OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

3000 DEFENSE PENTAGON

WASHINGTON, DC 20301-3000

DP (DAR)

MEMORANDUM FOR DIRECTORS OF DEFENSE AGENCIES DEPUTY FOR ACQUISITION AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT,

SUBJECT: Use at Auctions, Spot Bide, or Retail Sales of Surplus Contractor Inventory by the Contractor

We have amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to lower the level of approval required for the use of auctions, spot bids, or retail sales of surplus contractor inventory, from the headquarters of the contract administration activity, to the commander of the contract administration office.

The attached final DFARS rule is effective immediately and will be published in a future Defense Acquisition Circular.

Attachment

245.7301 Policy.

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(c) The commander of the contract administration office must

approve the use of auctions, spot bids, or retail sales.