DFARS Change Notice 20020730

DoD published 1 proposed and 5 final DFARS rules in the Federal Register on July 30, 2002. The final rules apply to solicitations issued on or after July 30, 2002, except as otherwise permitted by FAR 1.108(d). The proposed rule solicits public comments, which are due by September 30, 2002. A summary of each rule follows:

Final Rules:

Weighted Guidelines Form (DFARS Case 2002-D012)

This final rule revises DD Form 1547, Record of Weighted Guidelines Application, and the corresponding completion instructions, to reflect the changes to profit policy published on April 26, 2002 (Change Notice 20020426). The profit policy changes reduced the value assigned to facilities capital employed for equipment, eliminated the values assigned to facilities capital employed for buildings, increased the values for performance risk, and added a special factor for cost efficiency.

Affected subparts/sections: 215.4; 253.215; DD Form 1547

See the Federal Register notice and line-in/line-out.

Trade Agreements Thresholds - Construction (DFARS Case 2002-D011)

This final rule revises the dollar thresholds for application of the Trade Agreements Act and NAFTA to construction contracts. The rule implements a determination of the U.S. Trade Representative to decrease the threshold for application of the Trade Agreements Act from $6,806,000 to $6,481,000, and to increase the threshold for application of NAFTA from $7,068,419 to $7,304,733.

Affected subparts/sections: 225.75

See the Federal Register notice and line-in/line-out.

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

This rule finalizes and makes minor changes to the interim rule published on March 14, 2002 (Change Notice 20020314), to implement a partnership agreement between DoD and the Small Business Administration. The agreement permits DoD to award contracts directly to eligible concerns under the 8(a) Program, on behalf of the Small Business Administration.

Affected subparts/sections: 219.8

See the Federal Register notice and line-in/line-out.

Institutions of Higher Education (DFARS Case 1999-D303)

This rule finalizes and makes minor changes to the interim rule published on January 13, 2000 (Change Notice 20000113), to implement Section 549 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000. The rule prohibits the award of contracts to institutions of higher education that do not permit Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps units or military recruiting on campus.

Affected subparts/sections: 209.4

See the Federal Register notice and line-in/line-out.

Technical Amendments

This final rule updates activity names and addresses, reference numbers, clause titles, and clause dates.

Affected subparts/sections: DFARS Table of Contents; 204.72; 215.4; 219.7; 225.1; 252.212; Appendix G Table of Contents; Appendix G Parts 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14

See the Federal Register notice and line-in/line-out.

Proposed Rule:

Trade Agreements Act - Exception for U.S.-Made End Products
(DFARS Case 2002-D008)

This rule revises proposal evaluation procedures for acquisitions subject to the Trade Agreements Act. The rule implements a determination of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) that, for procurements subject to the Trade Agreements Act, it is inconsistent with the public interest to apply the Buy American Act to U.S.-made end products that are substantially transformed in the United States.

See the Federal Register notice and line-in/line-out.

 

In addition, the following DFARS rule was published in the Federal Register on July 12, 2002, and will become effective on October 1, 2002:

Reporting Requirements Update (DFARS Case 2002-D010)

This final rule provides DD Form 350 reporting requirements for Fiscal Year 2003 contracting actions. The rule contains reporting changes related to indefinite-delivery contracts, performance-based service contracts, the SBA/OFPP pilot program for acquisition of services from small business concerns, purchases made using the Governmentwide purchase card, and purchases made by a DoD agency on behalf of another DoD or non-DoD agency.

This rule will become effective on October 1, 2002. Therefore, the changes in this rule will be incorporated into the DFARS on October 1, 2002.

See the Federal Register notice and line-in/line-out.

A correction to the Federal Register notice is here.

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