DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Change Notice 20050916

 

DoD published the following final and proposed DFARS changes on September 16, 2005: 

 

Final Rules:

 

Multiyear Contracting (DFARS Case 2004-D024)

 

Finalizes, without change, the interim rule published in DFARS Change Notice 20050509 to implement Section 814 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 and Section 8008 of the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005.  Section 814 requires DoD to provide notice and supporting rationale to Congress before awarding a multiyear contract containing a cancellation ceiling exceeding $100 million that is not fully funded.  Section 8008 places additional restrictions on the award of multiyear contracts for supplies using fiscal year 2005 funds.

 

Affected subparts/sections:  None. 

 

The Federal Register notice for this rule is available here. 

 

Provision of Information to Cooperative Agreement Holders (DFARS Case 2004-D025)

 

Finalizes, without change, the interim rule published in DFARS Change Notice 20050222 to implement Section 816 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005.  The interim rule increased, from $500,000 to $1,000,000, the threshold at which DoD contracts must include a requirement for the contractor to provide to cooperative agreement holders, upon their request, a list of the contractor’s employees who are responsible for entering into subcontracts.

 

Affected subparts/sections:  None. 

 

The Federal Register notice for this rule is available here. 

 

Proposed Rules:

 

Acquisition Planning (DFARS Case 2003-D044)

 

Proposed change increases the dollar thresholds for preparation of written acquisition plans; updates acquisition planning requirements for consistency with changes to the DoD 5000 series publications; deletes unnecessary text relating to contract administration and class justifications for other than full and open competition; clarifies requirements for funding of leases; and relocates to PGI, text addressing the contents of written acquisition plans.

 

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.

 

Types of Contracts (DFARS Case 2003-D078)

 

Proposed change streamlines text on the use of economic price adjustment clauses; increases, from 3 to 5 years, the standard maximum ordering period under basic ordering agreements; deletes obsolete text on the use of cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts for environmental restoration; deletes unnecessary text on design stability and use of incentive provisions; and relocates to PGI, procedures for selecting contract type and for use of special economic price adjustment clauses, incentive contracts, and basic ordering agreements.

 

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.

 

Special Contracting Methods (DFARS Case 2003-D079)

 

Proposed change clarifies text on the use of option clauses for industrial capability production planning; deletes unnecessary text on determinations for interagency acquisitions under the Economy Act; deletes restrictive requirements relating to use of master agreements for vessel repair; deletes obsolete procedures for acquisition of bakery and dairy products; lowers the level for approval of profit on undefinitized contract actions for which substantial performance has been completed; and relocates to PGI, guidance on the use of options, and procedures for preparation of master agreements and job orders, for breakout and acquisition of spare parts, and for acquisition of work over and above contract 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.

 

A Microsoft Word format document showing the text proposed for addition to PGI is here.

 

Acquisition of Information Technology (DFARS Case 2003-D068)

 

Proposed change deletes text that is obsolete or unnecessary; clarifies text addressing charges for special construction or assembly related to telecommunications services; clarifies the text of clauses used in basic agreements for telecommunications services; and relocates to PGI, information on acquiring telecommunications services from foreign carriers.

 

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.

 

Exchange or Sale of Government-Owned Information Technology (DFARS Case 2003-D094)

 

Proposed change deletes obsolete procedures for exchange or sale of Government-owned information technology.  DoD now handles the exchange or sale of information technology equipment in the same manner as other personal property, in accordance with DoD 4140.1-R, Supply Chain Materiel Management Regulation. 

 

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.