DoD published 1 proposed, 1 interim, and 2 final DFARS rules in the Federal Register on December 6, 2001. The interim and final rules apply to solicitations issued on or after December 6, 2001, except as otherwise permitted by FAR 1.108(d). The proposed and interim rules solicit public comments, which are due by February 04, 2002. A summary of each rule follows:
Performance-Based Contracting Using FAR Part 12 Procedures (DFARS Case 2000-D306)
This interim rule permits use of FAR Part 12 (Acquisition of Commercial Items) procedures for performance-based service contracts of $5 million or less, if certain conditions are met. The rule implements Section 821(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law 106-398).
Affected subparts/sections: DFARS Table of Contents; Part 212 Table of
Contents; 212.1; Part 237 Table of Contents; 237.6
Multiyear Contracting (DFARS Case 2000-D303/304)
This final rule revises policy pertaining to approvals,
Congressional notifications, and guiding principles for multiyear contracts. The rule implements Sections 802 and 806 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law 106-398).
Affected subpart: 217.1
This final rule makes administrative changes to the DFARS to update activity names and addresses and reference numbers.
Affected subparts/sections: 202.1; Part 211 Table of Contents; 211.1; 215.4;
A Microsoft Word format document showing all additions and deletions made by this rule is here.
Research and Development Streamlined Contracting Procedures (DFARS Case 2001-D002)
This rule proposes amendments to the procedures used for streamlined acquisition of research and development. The rule eliminates the requirement for posting of solicitations at the research and development streamlined solicitation website. Instead, each contracting activity will use its own procedures for electronic posting of research and development streamlined solicitations but will continue to make synopses and solicitations available through the Governmentwide point of entry (FedBizOpps).
A Microsoft Word format document showing all additions and deletions proposed by this rule is here.