DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Change Notice 20040513

 

DoD published the following interim, final, and proposed DFARS rules in the Federal Register on May 13, 2004:

 

Interim Rule

 

Berry Amendment Changes (DFARS Case 2003-D099) (Comments due July 12, 2004)

 

Provides exceptions to requirements for the acquisition of certain items from domestic sources.  Contracting officers do not need to apply domestic content restrictions to the acquisition of (1) food, specialty metals, and hand or measuring tools needed to support contingency operations or to fulfill other urgent requirements; and (2) waste and byproducts of cotton or wool fiber for use in the production of propellants and explosives.  These changes implement Sections 826 and 827 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004.

 

Affected subparts/sections:  225.70; 252.212; 252.225

 

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

 

Multiyear Procurement Authority for Environmental Services for Military Installations (DFARS Case 2003-D004)

 

Finalizes, without change, the interim rule published on July 22, 2003 (DFARS Change Notice 20030722), to authorize the use of multiyear contracts for environmental remediation services for military installations.

 

Affected subparts/sections:  None.       

 

The Federal Register notice for this rule is available here.

 

Technical Amendments

 

Updates references contained in the clauses at DFARS 252.212-7001 and 252.225-7016.

 

Affected subparts/sections:  252.212; 252.225

 

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 Pilot Mentor-Protégé Program (DFARS Case 2003-D013) (Comments due July 12, 2004)

 

Proposes changes to the DoD Pilot Mentor-Protégé Program to authorize the Director, Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (SADBU), of each military department or defense agency to approve contractors as mentor firms and to approve mentor-protégé agreements.  The Director, Office of the Secretary of Defense, SADBU, will retain policy and oversight responsibility and will remain the principal budget authority for the Program.  The proposed changes also revise the structure of DFARS Appendix I for clarity and to reflect current Program requirements.

 

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.