OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
3000 DEFENSE, PENTAGON
WASHINGTON, DC, 20301-3000
JAN 11, 2002
In reply refer to:
DAR Tracking Number: 2002-O0001
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)
SUBJECT: Class Deviation-Extension of Program Applying Simplified Procedures to Certain Commercial Items
Effective January 11, 2002, all military department and defense contracting activities shall deviate from the requirements of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 13.500(d) when using simplified procedures to acquire certain commercial items under $5,000,000. Contracting Officers' authority to issue solicitations under FAR 13.5 is extended to January 1, 2003.
This class deviation implements Section 823 of the FY 2002 Defense Authorization Act. The Class deviation is effective through January 01, 2003, or until the FAR is revised, whichever event occurs first.
Deidre A. Lee
Director, Defense Procurement
cc: DSMC, Ft. Belvoir