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Defense Far Supplement (DFARS) Change Notice 20041110.

DoD published the following changes and proposed changes to the DFARS on Nov. 10, 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>. Three of the following changes relocate text to the new DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI), available at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/pgi>.

Contractor Qualifications Relating to Contract Placement (DFARS Case 2003-D011)

Deletes obsolete text pertaining to Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty inspections; deletes unnecessary first article testing and approval requirements; and relocates procedures for requesting pre-award surveys and obtaining approval for product qualification requirements to PGI. The Federal Register notice for this rule is available at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dars/fedregs/2003-D011f.txt>.

Insurance (DFARS Case 2003-D037)

Relocates procedural text on risk-pooling insurance arrangements and requests for waiver of overseas workers' compensation requirements to PGI. The Federal Register notice for this rule is available at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dars/fedregs/2003-D037f.txt>.

Research and Development Contracting (DFARS Case 2003-D067)

Deletes unnecessary text on solicitation and contract content; updates statutory references; updates a clause pertaining to contractor submission of scientific and technical reports; and relocates procedures for maintenance of scientific and technical reports to PGI. The Federal Register notice for this rule is available at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dars/fedregs/2003-D067f.txt>.

Acquisition of Commercial Items (DFARS Case 2003-D074)

Deletes unnecessary text pertaining to structuring of contracts; and updates a FAR reference. The Federal Register notice for this rule is available at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dars/fedregs/2003-D074f.txt>.

Sealed Bidding (DFARS Case 2003-D076)

Deletes unnecessary text on structuring of contracts, providing copies of documents, and preparation of solicitations; and updates the list of officials authorized to permit correction of mistakes in bid. The Federal Register notice for this rule is at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dars/fedregs/2003-D076f.txt>.

Proposed Rule

Geographic Use of the Term "United States" (DFARS Case 2001-D003)

Proposes to update references to the "United States" and other geographic terms throughout the DFARS. The proposed changes clarify the meaning of these terms and provide consistency with definitions found in FAR 2.101. The Federal Register notice for this rule is available at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dars/fedregs/2001-D003p.txt>.
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