Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement; Notification Requirements for Awards of Single-Source Task- or Delivery-Order Contracts (DFARS Case 2009-D036), 71465-71467 [2011-29903]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 223 / Friday, November 18, 2011 / Rules and Regulations II. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 PART 252—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 71465 Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). 48 CFR Part 215 Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. III. Regulatory Flexibility Act DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE RIN 0750–AH30 A Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis has been prepared consistent with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., and is summarized as follows: This final rule amends the DFARS to implement section 812 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, (10 U.S.C. 2430 note). Section 812(b)(5) requires appropriate consideration of the manufacturing readiness and manufacturing-readiness processes of potential contractors and subcontractors as a part of the source selection process for major defense acquisition programs. No public comments were received in response to the initial regulatory flexibility analysis. No comments were filed by the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration in response to the interim rule. The rule will apply to DoD Major Defense Acquisition Program contractors and subcontractors. Most major defense acquisition programs are awarded to large concerns as these programs are of a scope too large for any small business to perform. As such, it is not expected that this rule will have a significant impact on a significant number of small entities. The final rule imposes no reporting, recordkeeping, or other information collection requirements. There are no known significant alternatives to the rule that would meet the requirements of the statute. The impact on small entities is expected to be positive. Defense Acquisition Regulations System 3. Amend section 252.204–7007 by— (a) Amending the clause date by removing ‘‘(SEP 2011)’’ and adding in its place ‘‘(NOV 2011)’’; and ■ (b) Amending paragraph (e) by removing the Internet address ‘‘https:// orca.bpn.gov/’’ and adding in its place ‘‘https://www.acquisition.gov/’’. ■ ■ [FR Doc. 2011–29900 Filed 11–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Management of Manufacturing Risk in Major Defense Acquisition Programs (DFARS Case 2011–D031) Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to implement a section of National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 requiring appropriate consideration of the manufacturing readiness and manufacturing-readiness processes of potential contractors and subcontractors as a part of the source selection process for major defense acquisition programs. DATES: Effective Date: November 18, 2011. SUMMARY: Mr. Dustin Pitsch, telephone 703–602–0289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES I. Background DoD published an interim rule in the Federal Register at 76 FR 38050 on June 29, 2011, to amend Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 215.304(c) by adding paragraph (iv) to state that the manufacturing readiness and manufacturing-readiness processes of potential contractors and subcontractors shall be considered as a part of the source selection process for major defense acquisition programs. No public comments were submitted in response to the interim rule. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Nov 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 IV. Paperwork Reduction Act The rule does not contain any information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 215 Government procurement. Mary Overstreet, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without Change Accordingly, the interim rule amending 48 CFR part 215, which was published at 76 FR 38050 on June 29, 2011, is adopted as a final rule without change. ■ [FR Doc. 2011–29894 Filed 11–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P 48 CFR Part 216 RIN 0750–AG66 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement; Notification Requirements for Awards of SingleSource Task- or Delivery-Order Contracts (DFARS Case 2009–D036) Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: DoD is adopting as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to implement the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 regarding the notification requirements to Congress when awarding a single-award task- or delivery-order contract in excess of $103 million. DATES: Effective date: November 18, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Manuel Quinones, telephone (703) 602– 8383. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background DoD published an interim rule at 75 FR 40716 on July 13, 2010, to implement section 814 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, (Pub. L. 111–84, enacted October 28, 2009). The public comment period closed on September 13, 2010. Three respondents submitted comments in response to the interim rule. E:\FR\FM\18NOR1.SGM 18NOR1 71466 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 223 / Friday, November 18, 2011 / Rules and Regulations The interim rule requires the head of the agency to notify the congressional defense committees within 30 days after any determination made under FAR 16.504(c)(ii)(D)(1), and to provide a copy of the determination and notification to the Deputy Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy. If the single-award task- or delivery-order contract award concerns intelligence or intelligence-related activities of DoD, notification shall also be provided to the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives. emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES II. Discussion and Analysis of Public Comments A discussion of the comments received and the changes made to the final rule as a result of those comments are provided as follows: A. Analysis of Public Comments Comment: Two respondents wrote that the interim rule’s preamble was confusing and would lead to misinterpretations. One of the respondents stated that ‘‘(t)here is a difference between a ‘single-source’ and a ‘sole-source’.’’ Further, the respondent stated that the ‘‘Indefinite Quantity Contract itself is the subject of DFARS 216.505, not the resulting delivery or task orders issued under the contract.’’ Response: The respondent correctly states that there is a difference between single-source and sole-source, and the preamble of this final rule clarifies the intent of the rule by using the terms ‘‘single-award’’ or ‘‘single-source’’ contracts, as used in the statute, in lieu of sole-source. In response to the other comment, individual task orders and delivery orders are the subject of DFARS 216.505, Ordering; however, this rule addresses limitations on single-award contracts, and DoD confirms that the rule text is correctly located at DFARS 216.504, Indefinite Quantity Contracts. Comment: A respondent requested that the preamble to the interim rule be amended to add ‘‘contract’’ or ‘‘contracts’’ where appropriate in order to better convey the intent of the existing and new regulations. The preamble for the interim rule appears to this respondent to change the reporting requirement from ‘‘task or delivery order contracts’’ to ‘‘task or delivery orders.’’ Response: In response to the first comment, the title of this final rule has been amended to include ‘‘Contracts’’ in the title to more clearly convey the intent of the rule. Concerning the second comment, the agency-head VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Nov 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 determination and congressional notification are required, in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304a(d)(3), only for single-source indefinite-delivery contracts estimated to exceed $100 million (now $103 million). DoD has reviewed and confirms that the interim rule changes at DFARS 216.504(c)(1)(ii)(D) correctly implemented the statutory requirements for single-source contracts, notwithstanding minor clarifications made in this final rule concerning reporting requirements. Comment: A respondent pointed out that there is a ‘‘disconnect’’ between the interim rule published in the Federal Register and the on-line version of the DFARS. The on-line version includes, at the end of DFARS 216.504(c)(1)(ii)(d)(2), the sentence ‘‘A copy of any determination made in accordance with FAR 16.504(c)(1)(ii)(D) shall be submitted to: Deputy Director, Defense Procurement (Contract Policy and International Contracting), OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (CPIC), 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301– 3060.’’ The respondent notes that this appears to duplicate the same statement that is made earlier in the same paragraph. Response: In response to this comment, the rule text format, numbering, notification and reporting requirements are clarified in this final DFARS rule and in changes made to the DFARS Procedures Guidance and Information. Agency heads are required to provide a copy of each determination and congressional notification to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) Contract Policy and International Contracting (CPIC). This enables a single office to oversee and manage the DoD-wide use of singleaward task- and delivery-order contracts. Comment: A respondent submitted an editorial comment, asking that DoD add ‘‘216.504, Indefinite-quantity contracts’’ with a link to DFARS 216, Table of Contents. Response: The ability to hyperlink is available in the HTML version of each DFARS subpart. B. Other Changes The final rule at DFARS 216.504(c)(1)(ii)(D)(i) is revised to clarify that the authority to make any determination authorized by FAR 16.504(c)(1)(ii)(D)(1) shall not be delegated below the level of the senior procurement executive. Previously, this limitation on the delegation of approval authority only applied to PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 determinations made because it was necessary in the public interest to award the contract to a single source due to exceptional circumstances, and these determinations had to be reported to Congress. Since the statue and the resultant interim rule expand the reporting requirement to require that any determination made under FAR 16.504(c)(1)(ii)(D)(1) be reported to Congress, the limitation on delegation of approval authority is revised to be commensurate with the expanded reporting requirement. III. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. IV. 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 change solely impacts internal Government operating procedures and will therefore not have a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors, subcontractors, or offerors. The notification requirements are within DoD and between DoD agencies and the Congress. An initial regulatory flexibility analysis was not performed. No comments were received from small entities on this rule. V. Paperwork Reduction Act The rule does not contain any information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). E:\FR\FM\18NOR1.SGM 18NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 223 / Friday, November 18, 2011 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 216 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Government procurement. Defense Acquisition Regulations System Mary Overstreet, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. 48 CFR Part 219 and Appendix I to Chapter 2 PART 216—TYPES OF CONTRACTS Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303 and 48 CFR chapter 1. Indefinite-quantity contracts. (c)(1)(ii)(D) Limitation on singleaward contracts. (i) The authority to make the determination authorized in FAR 16.504(c)(1)(ii)(D)(1) shall not be delegated below the level of the senior procurement executive. (ii) The head of the agency must notify the congressional defense committees within 30 days after making any determination under FAR 16.504(c)(1)(ii)(D)(1). If the award concerns intelligence or intelligencerelated activities of DoD, notification shall also be provided to the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives. (See sample notification at PGI 216.504(c)(1)(ii)(D)(iv).) (iii) A copy of each determination made in accordance with FAR 16.504(c)(1)(ii)(D) and each congressional notice shall be submitted in accordance with PGI 216.504(c)(1)(ii)(D)(iii). emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Nov 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to extend the date for submittal of applications under the DoD Mentor´ ´ Protege Pilot Program for new mentor´ ´ protege agreements and the date mentors may incur costs and/or receive credit towards fulfilling their small business subcontracting goals through ´ ´ an approved mentor-protege agreement. DATES: Effective Date: November 18, 2011. III. Regulatory Flexibility Act RIN 0750–AH44 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Extension of ´ ´ Department of Defense Mentor-Protege Pilot Program (DFARS Case 2011– D050) SUMMARY: 2. Revise section 216.504 to read as follows: ■ BILLING CODE 5001–06–P II. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 216 continues to read as follows: ■ [FR Doc. 2011–29903 Filed 11–17–11; 8:45 am] merely extends the effective dates for an existing DoD program. These dates have already been extended by law. AGENCY: Therefore, the Defense Acquisition Regulations System confirms as final the interim rule published at 75 FR 40716 on July 13, 2010, with the following changes: 216.504 71467 Ms. Lee Renna, telephone 703–602–0764. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Background This Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) case implements section 8016 of the National Defense Appropriations Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 (Pub. L. 112–10). The NDAA for FY 2011 was signed into law on April 15, 2011. Section 8016 ´ ´ amends the DoD Mentor-Protege Pilot Program (DoD MPP), section 831 of Public Law 110–510 (10 U.S.C. 2302, note), by changing the— • Acceptance date for new DoD MPP agreements from September 30, 2010, to September 30, 2011; and • Eligibility date DoD mentors may incur costs for the purposes of receiving cost reimbursement or credit toward attainment of subcontracting goals, from September 30, 2013, to September 30, 2014. This final rule implements these changes in the corresponding DFARS regulations: 219.704(b) and (d); and I–103(a) and (b). DoD is issuing a final rule because this rule does not have a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of DoD and does not have a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. This final rule PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule because this final rule does not constitute a significant DFARS revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501–1 and 41 U.S.C. 1707 and does not require publication for public comment. IV. Paperwork Reduction Act The rule does not contain any information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 219 and Appendix I to Chapter 2 Government procurement. Mary Overstreet, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Therefore, 48 CFR part 219 and 48 CFR chapter 2 appendix I are amended as follows: 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 219 and Appendix I continue to read as follows: ■ Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303 and 48 CFR chapter 1. PART 219—SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS 219.7104 [Amended] 2. Section 219.7104 is amended— (a) In paragraph (b), by removing the year ‘‘2013’’ and adding in its place ‘‘2014’’; and ■ ■ E:\FR\FM\18NOR1.SGM 18NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Part 216

RIN 0750-AG66


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement; Notification 
Requirements for Awards of Single-Source Task- or Delivery-Order 
Contracts (DFARS Case 2009-D036)

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, with changes, an interim rule 
amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to 
implement the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 
regarding the notification requirements to Congress when awarding a 
single-award task- or delivery-order contract in excess of $103 
million.

DATES: Effective date: November 18, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Manuel Quinones, telephone (703) 
602-8383.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    DoD published an interim rule at 75 FR 40716 on July 13, 2010, to 
implement section 814 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 
for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, (Pub. L. 111-84, enacted October 28, 2009). 
The public comment period closed on September 13, 2010. Three 
respondents submitted comments in response to the interim rule.

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    The interim rule requires the head of the agency to notify the 
congressional defense committees within 30 days after any determination 
made under FAR 16.504(c)(ii)(D)(1), and to provide a copy of the 
determination and notification to the Deputy Director, Defense 
Procurement and Acquisition Policy. If the single-award task- or 
delivery-order contract award concerns intelligence or intelligence-
related activities of DoD, notification shall also be provided to the 
Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate and Permanent Select 
Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives.

II. Discussion and Analysis of Public Comments

    A discussion of the comments received and the changes made to the 
final rule as a result of those comments are provided as follows:

A. Analysis of Public Comments

    Comment: Two respondents wrote that the interim rule's preamble was 
confusing and would lead to misinterpretations. One of the respondents 
stated that ``(t)here is a difference between a `single-source' and a 
`sole-source'.'' Further, the respondent stated that the ``Indefinite 
Quantity Contract itself is the subject of DFARS 216.505, not the 
resulting delivery or task orders issued under the contract.''
    Response: The respondent correctly states that there is a 
difference between single-source and sole-source, and the preamble of 
this final rule clarifies the intent of the rule by using the terms 
``single-award'' or ``single-source'' contracts, as used in the 
statute, in lieu of sole-source. In response to the other comment, 
individual task orders and delivery orders are the subject of DFARS 
216.505, Ordering; however, this rule addresses limitations on single-
award contracts, and DoD confirms that the rule text is correctly 
located at DFARS 216.504, Indefinite Quantity Contracts.
    Comment: A respondent requested that the preamble to the interim 
rule be amended to add ``contract'' or ``contracts'' where appropriate 
in order to better convey the intent of the existing and new 
regulations. The preamble for the interim rule appears to this 
respondent to change the reporting requirement from ``task or delivery 
order contracts'' to ``task or delivery orders.''
    Response: In response to the first comment, the title of this final 
rule has been amended to include ``Contracts'' in the title to more 
clearly convey the intent of the rule. Concerning the second comment, 
the agency-head determination and congressional notification are 
required, in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304a(d)(3), only for single-
source indefinite-delivery contracts estimated to exceed $100 million 
(now $103 million). DoD has reviewed and confirms that the interim rule 
changes at DFARS 216.504(c)(1)(ii)(D) correctly implemented the 
statutory requirements for single-source contracts, notwithstanding 
minor clarifications made in this final rule concerning reporting 
requirements.
    Comment: A respondent pointed out that there is a ``disconnect'' 
between the interim rule published in the Federal Register and the on-
line version of the DFARS. The on-line version includes, at the end of 
DFARS 216.504(c)(1)(ii)(d)(2), the sentence ``A copy of any 
determination made in accordance with FAR 16.504(c)(1)(ii)(D) shall be 
submitted to: Deputy Director, Defense Procurement (Contract Policy and 
International Contracting), OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (CPIC), 3060 Defense 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3060.'' The respondent notes that this 
appears to duplicate the same statement that is made earlier in the 
same paragraph.
    Response: In response to this comment, the rule text format, 
numbering, notification and reporting requirements are clarified in 
this final DFARS rule and in changes made to the DFARS Procedures 
Guidance and Information. Agency heads are required to provide a copy 
of each determination and congressional notification to the Office of 
the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) 
Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) Contract Policy and 
International Contracting (CPIC). This enables a single office to 
oversee and manage the DoD-wide use of single-award task- and delivery-
order contracts.
    Comment: A respondent submitted an editorial comment, asking that 
DoD add ``216.504, Indefinite-quantity contracts'' with a link to DFARS 
216, Table of Contents.
    Response: The ability to hyperlink is available in the HTML version 
of each DFARS subpart.

B. Other Changes

    The final rule at DFARS 216.504(c)(1)(ii)(D)(i) is revised to 
clarify that the authority to make any determination authorized by FAR 
16.504(c)(1)(ii)(D)(1) shall not be delegated below the level of the 
senior procurement executive. Previously, this limitation on the 
delegation of approval authority only applied to determinations made 
because it was necessary in the public interest to award the contract 
to a single source due to exceptional circumstances, and these 
determinations had to be reported to Congress. Since the statue and the 
resultant interim rule expand the reporting requirement to require that 
any determination made under FAR 16.504(c)(1)(ii)(D)(1) be reported to 
Congress, the limitation on delegation of approval authority is revised 
to be commensurate with the expanded reporting requirement.

III. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563

    Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess 
all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 
13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, 
of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. 
This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not 
subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning 
and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule 
under 5 U.S.C. 804.

IV. 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 change solely impacts internal Government operating 
procedures and will therefore not have a significant cost or 
administrative impact on contractors, subcontractors, or offerors. The 
notification requirements are within DoD and between DoD agencies and 
the Congress. An initial regulatory flexibility analysis was not 
performed. No comments were received from small entities on this rule.

V. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The rule does not contain any information collection requirements 
that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

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List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 216

    Government procurement.

Mary Overstreet,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

    Therefore, the Defense Acquisition Regulations System confirms as 
final the interim rule published at 75 FR 40716 on July 13, 2010, with 
the following changes:

PART 216--TYPES OF CONTRACTS

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 216 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  41 U.S.C. 1303 and 48 CFR chapter 1.


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2. Revise section 216.504 to read as follows:


216.504   Indefinite-quantity contracts.

    (c)(1)(ii)(D) Limitation on single-award contracts.
    (i) The authority to make the determination authorized in FAR 
16.504(c)(1)(ii)(D)(1) shall not be delegated below the level of the 
senior procurement executive.
    (ii) The head of the agency must notify the congressional defense 
committees within 30 days after making any determination under FAR 
16.504(c)(1)(ii)(D)(1). If the award concerns intelligence or 
intelligence-related activities of DoD, notification shall also be 
provided to the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate and 
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of 
Representatives. (See sample notification at PGI 
216.504(c)(1)(ii)(D)(iv).)
    (iii) A copy of each determination made in accordance with FAR 
16.504(c)(1)(ii)(D) and each congressional notice shall be submitted in 
accordance with PGI 216.504(c)(1)(ii)(D)(iii).

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