson, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Therefore, 48 CFR parts 202 and 218 are amended as follows: ■ 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 202 and 218 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 41 U.S.C. 421 and 48 CFR Chapter 1. PART 202—DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND TERMS 202.101 [Amended] 2. Section 202.101 is amended in the definition of ‘‘Head of the agency’’ by adding at the end ‘‘(For emergency acquisition flexibilities, see 218.270.)’’. ■ PART 218—EMERGENCY ACQUISITIONS 3. Section 218.270 is added to read as follows: 218.270 Head of contracting activity determinations. For contract actions supporting contingency operations or facilitating defense against or recovery from nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack, the term ‘‘head of the agency’’ is replaced with ‘‘head of the contracting activity,’’ as defined in FAR 2.101, in the following locations: (a) FAR 2.101: (1) Definition of ‘‘Micro-purchase threshold,’’ paragraph (3). (2) Definition of ‘‘Simplified acquisition threshold.’’ (b) FAR 12.102(f). (c) FAR 13.201(g). Frm 00115 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (d) FAR 13.500(e). (e) FAR 18.2. [FR Doc. E9–676 Filed 1–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Part 203 RIN 0750–AG21 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Separation of Senior Roles in Source Selection (DFARS Case 2008–D037) AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for the separation of functions in source selection. The rule requires the military departments and defense agencies to certify every two years that no senior leader has performed multiple roles in the acquisition of a major weapon system or major service. DATES: Effective Date: January 15, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Angie Sawyer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3062. Telephone 703–602–8384; facsimile 703–602–7887. Please cite DFARS Case 2008–D037. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background ■ PO 00000 2407 DFARS 203.170(a) prohibits DoD senior leaders from performing multiple roles in major source selections. To reinforce this policy, this final rule adds a requirement for DoD departments and agencies to certify every two years that no senior leader has performed multiple roles in the acquisition of a major weapon system or major service. This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. B. Regulatory Flexibility Act This rule will not have a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors, or a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of DoD. Therefore, publication for public comment under E:\FR\FM\15JAR1.SGM 15JAR1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Parts 202 and 218

RIN 0750-AG19


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Contract 
Actions Supporting Contingency Operations or Facilitating Defense 
Against or Recovery From Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, or Radiological 
Attack (DFARS Case 2008-D026)

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 address determination 
requirements with regard to the use of emergency acquisition 
flexibilities for contract actions supporting contingency operations or 
facilitating defense against or recovery from nuclear, biological, 
chemical, or radiological attack. The rule lowers the DoD level of 
approval for such determinations.

DATES: Effective Date: January 15, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Angie Sawyer, Defense Acquisition 
Regulations System, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone 703-602-8384; facsimile 
703-602-7887. Please cite DFARS Case 2008-D026.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Background

    Subpart 18.2 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provides 
for certain flexibilities in the execution of contracts for supplies 
and services that are determined by the head of the agency to be used 
to support a contingency operation or to facilitate defense against or 
recovery from nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack. In 
accordance with the delegation of authority provision at FAR 1.108(b), 
this final rule adds a new section at DFARS 218.270 to authorize heads 
of DoD contracting activities to make the determination addressed in 
FAR Subpart 18.2. The rule will facilitate the use of streamlined 
acquisition procedures in emergency situations.
    This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review 
under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This rule will not have a significant cost or administrative impact 
on contractors or offerors, or a significant effect beyond the internal 
operating procedures of DoD. Therefore, publication for public comment 
under 41 U.S.C. 418b is not required. However, DoD will consider 
comments from small entities concerning the affected DFARS subparts in 
accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Such comments should cite DFARS Case 
2008-D026.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply, because the rule does 
not impose any information collection requirements that require the 
approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, 
et seq.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 202 and 218

    Government procurement.

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

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Therefore, 48 CFR parts 202 and 218 are amended as follows:
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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 202 and 218 continues to 
read as follows:

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

PART 202--DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND TERMS


202.101  [Amended]

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2. Section 202.101 is amended in the definition of ``Head of the 
agency'' by adding at the end ``(For emergency acquisition 
flexibilities, see 218.270.)''.

PART 218--EMERGENCY ACQUISITIONS

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3. Section 218.270 is added to read as follows:


218.270  Head of contracting activity determinations.

    For contract actions supporting contingency operations or 
facilitating defense against or recovery from nuclear, biological, 
chemical, or radiological attack, the term ``head of the agency'' is 
replaced with ``head of the contracting activity,'' as defined in FAR 
2.101, in the following locations:
    (a) FAR 2.101:
    (1) Definition of ``Micro-purchase threshold,'' paragraph (3).
    (2) Definition of ``Simplified acquisition threshold.''
    (b) FAR 12.102(f).
    (c) FAR 13.201(g).
    (d) FAR 13.500(e).
    (e) FAR 18.2.

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