DoD published the following proposed DFARS changes in the Federal Register on September 15, 2003, with a request for comments by November 14, 2003:

 

Government Source Inspection Requirements (DFARS Case 2002-D032)

 

Proposes to eliminate Government source inspection requirements for contracts or delivery orders valued below $250,000, unless (1) mandated by DoD regulation, (2) required by a memorandum of agreement between the acquiring department or agency and the contract administration agency, or (3) the contracting officer determines that Government source inspection is needed, based on the technical nature and criticality of the product being acquired.  The objective is to focus diminishing contract management resources on high-risk areas, while providing flexibility for exceptions where needed. 

 

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.

 

Fish, Shellfish, and Seafood Products (DFARS Case 2002-D034)

 

Proposes to clarify what “produced in the United States” means with regard to the acquisition of fish, shellfish, and seafood.  Specifies that fish, shellfish, and seafood delivered under a DoD contract must be taken from the sea by U.S.-flag vessels or obtained from fishing in the United States.  The proposed changes are based on public comments received on the interim rule published on February 14, 2003 (DFARS Change Notice 20030214), to implement Section 8136 of the DoD Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2003.

 

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.