DFARS Change Notice 20000817

The DFARS has been revised by 1 interim rule and 5 final rules published on August 17, 2000, as follows:

Interim Rule:

North American Industry Classification System (DFARS Case 2000-D015)

This interim rule amends the DFARS to convert programs based on the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).  The Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a final rule on May 15, 2000, providing a new size standards listing that is based on NAICS rather than SIC codes.  The SBA rule requires Federal agencies to use the new size standards, beginning October 1, 2000, to determine whether a business is a small business concern.  An interim rule amending the FAR was published as Item II of FAC 97-19 on July 26, 2000, with an effective date of October 1, 2000, to establish policy for use of the new size standards in Government acquisitions.  This rule makes corresponding changes to the DFARS.

This rule will become effective on October 1, 2000.  Therefore, the changes in this rule will be incorporated into the DFARS on October 1, 2000.

Affected subparts/sections:  217.4; 219.2; 219.5; 219.10; 219.12; 236.6; 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.

Final Rules:

 
Transportation Acquisition Policy (DFARS Case 99-D009)

This rule amends the DFARS to revise policy pertaining to the acquisition of transportation, transportation-related services, and transportation in supply contracts.  For contracts for transportation or transportation-related services, the rule specifies that contracting officers should consider using, as evaluation factors or subfactors, the offerorís record of claims involving loss or damage, provider availability, and support for DoD readiness programs such as the Civil Reserve Air Fleet and the Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement.  For contracts that will include a significant requirement for transportation of items outside the continental United States, the rule contains a requirement for use of an evaluation factor or subfactor that favors suppliers, third-party logistics providers, and integrated logistics managers that commit to using carriers that participate in one of the readiness programs.

Affected subparts/sections:  DFARS Table of Contents; Part 212 Table of Contents; 212.6; Part 242 Table of Contents; 242.14; Part 247 Table of Contents; 247.0; 247.1; 247.2; 247.3; 247.5; Part 252 Table of Contents; 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.
 

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

The interim rule published on February 10, 2000 (Change Notice 20000210) is revised and finalized.  The interim rule amended the policy on the Mentor-Protege Program in 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).  The final rule contains additional clarifying amendments, to include clarification that progress reports required from protege firms may be submitted as part of the mentor firmís annual report.

Affected subparts/sections:  219.71; 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.
 
Construction and Service Contracts in Noncontiguous States (DFARS Case 99-D308)

The interim rule published on March 16, 2000 (Change Notice 20000316) is revised and finalized.  The interim rule revised DFARS Subpart 222.70 and the clause at 252.222-7000, pertaining to restrictions on the employment of personnel in noncontiguous States, to implement Section 8071 of the Fiscal Year 2000 Defense Appropriations Act (Public Law 106-79).  The final rule contains additional revisions to further clarify the definition of "noncontiguous State" and to delegate authority for waiver of the employment restrictions to the head of the agency.

Affected subpart:  222.70

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.

Special Procedures for Negotiation of Construction Contracts (DFARS Case 2000-D010)

This final rule removes DFARS Subpart 236.4, section 236.403, which contained special procedures for fee negotiation under cost-reimbursement contracts for construction.  This DFARS text previously supplemented text that is now located at FAR 36.215.  DoD has determined that this supplemental DFARS text is no longer necessary.

Affected subparts/sections:  DFARS Table of Contents; Part 236 Table of Contents; 236.4

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.

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

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

Affected subparts/sections:  Part 252 Table of Contents; 252.236

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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