DFARS Change Notice 20020314

DFARS Change Notice 20020314

DoD published 1 proposed, 2 interim, and 3 final DFARS rules in the Federal Register on March 14, 2002. The interim and final rules apply to solicitations issued on or after March 14, 2002, except as otherwise permitted by FAR 1.108(d). The proposed and interim rules solicit public comments, which are due by May 13, 2002. A summary of each rule follows:

Interim Rules:

Partnership Agreement Between DoD and the Small Business Administration (DFARS Case 2001-D016)

This interim rule amends policy pertaining to the Section 8(a) Program to implement a partnership agreement between DoD and the Small Business Administration. The agreement permits DoD to award contracts directly to 8(a) concerns, instead of award through the Small Business Administration.

Affected subparts/sections: 219.8; 252.219

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.

Performance of Security Functions (DFARS Case 2001-D018)

This interim rule provides an exception to the prohibition on contracting for security functions at a military installation or facility. The exception applies during the period of time that United States armed forces are engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom and 180 days thereafter.

Affected subparts/sections: 237.1

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:

Restriction on Acquisition of Vessel Propellers (DFARS Case 2002-D006)

This final rule clarifies that the statutory restriction on acquisition of vessel propellers from foreign sources applies only to contracts that use fiscal year 2000 or 2001 funds.

Affected subparts/sections: 225.70

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.

Preference for Local 8(a) Contractors—Base Closure or Realignment (DFARS Case 2001-D007)

This final rule amends policy pertaining to preferences for local businesses in acquisitions that support a base closure or realignment. The rule clarifies that both competitive and noncompetitive acquisitions under the Section 8(a) Program are permitted if an 8(a) contractor is located in the vicinity of the base to be closed or realigned.

Affected subparts/sections: 226.71

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.

DoD Pilot Mentor-Protege Program (DFARS Case 2001-D006)

This rule finalizes, without change, the interim rule published on September 11, 2001 (Change Notice 20010911), which added women-owned small businesses to the types of concerns that may participate as protege firms in the DoD Pilot Mentor-Progege Program.

Affected subparts/sections: None

The Federal Register notice for this rule is available here.

Proposed Rule:

Restriction on Contingent Fees for Foreign Military Sales—Commercial Items (DFARS Case 2000-D029)

This rule proposes to remove a clause from the list of clauses included in contracts for commercial items to implement statutes or Executive orders. The clause proposed for removal pertains to restrictions on contingent fees for foreign military sales and is not required by statute or Executive order.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is available here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing all additions and deletions proposed by this rule is here.

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