DFARS Change Notice 20000210
The DFARS has been revised by 3 final rules and 1 interim rule, published on February 10, 2000, as follows:

Final Rules:

People's Republic of China (DFARS Case 98-D305)

The interim rule published on February 23, 1999 (DFARS Change Notice 19990223) is revised and finalized. The interim rule implemented Section 8120 of the DoD Appropriations Act for fiscal year 1999 (Public Law 105-262). Section 8120 placed restrictions on the award of contracts to companies owned or partially owned by the People's Republic of China or the People's Liberation Army of the People's Republic of China. This final rule reflects amendments to Section 8120 that restrict contract award only if DoD determines that the People's Republic of China or the People's Liberation Army of the People's Republic of China owns more than 50 percent interest in a company.

Affected subparts/sections: Part 225 Table of Contents; 225.7; 252.225

The Federal Register notice for this rule is available here.
A Microsoft Word format document showing all additions and deletions made by this rule is here.

OMB Circular A-119 (DFARS Case 99-D024)

This final rule adds a new section at DFARS 211.107 to specify that the provision at FAR 52.211-7, Alternatives to Government-Unique Standards, will not be used in DoD solicitations. The FAR prescribes optional use of this provision for agencies that use the categorical method of reporting their use of voluntary consensus standards to the National Institute of Standards and Technology. DoD uses the categorical method of reporting. In addition, DoD uses the Single Process Initiative procedures at DFARS 211.273 and 252.211-7005 to encourage offerors to propose industry standards as alternatives to Government-unique specifications and standards.

Affected subparts/sections: Part 211 Table of Contents; 211.1

The Federal Register notice for this rule is available here.
A Microsoft Word format document showing all additions and deletions made by this rule is here.

Delegation of Class Deviation Authority (DFARS Case 99-D027)

This final rule amends DFARS Parts 201 and 225 to authorize the senior procurement executives for the Army, Navy, and Air Force, and the Directors of the Defense Commissary Agency and the Defense Logistics Agency, to approve certain class deviations from the FAR and DFARS. The rule implements the memorandum issued by the Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy on September 30, 1999, Subject: Delegation of Class Deviation Authority.

Affected subparts/sections: 201.2; 201.3; 201.4; 225.9

The Federal Register notice for this rule is available here.
A Microsoft Word format document showing all additions and deletions made by this rule is here.

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Interim Rule:

Mentor-Protege Program Improvements (DFARS Case 99-D307)

This interim rule revises DFARS Subpart 219.71 and Appendix I to implement Section 811 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (Public Law 106-65). Section 811 amends statutory provisions pertaining to the DoD Pilot Mentor-Protege Program. The amendments revise the procedures for reimbursement of costs to mentor firms for assistance provided to protege firms; require both mentor and protege firms to submit progress reports; require the Defense Contract Management Command to conduct annual performance reviews of mentor-protege agreements; extend the period for entering into mentor-protege agreements until September 30, 2002; and extend the period during which mentor firms may incur costs under the Program until September 30, 2005.

Affected subparts/sections: Part 219 Table of Contents; 219.71; Appendix I Table of Contents; Appendix I

The Federal Register notice for this rule is available here.
A Microsoft Word format document showing all additions and deletions made by this rule is here.

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Proposed Rule:

Contract Drawings, Maps, and Specifications (DFARS Case 99-D025)

This rule proposes amendments to the clause at DFARS 252.236-7001, Contract Drawings, Maps, and Specifications, to explicitly allow the Government to furnish drawings and specifications to construction contractors in electronic form and to require constructions contractors to reproduce and print contract drawings and specifications as needed.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is available here.

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Class Deviation:

Suspension of the Price Evaluation Adjustment for Small Disadvantaged Businesses (DAR Tracking Number 2000-0001)

This class deviation suspends the use of the price evaluation adjustment for small disadvantaged businesses (SDBs) in DoD procurements, as prescribed in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Subpart 19.11.  This suspension applies to all solicitations issued during the period from February 24, 2000, to February 23, 2001.

The suspension memorandum is available here.
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