The DFARS has been revised by 2 final rules published on July 31, 2000, as follows:
This final rule amends the DFARS to require use of the Governmentwide
commercial purchase card as the method of purchase and/or method of payment
for purchases valued at or below the micro-purchase threshold of $2,500,
unless an exception is authorized. Use of the purchase card streamlines
purchasing and payment procedures and, therefore, increases operational
efficiency. The rule also requires contracting officers to structure awards valued above the micro-purchase threshold in a manner that will minimize the generation of invoices valued at or below the micro-purchase threshold.
Affected subparts/sections: DFARS Table of Contents; 208.4; Part 212 Table of Contents; 212.3; Part 213 Table of Contents; 213.1; 213.2; Part 214 Table of Contents; 214.2; Part 215 Table of Contents; 215.2; Part 232 Table of Contents; 232.11; Part 252 Table of Contents; 252.232
This final rule removes DFARS 250.104. This section contained requirements for preparation of annual reports to Congress regarding actions taken on contractor requests for relief under Public Law 85-804. Section 901(r)(1) of the Federal Reports Elimination Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-362) repealed this reporting requirement, formerly found at 50 U.S.C. 1434.
Affected subparts/sections: Part 250 Table of Contents; 250.1
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 31.205-46(a)(2)(i), Maximum Per Diem Rates Under the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR)
The Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy extended the class deviation issued on September 16, 1999, under DAR Tracking Number 1999-O00013, Subject: Class Deviation from Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 31.205-46(a)(2)(i), Maximum Per Diem Rates Under the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR). The class deviation authorizes all Department of Defense contracting activities to deviate from the requirements of FAR 31.205-46(a)(2)(i). Defense contractors may choose to satisfy the limitation on allowable travel costs by continuing to use the FTR maximum per diem rates and the definitions of lodging, meals, and incidental expenses in effect on December 31, 1998, or the current FTR rates and definitions. The extension of the class deviation is effective through September 30, 2001, or until the FAR is revised, whichever event occurs first.
The class deviation is available here.