DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Change Notice 20030620

 

DoD published the following DFARS changes in the Federal Register on June 20, 2003:

 

Reporting Requirements Update (DFARS Case 2003-D002)

 

Updates DD Form 350 contract action reporting requirements for Fiscal Year 2004.  Contains changes related to reporting of contract modifications and program or system information.  These changes will become effective on October 1, 2003, and will be incorporated into the DFARS on that date.  

 

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.

 

Deletion of Federal Prison Industries Clearance Exception (DFARS Case 2003-D006)

 

Deletes obsolete text pertaining to an exception from Federal Prison Industries clearance requirements for DoD purchases of $250 or less.  The $250 exception has been superseded by the exception for purchases of $2,500 or less published in Item V of Federal Acquisition Circular 2001-14 on May 22, 2003.  

 

Affected subparts/sections:  208.6    

 

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.

 

Payment Bonds on Cost-Reimbursement Contracts (DFARS Case 2002-D030)

 

Updates policy on performance and payment bonds for construction contracts.  Authorizes the use of alternative payment protections for fixed-price construction subcontracts between $25,000 and $100,000 issued under cost-reimbursement contracts.  This change is consistent with FAR policy permitting the use of alternative payment protections for construction contracts between $25,000 and $100,000. 

 

Affected subparts/sections:  Part 228 Table of Contents; 228.1   

 

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.

 

Proposed Rule:

 

DoD published the following proposed rule in the Federal Register on June 11, 2003, with a request for comments by August 11, 2003:

 

DoD Activity Address Codes in Contract Numbers (DFARS Case 2003-D005)

 

Proposes DFARS changes to prescribe the use of DoD activity address codes in the first 6 positions of solicitation and contract numbers, instead of the DoD activity address numbers found in DFARS Appendix G.  This change will provide consistency in the method of identifying DoD activities and will eliminate the need for maintenance of the list of 6-position activity address numbers in DFARS Appendix G.  Other contract numbering codes in Appendix G will be relocated to the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy and Acquisition Policy website. 

 

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.