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DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20150626

On June 26, 2015, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Small entity compliance guide:


FINAL RULES:


Allowability of Legal Costs for Whistleblower Proceedings (DFARS Case 2013-D022)

Adopts as final, without change, an interim rule that amended the DFARS to implement section 827(g) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 that addressed the allowability of legal costs incurred by a contractor related to whistleblower proceedings. The interim rule published on September 30, 2013, is converted to a final rule without change.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

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

Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds (DFARS Case 2014-D025)      EFFECTIVE:     10/01/2015

Amends the DFARS, effective October 1, 2015, 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.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 202.101 (definition only); 203.1004; 205.303; 207.170-3; 211.503; 212.7102-1; 215.403-1; 217.170; 217.171; 217.172; 219.502-1; 219.502-2; 225.7204; 225.7703-2; 228.102-1; 234.7001; 236.601; 237.170-2; 250.102-1; 250.102-1-70; 252.203-7004, 252.209-7004, 252.209-7009, 252.225-7003, 252.225-7004; 252.225-7017, 252.225-7018, and 252.249-7002.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes to be made by this rule, effective October 1, 2015, is here.

Defense Contractors Outside the United States–Subpart Relocation (DFARS Case 2015-D015)

Amends the DFARS to relocate the text of DFARS subpart 225.74, Defense Contractors Outside the United States, to DFARS subpart 225.3, Contracts Performed Outside the United States, in order to conform with the FAR. The rule also makes corresponding revisions to references related to the relocation of that text. This final rule does not impose a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 204.804; 212.301; Table of Contents part 225; DFARS Table of Contents, 225.370, 225.371, 225.371-1, 225.371-2, 225.371-3, 225.371-4 225.371-5, 225.372, 225.372-1, 225.372-2, 225.373, 225.374; 225.802-70; 242.302; 252.225-7040, 252.225-7043. Remove subpart 225.74 in its entirety.
PGI changes: 207.105; 218.272; 222.1703; 225.370, 225.371, 225.371-2, 225.371-3, 225.371-5, 225.372-1, 225.373. Remove PGI 225.74 in its entirety.

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.

Clauses with Alternates – Prescriptions and Clause Prefaces (DFARS Case 2015-D016)

Amends the DFARS to clarify prescriptions and clause prefaces for clauses with alternates. This final rule only clarifies the use of existing clauses with alternates and makes minor editorial changes. The rule does not change the text of any clause, and it does not change the requirement for use of any clause. This final rule does not impose a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 225.1101; Introductory text for: 252.216-7010; 252,217-7000; 252.223-7006; 252.225-7000; 252.225-7001; 252.225-7020; 252.225-7021; 252.225-7035; 252.225-7036; 252.225-7044; 252.225-7045; 252.229-7001; 252.234-7003; 252.234-7004; 252.235-7003; 252.237-7002; 252.237-7016; 252.244-7001; 252.246-7001; 252.247-7008; 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.

PGI Changes:


Clause Control Requirements (PGI Case 2015-P003)

Provides information for determining when a clause requires publication in the Federal Register and approval in accordance with DFARS 201.304. Information is also provided on requirements for development of agency clause control plans to control department or agency clauses and numbering of such clauses.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections: PGI 201.301, 201.304, and 252.103.

Affected DFARS parts/subparts/sections: 201.301, 201.304, and 252.1 adds pointers to the DFARS PGI coverage. See Technical Amendment link below for DFARS pointers to PGI.

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

Deletion of Reciprocal Use of Domestic Nonavailability Determinations (DNADS) (PGI Case 2015-P004)

Removes coverage for reciprocal use of domestic nonavailability determinations. DNADs are generally, narrowly written and tailored to specific buys making reciprocal use virtually inapplicable.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections: PGI 225.7002-2 and 225.7003-3.

Affected DFARS parts/subparts/sections: 225.7002-2(b)(4) adds pointers to the DFARS coverage. See Technical Amendment link below for DFARS pointers to PGI.

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

Technical Amendment


Revises the DFARS as follows:

a.     Amends DFARS sections 201.301, 201.304, and 252.1 to add pointers to new DFARS PGI coverage (PGI Case 2015-P003).

b.     Removes an obsolete pointer at DFARS 225.7002-2 (PGI Case 2015-P004).

c.     Makes a minor edit to DFARS 213.500-70 to remove a reference to PGI.

d.     Removes a reference to DoDI 4000.19, Support Agreements, at DFARS 217.500 since the instruction no longer applies to interagency assisted acquisitions.

e.     Updates the address at DFARS 225.870-4 for the Canadian Commercial Corporation.

f.     Updates two hyperlinks in DFARS clause 252.213-7000.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20150602

On June 2, 2015, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Small entity compliance guide:


INTERIM RULE:


Offset Costs (DFARS Case 2015-D028)

Amends the DFARS to clarify requirements related to indirect offset costs associated with Foreign Military Sales (FMS) offset agreements. This interim rule provides guidelines to contracting officers when an indirect offset is a condition of an FMS acquisition. A reference to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency manual is also updated at DFARS 225.7301.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 225.7301 and 225.7303-2.

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 DFARS PGI changes proposed by this rule is here. The PGI notice was posted on May 15, 2015.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20150526

On May 26, 2015, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Small entity compliance guide:


FINAL RULES:


Advancing Small Business Growth (DFARS Case 2014-D009)

Amends the DFARS to clarify that entering into a contract award may cause a small business to eventually exceed the applicable small business size standard of the North American Industry Classification System 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).

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 212.301; Table of Contents part 219, 219.303 heading, 219.309; Table of Contents part 252, and 252.219-7000.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

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

Past Performance Information Retrieval System—Statistical Reporting (DFARS Case 2014-D015)

Amends the DFARS to add a new provision for use in competitive solicitations for supplies using FAR part 13 simplified acquisition procedures, including those for acquisitions valued at less than or equal to $1 million under the authority at FAR 13.5. The provision is a notice to suppliers that the contracting officer will consider information in the Statistical Reporting module of the Past Performance Information Retrieval System when evaluating past performance of offerors under competitive solicitations for supplies using simplified acquisition procedures.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 212.301; Table of Contents part 213, 213.106-2, 213.106-2-70; Table of Contents part 252, and 252.213-7000.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

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

Multiyear Contracts—Statutory References and Cancellation Ceiling Threshold (DFARS Case 2014-D019)

Amends the DFARS to update the cancellation ceiling threshold at DFARS 217.70 for consistency with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 17.108(b) threshold. The rule also revises several statutory references.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 217.103, 217.170, 217.171, and 217.172.

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 Threshold for Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts (DFARS Case 2014-D020)

Amends the DFARS to establish the level of approval required for a determination and findings for time-and-materials and labor-hour contracts, or portions of contracts, exceeding $1 million.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 216.601(d). DoD Class Deviation 2012-O0016 is archived with publication of this rule.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

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

Appendix F—Energy Receiving Reports (DFARS Case 2014-D024)

Amends the DFARS to identify the Wide Area WorkFlow Energy Receiving Report as the electronic equivalent of the DD Form 250, Material Inspection and Receiving Report, for overland shipments and the DD Form 250-1, Tanker/Barge Material Inspection And Receiving Report, for waterborne shipments.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: Appendix F, sections F-101, F-103, F-104, and F-301.

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:

Photovoltaic Devices from United States Sources (DFARS Case 2015-D007)

Proposes to amend the DFARS to implement section 858 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Pub. L. 113-291). Section 858 revised the restrictions relating to utilization of domestic photovoltaic devices. The rule will not apply to contracts at or below the simplified acquisition threshold, but will apply to contracts for the acquisition of commercial items, including COTS 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.

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

Uniform Procurement Identification (DFARS Case 2015-D011)

Proposes to amend the DFARS to align it with the FAR coverage of the uniform procurement identification system, which was implemented by final FAR rule 2012-023 and became effective on November 13, 2014. DFARS coverage of uniform procurement identification must be synchronized with the FAR coverage so that the identification numbers of DoD-issued contracts, orders, and other procurement instruments will comply with FAR subpart 4.16.

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.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20150420

On April 20, 2015, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Small Entity Compliance Guide:


Technical Amendment


Amends DFARS sections 205.205-71; 206.000; 206.302-1(d); 206.303-2(b)(i); 206.304(a)(S-70); 208.405-6; 210.002(e)(ii); 213.104; 213.500-70; 213.501; 215.371-2(b); and 216.505(b)(2) to add pointers to the DFARS Procedures, Guidance, and Information.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

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

PGI Changes:

Actions to Improve Competition (PGI Case 2014-P021)

Implements USD(AT&L) memorandum, dated August 21, 2014, Actions to Improve Department of Defense Competition, to provide guidance for creating and maintaining a competitive environment for supplies and services in DoD.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections: PGI 206.000; PGI 206.302-1; PGI 206.303; PGI 206.304; PGI 207.105(b)(2); PGI 208.405-6; PGI 210.002(e)(ii); PGI 213.104; PGI 215.371; and PGI 216.5.

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

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20150406

On April 6, 2015, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Small Entity Compliance Guide:


Technical Amendment


Amends DFARS section 216.401-70 to remove a reference and a link to PGI 216.401-70.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

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

PGI Changes:

Award and Incentive Fee Report (PGI Case 2015-P007)

Removes PGI section 216.401-70, Data Collection.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections: PGI 216.401-70.

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

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20150326

On March 26, 2015, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Small entity compliance guide:


FINAL RULE:

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

Adopts as final, without change, an interim rule amending the DFARS to remove language based on 10 U.S.C. 2323, which has expired.

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 (DFARS Case 2015-D006)

Amends the DFARS to implement sections of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015, that require offerors bidding on DoD military construction contracts to provide opportunity for competition to American steel producers, fabricators, and manufacturers; and restrict use of military construction funds in certain foreign countries, including countries that border the Arabian Gulf.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 225.7014 and 225.7015; 236.273, 236.274, 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 made by this rule is here.

Technical Amendment


Amends DFARS sections 225.103 and 225.202 to remove an obsolete cross reference, and update a reference and a link to the reference contained in clause 252.245-7004.

Affected DFARS sections: 225.103(b)(iii), 225.202(a)(2), and 252.245-7004(b)(1)(iv).

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

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

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20150226

On February 26, 2015, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Small entity compliance guide:


FINAL RULES:

Domestic Source Restrictions on Certain Naval Vessel Components (DFARS Case 2014-D022)

Amends the DFARS to implement the domestic source restrictions in 10 U.S.C. 2534, on gyrocompasses, electronic navigation chart systems, steering controls, pumps, propulsion and machinery control systems, and totally enclosed lifeboats.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: Table of Contents part 225, 225.7008, 225.7010, 225-7010-1, 7010-2, and 225.7010-3.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

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

Deletion of Obsolete Text Relating to Acquisition of Commercial Items (DFARS Case 2015-D002)

Amends the DFARS to delete obsolete text relating to commercial items. This final rule deletes obsolete authorities for a pilot program for streamlined contracting procedures for the production of items or processes begun as prototype projects under other transaction agreements, which expired September 30, 2010. The rule also removes an outdated reference to the FAR at DFARS 212.102.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 212.102; Table of Contents part 212; delete and reserve subpart 212.70 to include deletion of 212.7000, 212.7001, 212.7002, 212.7002-1, 212.7002-2, 212.7002-3, and 212.7003.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

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

PROPOSED RULE:

Acquisition of the American Flag (DFARS Case 2015-D005)

Proposes to amend the DFARS to implement various statues that prohibit use of funds made available under the acts for the purchase or manufacture of a flag of the United States, unless such flag is manufactured in the United States. The draft rule includes a new DFARS clause entitled Acquisition of the American Flag.

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:

DoD Contingency Business Environment Guidebook (DFARS PGI Case 2015-P001)

Provides guidance to contracting officers on the use of electronic business tools when supporting a contingency operation or humanitarian or peacekeeping operation.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections: PGI 218.272.

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

Accounting System Clarification (DFARS PGI Case 2015-P002)

Provides guidance to contracting officers related to mitigating the risk of accounting system deficiencies on specific proposals.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections: PGI 242.7502.

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

Technical Amendment:


Provides a pointer at DFARS 218.272 to DFARS PGI text for DFARS PGI Case 2015-P001. A cross reference is also included at 225.7405 to DFARS 218.272. Provides a pointer at DFARS 242.7502 for DFARS PGI Case 2015-P002.

Affected DFARS parts/subparts/sections: 218.272, 225.7405, and 242.7502.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

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

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20150129

On January 29, 2015, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Small Entity Compliance Guide:


Final Rules:


Further Implementation of Trafficking in Persons Policy (DFARS Case 2013-D007)

Amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to further implement DoD trafficking in persons policy, and to supplement Government-wide changes proposed in connection with Executive Order 13627 to improve awareness, compliance, and enforcement.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 203.1004; 204.1202; 212.301; Table of Contents 222.17, 222.1770, 222.1771; Table of Contents 252, 252.203-7004, 252.204-7007, 252.222-7007, 252.225-7040; DFARS PGI 222.17.

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.

Electronic Submission of Technical Reports (DFARS Case 2014-D001)

Amends the DFARS to require that scientific and technical reports be submitted in electronic format.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 252.235-7011.

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

Amends the DFARS to address DoD-unique requirements for defense contractors performing private security functions outside the United States.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 212.301; Table of Contents 225, 225.302, 225.302-6; Table of Contents 252, and 252.225-7039.

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.

Updated Descriptions of Federal Service Groups Subject to Trade Agreements (DFARS Case 2015-D004)

Amends the DFARS to update descriptions of Federal supply groups (now identified as product service groups) subject to trade agreements to conform to the current Federal Procurement Data System Product and Service Codes Manual.

Affected parts/subparts/sections: 225.401-70.

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:

Electronic Copies of Contractual Documents (DFARS Case 2012-D056)

Proposes to amend the DFARS to state the policy that the Electronic Document Access (EDA) system is DoD’s online repository and distribution tool for contract documents and data, require internal control procedures for contract document and data verification in EDA, and remove outmoded language that is not consistent with electronic document processes.

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.

Past Performance Information Retrieval System—Statistical Reporting (PPIRS-SR) (DFARS Case 2014-D015)

Proposes to amend the DFARS to require contracting officers to consider information in the Statistical Reporting module of the Past Performance Information Retrieval System when evaluating past performance of offerors under competitive solicitations for supplies using simplified acquisition procedures.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

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

Contractor Personnel Supporting U.S. Armed Forces Deployed Outside the United States (DFARS Case 2014-D023)

Proposes to amend the DFARS to update DFARS clause 252.225-7040, Contractor Personnel Supporting U.S. Armed Forces Deployed 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.

DFARS (only) Administrative Change:

A replacement page is provided to align the online DFARS with the electronic Code of Federal Regulation (eCFR) baseline for DFARS 225.7402-5, paragraph (a)(2). A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS change made to the online version is here

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20150115

On January 15, 2015, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Small Entity Compliance Guide:


Technical Amendments


DoD issued a technical amendment to make the following changes:

1.  Revise the format and presentation of the list of solicitation provisions and contract clauses for the acquisition of commercial items at DFARS 212.301(f).

2.  Revise the provision prescriptive language at DFARS 225.1101, paragraph (9), for clarity and to align with the format used for other prescription paragraphs within this section.

3.  Correct the estimated value cited at DFARS 225.1101(10)(i) to read $100,000 in lieu of $79,507.

4.  Update the address of the National GeoSpatial-Intelligence Agency at DFARS 245.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

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

DFARS (only) Administrative Change:


Replacement pages for DFARS 215.371-3 through -6 are being provided to align the online DFARS pdf and word versions with the electronic Code of Federal Regulation (eCFR) baseline. The DFARS html version is correct.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the updated DFARS online pages is here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20141219 (eCFR only)

On December 19, 2014, DoD made the following changes to the electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR):

Small Entity Compliance Guide:


Technical correction to final rule 2015-D001 (eCFR only):


Elimination of Quarterly Reporting of Actual Performance Outside the United States (DFARS Case 2015-D001)

Amends the eCFR to correct the inadvertent removal of DFARS 252.225-7005 instead of 252.225-7006. This technical correction to the eCFR reinstates 252.225-7005 and removes DFARS section 252.225-7006.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  252.225-7005 and 252.225-7006

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20141216

On December 16, 2014, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Technical Amendments


DoD issued a technical amendment to make the following changes:

1.  Add a reference at 204.7302 and 204.7303 to direct contracting officers to additional procedures and guidance at DFARS PGI 204.7303. The existing DFARS 204.7303 is renumbered as 204.7304.

2.  Updates the clause prescription reference at 252.204-7012.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

PGI Changes:

Guidance on Safeguarding Unclassified Controlled Technical Information (DFARS PGI Case 2014-P008)

Provides guidance to contracting officers on the safeguarding of unclassified controlled technical information.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections:  PGI 204.73.

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

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20141211

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

Small Entity Compliance Guide:

Final Rules:

Forward Pricing Rate Proposal Adequacy Checklist (DFARS Case 2012-D035)

Amends the DFARS to provide guidance to contractors for the submittal of forward pricing rate proposals.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  subpart 215 Table of Contents and 215.403-5.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

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

Animal Welfare (DFARS Case 2013-D038)

Amends 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.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  235.072; Table of Contents 237, 237.175; and 252.235-7002.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

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

Foreign Commercial Satellite Services (DFARS Case 2014-D010)

Adopts as final, with minor editorial changes, an interim rule that amended the DFARS to implement section 1602 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  212.301 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.

Update Contractor and Government Entity (CAGE) Code Information (DFARS Case 2014-D013)

Amends the DFARS to remove text that will be duplicative as a result of FAR final rule 2012-024, “Commercial and Government Entity Code”. The FAR rule, which published in the Federal Register at 79 FR 31187 on May 30, 2014, requires all offerors to obtain a CAGE code, which was previously only required for the DoD.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  DFARS Table of Contents; subpart 204 Table of Contents; 204.18, 204.1870; subpart 252 Table of Contents. Removed: DFARS subpart 204.72 including sections 204.7200, 204.7201, 204.7202, 204.7202-1, 204.7202-2, 204.7202-3, 204-7204, 204.7205, 204.7206, 204.7207, and 252.204-7001.

PGI:  204.606; 204.18, 204.1870, 204.1870-1, 204.1870-2; 242.12, and 242.1203. Removed: PGI 204.72 and 204.7202.

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.

State Sponsors of Terrorism (DFARS Case 2014-D014)

Amends the DFARS to clarify and relocate text relating to state sponsors of terrorism (as identified by the Department of State), add an explicit representation, and conform the terminology.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  204.1202; 209.104-1, 209.104-70, 209.405, 209.405-2, 209.409; 212.301; 225.701; subpart 225.7 Table of Contents; 225.771, 225.771-0, 225.7711-2, 225-771-3, 225.771-4, and 225.771-5; subpart 252 Table of Contents, 252.204-7007; 252.209-7002, 252.209-7004 and 252.225-7050. Removed 252.209-7001.

PGI:  225.771 and 225.771-3.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

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

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

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

Adopts as final, without change, an interim rule that amended the DFARS to implement sections of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014, that restricts use of military construction funds in various countries, including countries bordering the Arabian Sea.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

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

Elimination of Quarterly Reporting of Actual Performance Outside the United States (DFARS Case 2015-D001)

Amends the DFARS to eliminate the requirement for quarterly reporting of actual contract performance outside the United States.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  225.7201, 225.7204, subpart 252 Table of Contents, and removes: 252.225-7006.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

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

Deletion of Certification Requirement Regarding Separation of Duties of Senior Leaders (DFARS Case 2015-D003)

Amends the DFARS to delete the requirement for DoD departments and agencies to certify every two years that no senior leader has performed multiple roles in the acquisition of a major weapon system or major service.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  203.170. Removes: PGI 203.1 and 203.170.

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.

DoD proposes to make the following changes to the DFARS:

Proposed Rules:

Appendix F—Energy Receiving Reports (DFARS Case 2014-D024)

Proposes to amend the DFARS to identify the electronic Wide Area WorkFlow Energy Receiving Report as the equivalent of the paper forms for the Material Inspection and Receiving Report, for overland shipments, and the Material Inspection and Receiving Report, Tanker/Barge, for waterborne shipments.

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PGI Administrative Change:


PGI Appendix F, numbering was corrected for PGI, Part 8—DISTRIBUTION OF THE DD FORM 250-1, and PGI F-801 Distribution. The section previously incorrectly cited Part 7.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.