Department of Defense (DoD).
The Acting Director of Defense Procurement has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to increase, from $25 to $250, the threshold at which DoD must request clearance from Federal Prison Industries (FPI) before purchasing FPI Schedule items from sources other than FPI, when delivery is required within 10 days.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ms. Melissa Rider, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, PDUSD (AT&L) DP (DAR), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-4245; telefax (703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2000-D005.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Subpart 8.6 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requires Federal agencies to obtain clearance from FPI before purchasing FPI Schedule items from sources other than FPI. FAR 8.606(e) provides an exception to the clearance requirement for orders of Schedule items totaling $25 or less that require delivery within 10 days. On January 24, 2000, FPI granted DoD further exception to the clearance requirement for orders totaling $250 or less that require delivery within 10 days. This final rule amends the DFARS to reflect the $250 threshold for DoD.
This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993.
B. Regulatory Flexibility Act
This final rule does not constitute a significant revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501 and Public Law 98-577 and publication for public comment is not required. However, DoD will consider comments from small entities concerning the affected DFARS subpart in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Such comments should cite DFARS Case 2000-D005.
C. Paperwork Reduction Act
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.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 208End List of Subjects Start Signature
Michele P. Peterson,
Executive Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council.
Therefore,End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part Start Part
PART 208—REQUIRED SOURCES OF SUPPLIES AND SERVICESEnd Part Start Amendment Part
2. Subpart 208.6 is added to read as follows:End Amendment Part
(e) DoD activities do not need an FPI clearance for orders of listed items totaling $250 or less than require delivery within 10 days.
[FR Doc. 00-6166 Filed 3-15-00; 8:45 am]
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