DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Change Notice 20031001

 

DoD published 2 interim DFARS rules and technical amendments in the Federal Register on October 1, 2003.  In addition, DoD has updated the DFARS to incorporate the DD Form 350 reporting requirements published in the Federal Register on June 20, 2003, for use beginning October 1, 2003.  Further information on these actions is provided below:

 

Interim Rules:

 

Approval of Service Contracts and Task Orders (DFARS Case 2002-D024)

 

Establishes approval requirements that contracting activities must meet before acquiring services through a DoD contract or task order that is not performance based, or through any contract or task order that is awarded by an agency other than DoD.  This change implements Section 801(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002. 

 

Affected subparts/sections:  Part 237 Table of Contents; 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.

 

Indian Incentive Program (DFARS Case 2002-D033)

 

Revises the criteria for application of the Indian Incentive Program, which permits incentive payments to contractors that use Indian organizations as subcontractors.  Establishes a threshold of $500,000 for contracts and subcontracts under which incentives may be paid; expands the Program to permit incentive payments for subcontracts awarded to Native Hawaiian small business concerns; and adds contracts and subcontracts for commercial items to the Program.  This change implements Section 8021 of the DoD Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2003.

 

Affected subparts/sections:  226.1; 252.212; 252.226

 

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:

 

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 were published in the Federal Register on June 20, 2003 (DFARS Change Notice 20030620), to allow sufficient time for contracting activities to program their automated systems prior to the start of the new fiscal year.

 

Affected subparts/sections:  253.204; DD Form 350     

 

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.

 

Technical Amendments

 

Updates activity names, clause titles and dates, and cross-references.

 

Affected subparts/sections:  202.1; 213.3; 252.212

 

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.