DFARS Change Notice 20000316
The DFARS has been revised by 2 final rules, 1 interim rule, and several technical amendments published on March 16, 2000, as follows:

Final Rules:

Federal Prison Industries (FPI) Waiver Threshold (DFARS Case 2000-D005)

This final rule adds a new subpart at DFARS 208.6, Acquisition from Federal Prison Industries, Inc., to amend FPI clearance
requirements. FAR Subpart 8.6 requires agencies to obtain clearance from FPI before purchasing Schedule items from sources
other than FPI. FAR 8.606(e) provides an exception to the clearance requirement for orders of Schedule items totaling $25 or
less that require delivery within 10 days. On January 24, 2000, FPI granted DoD further exception to the clearance requirement
for orders totaling $250 or less that require delivery within 10 days.

Affected subparts/sections: DFARS Table of Contents; Part 208 Table of Contents; Subpart 208.6

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.

Cargo Preference—Subcontracts for Commercial Items (DFARS Case 98-D014)

This final rule amends DFARS policy regarding the applicability of statutory requirements for use of U.S. vessels in the
transportation of supplies by sea. 10 U.S.C. 2631 provides a preference for use of U.S. vessels for ocean transportation of
supplies purchased under DoD contracts. DFARS Parts 212 and 247 waive the requirements of 10 U.S.C. 2631 for
subcontracts for the acquisition of commercial items. This rule amends DFARS Parts 212 and 247 and corresponding clauses
to limit the types of subcontracts to which the waiver of 10 U.S.C. 2631 is applicable. The rule is intended to ensure
compliance with 10 U.S.C. 2631 for ocean cargoes clearly destined for DoD use, while avoiding disruption of commercial
delivery systems.

Affected subparts/sections: Subpart 212.5; Subpart 244.4; Subpart 247.5; 252.212; 252.244; 252.247

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:

Construction and Service Contracts in Noncontiguous States (DFARS Case 99-D308)

This interim rule revises DFARS Subpart 222.70 and the clause at 252.222-7000 to implement Section 8071 of the Fiscal
Year 2000 Defense Appropriations Act (Public Law 106-79). Section 8071 specifies that DoD contracts for construction or
services performed in a State, that is not contiguous with another State and has an unemployment rate in excess of the national
average, must include a clause requiring the contractor to employ individuals who are residents of that State and who, in the
case of any craft or trade, possess or would be able to acquire promptly the necessary skills. DFARS 222.70 and
252.222-7000 previously contained a similar requirement applicable to the noncontiguous states of Alaska and Hawaii. This
rule expands the requirement to include Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin
Islands, and any minor outlying island of the United States.

Affected subparts/sections: DFARS Table of Contents; Part 222 Table of Contents; Subpart 222.70; 252.222

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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Technical Amendments:

Technical Amendments Updating Activity Names and Addresses

These technical amendments update the activity names and addresses in DFARS Appendix G.

Affected subparts/sections: DFARS Table of Contents; Appendix G Table of Contents; Appendix G, Parts 2 through 14

The Federal Register notice for this rule is available here.
Microsoft Word format documents showing all additions and deletions made by this rule are:   G-2G-3G-4G-5G-6G-7G-8G-9G-10G-11G-12G-13G-14

Miscellaneous Technical Amendments

These technical amendments update activity names, addresses, and telephone numbers; delete obsolete text; update paragraph
numbering and cross-references; and update certain commodity assignments under the DoD Coordinated Acquisition Program.

Affected subparts/sections: DFARS Table of Contents; Subpart 202.1; Subpart 204.70; Subpart 204.73; Subpart 207.1;
Subpart 208.73; Part 222 Table of Contents; Subpart 222.6; 252.204; 252.227; Appendix B Table of Contents; Appendix B,
Part 5; Appendix E, Part 2; Appendix F, Part 7

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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