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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.

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 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.

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

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.