Defense Acquisition Regulations System 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Para-Aramid Fibers and Yarns Manufactured in a Qualifying Country (DFARS Case 2008-D024)
Document Number: E8-29994
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a determination made by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics with regard to the acquisition of items containing para- aramid fibers and yarns manufactured in a foreign country. The determination authorizes DoD to acquire articles containing para-aramid fibers and yarns manufactured in foreign countries that have entered into a defense memorandum of understanding with the United States.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Payment Protections for Subcontractors and Suppliers-Deletion of Duplicative Text (DFARS Case 2008-D021)
Document Number: E8-29993
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update the list of laws inapplicable to contracts and subcontracts for the acquisition of commercial items. The rule removes a law addressing payment protections for subcontractors and suppliers from the DFARS list, since this law has been added to the FAR list of laws inapplicable to contracts and subcontracts for the acquisition of commercial items.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments
Document Number: E8-29992
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update contact information in a contract clause and to make minor editorial corrections.
Waiver of 10 U.S.C. 2534 for Certain Defense Items Produced in the United Kingdom
Document Number: E8-28612
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-02
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
The Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) is waiving the limitation of 10 U.S.C. 2534 for certain defense items produced in the United Kingdom (UK). 10 U.S.C. 2534 limits DoD procurement of certain items to sources in the national technology and industrial base. The waiver will permit procurement of enumerated items from sources in the UK, unless otherwise restricted by statute.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments
Document Number: E8-27789
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update references and the list of Army contracting activities.
Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; DoD Acquisition Process-Miscellaneous Requirements (OMB Control Number 0704-0187)
Document Number: E8-27787
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection requirement for use through February 28, 2009. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Carriage Vessel Overhaul, Repair, and Maintenance (DFARS Case 2007-D001)
Document Number: E8-27782
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 1017 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007. Section 1017 requires DoD to establish an evaluation criterion, for use in obtaining carriage of cargo by vessel, that considers the extent to which an offeror has had overhaul, repair, and maintenance work for covered vessels performed in shipyards located in the United States or Guam.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Least Developed Countries That Are Designated Countries DFARS Case 2008-D019
Document Number: E8-27781
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update the list of ``least developed'' countries that are designated as eligible countries under the Trade Agreements Act, in accordance with direction from the United States Trade Representative.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Limitations on DoD Non-Commercial Time-and-Materials Contracts DFARS Case 2007-D021
Document Number: E8-27780
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address review and documentation requirements pertaining to the use of time-and-materials contracts for the acquisition of non-commercial services. The rule provides for the same level of review for both commercial and non- commercial DoD time-and-materials contracts.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Reports of Government Property (DFARS Case 2005-D015)
Document Number: E8-27779
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update requirements for reporting of Government property in the possession of DoD contractors. The rule replaces DD Form 1662 reporting requirements with requirements for DoD contractors to electronically submit, to the Item Unique Identification (IUID) Registry, the IUID data applicable to the Government property in the contractor's possession.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Protection of Human Subjects in Research Projects (DFARS Case 2007-D008)
Document Number: E8-25562
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for the protection of human subjects involved in research projects. The proposed rule contains a clause for use in contracts that include or may include research involving human subjects.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Clarification of Central Contractor Registration and Procurement Instrument Identification Data Requirements (DFARS Case 2008-D010)
Document Number: E8-24486
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for ensuring the accuracy of contractor information in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database and in contract documents. Additionally, the proposed rule clarifies requirements for proper assignment of procurement instrument identification numbers.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Evaluation Factor for Use of Members of the Selected Reserve (DFARS Case 2006-D014)
Document Number: E8-24480
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 819 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006. Section 819 authorizes DoD to use an evaluation factor that considers whether an offeror intends to perform a contract using employees or individual subcontractors who are members of the Selected Reserve.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Government Property (DFARS Case 2007-D020)
Document Number: E8-22419
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text addressing management of Government property in the possession of contractors. The DFARS changes are consistent with changes made to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Acquisitions in Support of Operations in Iraq or Afghanistan (DFARS Case 2008-D002)
Document Number: E8-21376
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Sections 886 and 892 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Section 886 provides authority for DoD to limit competition when acquiring products or services in support of operations in Iraq or Afghanistan. Section 892 addresses competition requirements for the procurement of small arms for assistance to Iraq or Afghanistan.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments
Document Number: E8-21375
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update the list of DoD contracting activities and to correct a reference in a contract clause.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Limitation on Service Contracts for Military Flight Simulators (DFARS Case 2008-D013)
Document Number: E8-21374
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 883(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Section 883(b) changed the conditions under which DoD may waive the prohibition on entering into a service contract to acquire a military flight simulator.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Security-Guard Functions (DFARS Case 2006-D050)
Document Number: E8-21373
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 343 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Section 343 extends, through September 30, 2012, the period during which contractor performance of security-guard functions at military installations or facilities is authorized to fulfill additional requirements resulting from the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; U.S.-International Atomic Energy Agency Additional Protocol (DFARS Case 2004-D003)
Document Number: E8-19097
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-18
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add a contract clause requiring a contractor to notify DoD if the contractor is required to report its activities under the U.S.-International Atomic Energy Agency Additional Protocol. The clause would be included in contracts for research and development or major defense acquisition programs involving fissionable materials, other radiological source materials, or technologies directly related to nuclear power production.
Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Special Contracting Methods
Document Number: E8-19096
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-18
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection requirement for use through November 30, 2008. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Ship Critical Safety Items (DFARS Case 2007-D016)
Document Number: E8-18510
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-12
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 130 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007. Section 130 requires DoD to establish a quality control policy for the procurement, modification, repair, and overhaul of ship critical safety items.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Small Business Program Name Change (DFARS Case 2008-D001)
Document Number: E8-18508
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-12
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to reflect the redesignation of the ``Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization'' to the ``Office of Small Business Programs'' within DoD. The redesignation resulted from Section 904 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Competition Requirements for Purchases From Federal Prison Industries (DFARS Case 2008-D015)
Document Number: E8-18506
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-12
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to implement Section 827 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Section 827 requires the use of competitive procedures in the acquisition of items for which Federal Prison Industries has a significant market share.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Conforming Changes-Standards of Conduct and Extraordinary Contractual Actions (DFARS Case 2008-D004)
Document Number: E8-18504
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-12
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text addressing contractor standards of conduct and the handling of extraordinary contractual actions. The DFARS changes are consistent with changes made to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Item Identification and Valuation Clause Update (DFARS Case 2007-D007)
Document Number: E8-18502
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-12
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update and clarify requirements for unique identification and valuation of items delivered under DoD contracts. The rule revises the applicable contract clause to reflect the current requirements.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Trade Agreements-New Thresholds (DFARS Case 2007-D023)
Document Number: E8-18501
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-12
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to incorporate increased dollar thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade Representative.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments
Document Number: E8-18492
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-12
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update a subpart heading, a cross-reference, and a form title.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Restriction on Acquisition of Specialty Metals (DFARS Case 2008-D003)
Document Number: E8-16675
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-21
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address statutory restrictions on the acquisition of specialty metals not melted or produced in the United States. The proposed rule implements Section 842 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 and Sections 804 and 884 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Export-Controlled Items (DFARS Case 2004-D010)
Document Number: E8-16673
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-21
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for complying with export control laws and regulations when performing DoD contracts. The rule recognizes contractor responsibilities to comply with existing Department of Commerce and Department of State regulations. The rule adds two new clauses to be used when export- controlled items, including information or technology, are expected to be involved in the performance of a contract, or when there is a possibility that export-controlled items, including information or technology, may come to be involved during the period of performance of the contract.
Reinstitution of Small Business Set-Asides for Certain Acquisitions Under the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program
Document Number: E8-13459
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-16
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
The Director, Defense Procurement, Acquisition Policy, and Strategic Sourcing has reinstituted the use of small business set-aside procedures for solicitations issued under the Designated Industry Groups (DIGs), including Construction (except dredging), Subsector 236Construction of Buildings; non-nuclear ship repair acquisitions conducted by the Department of the Navy under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 3366111, Product or Service Code J999 (West Coast only); Architect and Engineering Services (including Surveying and Mapping); and Refuse Systems and Related Services. The Director, Defense Procurement, Acquisition Policy, and Strategic Sourcing has also reinstituted the use of small business set-aside procedures for construction solicitations issued under specific construction NAICS codes for the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Defense Logistics Agency, the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the Defense Education Activity, and the U.S. Special Operations Command. This action is required under the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program because DoD has failed to attain its 40 percent goal in these DIGs.
Feasibility of a Reciprocal Defense Procurement Memorandum of Understanding With Poland
Document Number: E8-13458
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-16
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is soliciting information from U.S. industry that has had experience participating in public defense procurements conducted by or on behalf of Poland's Ministry of National Defense or Armed Forces. DoD is considering the possibility of negotiating a Reciprocal Defense Procurement Memorandum of Understanding (RDP MOU) with Poland. The contemplated MOU would involve reciprocal waivers of buy-national laws by each country. This would mean that Poland would be added to the list of ``qualifying countries'' in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), and that offers of products of Poland would be exempt from the U.S. Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program policy that would otherwise require DoD to add 50 percent to the price of the foreign products when evaluating offers. This also means that U.S. products should be exempt from any analogous ``Buy Polish'' law or policy applicable to Poland's defense procurements. DoD is interested in industry comments relating to the transparency, integrity, and general fairness of Poland's public (defense) procurement processes. DoD is also interested in comments relating to the degree of reciprocity that exists between the United States and Poland when it comes to the openness of defense procurements to offers of products of the other country.
Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts (OMB Control Number 0704-0255)
Document Number: E8-10668
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-13
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection requirement for use through May 31, 2008. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments
Document Number: E8-10667
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-13
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update an Internet address and a cross-reference.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Excessive Pass-Through Charges (DFARS Case 2006-D057)
Document Number: E8-10666
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-13
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 852 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007. Section 852 requires DoD to prescribe regulations to ensure that pass-through charges on contracts or subcontracts that are entered into for or on behalf of DoD are not excessive in relation to the cost of work performed by the relevant contractor or subcontractor.
Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Types of Contracts (OMB Control Number 0704-0259)
Document Number: E8-9854
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-05
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection requirement for use through August 31, 2008. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years.
Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Taxes (OMB Control Number 0704-0390)
Document Number: E8-9853
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-05
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection requirement for use through August 31, 2008. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Earned Value Management Systems (DFARS Case 2005-D006)
Document Number: E8-8706
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-23
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update requirements for DoD contractors to establish and maintain earned value management systems. The rule also eliminates requirements for DoD contractors to submit cost/schedule status reports.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments
Document Number: E8-8698
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-23
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update a subpart heading and a reference to a DoD publication.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Limitations on DoD Non-Commercial Time-and-Materials Contracts (DFARS Case 2007-D021)
Document Number: E8-8697
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-23
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address review and documentation requirements with regard to the use of time-and-materials contracts for the acquisition of non-commercial services. The proposed rule provides for the same level of review for both commercial and non-commercial DoD time-and-materials contracts.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Quality Assurance Authorization of Shipment of Supplies (DFARS Case 2005-D024)
Document Number: E8-8696
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-23
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise the criteria under which the contract administration office may permit a contractor to release supplies for shipment without Government authorization of the shipping documents. The proposed changes will enable the Government to provide for the appropriate level of contract quality assurance at source, based on product complexity and criticality and the contractor's record of quality control.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Extension of Authority To Carry Out Certain Prototype Projects (DFARS Case 2008-D008)
Document Number: E8-8695
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-23
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 823 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Section 823 provides a 5-year extension of the authority for DoD to carry out a pilot program for transition to follow-on contracting after use of other transaction authority.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Deletion of Obsolete Restriction on Acquisition of Vessel Propellers (DFARS Case 2007-D027)
Document Number: E8-8694
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-23
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove text addressing an obsolete restriction on the acquisition of vessel propellers from foreign sources. The statute upon which the restriction was based applied only to acquisitions using fiscal year 2000 or 2001 funds.
Nontraditional Defense Contractor
Document Number: E8-8484
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-21
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is interested in creating new and/or expanding existing pathways for nontraditional contractor participation in defense procurements. In order to gauge the Department's success with respect to this endeavor, DoD is specifically interested in first establishing a standard Department-wide definition for ``nontraditional defense contractor'' that would be applied in defense procurements conducted pursuant to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS). In support of this initiative, DoD is seeking industry input with regard to the standards that should be utilized in defining what constitutes a nontraditional defense contractor and in developing an appropriate definition for use on a permanent basis.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Contractor Personnel Authorized To Accompany U.S. Armed Forces (DFARS Case 2005-D013)
Document Number: E8-6582
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement DoD policy regarding contractor personnel authorized to accompany U.S. Armed Forces deployed outside the United States.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Mandatory Use of Wide Area WorkFlow (DFARS Case 2006-D049)
Document Number: E8-3947
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-03
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require use of the Wide Area WorkFlow electronic system for submitting and processing payment requests and receiving reports under DoD contracts. Use of Wide Area WorkFlow facilitates timely and accurate payments to DoD contractors.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Codification and Modification of Berry Amendment (DFARS Case 2002-D002)
Document Number: E8-3946
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-03
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 832 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002. Section 832 codified and made modifications to the provision of law known as the ``Berry Amendment,'' which requires the acquisition of certain items from domestic sources.
Suspension of the Price Evaluation Adjustment for Small Disadvantaged Businesses
Document Number: E8-3150
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
The Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy has suspended the use of the price evaluation adjustment for small disadvantaged businesses (SDBs) in DoD procurements, as required by 10 U.S.C. 2323(e)(3), because DoD exceeded its 5 percent goal for contract awards to SDBs in fiscal year 2007. The suspension will be in effect for 1 year and will be reevaluated based on the level of DoD contract awards to SDBs achieved in fiscal year 2008.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Commercial Item Determinations (DFARS Case 2007-D005)
Document Number: E8-1121
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-24
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for DoD contracting officers to ensure that an item meets the definition of ``commercial item'' specified in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), when using commercial item procedures for acquisitions exceeding $1 million in value.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Combating Trafficking in Persons (DFARS Case 2004-D017)
Document Number: E8-1120
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-24
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove text addressing prohibitions on contractor activities involving trafficking in persons. The DFARS text is no longer necessary, since policy on this subject has been added to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Trade Agreements-New Thresholds (DFARS Case 2007-D023)
Document Number: E8-1103
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-24
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to incorporate increased dollar thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade Representative.