DFARS CHANGE NOTICE 19990722

Final Rules

Electronic Publication of DFARS (DFARS Case 98-D024)

This final rule amends DFARS Part 201 to update guidance addressing the issuance and maintenance of the DFARS. The changes reflect the current procedures for publication of the DFARS on the World Wide Web.

Affected subparts/sections: 201.1; 201.3; Part 201 Table of Contents

Improved Accounting for Defense Contract Services (DFARS Case 98-D312)

This final rule amends DFARS Subpart 237.2 to revise the definition of "advisory and assistance services." The new definition conforms to the definition in Section 911 of the Strom Thurmond National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 (Public Law 105-261). Section 911 added provisions at 10 U.S.C. 2212 pertaining to DoD reporting of financial obligations for contract services.

Affected subpart: 237.2

Short Form Research Contract Clauses (DFARS Case 99-D014)

This final rule removes the clauses at DFARS 252.235-7004 through 252.235-7009 pertaining to short form research contracts. The clauses are obsolete, as the prescriptive guidance for short form research contracts was removed from the DFARS on December 15, 1998.

Affected subparts/sections: 252.235; Part 252 Table of Contents

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

General Property, Plant, and Equipment (DFARS Case 99-D019)

This advance notice of proposed rulemaking solicits comments on contemplated DFARS revisions that would permit collection of data needed for compliance with the reporting requirements of the Chief Financial Officer's Act (Public Law 101-576). The DFARS revisions would require contractors to furnish information on other real property, industrial plant equipment, other plant equipment, and software acquired or produced for performance of a cost-reimbursement or time-and-materials contract. The reporting requirement is limited to reportable items or systems having an acquisition cost of $100,000 or more.

SUBPART 201.1--PURPOSE, AUTHORITY, ISSUANCE

(Revised July 22, 1999)

201.104 Applicability.

The FAR and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) also apply to purchases and contracts by DoD contracting activities made in support of foreign military sales or North Atlantic Treaty Organization cooperative projects without regard to the nature or sources of funds obligated, unless otherwise specified in this regulation.

201.105 Issuance.

201.105-3 Copies.

The DFARS is available electronically via the World Wide Web at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dp/dars/dfars.html.

201.107 Certifications.

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SUBPART 201.3--AGENCY ACQUISITION REGULATIONS

(Revised July 22, 1999)

201.301 Policy.

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201.304 Agency control and compliance procedures.

Departments and agencies and their component organizations may issue acquisition regulations as necessary to implement or supplement the FAR or DFARS.

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SUBPART 237.2--ADVISORY AND ASSISTANCE SERVICES

(Revised July 22, 1999)

237.201 Definitions.

"Advisory and assistance services" means, instead of the definition at FAR 37.201, services in the following three major categories when provided by nongovernmental sources (10 U.S.C. 2212):

the efficient and effective management and operation of organizations, activities, or systems;

237.203 Policy.

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237.271 Management controls.

DoD procedures are in DoDD 4205.2, Acquiring and Managing Contracted Advisory and Assistance Services (CAAS).

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

(Revised July 22, 1999)

SUBPART 201.1--PURPOSE, AUTHORITY, ISSUANCE

201.104 Applicability.

201.105 Issuance.

201.105-3 Copies.

201.107 Certifications.

252.235-7002 Animal Welfare.

252.235-7003 Frequency Authorization.

[252.235-7004 Reserved.

252.235-7005 Reserved.

252.235-7006 Reserved.

252.235-7007 Reserved.

252.235-7008 Reserved.

252.235-7009 Reserved.]

252.235-7010 Acknowledgement of Support and Disclaimer.

252.235-7011 Final Scientific or Technical Report.

252.236-7000 Modification Proposals--Price Breakdown.