Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) change notice 20051109.DoD published the following DFARS DFARS Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
DFARS DoD Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement changes on Nov. 9, 2005. To review these changes in their entirety, go to the Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Web site at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfars/changenotice/index.htm>.
Information Technology Equipment--Screening of Government Inventory (DFARS Case 2003-D054)
Deletes obsolete procedures for screening of government inventory before authorizing a contractor to purchase information technology equipment. DoD now manages information technology equipment in the same manner as other government property, in accordance with FAR Part 45 and DFARS Part 245.
Acquisition of Telecommunications Services (DFARS Case 2003-D055)
Revises DFARS text on the acquisition of telecommunications services to update terminology, delete obsolete text, and add text addressing DoD's authority to enter into contracts for telecommunications resources. Adds to DFARS PGI PGI Protected Geographical Indication
PGI Progiciel de Gestion Intégré (French: Enterprise Resource Planning)
PGI Phosphoglucose Isomerase
PGI Polish Geological Institute (Warsaw, Poland) (Procedures, Guidance, and Information), historical documents on delegated authority Delegated authority is an authority obtained from another that has authority since the authority does not naturally exist.
Typically this is used in a government context where an organization that is created by a legitimate government, such as a Board, City, Town or other from the General Services Administration The General Services Administration (GSA) was established by section 101 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C.A. § 751). The GSA sets policy for and manages government property and records. for the procurement of telecommunications services.
Update of Clauses for Telecommunications Services (DFARS Case 2003-D053)
Deletes an obsolete clause and revises the applicability of certain clauses used in contracts for telecommunications services. The revised clauses previously were applicable only to common carriers (those subject to Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission (FCC), independent executive agency of the U.S. government established in 1934 to regulate interstate and foreign communications in the public interest. or other governmental regulation). This change makes the clauses applicable to both common and noncommon carriers to reflect the current business environment, where the differences between common and noncommon carriers have become less distinct.
Contract Administration (DFARS Case 2003-D023)
Deletes text that is unnecessary or duplicative of FAR policy in the areas of: visits to contractor facilities; conduct of postaward conferences; review and negotiation of contractor costs and billing rates; use of contractor past performance information; and contractor internal controls. Relocates procedures to PGI in the areas of: providing contract administration services to foreign governments and international organizations; coordination between corporate and individual administrative contracting officers; processing of contractor novation The substitution of a new contract for an old one. The new agreement extinguishes the rights and obligations that were in effect under the old agreement.
A novation ordinarily arises when a new individual assumes an obligation to pay that was incurred by the original party and change-of-name agreements; processing of voluntary refunds from contractors; and providing technical representatives at contractor facilities. Updates the clause on contractor material management and accounting systems for consistency with policy found in the prescriptive DFARS text.
Contract Modifications (DFARS Case 2003-D024)
Deletes unnecessary text on contract modifications; clarifies procedures for determining if a request for equitable adjustment requires contractor certification; and relocates to PGI, procedures for identifying foreign military sales That portion of United States security assistance authorized by the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and the Arms Export Control Act of 1976, as amended. This assistance differs from the Military Assistance Program and the International Military Education and Training Program requirements, for obligating or deobligating contract funds, and for review and definitization of change orders.
Subcontracting Policies and Procedures Policies and Procedures are a set of documents that describe an organization's policies for operation and the procedures necessary to fulfill the policies. They are often initiated because of some external requirement, such as environmental compliance or other governmental (DFARS Case 2003-D025)
Clarifies government responsibilities for conducting reviews of contractor purchasing systems; updates a reference to a FAR clause on contracts for commercial items; and relocates to PGI, examples of weaknesses in a contractor's purchasing system that may indicate the need for a review.
Extraordinary Contractual Actions (DFARS Case 2003-D048)
Updates requirements for processing a contractor's request for extraordinary contract adjustment. Relocates to PGI, procedures for preparation of records relating to relating to relate prep → concernant
relating to relate prep → bezüglich +gen, mit Bezug auf +acc contractor requests for adjustment and for submission of those requests to a contract adjustment board.
Amends the clause at 252.211-7005, Substitutions for Military or Federal Specifications and Standards, to update the Internet address There are two kinds of addresses that are widely used on the Internet. One is a person's e-mail address, and the other is the address of a Web site, which is known as a URL. Following is an explanation of Internet e-mail addresses only. For more on URLs, see URL and Internet domain name. for obtaining a list of processes accepted under the DoD Single Process Initiative.
Contract Administration Functions (DFARS Case 2003-D051)
Updates the list of contract administration functions to clarify responsibilities for payment administration and verification of contractor compliance with earned value management Earned Value Management (commonly abbreviated and referred to just as EVM) is a project management technique that seeks to measure forward progress in an objective manner. EVM is touted as having a unique ability to combine measurements of technical performance (i.e. system requirements; deletes obsolete text on mobilization production planning surveys; and relocates to PGI, procedures for designation of contract payment offices.