DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Change Notice 20040423

 

DoD published the following proposed rules in the Federal Register on April 23, 2004.  The proposed rules are a result of DFARS Transformation, which is a major DoD initiative to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS.  Additional information on the DFARS Transformation initiative is available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfars/transformation/index.htm.

 

Proposed Rules:

 

Threshold for Small Business Specialist Review (DFARS Case 2003-D060) (Comments due June 22, 2004)

 

Proposes to eliminate requirements for small business specialists to review proposed acquisitions that are (1) within the scope and under the terms of the existing contract; or (2) under $100,000 and totally set aside for small business concerns.  Also proposes to relocate text addressing the functions of small business specialists to the new DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI).  A proposed rule describing the purpose and structure of PGI was published on February 23, 2004 (DFARS Change Notice 20040223; DFARS Case 2003-D090).

 

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.

 

A Microsoft Word format document showing the text proposed for inclusion in PGI is here.

 

Small Disadvantaged Businesses and Leader Company Contracting (DFARS Case 2003-D092) (Comments due June 22, 2004)

 

Proposes to lower the approval level for subcontracting plans that contain a small disadvantaged business goal of less than five percent, from two levels above the contracting officer to one level above the contracting officer.  Also proposes to delete text addressing the participation of small disadvantaged business concerns in leader company contracting.  DoD rarely uses leader company contracting and, instead, provides incentives for major DoD contractors to assist small disadvantaged business concerns through the DoD Pilot Mentor-Protégé Program.

 

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.