Publication Notices


DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20180131

On January 31, 2018, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Small entity compliance guide:


FINAL RULES:


Procurement of Commercial Items (DFARS Case 2016-D006)


Amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 831 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, sections 851-853 and 855-857 of the NDAA for FY 2016, and section 848 of the NDAA for FY 2018. The rule provides guidance to contracting officers for making price reasonableness determinations, promotes consistency in making commercial item determinations, and expands opportunities for nontraditional defense contractors to do business with DoD.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  202.101; 212.001, 212.102, 212.209, 212-70, 212.7000, 212.7001; 215.401, 215.403-1, 215.404-1, 215.408; 234.7002; 239.101; 252.215-7010, 252.215-7011, 252.215-7012, and 252.215-7013. PGI 212.102; 215.402, 215.403-1, and 215.404-1.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes made by this rule is here.

State Sponsor of Terrorism-North Korea (DFARS Case 2018-D004)


Amends the DFARS to implement the designation by the Department of State of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. The rule adds North Korea to the list of countries that are state sponsors of terrorism in the definition of “state sponsor of terrorism” in DFARS provisions 252.225-7049 and 252.225-7050.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  252.225-7049 and 252.225-7050.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

PGI Administrative Changes:


1.   Provides an updated hyperlink at PGI 215.406-3 to the Contract Business Analysis Repository.

2.   Corrects the threshold in the examples at PGI 215.403-1(c)(3)(B)(2) to align with the threshold at DFARS 215.403-1(c)(3)(B).

A Microsoft Word format document showing the PGI change made is here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Publication Notice 20171228

On December 28, 2017, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS:

Small entity compliance guide:


FINAL RULES:


New Qualifying Country–Latvia (DFARS Case 2017-D037)


Amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add Latvia as a qualifying country. On April 10, 2017, the Secretary of Defense and the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Latvia signed a Reciprocal Defense Procurement Agreement. The agreement removes discriminatory barriers to procurements of supplies and services produced by industrial enterprises of the other country to the extent mutually beneficial and consistent with national laws, regulations, policies, and international obligations. This agreement does not cover construction or construction material. Latvia is already a designated country under the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  225.003, 225.872-1, 252.225-7001, 252.225-7002, 252.225-7012, 252.225-7017, 252.225-7021, and 252.225-7036.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Trade Agreements Thresholds (DFARS Case 2018-D001)


Amends the DFARS to adjust thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and Free Trade Agreements as determined by the United States Trade Representative. The trade agreements thresholds are adjusted every two years according to predetermined formulae set forth in the agreements. The updated thresholds are effective January 1, 2018; the DFARS Replacement Subparts provided with this notice reflect the updated thresholds and effective date.

Affected parts/subparts/sections:  225.1101, 225.7017-3, 225.7017-4, 225.7503, 252.225-7017, and 252.225-7018.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made by this rule is here.

Procedures Guidance and Information (PGI) Changes:


Reporting Government Inventory Held under Sustainment Contracts (DFARS PGI Case 2017-P004)


Clarifies responsibilities regarding Government property provided under sustainment contracts, and the use of the DD Form 1423, Contract Data Requirements List, for inventory reporting.

Affected PGI parts/subparts/sections:  PGI 207.105(b)(13)(i), 245.103-73, and 245.103-74.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes made is here.

PGI Administrative Changes:


1.   Revises three PGI sections to reflect updated references and cite the applicable volumes of DoD Manual 4140.01. The updated reference citations are located at: PGI 206.302-2(iv), 209.270-4(1), and 245.201-70(8).

2.   Provides an updated reference at PGI 237.102-75.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the PGI changes made is here.

DFARS Technical Amendments:


1.   Corrects, at 204.7304(b) and 212.301(f)(ii)(B), the DFARS clause 252.204-7009 title to add the missing words “Reported Cyber Incident”.

2.   Revises various DFARS sections to reflect updated references and cite the applicable volumes of DoD Manual 4140.01. The updated reference citations are located at: DFARS 211.275-2(a)(1), 217.7001(b), 217.7002(b), 217.7003(a), 217.7506, 217.7601(b), 239.7001, 242.1105(1)(i), and 252.211-7006(b)(1)(i).

3.   Corrects cross references at DFARS 218.271(d), 225.7501(a)(2)(i), 227.7103-10(a)(1), 237.102-75, and 252.247-7020 introductory text.

4.   Provides guidance at DFARS 219.705-4(d) that contracting officers may use the checklist at PGI 219.705-4 when reviewing subcontracting plans, and to see PGI 219.705-6(f) for guidance on reviewing subcontracting reports. Adds a new section at DFARS 219.705-6 to refer contracting officers to PGI 219.705-6(f) for guidance on reviewing subcontracting reports. Updates the Part 219 Table of Contents.

5.   Revises DFARS 222.406-9(c)(3) to state that the Department of Labor will retain withheld funds pending completion of an investigation or other administrative proceedings in lieu of the Comptroller General.

6.   Corrects, at DFARS 225.870-4(c)(3), the titles of DFARS clauses 252.215-7003 and 252.215-7004 by adding the missing words “Submission of” to each clause title.

7.   Corrects a reference at DFARS 242.7301(b).

8.   Makes a minor editorial change to DFARS 242.7503 by adding “or” after the semicolon in paragraph (a).

9.   Corrects a typographical error at DFARS 243.204-70-3(b) by correcting the spelling of “contracting”.

10.   Renumbers DFARS section 245.103-73 as 245.103-74. Provides new guidance at DFARS 245.103-73 for contracting officers to see DFARS PGI 245.103-73 for information on reporting Government property under sustainment contracts. Updates the Part 245 Table of Contents.

11.   Provides updated internet links at DFARS 252.245-7002 and 252.245-7004.

12.   Makes an editorial correction to DFARS clause 252.246-7008, by adding a comma in paragraph (e).

The Federal Register notice for this rule is here.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made is here.

DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) PGI Publication Notice 20171208

On December 8, 2017, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS PGI:

PGI Changes:


Contract Reporting Under FPDS Version 1.5 (DFARS PGI Case 2017-P006)


Amends DFARS PGI part 204 for consistency with the Federal Procurement Data System Version 1.5.

Affected PGI part/sections:  PGI 204.6, 204.602, 204.604, 204.606, and 204.1670.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes made is here.

PGI Administrative Updates

(Makes minor updates and corrections to the PGI sections listed below.)

1.   PGI 201.106:  updates the listing of OMB approvals under information collections under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

2.   PGI 202.101:  removes components that are no longer designated as DoD contracting activities and lists components in alphabetical order.

3.   PGI 208.7003-1:  reformats paragraph (b)(ii) and correct the address attention line for DLA Aviation.

4.   PGI 217.7701(5):  corrects “DFARS Subpart 217.74, Undefinitized Contractual Actions” to read “DFARS subpart 217.74, Undefinitized Contract Actions”.

5.   PGI 225.872-6(2):  Corrects a hyperlink.

6.   PGI 245.201-70(12):  corrects a title and add a hyperlink.

7.   PGI 247.573(b):  corrects several hyperlinks and make minor editorial changes.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes made is here.

DFARS Administrative Updates

(Makes minor updates to the DFARS sections listed below; only the DFARS webpage is changed, since the eCFR is correct.)

1.   DFARS 213.106-2(b)(i)(A):  removes a hyperlink from a reference document, since the hyperlinked website is provided.

2.   DFARS 217.7404-3(b):  corrects a misspelled word.

3.   DFARS 231.205-18(c)(iii)(C)(1):  corrects a hyperlink.

4.   DFARS 237.7204:  Educational Service Agreements, Schedule Provisions, paragraph 5, corrects a misspelled word.

5.   DFARS 252.212-7002:  inserts “DFARS” in two places.

6.   DFARS 252.225-7018(b)(1):  corrects a dollar threshold.

7.   DFARS 252.242-7004(d)(8) and (9):  corrects cross references.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS changes made is here.

DDEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) PGI Publication Notice 20171201

On December 1, 2017, DoD made the following changes to the DFARS PGI:

PGI Changes:


Payment Instructions (DFARS PGI Case 2018-P001)


Updates the DFARS PGI to provide payment instructions for certain contracts based on the payment clause contained in the contract.

Affected PGI section:  PGI 204.7108.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes made is here.

Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting (DFARS PGI Case 2017-P003)


Updates the DFARS PGI procedures for safeguarding covered defense information and cyber incident reporting to be consistent with the previously published DFARS case 2013-D018, Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services.

Affected PGI sections:  PGI 204.7303-1, 204.7303-2, 204.7303-3, and 204.7303-4.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes made is here.

Update of DD Form 2579 (DFARS PGI Case 2016-P021)


Updates the DFARS PGI to provide instructions for completing the DD Form 2579.

Affected PGI section:  PGI 253.219-70(c).

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes made is here.

Subcontracting Plans and Associated Reports (DFARS PGI Case 2016-P018)


Provides additional guidance to contracting officers regarding the review of small business subcontracting plans and subcontracting reports.

Affected PGI sections:  PGI 219.705, 219.705-4, and 219.705-6.

A Microsoft Word format document showing the DFARS PGI changes made is here.