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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Clarification of “F” Orders in the Procurement Instrument Identification Number Structure (DFARS Case 2012-D040)
Document Number: 2013-12058
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-22
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update instructions for assigning basic and supplementary procurement instrument identification numbers.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Government Support Contractor Access to Technical Data (DFARS 2009-D031)
Document Number: 2013-12055
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-22
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 a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 that provides authority for certain types of Government support contractors to have access to proprietary technical data belonging to prime contractors and other third parties, provided that the technical data owner may require the support contractor to execute a non-disclosure agreement having certain restrictions and remedies.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Forward Pricing Rate Proposal Adequacy Checklist (DFARS Case 2012-D035)
Document Number: 2013-11402
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide guidance to contractors for the submittal of forward pricing rate proposals to ensure the adequacy of forward pricing rate proposals submitted to the Government.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Preparation of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (DFARS Case 2012-D048)
Document Number: 2013-11401
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address the contracting officer role in assisting the DoD implementing agency in preparation of the letter of offer and acceptance for a foreign military sales program that will require an acquisition.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts (DFARS Case 2012-D055)
Document Number: 2013-11400
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) in partial implementation of a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, and a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, relating to the detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Only One Offer-Further Implementation (DFARS Case 2013-D001)
Document Number: 2013-11399
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to further implement DoD policy relating to competitive acquisitions in which only one offer is received, providing additional exceptions, and further addressing requests for data other than certified cost or pricing data from the Canadian Commercial Corporation.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: System for Award Management Name Changes, Phase 1 Implementation (DFARS Case 2012-D053)
Document Number: 2013-11398
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to reflect the joining of the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), Online Representations and Certification Application (ORCA), and Excluded Parties Listing System (EPLS) databases into the System for Award Management (SAM) database.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Encouragement of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Programs (DFARS Case 2012-D027); Withdrawal
Document Number: 2013-09019
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-17
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD hereby provides notice of the cancellation of a proposed rule without further action. DoD has determined that the proposed amendment to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) is not a necessary part of the Department's plan to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, that requires DoD to encourage contractors to develop science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2013-08686
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-12
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Radio Frequency Identification Advance Shipment Notices
Document Number: 2013-07966
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-05
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 for use through August 31, 2013. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); DoD Pilot Mentor-Protégé Program
Document Number: 2013-07462
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-01
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 for use through August 31, 2013. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (DFARS Case 2012-D025)
Document Number: 2013-07131
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
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 the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement. The Republic of Korea is already party to the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: New Free Trade Agreement With Colombia (DFARS Case 2012-D032)
Document Number: 2013-07108
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
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 the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. This Trade Promotion Agreement is a free trade agreement that provides for mutually non-discriminatory treatment of eligible products and services from Colombia.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Specialty Metals-Definition of “Produce” (DFARS Case 2012-D041)
Document Number: 2013-07107
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise the definition of ``produce'' as it applies to specialty metals. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 directed DoD to review the definition of ``produce'' to ensure its compliance with the statutory restrictions on specialty metals and to determine if a revision to the current rule was necessary and appropriate.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Proposal Adequacy Checklist (DFARS Case 2011-D042)
Document Number: 2013-07106
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to incorporate a proposal adequacy checklist for proposals in response to solicitations that require submission of certified cost or pricing data.
Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Notification Requirements for Critical Safety Items
Document Number: 2013-06381
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-20
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 for use through July 31, 2013. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a Significant Market Share
Document Number: 2013-06091
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-15
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is publishing the annual list of product categories for which the Federal Prison Industries' share of the DoD Market is greater than five percent.
Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Bonds and Insurance
Document Number: 2013-05733
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-13
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 for use through June 30, 2013. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Alleged Crimes By or Against Contractor Personnel
Document Number: 2013-04363
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 and expand coverage on contractor requirements and responsibilities relating to alleged crimes by or against contractor personnel.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System
Document Number: 2013-04362
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
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 conform to the FAR regarding policy and procedures related to the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Acquisition of Tents and Other Temporary Structures (DFARS Case 2012-D015)
Document Number: 2013-04355
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the DFARS to implement sections of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 that address the acquisition of tents and other temporary structures.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2013-04354
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Unallowable Fringe Benefit Costs (DFARS Case 2012-D038)
Document Number: 2013-04353
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to explicitly state that fringe benefit costs incurred or estimated that are contrary to law, employer-employee agreement, or an established policy of the contractor are unallowable.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Encouragement of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Programs (DFARS Case 2012-D027)
Document Number: 2013-04352
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, which requires DoD to take steps to encourage contractors to develop science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs.
Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors
Document Number: 2013-04394
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-25
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has discontinued its temporary practice of providing accelerated payments to all contractors.
Policy on Contractor Profits
Document Number: 2013-03575
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is hosting a public meeting to obtain the views of experts and interested parties in Government and the private sector regarding the profit guidelines in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.
Waiver for Certain Defense Items Produced in the United Kingdom
Document Number: 2013-03474
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-14
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
The Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) is waiving the statutory limitation of 10 U.S.C. 2534 for certain defense items produced in the United Kingdom (UK). The law 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: 2012-31092
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Definition of Cost or Pricing Data (DFARS Case 2011-D040)
Document Number: 2012-31088
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update the text to reflect the distinction between ``certified cost or pricing data'' and ``data other than certified cost or pricing data.'' The DFARS changes are necessary to ensure consistency with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) which had been amended to clarify the distinction between those terms, as well as the requirements for the submission of cost or pricing data.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Contracting Activity Updates (DFARS Case 2012-D045)
Document Number: 2012-31086
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise the definitions of ``contracting activity'' and ``departments and agencies'' found at DFARS subpart 202.101.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: New Qualifying Country-Poland (DFARS Case 2012-D049)
Document Number: 2012-31083
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add Poland as a qualifying country.
Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Production Surveillance and Reporting (OMB Control Number 0704-0250)
Document Number: 2012-30120
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
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 for use through March 31, 2013. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for an additional three years.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-28879
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-29
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: New Free Trade Agreement-Panama (DFARS Case 2012-D044)
Document Number: 2012-27749
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-16
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement. This Trade Promotion Agreement is a free trade agreement that provides for mutually non-discriminatory treatment of eligible products and services from Panama.
Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors
Document Number: 2012-25367
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-16
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
In accordance with the one-year temporary policy established in the OMB Memorandum, Providing Prompt Payment to Small Business Subcontractors (July 11, 2012), DoD has taken steps to accelerate Federal payments to prime contractors, so that prime contractors can expedite payments to their small business subcontractors.
Contracting by Negotiation
Document Number: 2012-23944
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Patents, Data, and Copyrights; CFR Correction
Document Number: 2012-23925
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Acquisition of Commercial Items
Document Number: 2012-23917
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Contractor Qualifications
Document Number: 2012-23905
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Publicizing Contract Actions
Document Number: 2012-23901
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Contract Financing
Document Number: 2012-23463
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
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 for use through November 30, 2012. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Inflation Adjustment of Threshold for Acquisition of Right-Hand Drive Passenger Sedans (DFARS Case 2012-D016)
Document Number: 2012-21062
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-29
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 that requires adjustment of the statutory dollar limitation on the acquisition of right-hand drive passenger sedans.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Reporting of Government-Furnished Property (DFARS Case 2012-D001)
Document Number: 2012-21059
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-29
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise and standardize reporting requirements for Government-furnished property.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; DoD Voucher Processing (DFARS Case 2011-D054)
Document Number: 2012-21057
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-29
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update DoD's voucher processing procedures and better accommodate the Wide Area WorkFlow (WAWF) used to process vouchers.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2012-21053
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-29
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Clarification of “F” Orders in the Procurement Instrument Identification Number Structure (DFARS Case 2012-D040)
Document Number: 2012-21052
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-28
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update instructions for assigning basic and supplementary procurement instrument identification numbers.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Specialty Metals-Definition of “Produce” (DFARS Case 2012-D041)
Document Number: 2012-17590
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-07-24
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise the definition of ``produce'' as it applies to specialty metals. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 directed DoD to review the definition of ``produce'' to ensure its compliance with the statutory restrictions on specialty metals and to determine if a revision to the current rule was necessary and appropriate.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Contracting With the Canadian Commercial Corporation (DFARS Case 2011-D049)
Document Number: 2012-17588
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-24
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify the requirements for the Canadian Commercial Corporation to submit data other than certified cost or pricing data.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2012-17586
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-24
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Defense Acquisition Regulations System; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Only One Offer (DFARS Case 2011-D013)
Document Number: 2012-15569
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address acquisitions using competitive procedures in which only one offer is received. This rule implements a DoD Better Buying Power initiative. The revisions to this rule are part of DoD's retrospective plan under Executive Order 13563 completed in August 2011.