Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) Change Notice 20040323.The Department of Defense published the following final and proposed rules in the Federal Register on March 23, 2004:
Contract Period for Task and Delivery Order Contracts (DFARS DFARS Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
DFARS DoD Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Case 2003-D097)
Establishes a 5-year limitation on the contract period for a task order or delivery order contract awarded by DoD under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304a; and clarifies that the total contract period includes all options or modifications. The rule implements Section 843 of the National Defense Authorization Act The National Defense Authorization Act is the name of a United States federal law that is enacted each fiscal year to specify the budget and expenditures of the United States Department of Defense. for Fiscal Year 2004 (Public Law 108-136). Additional information regarding implementation of this rule is available at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/changes.htm>.
Buy-to-Budget Acquisition of End Items (DFARS Case 2002-D036)
Finalizes, without change, the interim rule published on July 22, 2003 (DFARS Change Notice 20030722). The rule authorizes DoD to acquire a higher quantity of an end item than the quantity specified in law, under certain conditions. This rule implements Section 801 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-314). The Federal Register notice for this rule is available at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/changes.htm>.
Multiyear Contracting Authority Revisions (DFARS Case 2002-D041)
Finalizes, without change, the interim rule published on August 21, 2003 (DFARS Change Notice 20030821). The rule restricts the use of multiyear contracts for supplies to only those for complete and usable USable is a special idea contest to transfer US American ideas into practice in Germany. USable is initiated by the German Körber-Stiftung (foundation Körber). It is doted with 150,000 Euro and awarded every two years. end items, and restricts the use of advance procurement The fancy word for "purchasing." The procurement department within an organization manages all the major purchases. to only those long-lead items necessary in order to meet a planned delivery schedule for complete major end items. This rule implements Section 820 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-314). The Federal Register notice for this rule is available at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/changes.htm>.
Contractors Accompanying a Force Deployed (DFARS Case 2003-D087)
Proposes policy and a contract clause to address situations that require contractor employees to accompany a force engaged in contingency contingency n. an event that might not occur. , humanitarian, peacekeeping peace·keep·ing
Of or relating to the preservation of peace, especially the supervision by international forces of a truce between hostile nations.
peace , or combat operations outside the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. . The proposed changes will enable the uniform treatment of contractors that accompany a deployed force, and will enable combatant commanders A commander of one of the unified or specified combatantcommands established by the President. See also combatant command; specified combatant command; unified combatant command. to rapidly adjust contract requirements in response to changing conditions on the battlefield. The Federal Register notice for this rule is available at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/changes.htm>.