OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
3000 DEFENSE PENTAGON
WASHINGTON, DC 20301-3000
June 25, 1998
In reply refer to
DAR Tracking Number: 98-00008
MEMORANDUM FOR DIRECTORS OF DEFENSE AGENCIES
DEPUTY FOR ACQUISITION AND BUSINESS MANAGMEMENT,
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE (CONTRACTING), SAF/AQC
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (PROCURENENT) DEPUTY DIRECTOR (ACQUISITION), DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
SUBJECT: Extension of Class Deviation-Reutilization Screening for Department of Defense (DoD) Special Tooling
By memorandum dated July 9, 1997, 1 extended the class deviation that 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.
Military 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, 1999, or until the FAR is revised, whichever event occurs first.
Eleanor R. Spector
Director, Defense Procurement
cc: DSMC, Ft. Belvoir