to PGI, procedures for requesting waivers of foreign source restrictions; for requesting waivers under North Atlantic Treaty Organization cooperative projects; for determining that it is necessary to award a contract for ballistic missile defense research, development, test, and evaluation to a foreign source; and for applying the Balance of Payments Program to an acquisition.
Updates the list of contract administration functions to clarify responsibilities for payment administration and verification of contractor compliance with earned value management system requirements; deletes obsolete text on mobilization production planning surveys; and relocates
to PGI, procedures for designation of contract payment offices.
Deletes unnecessary text on GSA Federal Supply Schedules; deletes text on the Defense National Stockpile and the acquisition of helium, as these issues are adequately addressed in the FAR; deletes obsolete text on the DoD Industrial Preparedness Production Planning Program; and relocates
to PGI, procedures for ordering from central nonprofit agencies, for acquisition of items under the DoD Coordinated Acquisition Program, for contracting or performing field service functions for NASA, for use of the DoD Precious Metals Recovery Program, and for use of enterprise software agreements for acquiring commercial software and related services.
Proposed change clarifies text on the use of option clauses for industrial capability production planning; deletes unnecessary text on determinations for interagency acquisitions under the Economy Act; deletes restrictive requirements relating to the use of master agreements for vessel repair; deletes obsolete procedures for acquisition of bakery and dairy products; lowers the level for approval of profit on undefinitized contract actions for which substantial performance has been completed; and relocates to PGI, guidance on the use of options and procedures for preparation of master agreements and job orders, for breakout and acquisition of spare parts, and for acquisition of work over and above contract requirements.
Proposed change deletes text that is obsolete or unnecessary; clarifies text addressing charges for special construction or assembly related to telecommunications services; clarifies the text of clauses used in basic agreements for telecommunications services; and relocates to PGI, information on acquiring telecommunications services from foreign carriers.
Proposed change updates requirements for preparation of DD Form 250, Material Inspection and Receiving Report; and relocates
to PGI, procedures for documenting contract quality assurance performed at a subcontractor's facility and for distribution and correction of DD Form 250-1, Tanker/Barge Material Inspection and Receiving Report.
Proposed change updates requirements for contracting for construction services; and relocates
to PGI, procedures for distribution and use of contractor performance reports, handling of government estimates of construction costs, use of bid schedules with additive or deductive items, and technical working agreements with foreign governments.
Proposed change deletes DFARS text on the use of competitive procedures and delegated authority to acquire utility services, as these issues are adequately addressed in the FAR; deletes obsolete text on preaward contract reviews; and relocates
to PGI, procedures and corresponding definitions related to connection charges and award of separate contracts for utility services.
Proposed change relocates
the contents of DFARS Appendix D, Component Breakout, to PGI with no substantive change.
Eliminates certain exceptions to requirements for uniform contract line item numbering, to promote standardization in contract writing, and relocates to PGI, procedures for use and numbering of contract exhibits and attachments.
Updates and consolidates text on the use of imprest funds and third-party drafts; deletes unnecessary cross-references; and relocates to PGI, guidance on the use of unilateral contract modifications and procedures for use of forms for purchases made using simplified acquisition procedures.
Deletes text that is obsolete or duplicative of FAR policy; and relocates
procedures for documenting reasons for use of other than full and open competition to PGI.
Deletes obsolete text pertaining to Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty inspections; deletes unnecessary first article testing and approval requirements; and relocates
procedures for requesting pre-award surveys and obtaining approval for product qualification requirements to PGI.
Proposed change relocates
DFARS text to the new DFARS companion resource, Procedures.
Consolidates text on reporting violations and suspected violations of certain requirements; updates a contract clause pertaining to prohibitions on persons convicted of fraud or other defense-contract-related felonies; and relocates
internal review and referral procedures to PGI.