The DFARS has been revised by 1 final rule and technical amendments published on August 30, 2000, as follows:
Pollution Control and Clean Air and Water (DFARS Case 2000-D004)
This final rule (1) removes DFARS Subpart 223.1, Pollution Control and Clean Air and Water, since the corresponding FAR subpart was removed by Item I of FAC 97-15 on December 27, 1999; and (2) revises DFARS 209.405 to clarify the existing text and to add text addressing restrictions on award to entities that have violated the Clean Air Act or the Clean Water Act.
Affected subparts/sections: DFARS Table of Contents; Part 223 Table of Contents; 209.4; 223.1
These DFARS amendments (1) reflect the establishment of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) and DCMA’s renaming of its contract administration offices to contract management offices; (2) update references and activity addresses; and (3) delete obsolete text.
Affected subparts/sections: 201.4; 202.1; 208.70; 208.73; 211.2; 215.4; 219.7; 222.1; 225.8; 225.9; 225.70; 226.1; 242.0; 242.2; 242.3; 242.7; 242.73; 252.211; 252.225; Part 253 Table of Contents; 253.208; 253.213; Appendix F, Parts 3 and 4; Appendix G, Parts 4 and 5
Applicability of the Service Contract Act to Subcontracts for the Acquisition of Certain Commercial Services (DAR Tracking Number 2000-O0006)
Effective August 25, 2000, the Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy has directed that all military departments and defense contracting activities deviate from the requirements of Federal Acquisition Regulation 12.504, 22.1003-4 and the clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders--Commercial Items, when contracting for commercial services. Instead, contracting officers must (1) use the revised FAR 12.504 and 22.1003-4 language that is attached to the class deviation; and (2) add the parenthetical "Subcontracts for certain commercial services may be exempt from coverage if they meet the criteria in FAR 22.1003-4(c) or (d) (see DoD class deviation number 2000-O0006)" after the entry for 52.222-41, Service Contract Act of 1965, As Amended (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.), within the clause at 52.212-5(c).
The class deviation implements a Secretary of Labor temporary exemption that provides that the requirements of the Service Contract Act are not applicable to subcontracts for the acquisition of certain commercial services.
A copy of the class deviation is here.