Defense Far Supplement (DFARS) Change Notice 20041122.DoD published the following changes and proposed changes to the DFARS DFARS Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
DFARS DoD Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement on Nov. 22, 2004.
Final Rules -- DFARS Transformation
The following changes are a result of DFARS Transformation, which is a major DoD initiative to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS. Additional information on the DFARS Transformation initiative is available at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/transf.htm>.
Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Information (DFARS Case 2003-D038)
Deletes text pertaining per·tain
intr.v. per·tained, per·tain·ing, per·tains
1. To have reference; relate: evidence that pertains to the accident.
2. to the applicability of the Privacy Act to certain contractor contractor n. 1) a person or entity that enters into a contract. 2) commonly, a person or entity that agrees to construct a building or to provide or install specialized portions of the construction. records. This subject is adequately addressed in DoD Regulation 5400. 11-R, Department of Defense Privacy Program, which is referenced in the DFARS. The Federal Register notice for this rule is available at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dars/fedregs/2003-D038.txt>.
Contractor Use of Government Supply Sources (DFARS Case 2003-D045)
Clarifies contractor requirements for payment of invoices from government supply sources; and relocates procedures for authorizing contractor use of government supply sources to the new DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI PGI Protected Geographical Indication
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Removal of Obsolete OBSOLETE. This term is applied to those laws which have lost their efficacy, without being repealed,
2. A positive statute, unrepealed, can never be repealed by non-user alone. 4 Yeates, Rep. 181; Id. 215; 1 Browne's Rep. Appx. 28; 13 Serg. & Rawle, 447. Research and Development Contracting Procedures (DFARS Case 2003-D058)
Deletes a standard format previously used for research and development solicitations and contracts. The format has become obsolete due to further advances in technology since its creation. The Federal Register notice for this rule is available at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dars/fedregs/2003-D058.txt>.
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Lowers the approval level for subcontracting plans that contain a small disadvantaged business goal of less than five percent, from two levels above the contracting officer A US military officer or civilian employee who has a valid appointment as a contracting officer under the provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The individual has the authority to enter into and administer contracts and determinations as well as findings about such contracts. to one level above the contracting officer. Also deletes text addressing the participation of small disadvantaged business concerns in leader company contracting. DoD rarely uses leader company contracting and, instead, provides incentives for major DoD contractors to assist small disadvantaged business concerns through the DoD Pilot Mentor-Protege Program. The Federal Register notice for this rule is available at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dars/fedregs/2003-D092.txt>.
Final Rules -- Legislative
Written Assurance of Technical Data Conformity (DFARS Case 2003-D104)
Finalizes, without change, an interim rule published on June June: see month. 8, 2004 (DFARS Change Notice 20040608), to implement Section 844 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. Section 844 eliminated the requirement for a contractor to furnish fur·nish
tr.v. fur·nished, fur·nish·ing, fur·nish·es
1. To equip with what is needed, especially to provide furniture for.
2. written assurance that delivered technical data are complete and accurate and comply with contract requirements. The rule reduces paperwork for contractors but does not diminish the contractor's obligation to provide technical data that are complete, accurate, and in compliance with contract requirements. The Federal Register notice for this rule is available at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dars/fedregs/2003-D104.txt>.
Contracting for Architect-Engineer Services (DFARS Case 2003-D105)
Finalizes, without change, an interim rule published on June 8, 2004 (DFARS Change Notice 20040608), to implement Section 1427 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004. Section 1427 increased, from $85,000 to $300,000, the threshold The point at which a signal (voltage, current, etc.) is perceived as valid. below which acquisitions for architect-engineer services for military construction or family housing projects are set aside for small business concerns. The rule increases opportunities for small business concerns to provide architect-engineer services to DoD. The Federal Register notice for this rule is available at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dars/fedregs/2003d105i.txt>.
Updates 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 DoD specifications and standards. The Federal Register notice for this rule is available at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dars/fedregs/techamend20041122.txt>.
Proposed Rules -- DFARS Transformation
Basic Agreements for Telecommunications Services In telecommunication, the term telecommunications service has the following meanings:
1. Any service provided by a telecommunication provider.
2. (DFARS Case 2003-D056)
Proposed change relocates procedures for use of basic agreements for telecommunications services to the new DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI). Basic agreements are used in conjunction with communication service authorizations. The Federal Register notice for this rule is available at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dars/fedregs/2003-D056.txt>.
Update of Clauses for Telecommunications Services (DFARS Case 2003-D053)
Proposed change deletes an obsolete clause and revises the applicability of certain clauses used in telecommunications services contracts. The clauses being revised are presently 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). The proposed change will make the clauses applicable to both common and noncommon carriers, since the differences between common and noncommon carriers have become less distinct. The Federal Register notice for this rule is available at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dars/fedregs/2003-D053.txt>.
Information Technology Equipment--Screening of Government Inventory (DFARS Case 2003-D054)
Proposed change 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 Accordance is Bible Study Software for Macintosh developed by OakTree Software, Inc.
As well as a standalone program, it is the base software packaged by Zondervan in their Bible Study suites for Macintosh. with FAR Part 45 and DFARS Part 245. The Federal Register notice for this rule is available at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dars/fedregs/2003-D054p.txt>.