DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Change Notice 20050422

 

DoD published the following final DFARS changes on April 22, 2005:

 

Final Rules:

 

Unique Item Identification and Valuation (DFARS Case 2003-D081)

 

Finalizes, with changes, the interim rule published in DFARS Change Notice 20040101.

 

The rule requires contractors to provideó

 

  • Unique identification of marking of all delivered items for which the Governmentís unit acquisition cost is $5,000 or more, and certain items for which the Governmentís unit acquisition cost is less than $5,000 (e.g, serially managed, mission essential, and controlled inventory); and
  • The Governmentís unit acquisition cost of all delivered items, as part of or associated with the Material Inspection and Receiving Report (DD Form 250).
     
  • The final rule includes exceptions to UID requirements foró
  • Items to be used in support of a contingency operation or to facilitate the defense against or recovery from nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack; and
  • ††Commercial items or items acquired from a small business concern if the component acquisition executive (for ACAT I programs) or the head of the contracting activity (for all other programs) executes a determination and findings that it is more cost effective for the Government to assign, mark, and register the UID after delivery.

 

Unique identification enables DoD to consistently capture the value of the items it buys, control these items during their use, and combat counterfeiting of parts.Additional information on DoDís unique identification policy can be found at http://www.acq.osd.mil/uid.

 

Affected subparts/sections: Part 211 Table of Contents; 211.2; 212.3; 252.211††

 

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.

 

Reporting Contract Performance Outside the United States (DFARS Case 2004-D001)

 

Clarifies requirements for contractor reporting of contract performance outside the United States; and establishes two separate clauses to eliminate confusion between two reporting requirements previously contained in one clause.Relocates text on contracting officer distribution of reports to PGI. The reporting requirements apply to solicitations and contracts with a value exceeding $500,000.††

 

Affected subparts/sections: Part 225 Table of Contents; 225.72; Part 252 Table of Contents; 252.225; PGI 225.72

 

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.