Once DCMA becomes aware of a specialty metals non-compliance, its occurrence will be verified through DCMA internal processes by acquisition, legal and technical resources. Verified occurrences of specialty metals non-compliances will be communicated and reported to government departments and agencies and to government contractors through the utilization of Government Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) Agency Action Notices (AANs). The Agency Action Notice-Unlimited distribution (AAN-Us) will contain sufficient information such that all recipients will be fully aware of the details of specialty metals non-compliances. AANs distribute problem information issued by a Government department or agency to GIDEP participants who include Government and Government contractor members. Such notices may be restricted to Government only members of GIDEP (Agency Action Notice Limited distribution (AAN-L)) or may be released to all GIDEP participants (AAN-U)).
DCMA will communicate information to Government contractors, describing occurrences of verified specialty metals non-compliances by generating GIDEP AAN-Us. Specialty metals non-compliance AAN-Us will contain non-sensitive information only. Issuing these notices will allow DCMA to inform all Government contractors who participate in the GIDEP.
DCMA workforce personnel will be informed of verified specialty metals non-compliances through the DCMA Forum, which is used to notify individuals of issues of significance that may require risk assessment and surveillance.
Contact the DCMA Headquarters GIDEP Program Manager, Quality Assurance Directorate, for specialty metals non-compliances at (804) 609-4289 or email@example.com for more information.
In accordance with DFARS 225.7002-2(b), the secretaries of the military departments, without power of redelegation have authority to approve DNAD Determination and Findings for specialty metals applicable to one contract for their respective requirements.
“Required form” means in the form of mill product, such as bar, billet, wire, slab, plate, or sheet, and in the grade appropriate for the production of specialty metals. DoD notes that, based on the new definition of ‘‘required form’’ provided in Section 804(e), it is more difficult to justify nonavailability of an item such as a fastener, since the nonavailability of the specialty metal itself must be justified. Read more.
The Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L) has approved six waivers since the DFARS final rule was published in 2009. With one exception, the waivers were for noncompliant high performance Samarium-Cobalt magnets.
DoD weapons programs affected: F-35, F-16, B-1B Reliability and Maintainability Improvement Program (RMIP), C-130J, AIM-9X, and the SM3-Block IIA missile.
Application of specialty metals restrictions to magnets. See DFARS PGI.
HPM = High performance magnet
COTS = Commercially available off-the-shelf. See DFARS PGI 225.7003-3.
|Magnet made of specialty metal is:||Commercially available, HPM||NOT Commercially available, HPM||COTS, NOT HPM||NOT COTS, NOT HPM|
|Incorporated into COTS assembly or COTS end item||NOT restricted||***||NOT restricted||***|
|NOT incorporated into COTS assembly or COTS end item||Restricted||Restricted||NOT restricted||Restricted|
|Included in 2 percent minimum content?||Cannot be included in 2 percent minimum content||Cannot be included in 2 percent minimum content||NOT restricted||Can be included in 2 percent minimum content|
***By definition, COTS assemblies and COTS end items will not include a HPM that is not commercially available or any other magnet that is not COTS.