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DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20140805

On August 5, 2014, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Interim Rule:

Foreign Commercial Satellite Services (DFARS Case 2014-D010)

Amends the DFARS to implement section 1602 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. Section 1602 added 10 U.S.C. 2279, which prohibits acquisition of commercial satellite services from certain foreign entities.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  204.1202; 212.301; Section 225 Table of Contents, 225.771; 225.772; 225.772-0, 225.772-1, 225.772-2, 225.772-3, 225.772-4, 225.772-5; 252.204-7007; Section 252 Table of Contents, and 252.225.7049.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes proposed by this rule is here.

Proposed Rule:

State Sponsors of Terrorism (DFARS Case 2014-D014)

Proposes to amend the DFARS to clarify existing coverage for application of the statute, 10 U.S.C. 2327. The rule would conform terminology by replacing the term “terrorist country” with “country that is a state sponsor of terrorism,” relocate coverage from DARS part 209 to 225 relating to state sponsors of terrorism as identified by the Department of State, remove the provision at 252.209-7001 and replace it with a new provision, 252.225-70XX, which contains language requiring the offeror to explicitly represent its status.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes proposed by this rule is here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20140731

On July 31, 2014, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Final Rules:

Domestically Nonavailable Articles-Elimination of DoD-Unique List (DFARS Case 2013-D020)

Amends the DFARS to remove the DoD-unique list of two nonavailable articles at DFARS 225.104 that have been found to be either (1) available from domestic producers or (2) DoD does not use the item.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  Section 225 Table of Contents and section 225.104 (removed).

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Application of Certain Clauses to Acquisitions of Commercial Items (DFARS Case 2013-D035)

Amends the DFARS to clarify that DFARS clauses 252.211-7008, Use of Government-Assigned Serial Numbers, and 252.232-7006, Wide Area WorkFlow Payment Instructions, apply to acquisition of commercial items.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  211.274-6, 212.301, 232.7004.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Interim Rule:

Use of Military Construction Funds in Countries Bordering the Arabian Sea (DFARS Case 2014-D016)

Amends the DFARS to implement sections 111 and 112 of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014. The rule applies the restrictions to contracts to be performed in countries bordering the Arabian Sea (rather than the Arabian Gulf) Those countries are India, Iran, Oman, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  225.7014, 225-7015, 236.273, 236.570, 236.602-70, and 236.609-70.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes proposed by this rule is here.

On July 31, 2014, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS PGI:

PGI Changes:

Additional Guidance on Reporting Actions to FPDS (PGI Case 2014-P013)

Provides guidance at PGI 204.6 on reporting data into the Federal Procurement Data System. The PGI text provides additional procedures for reporting individual contract action reports.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections:  PGI 204.6.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes made is here.

Other Publication Changes:


DFARS Appendix A. On July 21, 2014, DFARS Appendix A, Part 2—Rules, was revised. A Microsoft Word format document showing the Appendix A change is available here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20140715

On July 15, 2014, DoD proposed making the following changes to the DFARS:

Proposed Rule:

Business Systems Compliance (DFARS Case 2012-D042)

Proposes to amend the DFARS to require contractors to assume appropriate levels of responsibility for compliance with DFARS system criteria by requiring contractors to provide reports based on the contractor's self-evaluation and audits by an independent certified public accountant.

The Federal Register notice for this proposed rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes proposed by this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes proposed by this rule is here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20140624

On June 24, 2014, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Final Rules:

Private Sector Notification Requirements of In-Sourcing Actions (DFARS Case 2012-D036)

Adopts as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the DFARS to implement section 938 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 regarding private sector notification of in-sourcing actions.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  237.102-79.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes made by this rule is here.

Definition of “Congressional Defense Committees” (DFARS Case 2013-D027)

Amends the DFARS to clarify the meaning of the phrase “congressional defense committees.”

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  202.101 and 217.103.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

DoD proposes to make the following changes to the DFARS:

Proposed Rules:

Animal Welfare (DFARS Case 2013-D038)

Proposes to amend the DFARS and the clause at 252.235-7002, Animal Welfare, to be consistent with Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 3216.01, which governs DoD-supported research, development, test and evaluation, or training that uses vertebrate animals, and the acquisition of animals.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes proposed by this rule is here.

Taxes – Foreign Contracts in Afghanistan (DFARS Case 2014-D003)

Proposes to amend the DFARS to add two new clauses to notify contractors of requirements relating to Afghan taxes for contracts performed in Afghanistan.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes proposed by this rule is here.

Defense Contractors Performing Private Security Functions (DFARS Case 2014-D008)

Proposes to amend the DFARS to address DoD-unique requirements for defense contractors performing private security functions outside the United States. A new clause is prescribed for use in solicitations and contracts, including solicitations and contracts for the acquisition of commercial items, when defense contractors are performing private security functions outside the United States.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes proposed by this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes proposed by this rule is here.

On June 24, 2014, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS PGI:

PGI Changes:

Additional Units of Measure (PGI Case 2014-P011)

Provides clarification on how to determine a proper unit of measure for a line item and the relationship between the contract line item quantity and contract deliveries.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections:  PGI 204.7103 and 236.207.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes made is here.

Specialty Metals—National Security Waivers (PGI Case 2014-P015)

Provides additional procedures concerning national security waivers of the specialty metals restrictions.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections:  PGI 225.7003-3.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes made is here.

Other Administrative Changes:


Two changes were made to correct two typographical errors as shown below. In both cases, the electronic Code of Federal Regulations is correct; therefore corrections were only required to the online DFARS published files.

a.  At 252.215-7008(a), introductory text, a correction was made to the word “requested”; and

b.  At 252.225-7040(q)(3), a correction was made to the word “Peace”.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20140623

DoD proposes to make the following changes to the DFARS:

Flowdown of Specialty Metals Restrictions (DFARS Case 2014-D011)

Proposes to revise the DFARS to clarify the flowdown requirements for DFARS clause 252.225-7009, Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals. To prevent misinterpretation of the flowdown requirements, paragraph (e) of the clause is proposed to be revised to specify that only certain modifications are allowed when flowing down the clause.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes proposed by this rule is here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20140605

On June 5, 2014, DoD issued one proposed rule:

Proposed Rule:

Service Contract Reporting (DFARS Case 2012-D051)

Proposes to revise the DFARS to implement section 807 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. The rule proposes to require contractors to report service contract direct labor and corresponding dollar value data for prime contractors and subcontractors in the Enterprise-wide Contractor Manpower Reporting Application (ECMRA) database annually or at the end of contract performance, whichever comes first.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes proposed by this rule is here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20140528

On May 28, 2014, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Final Rule:

Contractor Personnel Supporting U.S. Armed Forces Deployed Outside the United States (DFARS Case 2013-D015)

Amends the DFARS Supplement (DFARS) to align it with revisions to the DoD Instruction on operational contract support.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  212.301(f)(xlv); Table of contents part 225, 225.7402, 225.7402-2, 225.7402-5; 242.302(S-72); Table of contents part 252, 252.225-7040.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Proposed Rule:

Clauses with Alternates—Special Contracting Methods, Major System Acquisition, and Service Contracting (DFARS Case 2014-D004)

Proposes to revise the DFARS to update clauses and their prescriptions for special contracting methods, major system acquisition, and service contracting to create basic and alternate clauses structured in a manner to facilitate use of automated contract writing systems. The rule also includes the full text of each alternate, rather than only showing the paragraphs that differ from the basic clause.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes proposed by this rule is here.

Technical Amendments:


DoD issued a technical amendment to make the following changes to the electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) and the DFARS.

  Corrects hyperlink at 252.211-7003(a) in the definition of “issuing agency.”

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

Other Administrative Changes:


  An outdated internet link was updated at DFARS PGI 215.406-3(11) to read: https://www.dcma.mil/ITCSO/cbt/CBAR/index.cfm to link to the Contract Business Analysis Repository (CBAR).


DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20140512

On May 12, 2014, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

PGI Changes:

Reporting Instructions Update (PGI Case 2013-P015)

Provides revisions concerning contract reporting in the Federal Procurement Data System.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections:  PGI 204.606 and 204-7202.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes made is here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20140506

On May 6, 2014, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Final Rules:

Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts (DFARS Case 2012-D055)

Amends the DFARS to provide partial implementation of section 818 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, and section 833 of the NDAA for FY 2013, relating to the detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  Section 202.101; Table of Contents part 231, 231.205-71; 244.303; 244.305-71, Table of Contents part 246, subpart 246.8, 246.870, 246.870-1, 246.870-2, 246.870-3; Table of Contents part 252, 252.244-7001, and 242.246-7007; DFARS Table of Contents.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20140428

On April 28, 2014, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Technical Amendments


1.  Correct a cross-reference citation at 203.903(1).

2.  Correct a typographical error at 234-004(2)(ii)(A)(1) and (2).

3.  Revise 252.232-7013 paragraphs (a) and (b) to clarify instructions to the contracting officer for filling-in the clause to identify applicable CLIN(s).

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20140421

On April 21, 2014, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Final Rules:

Clauses with Alternate-Transportation (DFARS Case 2012-D057)

Amends the DFARS to revise and update transportation-related clauses and their prescriptions to create basic and alternate clauses structured in a manner to facilitate use of automated contract writing systems. The rule also includes the full text of each alternate, rather than only showing the paragraphs that differ from the basic clause.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  212.301; 216.506; Table of Contents 247, 247.271-3, 247.574; Table of Contents 252, 252.216-7010, 252.247-7008, remove and reserve 252.247-7015, and 252.247-7023.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Clauses with Alternates-Contract Financing (DFARS Case 2013-D014)

Amends the DFARS to revise the single DFARS part 232 clause with an alternate by revising the basic clause and removing the alternate clause. The need for an alternate to the basic clause was eliminated by making a minor change to paragraph (a) of the basic clause. This change enables the contracting officer to tailor and use the basic clause, whether a single line item or multiple line items are being incrementally funded.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  252.232-7007.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Contracting Officer’s Representative (DFARS Case 2013-D023)

Amends the DFARS to remove coverage concerning contracting officer’s representative responsibilities that is procedural in nature and internal to DoD. In conjunction with this DFARS change, PGI 201.602-2 is being revised and a link added to the DoD COR Handbook, which provides detailed guidance on COR appointments and duties.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  201.602-2.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the PGI changes made by this rule is here.

Photovoltaic Devices (DFARS Case 2014-D006)

Adopts as final, without change, an interim DFARS rule to clarify rules of origin under trade agreements for photovoltaic devices to be utilized under covered DoD contracts.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  None.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Other Administrative Changes:


1.  Update addresses for HQ, Army Materiel Command, located at PGI 208.7003-1, 228.370, and 242.1203(1).

2.  Update contact information for HQ DCMA: DCMA-AO, located at 228.370(b)(3).

3.  Align the DFARS with the eCFR by updating DFARS 232.1001(d) by removing “standard prompt payment terms” and adding “standard payment terms” in its place.

4.  Update links at PGI 245.103-72 (b) and (c) to the DoD Procurement Toolbox.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20140407

On April 7, 2014, DoD made the following changes to the PGI:

Determination and Findings Format (DFARS PGI 2014-P009))

This change provides format for D&Fs at PGI 225.7703-2, in accordance with Class Deviation 2014-O0014, Authority to Acquire Products and Services Produced in Countries along a Major Supply Route to Afghanistan or in Afghanistan.

Affected PGI parts, subparts/sections:  PGI 225.7703-2

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes made is here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20140403

On April 3, 2014, DoD made the following changes to the eCFR:

Technical Amendment


DoD issued a technical amendment to make the following changes to the electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) only.

  • Correct e-CFR at 246.710(1)(ii) to replace the word “alternate” with “alternate I”.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20140331

On March 31, 2014, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Final Rules:

1.   Performance-Based Payments (DFARS Case 2011-D045)

Amends the DFARS to provide detailed guidance and instructions on the use of the performance-based payments (PBP) analysis tool. The PBP analysis tool is a cash-flow model for evaluating alternative financing arrangements.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  Table of Contents part 232, sections 232.1001, 232.1003-70, 232.1004, 232.1005-70, Table of Contents part 252.232, 252.232-7012, and 252.232-7013.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections:  PGI 232.10.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes proposed by this rule is here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20140328

On March 28, 2014, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Final Rules:

Clauses with Alternate-Quality Assurance (DFARS Case 2013-D004)

Amends the DFARS to create an overarching prescription for a quality assurance-related clause with two alternates. The rule includes separate prescriptions for the basic and alternate clauses and includes the full text of each alternate.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 246.710, 252.246-7001, 252.246-7002, 252.246-7005, and 252.246-7006.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Clauses with Alternates-Research and Development Contracting (DFARS Case 2013-D026)

Amends the DFARS to create an overarching prescription for a research and development-related clause with an alternate. The rule includes separate prescriptions for the basic and alternate clause and includes the full text of the alternate clause.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 235.072 and 252.235-7003.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Extension of Pilot Program on Acquisition of Military-Purpose Nondevelopmental Items (DFARS Case 2014-D007)

Amends the DFARS to implement section 866 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. This rule extends the expiration date of the pilot program for acquisition of military-purpose nondevelopmental items from January 6, 2016, to December 31, 2019.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 212.7102-3.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

PGI Changes:

National Security Waiver—Specialty Metals (2014-P006)

Provides procedures for request for national security waiver of the restrictions on specialty metals.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections: 225.7003-3.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes proposed by this rule is here.

Technical Amendments:


DoD issued a technical amendment to make the following changes to the electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) and the DFARS.

1.   Correct 209.105-1(1) conform to the implementation of the System for Award Management (SAM).

2.   Correct 225.7003-3 to update cross-references to DFARS Procedures, Guidance, and Information.

3.   Correct 252.204-7007(d)(2) to remove obsolete text and update the clause date.

4.   Correct 252.209-7004 to conform to the System for Award Management (SAM) and update the clause date.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

Other Administrative Changes:


1.   PGI 202.101(3) to revise the Army contracting activities.

2.   PGI 203.570-2(a)(3) is revised to remove the term “Excluded Parties List” and replace with “Exclusions section of the System for Award Management”.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20140311

On March 11, 2014, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Final Rule:


Technical Amendments


DoD issued a technical amendment to make the following changes to the DFARS and the electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR).

1.   Update the link for DoDAAC queries at 204.7003(a)(1).

2.   Correct 204.7403(c) to remove erroneous text.

3.   Correct e-CFR only at 252.204-7004 to revise clause date to (FEB 2014) and revise paragraph (a) to replace the word “clause” with “provision”.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

PGI Changes:

Update to CORT tool requirement at PGI 201.602-2 (2014-P007)

Removes the micro-purchase threshold requirement at PGI 201.602-2(iii) and adds OUSD Memorandum, dated February 10, Update to the DoD Contracting Officer Representative Tracking tool.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections:  201.602-2.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes proposed by this rule is here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20140228

On February 28, 2014, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Final Rules:

Acquisitions in Support of Operations in Afghanistan (2013-D009)

Adopts as final, with changes, an interim rule that (1) required compliance with domestic source restrictions in the case of any textile components supplied by DoD to the Afghan National Army or the Afghan National Police for purposes of production of uniforms, and (2) eliminated the application of the enhanced authority to acquire products and services from Iraq. The final rule incorporates one conforming change at 225.1101(6)(i) to correct the electronic Code of Federal Regulations. No changes were required to be made to the DFARS.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Enhancement of Contractor Employee Whistleblower Protections (2013-D010)

Adopts as final, with changes, an interim rule that implemented statutory amendments to whistleblower protections for contractor and subcontractor employees. The final rule added a statement at DFARS 203.900 to indicate that DFARS subpart 203.9 is to be used in lieu of FAR subpart 3.9. Additionally, other non-substantive editorial changes were incorporated into the final rule.

Affected parts/subparts/sections by the conforming change: Table of Contents part 203, 203.900, 203.901, 203.903, 203.904, 203.905, and 203.907 (removed).

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Interim Rule:

Disclosure to Litigation Support Contractors (2012-D029)

Amends the DFARS to implement section 802 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, which provides authority for DoD to allow its litigation support contractors to have access to “sensitive information” provided that the litigation support contractor is subject to certain restrictions on using and disclosing such information.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  DFARS Table of Contents, Table of Contents part 204, subpart 204.74, 204.7400, 204.7401, 204.7402, 204.7403, 212.301, 227.7100, 227.7103-6, 227.7200, 227.7203-6; Table of Contents part 237, 237.174; Table of Contents part 252, 252.204-7013, 252.204-7014, and 252.204-7015.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Proposed Rule:

Clauses with Alternates—Taxes (2013-D025)

Proposes to amend the DFARS to create an overarching prescription for a tax-related clause with an alternate, adds a separate prescription for the basic clause, and proposes to include in the regulation the full text of the alternate clause.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes proposed by this rule is here.

PGI Change:

Contractor Use of Government Supplies (2014-P001)

Adds the requirement to assign a DoD Activity Address Code (DoDAAC) to contractors authorized to use Government sources of supply.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections:  251.102 and 251.102-70.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes proposed by this rule is here.

Technical Amendments:


DoD issued a technical amendment to make the following changes to the electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) and the DFARS.

1.   Correct 204.1105 and 252.204-7004 to replace “clause” with “provision”.

2.   Correct a cross reference at 204.7103-1(d).

3.   Redesignate 225.004 as 225.070 and revise the text.

4.   Correct 252.225-7029 clause title in the eCFR to remove “the” in two places.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

Other Administrative or Technical Amendments:


1.   PGI 204.403(1) is revised to update the internet address to access the guide for the DD 254, DoD Contract Security Classification Specification.

2.   PGI 219.201(d)(10)(1) is revised to remove the reference to “$100,000” and add in its place “$150,000”.

3.   PGI 225.004 is redesignated as 225.070 to correspond to the DFARS change, which is discussed in the technical amendment section above.

4.   DFARS Tables of Contents (TOC) for several parts are updated to correspond to the DFARS text headings.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20140212

On February 12, 2014, DoD issued one proposed rule:

Proposed Rule:

Clauses with Alternates—Foreign Acquisition (DFARS Case 2013-D005)

Proposes to amend the DFARS to to create separate prescriptions for the basic clause as well as each alternate in each set of foreign acquisition-related provisions/clauses with one or more alternates. In addition, the proposed rule would include the full text of each provision or clause alternate.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes proposed by this rule is here.

Technical Amendments:


PGI 209.270-4(2): Updates the internet link to procedures applicable to management of aviation critical safety items and ship critical safety items. A Microsoft Word format document showing the PGI change made by this technical amendment is here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20140129

On January 29, 2014, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Final Rule:

Proposal Adequacy Checklist Revision (DFARS Case 2013-D033)

Amends the DFARS to remove a redundant item (#19) from the solicitation provision, Proposal Adequacy Checklist.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  252.215-7009

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Interim Rule:

Limitation on Use of Cost-reimbursement Line Items (DFARS Case 2013-D016)

Amends the DFARS to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, which prohibits DoD from entering into cost-type contracts for production of major defense acquisition programs (MDAPS). DoD further defined the prohibition to explicitly state that the prohibition also applies to entering into cost-reimbursement line items for the production of MDAPS.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  207.106(S-74); 209.571-1; Table of contents part 216, 216.102; Table of contents part 234, 234.001, 234.004, and 234.005.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Proposed Rules:

Storage, Treatment and Disposal of Toxic or Hazardous Materials–Statutory Update (DFARS Case 2013-D013)

Proposes to amend the DFARS to conform with statute, amend clause prescriptions, and update the basic and alternate clause for the prohibition on storage, treatment, and disposal of toxic or hazardous materials.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes proposed by this rule is here.

Payment in Local Currency (Afghanistan) (DFARS Case 2013-D029)

Proposes to amend the DFARS to incorporate policies and procedures concerning payment for contracts for performance in Afghanistan. The proposed rule provides a solicitation provision notice that the payment currency shall be dependent on the nationality of the vendor.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes proposed by this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes proposed by this rule is here.

PGI Changes:

Fixed-Price Incentive (Firm Target) Contracts (PGI Case 2014-P002)

Lowers the threshold from seven to four percent for consideration of FPIF contracts in production programs where actual costs on prior FFP contracts have varied from the costs considered negotiated.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections: 216.403-1

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes proposed by this rule is here.

Technical Amendments:

DFARS 252.225-7000:  Corrects the clause title to read “Buy American—Balance of Payments Program Certificate”, revises the clause date to “(JAN 2014)”, and in paragraph (a) removes the word “Act” from the reference to the Buy American and Balance of Payments Program clause.

DFARS 252.225-7001, Alternate I:  Revises the clause date to “(JAN 2014)” and in paragraph (c) removes the word “Act” from the reference to the Buy American and Balance of Payments Program clause.

DFARS 252.225-7018:  Corrects a typographical error in paragraphs (d)(4)(ii) and (d)(5)(ii) by removing “(c)(4)(i) and adding “(d)(4)(i) in both places.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by these technical amendments is here.

PGI 242.7000(b)(1):  Corrects the numbering of subparagraphs (v) and (vi). A Microsoft Word format document showing the PGI changes made by this technical amendment is here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20131231

On December 31, 2013, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Final Rule:

Trade Agreements Thresholds (DFARS Case 2013-D032)

Amends the DFARS to incorporate increased thresholds for application of the World Trae Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade Representative.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 225.1101; 225.7017; 225.7503; 252.225-7017; and 252.225-7018.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes proposed by this rule is here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20131220

On December 20, 2013, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Interim Rule:

Photovoltaic Devices (DFARS Case 2014-D006)

Amends the DFARS to clarify rules of origin under trade agreements for photovoltaic devices to be utilized under covered DoD contracts.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 252.225-7017 and 252.225-7018.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes proposed by this rule is here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20131216

On December 16, 2013, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Final Rule:

Item Unique Identifier Update (DFARS Case 2011-D055)

Amends the DFARS to update and clarify requirements for unique identification and valuation of items delivered under DoD contracts.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: Table of contents part 211, 211.274; 212.301; 218.201; 246.710; Table of contents part 252, 252.211-7003, Appendix F-103, and F-301.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes proposed by this rule is here.

PGI Changes:

Expedited Contract Closeout (PGI Case 2013-P018)

Provides revisions for closeout of contract files and adds a new section for closeout of paying office contract files.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections: PGI 204-804.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes made is here.

Performance of Security Services Outside the United States (PGI Case 2014-P003)

Provides an updated clause reference and a revised internet link.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections: PGI 225-7401(a)(vi)(15).

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes made is here.

PGI Administrative Amendments

Provides updated references in the text at PGI 225.7703-2.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20131206

On December 6, 2013, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Final Rules:

Preparation of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (DFARS Case 2012-D048)

Amends the DFARS to address the contracting officer role in assisting the DoD implementing agency in preparation of the letter of offer and acceptance for a foreign military sales program that will require an acquisition. This coverage is being moved from PGI to the DFARS.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: Table of Contents part 225 and section 225.7302

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes made by this rule is here.

Unallowable Fringe Benefit Costs (DFARS Case 2012-D038)

Amends the DFARS to explicitly state that fringe benefit costs that are contrary to law, employer-employee agreement, or an established policy of the contractor are unallowable.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: Section 231.205-6(m)(1).

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Proposed Rules:

Domestically Nonavailable Articles-Elimination of DoD-Unique List (DFARS Case 2013-D020)

Proposes to amend the DFARS to remove the DoD-unique list of nonavailable articles because these items have been found to be either available domestically or are not used by DoD.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes proposed by this rule is here.

Clauses with Alternates–Research and Development Contracting (DFARS Case 2013-D026)

Proposes to amend the DFARS to revise and update the prescription and the clause at DFARS 252.235-7003 to create a basic and an alternate clause structured in a manner to facilitate use of automated contract writing systems whereby the alternate clause is provided in full text rather than only showing the paragraphs that differ from the basic clause.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes proposed by this rule is here.

Application of Certain Clauses to Acquisitions of Commercial Items (DFARS Case 2013-D035)

Proposes to amend the DFARS to clarify the applicability of DFARS clauses 252.211-7008 and 252.232-7006 to acquisitions of commercial items.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes proposed by this rule is here.

Technical Amendment:


This final rule makes technical amendments to the DFARS as follows:

  • Revises the section heading at 201.603 for consistency with the FAR.
  • Corrects 204.7207(a) to conform to the FAR by changing “clause” to “provision”.
  • Corrects a punctuation error in the eCFR at 203.906(1).
  • Removes 212.301(f)(xlii) required as a result of changes made under DFARS final rule 2013-D037, published on November 18, 2013.
  • Corrects a cross reference at 216.405-2-71(b) required as a result of changes under DFARS final rule 2013-D037, published on November 18, 2013.
  • Corrects the eCFR by removing subsections 225.370-1 through 225.370-6.
  • Updates a hyperlink at 225.7401(b).
  • Removes heading for 227.7203-7.
  • Revises punctuation of office designations at 252.225-7004(c)(5) and 252.225-7006(d).
  • Removes table of contents heading for 215.403-5.
  • Removes table of contents heading for 227.7203-7.

The Federal Register notice for this technical amendment is available here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20131118

On November 18, 2013, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Final Rules:

Removal of DFARS Private Security Contractor Coverage (DFARS Case 2013-D037)

Amends the DFARS to remove coverage on contractors performing private security functions that is now included in FAR 25.302 and the FAR clause at 52.225-26, both entitled “Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States”.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: Table of Contents part 225, subpart 225.370; Table of Contents part 252, 252.225-7039; and DFARS Table of Contents.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Safeguarding Unclassified Controlled Technical Information (DFARS Case 2011-D039)

Amends the DFARS to add a new subpart and associated contract clause to implement adequate security measures to safeguard unclassified DoD controlled technical information within contractor information systems and to prescribe reporting to DoD certain cyber intrusion events that affect DoD information resident on or transiting through contractor unclassified information systems.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: Table of Contents part 204, subpart 204.73; 212.301; Table of Contents part 252, 252.204-7012; and DFARS Table of Contents.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Interim Rule:

Requirements Relating to Supply Chain Risk (DFARS Case 2012-D050)

Implements section 806 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 (Pub. L. 111-383), entitled “Requirements for Information Relating to Supply Chain Risk,” as amended by section 806 of the NDAA for FY 2013 (Pub. L. 112-239), and allows DoD to consider the impact of supply chain risk in specified types of procurements related to national security systems (NSS).

Affected parts/subparts/sections: Table of Contents part 208, 208.405; 208.7402; 212.301(f); Table of Contents part 215, 215.304, subpart 215.5, 215.503, 215.506; Table of Contents part 233, 233.102; Table of Contents part 239, subpart 239.73; Table of Contents part 244, 244.201-1; Table of Contents part 252, 252.239-7017, 252.239-7018; and DFARS Table of Contents.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

PGI changes:

Contract Business Analysis Repository (CBAR) (DFARS PGI 2013-P019)

Provides guidance to contracting officers responsible for ensuring that sole-source business documents are uploaded into the Contract Business Analysis Repository. This change was posted to PGI on November 7, 2013.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections: PGI 215.406-3.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes made is here.

Administrative Amendments:

Technical amendments were made to provide corrections to the DFARS Table of Contents as follows:

  • Add Subpart 215.1-Source Selection Processes and Techniques.
  • Add Subpart 223.73-Minimizing the Use of Materials Containing Hexavalent Chromium.
  • Update Appendix F, Parts 3-7 chapter titles, and add Part 8 chapter title.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20131031

On October 31, 2013, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Final Rules:

New Free Trade Agreement—Panama (DFARS Case 2012-D044)

Adopts as final, with changes, the interim rule implementing the United States—Panama Trade Promotion Agreement. A conforming change was made to the Duty-Free Entry clause, an amendment was made to the Photovoltaic Devices—Certificate clause to correct the electronic Code of Federal Regulations, and a correction was made to Alternate I of the Buy American Act–Free Trade Agreements-Balance of Payments Program Certificate.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 252.225-7013; 252.225-7018; and 252.225-7035.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Only One Offer—Further Implementation (DFARS Case 2013-D001)

Amends the DFARS to further implement DoD policy relating to competitive acquisitions in which only one offer is received, providing additional exceptions, and further addressing requests for data other than certified cost or pricing data from the Canadian Commercial Corporation.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 212.301; Table of Contents Part 215, 215.371-3, 215.371-4, 215.371-6, 215.403-1, 215.408; 225.870-4; Table of Contents Part 252, 252.215-7003, 252.215-7004; 252.215-7007, 252.215-7008, and 252.215-7009.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Approval for Rental Waivers Requests (DFARS Case 2013-D006)

Amends the DFARS to implement a policy that allows contracting officers to approve requests for waiver or reduction of rental charges for the use of Government property on work for foreign governments or international organizations and removes the Director of Defense Security Cooperation Agency from the approval process.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 245.302.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

New Designated Country—Croatia (DFARS Case 2013-D031)

Amends the DFARS to add Croatia as a new designated country under the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA). Croatia joined the European Union, which is a party to the WTO GPA, on July 1, 2013.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 252.225-7017, 252.225-7021, and 252.225-7045.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Interim Rule:

Private Sector Notification Requirements of In-Sourcing Actions (DFARS Case 2012-D036)

Amends the DFARS to implement section 938 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, which requires the Secretary of Defense to establish procedures for the timely notification of any contractor who performs a function that the Secretary plans to convert (in-source) to performance by DoD civilian employees. A copy of the notification will be provided to the congressional defense committees.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 237.102-79.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes made by this rule is here.

Proposed Rule:

Contractor Personnel Supporting U.S. Armed Forces Deployed Outside the United States (DFARS Case 2013-D015)

Proposes to amend the DFARS to revise and update the prescription and the clause at DFARS 252.225-7040 to align it with the changes in applicability, terminology, and other revisions made by Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 3020.41, entitled “Operational Contract Support (OCS).”

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 212.301; 225.7402, Table of Contents subpart 225.7402, 225.7402-2, 225.7402-5; 237.171-4; 242.302; and Table of Contents Part 252, and 252.225-7040.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes proposed by this rule is here.

PGI Administrative Amendment:


Provides technical amendments to guidance concerning contracting with Canadian contractors.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections: PGI 225.870-1 and 225.870-5.