Interim rule: Central Contractor Registration (DFARS case 2003-D040).
Removes DFARS policy on Central Contractor Registration (CCR) that duplicates FAR policy published as Item I of FAC 2001-16 on Oct. 1, 2003. DoD's automated systems presently rely on the use of Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) codes to facilitate accurate and timely contract payments. Therefore, DoD-unique CAGE code requirements must be retained in the DFARS. An alternate paragraph is provided at DFARS 252.204-7004 for use with the clause at FAR 52.204-7, Central Contractor Registration, to address the need for CAGE code information in the CCR database. Public comments on these interim DFARS changes are due by Jan. 13, 2004.