DP (DAR)

OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

3000 DEFENSE PENTAGON

WASHINGTON DC 20301-3000

July 9, 1997

In reply refer to

DAR Tracking Number: 97-00003

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

ASN(RD&A) /ABM

DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE (CONTRACTING) SAF/AQC

ASSISTANT DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (PROCUREMENT) IDIRECTOR OF CONTRACTING

DEPUTY DIRECTOR (ACQUISITION), DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

SUBJECT: Extension of Class Deviation--Reutilization Screening for Department of Defense (DOD) Special Tooling

By memorandum dated July 29, 1996, I authorized all military departments and defense agencies to deviate from the requirements in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 45.608-1(b) and 45.608-4 for DoD special tooling. I am extending the class deviation for an additional year.

Dlilitary departments and defense agencies shall continue to use only the agency screening procedures prescribed in FAR 45.608-3 for DoD special tooling. The limited screening prescribed in FAR 45.608-1(b) and 45.608-4 is not required for DoD special tooling.

FAR 45.608-1(b) and 45.608-4 require a 30-day General Services Administration (GSA) reutilization screening period following a 30-day agency screening period for excess special tooling. The Acting Administrator, GSA, has exempted DoD special tooling from the GSA reutilization screening process; but still requires the 30-day agency screening prescribed in FAR 45.608-3.

This extension of the class deviation is approved through July 31, 1998, or until the FAR is revised, whichever event occurs first.

Eleanor R. Spector Director, Defense Procurement

cc: DSMC, Ft. Belvoir