Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Government-Assigned Serial Number Marking (DFARS Case 2008-D047), 59102-59103 [2010-23662]

Download as PDF 59102 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 186 / Monday, September 27, 2010 / Rules and Regulations AGENCY OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL (SEP 2010) The agency office of the Inspector General referenced in paragraphs (c) and (d) of FAR clause 52.203–13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct, is the DoD Office of the Inspector General at the following address: DoD Office of the Inspector General, Investigative Policy and Oversight, 400 Army Navy Drive, Suite 1037, Arlington, VA 22202–4704, Toll Free Telephone: 866– 429–8011. (End of clause) [FR Doc. 2010–23653 Filed 9–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–08–P List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 204 Government procurement. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Ynette R. Shelkin, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Defense Acquisition Regulations System Therefore 48 CFR part 204 is amended as follows: ■ 48 CFR Part 204 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Part 204, Administrative Matters PART 204—ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 204 continues to read as follows: ■ Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule; Technical amendment. AGENCY: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES Authority: 41 U.S.C. 421 and 48 CFR chapter 1. 16:28 Sep 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 2. Add section 204.270 to read as follows: ■ DoD is issuing this technical amendment to direct contracting officers to the location of procedures relating to obtaining an account in the Electronic Document Access system. Further, current business systems across DoD have each developed methods of indexing contracts independently leading to data integrity problems between data sources. This technical amendment also provides the location of guidance on a uniform contract indexing methodology across DoD. DATES: Effective Date: September 27, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Ynette R. Shelkin, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), Room 3B855, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060. Telephone 703–602–8384; facsimile 703–602–0350. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Current business systems across DoD have each developed methods of indexing contracts independently leading to data integrity problems between data sources. Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy letter dated July 8, 2010, subject: Contract Indexing Standard, provides detailed guidance on mapping procurement instrument identification and supplementary procurement instrument identification SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 numbers stored in the Electronic Document Access system to data elements reported in the Federal Procurement Data System. This memorandum aims to eliminate this confusion by establishing a uniform contract indexing methodology across DoD. This technical amendment adds language to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation directing contracting officers to the location of this memorandum and its detailed guidance and of procedures relating to obtaining an account in the Electronic Document Access system. 204.270 Electronic Document Access. Follow the procedures at PGI 204.270 relating to obtaining an account in the Electronic Document Access system. ■ 3. Add section 204.7006 to read as follows: 204.7006 Cross reference to Federal Procurement Data System. Detailed guidance on mapping PII and supplementary PII numbers stored in the Electronic Document Access system to data elements reported in the Federal Procurement Data System can be found in PGI 204.7006. [FR Doc. 2010–23665 Filed 9–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Parts 211 and 252 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; GovernmentAssigned Serial Number Marking (DFARS Case 2008–D047) Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 ACTION: Final Rule. DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require contractors to apply Government-assigned serial numbers in human-readable format on major end items when required by law, regulation, or military operational necessity. DATES: Effective Date: September 27, 2010. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Mary Overstreet, 703–602–0311. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background Contractors are required to apply Government-assigned serial numbers, such as tail numbers/hull numbers and equipment registration numbers, in human-readable format on major end items when required by law, regulation, or military operational necessity. This final rule establishes a standard DoD method of specifying Governmentassigned serial numbers contractually and requires the contractor to associate these serial numbers with the Unique Item Identifier (UII) assigned by the contractor and to register them in the DoD Item Unique Identification (IUID) Registry along with the UII. The rule also requires agreement between the Government and contractor prior to use of the serial numbers in constructing the end item UII. DoD published a proposed rule in the Federal Register on April 30, 2010 (75 FR 22727). The comment period closed on June 29, 2010, and no comments were received. This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. B. Regulatory Flexibility Act DoD does not expect this final rule to 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. DoD has prepared a final regulatory flexibility analysis consistent with 5 U.S.C. 604. A copy of the analysis may be obtained from the point of contact specified herein. The analysis is summarized as follows: DoD requires that the use of Government-assigned serial numbers be limited to satisfy requirements of law or regulation or to facilitate the identification of major end items consistent with military operational requirements, e.g., aircraft tail numbers or ship hull numbers in military E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM 27SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 186 / Monday, September 27, 2010 / Rules and Regulations operations. Since the rule generally will apply to DoD major end-item contractors, and there are a limited number of end items for which the Government assigns these serial numbers, the number of small entities impacted by this rule is not expected to be substantial. The clause at 252.211–7008, Use of Government-Assigned Serial Numbers, requires the Contractor to mark the Government-assigned serial numbers on those major end items as specified by line item in the Schedule, in accordance with the technical instructions for the placement and method of application identified in the terms and conditions of the contract, and to register the Government-assigned serial number along with the major end item’s UII at the time of delivery in accordance with the provisions of the clause at DFARS 252.211–7003(d). The rule does not duplicate, overlap, or conflict with any other Federal rules. DoD considers the approach described in the rule to be the most practical and beneficial for both Government and industry. C. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act (Pub. L. 96–511) does not apply because the rule does not impose additional 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 211 and 252 Government procurement. Ynette R. Shelkin, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Therefore, 48 CFR parts 211 and 252 are amended as follows: ■ 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 211 and 252 continues to read as follows: ■ [Redesignated as 211.274–6] 2. Redesignate Section 211.274–5 as 211.274–6. ■ 3. Add new section 211.274–5 to read as follows: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES ■ 211.274–5 Policy for assignment of Government-assigned serial numbers. It is DoD policy that contractors apply Government-assigned serial numbers, such as tail numbers/hull numbers and equipment registration numbers, in 17:41 Sep 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 Contract clauses. * * * * * (c) Use the clause at 252.211–7008, Use of Government-Assigned Serial Numbers, in solicitations and contracts that— (1) Contain the clause at 252.211– 7003, Item Identification and Valuation; and (2) Require the contractor to mark major end items under the terms and conditions of the contract. PART 252—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 5. Section 252.211–7003 is amended by revising the introductory text to read as follows: ■ 252.211–7003 valuation. Item identification and As prescribed in 211.274–6(a), use the following clause: * * * * * ■ 6. Section 252.211–7007 is amended by revising the introductory text to read as follows: 252.211–7007 Reporting of GovernmentFurnished Equipment in the DoD Item Unique Identification (IUID) Registry. As prescribed in 211.274–6(b), use the following clause: * * * * * ■ 7. Section 252.211–7008 is added to read as follows: 252.211–7008 Use of GovernmentAssigned Serial Numbers USE OF GOVERNMENT-ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBERS (SEP 2010) PART 211—DESCRIBING AGENCY NEEDS VerDate Mar<15>2010 211.274–6 As prescribed in 211.274–6(c), use the following clause: Authority: 41 U.S.C. 421 and 48 CFR Chapter 1. 211.274–5 human-readable format on major end items when required by law, regulation, or military operational necessity. The latest version of MIL–STD–130, Marking of U.S. Military Property, shall be used for the marking of human-readable information. ■ 4. In newly redesignated section 211.274–6, add paragraph (c) to read as follows: (a) Definitions. As used in this clause— Government-assigned serial number means a combination of letters or numerals in a fixed human-readable information format (text) conveying information about a major end item, which is provided to a contractor by the requiring activity with accompanying technical data instructions for marking the Government-assigned serial number on major end items to be delivered to the Government. Major end item means a final combination of component parts and/or materials which is ready for its intended use and of such importance to operational readiness that PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 59103 review and control of inventory management functions (procurement, distribution, maintenance, disposal, and asset reporting) is required at all levels of life cycle management. Major end items include aircraft; ships; boats; motorized wheeled, tracked, and towed vehicles for use on highway or rough terrain; weapon and missile end items; ammunition; and sets, assemblies, or end items having a major end item as a component. Unique item identifier (UII) means a set of data elements permanently marked on an item that is globally unique and unambiguous and never changes in order to provide traceability of the item throughout its total life cycle. The term includes a concatenated UII or a DoD-recognized unique identification equivalent. (b) The Contractor shall mark the Government-assigned serial numbers on those major end items as specified by line item in the Schedule, in accordance with the technical instructions for the placement and method of application identified in the terms and conditions of the contract. (c) The Contractor shall register the Government-assigned serial number along with the major end item’s UII at the time of delivery in accordance with the provisions of the clause at DFARS 252.211–7003(d). (d) The Contractor shall establish the UII for major end items for use throughout the life of the major end item. The Contractor may elect, but is not required, to use the Government-assigned serial number to construct the UII. (End of clause) [FR Doc. 2010–23662 Filed 9–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Parts 247 and 252 RIN 0750–AG30 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Motor Carrier Fuel Surcharge (DFARS Case 2008– D040) Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: DoD is adopting as final, with changes, an interim rule that implements section 884 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009. Section 884 requires DoD to ensure that, to the maximum extent practicable, in all carriage contracts in which a fuel-related adjustment is provided for, any fuel-related adjustment is passed through to the person who bears the cost of the fuel to which the adjustment relates. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM 27SER1

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[FR Doc No: 2010-23662]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Parts 211 and 252


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Government-
Assigned Serial Number Marking (DFARS Case 2008-D047)

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

ACTION: Final Rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require contractors to 
apply Government-assigned serial numbers in human-readable format on 
major end items when required by law, regulation, or military 
operational necessity.

DATES: Effective Date: September 27, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Mary Overstreet, 703-602-0311.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    Contractors are required to apply Government-assigned serial 
numbers, such as tail numbers/hull numbers and equipment registration 
numbers, in human-readable format on major end items when required by 
law, regulation, or military operational necessity. This final rule 
establishes a standard DoD method of specifying Government-assigned 
serial numbers contractually and requires the contractor to associate 
these serial numbers with the Unique Item Identifier (UII) assigned by 
the contractor and to register them in the DoD Item Unique 
Identification (IUID) Registry along with the UII. The rule also 
requires agreement between the Government and contractor prior to use 
of the serial numbers in constructing the end item UII.
    DoD published a proposed rule in the Federal Register on April 30, 
2010 (75 FR 22727). The comment period closed on June 29, 2010, and no 
comments were received.
    This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review 
under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This is not a 
major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    DoD does not expect this final rule to 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. DoD has prepared 
a final regulatory flexibility analysis consistent with 5 U.S.C. 604. A 
copy of the analysis may be obtained from the point of contact 
specified herein. The analysis is summarized as follows:
    DoD requires that the use of Government-assigned serial numbers be 
limited to satisfy requirements of law or regulation or to facilitate 
the identification of major end items consistent with military 
operational requirements, e.g., aircraft tail numbers or ship hull 
numbers in military

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operations. Since the rule generally will apply to DoD major end-item 
contractors, and there are a limited number of end items for which the 
Government assigns these serial numbers, the number of small entities 
impacted by this rule is not expected to be substantial.
    The clause at 252.211-7008, Use of Government-Assigned Serial 
Numbers, requires the Contractor to mark the Government-assigned serial 
numbers on those major end items as specified by line item in the 
Schedule, in accordance with the technical instructions for the 
placement and method of application identified in the terms and 
conditions of the contract, and to register the Government-assigned 
serial number along with the major end item's UII at the time of 
delivery in accordance with the provisions of the clause at DFARS 
252.211-7003(d).
    The rule does not duplicate, overlap, or conflict with any other 
Federal rules. DoD considers the approach described in the rule to be 
the most practical and beneficial for both Government and industry.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act (Pub. L. 96-511) does not apply because 
the rule does not impose additional 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 211 and 252

    Government procurement.

Ynette R. Shelkin,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

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Therefore, 48 CFR parts 211 and 252 are amended as follows:

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 211 and 252 continues to 
read as follows:

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

PART 211--DESCRIBING AGENCY NEEDS


211.274-5  [Redesignated as 211.274-6]

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2. Redesignate Section 211.274-5 as 211.274-6.

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3. Add new section 211.274-5 to read as follows:


211.274-5  Policy for assignment of Government-assigned serial numbers.

    It is DoD policy that contractors apply Government-assigned serial 
numbers, such as tail numbers/hull numbers and equipment registration 
numbers, in human-readable format on major end items when required by 
law, regulation, or military operational necessity. The latest version 
of MIL-STD-130, Marking of U.S. Military Property, shall be used for 
the marking of human-readable information.

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4. In newly redesignated section 211.274-6, add paragraph (c) to read 
as follows:


211.274-6  Contract clauses.

* * * * *
    (c) Use the clause at 252.211-7008, Use of Government-Assigned 
Serial Numbers, in solicitations and contracts that--
    (1) Contain the clause at 252.211-7003, Item Identification and 
Valuation; and
    (2) Require the contractor to mark major end items under the terms 
and conditions of the contract.

PART 252--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

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5. Section 252.211-7003 is amended by revising the introductory text to 
read as follows:


252.211-7003  Item identification and valuation.

    As prescribed in 211.274-6(a), use the following clause:
* * * * *

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6. Section 252.211-7007 is amended by revising the introductory text to 
read as follows:


252.211-7007  Reporting of Government-Furnished Equipment in the DoD 
Item Unique Identification (IUID) Registry.

    As prescribed in 211.274-6(b), use the following clause:
* * * * *

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7. Section 252.211-7008 is added to read as follows:


252.211-7008  Use of Government-Assigned Serial Numbers

    As prescribed in 211.274-6(c), use the following clause:

USE OF GOVERNMENT-ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBERS (SEP 2010)

    (a) Definitions. As used in this clause--
    Government-assigned serial number means a combination of letters 
or numerals in a fixed human-readable information format (text) 
conveying information about a major end item, which is provided to a 
contractor by the requiring activity with accompanying technical 
data instructions for marking the Government-assigned serial number 
on major end items to be delivered to the Government.
    Major end item means a final combination of component parts and/
or materials which is ready for its intended use and of such 
importance to operational readiness that review and control of 
inventory management functions (procurement, distribution, 
maintenance, disposal, and asset reporting) is required at all 
levels of life cycle management. Major end items include aircraft; 
ships; boats; motorized wheeled, tracked, and towed vehicles for use 
on highway or rough terrain; weapon and missile end items; 
ammunition; and sets, assemblies, or end items having a major end 
item as a component.
    Unique item identifier (UII) means a set of data elements 
permanently marked on an item that is globally unique and 
unambiguous and never changes in order to provide traceability of 
the item throughout its total life cycle. The term includes a 
concatenated UII or a DoD-recognized unique identification 
equivalent.
    (b) The Contractor shall mark the Government-assigned serial 
numbers on those major end items as specified by line item in the 
Schedule, in accordance with the technical instructions for the 
placement and method of application identified in the terms and 
conditions of the contract.
    (c) The Contractor shall register the Government-assigned serial 
number along with the major end item's UII at the time of delivery 
in accordance with the provisions of the clause at DFARS 252.211-
7003(d).
    (d) The Contractor shall establish the UII for major end items 
for use throughout the life of the major end item. The Contractor 
may elect, but is not required, to use the Government-assigned 
serial number to construct the UII.


(End of clause)

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