71 FR 44926 E6-12783. Defense Acquisition Regulations System; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Contract Reporting  

  • Summary

    DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text addressing DoD requirements for reporting of contracting actions. This rule is a result of a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS.

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    DATES: Back to Top

    Effective Date: August 8, 2006.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

    Mr. Bill Sain, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD (ATL) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-0293; facsimile (703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2005-D004.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

    A. Background Back to Top

    DFARS Transformation is a major DoD initiative to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS. The objective is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the acquisition process, while allowing the acquisition workforce the flexibility to innovate. The transformed DFARS will contain only requirements of law, DoD-wide policies, delegations of FAR authorities, deviations from FAR requirements, and policies/procedures that have a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of DoD or a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. Additional information on the DFARS Transformation initiative is available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfars/transformation/index.htm.

    This final rule is a result of the DFARS Transformation initiative. The rule removes DFARS text addressing internal DoD requirements for reporting of contracting actions. These requirements have been relocated to the DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI), available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/pgi.

    This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993.

    B. Regulatory Flexibility Act Back to Top

    This rule will not have a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors, or a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of DoD. Therefore, publication for public comment is not required. However, DoD will consider comments from small entities concerning the affected DFARS subparts in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Such comments should cite DFARS Case 2005-D004.

    C. Paperwork Reduction Act Back to Top

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply, because the rule does not impose any information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.

    List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 204 and 253 Back to Top

    Government procurement.

    Michele P. Peterson,

    Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

    Therefore, 48 CFR parts 204 and 253 are amended as follows:

    1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 204 and 253 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Back to Top

    41 U.S.C. 421 and 48 CFR chapter 1.

    PART 204—ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS Back to Top

    2. Subpart 204.6 is revised to read as follows:

    Subpart 204.6—Contract Reporting Back to Top

    204.670 Contract action reporting requirements.

    Departments and agencies shall report contracting actions in accordance with the requirements at PGI 204.670.

    PART 253—FORMS Back to Top

    3. Section 253.204-70 is revised to read as follows:

    253.204-70 DD Form 350, Individual Contracting Action Report.

    Follow the instructions at PGI 253.204-70 for completion of DD Form 350.

    253.204-71 [Removed]

    4. Section 253.204-71 is removed.

    [FR Doc. E6-12783 Filed 8-7-06; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Comments Received:
0 Comments
Published:
08/08/2006
EntryType:
Rule
Action:
Final rule.
Document Number:
E6-12783
Document Citation:
71 FR 44926
Pages:
44926-44926 (1 pages)
Topics:
Government procurement
CFR: (2)
48 CFR 253.204-70
48 CFR 253.204-71