OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
3000 DEFENSE, PENTAGON
WASHINGTON, DC, 20301-3000
February 16, 2000
ACQUISTION AND TECHNOLOGY
In reply refer to:
DAR Tracking Number: 2000O0002
MEMORANDUM FOR DIRECT'ORS OF DEFEENSE AGENCIES
DEPUTY FOR ACQUISITION AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT,ASN (RD&A) /ABM
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE (CONTRACTING) SAF/AQC
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (PROCUREMENT)
COMMANDER, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT COMMAND, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
SUBJECT: Claus Deviation--General Services Administration (GSA)
Utilization Screening for Department of Defense (DOD) Property; Scrap
Effective immediately, all DoD contracting activities shall deviate from the requirements identified in Table 45-1 at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 45.608-1(b) and from the requirements of 45.608-4 regarding limited screening of scrap items.
In January 1997, GSA amended Title 41, Chapter 101, of the Code of Federal Regulations, by adding Appendix H-29, that, in part, exempts scrap, except aircraft in scrap condition, from the GSA utilization screening processing. GSA extended this exemption until July 31, 2000. Therefore, DoD contracting activities shall not
implement the limited screening requirements identified in Table 45-1 and FAR 45.608-4 for scrap items, except aircraft in scrap condition.
This class deviation is effective until July 31, 2000, or until the PAR is revised, whichever event occurs first.
R.D. Xerrins, Jr.
Acting Director, Defense Procurement