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DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20141113

On November 13, 2014, DoD is proposing to make the following changes to the DFARS:

Technical Amendments:

DoD issued a technical amendment to make the following changes:

1. Add a reference at 217.207 to direct contracting officers to additional procedures and guidance at DFARS PGI 217.207.

2. Correct paragraph designations at 219.201.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

PGI Changes:

Corrected paragraph designations at PGI 219.201.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20141106

On November 6, 2014, DoD is proposing to make the following changes to the DFARS:

Proposed Rules:

Small Entity Compliance Guide:
Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds (DFARS Case 2014-D025)

Proposes to amend the DFARS to further implement 41 U.S.C. 1908, entitled “Inflation adjustment of acquisition-related dollar thresholds.” This statute requires an adjustment for inflation every five years of acquisition-related thresholds using the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, except for the Construction Wage Rate Requirements statute (Davis-Bacon Act), Service Contract Labor Standards statute, and trade agreements thresholds.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

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

Advancing Small Business Growth (DFARS Case 2014-D009)

Proposes to amend the DFARS to implement policy to ensure a small business contractor is made aware that entering into a covered contract conveys its acknowledgement that doing so may cause it to eventually exceed the small business size standard of the NAICS code identified in the solicitation and contract. This clarification is required by section 1611 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, Pub. L. 113-66, (10 U.S.C. 2419).

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:

Government Property Accountability (DFARS PGI Case 2014-P020)

Clarifies that Government property must be accountable to only one contract at a time and that the transfer of Government property accountability from one contract to another must be accomplished via an SF30 contract modification.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections:  PGI 245.102-70; PGI 245.103-71; and PGI 245.103-73.

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

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20141105

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

Final Rules:

Small Entity Compliance Guide:
Clauses with Alternates—Foreign Acquisition (DFARS Case 2013-D005)

Amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to create an overarching prescription for each set of foreign acquisition-related provisions/clauses with one or more alternates and include the full text of each provision or clause alternate.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  212.301; 225.1101, 225.7503; 252.225-7000, 252.225-7001, 252.225-7013, 252.225-7020, 252.225-7021, 252.225-7035, 252.225-7036, 252.225-7044, 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.

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

Amends the DFARS to create an overarching prescription for special contracting methods, major system acquisition, and service contracting to create basic and alternate clauses, and include the full text of the alternate clauses and provisions.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  217.208-70; 234.7101; 237.7003, 237.7101; 252.217-7000, 252.234-7003, 252.234-7004, 252.237-7002, and 252.237-7016.

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 20141014

On October 14, 2014, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Final Rules:

Small Entity Compliance Guide:
Flowdown of Specialty Metals Restrictions (DFARS Case 2014-D011)

Amends the DFARS to clarify the flowdown requirements for the DFARS clause entitled “Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals.”

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  252.225-7009.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

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

Ocean Transportation by U.S.-Flag Vessels (DFARS Case 2014-D012)

Amends the DFARS to remove text regarding contracting officer responsibilities, when purchasing ocean transportation services that are procedural in nature. The internal DoD guidance being removed from the DFARS is relocated to DFARS PGI.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  Table of Contents 247, 247.572, 247.573, 247.574, and DFARS PGI 247.573.

Remove:  247.573-1, 247.573-2, 247.573-3, and DFARS PGI 247.574.

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.

Interim Rule:

Deletion of Text Implementing 10 U.S.C. 2323 (DFARS Case 2011-D038)

Amends the DFARS to remove language based on 10 U.S.C. 2323 because the statute has expired.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  205.207; Table of Contents 206; 215.304; Table of Contents 219, 219.202-1, 219.704, 219.705-4; 232.501-1; 232.502-4-70;; 252.219-7003; 252.219-7004;; 252.232-7004; Appendix I-101.5, I-112.1; and DFARS PGI 205.207 and 219.201.

Remove:  206.203; 219.000, 219.001, 219.201(f), 219-202-5, 219.502-3(c)(1), 219.703(a)(2)(A) and (B); subparts 219.11, 219.12, and 226.3; 232.502-1; 235.016; and 252.226-7000.

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.

PGI Administrative Changes:

On October 8, 2014, PGI 225.7703-1, 225.7703-2, and 225.7703-3 were updated to reflect the current baseline as well as the applicable Class Deviations.