DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Change Notice 20041110

 

DoD published the following changes and proposed changes to the DFARS on November 10, 2004. 

 

Final Rules – DFARS Transformation

 

The following changes 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.  Three of the following changes relocate text to the new DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI), available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/pgi.

 

Contractor Qualifications Relating to Contract Placement (DFARS Case 2003-D011)  

 

Deletes obsolete text pertaining to Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty inspections; deletes unnecessary first article testing and approval requirements; and relocates procedures for requesting pre-award surveys and obtaining approval for product qualification requirements to PGI.

 

Affected subparts/sections:  DFARS Table of Contents; Part 209 Table of Contents; 209.1; 209.2; 209.3; Part 252 Table of Contents; 252.209; PGI 209.1; PGI 209.2             

 

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.

 

A Microsoft Word format document showing the text added to PGI is here.

 

Insurance (DFARS Case 2003-D037) 

 

Relocates procedural text on risk-pooling insurance arrangements and requests for waiver of overseas workers’ compensation requirements to PGI.

 

Affected subparts/sections:  228.3; PGI 228.3               

 

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.

 

A Microsoft Word format document showing the text added to PGI is here.

 

Research and Development Contracting (DFARS Case 2003-D067)

 

Deletes unnecessary text on solicitation and contract content; updates statutory references; updates a clause pertaining to contractor submission of scientific and technical reports; and relocates procedures for maintenance of scientific and technical reports to PGI.

 

Affected subparts/sections:  Part 235 Table of Contents; 235.0; 252.235; PGI 235.0            

 

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.

 

A Microsoft Word format document showing the text added to PGI is here.

 

Acquisition of Commercial Items (DFARS Case 2003-D074)

 

Deletes unnecessary text pertaining to structuring of contracts; and updates a FAR reference. 

 

Affected subparts/sections:  Part 212 Table of Contents; 212.3; 212.5              

 

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.

 

Sealed Bidding (DFARS Case 2003-D076)  

 

Deletes unnecessary text on structuring of contracts, providing copies of documents, and preparation of solicitations; and updates the list of officials authorized to permit correction of mistakes in bid.

 

Affected subparts/sections:  DFARS Table of Contents; Part 214 Table of Contents; 214.2; 214.4; 214.5                

 

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

 

Geographic Use of the Term “United States” (DFARS Case 2001-D003)

 

Proposes to update references to the “United States” and other geographic terms throughout the DFARS.  The proposed changes clarify the meaning of these terms and provide consistency with definitions found in FAR 2.101.

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.