DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Change Notice 20050621

DoD published the following final and proposed changes to the DFARS on June 21, 2005:

Final Rules:

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

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

Affected subparts/sections: 204.9; 208.70; 209.4; 212.6; 213.2; 213.3; 215.4; 217.70; 217.71; 219.8; 222.72; 223.5; 225.70; 227.71; 227.72; 233.2; 235.0; 236.2; 236.5; 237.1; 237.73; Part 242 Table of Contents; 242.14; 247.5; 252.209; 252.212; 252.225; 252.247; 253.213; Appendix F

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 Amendment

Amends cross-references in the clause at DFARS 252.211-7003, Item Identification and Valuation, to clarify reporting requirements.

Affected subparts/sections: 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.

Proposed Rules:

Combating Trafficking in Persons (DFARS Case 2004-D017)

Proposed change implements DoD policy prohibiting any activities on the part of DoD contractor employees that support or promote trafficking in persons. The proposed change includes a clause for use in contracts requiring performance outside the United States . The proposed clause requires the contractor to establish policy and procedures for combating trafficking in persons and to notify the contracting officer of any violations and the corrective action taken.

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 addition to PGI is here.

Describing Agency Needs (DFARS Case 2003-D073)

Proposed change updates references to the DoD 5000 series publications and the DoD database for specifications and standards; and relocates to PGI, procedures for use of specifications and standards and for encouraging the use of Single Process Initiative processes instead of military or Federal specifications and standards.

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 addition to PGI is here.

Contractor Insurance/Pension Reviews (DFARS Case 2003-D050)

Proposed change clarifies responsibilities of administrative contracting officers and auditors in conducting reviews of a contractor’s insurance programs, pension plans, and other deferred compensation plans; and updates and relocates procedures for these reviews to PGI.

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 addition to PGI is here.

Construction Contracting (DFARS Case 2003-D034)

Proposed change updates requirements for contracting for construction services; and relocates to PGI, procedures for distribution and use of contractor performance reports, handling of Government estimates of construction costs, use of bid schedules with additive or deductive items, and technical working agreements with foreign governments.

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 addition to PGI is here.