DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Change Notice 20050505

 

DoD published the following changes and proposed changes to the DFARS on May 5, 2005: 

 

Final Rules:

 

Contractor Personnel Supporting a Force Deployed Outside the United States (DFARS Case 2003-D087)

 

Adds policy to address situations that require contractor personnel to deploy with, or otherwise provide support in the theater of operations to, U.S. military forces deployed outside the United States in contingency operations, humanitarian or peacekeeping operations, or other military operations or exercises designated by the combatant commander.  The DFARS changes enable contracting officers to consistently address the issues associated with these operations through use of a standard contract clause. 

 

These changes will become effective on June 6, 2005, and will be incorporated into the DFARS and PGI on that date. 

 

Questions and answers about these changes are available here. 

 

The Federal Register notice for this rule is available here. 

 

A Microsoft Word format document showing the additions and deletions to be made to the DFARS on June 6, 2005, is here.

 

A Microsoft Word format document showing the text to be added to PGI on June 6, 2005, is here.

 

Technical Amendment (0000-P027)

 

Adds a reference to new PGI requirements relating to the publication of justifications for the use of brand name contract specifications.

 

Affected subparts/sections:  Part 211 Table of Contents; 211.1; PGI 211.1

 

The Federal Register notice for this rule is available here. 

 

A Microsoft Word format document showing all additions and deletions made by this technical amendment is here.

 

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

   

Proposed Rules – DFARS Transformation:

 

Authorization for Continued Contracts (DFARS Case 2003-D052)

 

Proposed change permits contracting activities to assign an additional identification number to an existing contract, by issuing a separate “continued” contract, when continued performance under the existing contract number is not practical for administrative reasons.  The continued contract would incorporate all prices, terms, and conditions of the predecessor contract.  Use of this procedure is expected to be limited, but will help to simplify administration, payment, and closeout of lengthy, complex contracts; and will help in situations where a contracting activity has exhausted its assigned series of identification numbers for orders placed against another activity’s contract.

 

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 inclusion in PGI is here.

 

Contract Financing (DFARS Case 2003-D043)

 

Proposed change clarifies requirements for establishing due dates for contract financing payments; deletes text that is unnecessary or duplicative of FAR/DFARS policy on financial consultation matters, contract payment instructions, and use of the Governmentwide commercial purchase card; and relocates to PGI, text on department/agency contract financing offices, approvals for advance payments or unusual progress payments, debt collection procedures, and bankruptcy reporting.

 

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 inclusion in PGI is here.